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Publications : Bar Bulletin : August 2013


Keep an eye on the MSBA website for all upcoming live programs. If you cannot attend the live program, many are being webcast concurrent with the live program, and 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. See below for details.

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.


  • August 23, 2013. 2013 Family Practice. Columbia, MD. Registration is open.*
  • September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2013. 2013 Workers’ Compensation Evening Series. Columbia, MD. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Registration is open.
  • October 2, 2013. 2013 Advanced Real Property Institute. Columbia, MD. 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Registration opening soon. 
  • October 9, 2013. Estates and Trusts CLE Program. 9:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Registration opening soon. 
  • October 28 to November 1, 2013. 40 Hour Basic Mediation Training. Ellicott City, MD. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration is open.
  • November 14, 2013. 2013 Recent Developments in Estate Administration. Columbia, MD. 9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Registration opening soon. 

[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  by calling 410-837-9379; 800-396-1274; emailing Kiah Elmore at; or visiting]


  • August 20, 2013. Hot Topics in Elder Law. Baltimore, MD.
  • September 24, 2013. Ethics and Risk Considerations for Maryland Attorneys. Rockville, MD.
  • September 26, 2013. Ethics and Risk Considerations for Maryland Attorneys. Baltimore, MD.
  • October 1, 2013. 2013 Family Practice Update. Rockville, MD.
  • October 3, 2013. 2013 Family Practice Update. Baltimore, MD.


  • August 23, 2013. 2013 Family Practice Update.


  • The Changing Landscape of Creditor Rights
  • Effective Mediation of Commercial Insurance and Other Multi-Issue Disputes
  • Maryland Construction Law Institute 2013: Building the Foundation
  • New Maryland Lawyer 7.0
  • Employment Law Basics
  • Hot Tips in Workers’ Compensation
  • Nuts and Bolts of Medicaid
  • The Divorce Trial – Inside and Out
  • 2013 Advanced Estate Planning Institute
  • Asset Protection: Planning for the At-Risk Client from the Estate Planner’s Perspective

Visit to register for events and to purchase the on-demand seminars.

Publication Updates

Prepared by the MSBA Standing Civil Subcommittee on Maryland Pattern Jury Instructions, Maryland Civil Pattern Jury Instructions, Fourth Edition is Maryland’s most authoritative source of impartial, accurate statements of the law in language understandable and familiar to jurors. The book pairs jury instructions with Comments and Notes on Use that provide comprehensive references to relevant case law, making it an essential reference for Maryland lawyers and judges. The Fourth Edition was last updated in 2009, and the Committee has now completed its most substantial revision of the Fourth Edition to date. The 2013 Supplement introduces 32 brand new Instructions, and incorporates major revisions to 35 existing Instructions. The explanatory Comments for 74 of the existing Instructions include new or revised material, with over 150 new case references and over 50 new statutory references. The 2013 Supplement brings each chapter up to date with several years of developments in each area of law.

Highlights of the 2013 Supplement

The Committee extensively revised Chapter 1’s General Instructions to address the challenges of managing jurors today. Other new additions from this chapter relate to evidence, stipulations, depositions, and judicial notice. All Instructions on Products Liability in Chapter 26 have been rewritten for better clarity and accuracy. Chapter 30 on Workers’ Compensation has been expanded from 10 Instructions to 33 Instructions, which now explain in further detail the nature of different injuries, employment relationships, disability classifications, and available remedies. Other new additions include Instructions for affirmative defenses in strict liability tort actions and for conditional privilege in defamation actions. The Tables of Statutes, Cases, and Index have also been updated and replaced. The new 2013 Supplement also includes 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.

Chapters include: General Instructions; Adverse Possession; Agency; Animals; Antitrust; Bailment; Business Torts; Common Carriers; Contracts; Damages – Generally; Deceit; Defamation; Eminent Domain; Insurance; Intentional Interference – Person; Intentional Interference – Property; Misuse of Legal Procedure; Motor Vehicles; Negligence – General Concepts; Nuisance; Parent-Child Relations; Pedestrians; Premises Liability; Privacy; Products Liability; Professional Liability; Will Contests; and Workers’ Compensation.

Important Note

Not sure whether the 2013 Supplement is all you’ll need to update your volume? The most recent edition is the 4th Edition with the 2009 Supplement. The 2013 supplement is not a cumulative supplement.

If your book does not include the 2007, 2008, and 2009 supplements, then you will need a new volume which includes all supplements through 2013. The MSBA has a limited quantity of 2008 and 2009 supplements on hand, but these will go fast (call for availability). Still not sure what you’ll need to update your volume? Please contact the MSBA’s CLE Publication Department at (410) 685-7878 ext. 3055 or 3056, and we will be happy to assist you to bring your volume up to date.

Order your copy today from CLE’s online catalog at

Gray Sidebar:  Celebrate Pro Bono: On Thursday, October 10, 2013, Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service and University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law will honor volunteer attorneys, law students, and donors who have made noteworthy contributions to the delivery of pro bono legal services at their annual "Celebrate Pro Bono" event. Guests will enjoy a catered buffet, open beer and wine bar, networking with peers, a brief awards ceremony and remarks from a distinguished key-note speaker. The event will take place from 6pm-8pm at historic Westminster Hall in Baltimore. 

Celebrate Pro Bono is free for attendees, but advanced registration is required. Visit or contact Stephanie Austin at 443 451-4065 or to register. 

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