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Upcoming MSBA Continuing Legal Education Department Live Programs:

2014 Advanced Tax Institute
Monday, November 3 - Thursday, November 6, 2014
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road
Baltimore, MD 21244
Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4
Special Multi-Day Pricing Available

2014 Criminal Law Update (also available as a webcast)
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
9:00 am – 1:15 pm
Ecker Business Training Center
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
Details | Webcast

Find more CLE Live Seminars, Video Replays, Webcasts, OnDemand Courses and Publications!
Maryland Bar Journal September/October 2014: Tort Neglience

The Evolution of “Pro Rata” Contribution and Apportionment Among “Joint” Tort-Feasors
By M. Natalie McSherry

12 

Allen v. Dackman: Subsequent Developments and Unanswered Questions Regarding Its Impact and Potential Impact on Limited Liability Principles
By Pierce C. Murphy

20 

The Medicare Morass - Practice Pointers to Manage Attorney Risk in Personal Injury Cases
By Scott Krause

26 

Tar Pits, Gold Mines, and the Expert Certificate Requirement
By Andrew H. Baida

32 

Medical Monitoring Comes to Maryland
By the Honorable Glenn T. Harrell, Jr. and Glenn Gordon

40 

Bettering the Lives of Others
By Debra G. Schubert

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Storybook Project

2013/2014 MSBA Annual Report

Volume XXIII
Bryan M. Nichols, Editor
Patrick Tandy, Director of Communications

MSBA is pleased to present its membership with a brief overview of the year 2013/2014 highlighting its many activities, events and accomplishments.
The 2013/2014 edition not be printed and mailed, it is instead available exclusively online.

MSBA VIDEOS

President Michael J. Baxter's Installation Speech
President Michael J. Baxter's Installation Speech
Contributory Negligence vs Comparitive Negligence?
Contributory Negligence vs Comparitive Negligence?
2013 Polar Bear Plunge
2013 Polar Bear Plunge
Senior Lawyer Negligence Debate
Senior Lawyer Negligence Debate
YLS Storybook Project
YLS Storybook Project
Attorneys on the Waterfront
Attorneys on the Waterfront
2011 Bar Presidents Conference
2011 Bar Presidents Conference
Kudel's Installation Speech
Kudel's Installation Speech
Kudel's Installation Slideshow - A personal history
Kudel's Installation Slideshow - A personal history
Law Day 2012: No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom
Law Day 2012: No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom
Shaping a Law School
Shaping a Law School
Teaching Civics
Teaching Civics
Young Lawyers Plunge for a Good Cause - January 28, 2012
Young Lawyers Plunge for a Good Cause - January 28, 2012
Maryland Civics and Law Academy - Jan 17, 2012
Maryland Civics and Law Academy - Jan 17, 2012
Project HEAL
Project HEAL

See all our videos here at the MSBA Video Gallery


MSBA Mission Statement

Our mission is to effectively represent Maryland's lawyers, to provide member services and to promote professionalism, diversity in the legal profession, access to justice, service to the public and respect for the rule of law.


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2015 Mid-Year Meeting
February 14, 2014
Royalton Punta Cana Resort
Dominican Republic
More Information | Registration Form  

Estate Administration Evening Series with Allan Gibber
October 30, November 6, 13, 20 & December 4, 2014
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Ecker Business Training Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046

2014 Advanced Tax Institute
Monday, November 3 - Thursday, November 6, 2014
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Martin’s West, 6817 Dogwood Road
Baltimore, MD 21244
Early Registration Deadline October 18, 2014
Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4
Special Multi-Day Pricing

2014 Criminal Law Update (also available as a webcast)
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
9:00 am – 1:15 pm
Ecker Business Training Center
6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
Details | Webcast

“Anatomy of a Trial” Young Lawyers Trial Skills Program
Friday, November 21, 2014
8:00 am – 5:30 pm
United States District Court for the District of Maryland, Northern Division, 101 West Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Details

Nuts and Bolts of Medicaid with Case Studies
Thursday, December 11, 2014
8:30 am – 4:45 pm
Ecker Business Training Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
Details

Members can now read online!
Health Law

Tort Neglience
Volume XLVII
Number 5

September/October 2014

Lawyer Assistance Program:
12 Step Professional’s Support Group Meeting
Meets every Thursday 6:30pm

Consumer Bankruptcy Section
Brown Bag Lunch

Thursday, October 23, 2014
12:00 pm
Topic: Dealing with Student Loans
Location TBD

Real Property Section Commercial Real Estate Discussion Group
Topic: Insurance for Landlords and Tenants
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
12:15 Noon
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
100 Light Street, 5th Floor
Baltimore, MD 212012
RSVP

Taxation Section
Tax Professionals’ Networking Night
Thursday, November 13, 2014
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The Diamondback Tavern, 3733 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
Open Bar, Bountiful Food & Door Prizes!!!
Tax Section Members: $20 | Non-Members/Guests: $25 | Students: $10
Registration Form

Senior Lawyers Section
Lunch Meeting

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
12:00 Noon
Speaker: Judge Jim Schneider
MSBA Headquarters

Consumer Bankruptcy Section
Brown Bag Lunch

Thursday, November 20, 2014
12:00 pm
Topic:HOA Liens
Location TBD

State & Local Government Law Section
Section Council Conference Call
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
12:30 pm