Editor: W. Patrick Tandy
ATTN: MSBA MEMBERS
Sponsor an MSBA Associate Member Today!
The Maryland State
Bar Association’s (MSBA) Associate Membership category was developed to
encourage law students, law office assistants and law office
administrators to participate in MSBA. Most MSBA publications, Sections,
departments and vendor discounts are applicable to Associate Members.
Law students can
take advantage of the benefit of exclusive free Associate Membership in
the Young Lawyers Section (YLS). The YLS sponsors the Career Center, which
includes an electronic system that connects employers and recruiters with
lawyers, paralegals, law clerks and administrative assistants.
All MSBA Practice
Sections are open for Associate Members to join. Many offer events,
activities and newsletters which can assist students and legal
professionals with expanding professional knowledge and development.
Membership requires the sponsorship of a current MSBA member (with the
exception of law students). To request an Associate Member Application for
a colleague ($50-$75 annual fee) or student ($25 annual fee) that you
know, call the MSBA Membership Department at (410) 685-7878. Both
Associate and Section Membership applications can also be processed online
MSBA Public Awareness Brochures
To enhance and
support the services that attorneys provide their clients, MSBA offers a
series of 24 easy-to-read public awareness brochures designed to inform
the public about common legal problems. The brochures address such
subjects as juvenile court, divorce and custody mediation, bankruptcy, and
wills and estates. A complete list of MSBA public awareness brochure
titles is available online at
Do You Have a Courthouse ID Badge Yet?
You already know
that MSBA Courthouse ID Badges allow for easier access into Maryland’s
courthouses; however, MSBA cannot issue badges for you on the spot. The
process takes a couple of weeks, so don’t get caught in a jam. Apply for
your badge before you need it! Visit
www.msba.org/about/staff/staff.htm for a printable version of the
application and directions on how to apply for your ID Badge.