The Activities Committee
The Activities Committee Chairs have been making arrangements for the Section to attend a Bowie Baysox game during the Summer of 2003. We are currently working on finding an open date sometime in July. Look for more details and an informational flyer in the near future!
Regarding Novemberfest – yes, it is that time of year again! – Doug Guidorizzi, one of the future Chairs for the Activities Committee for 2003-2004 year, is already researching charities and looking for members to get involved with this worthwhile cause. If you are interested in assisting with this event, please contact Doug at 410-385-3443 or email@example.com. Good luck to Doug and the new Committee!
The Education Committee
On May 15, 2003, the Education Committee hosted an event
entitled “The Attorney Grievance Process in Maryland: Pitfalls and
Insights.” The panel of speakers included Melvin Hirshman, Bar Counsel.
Well attended by the section, the event took place at the Tidewater Inn in
Easton. We would like to thank our speakers as well as those who attended
this enlightening discussion.
The Membership Committee
The Membership Committee cosponsored a social hour with the Harford County
Bar Association’s new Young Lawyers Division on April 10, 2003 at the DuClaw
Brewing Company in Bel Air. The event was a great success. Watch your
email for future Membership social hours and events, including a gathering
in Ocean City during the MSBA Annual Meeting.
The Public Service Committee
On Wednesday, May 7, 2003, the Public Service Committee staged a Mock Trial Day involving students in the Law Academy Program at Lake Clifton High School. Volunteer Young Lawyers demonstrated the art of trial advocacy by participating as prosecutors, defense counsel, witnesses, and judges. The Law Academy students acted as jurors and decided the fate of a fictitious defendant in a one-witness trial. A good time was had by all, and the students and volunteers alike learned a great deal from the experience.
The Public Service Committee also recruited volunteers to help with the Maryland Special Olympics, which was held on Saturday, May 31, 2003 at the University of Maryland, College Park. Many volunteers including members of the MSBA Young Lawyers’ Section and their spouses assisted the competitors in the softball toss event.
SAVE THE DATE! The Baltimore American Heart Walk sponsored by the American Heart Association is scheduled for Saturday, September 20, 2003 to begin at the Rash Field in the Inner Harbor at 8:30 a.m. The Young Lawyers’ Committee will sponsor a team and all YLC members, their family and friends are invited to participate in this fun, charitable event. Further details will be provided at future meetings and in future publications.
All members of the Young Lawyers Section of the MSBA are welcome to join our
committee or participate in any of our projects. For more information,
please feel free to contact Lawrence F. Kreis, Jr. at (410) 879-2222 or
or Stuart Schadt at (410) 296-8870 or
The Pro Bono Committee
The Pro Bono Committee, in conjunction with the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, has established an annual service award in order to recognize a member of the section who has made significant contributions in the area of pro bono service. The award has been named "The Alex Fee Memorial Award" in honor of the memory of Alex Fee, son of valued YLS member Ed Fee, who himself has demonstrated a deep commitment to pro bono service. The award will be presented at the MSBA annual meeting in Ocean City.