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We hope you can join us for the 2nd Annual MSBA Legal Excellence Week that will be taking place on November 15-19, 2021.

Last year, MSBA Legal Excellence Week was a resounding success having attracted approximately 900 participants for our inaugural event. Our goal is to grow this annual event will into a trusted content driven and legal professional resource for attorneys to advance their legal knowledge and network with colleagues. This year’s event is a must-attend event for lawyers seeking learning, community, and connection.

What to Expect in 2021?

This year we are introducing the first-ever multi-day hybrid conference, during which attendees at the primary location of MD Live! Casino and Conference Center and two satellite locations in Bethesda and Solomons Island will be able to interact with each other and faculty. So while we are again, combining the MSBA’s biggest CLE Institutes with our Fall Summits into one week of learning and connecting, this will be the first time you have more than just one in-person or one virtual way to attend. It’s a true hybrid experience. Plus, you can earn up to 40+ CLE credits during the substantive learning and interactive sessions. All attendees, whether in-person or virtual, will enjoy live question & answer sessions with faculty, daily networking with your fellow attorneys, special events, award ceremonies, and a Maryland Bar Foundation event.

The MSBA will begin the week with the Advanced Real Property Institute and Immigration Law Update. On Tuesday, we will offer the all new Corporate Counsel Institute and the ever popular Advanced Estate Planning Institute. Midweek we will be hosting Hot Tips in Family Law, and on Thursday the the Employment Law Institute as well as the Criminal Law Update will take place. We will end the week on Friday with our popular Solo & Small Firm Summit. There’s more than just learning taking place during Legal Excellence Week. The Access to Justice Commission will host a fundraiser and VIP event on Tuesday night, while on Wednesday evening, the Maryland Bar Foundation will host a dinner and awards ceremony, and the Taxation Section will host their first Networking Night on Thursday.

Legal Excellence Week is a unique opportunity for participants to interact with leaders in the legal community, network, and learn the latest updates in the law. Attendees will have continued access to the legal substantive content for up to 90 days after the event via the MSBA Learn App. The MSBA is offering the Legal Excellence Week experience in three ways:

•Join in-person at Maryland Live! Casino Hotel in Hanover
•Virtual from anywhere
•”Watch Parties” at your choice of the Bethesda Marriott or the Solomons Island Holiday Inn, where you can watch three of the programs (Immigration Law Institute, Corporate Counsel Institute, and Hot Tips in Family Law) in person with some livestream and some in-person faculty with your group at a remote location.

Purchase your all-inclusive LEW Weekly Pass for $349 at MSBA.ORG/LEW2021. The Pass allows you to attend as many sessions as you like plus all evening events. If you plan to attend more than one of the institutes, the pass will pay for itself. Note that Passport Membership already includes all programs.

For all those who wish to attend in person, the MSBA will be adopting policies for live conference attendance based on current CDC and Maryland guidance/restrictions for the prevention of COVID. As usual, these may be updated based upon new information. The MSBA will strive to apply the most current guidance.