THE BAR ASSOCIATION OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD BAR REVUE 2006

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "THE BAR ASSOCIATION OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD BAR REVUE 2006"

Transcription

1 THE BAR ASSOCIATION OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD N EWSLETTE R 27 West Jefferson St., Rockville, MD Telephone: (301) Fax: (301) Web Site: Volume 53, Issue 11 May 2006 PRESIDENT S REPORTTO THE MEMBERSHIP "The Grass is Green," right here where we practice. This Bar Association is blessed with incredible volunteers in our Bar Association and Bar Foundation. I would encourage each and every one of you not to hesitate to becoming involved. The networking is particularly helpful in many ways for many lawyers - Just ask the Judges, the State's Attorneys, the Public Defenders and the County attorneys. "Young attorneys do not hesitate to become involved. The opportunities for involvement are not only in the Bar Association, but also in the Community through the Bar Foundation. John C. Monahan will become your new president of the Bar Association at the Annual Meeting on May 5th and I will become President of the Bar Foundation and we welcome your s and phone calls to become involved. You may also contact Bev Mondin at and discuss with her what Committee, Section, or Event in which you would like to become involved. Please plan to attend the Annual Meeting and the Bar Revue (our Comedy, Variety Show) written and performed by our attorneys and Judges. See the inserts inside this Newsletter. As part of this article I am including a Report to the Membership on our Committee's and (Continued on page 4) BAR REVUE 2006 May 24, 2006 ~ 5:30 p.m. F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre Rockville Civic Center 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville, MD ~ It s Show Time Make your reservations today for the Montgomery County Bar Foundation Bar Revue on May 24th. Dinner will be catered by Red, Hot & Blue and will start at 5:30pm followed by the show at 8:00pm. Come and join your friends and colleague for a great night of entertainment! You will not want to miss your Judges and colleagues as they perform skits, songs, and dances, which they have personally written and choreographed. Please support the Bar Revue with your attendance and/or sponsorship. Broadway Sponsorship entitles you to 10 tickets for $ and our Off-Broadway Sponsorship entitles you to 6 tickets for $ Because your contribution will go to the Bar Foundation for the Pro Bono Program, you will be able to list part of the donation on the Annual Pro Bono Reporting form. Individual tickets are $38.00 which includes dinner, drinks, show, and other expenses. ~ See Insert For Registration Form ~ 2006 SOFTBALL SEASON The Bar Association Softball League kicked off the 2006 season with two thrilling games, new team uniforms, professional umpires, and even a new team. The Court Clerks renamed DENIED matched up in the first game of the year against the quintessential "Big Dog on the (Continued on page 8) 112 TH ANNUAL MEETING & LAW DAY CELEBRATION May 5, 2006 ~ 8:00a.m.-2:30p.m. Keynote Speaker: Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., Chief Judge Court of Special Appeals of Maryland NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 5701 Marinelli Rd. North Bethesda, MD SEMINARS BEING PRESENTED: Navigating the Treacherous Waters of Our Electronic World What You Don t Know About Immigration and Divorce Can Hurt Your Client Lawyer as an Employer The Matrix: Immigration Issues at the Crossroads of Your Criminal Case Electronic Discovery and the 2006 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure Guardianship Litigation Issues Tax Issues Related to Business Valuations and Divorce Integrating Dispute Resolution Processes for Business Clients For Registration... See Insert This Issue PLEASE NOTE: The hotel is giving BAMC Law Day attendees a discount on parking for the day. The cost for parking will be $4.00, payable by each attendee. Inside This Issue... Advertisers Index page 25 Judges Schedules page 27 Attorney Positions page Juvenile Schedule pages 26 Bar Calendar page 28 Legal Announcements pages 22 Committees & Sections pages 16 President s Report pages 1 & 4-8 Current Update pages 9 State s Attorney s Schedules page 26

2 PAGE 2 FOR YOUR INFORMATION HEADING FOR LAWYERS WHO NEED HELP If you are aware of attorneys who are having problems with alcohol, drugs, stress, emotional problems and related illnesses that interfere with their professional or personal lives, please call the Lawyer-to- Lawyer Committee. Committee members are available to assist lawyers find confidential effective programs to suit their needs. All calls are strictly confidential. Barbara R. Graham, Chair Phone: (301) BAR ASSOCIATION OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD NEWSLETTER (USPS ) ISSN is published monthly except July/August combined at $25.00 per year by the Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD 27 West Jefferson Street, Rockville, MD PERIODICALS POSTAGE PAID Rockville, Maryland POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD, Newsletter 27 West Jefferson St., Rockville, Maryland Beverly C. Mondin, Executive Director & Editor Cindy Brandenburg, Assistant & Advertising Editor Bar Association Beverly Executive Director (301) Tessy Office Manager/LRS Supervisor (301) Cindy Association Secretary (301) Marg Membership (part-time) (301) Marleni Lawyer Line (301) Kathy } Lawyer Referral Service Operators (part-time) (301) Bar Foundation Jackie CLE Seminars and Events Coordinator (301) Pro Bono Program Client Intake Lines (301) (301) The following staff listing is not for public information. It is for attorney use only. Mary Kay Canarte, Staff Attorney (301) Maria Office Administrator / Client Intake (301) Ingrid Client Intake (301) FRIENDS OF BILL W. LAWYER MEETING For further information as to the time and location of the meetings, please call Lawyerto-Lawyer Committee member, William G. Simmons at (301) ~ Reserve Your Spot ~ 2006 Annual Meeting & Law Day Celebration Friday, May 5, 2006 LEGAL ETHICS HOTLINE Louis S. Pettey - (301) Allen J. Katz - (301) For a written confidential opinion, submit your written request, marked confidential, to Jeffrey M. Axelson, c/o Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD, 27 West Jefferson St., Rockville, MD Officers and Chairs ASSOCIATION OFFICERS: President: Paul F. Kemp President-Elect: John C. Monahan Treasurer: Richard S. Stolker Treasurer-Elect: Robert B. Hetherington Secretary: Richard H. Melnick Past President: John J. McCarthy Executive Director: Beverly C. Mondin EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Hon. Michael J. Algeo Daniel M. Kennedy, III George E. Simms, III Bradford S. Bernstein Michael J. McAuliffe Jeffrey Van Grack Audrey A. Creighton Master Joan E. Ryon Patricia M. Weaver Neil I. Jacobs Nancy A. Sachitano Vincent M. Wills New Practitioners Co-Chairs: Omolade R. Akinbolaji & Marjorie P. DiLima COMMITTEE CHAIRS Assoc./Found. Ann. Mtg. & Law Day Robert B. Hetherington, Chair (301) Bench/Bar-Circuit Patricia P. Via, Chair (240) Bench/Bar-District Court Reginald W. Bours, III, Chair (301) Fee Dispute Resolution Ronald S. Canter, Co-Chair (240) , David L. Rubino, Co-Chair (301) & Patricia M. Weaver, Co-Chair (301) Interprofessional John M. Quinn, Chair (301) Judicial Selections Larry A. Ceppos, Chair (301) Thomas D. Murphy, Vice Chair (301) Lawyer to Lawyer Barbara R. Graham, Chair (301) Lawyer Referral Gregory E. Flynn, Chair (301) Legal Ethics Jeffrey M. Axelson, Co-Chair (301) & Samuel M. Shapiro, Co-Chair (301) Legislation Laurel N. Anchors, Co-Chair (301) & VACANT, Co-Chair Nominations & Elections Nancy A. Sachitano, Chair (301) Professionalism & The Quality of Life - Karen L. Federman-Henry, Chair (240) Designated Conciliator Program Gary W. Diamond, Chair (301) Technology Morton J. Frome, Chair (301) Unauthorized Practice of Law Ronald M. Abramson, Chair (240) SECTION CHAIRS Alternative Dispute Resolution Robert L. Baum, Co-Chair (301) & Ellen F. Kandell, Co-Chair (301) Bankruptcy Law Ronald M. Levin, Chair (202) Business Law Edward E. Sharkey, Co-Chair (301) & Matthew J. Downs, Co-Chair (301) Commercial Litigation Steven Gould, Co-Chair (301) & Jeffrey M. Schwaber, Co-Chair (301) Criminal Law Eun K. Cho, Co-Chair (301) & Carol A. Crawford, Co-Chair (240) Employment Law Scott A. Mirsky, Co-Chair (301) & Rosanna C. Lopez, Co-Chair (301) Estates & Trusts Jay M. Eisenberg, Chair (301) Family Law Jennifer A. Forquer, Co-Chair (30) & Carlos M. Lastra, Co-Chair (301) Federal Practice Lawrence R. Holzman, Co-Chair (301) & Charles F. Chester, Co-Chair (301) Health Law Randi Kopf, Co-Chair (301) & Jason Slotnik, Co-Chair (301) Immigration Devang M. Shah, Co-Chair (301) & Timur Edib, Co-Chair (301) In-House Counsel Gregory D. Grant, Chair (301) Intellectual Property & Technology Jeffrey I. Auerbach, Co-Chair (301) & Eric J. Von Vorys, Co-Chair (301) Juvenile Law Debra S. Grimes, Co-Chair (240) & Maura L. Lynch, Co-Chair (240) Law Firm Management David A. Pordy, Chair (301) New Practitioners Omolade R. Akinbolaji, Co-Chair & Marjorie P. DiLima, Co-Chair (301) Mentor/Mentee (sub of New Practitioners) - Ilana Cohen, Chair (240) Chamber Chats Ivonne C. Lindley, Chair (301) Personal Injury Litigation Michael V. Nakamura, Co-Chair (Plaintiff) (301) & John J. O Neill, Co-Chair (Defense) (301) Real Estate Jerry R. O Conor, Chair (202) Taxation Chaya Kundra, Chair (301) Telecommunications Bruce A. Henoch, Co-Chair (301) & Michael Deutschman, Co-Chair (301) Workers Compensation Law Mary B. Buonanno, Co-Chair (301) & Wendy B. Karpel, Co-Chair (240) BAR FOUNDATION OFFICERS (Effective July 1, 2005) President: John J. McCarthy President-Elect: Paul F. Kemp Past President: Deane A. Shure Treasurer: Alan S. Zipp Assistant Treasurer: Richard S. Stolker DIRECTORS James M. Brault Mark S. Goldstein A. Howard Metro Douglas M. Bregman Gerald W. Heller Robert C. Park Eun (Jeannie) K. Cho Eric M. Johnson Linda D. Schwartz Charles B. Day John P. Kudel Harry C. Storm Glenn M. Cooper Susan S. Magazine Rebecca N. Strandberg David S. DeJong Mimi L. Magyar-Socorso Joseph P. Suntum Kathleen M. Dumais Rachel T. McGuckian Marvin Waldman Mary Ellen Flynn Patrick C. McKeever Jo B. Fogel Camilla O. McRory COMMITTEE CHAIRS Bar Revue Steven J. Bienstock (301) Cable T.V./Law School for the Public Thomas P. Ryan, Co-Chair (301) & Natasha R. Luddington, Co-Chair (301) Continuing Legal Education Daniel L. Shea, Chair (301) CLE Breakfasts James C. Strouse, Chair (410) Fall Outing James R. Hammerschmidt, Co-Chair (301) & Alison W. Rind, Co-Chair (301) Pro Bono Lauri E. Cleary, Chair (301) School Mock Trial Bradford S. Bernstein, Co-Chair (301) & Rachel T. McGuckian, Co-Chair (301) Speakers Bureau Richard E. Schimel, Chair (Public Division) (301) & William F. X. Becker, Chair (School Division) (301)

3 Pilot Program for Circuit and District Courts PAGE 3 ANNOUNCING A JUDICIARY CUSTOMER SURVEY ON ACCESS & FAIRNESS IN THE MARYLAND COURTS For quite some time, Chief Judge Bell has concentrated considerable attention and resources on enhancing the public's access to the Maryland courts. As part of this on-going effort, the Maryland Judicial Council has initiated a pilot program to identify the extent of the public's accessibility to the judicial system. This new initiative seeks to complement the Judiciary's continuing efforts in this area and will focus specifically on the access to and fairness of our trial courts. The pilot programs will take place in the Circuit and District Courts in Howard and Montgomery Counties. It will utilize a methodology developed by the National Center for State Courts and as adapted by the Judicial Council for use in our courts. It will involve a short written survey consisting of concise questions to be administered by court staff to customers exiting the respective court facilities over the course of a typical day. The Montgomery County Circuit Court will have volunteer staff positioned at the Monroe and Maryland Avenue doors requesting all persons departing the Judicial Center to complete a survey on June 9th and June 12th. When the surveys have been completed and collected, the Administrative Office of the Courts will analyze the information and share those results with the pilot courts for comments and suggestions on how to Bulletin Board & Future Calendar May 5, 2006 ~ Annual Meeting & Law Day Celebration... Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Rd., North Bethesda, MD RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW. See Insert This Issue. May 24, 2006 ~ 2006 Bar Revue... 5:30p.m. ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre. RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW. See Insert This Issue. June 27, 2006 ~ Committee/Section Orientation ~ 7:45a.m. ~ Bar Association CLE Classroom... For all Committee and Section Chairs and Co-Chairs... Information will be sent out at a later date. October 27, 2006 ~ Bar Association / Red Cross Blood Drive Do you need materials from our Fall CLE Breakfasts & Seminars? For information call Jackie in the CLE office at (301) Please feel free to send your newsletter submissions via to improve access and fairness in the court. A subsequent report will be prepared for the Judicial Council that will include the pilot results, as well as specific recommendations relating to the methodology and survey. In anticipation of your continued cooperation, we thank you. The Hon. Ann S. Harrington PROPERTY REVIEW BOARD After 16 years of service, the Honorable Joseph Mathias is stepping down as a member of the Property Review Board. The Circuit Court is seeking this replacement. Appointment Available: Property Review Board Background: The Board consists of three members: a farmer, an engineer and a lawyer. The Board averages 8 to 10 hearings per year. The pay is $75 per day for the Board Chair and $70 per day for the other two members. The Board s goal is to settle property disputes that would otherwise be filed with the Court as a Condemnation Jury Trial. Contacts: The Honorable Ann S. Harrington Attn: Debbie Bennett 50 Maryland Ave., Suite 312 Rockville, MD (240) Annual Meeting & Law Day Celebration Friday, May 5, 2006 Marriott Bethesda North Hotel & Conference Center ~ See Insert This Issue ~ WHEN YOU CALL ONE OF OUR ADVERTISERS TO MAKE AN INQUIRY, TELL THEM WHERE YOU SAW THEIR AD.

4 PAGE 4 PRESIDENT S REPORT, cont d (Continued from page 1) Sections. Look for your area of practice and become involved. Thank you for the opportunity and privilege of serving as your President for I send each of you my very best in your practice and future participation in your Bar Association. Paul F. Kemp Circuit Court Bench Bar - Patricia P. Via, Chair The Committee worked with The Honorable Ann Sundt and co-sponsored and organized a program entitled "ADR Today The Court's Perspective." The program speakers were Circuit Court Judges and Masters, local practitioners and courthouse professionals, who discussed a variety of issues relating to alternative dispute resolution. The program was well-received. As for the Committee meetings, the group has had a fair amount of discussion on court procedures and practices. These open discussions have allowed for a good exchange of information in an effort to address important issues affecting the practice of law in the Circuit Court. The Committee is rescheduling "Circuit Court Night" for the fall and possibly combining it with another event of another committee or section, e.g., the District Court Bench Bar or the New Practitioners. Attorneys should be reminded that they may contact their respective section or committee chairs with appropriate issues that they would like to be addressed by the Circuit Court Bench Bar Committee. Also, attorneys can contact the Circuit Court Bench Bar Committee WHEN YOU CALL ONE OF OUR ADVERTISERS TO MAKE AN INQUIRY, TELL THEM WHERE YOU SAW THEIR AD. chair directly if they want to bring a matter before this Committee for discussion. Fee Dispute Resolution Committee - Ronald S. Canter, David L. Rubino and Patricia M. Weaver, Co-Chairs The Committee submitted revisions to the Fee Dispute Rules to the Executive Committee modifying jurisdiction of committee, whereby claims between $1,000 and $5,000 are submitted for mediation and claims over $5,000 are heard by a single arbitrator. The Committee has experienced a significant reduction in membership. We are faced with a crisis situation and cannot timely refer cases to arbitration. We need 15 new members at a minimum. Also, we would like to solicit our retired Judges and retired Masters to serve as arbitrators. This would help reduce our backlog. Judicial Selections Panel Committee - Larry A. Ceppos, Chair The Committee oversaw the 120th and the 121st Referendums for 3 (and ultimately 4) Circuit Court vacancies. Panel members interviewed candidates; counted ballots; and, met to render the panel vote. The gargantuan amount of volunteer time amounted to nearly $80,000 and hard cost was $5,000. Legal Ethics Committee - Jeffrey M. Axelson and Samuel M. Shapiro, Co- Chairs Committee members continue to provide information to the members and to the public through the provision of the hotline and the written inquiries. We have continued to provide advice to our Bar members on preventing violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct. We provide instantaneous advice to attorneys and the public on prospective conduct. In our monthly meetings we focus on providing advice to those who submit written inquiries. Additionally, questions of notable importance which have been addressed in the hotline are brought to the committee's attention. The Committee continues to prepare articles on ethical issues for publication in the Bar Newsletter. Although attendance for the Law

5 PRESIDENT S REPORT, cont d PAGE 5 Day ethical seminars have been standing room only for the last several years, the Ethics Committee is not per se participating in the seminars this year, instead, we will be contributing as a small part to several of the other seminars. Professionalism & The Quality of Life Committee - Karen L. Federman Henry, Chair The programs were a great hit, with 25 to 30 members attending the Fall Ethics Program and over 15 attending the Spring program on Quality of Life. It seems that there is renewed interest in the Committee. The Committee should continue to hold a Fall program on Ethics issues and a Spring program on the Quality of Life. In addition, the Committee may take on a role in promoting professionalism once the Court of Appeals Professionalism Committee issues its report later this year. We would like the BAMC President to persuade a judge (sitting or retired) or two to join the Committee. As the Committee moves forward, it is important that it not lose sight of the Quality of Life component. It will be all too easy to focus only on professionalism and civility, and the Committee needs to address both elements. Alternative Dispute Resolution Section - Robert L. Baum and Ellen Kandell, Co-Chairs We revised the BAMC arbitration rules and application, publicized the program, and developed a system for maintaining the roster. We also co-sponsored and helped organize the highly successful "ADR in the Courts." In the Collaborative Law area, we generated significant interest in the field, worked successfully with non-lawyers (e.g. financial planners, therapists) to "get the word out" and begin collaborative law cases in the County. People attend bar meetings to gain information to benefit their clients. A mediator's clients are the parties. In the arbitration area, we just need to publicize the program more. In the collaborative law area, we have gotten around the fact that nonlawyers cannot be members of the BAMC by working closely with a local non-profit collaborative law group (Maryland Collaborative Dispute Professionals, Inc.). It has not been a practical problem in terms of the two groups working well together and jointly supporting collaborative law. We will continue to offer educational programs, particularly in the areas of arbitration and collaborative law. We will be having trainings in each area to increase the number of practitioners qualified in those areas. Commercial Litigation Section - Steven Gould and Jeffrey M. Schwaber, Co-Chairs The principal accomplishment this year was the E-Discovery CLE, presented by Judge Mason and U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grimm. It was a fascinating and very well attended presentation, which included Virginia CLE credits. On April 19, 2006, the section cosponsored a program with the Business Law Section, titled Corporate Control and Minority Rights, featuring Glenn Cooper as the presenter. The Section will hold a CLE on May 16, 2006 titled Tips for Maryland Lawyers About Virginia Practice. We are formulating the concept of a section newsletter. The section also provided information about E-Discovery and Electronic Presentation of Trial Evidence. Criminal Law Section - Jeannie K. Cho and Carol A. Crawford, Co- Chairs The Section has been able to schedule some excellent speakers, including The Honorable Joseph Murphy, The Honorable Mary Ellen Barbera, the Honorable Peter Messitte, The Honorable Patrick Woodward and others. We have provided quality presentations and excellent handouts for the practitioners. We suggest that the section do a survey of the criminal practitioners to gain insight into practitioner needs. We solicited participation in our events, but still feel that turnout could be increased. At this time, with every available moment of the day already taken, we need to provide an attractive service that fits ones' specific needs. Employment Law Section - Scott A. Mirsky and Rosanna C. Lopez, Co- Chairs Building on the previous year's success, we have further established the Section as a viable group within the Bar Association. Our meetings this year have included the following: (1) Roger Campbell, Assistant Chief of MOSH (Maryland Occupational Safety Health) Compliance Service, who discussed various issues surrounding employer compliance with a MOSH investigation; (2) Tiara Jackson, the Intake Supervisor at the Washington Field Office of the EEOC, who discussed the intake, evaluation, and investigative process at the Washington Field Office and provided the attendees with several practice tips for bringing or (Continued on following page) WHEN YOU CALL ONE OF OUR ADVERTISERS TO MAKE AN INQUIRY, TELL THEM WHERE YOU SAW THEIR AD.

6 PAGE 6 PRESIDENT S REPORT, cont d (Continued from preceding page) defending claims before the EEOC; (3) Joyce Ann Mitchell, who provided the attendees with a short practice guide regarding the mediation process. Our section recognized the importance of ADR in the resolution of employment disputes and the Section was pleased that Ms. Mitchell was able to share her experience with us; (4) Amy Muhlendorf, Associate General Counsel for Booz Allen & Hamilton, spoke to our Section regarding how inhouse corporate counsel handles labor and employment disputes and how it responds to demand letters and the threat of litigation. By inviting this speaker to our Section meeting, we were able to meet one of our goals of encouraging more interaction between members of our Section with in-house counsel who focus on employment law issues; and (5) Liza H. Gold, MD, who spoke to our Section on the role and use of psychiatric experts in employment litigation. Our Law Day breakout will focus on the use and handling of computer data in connection with employment-related matters. Estate & Trust Law Section - Jay M. Eisenberg, Chair This years meetings included the following topics and speakers: (1) Meet the Register of Wills and His Top Staff with Joseph Griffin, Register of Wills; (2) Circular 230 for Estate Planners with David Borinsky, Esquire and Gordon Feinblatt; (3) Estate Planning in Maryland in a Decoupled World with David Forrer, Esquire; (4) Fill Your Sales Funnel with Terry Nicholetti, Washington Business Journal; (5) Discussion of Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning; (6) Estate Planning for Parents of Children with Life Long Disabilities with Evan Krame, Esquire; (7) Trust Owned Life Insurance with Michael Brohawn, CFP, CLU, Senior Director of Advanced Markets for BISYS- Potomac; and (8) Estate Planning for Same Sex Couples with Joseph Kapp, Lincoln Financial Advisors. By the end of May, the section will have presented 10 Seminars to assist the Estate, Trust & Wills practitioners. Family Law Section - Jennifer A. Forquer and Carlos M. Lastra, Co- Chairs The average attendance at most of our section meetings is members. This year, we continued the Section's programs with the Women's Commission and the Gilchrist Center by providing speakers on the law relating to domestic issues. We also continued the Section's support of the Pro Se Project, with Bonnie Montgomery and Diana Metcalf heading the committee that organized and coordinated volunteers to work at the Pro Se Project during times of need. The Section, along with Family Division Masters and Judges from the WHEN YOU CALL ONE OF OUR ADVERTISERS TO MAKE AN INQUIRY, TELL THEM WHERE YOU SAW THEIR AD.

7 PRESIDENT S REPORT, cont d PAGE 7 Circuit Court and Court of Appeals, hosted the Annual Wine and Cheese with the Judges and Masters in February. The Section, in collaboration with the Circuit Court Bench Bar Committee, The ADR Section and the Criminal Law Section, presented and organized the program "ADR Today: The Court's Perspective." We organized 4 breakfast CLE's with Family Division Judges as presenters and held 5 CLE evening programs. For each monthly Section meeting we had guest speakers present on various topics that were useful to our membership in their practice under our theme for the year, "Lawyers as Problem Solvers." Our Section also took a position supporting the legislation drafted to deal with the repercussions of the Court of Appeals decision in Fox vs. Wills. Our Legislative Committee Chair, Lindsay Parvis, organized testimony in support of bills submitted to the Maryland legislature on the Guardian ad Litem immunity issue. The Section strives to keep our members aware of pending legislation and presenting the opinion of our Section on such legislation with the approval of the Executive Committee. We plan to continue presenting interesting and useful programs to assist our members in their practices, and to encourage the participation of all our members, veterans, and newer attorneys, in these programs. The Section feels there is a need to promote greater mentoring between veteran attorneys and newer lawyers. Stanley on Deferred Compensation and Retirement Enhancement Strategies; (2) a presentation by Optimal Networks on Strategic Technology Investment; and (3) a presentation by a nationally recognized expert on legal malpractice avoidance and legal malpractice insurance. The Section strives to help attorneys with everything they need to know about how to run their firm to maximum efficiency and profitability while serving the profession and the community. Personal Injury Litigation Section - Michael V. Nakamura and John J. O'Neill, Co-Chairs The Section strives to increase the civility between the plaintiffs and defense bar by fostering of the civility and image of litigators. We will continue our efforts to attract top speakers and to stress holding CLE programs rather than monthly meetings. The Section feels a need for public awareness of the cost and efforts involved in litigation versus the need for legitimate recovery of damages. Real Estate Law Section - Jerry R. O'Conor, Chair Our Section meeting participants are drawn from a larger, more diverse pool (younger and older practitioners from a variety of firms). The quality of discussion following presentations has improved as well (or perhaps as a result). We will continue to encourage individuals to attend and request help and suggestions for topics and speakers from other Section members to assist our colleagues. Workers Compensation Law Section - Mary B. Buonanno and Wendy B. Karpel, Co-Chairs In February, Dr. Joel Fechter, David Galinis, Esquire and David Schoenfield, Esquire participated in a panel discussion on "How to Avoid Over Treatment." In (Continued on following page) WHEN YOU CALL ONE OF OUR ADVERTISERS TO MAKE AN INQUIRY, TELL THEM WHERE YOU SAW THEIR AD. Federal Practice Section - Charles F. Chester and Lawrence R. Holzman, Co-Chairs The Section held a well attended CLE last fall where The Honorable Deborah K. Chasanow and The Honorable William G. Connelly were the speakers. We think the Section needs to hold joint programs with other Sections. There is room for overlap (i.e., employment, criminal, etc). There needs to be a "substantive area" of law to draw members. The Section feels it is important to cover the topic of Motions Practice in Federal Court Versus State Court. Law Firm Management Section - David A. Pordy, Chair The Section held the following programs: (1) a presentation by Morgan

8 PAGE 8 PRESIDENT S REPORT, cont d (Continued from preceding page) March, Chris Hinrichs, Esquire and Phil Armstrong, Esquire spoke on strategies for pursuing a third party/subrogation case in the workers' compensation context. Our final meeting was a luncheon with the Workers' Compensation Commissioner, Lauren Sfekas. We hope to achieve an important accomplishment this year by working with the Circuit Court Bench Bar Committee. We are close to the elimination of the Pre-Trial Status Conferences for Workers' Compensation Circuit Court de novo trials. We also are attempting to coordinate an educational outreach to those members of the Bench unfamiliar with workers' compensation law. We plan to invite the new Chairman and the newly appointed Commissioners to the Workers' Compensation Section meetings. We want to also invite members of the Montgomery County Circuit Court Bench to advise on what we can do to make workers' compensation issues more understandable to the jury. We feel the Section needs to continue to update its members on the new case law that is issued by the appellate courts and review the new bills that are being introduced at the Maryland state legislature. We need to keep our members updated on any changes at the Commission. This Section is needed to ensure that claimant and defense counsel come together in a neutral arena to discuss the law from different perspectives and to ensure collegiality in this small community of lawyers. WHEN YOU CALL ONE OF OUR ADVERTISERS TO MAKE AN INQUIRY, TELL THEM WHERE YOU SAW THEIR AD. SOFTBALL... (Continued from page 1) Block" Civil Defense [aka McCarthy Wilson]. Displaying the fire that led them to the 2004 League Championship, Civil Defense jumped to the early lead 8-2 bolstered by hitting prowess of league all-stars Andre Forte and Scott Nelson. However, the young and ambitious law clerks were not overwhelmed by the fast start of Civil Defense and began inning by inning to scratch away at the lead. As the top of the 5th inning approached they found themselves down by two runs. After two easy outs, they strung together three singles to load the bases. It was at this very moment Judge David Boynton strolled to home plate, surveyed the pressure packed situation, and after looking at two pitches, stroked a "no doubt about it" grand slam to put Denied up by two. Unfortunately, this would not be the first victory for Denied as Civil Defense would prevail rallying to take the first game. A special mention must be made of the impressive team uniforms created by Denied team captain Tim Fischer. Also, a big thanks to Judge Boynton and Judge Greenberg for playing. We hope to see more judges in the future. Who is next? The second game matched Paley Ale [aka Paley Rothman and Lerch Early] against Res Ipsa Loquitur [formerly known as North Adams]. Paley Ale jumped to an early lead over the defending champions 6-3. In spite of this deficit, Res Ipsa erupted in the third inning with a seven run offensive onslaught culminating with back to back home runs by Josh Gree and Craig Silverman. They added to this lead and cruised into the top of the seventh inning with a commanding 13-6 lead. Things would not end so easily, as Paley Ale put on a hitting clinic of their own, taking the lead by one going into the bottom of the seventh. Res Ipsa calmly handled the pressure and scored two runs to win by one. If the first two games are any indication of the caliber of play, we are off to a great start. Additionally, we will have certified ASA referees to officiate the league games for the first time since Deane Shure was the league director. I can't even remember back that long ago. Also we welcome one new team Baseless Claim [aka Selzer Gurvitch Rabin & Obecny, Chtd.] led by Meredyth S. Cooper. Chip Lipscomb, League Director

9 CURRENT UPDATE CIRCUIT COURT FAMILY DIVISION Family Division Open Motions Reminder Please follow up on motions that you have filed with the court. If a motion is past ripe and you have not received a ruling, please inquire with the court as to the status of the motion. Similarly, if you have filed a motion that you no longer wish to pursue, please file a line to withdraw the motion. To check on the status of a motion please call the Clerk's office at or the Family Division at Mediation/Facilitation Invoices If you provide mediation services for the Juvenile Department or facilitation services for the Family Division, please submit an invoice each time you perform this service. Some service providers are submitting invoices spanning several months. The court's fiscal year ends on June 30th. We want to ensure that all invoices are received for services rendered from July 1, 2005, through June 30, 2006, so payment can be made in early July. Pro Se Clinic In an effort to better serve its clients, the Pro Se Clinic has obtained the services of an interpreter on a regular basis. This service began on Wednesday, April 12th. A Spanish-speaking interpreter is now available every Wednesday from Noon to 4:00 p.m. Madeleine Jones SCHOOL MOCK TRIAL COMPETITION We would like to thank the following attorneys who acted as Judges in the playoffs of this year's competition. Jay Bernstein David Lease James Brault James Mood Audrey Creighton John Murphy Thomas Degonia Patricia Weaver Karen Ferretti Robert Weinberg Andre Forte We would also like to thank the following Judges who handled the finals of this year's competition: The Honorable S. Michael Pincus The Honorable John W. Debelius, III Thanks to everyone for your time and assistance. Looking forward to next year. Rachel T. McGuckian, Co-Chair Bradford S. Bernstein, Co-Chair LAWYERS' LITERARY CIRCLE This month, the Lawyers' Literary Circle (just a fancy name for a book group) will celebrate its 13th Anniversary. That is a long time for any group to have been continuously meeting. On May 11, 1993, ten Montgomery County lawyers met in the party room of the Jefferson Building to discuss Memories of the Ford Administration, by John Updike. Those original members included Bob Dean, Jim Demma, Mark Goldstein, Peter Greenburg, John McCabe, Pat McKeever, Carole Perez, Paul Wiesenfeld, Joanne WHEN YOU CALL ONE OF OUR ADVERTISERS TO MAKE AN INQUIRY, TELL THEM WHERE YOU SAW THEIR AD. Your Business Can Benefit From Our Total Business Solutions Eileen Porras Business Consultant Sandy Spring Bank works with your business as a true financial partner. We ll recommend a full range of solutions designed to help you achieve your business objectives, all based on a sound understanding of your business. For More Information Contact: Eileen Porras ext PAGE 9 Wills, and the late Bob Jacques, who was sometimes referred to as the "soul" of the Bar Association. On May 18th, we will be discussing The Lady and the Unicorn, by Tracy Chevalier, a very bewitching medieval mystery behind some of the art world's great masterpieces that hang today in the Cluny Museum in Paris. If you wish to join our group and everyone is welcome just show up for one of our meetings, which are most always held in the offices of Miles & Stockbridge, 11 North Washington Street, Suite 700, Rockville, Maryland 20850, at 4:30 in the afternoon. If you have any questions about our group, please give me a call. Jim Demma, (301) MONAHAN PARTICIPATES IN ABA BAR LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE Joining nearly 300 leaders of lawyer organizations from across the country at the American Bar Association s Bar Leadership Institute (BLI), March 9-11 was John C. Monahan of Rockville, MD, President-Elect of the Bar Association of Montgomery County. The BLI is held annually in Chicago for incoming officials of local and state bars, special focus lawyer associations, and bar foundations. The seminar provides the opportunity to confer with ABA officials, bar leader colleagues, executive staff, and other experts on the operation of such organizations. Monahan joined ABA President Michael S. Greco of Boston, MA, and ABA President-Elect Karen J. Mathis of Denver, CO, in sessions on bar governance, finance, communications and planning. Various ABA entities briefed the participants on resources available from the ABA for local, state, national, and specialty bar associations and foundations. The BLI is sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Bar Activities and Services and the ABA Division for Bar Services as part of the association s long-standing goal of fostering partnerships with bars and related organizations nationwide. Cooperating ABA staff entities including the Division for Media Relations and Communications Services.

10 PAGE 10 COMMITTEES & SECTIONS CINA/DELINQUENCY BROWN BAG BENCH BAR MEETINGS May 18, 2006 Sept. 21, 2006 June 14, 2006 Oct. 18, 2006 July 20, 2006 Nov. 16, 2006 Aug. 16, 2006 Dec. 20, 2006 The CINA Bench Bar meetings are now being held on Wednesdays, while the Delinquent Bench Bar meetings will remain on Thursdays. The CINA/Delinquent Bench Bar meetings will be held in Courtroom 20 of the District Court Building at 12:30-1:30 PM. CIRCUIT COURT BENCH BAR COMMITTEE MEETING DATES May 3, 2006 All meetings will be held on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 8:00a.m. in the Administrative Judge s Conference Room in the Circuit Court building in Rockville. The following matters are brought to your attention: All attorneys are advised that the sniper trial will begin May 1 and is scheduled to last four to eight weeks. This trial is surely to impact on the amount of people coming into and out of the Courthouse during that time period. There will be extra security during this time. Therefore, all attorneys are advised to let their clients know about this trial so that they can give themselves sufficient time to clear any extra security and the long lines getting into the Courthouse. Attorneys will still be able to use their badges to access the Courthouse. The Circuit Courthouse is involved WHEN YOU CALL ONE OF OUR ADVERTISERS TO MAKE AN INQUIRY, TELL THEM WHERE YOU SAW THEIR AD. DAVID HARRISON, INC. 2% ~ SAVE YOUR CLIENT COMMISSION DOLLARS ~ 2% Our total charge to sell a house or condo is 2% if sold by our real estate office. If the house or condo is sold by another real estate office, through multiple listing, they get 2% and we get 2% for a total of 4%. We never charge transaction fees, processing fees or administrative fees. Our four person staff holds open houses. We advertise all listings every Sunday in The Washington Post. All listings are posted with photographs on the GCAR multiple listing service. Licensed since 1959 in Montgomery County and D.C. Member GCAR, MRIS, NAR, MAA, NAREA, AAAA, NEA and BBB. David R. Harrison Real Estate in a program to make the Courthouse more user-friendly to the public. In June, surveys will be given to members of the public exiting the Courthouse to detail their experiences with the process with regard to friendliness and access. I want to take this opportunity to thank all the members of the Committee who have helped in fostering communications between the bench and the bar by attending those early morning meetings and bringing to the Committee's attention issues and problems that affect all of us in the practice of law. I have enjoyed my role as the chairperson of this Committee, which has allowed me the opportunity to provide some small service to the Bar Association. It has been a wonderful professional and personal experience. If you have any matters to bring to the Committee's attention, please contact me at or Committee Chair, or Lawal Momodu ( ), Patricia Via, Chair COMMERCIAL LITIGATION SECTION The Commercial Litigation Section will be sponsoring an exciting CLE program, Navigating the Unpredictability of Virginia s State Courts, on May 16, 2006, from 8:30-11:30a.m. More information regarding the speakers and other details will be circulated through the listserv in the near future. Steven Gould, Co-Chair Jeffrey M. Schwaber, Co-Chair BAIL BONDS 24 HOUR SERVICE PANTAZES BAIL BONDS 77 South Washington Street Rockville, MD 20850

11 COMMITTEES & SECTIONS PAGE 11 DISTRICT COURT BENCH BAR COMMITTEE MEETING DATES May 4, 2006 The next Meeting is Thursday, May 4, 2006, 8:00 a.m., in 4th Floor Conference Room at the Rockville District Court location. Members with questions or suggestions are encouraged to them to Reg Bours at Reginald W. Bours, III, Chair EMPLOYMENT LAW SECTION We would like to thank Liza H. Gold, MD, for speaking at our April Section Meeting. Also, we would like to thank the law firms of Bromberg Rosenthal LLP and Farber Rubin, LLC for allowing us to have our Section meetings in their respective conference rooms and for providing breakfast for all attendees. Scott A. Mirsky, Co-Chair Rosanna Lopez, Co-Chair been so generous in offering of their time and experience to help out at the Pro Se Project so far in 2006: Lade Akinbolaji, Judi Amick, Laurel Anchors, Brian Barke, Ken Barnhart, Dawn Bowie, Barbara Bullman, Mike Callahan, Douglas Cohn, Heather Collier, Mary Ellen Flynn, Jennifer Forquer, Mare Fox, Jerry Gudis, Hadrian Hatfield, Cassie Hicks, Heather Hostetter, Jonathon Issacs, Sharon Johnson, Lily Khozeimeh, Sherry Leichman, Anne LoPiano, Susan Magazine, Mary McCarthy, Diana Metcalf, Marcia Mills, Alex Morrow, Judy Mustille, Virginia Nuta, Lindsay Parvis, Donna Rismiller, Louise Rodriguez, Kathy Salamat, Jill Savedoff, Edythe Schneider, Lenore Schneiderman, Louise Schwartz, Mike Subin, John Thyden, Joan Weiss, and Donya Zimmerman. As always, the Pro Se Project still needs your assistance so be sure to stop by after a court appearance to help out or let Bonnie or Diana know when you can fill in. You can contact Bonnie at and Diana at As a reminder, the Gilchrist Center is still looking for volunteers to speak at the family law seminars taking place on May 11, 2006 (Custody, Visitation and Support), October 12, 2006 (Grounds for Divorce, Marital Property and Alimony) and December 14, 2006 (Custody, Visitation and Support). Please contact Rahul Kishore if you are interested. The seminars commence at 6:30 p.m. and run for about 90 minutes to 2 hours, depending on the numbers in attendance. The seminars take place at the Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity, Elkin Street, Wheaton, MD This is a great opportunity for anyone looking (Continued on following page) WHEN YOU CALL ONE OF OUR ADVERTISERS TO MAKE AN INQUIRY, TELL THEM WHERE YOU SAW THEIR AD. FAMILY LAW SECTION MEETING DATES Spring has finally sprung and now it is time to put on your summer clothes, kick up your heels and enjoy time with your friends and family. There are no Section meetings or events planned until things start back up in the fall (September). We wanted to let you all know that we really enjoyed being Section Co-Chairs this year and to say thank you to everyone for making it such a wonderful year. Some specific recognition is in order! Thank you to our Committee Chairs for the great jobs they did this year: Bob Baum, Robert Eustice, Hadrian N. Hatfield, Heather Q. Hostetter, Lili Khozeimeh, Rahul Kishore, Sherry Leichman, Linda Matisans Linden, Shelly D. McKeon, Diana Metcalf, Bonnie Montgomery, Carren Oler, Karen Robbins, Brian Sadur, Heather L. Sunderman and Vince Wills. Thank you also to all of our members who volunteered of their time and experience at various CLE's and other events throughout the year. We could not have done it without you! Thank you also to everyone who has

12 PAGE 12 COMMITTEES & SECTIONS (Continued from preceding page) to market themselves, put in pro bono hours and provide valuable legal services to the public. Rahul can be reached at Shah & Kishore - (301) or As always, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please feel free to contact either of us! Jennifer A. Forquer, Co-Chair Carlos M. Lastra, Co-Chair FEDERAL PRACTICE SECTION The Federal Practice Section will hold year end meeting on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 in the Bar Association CLE Classroom at 6:00p.m. Members and participants will be asked what they want the section to accomplish over the next year, and how often to meet. Because of the overlap with so many other areas of law practice, members of other sections are encouraged to participate, from criminal to bankruptcy to health care. eg. anyone practicing any area of law in federal courts. Charles F. Chester, Co-Chair Lawrence R. Holzman, Co-Chair INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY & TECHNOLOGY LAW SECTION MEETING DATES May 9, 2006 All meetings will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of alternating months at 8:00 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Bar Association Building, unless otherwise noted. Jeffrey I. Auerbach, Co-Chair Eric J. Von Vorys, Co-Chair WHEN YOU CALL ONE OF OUR ADVERTISERS TO MAKE AN INQUIRY, TELL THEM WHERE YOU SAW THEIR AD. PROFESSIONAL PROCESS SERVING, INC. CIRCLE TREATMENT CENTER Congress Drive Rockville, MD Fax: (301) (301) Trained and experienced professionals Rush service available Prompt service Competitive rates, bulk rates available Post Office checks Skip tracing/locating Continuous status reports Immediate Driving Record Access Unlimited attempts 18 Years of Service Janet M. Shipe, Director Twenty One Years of Superior Service To The Community * DWI Evaluation, Education/Counseling (6 weeks and 26 weeks) * Addiction and Relapse Prevention Programs * Adolescent and Adult Drug/Alcohol Programs * Individual, Couples, Group therapy by licensed professionals * Approved and Certified by the State of Maryland * MVA classes in Spanish and English (new licenses) 424 N. FREDERICK AVE., #8A, GAITHERSBURG, MD ~ COMPLETE CONFIDENTIALITY ASSURED JUVENILE LAW SECTION MEETING DATES May 31, 2006 Unless otherwise notified, all meetings will be held on the last Wednesday of the month at Noon in District Court Courtroom 20. Mary Siegfried, Co-Chair Kim Alfriend, Co-Chair LAWYER TO LAWYER COMMITTEE MEETING DATES May 11, 2006 All meetings will be held on the 2nd Thursday of alternating months (September through May) at 5:00p.m. in the Circuit Court Law Library, unless noted otherwise. Barbara R. Graham, Chair LEGAL ETHICS COMMITTEE MEETING DATES May 9, 2006 June 13, 2006 All meetings will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 4:30p.m. in the Bar Association Conference Room, unless otherwise noted. Jeffrey M. Axelson, Co-Chair Samuel M. Shapiro, Co-Chair PROFESSIONALISM & THE QUALITY OF LIFE COMMITTEE MEETING DATES May 2, 2006 Recipe for Quality of Life The April 4 meeting of the LAW OFFICES OF COURTLAND K. TOWNSEND, JR. *************** 6804 COASTAL HIGHWAY TOWNSEND TOWERS OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND *************** TWENTY-SIX YEARS PREVIOUS PRACTICE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND *************** FAX: (410) TELEPHONE: (410)

13 COMMITTEES & SECTIONS PAGE 13 Committee welcomed the Honorable Mary Ellen Barbera and the Honorable Charles Day, who shared their thoughts on various aspects of quality of life. First, they addressed what quality of life actually is. Judge Barbera explained the need to find balance between your inner self and the outer aspects of our lives. While we all need to find the systems that work for us in maintaining balance, it is unlikely that we can achieve quality of life without finding that balance or harmony. The group also considered the phenomenon that frequently occurs in which we try to do a number of things even though realistically we can only work on one thing at a time. Judge Day shared his experience in trying to place all of the projects he needed to handle on his desk at once. Not surprisingly, the desk was buried and he could not face any of it. By selecting only one file at a time, though, he was able to accomplish the necessary tasks more efficiently. Both judges agreed that quality of life requires help from our families, our colleagues, and our mentors. Regardless of who helps you keep the various elements of your life in perspective, it is important to have someone who can point out that you are trying to do too much or that perhaps you do not have to do it all. A gentle reminder that diet and exercise are essential went hand in hand with the admonishment to learn how to say "no". And even the use of technology triggered a dialogue of pros and cons. While cell phones, laptops, and pdas give us immediate access to people and information, there are times when these items interfere with our quality of life by making us too accessible. On the other hand, several people in the group noted that technology allows them to handle their responsibilities while having more flexibility regarding whether they have to be physically in the office. And just in time for the coming summer vacations, Judge Day gave us 5 rules for vacations: never work a full week the week of your departure; never work a full day the day of your departure; never return on a day that has obligations or scheduled items; never return the day before a day with significant obligations; and do not return to work for a full week (only work a partial week). New and experienced attorneys can learn from these great ideas for handling the balancing act of combining a life with a law practice. Hopefully, all of us can incorporate some quality of life into our busy schedules. Have a great summer! Karen L. Federman Henry, Chair (Continued on following page) WHEN YOU CALL ONE OF OUR ADVERTISERS TO MAKE AN INQUIRY, TELL THEM WHERE YOU SAW THEIR AD. ALAN J. NUTA ATTORNEY AT LAW Social Security Disability Sustaining Member, National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives METRO COUNSELING SERVICES, INC. A comprehensive approach to DWI/DUI Assessment and evaluation Relapse prevention Approved and Certified Education (six weeks) Expert Testimony by the State of Maryland Counseling (26 weeks) Forensic drug screening JERRI BENNER-GUNNISON, DIRECTOR Crabbs Branch Way - Rockville, MD (fax) - (301) * * * Member, Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Social Security Disability Law Section FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION Gaithersburg Greenbelt Frederick Hagerstown Westminster * *

14 PAGE 14 COMMITTEES & SECTIONS (Continued from preceding page) REAL ESTATE LAW SECTION MEETING DATES May 9, 2006 June 13, 2006 We will meet on Tuesday, May 9th and our featured speaker will be Charles A. Kasky, Esq., Director of Legal Affairs, Maryland Association of Realtors, discussing legislation in Maryland (which took effect on October 1, 2005) that expands the obligation of sellers of residential properties to disclose defects. This discussion promises to be interesting and useful, and I hope you will plan to join us. On Tuesday, June 13th, Carson Mills, Esq. of LandAmerica will be the speaker, and will provide us with a summary of real estate-related legislation passed in the 2006 session of the Maryland General Assembly. We will not hold a meeting in July or August (when our attendance thins dramatically because of vacation schedules), and will resume meeting in September. Finally, I would welcome hearing from you if you have thoughts on topics or speakers for future breakfast meetings. Many of the ideas for topics or speakers for our meetings have come from members of the Section, as I have indicated on occasion in past s. So, please let me hear from you if you have suggestions to offer. All meetings will be held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30a.m. at IHOP, 775 Rockville Pike (between Wintergreen Shopping Center and Courtesy Jeep), Rockville, MD Jerry R. O Conor, Chair TAXATION LAW SECTION April 3, 2006 There can be no doubt that the IRS is WHEN YOU CALL ONE OF OUR ADVERTISERS TO MAKE AN INQUIRY, TELL THEM WHERE YOU SAW THEIR AD. revitalizing its collection efforts. From our prior newsletter, the Robinette opinion was decided by the 8th Circuit only a few weeks ago. It touched on a theme becoming more prevalent among the tax community: making the administrative record while looking to the statute of limitations. When a client receives a notice of intent to levy or a notice of federal tax lien filing with rights to protest within 30 days counsel should give serious consideration to doing so and not doing so. Relative to the current climate of the IRS and its intense focus on collection, filing a request for a collection due process (CDP) hearing should not be ignored. The Robinette courts considered whether the failure to timely file a refund return constituted a material breach of a previously accepted offer in compromise. Looking to the administrative record and contract law, the USTC found that it did not. The 8th Circuit disagreed. In Robinette, both the USTC and the Court of Appeals looked to what was established in the administrative record when reviewing a matter for abuse of discretion. Administrative Record: Two pervasive concerns are now at large: (1) consideration of whether the client has been given the opportunity to present alternatives to forced collection action before the federal government takes lien and/or levy action and (2) being ready to go to court. The administrative record substantially consists of what you and the appeals officer discuss at your client's CDP. At the hearing you will need to take the necessary actions to preserve the administrative record. Even if the Appeals Officer denies your alternative, it will often behoove you to present your best evidence. This is because the court ultimately deciding your matter may not be the USTC. If that is the case, the standard of review may be limited to the CDP. Statute of Limitations: When filing a timely CDP, the IRS' statute of limitations on collection action, normally ten (10) years, is suspended. And the IRS is not to take collection action while the CDP is pending. However, while collection action may be on hold for the period(s) in issue, but actions related to periods not at

15 Link your Web Page to the Bar Association Web Page With The Find A Lawyer Link If you are currently listed on our webpage, there is a FLAT $50 renewal fee. * * Give Us Your Area of Practice for Easy Referral of Cases The Bar Association Membership Directory and Desk Reference will contain an area for listing your area of practice and link our Web Page to your Web Page. This effort will serve you in Print and Electronic Medium. Please indicate your areas of Practice below. A link from our webpage to your webpage is $50. Your first listing is $30.00, with additional listings being $10.00 each. Make checks payable to the Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD. Please return forms (with payment included) no later than July 28, NAME: (PLEASE PRINT) PHONE: Please indicate your Areas of Practice ADMINISTRATIVE LAW LITIGATION DEFENSE BANKRUPTCY MEDICAL / DENTAL MALPRACTICE BUSINESS LAW PATENTS, TRADEMARKS, COPYRIGHTS CIVIL RIGHTS / CONSTITUTIONAL LAW PERSONAL INJURY COLLECTION / CREDITORS RIGHTS PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE CONSUMER LAW REAL ESTATE CRIMINAL LAW SOCIAL SECURITY EDUCATION LAW TAX LAW ELDER LAW TORTS (DEFENSE ONLY) EMPLOYMENT LAW TORTS (PLAINTIFF ONLY) ENTERTAINMENT LAW TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS ENVIRONMENT LAW VETERANS BENEFITS / MILITARY LAW ESTATES & TRUST LAW WILLS & PROBATE FAMILY LAW WORKERS COMPENSATION IMMIGRATION & NATURALIZATION OTHER INSURANCE/ACTIONS AGAINST OTHER JUVENILE LAW OTHER LANDLORD / TENANT LAW OTHER Please make checks payable to the Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD and forward with this form to: Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD 27 West Jefferson St. Rockville, MD If you have any questions regarding this year s Membership Directory, please contact Cindy at (301) Webpage Link Renewal Fee $ RETURN BY JULY 28, (If you have any questions regarding the web link, call Bev Mondin at ) BAMC Web Site Link to Your Web Page $ Website: Initial Listing (for Directory and/or Website) $ Additional Listings at $10 each $ TOTAL Amount Enclosed $

16 MENU Pulled Chicken Beef Brisket BBQ Beans Potato Salad Coleslaw Brownies & Blondies Beer, Wine, Sodas the Montgomery county bar foundation presents 2006 Bar revue May 24, 2006 F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre Rockville Civic Center 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville, MD Catered by REGISTRATION FORM $ Sponsorship (Entitles you to 10 tickets) $ Sponsorship (Entitles you to 6 tickets) Additional Sponsorship $25.00 each DINNER: 5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. SHOW: 8:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m. COST for Individual Tickets: $38.00 Price Includes Per Person: Dinner: $15.00 Bar: $3.00 Civic Center Rental: $14.00 Marketing Materials: $6.00 ** Each sponsor will be acknowledged in the program and thanked in the Bar Association Newsletter. Since your contribution will go to the Bar Foundation for Pro Bono, you will be able to list part of the donation on the Annual Pro Bono Reporting Form. Law Firm Name: Names: Number Attending: Payment Enclosed: $ Visa/MC Exp: Contact Person: Phone: Please mail or fax registration forms by May 18, Montgomery County, MD, Bar Foundation: 27 W. Jefferson St., Rockville, For More Information call Rocio at Fax: For Office Use Only: Income Code F/420

17 Bar Association of Montgomery County, MD 112 th Annual Meeting & Law Day Celebration Friday, May 5, :00A.M. - 2:30P.M. NEW LOCATION: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center 5701 Marinelli Road North Bethesda, Maryland Keynote Speaker: Joseph F. Murphy, Jr., Chief Judge Court of Special Appeals of Maryland Liberty Under Law: Separate Branches, Balanced Powers 2006 Annual Meeting Program Committee Paul F. Kemp, President ~ John C. Monahan, President-Elect Robert B. Hetherington, Annual Meeting Chair Robert L. Baum/Ellen F. Kandell, Co-Chairs - Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Matthew J. Downs/Edward E. Sharkey, Co-Chairs - Business Law Section Jeannie K. Cho/Carol A. Crawford, Co-Chairs - Criminal Law Section Rosanna C. Lopez/Scott A. Mirsky, Co-Chairs - Employment Law Section Jay M. Eisenberg, Chair - Estate & Trust Law Section Jennifer A. Forquer/Carlos M. Lastra, Co-Chairs - Family Law Section Timur Edib/Devang M. Shah, Co-Chairs - Immigration Law Section Jeffrey Axelson/Samuel M. Shapiro, Co-Chairs - Legal Ethics Committee Michael V. Nakamura/John J. O Neill, Jr., Co-Chairs - Personal Injury Litigation Section Chaya Kundra, Chair - Taxation Law Section STAFF COORDINATORS: Beverly C. Mondin, Executive Director Cindy Brandenburg, Conference Coordinator ~ Jackie Strzepek, Exhibits Coordinator

18 PROGRAM SCHEDULE 8:00-10:00a.m. REGISTRATION Room A 9:00-10:45a.m. Family Law Section & Immigration Law Section component A: NAVIGATING THE TREACHEROUS WATERS OF OUR ELECTRONIC WORLD B: WHAT YOU DON T KNOW ABOUT IMMIGRATION AND DIVORCE CAN HURT YOUR CLIENT Speakers: Carol A. Crawford, Esquire, Prosecuting Attorney, Montgomery County State s Attorney s Office, Team Leader for the Economic Crimes, Cyber Crimes, and Special Prosecutions Team and Dolores O. Ridgell, Esquire, Assistant Bar Counsel, Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission and Devang M. Shah, Esquire, of Shah & Kishore Ms. Crawford and Ms. Ridgell are here to answer all your questions about the practical and ethical issues that arise in our daily practice due to the ever increasing use of computers. What are your obligations regarding deletion, retention, and storage of ? What ethical concerns do you face with e-discovery and what can you do to prevent missteps? What are your ethical obligations when your client tells you that he or she has installed spyware on the spouse's computer? What criminal and civil penalties is your client exposed to when he or she intercepts a spouse's communications or installs spyware on the computer? How do you determine if your client has run afoul of the Federal and/or Maryland wiretapping laws? Come find out the answers and much more! Mr. Shah will discuss the immigration issues divorcing parties can face and the possible solutions to those problems. The program will highlight immigration issues that are critical to a non U.S. citizen spouse in a divorce proceeding. Often times, a spouse cannot remain in the United States after a divorce. Legally residing in the United States may be much more important to your client than the usual issues of pension, division of property etc. Discovery may have to be conducted for immigration purposes and not just for divorce purposes. The divorce practitioner should be aware of these issues and many other issues when a non-citizen spouse is party to a divorce proceeding. Approximately thirty percent of our county is foreign born. With this number expected to rise, immigration issues increase in importance to divorce practitioners. We will also be voting for your new Section Chair or Co-Chairs! Jennifer A. Forquer/Carlos M. Lastra, Family Law Program Co-Chairs Devang M. Shah/Timur Edib, Immigration Law Program Co-Chairs 11:00-11:45 a.m. Employment Law Section & Workers Compensation Law Section LAWYER AS AN EMPLOYER Speakers: Wendy Karpel, Esquire, Office of the County Attorney for Montgomery County and Karen Federman-Henry, Esquire, Office of the County Attorney for Montgomery County and Phillip A. Rodokanakis, Managing Partner of U.S. Data Forensics, LLC This program will concentrate on the lawyer as an employer. The program will be divided into 3 segments: workers compensation coverage, ethical and professional responsibility, and computer forensics. With regard to workers compensation, the necessary insurance coverage and how to report and document on the job accidents will be covered. The professional responsibility section of the program will concentrate on the ethical obligations when supervising subordinate attorneys and support staff. Finally, proper handling of computer data to prevent destruction of useful and necessary information as well as retrieval of hidden information on computer storage mediums will be discussed. Scott A. Mirsky/Rosanna C. Lopez, Employment Law Program Co-Chairs Mary B. Buonanno/Wendy B. Karpel, Workers Compensation Law Program Co-Chairs Room B 9:00-10:45 a.m. Criminal Law Section & Immigration Law Section component THE MATRIX: IMMIGRATION ISSUES AT THE CROSSROADS OF YOUR CRIMINAL CASE Speakers : Laura Kelsey Rhodes, Esquire and Alan Drew, Esquire and Margaret Schweitzer, Assistant State s Attorney Join us for an expert panel presentation on the hows and whys of addressing the many, many issues and pitfalls at the crossroads of criminal and immigration law. In this ever evolving area of the law, you can't afford to miss this session. Our dynamic panelists are Laura Kelsey Rhodes, Esq., Alan Drew, Esq., and Margaret Schweitzer, Assistant State's Attorney. Ms. Rhodes is a principal in the firm of Albright and Rhodes, LLC. Her successful criminal defense practice has included over approximately one hundred trials at both the federal and state levels. In addition, she guides businesses and applications through filings, applications, and litigation in the immigration arena. Mr. Drew is a seasoned attorney with the Office of the Public Defender. His experience includes significant felony trial work ranging from street crime to homicide. He is, in addition, an adjunct faculty member of the University of Maryland with a special interest in immigration issues. Ms. Schweitzer is a highly talented prosecutor with over fifteen years of experience. She is known as the "Queen of Corum Nobis" and brings her extensive knowledge of post conviction practice. Eun (Jeannie) K. Cho/Carol A. Crawford, Criminal Law Program Co-Chairs Devang M. Shah/Timur Edib, Immigration Law Program Co-Chairs

19 11:00-11:45 a.m. Personal Injury Litigation Section ELECTRONIC DISCOVERY AND THE 2006 AMENDMENTS TO THE FEDERAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE Speaker: Honorable John M. Facciola, U.S. Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the District of Columbia The program will cover the anticipated enactment of the amendments; An overview of computer technology and discovery; Preservation obligations and orders; Form of response and the problem of metadata; Privilege problems, sneak and peek, and claw back; What is reasonably accessible in a computerized environment? and Spoilation and safe harbors. Michael V. Nakamura/John J. O'Neill, Personal Injury Litigation Program Co-Chairs Room C 9:00-10:30 a.m. Estate & Trust Law Section GUARDIANSHIP LITIGATION ISSUES Speakers : Tom Gisriel, Esquire and Angela Grau, Esquire and Kim Viti Fiorentino, Esquire The program will highlight areas including: (1) Basic Legal framework and principals; (2) Representing the Petitioner in a Contested Guardianship Matter; (3) Representing the Respondent in a Contested Guardianship Matter; and (4) Overview of trial strategies and alternative dispute possibilities in a contested guardianship case. Jay M. Eisenberg, Estate & Trust Law Program Chair 11:00-11:45 a.m. Business Law Section / ADR Section INTEGRATING DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESSES FOR BUSINESS CLIENTS Speakers : Ellen Kandell, Esquire and Lucy Robins Business clients have many disputes that have the potential for damaging relationships and distracting executives from their mission. This panel will provide information on various dispute resolution processes, such as dispute review boards and ombudsman programs, that you can recommend to your clients. Numerous large corporations have instituted alternative dispute systems. We will also provide resources and recommendations for drafting dispute resolution clauses in legal documents and handbooks. Edward E. Sharkey/Matthew J. Downs, Business Law Program Co-Chairs Robert L. Baum/Ellen F. Kandell, Alternative Dispute Resolution Program Co-Chairs Great Falls Room (Lower Level) 9:00-10:30 a.m. Taxation Law Section DIVORCE: BUSINESS VALUATION, TAX AND FINANCIAL PLANNING Speakers : David S. DeJong, Esquire and Alan S. Zipp, Esquire This session will cover the fundamentals and controversies of business valuation in divorce cases. The complexity of the tax law will be made simple for the divorce attorney. Discussion will include financial planning opportunities for our divorcing clients. The handouts will include comprehensive reference materials to assist the practitioner in understanding these issues. The session will be interactive and group participation is encouraged so bring your questions with you. Chaya Kundra, Taxation Law Program Chair *********************************************** There will be a Legal Ethics component to all seminars The Legal Ethics Committee will furnish a speaker where requested. *********************************************** 12:30-2:00 p.m. LUNCH Installation of Officers, Other Awards, Law Day Guest Speaker

20 REGISTRATION FORM Copy This Page and Mail To assist in planning the program and to ensure that we have an adequate supply of materials, please duplicate and complete the form below and mail it today! Please write entree selection in the space provided. Entree # Complete Program with Lunch $50.00 Complete Program without Lunch $35.00 Lunch Only $30.00 Program Chair or Speaker Lunch No Charge New Practitioners (practicing 5 years or less) $35.00 (Complete Program with Lunch) Law Firm Personnel Program & Lunch $45.00 (if accompanied by lawyer) NAME(S) (please print) Firm Name: Address: Telephone: Fax: CONTACT PERSON: PLEASE INDICATE METHOD OF PAYMENT TOTAL AMOUNT DUE: $ Check Included: Make check payable to: Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland Please charge my Visa/Mastercard Account: Account # Exp. Date (OFFICE USE ONLY INCOME CODE A-403) MENU PROGRAM SELECTION Please indicate the number of individuals attending each program (and put their initials on the line). 9:00-10:45 a.m. Family Law/Immigration Law 9:00-10:45 a.m. Criminal Law/Immigration Law 9:00-9:45 a.m. Estate & Trust Law 9:45-10:30 a.m. Taxation Law 11:00-11:45 a.m. Employment Law/Workers Compensation Law 11:00-11:45 a.m. Personal Injury Litigation 11:00-11:45 a.m. Business Law/Alternative Dispute Resolution Honey Roasted Chicken with a Preserved Lemon Reduction Sauce or Herb Crusted Seared Salmon with a Pernod Sauce or Cavatappi Pasta with Wild Mushrooms and Oregano Scented Marsala Cream Sauce (AN ENTREE REQUEST MUST BE MADE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION PLEASE INDICATE ON FORM) Salad Coffee, Iced Tea & Water Dessert

Judicial Council of Virginia. Report to the General Assembly and Supreme Court of Virginia

Judicial Council of Virginia. Report to the General Assembly and Supreme Court of Virginia 2012 Judicial Council of Virginia Report to the General Assembly and Supreme Court of Virginia The Judicial Council of Virginia 2012 Report to the General Assembly and Supreme Court of Virginia Supreme

More information

APPROVED for 8.0 CLE Credits 3.0 Ethics. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center 701 8th Street Greeley, CO 80631

APPROVED for 8.0 CLE Credits 3.0 Ethics. Clarion Hotel & Conference Center 701 8th Street Greeley, CO 80631 APPROVED for 8.0 CLE Credits 3.0 Ethics Clarion Hotel & Conference Center 701 8th Street Greeley, CO 80631 Seminar Schedule 7:30 a.m. Registration Opens / Continental Breakfast 8:15 a.m. State of the Courts

More information

To the Esteemed Members of the Augusta Bar Association: April 19, 2011 DEDICATION CEREMONY

To the Esteemed Members of the Augusta Bar Association: April 19, 2011 DEDICATION CEREMONY To the Esteemed Members of the Augusta Bar Association: April 19, 2011 DEDICATION CEREMONY The Augusta Judicial Center and John H. Ruffin, Jr. Courthouse will be dedicated on May 18, 2011. We are thrilled

More information

The Circuit Court. Judges and Clerks. Jurisdiction

The Circuit Court. Judges and Clerks. Jurisdiction The Circuit Court The circuit court is the trial court of general jurisdiction in Virginia, and the court has authority to try a full range of both civil and criminal cases. Civil cases involve disputes

More information

CURRICULUM VITAE. Edward H. Pappas

CURRICULUM VITAE. Edward H. Pappas CURRICULUM VITAE Edward H. Pappas PROFESSION: Attorney EMPLOYMENT: Chairman and Client Service Director, Dickinson Wright PLLC, 38525 Woodward Avenue, P.O. Box 509, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48304 Partner

More information

2016 SUMMER EXTERNSHIPS THE LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT

2016 SUMMER EXTERNSHIPS THE LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT 2016 SUMMER EXTERNSHIPS THE LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT The Los Angeles Superior Court is now accepting applications for 2016 summer externships. The Court offers full-time externships in the following

More information

I. MINUTES A. The Board of Governors Minutes for June 13, 2007 and June 16, 2007 were approved.

I. MINUTES A. The Board of Governors Minutes for June 13, 2007 and June 16, 2007 were approved. MARYLAND STATE BAR ASSOCIATION BOARD OF GOVERNORS MINUTES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2007 GEPPI S ENTERTAINMENT MUSEUM 301 W. CAMDEN STREET BALTIMORE, MARYLAND 21201 President Alison Asti called the meeting

More information

CURRICULUM VITAE OF BONNIE BLUME GOLDSAMT THE LAW & MEDIATION OFFICES OF BONNIE BLUME GOLDSAMT, MA, JD, APM

CURRICULUM VITAE OF BONNIE BLUME GOLDSAMT THE LAW & MEDIATION OFFICES OF BONNIE BLUME GOLDSAMT, MA, JD, APM March 17, 2013 CURRICULUM VITAE OF BONNIE BLUME GOLDSAMT THE LAW & MEDIATION OFFICES OF BONNIE BLUME GOLDSAMT, MA, JD, APM One University Plaza, Suite 14 25 Pompton Avenue, Suite 101 Hackensack, New Jersey

More information

THE BAR ASSOCIATION OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD NEW BAR STAFF EMAIL ADDRESSES... SEE PAGE 2 ANNUAL MEETING AWARDS

THE BAR ASSOCIATION OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD NEW BAR STAFF EMAIL ADDRESSES... SEE PAGE 2 ANNUAL MEETING AWARDS THE BAR ASSOCIATION OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD N EWSLETTE R 27 West Jefferson St., Rockville, MD 20850-4200 Telephone: (301) 424-3454 Fax: (301) 217-9327 Web Site: http://www.montbar.org E-mail: Cindy@barmont.org

More information

TOP TRIAL TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FROM 2014

TOP TRIAL TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FROM 2014 TOP TRIAL TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FROM 2014 Regional CLE Seminar Friday, May 8, 2015 One American Square, Main Auditorium Indianapolis, IN 46282 Presented by the Trial Practice Committee American Bar Association

More information

Denver Bar Association. Certificate and Affidavit of Completion of Mentoring Program

Denver Bar Association. Certificate and Affidavit of Completion of Mentoring Program Denver Bar Association Certificate and Affidavit of Completion of Mentoring Program We,, Mentor, and, Mentee, completed the Mentoring Plan Curriculum on or before (date), within 12 months of the start

More information

MELISSA A. KUCINSKI POSITIONS

MELISSA A. KUCINSKI POSITIONS MELISSA A. KUCINSKI Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 700, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (202) 713-5165 phone (202) 618-9638 fax melissa@mkfamilylawfirm.com www.mkfamilylawfirm.com POSITIONS MK Family Law (Washington,

More information

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE WISCONSIN JUDICIAL COUNCIL MADISON, WISCONSIN April 16, 2010

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE WISCONSIN JUDICIAL COUNCIL MADISON, WISCONSIN April 16, 2010 MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE WISCONSIN JUDICIAL COUNCIL MADISON, WISCONSIN April 16, 2010 The Judicial Council met at 9:30 a.m. in Room 328NW, State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin. MEMBERS PRESENT: Chair

More information

Panel Member Application

Panel Member Application Panel Member Application 2015 1 P a g e Dear New or Returning Panelist: Please find enclosed your 2015 BAMC (LRS) application and invoice. To begin or renew, complete the following steps: 1. Review and

More information

FAMILY LAW & MEDIATION 386 N. York Road, Suite 204 Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 993-1230 (630) 993-1231 FAX lukkidlaw@aol.com

FAMILY LAW & MEDIATION 386 N. York Road, Suite 204 Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 993-1230 (630) 993-1231 FAX lukkidlaw@aol.com LAURA M. URBIK KERN- Principal Law Offices of Laura M. Urbik Kern, LLC FAMILY LAW & MEDIATION 386 N. York Road, Suite 204 Elmhurst, IL 60126 (630) 993-1230 (630) 993-1231 FAX lukkidlaw@aol.com PROFESSIONAL

More information

Gerard G. Brew Partner

Gerard G. Brew Partner Partner T: 973.639.6976 F: 973.297.3956 gbrew@mccarter.com Four Gateway Center 100 Mulberry St. Newark, NJ 07102 Mr. Brew represents clients in disputed matters involving estates, trusts, fiduciaries,

More information

PETERSON, JOHNSON & MURRAY, S.C. 788 North Jefferson Street Suite 500 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202 P: 414.278.8800 F: 414.278.0920 www.pjmlaw.

PETERSON, JOHNSON & MURRAY, S.C. 788 North Jefferson Street Suite 500 Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202 P: 414.278.8800 F: 414.278.0920 www.pjmlaw. The Harmonie Group Firm Honor Recognition Summary Wisconsin Harmonie Firm Liaison Clayton L. Riddle Peterson, Johnson & Murray, S.C. 788 N. Jefferson Street, Suite 500 Milwaukee, WI 53202 414-278-8800

More information

Howard County, Maryland October 1994-present

Howard County, Maryland October 1994-present Ria P. Rochvarg, P.A. P.O. Box 1907 Ellicott City, MD 21041 410-313-9725; fax 410-313-8232 e-mail rrochvarg@comcast.net http:// www.rprpa.com Experience Private Practice Howard County, Maryland October

More information

Scott M. Strickler. 12505 Park Potomac Avenue 6th Floor Potomac, MD 20854. T (301) 230-6562 F (301) 230-2891 sstrickler@shulmanrogers.

Scott M. Strickler. 12505 Park Potomac Avenue 6th Floor Potomac, MD 20854. T (301) 230-6562 F (301) 230-2891 sstrickler@shulmanrogers. Scott M. Strickler 12505 Park Potomac Avenue 6th Floor Potomac, MD 20854 T (301) 230-6562 F (301) 230-2891 sstrickler@shulmanrogers.com People turn to Scott Strickler when they are facing a challenging

More information

Section Council Scope Notes Revised September 2006

Section Council Scope Notes Revised September 2006 Section Council Scope Notes Revised September 2006 Administrative Law To inform and advise the members of the bar who practice in the field on current developments in administrative law. To provide a forum

More information

Personal Injury, Business and Professional Negligence Litigation.. SUPERIOR COURT OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY Arbitration Panel; Probate Mediation Panel

Personal Injury, Business and Professional Negligence Litigation.. SUPERIOR COURT OF SAN DIEGO COUNTY Arbitration Panel; Probate Mediation Panel CURRICULUM VITAE MARC D. ADELMAN Attorney at Law Liberty Station 2488 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 200 San Diego, CA 92106 (619) 297-7707 - phone (619) 222-1608 - fax AdelmanMD@aol.com LEGAL PRACTICE June

More information

October ~ November 2015 JOINT BAR EVENT HILLSBOROUGH ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN LAWYERS GEORGE EDGECOMB BAR ASSOCIATION TAMPA HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION

October ~ November 2015 JOINT BAR EVENT HILLSBOROUGH ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN LAWYERS GEORGE EDGECOMB BAR ASSOCIATION TAMPA HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION October ~ November 2015 JOINT BAR EVENT HILLSBOROUGH ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN LAWYERS GEORGE EDGECOMB BAR ASSOCIATION TAMPA HISPANIC BAR ASSOCIATION October 21, 2015 Joint Diversity Luncheon: Wednesday, October

More information

STEPHEN M. ORLOFSKY. Practice Concentration. 900200.00001/30331035v.2 A PENNSYLVANIA LLP

STEPHEN M. ORLOFSKY. Practice Concentration. 900200.00001/30331035v.2 A PENNSYLVANIA LLP A PENNSYLVANIA LLP STEPHEN M. ORLOFSKY 301 Carnegie Center Third Floor Princeton, NJ 08540 609.750.2646 fax 609.897.7286 orlofsky@blankrome.com Practice Concentration Stephen Orlofsky is the administrative

More information

FAMILY LAW. Basic Skills. WHY should you attend Family Law Basic Skills?

FAMILY LAW. Basic Skills. WHY should you attend Family Law Basic Skills? FAMILY LAW Basic Skills Co-sponsored by the CBA Family Law Section and Metro Volunteer Lawyers LIVE PROGRAM & LIVE WEBCAST: FEBRUARY 11-12, 2016 Live program at the Colorado CLE Classroom, 1900 Grant Street,

More information

Business Court 2012 Annual Report

Business Court 2012 Annual Report 2012 2012 Annual Report Fulton County Superior Court 1 Governing Rules On June 3, 2005, the Supreme Court of Georgia promulgated Atlanta Judicial Circuit Rule 100 governing the procedures of the, as amended

More information

ADReport. Message from the Chair

ADReport. Message from the Chair Winter 2008 Volume 6, Issue 3 Thomas J. Dolina, Chair Andrea C. Terry, Editor Maryland State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Newsletter Check the ADR section website at msba.org

More information

Arlington Bar Association. The Arlington Bar Association (ABA) was founded in 1961 by three Arlington attorneys

Arlington Bar Association. The Arlington Bar Association (ABA) was founded in 1961 by three Arlington attorneys Arlington Bar Association The Arlington Bar Association (ABA) was founded in 1961 by three Arlington attorneys James Knapp, James Cribbs and Clyde Ashworth. The mission of the Bar Association was to demonstrate

More information

Community. What inspires you? GIVING BACK TO OUR. 16 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108. To make a difference, visit:

Community. What inspires you? GIVING BACK TO OUR. 16 Beacon Street Boston, MA 02108. To make a difference, visit: GIVING BACK TO OUR Community The BBA s long history has enabled us to form partnerships with organizations which better serve the Boston community. The BBA partners with the Bankruptcy Court in order to

More information

Seminar Agenda. 8:15 8:45 Registration, breakfast & vendor exhibits. 8:45-9:00 Welcome

Seminar Agenda. 8:15 8:45 Registration, breakfast & vendor exhibits. 8:45-9:00 Welcome Blueprints for Building a Better Defense: Tips from Master Craftsmen Friday, March 6, 2015 Casino Queen Hotel 200 South Front Street, East St. Louis, IL 62201 Seminar Agenda 8:15 8:45 Registration, breakfast

More information

Hadrian N. Hatfield. 12505 Park Potomac Avenue 6th Floor Potomac, MD 20854. T (301) 230-6575 F (301) 230-2891 hhatfield@shulmanrogers.

Hadrian N. Hatfield. 12505 Park Potomac Avenue 6th Floor Potomac, MD 20854. T (301) 230-6575 F (301) 230-2891 hhatfield@shulmanrogers. Hadrian N. Hatfield 12505 Park Potomac Avenue 6th Floor Potomac, MD 20854 T (301) 230-6575 F (301) 230-2891 hhatfield@shulmanrogers.com Hadrian N. Hatfield represents clients who want creative, informed,

More information

CITY OF EDMONDS REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR PUBLIC DEFENSE ATTORNEYS. The City of Edmonds ( City ), Washington, is requesting proposals from well

CITY OF EDMONDS REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR PUBLIC DEFENSE ATTORNEYS. The City of Edmonds ( City ), Washington, is requesting proposals from well CITY OF EDMONDS REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR PUBLIC DEFENSE ATTORNEYS The City of Edmonds ( City ), Washington, is requesting proposals from well qualified attorneys interested in providing legal representation

More information

PRE-GRADUATION JUDICIAL INTERNSHIPS

PRE-GRADUATION JUDICIAL INTERNSHIPS PRE-GRADUATION JUDICIAL INTERNSHIPS and Internships at the United States Attorney s Office, the Federal Public Defender s Office, and the Bexar County District Attorney s Office PROFESSOR VINCENT R. JOHNSON

More information

Bob Steenrod R.L. STEENROD JR.

Bob Steenrod R.L. STEENROD JR. Bob Steenrod R.L. STEENROD JR. PRACTICE AREAS: Probate and Estate Administration; Probate Litigation; Conservatorships, Trusts and Guardianships, and arbitration and mediation in all these areas. FORMER

More information

A Practical Guide to. Hiring a LAWYER

A Practical Guide to. Hiring a LAWYER A Practical Guide to Hiring a LAWYER A PRACTIAL GUIDE TO HIRING A LAWYER I. Introduction 3 II. When do you Need a Lawyer? 3 III. How to Find a Lawyer 4 A. Referrals 4 B. Lawyer Referral Service 5 C. Unauthorized

More information

By Ellen Krakow Suffolk Pro Bono Project Coordinator Nassau Suffolk Law Services

By Ellen Krakow Suffolk Pro Bono Project Coordinator Nassau Suffolk Law Services Pro Bono Attorney of the Month Lewis A. Silverman By Ellen Krakow Suffolk Pro Bono Project Coordinator Nassau Suffolk Law Services The Suffolk Pro Bono Project is pleased to honor Professor Lewis A. Silverman

More information

The NH Court System excerpts taken from http://www.courts.state.nh.us/press/030608guide.pdf

The NH Court System excerpts taken from http://www.courts.state.nh.us/press/030608guide.pdf The NH Court System excerpts taken from http://www.courts.state.nh.us/press/030608guide.pdf NH court system: The modern trial and appellate court system in New Hampshire took shape in 1901, when the legislature

More information

FAMILY LAW AND FIDUCIARY LITIGATION GROUP

FAMILY LAW AND FIDUCIARY LITIGATION GROUP FAMILY LAW AND FIDUCIARY LITIGATION GROUP Preeminent attorneys with decades of experience make up the Shulman Rogers Family and Fiduciary Law Practice Group and work in a large variety of complex family

More information

CURRICULUM VITAE JAY A. DAUGHERTY MEDIATOR ARBITRATOR

CURRICULUM VITAE JAY A. DAUGHERTY MEDIATOR ARBITRATOR CURRICULUM VITAE JAY A. DAUGHERTY MEDIATOR ARBITRATOR JAY A. DAUGHERTY 911 Main Street, Suite 2000 Kansas City, Missouri 64105 (816) 931-6300 E-mail: jay@jaydaughertymediation.com EDUCATION University

More information

THE BAR ASSOCIATION OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD 112 TH ANNUAL MEETING & LAW DAY AWARDS

THE BAR ASSOCIATION OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD 112 TH ANNUAL MEETING & LAW DAY AWARDS THE BAR ASSOCIATION OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD N EWSLETTE R 27 West Jefferson St., Rockville, MD 20850-4200 Telephone: (301) 424-3454 Fax: (301) 217-9327 Web Site: http://www.montbar.org E-mail: barmont@ix.netcom.com

More information

JAY SPECHLER CURRICULUM VITAE

JAY SPECHLER CURRICULUM VITAE JAY SPECHLER CURRICULUM VITAE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 2010 Speaker, Medical Claims Defense Network Seminar 2010 Umpire 2008 Expert Witness in Attorney s Fees 2008 Certified Family Court Mediator 2008 Certified

More information

MEDIATOR/ARBITRATOR RESUME Brad Lundeen

MEDIATOR/ARBITRATOR RESUME Brad Lundeen MEDIATOR/ARBITRATOR RESUME Brad Lundeen I am an experienced attorney, mediator, and arbitrator. My abilities to listen, understand, and offer creative solutions make me an effective problem-solver. People

More information

PRE-GRADUATION JUDICIAL INTERNSHIPS

PRE-GRADUATION JUDICIAL INTERNSHIPS PRE-GRADUATION JUDICIAL INTERNSHIPS and Internships at the United States Attorney s Office, the Federal Public Defender s Office, and the Bexar County District Attorney s Office PROFESSOR VINCENT R. JOHNSON

More information

FEDERAL PRACTICE SEMINAR

FEDERAL PRACTICE SEMINAR Thursday, April 23, 2009 8:00 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. Bryan Simpson United States Courthouse 300 North Hogan Street, Jacksonville, FL The Federal Bar Association, Jacksonville Chapter, announces the 6 th Annual

More information

The Divorce Process. What to Expect. Cassandra P. Hicks

The Divorce Process. What to Expect. Cassandra P. Hicks The Divorce Process What to Expect By Cassandra P. Hicks It is impossible to cover what can happen in any given case so the following is an effort to explain in general terms the overall divorce process

More information

POST-DECREE OR POST-FINAL ORDERS

POST-DECREE OR POST-FINAL ORDERS District Court El Paso County, Colorado Court Address: 270 S. Tejon, PO Box 2980, Colorado Springs, CO 80901 (719) 448-7700 Petitioner: COURT USE ONLY Case Number: Respondent / Co-Petitioner: DOMESTIC

More information

Curriculum Vitae GERALD T. LAURIE

Curriculum Vitae GERALD T. LAURIE Curriculum Vitae GERALD T. LAURIE OFFICE: RESIDENCE: LAURIE & LAURIE, P.A. 1660 South Highway 100 Suite 508 East St. Louis Park, MN 55416 (952) 738-0191 Fax: (952) 544-7151 135 Maryland Avenue South Golden

More information

Supreme Court, Appellate Division First Judicial Department 61 Broadway New York, New York 10006 (212) 401-0800 (212) 287-1045 FAX

Supreme Court, Appellate Division First Judicial Department 61 Broadway New York, New York 10006 (212) 401-0800 (212) 287-1045 FAX Departmental Disciplinary Committee Supreme Court, Appellate Division First Judicial Department 61 Broadway (212) 401-0800 (212) 287-1045 FAX HOW TO FILE A COMPLAINT INTRODUCTION When you hire a lawyer

More information

CURRICULUM VITAE ASANKA GUNASEKERA Barrister Francis Burt Chambers Level 12, 77 St George s Terrace PERTH WA 6000 Telephone No: (08) 9220 0444

CURRICULUM VITAE ASANKA GUNASEKERA Barrister Francis Burt Chambers Level 12, 77 St George s Terrace PERTH WA 6000 Telephone No: (08) 9220 0444 CURRICULUM VITAE ASANKA GUNASEKERA Barrister Francis Burt Chambers Level 12, 77 St George s Terrace PERTH WA 6000 Telephone No: (08) 9220 0444 Facsimile No: (08) 9325 9008 Mobile No: 0409104430 E-mail:

More information

W. KEVIN JACKSON. BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW Graduate Tax Program Boston, Massachusetts Degree: L.L.M. (taxation), May 1980

W. KEVIN JACKSON. BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW Graduate Tax Program Boston, Massachusetts Degree: L.L.M. (taxation), May 1980 W. KEVIN JACKSON EDUCATION BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW Graduate Tax Program Boston, Massachusetts Degree: L.L.M. (taxation), May 1980 BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY J. Reuben Clark Law School Provo, Utah

More information

MINUTES: NOVEMBER 10, 2011, MEETING GEORGIA COMMISSION ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION

MINUTES: NOVEMBER 10, 2011, MEETING GEORGIA COMMISSION ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION MINUTES: NOVEMBER 10, 2011, MEETING GEORGIA COMMISSION ON DISPUTE RESOLUTION Chair Edith B. Primm, Esq., called the meeting to order. In addition to Ms. Primm, Commission members present were: Judge Gregory

More information

September ~ October 2015 JOINT BAR EVENT

September ~ October 2015 JOINT BAR EVENT September ~ October 2015 JOINT BAR EVENT HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION HILLSBOROUGH ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN LAWYERS GEORGE EDGECOMB BAR ASSOCIATION TAMPA BAY CHAPTER OF THE FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION

More information

WELCOMING REMARKS LGBT Law Section. Shelly L. Skeen Blume, Faulkner, Skeen & Northam, PLLC Richardson. Friday, June 27, 2014 8:25 a.m. 8:30 a.m.

WELCOMING REMARKS LGBT Law Section. Shelly L. Skeen Blume, Faulkner, Skeen & Northam, PLLC Richardson. Friday, June 27, 2014 8:25 a.m. 8:30 a.m. WELCOMING REMARKS LGBT Law Section Shelly L. Skeen Blume, Faulkner, Skeen & Northam, PLLC Richardson Friday, June 27, 2014 8:25 a.m. 8:30 a.m. SHELLY L. SKEEN ATTORNEY - MEDIATOR - ARBITRATOR 111 W. SPRING

More information

BEFORE THE FLORIDA JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION. INQUIRY CONCERNING A JUDGE, THE HONORABLE JOHN LAKIN No. 15-524 / NOTICE OF FORMAL CHARGES

BEFORE THE FLORIDA JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION. INQUIRY CONCERNING A JUDGE, THE HONORABLE JOHN LAKIN No. 15-524 / NOTICE OF FORMAL CHARGES Filing # 37254035 E-Filed 02/01/2016 03:02:11 PM BEFORE THE FLORIDA JUDICIAL QUALIFICATIONS COMMISSION INQUIRY CONCERNING A JUDGE, THE HONORABLE JOHN LAKIN No. 15-524 / SC16- NOTICE OF FORMAL CHARGES RECEIVED,

More information

Judicial Election Questionnaire - Judge version

Judicial Election Questionnaire - Judge version Judicial Election Questionnaire - Judge version 1) Your full name: Youlee Yim You 2) Office Address and Phone Number: 1021 SW Fourth Ave., Portland, Oregon 97204 503-988-3404 3) Web site (if applicable):

More information

Bridging the Gap March 2015

Bridging the Gap March 2015 New York State Bar Association Bridging the Gap March 2015 Wednesday, March 18, 2015 & Thursday, March 19, 2015 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. each day The Graduate Center, CUNY Albany Video Conference New York State

More information

Greetings to our Clients, Colleagues and Friends:

Greetings to our Clients, Colleagues and Friends: W i n d o w s SPRING 2011 Greetings to our Clients, Colleagues and Friends: The attorneys and staff of Morton & Gettys are pleased to present Windows, the first in a series of periodic views about our

More information

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF ORANGE CIVIL MEDIATION PROGRAM GUIDELINES

SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF ORANGE CIVIL MEDIATION PROGRAM GUIDELINES SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA COUNTY OF ORANGE CIVIL MEDIATION PROGRAM GUIDELINES 1. Description. The Superior Court of California, County of Orange (Court), offers a voluntary civil mediation program for

More information

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE WISCONSIN JUDICIAL COUNCIL MADISON, WISCONSIN May 17, 2013

MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE WISCONSIN JUDICIAL COUNCIL MADISON, WISCONSIN May 17, 2013 MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE WISCONSIN JUDICIAL COUNCIL MADISON, WISCONSIN May 17, 2013 The Judicial Council met at 9:30 a.m. in Room 328 NW, State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin. MEMBERS PRESENT: Chair

More information

Presenter Biographies

Presenter Biographies Presenter Biographies The Honorable Susan R. Bolton Susan R. Bolton is a United States District Court Judge in the District of Arizona. Prior to her appointment to the District Court bench, she served

More information

ValueSOLVE. Patrick R. Burns Lawyer, Arbitrator, Mediator

ValueSOLVE. Patrick R. Burns Lawyer, Arbitrator, Mediator ValueSOLVE ADR Efficient. Effective. Affordable. Patrick R. Burns Lawyer, Arbitrator, Mediator Patrick.Burns@ ValueSolveADR.org 612-875-1022 Patrick Burns focuses his practice on ADR and civil litigation.

More information

Yelena Cristine Duterte earned her B.A. at the University of Illinois in Chicago in 2007 and her J.D. at The John Marshall law School in 2012.

Yelena Cristine Duterte earned her B.A. at the University of Illinois in Chicago in 2007 and her J.D. at The John Marshall law School in 2012. Yelena Cristine Duterte earned her B.A. at the University of Illinois in Chicago in 2007 and her J.D. at The John Marshall law School in 2012. She currently practices at The John Marshall Law School Veterans

More information

EDISCOVERY FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PRACTITIONERS

EDISCOVERY FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PRACTITIONERS EDISCOVERY FOR FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PRACTITIONERS Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Georgetown University Law Center Washington, DC CLE 7.0 CLE credit hours (based on a 60-minute credit hour) including 1.0 ethics

More information

EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT. 1 P a g e

EDUCATION EMPLOYMENT. 1 P a g e EDUCATION Georgetown University Law Center, Juris Doctor, May 2005 Journal: The American Criminal Law Review, Articles Editor Honors: Book Award in Constitutional Law Duke University, Bachelor of Science

More information

MEETING MINUTES. By Phone: David Roy, Sid Matthew, Bob Harris, Bob Palmer, Cliff Higby.

MEETING MINUTES. By Phone: David Roy, Sid Matthew, Bob Harris, Bob Palmer, Cliff Higby. TRIAL LAWYERS SECTION EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING Ritz Carlton Naples 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road Naples, FL Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Estuary 1 MEETING MINUTES Present: Bill Partridge, Ted Eastmoore,

More information

.Clinics Available in Denver

.Clinics Available in Denver .Clinics Available in Denver Arapahoe Combined Court Free Legal Clinic for Domestic Matters Date: Every Friday, first come, first served; October 5, 12, 19, 26 Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Location: 7325

More information

EDUCATION St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas J.D. with distinction 1983 Member of the John M. Harlan Society

EDUCATION St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas J.D. with distinction 1983 Member of the John M. Harlan Society PHYUSJ. SPEEDLIN MEDIATOR - ARBITRATOR - PRIVATE JUDGE Plunkett & Gibson, Inc. 70 N.E. Loop 410, Suite 1100 San Antonio, TX 78216 Phone(210) 734-7092 speedlinp@plunkett-gibson.com OVERVIEW Phylis J. Speedlin

More information

LEGAL WORK EXPERIENCE Associate Attorney, April 1989-1994 Zelda J. Hawk, Attorney at Law, Gainesville, Florida

LEGAL WORK EXPERIENCE Associate Attorney, April 1989-1994 Zelda J. Hawk, Attorney at Law, Gainesville, Florida ROBIN K. DAVIS, ESQ. Legal Skills Professor University of Florida Levin College of Law P.O. Box 117626 Gainesville, FL 32611-7626 (352) 273-0807 (Phone) (352-392-0414 (Fax) davisr@law.ufl.edu LEGAL EDUCATION,

More information

..., Courtroom 305. Courtroom 311. Courtroom 313. Grant S. Wegner Jury trials (felony and misdemeanor) Monday and Tuesdays; Courtroom 319

..., Courtroom 305. Courtroom 311. Courtroom 313. Grant S. Wegner Jury trials (felony and misdemeanor) Monday and Tuesdays; Courtroom 319 GENERAL ORDER 08-10 Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 2l(b) the following judges are hereby assigned to to the court assignments indicated below effective July 7, 2008. This Order supersedes General Order

More information

LAW-RELATED EDUCATION NEWS

LAW-RELATED EDUCATION NEWS LAW-RELATED EDUCATION NEWS Volume 6, Number 1 Constitution Day and Freedom Week Constitution Day-September 17 Federally funded schools are required to commerrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution by

More information

FACT SHEET Contact: Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (703) 305-0289 Fax: (703) 605-0365

FACT SHEET Contact: Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (703) 305-0289 Fax: (703) 605-0365 U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review Office of the Director 5107 Leesburg Pike, Suite 2600 Falls Church, Virginia 22041 FACT SHEET Contact: Internet: (703) 305-0289 Fax: (703)

More information

ASCE Richmond Branch Newsletter

ASCE Richmond Branch Newsletter ASCE Richmond Branch Newsletter Volume 5 Issue 4 January 2013 Important January Dates In This Issue 2013 General Assembly Informational Webinar January 16th, 12:00 PM, Online 2013 General Assembly Meet

More information

MACRO website. Jonathan S. Rosenthal, Director

MACRO website. Jonathan S. Rosenthal, Director MACRO website Jonathan S. Rosenthal, Director Jonathan S. Rosenthal, Esquire, is the Director of the Maryland Judiciary s Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO). MACRO s mission is to collaborate

More information

Kenneth B. Walton Senior Partner, Chair, Employment Practices Group kwalton@donovanhatem.com 617-406-4524 direct 617-406-4501 fax

Kenneth B. Walton Senior Partner, Chair, Employment Practices Group kwalton@donovanhatem.com 617-406-4524 direct 617-406-4501 fax Kenneth B. Walton Senior Partner, Chair, Employment Practices Group kwalton@donovanhatem.com 617-406-4524 direct 617-406-4501 fax Experience Kenneth B. Walton is a Founding Partner of the Boston-based

More information

Partner spyounger@pbwt.com Tel: 212-336-2685 Fax: 212-336-7981

Partner spyounger@pbwt.com Tel: 212-336-2685 Fax: 212-336-7981 Stephen A. Younger Partner spyounger@pbwt.com Tel: 212-336-2685 Fax: 212-336-7981 Stephen Younger, Past President of the New York State Bar Association, is a leading commercial litigator who is also well-known

More information

Kenneth B. Walton Partner, Chair, Employment Practices Group Member, Executive Committee kwalton@donovanhatem.com 617-406-4524 direct 617-406-4501 fax

Kenneth B. Walton Partner, Chair, Employment Practices Group Member, Executive Committee kwalton@donovanhatem.com 617-406-4524 direct 617-406-4501 fax Kenneth B. Walton Partner, Chair, Employment Practices Group Member, Executive Committee kwalton@donovanhatem.com 617-406-4524 direct 617-406-4501 fax Experience Kenneth B. Walton is a Founding Partner

More information

General District Courts

General District Courts General District Courts To Understand Your Visit to Court You Should Know: It is the courts wish that you know your rights and duties. We want every person who comes here to receive fair treatment in accordance

More information

This Month s Meeting - February 22

This Month s Meeting - February 22 SEBAMB Southeast District Bar Association Member Bulletin Bulletin MemberBullvnlsnglwnslsnlawBulletinBulletin Southeast District Bar Association and Lawyer Referral Service Issue 1 February 2012 This Month

More information

Advance Registration Form

Advance Registration Form Advance Registration Form HILTON OCEANFRONT / HILTON GARDEN INN / HOLIDAY INN & SUITES NORTH BEACH MARRIOTT COURTYARD OCEANFRONT NORTH / SHERATON OCEANFRONT HOTEL EACH ATTORNEY AND JUDGE SHOULD COMPLETE

More information

KRISTAL C. THOMSON COMPLETE LIST OF PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL ACTIVITIES

KRISTAL C. THOMSON COMPLETE LIST OF PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL ACTIVITIES KRISTAL C. THOMSON COMPLETE LIST OF PROFESSIONAL & PERSONAL ACTIVITIES PERSONAL Born March 18, 1977 Denver, Colorado Graduated from Spring High School, Spring, Texas 1995 B.A., 1999 University of Texas

More information

Program Summary. Child Welfare Law Attorney Specialty Certification. National Association of Counsel for Children

Program Summary. Child Welfare Law Attorney Specialty Certification. National Association of Counsel for Children National Association of Counsel for Children Child Welfare Law Attorney Specialty Certification Program Summary Child Welfare Attorney Specialization is a program of the National Association of Counsel

More information

2003-2004 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY DIRECTORY FOR LAW STUDENTS AND PARALEGAL VOLUNTEERS AT DENVER METRO LEGAL SERVICES PROVIDERS

2003-2004 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY DIRECTORY FOR LAW STUDENTS AND PARALEGAL VOLUNTEERS AT DENVER METRO LEGAL SERVICES PROVIDERS 2003-2004 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY DIRECTORY FOR LAW STUDENTS AND PARALEGAL VOLUNTEERS AT DENVER METRO LEGAL SERVICES PROVIDERS PROVIDED AS A PUBLIC SERVICE BY THE LEGAL SERVICES COMMITTEE OF THE DENVER BAR

More information

PARENT GUIDE TO THE JUVENILE COURT CHIPS PROCESS

PARENT GUIDE TO THE JUVENILE COURT CHIPS PROCESS PARENT GUIDE TO THE JUVENILE COURT CHIPS PROCESS INTRODUCTION This booklet has been prepared to help parents gain a better understanding of what to expect in Juvenile Court CHIPS proceedings (Chapter 48

More information

ELIZABETH M. HERNANDEZ

ELIZABETH M. HERNANDEZ ELIZABETH M. HERNANDEZ LEGAL EXPERIENCE January 1,1995 to PRESENT: March, 1991-December 31,1994 December, 1985-March, 1991 August, 1983-December, 1985 City Attorney City of Coral Gables, 405 Biltmore Way

More information

Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia Transition Into Prosecution Program

Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia Transition Into Prosecution Program Prosecuting Attorneys Council of Georgia Transition Into Prosecution Program Office: Name of Beginning Lawyer: Bar No. Name of Mentor: Bar No. MODEL MENTORING PLAN OF ACTIVITIES AND EXPERIENCES FOR STATE

More information

The Bruce R. Jacob Criminal Appellate American Inn of Court. New Member Orientation

The Bruce R. Jacob Criminal Appellate American Inn of Court. New Member Orientation The Bruce R. Jacob Criminal Appellate American Inn of Court New Member Orientation 2012-2013 The Bruce R. Jacob Criminal Appellate American Inn of Court The Bruce R. Jacob Criminal Appellate Inn promotes

More information

JULIE GOODWIN WEBER 267 Kentlands Blvd, Suite 250 Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878 julie.weber@goodwinweberlaw.com (301) 850-3387

JULIE GOODWIN WEBER 267 Kentlands Blvd, Suite 250 Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878 julie.weber@goodwinweberlaw.com (301) 850-3387 EDUCATION University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD Juris Doctor, with honor, May 2005 GPA: 3.83/4.33 Class Rank: 7/223 Order of the Coif Journal: The Business Lawyer, Associate Articles Editor

More information

CLIFTON BOARD OF EDUCATION CLIFTON, NJ 07013 MINUTES ORGANIZATION MEETING

CLIFTON BOARD OF EDUCATION CLIFTON, NJ 07013 MINUTES ORGANIZATION MEETING DATE: Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. LOCATION: 745 CLIFTON AVENUE, CLIFTON, NJ 07013 The meeting was opened by the Board Secretary. Moment of Silence Pledge of Allegiance CLIFTON BOARD OF EDUCATION

More information

22 ND ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE FIELD

22 ND ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE FIELD 22 ND ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE FIELD OF NATIONAL SECURITY LAW CO-SPONSORED BY THE AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION STANDING COMMITTEE ON LAW AND NATIONAL SECURITY CENTER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY LAW, UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA

More information

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE CAROLYN C. LAVECCHIA Williamson Law LC 3415 Floyd Avenue Richmond, Virginia 23221 (804) 288-1661 Fax: (804) 282-1766 Email: cl@wllc.com Website: www.wllc.com EDUCATION 1982-1985 T. C. Williams School of

More information

SPECIAL CIVIL A GUIDE TO THE COURT

SPECIAL CIVIL A GUIDE TO THE COURT NEW JERSEY JUDICIARY SPECIAL CIVIL A GUIDE TO THE COURT Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division Special Civil Part Special Civil A Guide to the Court page 1 Special Civil is a court of limited jurisdiction

More information

Barbara N. Lyons, Esquire Curriculum Vitae

Barbara N. Lyons, Esquire Curriculum Vitae Barbara N. Lyons, Esquire Curriculum Vitae The Farm 220 Farm Lane Doylestown, PA 18901 215-340-7655 PROFESSIONAL PROFILE/BIOGRAPHY Barbara N. Lyons, Esquire is a certified, skilled and experienced lawyer

More information

2015 SUMMER EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM COURSE #634 APPLICATION PACKET

2015 SUMMER EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM COURSE #634 APPLICATION PACKET 05 SUMMER EXTERNSHIP PROGRAM COURSE #634 APPLICATION PACKET The University of Alabama School of Law (Law School) is committed to offering its students the highest quality of legal education. In fulfillment

More information

Hot Topics in Law Practice Management

Hot Topics in Law Practice Management New York State Bar Association Hot Topics in Law Practice Management 2014 CLE Summit Security Concerns for Law Firms What You Need to Know about Cybersecurity, Data Security, Office Security and More NYSBACLE

More information

Directory of Indiana Pro Se Projects

Directory of Indiana Pro Se Projects Directory of Indiana Pro Se Projects Volume III 2012 Compiled and published as a service of the Assistance for Self-Represented Litigants Indiana Supreme Court Self-Service Center www.in.gov/judiciary/selfservice/

More information

CHIEF JUSTICE KILBRIDE ANNOUNCES NEW E-BUSINESS COMMITTEE FOR ILLINOIS COURTS

CHIEF JUSTICE KILBRIDE ANNOUNCES NEW E-BUSINESS COMMITTEE FOR ILLINOIS COURTS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 8, 2011 CHIEF JUSTICE KILBRIDE ANNOUNCES NEW E-BUSINESS COMMITTEE FOR ILLINOIS COURTS Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas L. Kilbride announced Wednesday the formation

More information

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND. Plaintiff

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND. Plaintiff UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF MARYLAND MICHAEL TANKERSLEY, 1060 N. Montana Street, Arlington, VA 22205, v. Plaintiff JAMES W. ALMAND, in his official capacity as Trustee of the Client

More information

Can t Afford a Lawyer for your Appeal? The Appellate Pro Bono Program May Be Able to Help!

Can t Afford a Lawyer for your Appeal? The Appellate Pro Bono Program May Be Able to Help! Can t Afford a Lawyer for your Appeal? The Appellate Pro Bono Program May Be Able to Help! YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE FOR LEGAL ASSISTANCE: Percent of Poverty Guidelines (Monthly) Family Size (Household) 125%

More information

Rivers McNamara, PLLC 1209 West Fifth Street, Suite 200 Austin, Texas 78703 (512) 439-7000 rrivers@riversmcnamara.com

Rivers McNamara, PLLC 1209 West Fifth Street, Suite 200 Austin, Texas 78703 (512) 439-7000 rrivers@riversmcnamara.com RICHEL RIVERS Rivers McNamara, PLLC 1209 West Fifth Street, Suite 200 Austin, Texas 78703 (512) 439-7000 rrivers@riversmcnamara.com EDUCATION University of Texas School of Law (J.D. 1976) Trinity University

More information

GEORGE L. WILLIS Assoc. Clinical Professor and Director of the Tax Law Clinic

GEORGE L. WILLIS Assoc. Clinical Professor and Director of the Tax Law Clinic GEORGE L. WILLIS Assoc. Clinical Professor and Director of the Tax Law Clinic EDUCATION CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW J. D. WITH TAXATION EMPHASIS, 1998 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LONG BEACH B. A.,

More information

JAMES H. LANDGRAF. Of Counsel. Industries

JAMES H. LANDGRAF. Of Counsel. Industries Of Counsel LibertyView 457 Haddonfield Rd., Suite 700 Cherry Hill, New Jersey 08002 Phone (856) 675-1961 Fax (856) 663-8855 jlandgraf@dilworthlaw.com Assistant: Jennifer Saladino Direct (856) 675-1921

More information