Editor: W. Patrick Tandy
Assistant Editor: Bryan M. Nichols
Publications : Bar Bulletin: January 2011
Kudel Named President-Elect Nominee
~Slated to be 2012-2013 MSBA President~

By Janet Stidman Eveleth

John Patrick Kudel has been named President-Elect nominee of the Maryland State Bar Association. He will run for election this June during the MSBA Annual Meeting, along with Secretary Michael J. Baxter and

Treasurer-elect Debra Schubert. Kudel is slated to be President in 2012-2013.

A well-respected Montgomery County attorney, Kudel is recognized for his professionalism, integrity...More>>

Bench and Bar Launch CLE Survey
~Tool to Measure Voluntary Attorney CLE as
Court Considers MCLE Rule~

By Janet Stidman Eveleth

When Maryland attorneys receive their annual mailing from the Court of Appeals later this month, along with their annual pro bono reporting and IOLTA reporting forms, they get a bonus. The Court, in conjunction with MSBA, is conducting an electronic CLE survey to measure the current level of voluntary CLE activity engaged in by Maryland lawyers.... More>>

New Law Restructures Requirements for Payable-Traffic Citations
~Onus now on motorist, Court trims dockets~

By Bryan Nichols

The New Year ushered new responsibilities for motorists in Maryland. Recipients of payable traffic citations are now required to schedule either a court date or a waiver trial if he or she does not pay the ticket. ... More>>

Spirits Rejoice in Severna Park

By Patrick Tandy

It's a rainy Sunday afternoon in mid-December, and Chris Flohr, a defense attorney with the small firm of Blackford & Flohr, LLC, sits in an empty pew at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church (www.ourshepherd.com) in Severna Park, tuning his guitar...More>>

Volunteerism a Cornerstone of Life
Lawyer Assistance Program Wellness Tip Sheet:
Start Off the New Year Happier
Solo/Small Firm Practitioner:
Protecting Your Stuff
Et Alia

Publications : Bar Bulletin: January, 2011