Member Benefits

MEMBER SERVICES

Annual Meeting & Exhibit Show
Each June the MSBA provides educational programs, social gatherings, our annual business meeting, and an opportunity to see the latest services available to Maryland attorneys. This year's meeting is tentatively scheduled for June 14 - 17, 2006 in Ocean City, MD.

Contact Wanda A. Claiborne 410.685.7878 ext. 3022 for more information.

Annual Report
MSBA's annual report highlights the Association's accomplishments of the past year, as well as a financial review and an overview of our Sections and Committees.
For information contact W. Patrick Tandy.

Bar Bulletin
The Association's monthly newspaper provides details on the Board of Governors, and other MSBA activities and events.
For information contact Bryan Nichols

Bar Journal
This bi-monthly magazine provides insight to current legal issues and important MSBA happenings.

Contact person: W. Patrick Tandy.

Courthouse ID Badges (Not Available to Associate Members)
MSBA Members are eligible to obtain this security pass allowing entrance into Maryland State courts. Click here for an application.
Call or email Judith Larrimore at the Bar Center at (410) 685-7878 x3016.

Electronic Bar Briefs
You can receive Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals Opinions in synopsis form sent directly to you via e-mail.  Sign up here or call Bar Headquarters for assistance.

Ethics Hotline
Your peers provide advice on ethical issues. Call the Bar Center at (410) 685-7878 for the name and number of this month's volunteers.
The hotline phone numbers are also available online

Ethics Opinions
For a subscription to every ethics opinion from 1976 to the present, call or email Theresa Michael at the Bar Center at (410) 685-7878 x3026.

Law Office Management Administration
LOMA offers special services and programs to Solo and Small Firm Practitioners.  For details contact Pat Yevics at 410-685-7878 ext. 3039.

Lawyer Assistance Program
Confidential services are available to attorneys experiencing personal or professional problems. Call Jim Quinn or Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C, CAC at 1 (800) 492-1964.

Lawyers' Manual*
Often called the attorneys' "Bible," the Maryland Lawyers' Manual is free to MSBA members and is updated annually. The Manual provides information about federal, state and local agencies in Maryland, legal services and law firms in the state, and a complete listing of MSBA members.
*Associate Members are eligible to purchase at the member price and be listed in the Manual.

Legal Brochures
The Maryland State Bar Association offers a series of twenty four easy-to-read guides designed to keep your clients informed about common legal problems. At 15 cents per copy, you cannot afford to be without the entire series. One complimentary copy is available for your examination. Also available is a 6-compartment holder which you can use to turn your reception area into an information center for your clients. The brochure holder fits neatly on any desk or table top. (Please visit Publications for a list of all brochures available.) For more information, please contact Patrick Tandy at 410-685-7878 or 800-492-1964, ext. 3027 for ordering information.

Mentor Program

The Maryland State Bar Association sponsors a pro bono Mentor Program to assist newer, less experienced members of the bar. This is a members only site. Lawyers from all over the state in a variety of practice areas have volunteered to answer questions. For more details go to www.msba.org/sec_comm/mentor/default.asp

Publications/Newsletters
Various periodicals are available relating to specific aspects of the law including directories, Section newsletters, etc. Call (410) 685-7878.

Sections Memberships
The twenty-two MSBA Sections can keep you informed of legislative issues and new developments in your field. In addition to networking and mentoring opportunities, Sections offer timely publications, services, and most importantly, a collective voice to improve the practice of law for you and your clients. Our Sections have been instrumental in bringing about many improvements in our legal system.

Solo and Small Firm Conference
The Maryland State Bar Association holds its annual Solo and Small Firm Conference first Saturday in November. The program focuses on various law office management, financial, personnel, marketing and technology issues for solo and small firm practitioners throughout the state. In addition, there are a variety of vendors who provide services for solo and small firm practitioners in attendance. Please contact Patricia Yevics to be a vendor or to offer suggestions on topics.