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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 410-685-7878 if you need any support. We will continue to update this page frequently as we monitor the situation.
From now through May 17th, the MSBA will not be providing in-person CLE programs. All live, in-person CLE programs currently scheduled in this time period are postponed or may be delivered via livestream. Please check the MSBA calendar for the current status. 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 email@example.com. 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.
MSBA provides answers to your questions regarding law firm operations and work travel, based on our communications with Governor Hogan’s Chief Legal Counsel.
On April 2, MSBA sent additional questions to the Judiciary for consideration and discussion. Prince George’s County Administrative Judge Adams issued a letter with updates on filing procedures, civil and family deadlines, and scheduling orders.
On April 2, Montgomery County Administrative Judge Greenberg issued a letter with updates on filings procedures, civil and family deadlines, and scheduling orders.
Effective March 30th, Governor Hogan ordered the in-person requirement for notarizing documents in Maryland is temporarily waived for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency, subject to guidance provided by Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith.
Updates on two March 25 Administrative Orders from the Judiciary – the first extending emergency operations through May 1, 2020, and another suspending foreclosures, evictions, and other ejectments involving residences.
MSBA provides FAQs, compiled from questions from members and partner organizations, and reviewed with the Judiciary.
As MSBA continues to monitor the spread of COVID-19 in our area, we are providing updates regarding Maryland court systems and legislative entities to our members. We will continue to update you as the situation evolves.