Maryland Bar Bulletin
Publications : Bar Bulletin : April 2010

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The Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) has created a new CLE Department which will offer CLE programs and MSBA/MICPEL publications to all MSBA members as a member service. Andrea Terry (aterry@msba.org) serves as MSBA's new CLE Program Attorney and Joanne Daniels (jdaniels@msba.org) as MSBA's new MSBA/MICPEL Publications Manager. MSBA's CLE Department will work with the Association's 27 Sections to serve Maryland lawyers and deliver quality and cost-effective continuing legal education programs and publications.

Looking for MICPEL Publications?

MSBA is now offering MICPEL's intellectual property and remaining book inventory to all Maryland lawyers. Many of these great titles have become MSBA/MICPEL Publications and are now available through MSBA's new CLE Department. MSBA will continue to update most titles and make them available for purchase as a service to its members. A catalog of MSBA/MICPEL publications will soon be available on MSBA's website. Please contact Joanne Daniels (jdaniels@msba.org) in MSBA's new CLE Department for details and assistance with MSBA/MICPEL publication purchases.

Programs

APRIL 23, 2010
The MSBA CLE Department presents Capacity 101: Client Competency Issues Every Lawyer Faces from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Ecker Business Training Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, in Columbia, Maryland. In the first full-day program devoted to capacity issues, a panel of distinguished experts will answer all of your questions regarding the legal and medical standards of (in)capacity, as well as the ethical implications of representing a client under a disability. Includes an afternoon session devoted to mental health issues, including emergency evaluations and the involuntary commitment process, as well as presentations on surrogate decision-making post guardianship/involuntary commitment and troubleshooting for the private practitioner. Cost: MSBA Elder Law Section and Young Lawyers Section members/$175; other MSBA members/$195; all others or at door/$225; PA credit/$13.

APRIL 27, 2010
The MSBA CLE Department and the MSBA Section of Business Law present The Sixth Business Law Institute from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Maritime Institute Conference Center, 692 Maritime Blvd., in Linthicum, Maryland. This program is designed to provide both experienced and novice business advisors with updates on the latest developents in the hottest areas of practice, offering a half-day program of four sessions with two seminar options in each session to choose from, followed by a presentation by noted economics advisor Anirban Basu on "The Climate for Businesses in Maryland". A cocktail reception (cash bar) will follow.  Choose to attend either the seminars or the cocktail reception, or attend both and receive a registration discount. Each participant will receive a bound volume containing the course materials from each of the eight seminars. Cost: MSBA Business Law Section and Young Lawyers Section members/$175; other MSBA members/$195; all others or at door/$215; PA credits/$8; closing plenary presentation and cocktail reception only/$35.

MAY 13, 2010
The MSBA CLE Department and the MSBA Section of Negligence, Insurance and Workers' Compensation present Hot Tips in Workers' Compensation from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Ecker Business Training Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, in Columbia, Maryland. Learn about all the recent significant developments in workers' compensation rules, procedures and case law during the past year, as well as the new pattern jury instructions and the hot topic of "complex regional pain syndrome" from a noted physician in the field. Eighteen timely presentations to keep you current, plus 6.5 hours of CLE credit. Cost: MSBA Negligence, Insurance and Workers' Compensation Section members/$175; other MSBA members/$195; all others or at door/$225.

MAY 21, 2010
The MSBA CLE Department presents Bar Wars III: Is the Force with You? from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Ecker Business Training Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, in Columbia, Maryland. Explore ethics and risk-management issues related to the practice of law with the experts. Learn specific methods of setting and collecting fees responsibly, what should and shouldn't be in your retainer agreements, what is ethical practice before the court and general "stay out of a jam" pointers, plus 3.5 ethics/CLE hours, in this class designed for both new and experienced lawyers. Cost: MSBA Young Lawyers Section members/$150; other MSBA members/$170; all others/$190.

To register for any of these programs, or for more information, visit www.msba.org, or e-mail aterry@msba.org.


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