2016/2017 Annual Report:

This Committee works to enhance the public’s understanding of the law through community education and outreach.

It facilitated several ongoing public service projects on behalf of MSBA, including its series of 24 public awareness legal information guides, which are disseminated to the public free of charge; its Speakers’ Bureau, through which volunteer attorneys go out into the community and educate the public about the law; and, in conjunction with the Young Lawyers Section, the One Bar/One Community volunteer opportunities, which this year included such initiatives as the MSP Polar Bear Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Maryland, BARCs, The Friends of Patterson Park, Operation Welcome Home, Honor Flight, and many more.

The Committee also sponsored its annual Law Day program, in conjunction with the Citizenship Law-Related Education Program (CLREP), which this year took on a new format as a mock trial targeted to elementary school participants at Baltimore’s Port Discovery Children’s Museum; the program, “Yertle the Turtle: Due Process Freedoms”, illustrated this year’s ABA-prescribed focus, “The 14th Amendment: Transforming American Democracy”.

 

 

Committee Roster

 

For a full roster of committee members, visit the MSBA Member Directory.

 

Jessica Smoluchowski Praley
Co-Chair
Term: 11/30/2015 – 6/30/2018

Arthur Law Group LLC
(410) 268-7788
jessica@arthurlaw.net

900 Bestgate Rd
Ste 402
Annapolis, MD 21401-7964

 

Myriem Seabron
Co-Chair
Term: 7/1/2015 – 6/30/2018

Law Office of Harry B Siegel LLC
(410) 792-2300
mseabron@siegellaw.net

6011 University Blvd
Ste 360
Ellicott City, MD 21043-6106

 

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