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Criminal Law Update


Important Note:

Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, we have made the decision to postpone Legal Excellence Week to March 14-18, 2022. 

If you are already registered, there’s no need for you to take any action at this time, your registration will automatically transfer to the new dates. If you are unable to attend the event on the new dates, please contact member services at or 410-685-7878 to cancel your registration and receive a refund.

We are excited and look forward to hosting Legal Excellence Week in the Spring both in-person and virtually. We will continue to share updates as we have them.


The MSBA is offering the newest presentation Criminal Law Updateon November 18, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., as Day 4 of MSBA Legal Excellence Week!

Experienced practitioners Nancy Forster and Tara LeCompte will lead a review of new case law from the Maryland Court of Appeals, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and the Supreme Court. More details coming soon!

Attend Your Way – Connect With Everyone

Join us in person at Live! Casino & Hotel in Arundel Mills, Maryland  or attend 100% virtually via our MSBA Learn App.  No matter how you attend you can utilize the MSBA Learn App to find, connect, and chat with sponsors, presenters, and attendees.


Access Content for 90 days After the Event

We know you’re busy!  So if you can only join us for the morning or afternoon session, don’t worry!  You’ll have access to the entire Immigration Update for 90 days after the event to enjoy when you have a moment and when it’s most convenient for you.


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Check out the Legal Excellence Weekly Pass, for one low price you can access all 8 Programs & Conferences, plus special events like the A2JC VIP Event.  See details and savings HERE.


Safety is Our Priority

If you plan to attend this event in person, please note the MSBA follows the current CDC COVID-19 GuidanceMaryland regulations and executive orders pertaining to COVID-19, and any county-specific guidelines.  Further, MSBA follows any rules and/or guidelines outlined by the host venue. Guidance from these various resources changes often.  You will receive an email approximately seven (7) days prior to the scheduled event date with details related to any guidelines in place at that time.

If, on the day of the event, you feel unwell, are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or are COVID positive, please stay home.  We will happily convert your in-person registration to a virtual attendance option when you contact our Membership team at or 410-685-7878.

In-person attendees will be required to sign and accept the linked “Attendee Liability Waiver and Assumption of Risk” prior to admission to this event.

Course Level
Professional Area of Focus
Criminal Law
General Practice
Litigation Law
CLE Field of Study
Nancy Forster Tara LeCompte
Live! Casino and Hotel
7002 Arundel Mills Cir
Hanover, MD 21076 US
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Day 1

9:00 am
2021 Criminal Law Update


9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.  Maryland Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals Impact Cases Review 

10:00 am – 10:20 am  Maryland Legislative Update

10:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.  Break 

10:30 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.  Analysis and Practical Application of Supreme Court Impact Cases 

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m  Hot Topic: TBD

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm  Q&A with faculty 

12:30 p.m.  Program Adjourns