The latest news and updates impacting the legal community in Maryland.
As COVID-19 challenges continue to develop in our area, MSBA has created this page to bring together useful resources to help you deal with the impact, plan ahead, focus on your well-being, continue to engage in learning opportunities, and stay safe. MSBA has taken steps to address concerns about the illness by offering virtual attendance options for our upcoming meetings and CLEs, and postponing other in-person events as appropriate, as we are committed to the health and safety of our members and our staff. We will provide updates to you directly about the status of upcoming programs.
We also encourage you to view a COVID-dedicated page from our partner entity, Access to Justice Commission (A2JC), to help Marylanders navigate the civil justice system during this time of emergency.
We encourage you to reach out to us at email@example.com or at 410-685-7878 if you need any support. We will continue to update this page frequently as we monitor the situation.
Please check the MSBA calendar for the current status of events. All impacted participants have been, and will continue to be notified directly, as we’re monitoring the situation daily. If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have a need for specific subject matter programming, or have to complete credits for another MCLE state please review our on-demand catalog of CLE programs by clicking here.
Printed Materials: Printed materials are currently available from our publisher and you may continue to purchase and access printed and digital publications through our website.
For Pennsylvania attorneys: Please note that the Pennsylvania Board of Continuing Legal Education has moved the reporting deadline from April 30 to August 31. As an accredited provider for PACLE, all of our live streaming and on-demand programming carries Pennsylvania credit, and we will report your credits to PACLE promptly, to ensure your compliance is recorded with that office.
Returning to the workplace will require employers and employees to adjust to a new way of office life. New protocols and guidelines should be adopted to protect the health and safety of the community. This MSBA advisory, available as a complimentary resource to all legal professionals, focuses on the specific rules for offices seeking to reopen and should be applied in the context of other applicable local, state, and federal laws and guidance, such as the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
From now through June 30, 2020, the MSBA is offering free access to 150+ CLE and non-CLE on-demand webinars to all 40,000 Maryland attorneys.
MSBA continues to bring you the latest court updates and COVID-related news. We have a breaking update from the Maryland Judiciary, as well as federal court updates.
The Judiciary continues to collaborate with MSBA by responding to questions with administrative actions, changes, clarifications and further information.
On April 10, 2020 the Maryland Secretary of State (SoS) issued Revised Guidance on interpreting Governor Hogan’s March 30, 2020 Executive Order authorizing Remote Notarization.