Members’ News

New Postponement Policy – District Court

A message from the Harford County District Court:

Beginning 8/1/19, all cases postponed in District Court in open court at the request of either party will have a new trial date and room selected on the record, before either party is excused.

Each attorney will need to have the ability to access his or her calendar to set the new date.

Position Opening

The Harford County Mental Health and Addictions Advisory Council (MHAAC), in partnership with Harford County Government and other community partners, is responsible for the appointment of MHAAC members, in accordance with Harford County Code, Chapter 9, Article VI, Sections 9-27 through 9-32. 

The Council is seeking a representative of the legal profession to serve on the Harford County MHAAC for an appointment from 7/1/19 through 6/30/22.  Meetings are typically held every 2 months, except during the summer. Details regarding the responsibilities of MHAAC appointees can be found at: 

Please let us know if you are interested in appointment to the MHAAC by responding to Mary Bunch, MHAAC Chairperson (, and Shelby Graves, HCHD Health Policy Analyst (, both copied on this correspondence.  Thank you for your consideration of this important public health endeavor.




The Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) is seeking candidates for the position of Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Eligible candidates must be a lawyer in good standing for at least five years as of December 31, 2018, licensed to practice law in Maryland and possess excellent writing, legal research, computer and time management skills. The OAH is based in Hunt Valley and ALJs are required to travel throughout the State. Starting salary is $99,549.

All applications must be completed online by June 25, 2018, through the State of Maryland Job Openings at The recruitment number is 18-005266-0001.

Supplemental materials are to include five copies of: a resume, a writing sample no longer than ten pages and three professional references. In addition, one original Certificate of Good Standing from the Maryland Court of Appeals must be included. Supplemental materials are to be submitted as outlined in the online job announcement.  

Judicial Vacancy – District Court for Harford County

For Members of the Harford County Bar Association:

Due to the retirement of the Honorable Victor K. Butanis on February 1, 2018, a vacancy exists on the District Court for Harford County.  This vacancy is to be filled by appointment of Governor Hogan.  The vacancy officially opens on Tuesday, June 5, at which time applications will be accepted.

Any lawyer interested in appointment to this vacancy should complete the personal data questionnaire which is available as a downloadable document on the Judiciary’s website at  Any applicant who reapplies to a commission with whom they have filed a personal data questionnaire within the past twenty-four months need not file a new questionnaire.  The candidate may submit a letter stating that he or she is reapplying and submit any changes that have occurred since the submission of the earlier questionnaire. Any questions about the application process should be directed to Debra L. Kaminski or Jennifer A. Miller at the Administrative Office of the Courts at (410) 260-1271/(410) 260-1211 or Maryland Relay Service (TTY/Voice) 1-800-735-2258.

The completed personal data questionnaire and two writing samples (at least 17 copies – see questionnaire as to additional copies) must be received by Debra L. Kaminski or Jennifer A. Miller in the Administrative Office of the Courts, Human Resources Department, Maryland Judicial Center, 580 Taylor Avenue, Building A, First Floor, Annapolis, Maryland, 21401, by the close of business at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.  Late applications will not be accepted.  Please note our new address.


The Harford County Judicial Nominating Commission will interview candidates on Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27 at the Harford Community College (Library – Room L326).


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Maryland State Bar Association is now taking applications for their Leadership Academy


CALENDAR 2018-2019
Please review before applying


Please join the Leadership Academy Committee for more information and to ask your important questions.×11%20_%20Leadership%20Academy%20Info%20Session%20_%20MSBA(1).pdf

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm

Prince George’s County Courthouse
14735 Main Street 
Upper Marlboro, Maryland 20772
Lawyer’s Lounge D3003
Free Parking Equestrian Center and limited meter parking at the Courthouse.
Please RSVP to

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm
Maryland State Bar Association
520 West Fayette Street 
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Conference Room
Complimentary Parking 622 West Fayette Street
Please RSVP to

Due on or before April 30, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m.

Please download the application, fill it out, save to your laptop/desk and then forward to

Judge Dana Middleton and Jessica Quincosa

Wanda A. Calvin Claiborne, CMP
Maryland State Bar Association | Direct: 443-703.3022