MCBA Monthly Meeting The general membership meeting will be
held on Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 5:30 p.m. at the Legal Aid Bureau,
Second Floor. Congressional staffers from Sen. Barbara Mikulski’s Office
will bring greetings and discuss topics of interest to MCBA. Remember to
pay your $50.00 annual dues.
MCBA Happy Hour & Membership Drive The next MCBA Happy Hour &
Membership Drive will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2003. Time and place
to be determined. The event will recognize Judge Marcella A. Holland’s
appointment as Administrative Judge, Circuit Court for Baltimore City. Happy
hour drink specials and food for your enjoyment!
MCBA Thanksgiving Food Drive Help us feed families during
Thanksgiving. Please bring your food donations (non-perishable) to the Legal
Aid Bureau, 500 East Lexington Street, and place them in the donation box on
the first floor near the reception desk. Donations will be accepted between
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. from November 10th thru November 24th.
MCBA Holiday Gala Mark your calendars for Friday, December 12,
2003 for the Annual MCBA Holiday Gala. The Gala will be held at the Pimlico
Club House, Hall of Fame Room, 5201 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, MD
21215, from 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Tickets are $60.00 in advance and $65.00
at the door. There will be dancing, all-night buffet, premium open bar, and
silent auction for your enjoyment.
MCBA Christmas Gift Drive Help us provide families with gifts
during Christmas. Please bring your gifts to the Legal Aid Bureau, 500 East
Lexington Street, and place them in the donation box on the first floor near
the reception desk. Donations will be accepted between 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
from December 1st thru December 22nd.
J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, Inc. The Nineteenth
Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2003
at Martin’s Crosswinds from 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Admission is $55.00 per
person. Contact William A. Snoddy (301) 952-4874 for more details.
Maryland’s First Black Lawyers On Thursday, November 6, 2003,
the Enoch Pratt Free Library will officially open the African American
Reading Room at the new annex to the Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street.
Prof. Larry Gibson's exhibit "Maryland's First Black Lawyers: 1877-1977"
will be on display. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, November
6, 2003, at 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. For more information, call (410) 396-5494.
WLC Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony The Women’s Law Center of
Maryland, Inc. is having its Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony on Wednesday,
November 12, 2003, at 5:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. Our very
own Judge Marcella A. Holland is the recipient of the Rosalyn B. Bell Award
for her outstanding contribution to the field of family law. For more
details, see attachments below, or call (410) 321-8761.
5th Annual Solo & Small Firm Conference The Maryland State Bar
Association & MICPEL are hosting the annual Solo and Small Firm Conference
at the Sheraton Inn, Columbia. MD from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Saturday,
November 15, 2003. For more details, go to
www.msba.org or contact Pat Yevics at MSBA Headquarters (410) 685-7878,
Views from the Family Law Bench: Best Practices in Baltimore County
The Judges of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County & Maryland Volunteer
Lawyers Service (MVLS) will host this event on Tuesday, November 18, 2003
from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., at the County Courts Building, Court Room 12.
For more details, see attachments below, or contact Juli Paxton (410)
539-6800 x249, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
50th ANNIVERSARY OF BROWN
v. BOARD OF EDUCATION
(A Year-Long Celebration)
November 15, 2003 – “Brown’s Historical and Cultural Impact”.
Professor F. Michael Higginbotham, University of Baltimore School of Law,
will be the speaker. The event will be held at Univ. of Baltimore Moot Court
Room, at 5:30 p.m. For more details, go to
http://law.ubalt.edu or contact Elizabeth Rhodes at (410) 837-4595.
November 20, 2003 – “Maryland and The Road to Brown I”
Professors Larry Gibson & Sherrilyn Ifill, University of Maryland School of
Law, will conduct a panel discussion, along with a lecture by the Hon.
Robert L. Carter. The event will be held at the Univ. of Maryland School of
Law, Ceremonial Court Room from 3:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. For more details, go
http://www.law.umaryland.edu/conferences.asp or contact LuAnn Marshall
at (410) 706-4128.
Congratulations to Judge Emanuel Brown and Sylvester Cox on their
nominations to fill vacancies on the Circuit Court for Baltimore City. See
COMMITTEES & APPOINTMENTS
|Historical: Sheila Tahir, Chair
||Young Lawyers: Kenneth June, Chair
|Annual Holiday Gala: Angela Shelton, Chair
||Constitution & By-Laws: Bob Gates, Chair
|Membership: Dwayne Brown, Chair
||Judicial Nominations: Kendra Ausby, Chair
|Employment & Scholarships: Ayrika Smallwood
MICPEL Board of Trustees: Sandra Holmes
Univ. of Baltimore Liaison: Cylia Lowe (Attorney Rep.)
Univ. of Maryland Liaison: Arrilla Harry-Bess (Student Rep.)
Parliamentarian: Bob Gates
AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY EVENTS
The State of African American Males This event will be held
at the Library of Congress, Madison Building, Montpelier Room, Friday,
November 14th from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., and Saturday, November 15th from
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Rayburn House Office Building.
5th Annual Youth & College Leadership Summit This event
will be held at the Baltimore Convention Center, from Friday, November 21st
– Sunday, November 23rd. For more details go to
www.nllc.org/ys2003 or call (410)
|**November 13, 2003
||December 4, 2003
||January 8, 2004
|February 5, 2004
||March 4, 2004
||April 1, 2004
|May 6, 2004
||June 3, 2004
||July 1, 2004
|August 5, 2004
||September 2, 2004
||*October 7, 2004
Mark your calendars accordingly. MCBA General Membership Meetings are
held the first Thursday of the month at the Legal Aid Bureau, 500 East
Lexington Street, Second Floor, Main Conference Room. The meetings will
start promptly at 5:30 p.m.
* Annual Meeting
** Conflict – meeting moved to 2nd Thursday of the month
MCBA MEMBER OF THE
Congratulations to Sandra Holmes as the October 2003 MCBA’s Member of
the Month. Sandra has given the MCBA countless hours of volunteer
services both as a member and officer. She now serves MCBA as its Immediate
Past President, in addition to serving on the MCB Foundation and the MICPEL
Board of Trustees as MCBA’s representative. Without question, Sandra
continues to demonstrate a sincere commitment to MCBA. Keep up the good
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