Maryland Bar Bulletin
Publications : Bar Bulletin : May 2012


Keep an eye on the MSBA website for upcoming 2012 live programs. Registration is open for programs such as the Advanced Estate Planning Institute, Hot Tips in Worker’s Compensation, and Practical Approaches to Guardianship in Maryland. If you cannot attend the live program you can find these programs available online, on demand approximately four weeks after the live program in addition to video replays available in Montgomery County and Baltimore City. All video replays and online programming carry CLE credit just like the live programs.

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.

For more information and to register, go to


MAY 18, 2012. Practical Approaches to Guardianships. Columbia, MD. 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Webcast concurrent with the live program. Register now. 

July 11, 2012. Hot Topics in Elder Law. Columbia, MD. 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Webcast concurrent with the live program. Registration opening soon.

August 28, 2012. Proper Management of Your Trust Account. Columbia, MD. 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Webcast concurrent with the live program. Registration opening soon.

Upcoming webcasts of recent MSBA CLE seminars:

May 17, 2011. Maryland Construction Law. Baltimore, MD.9:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Register online at

And newly available online, on-demand seminars include Hot Tips/Topics in Family Law 2012, Being the Trustee: Understanding the Rights and Responsibilities, and Accounting and Finance Boot Camp for Lawyers. Visit to purchase these programs.


Prepared by the MSBA Standing Criminal Sub-Committee on Maryland Pattern Jury Instructions, Maryland Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions, Second Edition contains more than 180 jury instructions accompanied by comprehensive comments explaining the appropriate constitutional, statutory, court rule, and case authority supporting the instruction. The instructions are impartial, accurate statements of the law, understandable by the average juror.

In addition to instructions on specific criminal offenses, the book includes: introductory and cautionary instructions; general instructions; evidentiary instructions; and instructions as to defenses, parties, and verdict sheets.

The book further serves as an excellent primer on evidence, burden of proof, and the elements of criminal offenses. The book is also made easy to use with a comprehensive table of authorities, table of cases, and index.

What’s New in the Second Edition?

The committee has made major revisions to the new Second Edition with substantial changes to nearly 80 percent of the instructions. The notes on use and commentary also include substantial changes. The more than 180 jury instructions include over 16 new instructions as well as over 20 renamed instructions. The new Second Edition will also include a CD with all the instructions formatted in rich text format (fully compatible with WordPerfect® or Microsoft Word® format), saving you hours of time! The instructions are up to date, providing an invaluable aid to the busy practitioner!

Order your copy from MSBA’s CLE Department online catalog at

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