Have You Visited MSBA.org Lately?
Visit the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) to access these valuable
benefits available only to members of the MSBA.
|| Electronic Bar Briefs (EBB). This is
an e-mail service that delivers short synopses of each Court of Appeals
and Court of Special Appeals decision in a given practice area. The staff
at The Daily Record receives each court opinion the day it is issued,
generates a short description of the case and the holding, and then the
synopsis is broadcast directly to your e-mail box.
|| Ethics Opinions. The MSBA Ethics Committee
issues written opinions on the proper interpretation of the Rules of Professional
Conduct. You can search these using the ethics search engine or by browsing
opinions by year. There is also an Ethics Index available. All Ethics Opinions
from 1966 on are available online at www.msba.org/?ethics.
The Ethics Committee also provides advice on the interpretation and application
of the Rules through the Ethics Hotline. The contact persons for the Hotline
change each month; Hotline representatives can be found in the Bar Bulletin,
MSBA's monthly newsletter, or online at www.msba.org/?hotline.
|| Mentoring Program. The Mentoring Program
provides a resource for attorneys to seek and receive counseling, guidance,
and a learning relationship. The less-experienced attorney can seek guidance
in general areas and discuss one or more of the following areas: practical
practice and law office management-related issues; issues involving such
matters as personnel, escrow or other accounts; substantive areas of the
law and related procedural issues; appropriate and professional conduct
and how to deal with inappropriate conduct; the importance and means of
being involved in Bar and community activities and in developing a support
network for an attorney's practice.
The Maryland Bar Journal is MSBA's showcase publication. It is
a bimonthly, four-color magazine, averaging 64 pages per issue. The Journal keeps
members abreast of legal trends, informed about updates and changes in the
law. Most issues contain seven to eight feature stories addressing various
aspects of the Journal theme. The Journal is designed in an attractive,
easy-to-read format and is written by volunteer attorneys; it also carries
professional advertising. You can view the table of contents for the current
and past issues of the Journal online at www.msba.org/?mbj.
The Bar Bulletin is MSBA's monthly newsletter, published on the 15th
of each month. This publication features timely news on legal trends and issues,
legislative and judicial updates, and MSBA positions on key legal issues. It
also carries news on MSBA activities, events and programs, public service and
pro bono projects, as well as its individual members. Section and Committee
activities are also highlighted as well as a calendar of events. You can read
all Bar Bulletin articles online at www.msba.org/?bulletin.
Do We Have Your E-mail Address?
If you provide us with your e-mail address, you can receive the MSBA
Bar Brief, the MSBA's monthly e-mail newsletter, as well as MSBA Events,
which contains all of the upcoming events happening at the MSBA and your local
and specialty bar associations. Send your e-mail address to the MSBA Membership
today. (We do not sell or share your email address with any outside company.)
Sections and Committees
The 23 MSBA Sections can keep you informed of legislative issues and new
developments in your field. In addition to networking and mentoring opportunities,
Sections offer timely publications, services and, most importantly, a collective
voice to improve the practice of law for you and your clients. If you want
to join one of the MSBA Sections, you can join online by visiting www.msba.org/?join.
Or if you are already a member you can visit your section's webpage to read
newsletters, articles, event notices and minutes of meetings.
You can also visit the MSBA website to see information on the MSBA's Special
and Standing Committees, including the new Animal Law Committee.
If you are member of an MSBA Section or Committee and would like to join
in continuing dialogues, topical discussions between your colleagues and keep
informed of upcoming events, subscribe to an MSBA Email List. The MSBA has a
different Email List for each Section and Committee, as well as many subcommittees
and local and specialty bar associations.
A Email List is a discussion group that takes place via e-mail using a mailing
list of subscribers. Create your e-mail message just like you normally would
and send it to the Email List e-mail address. The Email List will then send it
to everyone who subscribes to that Email List. For a complete list of available
Email Lists, visit www.msba.org/?lists.
Looking for a legal-service provider to give you a hand? Visit the MSBA
Legal Vendor e-MALL and search the different categories to find the company
you need. Categories include business valuations, court reporters, litigation
support, private investigators, process servers, video conferencing and more.
With the MSBA online directory you can search for other members of the
MSBA by practice area, section, county and law firm. The directory includes
MSBA associate members.
Need to change your information in the directory? It's easy. Either log into
the Member Update Center at www.msba.org/?update or
contact our membership department at (410) 685- 7878 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Many areas of the MSBA website are only available to MSBA members. These
include Section member-only content such as newsletters as well as MSBA member-only
areas like the MSBA Ethics Opinions.
If you haven't logged into the site, you will need to activate your account.
All you need is your MSBA Account Number, located on your most recent invoice.
After you enter your Account Number, a password will be created and e-mailed
to the e-mail address on file with our membership department. If you have not
given us your e-mail address, contact our membership department at (410) 685-7878
The password you are given can be changed in the Member Update Center www.msba.org/?update.