EVENTS!

Member Lunch Buffet

Come enjoy a lunch buffet for all Harford County Bar Association Members at Liberatore’s Restaurant on Tuesday April 4, 2017 starting at 12:00pm!

 

Start:

April 4, 2017 12:00 PM

End:

April 4, 2017

Location:

Liberatore’s Restaurant
562 Baltimore Pike
Bel Air MD

 

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Harford County Bar Foundation’s Annual Pro Bono Award Ceremony

Please come join the Harford County Bar Association as they present their Pro Bono Awards.

The awards to be presented will be the Deborah J. Hall Beam of Light Award which recognizes the spirit and commitment of those individuals (other than an attorney) who assist the public and clients within the legal community

as well as the

Eamonn J. Gordon, Esq. Memorial Pro Bono Award which recognizes and honors those Harford County attorneys who best exemplify Eamonn J. Gordon’s legacy — “Equal justice for all”.

 

Award Ceremony Invitation

Start:

April 3, 2017 5:00 PM

End:

April 3, 2017

Location:

Harford County Circuit Court
Ceremonial Courtroom
20 W. Courtland Street
Bel Air MD

Contact:

Jen Vido

Organization:

HCBF

Website:

www.harfordcountybarfoundation.org

Email:

jen@harfordcountybarfoundation.org

Telephone:

410-836-0123

 

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Kentucky Derby Pre-Party Sip & Shop

The Harford County Bar Foundation presents their Kentucky Derby Pre-Pary Sip & Shop with Stella & Dot.

The event will be held on Thursday April 6, 2017 from 5-6:30pm at One Eleven Main (111 S. Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014)

Come shop and enjoy a few beverages with the Bar Foundation!

The HCBF will also be selling tickets to the Kentucky Derby event.

 

 

Start:

April 6, 2017 5:00 PM

End:

April 6, 2017 6:30 PM

Location:

One Eleven Main
111 S. Main Street
Bel Air MD

Contact:

Jennifer Vido

Organization:

HCBF

Website:

www.harfordcountybarfoundation.org

Email:

jen@harfordcountybarfoundation.org

Telephone:

410-836-0123

 

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How to Interview Undocumented Immigrants and Identify Immigration Defenses

PBRC and co-sponsors are hosting upcoming immigration trainings for volunteers. Thousands of unaccompanied children are right here in Maryland. Children with representation are five times more likely to succeed in their immigration cases than those without. With the help of volunteer attorneys, these immigrants can learn about their immigration options, and start on their pathway to citizenship.

 

If you are looking for an opportunity to help immigrants, you can get started this month with the following trainings and events, or share these events with your colleagues:
FRIDAY, APRIL 7, 2017 | 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM (Pre-registration recommended)

How to Interview Undocumented Immigrants and Identify Immigration Defenses:

Baltimore MD (lunch provided) – Sponsored by: Bar Association of Baltimore City, Catherine A. Bledsoe, Esq., Catholic Charities – The Esperanza Center, The Honorable Cynthia H. Jones, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland, Saul Ewing LLP, and The Yost Legal Group.

 

Volunteer attorneys have access to malpractice insurance, mentors, interpreters, and more.

To register, visit: probonomd.org/training/

 

To register, visit: probonomd.org/conference/

Can’t make it to one of the above trainings?: Register for the webcast option. Webcasts are recordings of the trainings  which can be viewed online at your own convenience.

 

Start:

April 7, 2017 12:30 PM

End:

April 7, 2017 2:00 PM

Organization:

Pro Bono Resource Center

Website:

probonomd.org/training/

 

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Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope – Free Screening

In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month, please join the Harford County Child Advocacy Center and our community partners for a free screening of the Adverse Child Experiences (ACEs) documentary, Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope. This important film chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting-edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

 

For more information, please see the flyer below:

 

LMB Handout

 

Start:

April 7, 2017 10:00 AM

End:

April 7, 2017 12:30 PM

Location:

Bel Air Armory
37 North Main Street
Bel Air MD
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Circuit Court Judges’ Panel

Come out and participate in a discussion with the judges of the Circuit Courts for Baltimore, Harford and Cecil Counties to learn tips from these different jurisdictions.

Do you have questions that you’ve always wanted to ask of the different judges? Would you like to learn how these courts operate and about some of their internal procedures? What tips they will share?

Please e-mail your questions to Tracy Delp, Bench/Bar Committee Member at traceyjohnsdelp@gmail.com.

All questions will remain anonymous.

Participating Panelists:

The Honorable Kathleen Gallogly Cox

Circuit Court for Baltimore County

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The Honorable Yolanda M. Curtin

Circuit Court for Harford County

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The Honorable Keith A. Baynes

Circuit Court for Cecil County

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The Honorable Keith A. Baynes

Circuit Court for Cecil County

Please register at www.harcobar.org

Free – HCBA Members

$10.00 – Non-Members

 

Start:

April 12, 2017 4:00 PM

End:

April 12, 2017 5:30 PM

Location:

Circuit Court for Harford County
Ceremonial Courtroom
20 West Courtland Street
Bel Air MD
Contact:

Elizabeth H. Thompson, Esquire

Website:

www.harcobar.org

Email:

ethompson@starkandkeenan.com

Telephone:

410-879-2222

 

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Thursday Lunchtime Speaker Series

Please join us for a brief one hour lunchtime CLE presentation.  This month’s topic will be Estates with the Register of Wills.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Harford County Government Building

220 South Main Street, 1st Floor Conference Room

Bel Air, Maryland 21014

Speakers:

Honorable Derek K. Hopkins, Register

 

Please register at www.harcobar.org.

Free – HCBA Members

$10.00 – Non-Members

Please bring your own lunch and refreshments!

 

Start:

April 13, 2017 12:00 PM

End:

April 13, 2017 1:00 PM

Location:

Harford County Government Building
1st Floor Conference Room
220 South Main Street
Bel Air MD

Contact:

Elizabeth Thompson, Esq.

Website:

www.harcobar.org

Email:

ethompson@starkandkeenan.com

Telephone:

410-838-5522

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NEWS!

Notification of Upcoming Judicial Vacancy – Harford County Circuit Court

Due to the upcoming retirement of Judge William O. Carr on May 1, 2017, a vacancy will exist on the Circuit Court for Harford County.

 

For more information on this vacancy, please see below:

 

Notification Memo_CC Harford_Page_1 Notification Memo_CC Harford_Page_2 Notification Memo_CC Harford_Page_3

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Notification of Upcoming Judicial Vacancy – Court of Special Appeals (At Large)

Due to the upcoming retirement of the Honorable Peter B. Krauser on May 5, 2017, a vacancy will exist on the Court of Special Appeals (At Large). This vacancy is to be filled by appointment of Governor Hogan.

For more information on this vacancy, please see below:

 

Notification Memorandum_Page_1 Notification Memorandum_Page_2 Notification Memorandum_Page_3

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Maryland Judiciary Launches Comprehensive Attorney Information Database

(ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND, March 23, 2017) – The Maryland Judiciary is launching the Attorney Information System (AIS), a new comprehensive database that brings together information about Maryland attorneys maintained by the court-related agencies that support the Court of Appeals in its role regulating the legal profession in Maryland.  AIS also will provide a single portal for lawyers to update personal information, obtain disciplinary history and status, and file mandatory reports annually.

 

Initially, attorneys will use AIS to update their information maintained with the Court of Appeals, the Client Protection Fund, and the Administrative Office of the Courts.  Attorneys are required to identify a primary address and may designate any address as confidential.  Further, attorneys may obtain information about their status, including past administrative and disciplinary actions, whether those actions have been cured, relevant court orders, and whether they have been restored to good standing.  The capacity to file required reports will be added in the next implementation phase expected later this year.  In the future, attorneys will be able to use AIS to pay their annual Client Protection Fund assessments online.

 

“The Attorney Information System represents a significant investment by the Judiciary to improve the internal management of attorney records and to facilitate for attorneys both the reporting of required information and access to their status history,” said Mary Ellen Barbera, Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals.  “From concept to reality, AIS required intensive collaboration within the Judiciary.  I congratulate my colleagues on their vision and good work on this project.”

 

In April 2017, each Maryland attorney will receive a letter from the Maryland Judiciary by regular mail with information about the AIS and how to activate an account.  Attorneys will need an email address to activate their accounts and update information online.

 

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Annual Memorial Service – Assistance Requested

Dear Members,

The Harford County Bar Association is bringing back the time honored Annual Memorial Service held to commemorate the memory of the members of the Harford County Bar who have passed away.   Traditionally the service would honor those members who passed since the prior ceremony.  However, as the service has not been held since the early to mid-1990’s we do not anticipate we can identify every member lost over the past decade or longer.  We will, however, attempt to honor members lost during the past two to three years.  If you know of any member of the Bar who passed away during that time frame, please forward me their name and any other information you have that can help me locate their family members.

Although a date for this years’ service has not yet been selected, the plan is to have the ceremony in the fall. For those of you who have never attended, the service will take place at the end of the day in the Ceremonial Courtroom with members of the Bench and family members of the deceased present, the President of the Bar Association will make a few remarks and offer a Memorial Resolution for each deceased member of the bar, the resolution will be seconded and adopted, a member of the bar selected by the family of the deceased will offer a brief eulogy, there will be closing remarks, and the ceremony will conclude.

I thank you in advance for your help, and my contact information is below.

 

Donna R.F. Beard

5 South Hickory Avenue

Bel Air, Maryland 21014

443-832-6789

443-816-2171 (fax)

donna@donnabeardlaw.com

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Executive Council Positions Available

Dear Members,

With this fiscal year coming to an end, there are two at-large positions open with the Harford County Bar Association Executive Council. Tracey Delp and Cami Rogers will be stepping down after serving their 3 year term with the Council. Along with these two positions, nominations are also being considered for Secretary and Treasurer. It should be noted that Donna Beard has expressed an interest in serving another term as Treasurer. If you would like to be considered by the Nominations Committee for any of these positions please email harcobar@gmail.com with your Name, Interested Position, updated contact information, and/or nominations.

 

Thank you

 

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