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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, September 9, 2014

200th Anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner

In conjunction with its Annual End of Summer Reception

Star Spangled Banner

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Clarence Mitchell Courthouse, Ceremonial Courtroom 400

5:00 p.m.
Color Guard

Pledge of Allegiance

Singing of the National Anthem
by Specialist Joey Odoms
1229th Transportation Company
Maryland Army National Guard

“Why Remember the Forgotten War of 1812”
Burt Kummerow
President
Maryland Historical Society

6:00 p.m.
Reception
Kaplan Court, 2nd Floor

Burt Kummerow, Co-Author of “In Full Glory Reflected:
Discovering the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake,”
will be available for a book signing during the reception.

Special thanks to the support of the
The Bar Associations’ Insurance Trust and
The Baltimore Bar Foundation, Inc.

Admission is free. Space is limited.

Register by emailing ksanzone@baltimorebar.org

 
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Star-Spangled Spectacular Visiting Ships

Members of the BABC are invited to a Private Tall Ship Tour

Baltimore’s Star-Spangled Spectacular will feature more than 35 naval vessels and tall ships from the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Norway, Germany, Spain and Turkey.  The Bar Association of Baltimore City has arranged a private tour on one of the tall ships.  Once we are advised which ship we will be touring, our registrants will be notified by email.

We will also advise you of where our group will meet, and at what time (we must all board at the same time).  Pleasenote that the ships are not handicapped-accessible and may be difficult or impossible for some to board.  You will needto have a government-issued ID to board and will be screened for items that are not allowed on  the ships. To expedite this process, please bring only cameras and purses or wallets containing ID.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

SOLD OUT

We are also organizing a price fixed group lunch to follow the tour. Please let us know if you are interested. More details to follow.

 
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 5:30—8:30 p.m.

The Bar Association of Baltimore City
Crab Feast at Bo Brooks

2780-A Lighthouse Point
Baltimore, MD 21224
(located in 2700 block of Boston Street)

Come join us for

  • Steamed Crabs
  • Maryland Style Crab Soup
  • Tossed Salad
  • Grilled Hamburgers and Hot Dogs
  • BBQ Chicken
  • Corn on the Cob
  • Pasta Salad
  • Potato Salad
  • Cole Slaw
  • Cookies and Brownies
  • Soft Drinks, Iced Tea, Beer and Wine


Members and Guests: $65
Children 10 or under: $28

There are a limited number of parking spots in the parking lot at Lighthouse Point.
Bo Brooks validation is good for two hours of free parking. Each additional hour is $6. There is unrestricted street parking as well.

REGISTER EARLY - WE SOLD OUT LAST YEAR!
GREAT DOOR PRIZES! DRESS: Casual

Click here for more information

Crab Feast - Members/Guests

Crab Feast - Children (under 10)

BALTIMORE BAR OF BALTIMORE CITY
2014 PRESIDENTIAL AWARDS

The Bar Association of Baltimore City’s Annual Presidential Awards are presented to two individuals (one of whom shall be a member of the Young Lawyers’ Division) who are members of the Bar Association of Baltimore City who have: 1) selflessly undertaken community, civic, and/or charitable service which brings honor to the profession, and/or 2) who have devoted time and energy to the Bar Association of Baltimore City through substantial work on BABC committees, or other exemplary service to the Association. Nominations are due no later than Friday, October 3, 2014. The Presidential Awards will be presented at the 20th Annual Past Presidents’ Luncheon to be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at the Grand Historic Venue.

Click here for a nomination form.

 
 

BALTIMORE BAR OF BALTIMORE CITY
2014 MARGARET BRENT-JUANITA JACKSON MITCHELL AWARD

Building on the legacies of Margaret Brent and Juanita Jackson Mitchell, the Bar Association of Baltimore City has created the Brent-Mitchell Award to recognize women lawyers and judges who have surmounted substantial barriers to achieve professional excellence.

The Bar Association of Baltimore City seeks nominations for the Margaret Brent-Juanita Jackson Mitchell Award. The Award is presented to a nominee who 1) exemplifies the pioneer spirit of Margaret Brent and Juanita Jackson Mitchell; 2) has achieved a high degree of success in the field of law; and 3) has paved the way for women in the law. Nominations are due no later Friday, October 3, 2014. If a recipient is selected, the award will be presented at the Bar Association’s 20th Annual Past President’s Luncheon on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at the Grand Historic Venue.

Click here for a nomination form.

 
 

BALTIMORE BAR OF BALTIMORE CITY
PAUL A. DORF MEMORIAL ADR AWARD

The Bar Association of Baltimore City seeks nominations for the Paul A. Dorf Memorial ADR Award. This award is presented to a person in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area who has substantially contributed to the furtherance of the goals of alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration) to resolve legal conflicts. Nominations are due no later than Friday, October 3, 2014. If a recipient is selected, the award will be presented at the 20th Annual Past Presidents’ Luncheon to be held on Tuesday, November 25, 2014, at the Grand Historic Venue.

Click here for a nomination form.

 
 

Membership Renewal & Voluntary Contribution

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


** Enter total amount below
** One entry per member,
(Quantity can be adjusted in PayPal)


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 http://mdenthandbook.org/ 

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

 
Legal Services to the Elderly Contribution

Legal Services to the Elderly Provides free legal assistance in general civil matters to Baltimore City seniors and provides education and outreach to seniors at local senior centers, nursing homes, and to other groups.
Legal Services to the Elderly Voluntary Contribution:

** Enter total amount below


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 pdeguilmi@baltimorebar.org.