Maryland Bar Bulletin
Publications : Bar Bulletin : January 2014


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.


  • January 23 and 30, 2014. Preparation and Trial of a Personal Injury Case. Columbia, MD. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration opening soon.
  • January 28, 2014. Will Drafting in Maryland. Baltimore, MD. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration is open.
  • February 7, 2014. Hot Tips in Family Law. Annapolis, MD. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration opening soon.
  • March 12, 2014. 2014 Advanced Bankruptcy Institute. Columbia, MD. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration opening soon.


  • January 16, 2014. The Impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Elder Law Practice. Baltimore, MD.
  • January 21, 2014. The Impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Elder Law Practice. Rockville, MD.
  • February 20, 2014. Advocacy for Veterans: Aid and Attendance Benefits. Baltimore, MD.
  • February 9, 2014. Advocacy for Veterans: Aid and Attendance Benefits. Rockville, MD.


  • The Changing Landscape of Creditor Rights
  • Effective Mediation of Commercial Insurance and Other Multi-Issue Disputes
  • Maryland Construction Law Institute 2014: Building the Foundation
  • New Maryland Lawyer 7.0
  • Employment Law Basics
  • Hot Tips in Workers’ Compensation
  • 2014 Nuts and Bolts of Medicaid
  • The Divorce Trial – Inside and Out
  • 2014 Advanced Estate Planning Institute
  • Asset Protection: Planning for the At-Risk Client from the Estate Planner’s Perspective
  • 2014 Hot Topics in Elder Law
  • Ethics and Risk Considerations for Maryland Attorneys
  • 2014 Family Practice Update
  • Intellectual Property for the Maryland Business and Litigation Lawyer
  • Dealing with Digital Assets and Planning for Maryland Clients with Moderately Sized ($2MM-$10MM) Estates in 2014
  • Fundamentals of Retirement/Pension Orders
  • 2014 Criminal Law Update
  • Recent Developments in Estate Administration
  • The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Elder Law Practice

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

Publication Updates

  • 2013 Supplement to Maryland Criminal Pattern Jury Instructions, 2nd Edition (Published December 2013). Prepared by the Criminal Subcommittee of the MSBA Standing Committee on Pattern Jury Instructions, the new 2013 Supplement significantly expands the pattern instructions and brings the Second Edition fully up to date with current developments in statutory and case law. The 2013 Supplement includes four revised instructions, seven brand new instructions, updated and expanded comments and notes on use, and replacements for the table of contents, instructions table, table of cases, table of authorities, and index. The supplement is also accompanied by an Instructions CD, which contains the text of all instructions in rich text format, fully compatible with Microsoft Word and WordPerfect, to save you valuable time.
  • Will Drafting in Maryland, 2013 Revised Edition (Published December 2013). This publication focuses on the planning and drafting considerations that are common to all wills regardless of size. Will Drafting in Maryland will assist you in determining what your clients want and how to implement those desires.  It also covers necessary clauses, preferred language, and how to anticipate and avoid probate problems. Revised and updated for the first time since November 2009, this new 2013 Revised Edition includes an estate planning questionnaire, a sample will, and a sample “contingent trusts for minors” will.
  • 2013 Cumulative Supplement to Gibber on Estate Administration, 5th Edition (Published November 2013). The revised text reflects new rates and statutory amounts for 2013, and it includes new samples for all official forms throughout the volume, replacing over 50 outdated forms. New material clarifies current law on issues including: the expanded definition of allowable funeral expenses, jurisdictional requirements for small estates, expansion of modified administration, recognition of same-sex marriages and domestic partnerships, proceeds from foreign property, after-discovered assets, qualified agricultural property, distribution of multiple-party accounts, posthumous conception, children born after divorce, disqualified persons under the slayer’s rule, handling of confidential personal identifier information, and estates of practicing attorneys.
  • Maryland Taxes, 5th Edition (an electronic publication). For more than three decades, Maryland Taxes has served as a definitive source of guidance on the Maryland tax system. The purpose of this publication is to explain the various taxes confronted most often by individuals and businesses. This authoritative text guides the reader through the maze of Maryland taxes, by providing both a general explanation and an in-depth analysis of each of those taxes. Written not just for tax attorneys, the book is easily accessible and can be used by lawyers who are not tax attorneys, accountants, businesspeople, and anyone else with a need to understand Maryland’s tax law.

To order a copy of the publication, please visit the MSBA’s CLE online catalog at

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