Honoring Eamonn J. Gordon, Esq.

Please join us to honor the life of Eamonn J. Gordon, Esq. on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 4pm in the Ceremonial Courtroom. As president of the Harford County Bar Association, Eamonn encouraged all members to provide pro bono legal services for the marginalized.

The Harford County Bar Foundation will be establishing the Eamonn J. Gordon, Esq. Memorial Pro Bono Award in his honor to mark the 10th anniversary of his passing. Immediately following the brief ceremony, we will gather at MaGerk’s Pub & Grill to raise a glass to Eamonn.

Please RSVP to the HCBF at 410-836-0123 or HCBF@harfordcountybarfoundation.org.


January 6, 2017 4:00 PM


January 6, 2017


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


Investiture of Paul W. Ishak

The Investiture of Paul W. Ishak as Judge of the Circuit Court of Harford County will be held on Wednesday January 11, 2017, at 4:00pm in the Ceremonial Court Room.

A reception will be held immediately following the Ceremony at the Bel Air Armory, 37 North Main Street, Bel Air, MD 21014.


Estate Planning Basics for Low-Income Clients

Upcoming Pro Bono Training Opportunity

Thursday, January 19, 2017* – Estate Planning Basics for Low-Income Clients

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

DLA PIPER, The Marbury Building

6225 Smith Ave., Baltimore, MD 21209

Co-sponsored by Senior Legal Services and Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland 


— Wills

— Advance Medical Directives
— Powers of Attorney

— Ethical Considerations and Practice Tips

Attendees who take this training must agree to the pro bono commitment to prepare two estate plans within one year of completing the training. Plans will consist of a will, AMD, and/or POA. Malpractice insurance, case support and access to a mentor will be provided through Senior Legal Services.

*Can’t attend in person?  Register for the online webcast of this course, which will become available in early February.

For more information or to register please visit:www.probonomd.org/training

Questions? Contact Kiki Rist at krist@probonmd.org or 443-703-3052.


January 19, 2017 9:00 AM


January 19, 2017 1:00 PM


DLA PIPER, The Marbury Building
6225 Smith Avenue
Baltimore MD United States


Applications being Accepted for Appointment to the HCBA Judicial Nominations Committee 

If you would like to serve on the Harford County Bar Association committee that reviews and evaluates the applicants for judicial appointment when a vacancy on the bench occurs, submit the attached application (see below) to be considered for appointment to the committee.

Judicial Nominating Committee Member Application



HCBF Lawyer Referral Program 

As of January 1, 2017, the Harford County Bar Foundation will be updating their list of attorneys who are members of their Lawyer Referral Service (LRS).  The referral service provided by the organization not only benefits clients, but also local attorneys.  Their referral service is well advertised on their website and through other local service agencies.  HCBF receives over 100 referral calls per week. Membership cost is $100 per calendar year. Application forms are available on their website at www.harfordcountybarfoundation.org. Funds received through this program will assist them in closing the gap between grant operating funding and actual operating costs.

To become a member and add your name to their referral list for the 2017 calendar year, please provide the following:

  1. $100 check made payable to Harford County Bar Foundation
  2. Completed Registration Form
  3. Malpractice Insurance Certification and Indemnification Agreement
  4. A copy of the Declaration Sheet from your legal malpractice carrier

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Jennifer Vido at (410) 836-0123.



Bar Counsel Vacancy

Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland

The Attorney Grievance Commission is seeking applicants for the position of Bar Counsel, who is responsible for evaluating complaints against attorneys and prosecuting cases of professional misconduct.  Bar Counsel’s duties also include investigations and prosecutions of attorneys engaged in the unauthorized practice of law, incapacitated attorneys, enforcement of compliance with disciplinary and remedial orders as well as diversionary agreements, and evaluation of overdrafts or mismanagement of attorney escrow accounts.  The position will also perform other duties as prescribed by the Commission, including the oversight and management of a staff of attorneys, investigators, paralegals, office manager, and secretaries.  Bar Counsel is an employee of and serves at the pleasure of the Commission.

Applicants must be an active member of the Maryland Bar, in good standing and a Maryland resident.  Ten years of experience in the practice of law is preferred.

To view the full job announcement and instructions on how to apply, visit the following link: Http://mdcourts.gov/jobs/pdfs/BarCounsel.pdf