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.
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
For information contact W. Patrick Tandy.
The Association's monthly newspaper provides details on the Board of
Governors, and other MSBA activities and events.
For information contact Bryan Nichols
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
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.
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.
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.
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
*Associate Members are eligible to purchase at
the member price and be listed in the Manual.
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.
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
Various periodicals are available relating to specific aspects of the law
including directories, Section newsletters, etc. Call (410) 685-7878.
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.