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Publications : Bar Bulletin : September 2011


The 2011 CLE program calendar is robust and continues to expand as you can see with a variety of live programs, including a revival of our 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training, webcasts, video replays and online offerings.  Go to our website at and click on the blue online CLE catalog button for details on each live upcoming course, webcast, downloadable program or video replay, and to register. If you missed any of our mostly sold out 2011 programs through July, they can now be purchased for viewing online, including “Recent Developments in Estate Administration with Allan Gibber”, “The New Maryland Power of Attorney Law and its Impact on Estate and Trust, Elder, Business, and Real Estate Practitioners”, “2011 Advanced Bankruptcy Institute”, “Handling the Drinking and Driving Case in Maryland” and “Representing Children in Juvenile Court”.  Thank you again for your continued support and, of course, thank you to our fine volunteer faculty that make the exceptional CLE programs offered by this office possible.


  • SEPTEMBER 19-23, 2011. 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training. Baltimore, MD. Register online
  • OCTOBER 4, 2011. Advanced Real Property Institute. Columbia, MD. Register online
  • OCTOBER 10, 2011. The Presentation and Cross-Examination of an Expert Witness in a Circuit Court Jury Trial. Baltimore, MD. Register online
  • OCTOBER 12, 2011. Employment Law Institute.*   Columbia, MD. Register online
  • TUESDAYS,OCTOBER 18 AND 25; NOVEMBER 1, 8, 15 AND 22, 2011. 2011 Workers’ Compensation Evening Series.  Columbia, MD.Register online
  • NOVEMBER 4, 2011. Fiduciary Litigation in Maryland: An Overview for Planning and Litigation Practitioners.* Columbia, MD. Registration opening soon.
  • NOVEMBER 7-11, 2011. Advanced Tax Institute. Woodlawn, MD.  Register online
  • NOVEMBER 11, 2011. 2011 Criminal Law Update.* Columbia, MD. Registration opening soon for live program and live webcast.

[* To receive a free or discounted slot for the programs marked (*), volunteers and staff lawyers should register through the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland (PBRC) by calling 410-837-9379; 800-396-1274; emailing Kiah Elmore at; or visiting]

Upcoming webcasts of recent MSBA CLE seminars:

  • SEPTEMBER 27, 2011. 2011 Hot Topics in Elder Law. 9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Register online
  • OCTOBER 25, 2011. 2011 Family Practice Update. 9:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Register online


The MSBA CLE Publications Department is pleased to announce the availability of the following new publications:

Maryland Family Law Forms w/CD — A one of a kind resource, this special collection of family law forms include selected forms taken from five popular MSBA family law publications. Maryland Family Law Forms has over 800 pages of more than 300 forms covering divorce and separation, qualified domestic relations orders (QDROS), protective orders, adoptions, guardianships, and much, much more. Created by attorney-authors for use in their practices, these family law forms are intended to be examples of the proper format and style of the most commonly used family law forms. Purchase for one low price this special collection of the MSBA`s family law practice forms. The forms are included in electronic format on a free CD that accompanies the book. You are going to appreciate how much time you save by using the MSBA’s Family Law Forms.

Workers’ Compensation Manual, 15th Edition — You’ll find all of the relevant new case law, statutes and regulations, including the latest developments in this NEW 15th Edition. The authors, Theodore B. Cornblatt, Esq., Robert C. Erlandson, Esq., David E. Fink, Esq., Richard T. LaFata, Esq., H. George Meredith, Jr., Esq., and Bernard J. Sevel, Esq. have included updated WCC notices, compensation rates, annual adjustments, all of the new forms from the WCC, and much more.

The NEW 2011 Revised Edition of Civil Pre-Trial Practice brings this essential practice guide up to the minute for 2011. The author, Neil J. Dilloff, focuses on the “nuts and bolts” for handling a lawsuit in the Circuit Court. Written for relatively new civil litigators, this book will help improve your skills as a litigator. Tactics and strategies for pre-trial practice are presented in a well-organized, direct manner with forms every practitioner can use. The previous 2009 Edition has been updated with an expanded section on Privilege and Document Production, new practice tips, updated case law and statutes, and includes a table of authorities and table of cases. This publication also includes a bonus forms CD of 13 forms included in the book.

2011 Supplement to Appellate Practice for the Maryland Lawyer: State and Federal, Third Edition — Edited by Paul Mark Sandler and Andrew D. Levy, the 2011 Supplement provides new rules and new analyses of cases that have been decided since the Third Edition was published in 2007. This book is a reference for attorneys handling appeals in Maryland’s appellate courts and in the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

2011 Supplement to Gibber on Estate Administration, Fifth Edition — Allan J. Gibber has revised, expanded, annotated and updated this popular publication for 2011. The 2011 Supplement includes new procedures and forms, discusses payment of fees and commissions on final guardianship account, inheritance tax exemptions for surviving spouse of deceased child and deferral for qualifying agricultural property, new procedures for guardianships before the Orphans’ Court, and more.

These new updates will not automatically ship to you. Please order your copy of each update from the MSBA’s CLE Department’s online catalog at


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