The Maryland State Bar Association Courthouse Identification Badge is available to any attorney who has been admitted to practice law in this state, who is currently a member of the bar in good standing, and who is currently certified by the Court of Appeals as an active practitioner.
Debra G. Schubert was installed as the 121st President of the Maryland State Bar Association on June 14, 2014, during the MSBA Annual Meeting in Ocean City, Maryland. Schubert will lead the nearly 24,000-member voluntary Association for the next 12 months, joined by the Honorable Pamila J. Brown, District Court for Howard County, as President-Elect; Harry C. Storm, a Principal in the Bethesda law firm of Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd., as Secretary ; and Treasurer Sara H. Arthur, founding partner of the Annapolis-based Arthur Law Group, LLC
The MSBA Young Lawyers Section, in conjunction with the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and the University of Baltimore School of Law, co-hosted a Law School Networking Night on Thursday, February 27, 2014, at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Herein are video highlights of the event, which drew approximately 150 attendees.
MSBA’s web series continues with its December installment on Washington, D.C. attorney Jack Olender. Olender joined the bar in 1966, and MSBA Immediate Past President John P. Kudel asks him to reflect on his legal practice.
MSBA’s Maryland Legal Lions continues with its November installment on MSBA Past President Seymour B. Stern. Stern joined the bar in 1963, and MSBA Immediate Past President John P. Kudel asks him to reflect on his legal practice.
MSBA’s Legal Lions web series continues with its August installment on Hon. Andrew L. Sonner (Ret.). Sonner retired from the bench in 2004, and MSBA Past President John P. Kudel asks him to reflect on his legal practice.
Video in Two parts is available, or audio at the webpage.
On Wednesday, December 19, 2012, MSBA’s Senior Lawyers Section hosted a debate on Contributory Negligence vs. Comparative Negligence. Maryland is one of five remaining jurisdictions that employ a contributory negligence system, and the state’s continued use is a controversial issue before the state judiciary and the state legislature. Section Chair Rob Ross Hendrickson provided the debate audience with background information and the introduction of the debaters, Paul A. Tiburzi (arguing for Contributory) and Paul D. Bekman (for Comparative).
Storybook Project began as a public service project from the MSBA’s Leadership Academy class of 2010. It continues today, with attorney volunteers traveling to the Maryland Correctional Institute in Jessup to help strengthen the relationship between the young children and their incarcerated fathers.”
Slideshow that was shown during John Kudel's installation speech while becoming 2012-2013 President of the Maryland State Bar Association, highlighting his family and past MSBA presidents.
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Volunteers from the Young Lawyers’ Section participated again in the annual Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge on January 28, 2012. Since January 2009, participants from the Section have raised more than $20,000 for the Maryland Special Olympics. Watch Video. To join the MSBA Young Lawyers' Section, Apply Here.
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Maryland Civics and Law Academy
The next Maryland Civics and Law Academy is slated for January 17, 2012, at the Oxon Hill Staff Development Center in Oxon Hill, MD. If you are interested in volunteering your time for the Academy, contact the Honorable Pamila J. Brown at (410) 480-7715 or email@example.com.
A quick video review of Project HEAL's origin and future
Beyond the Bar: A Step Closer MSBA’s Communications Dept. Video Team is showcasing MSBA members who take an active public service role in their communities!
If you would like to recommend an attorney for consideration for our on-going, occasional public service video series, “Beyond the Bar”, please pass the name along (even if it’s your own) to Bryan Nichols at (410) 685-7878 ext. 3026 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch Video
The MSBA Welcomes a new President!
On Saturday, June 11, 2011, New MSBA President Henry E. Dugan, Jr., Esq. Addressed the membership at the Annual Business Meeting in Ocean City, Maryland. Watch Video
MSBA Senior Lawyers’ MCLE Debate The proposed rule requiring 10 hours per year of CLE for Maryland attorneys is debated at MSBA headquarters. The pros and cons of this controversial issue were debated in front of over 50 members of the Senior Lawyers Section. Watch Video
Beyond the Bar: Ed Pinder Explore MSBA member Ed Pinder's service and leadership to the community in which he lives and works. Watch Video
Stories From My Father
The MSBA Leadership Academy 2009-2010 Project. Video recordings at a prison were taken of fathers reading stories to their children who they are unable to see on a regular basis. This was a very moving project. Watch Video
Law Day II: Bill of Rights
Law Day presenters educate students about specific aspects of the law. This year, they disected the Bill of Rights to illustrate its importance. Watch Video
History of the MSBA Over the years, the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) has upheld a tradition of excellence, serving members of the legal profession, the business community and the public-at-large. To honor this rich heritage and the volunteer leaders who have preserved it, MSBA salutes its 24 living past presidents with a special oral history video, highlighting MSBA's history and the legacy left by each of its living past presidents. Watch Video
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