The Bar Association of Baltimore City is the first Bar Association formed in the State of Maryland and one of the oldest in the Nation. Incorporated on January 15, 1880, its mission was "to aid in maintaining the honor and dignity of the profession, to promote legal science, and further the administration of justice." Though the practice of law has become more complex, these are still the goals to which we strive today.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2015 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

10th Annual Government & Public Interest
Lawyer of the Year Award

The Bar Association of Baltimore City Government & Public Interest Lawyer of the Year Award is presented to a  member of the Bar (does not have to be a member of the BABC) who selflessly serves the public good as a government or public interest lawyer, and excels in furthering the agency’s goals.


Nominations are due no later than Friday, March 20, 2015. The Government & Public Interest Lawyer of the Year Award will be presented at the Government and Public Interest Lawyers’ Committee Annual Awards Reception on Thursday, April 23, 2015, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., in the Clarence M. Mitchell Courthouse, 2nd Floor (Kaplan Court).  Our guest speaker is The Honorable Paul B. DeW0lfe, Public Defender of Maryland. More information about the Awards Reception will be announced soon.

Click here for a nomination form.



Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
The Bar Association of Baltimore City
Bench Bar Committee

The Honorable Karen Friedman and Sidney A. Butcher, Esquire, Co-Chairs

A Conversation With The Honorable Marilyn Mosby State’s Attorney for Baltimore City

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Clarence Mitchell Courthouse, Room 504
(Bar Lilbrary’s Brown Room)

12:30 –  2:00 p.m.
Lunch generously sponsored by
Blades & Rosenfeld, P.A.
The Law Offices of Frank F. Daily, P.A.

Admission is FREE for BABC members 

Non-members - $40

Space is Limited – Register Early!


"A Conversation With The Honorable Marilyn Mosby": $40.00

The Baltimore Bar Foundation 2015 Fellows Award

The Baltimore Bar Foundation Annual Fellows Award is presented to a Baltimore City attorney, law firm, or organization for exceptional contributions in furthering education and understanding of the role of the law in our democratic society. This award focuses public awareness on the contributions that attorneys, law firms, and organizations provide to the community.
The Fellows Award nomination form is available here.  Nominations are due no later than Monday, April 6, 2015.  The Fellows Award will be presented at the joint Annual Meeting of The Bar Association of Baltimore City, Baltimore Bar Foundation, and the Young Lawyers' Division, on May 28, 2015 at The Grand Historic Venue, Baltimore, MD.  


Do you enjoy spending your lunch time in wonderful surroundings?
Are you interested in learning about Baltimore’s legal history?

If your answer to these questions is "YES," you will want to become a Volunteer Docent for the Museum of Baltimore Legal History

Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Courthouse
100 N. Calvert Street, Room 243
Baltimore, MD 21202

Training is available on the first Thursday of each month (or by appointment) at the Museum.

If interested, contact Elva E. Tillman, Esquire, at or call 410-396-5794.

You will be glad you did!!
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Membership Renewal & Voluntary Contribution

Renew your BABC Annual Membership and voluntary contribution to the Baltimore Bar Foundation, Inc.
BABC Renewal Dues
& Voluntary Contribution:

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The Maryland Entrepreneur's Guide is online!  

The Maryland Entrepreneur's Guide is designed as an essential one-stop informational shop now published in online form as "Wikibook media" in a joint effort of the BABC's Business Law Committee and the Business Law Section of the MSBA, in conjunction with the Business Law Society of the University of Maryland School of Law.  

The Guide provides a comprehensive index and description of critical information about establishing, funding, and growing businesses in the Free State.  For more information, go to 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 Deadline for Nominations for Paul A. Dorf Memorial ADR Award

BABC Offers "Convenience Center" For Its Members 
Need private space to meet with your client or accomplish a little work while in the Courthouse? Need to make a phone call or make a few copies? How about a cup of coffee or hot tea?

Located on the 6th Floor of Courthouse East at 111 N. Calvert Street, the Bar Association of Baltimore City’s Conference Room is available for the convenience of BABC members.
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No reservation is required (based on availability). You can however reserve the conference room by calling 410-539-5936, x 101 or emailing Patty DeGuilmi at