Run for the Roses: A Kentucky Derby Fundraiser

The Harford County Bar Foundation is excited to announce the third annual “Run for the Roses: A Kentucky Derby Fundraiser” on May 6th from 4:30-7:30pm. We hope you will accept our wager and support our mission by joining us at 510 Johnnys in Bel Air. Guests will be sporting seersucker suits, sundresses, and hats while sipping on mint juleps, listening to blue grass tunes and watching who crosses the finish line first! HCBF is determined to win the race and raise money to assist those individuals who are under-served and lack means to access help.

HCBF is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community organization that provides legal services and educational programs that support those desperately in need of guidance.

Purchase tickets at http://bit.ly/2lkgwtR

 

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Amazing Glaze Fundraiser

Visitation center benefit (002)

 

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Lawyer in the Lobby

 

March 7, 2017

 

The Harford County Bar Foundation is in need of Attorneys to cover their regularly scheduled Lawyer in the Lobby sessions.  Please let them know if there is a session or two that you would be willing to volunteer your time.  The dates needed are listed in our calendar.   The sessions run 1pm-2pm and are generally located at Level A of Circuit Courthouse, but may also be located in the community. Please contact the Bar Foundation, (410) 836-0123,  with questions or to sign up. Thank you!

 

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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 Navigating Arbitration Clauses in Consumer Contracts.

Thursday, March 9, 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:  Martin Wolf

Please register at www.harcobar.org.

Free – HCBA Members

$10.00 – Non-Members

Please bring your own lunch and refreshments!

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Lawyer in the Library

March 10, 2017

 

The Harford County Bar Foundation is in need of Attorneys to cover their regularly scheduled Lawyer in the Library sessions.  Please let them know if there is a session or two that you would be willing to volunteer your time.  The dates needed are listed in our calendar.   The sessions run 11am-12pm and are located at a different local Library each month. Please contact the Bar Foundation, (410) 836-0123,  with questions or to sign up. Thank you!

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Lawyer in the Lobby

March 14, 21, & 28th

 

The Harford County Bar Foundation is in need of Attorneys to cover their regularly scheduled Lawyer in the Lobby sessions.  Please let them know if there is a session or two that you would be willing to volunteer your time.  The dates needed are listed in our calendar.   The sessions run 12pm-1pm and are generally located at Level A of Circuit Courthouse, but may also be located in the community. Please contact the Bar Foundation, (410) 836-0123,  with questions or to sign up. Thank you!

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Evidence with The Honorable Joseph F. Murphy, Jr. (Retired)

Please join us for a presentation on Evidence by The Honorable Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., (Retired), Court of Appeals of Maryland.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Circuit Court for Harford County

Ceremonial Courtroom

Bel Air, Maryland 21014

Please register at www.harcobar.org.

Free – HCBA Members

$10.00 – Non-Members

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Dynamic Guest Lecture

Please join the Harford County Chapter of the W.B.A. of Maryland in celebrating National Women’s History Month!

They will be hosting Dynamic Guest lecturer Marlene Trestman who will be discussing her book “Fair Labor Lawyer,” the remarkable life of New Deal Attorney and Supreme Court Advocate Bessie Margolin.

For more information please click the link below:

marcheventinvite

Start:

March 28, 2017 5:00 PM

End:

March 28, 2017

Location:

Liberatore’s
562 Baltimore Pike
Bel Air MD United States

Contact:

Kristen Barrett

Email:

kbarrett@starkandkeenan.com

 

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Implicit Bias in the Courtroom and ABA Resolution on Implicit Bias in Law Firms and Corporations

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the Bar Association of Baltimore City, in partnership with the American Bar Association, University of Baltimore School of Law, and the Maryland State Bar, will host a one-day conference on Implicit Bias in the Courtroom and ABA Resolution on Implicit Bias in Law Firms and Corporations to be held at the University of Baltimore School of Law in the John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Moot Court Room from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The program will feature an in-depth examination of bias in the courtroom, as seen from the perspective of nationally recognized members of the bench, bar, and academia.

For more information please see the flyer below!

Implicit Bias Flyer

 

If you wish to Sponsor this event please find more information in the attached Sponsorship form:

Implicit Bias Sponsorship Flyer

 

Start:

March 29, 2017 11:00 AM

End:

March 29, 2017 3:00 PM

Location:

University of Baltimore School of Law
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Moot Court Room
1401 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD
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Civics and the Law Academy

The Outreach committee is presenting the Civics and the Law Academy on Friday March 31, 2017, beginning at 8:30.  Civics and the Law is an educational session begun by the American Bar Association and adopted by the Maryland State Bar Association.  The session is designed to be interactive sessions with high school students to demonstrate to them the importance of civics in their daily lives.  The curriculum was developed by the ABA but it is sufficiently broad to allow the students to guide the discussions.  This year it will be held at Edgewood Hall at Harford Community College, because we have outgrown the capacity of the high schools.  We are looking for attorneys and judges who are interested in presenting.  Please contact Diane Tobin either by phone or email deadkins@harfordcountymd.gov if you are interested or if you have any questions about it.

 

Thank  you.

 

Start:

March 31, 2017 8:30 AM

End:

March 31, 2017

Location:

Harford Community College
Edgwood Hall
401 Thomas Run Road
Bel Air MD

Contact:

Diane Tobin

 

Telephone:

410-638-3500

 

 

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New Harford County District Court Program

Fights Opioid Dependency

 

(BEL AIR, MARYLAND, February 27, 2017) ─ The District Court of Maryland, in an effort to provide an alternative to traditional incarceration for drug offenses, has launched the Adult Opiate Recovery Court in Harford County.  Originally started as a drug treatment court in 1997, the newly redefined drug court is the first special docket in the state designed specifically for people facing opioid-related criminal charges.  The opiate recovery court will provide supervision and structure while helping participants obtain the services they need to overcome dependency.  Harford County District Judge David E. Carey serves as the presiding judge for the four-phase, 12-month program, which has grown from four to 10 participants.  The opiate recovery court can accommodate up to 40 participants and features a 24-month aftercare plan.

 

Mary Ellen Barbera, Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals, said, “This innovative program is part of the Judiciary’s ongoing commitment to serving communities and addressing unique local needs.  By bringing together community service providers and working with our justice partners, we are collaborating to address a growing health crisis by giving people an opportunity to reclaim their lives.  In doing so, we are helping to strengthen families and communities in Maryland.”

 

The opiate recovery court’s mission is to provide a court-managed drug treatment and monitoring program that addresses rehabilitation in the form of medication and counseling for opioid-dependent participants as an alternative to traditional case processing.  In order to receive entry into the program, a Harford County resident facing criminal charges stemming from opioid abuse must be diagnosed with an opioid dependency after completing a drug and alcohol assessment administered by a licensed treatment facility.

 

John P. Morrissey, Chief Judge of the District Court of Maryland, said, “Placing someone in jail can separate them from the drug for a period of time, but to avoid recidivism we need to bring justice partners together and understand the multiple ways we need to address a person’s addiction.  I am encouraged by the progress we have made early on, and I know the dedication Judge Hazlett and Judge Carey give to their courts will translate to making a positive impact in people’s lives throughout Harford County.”

 

The opiate recovery court is one of Maryland’s 37 drug treatment courts, consisting of adult, juvenile, family recovery, and DUI courts.  Drug treatment court programs are one way the Judiciary upholds its commitment to “be responsive and adaptable to changing community needs,” a stated goal in the Strategic Plan for the Maryland Judiciary.

 

The Harford County Sheriff’s Office reports that there were 290 suspected heroin overdoses in 2016, with 56 fatalities, surpassing the 201 heroin overdoses and 27 fatalities in 2015.  The Sheriff’s Office publishes updated overdose statistics on its website’s homepage every Monday.

 

Susan H. Hazlett, Administrative Judge for the Harford County District Court, said, “By entering the Adult Opiate Recovery Court, people have a chance to get the help they need and change the direction of their lives.  Opiate addiction is powerful.  If they continue in their addiction, they will spend considerable time in jail or die from an overdose.”

 

Judge Hazlett leads the opiate recovery court advisory committee, which consists of representatives from the Harford County Health Department, Detention Center, Office of Community Services, Office of the Public Defender, and Office of the State’s Attorney.  From March 2016 to July 2016, the committee developed the program’s policies and process from best practices throughout the state.

 

Judge Carey said, “The court’s management of this special docket allows for a comprehensive, medically guided process to fight addiction on a case-by-case basis over the long term.  I commend our participants for taking these steps to overcome dependency.  The demands we place on them are challenging but designed to give people their best chance to prevent further use and interaction with the court.”

 

The Judiciary’s problem-solving courts are part of a network of specialty dockets responding to the underlying problems that bring people into court, such as drug or alcohol addiction, mental illness and/or family or personal issues.  The courts combine ongoing judicial oversight with intensive treatment, supervision, and services through the collaborative efforts of the Judiciary, prosecutors, community corrections agencies, treatment providers, and other community support groups.  Maryland’s first drug court was established in 1994 in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.

 

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