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Court closings and a global pandemic are major stressors on all of us, and I have honestly felt listened to this year through webinars and informal coffee chats with MSBA President Scurti, staff, and my peers. What a wonderful tone the MSBA is setting. I have been a longtime Committee member of MSBA’s Lawyers Assistance Program (LAP) and today, I am even more proud to be an MSBA member. Thank you.
Chris Flohr, Esq.
Partner, Blackford & Flohr, LLC
I want to tell you that the MSBA is a wonderful vehicle because it gives practitioners like myself an opportunity to help give back to the profession. Being the one on the receiving end is not always the best thing. When you’re lucky enough to be on the giving end, that is truly a blessing and I consider myself blessed that through the MSBA I can now give back to the profession which I love so much.
Jeffrey Nadel
Founder, Law Offices of Jeffrey Nadel
I'm grateful that MSBA is making their on-demand courses free to members. It's incredibly helpful during a stressful time. Thank you for everything you're doing!
Elizabeth Lietz
Immigration Attorney and Principal, Law Office of Elizabeth A. Lietz, PLLC
I'm a solo practitioner. I've been wanting forever to have a situation that we now have with the MSBA Passport. Passport is not just uniquely useful during a period of time when we’re all hunkered down at home, but for those of us who don't have other people we can shoot work off to, or when we can't always sit down at the time we want to, Passport allows you to go back and look at things later on and to save information. I think it usually encourages people to navigate into other areas of the law. That's why I have such an eclectic practice, from learning and networking in other areas. I really commend the MSBA for coming up with Passport.
Leslie Pladna
Leslie A. Pladna & Associates P.A.
It is not about whether you personally benefit every week, it's about the benefit to your law practice and the bar overall - the ability to tap into the broad range of information and resources the organization is able to assemble when needed. On any given day, I might not access that resource, but other members will. Our collective participation allows the organization to meet those demands.
Anthony Gorski, Esq.
It is important for Paley Rothman to step up, set an example, and complete all of our annual membership renewals immediately. My partners and I were in agreement that it is important to support the MSBA right now, just as the MSBA has supported lawyers throughout Maryland during these challenging times. My partners and I are most appreciative of the tremendous efforts of the MSBA team, now more than ever.
David Shapiro, Esq.
Great job to the MSBA this past year in its growth and transition of the organization into the digital age.
Damien Banks
Law Offices of Peter G. Angelos
MSBA, thank you, keep it up, you are doing a tremendous service to your members and the public at large. You are looking beyond how to maintain business as usual, because business as usual doesn’t exist. Thank you for being nimble and responding so proactively to this crisis.
Cynthia Jurriuss, Esq.
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