Maryland Bar Bulletin
Publications : Bar Bulletin : May 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.


  • May 22, 2013. The Anatomy of a Divorce and Custody Trial. Baltimore, MD. 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Register now.
  • May 29, 2013. 2013 Advanced Estate Planning Institute. 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]


  • May 21, 2013. Employment Law Basics. Baltimore, MD.
  • May 29, 2013. 2013 Land Use Institute. Rockville, MD.
  • May 30, 2013. Employment Law Basics. Rockville, MD.
  • June 3, 2013. 2013 Land Use Institute. Baltimore, MD.
  • June 11, 2013. Hot Tips in Workers’ Compensation. Rockville, MD.
  • June 18, 2013. Hot Tips in Workers’ Compensation. Baltimore, MD.
  • June 20, 2013. Should I Stay or Should I Go? An Overview of the New Provisional Form I-601A Waiver and the Traditional Form I-601 Waiver. Rockville, MD.
  • June 24, 2013. Should I Stay or Should I Go? An Overview of the New Provisional Form I-601A Waiver and the Traditional Form I-601 Waiver. Baltimore, MD.


  • Hot Tips/Topics in Family Law 2012.
  • Maryland Construction Law.
  • Accounting Principles for Lawyers: Non-Public Companies and Trusts.
  • Being the Trustee: Understanding the Rights and Responsibilities.
  • Analyzing Financial Reports for Public Companies: What Every Lawyer Should Know.
  • 2012 Business Law Institute (Ballroom Session).
  • 2012 Business Law Institute (Breakout Session).
  • 2012 Advanced Estate Planning Institute.
  • Hot Tips in Workers’ Compensation 2012.
  • Practical Approaches to Guardianship in Maryland.
  • Collecting Debts: From Pre-Suit to Judgment Enforcement.
  • Hot Topics in Elder Law.
  • 2012 Family Practice Update.
  • Essential Escrow Account Management Skills for Lawyers.
  • 2012 Criminal Law Update.
  • 2012 Advanced Real Property Institute.
  • Asset Management and Medical Decision Making.
  • The Changing Landscape of Creditor Rights.
  • Effective Mediation of Commercial Insurance and Other Multi-Issue Disputes.
  • Sessions taken from Essentials of Maryland Practice Seminar:
  • Traffic Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Collection of Contract Debts
  • Adoption, Guardianship & Change of Name
  • Estate Administration
  • Preparation & Trial of Tort Claims
  • Family Law
  • Business Organizations
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Criminal Law
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Elder Law
  • Will Drafting & Estate Planning
  • Law Office Economics, Management & Fees

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

Publication Updates

The brand-new Pleading Causes of Action in Maryland, Fifth Edition is available and now shipping! 

Authored by Paul Mark Sandler and James K. Archibald, Pleading Causes – the essential guide for Maryland litigators – is the starting point for drafting virtually all pleadings in Maryland. The sample pleadings can be easily adapted to the reader’s specific cases and researching any claim is made easy and quick by Sandler and Archibald’s practical organization of each chapter and section.

The authoritative commentary explaining the elements of the claim and the issues to be considered appears in the text immediately after each sample pleading, so all of the authors’ analysis and advice is right there to help the reader develop an acute awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of a case in order to start on the preparation of an initial pleading.

This Fifth Edition is even more comprehensive in scope, but retains its concise individual treatment of more than 130 causes of action – including citations to over 2,600 cases, 380 sections of the Maryland Code Annotated, and 200 provisions of the Maryland Rules, all meticulously catalogued in the Table of Authorities and Table of Cases and carefully referenced to the elements of each sample pleading.

This brings the book up to date through December 31, 2012. It also incorporates the first supplement to the Fourth Edition. That supplement, which was published in April 2010, updated the Fourth Edition by adding pertinent cases issued between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009 by the Court of Appeals of Maryland, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland, and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. The supplement also added new causes of action and model complaints for shareholder suits, actions under the Protection of Homeowners in Foreclosure Act, and actions under the Maryland Credit Services Business Act.

This Fifth Edition integrates the previous supplement into the text, and picks up where the supplement left off with respect to cases and other authorities. It thus includes opinions issued from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2012. It also includes updated references to treatises and other reference sources on Maryland law and pleading. One area of extensive revision is Section 6.19, which discusses foreclosure proceedings. Reacting to an avalanche of foreclosure filings, and widespread abuses in foreclosure actions, the Maryland Legislature in 2008 and 2009 revamped the procedure for foreclosing on residential properties. For example, before filing a foreclosure action a party must now serve certain notices on the owner. In addition, the owner now has the chance to request foreclosure mediation. As the Legislature is likely to continue revising its foreclosure laws in 2013, practitioners are well-advised to consult the latest statutory enactments, along with amendments to the Code of Maryland Regulations and Title 14 of the Maryland Rules.

Sandler and Archibald’s Fifth Edition is simply an indispensable addition to every Maryland litigator’s library. This essential resource features chapters on:

  • Fundamental Concepts and Mechanics
  • Contracts
  • Torts
  • Unfair Competition
  • Wills, Estates, Guardianships
  • Real Property
  • Injunctions, Mandamus, and Declaratory Judgments
  • Accounting, Receivership, Fraudulent Conveyance, Lender Liability, and Constructive Trusts
  • Class Actions and Derivative Actions
  • Family Law
  • State Antitrust and Securities Violations
  • Consumer Protection Actions
  • District Court Actions
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Other Causes of Action or Claims for Relief

Order your copy today from CLE’s online catalog at

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