1 The Maryland Judiciary and The Maryland State Bar Association, Inc. Present A JOINT BENCH BAR CONFERENCE Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel June 15-18, 2016 Ocean City, Maryland 1 P a g e
2 ~Notice of Meeting~ Notice is hereby given of the Annual Business Meeting of the Maryland State Bar Association to be held at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel Crystal Ballroom on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. DAILY ACTIVITIES WEDNESDAY SATURDAY Discount Tickets Available Various Ocean City Locations CABANA HOSPITALITY SUITES Conveniently located poolside at the Clarion Hotel. Check the hotel message board for times. Back by Popular Demand Sponsored by: Lawyer Assistance Program Maryland State Bar Association Stop by the Exhibit Hall and have your Blood Pressure and Bone Density checked and much more! Open during regular Exhibit Hall hours. CHILD CARE SERVICES FAMILY DAYS AT JOLLY ROGER AMUSEMENT PARK 30 th Street and Coastal Highway Pier Location 401 South Atlantic Ave. 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Splash Mountain Water Park $ all day! 10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Amusement Rides and Miniature Golf $16.00 all day! *10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m. Speed World Unlimited rides for *2 hours $32.00 Tickets will be available at the MSBA Registration Desk at the Clarion. Dial-A-Nanny - Pat Bennett This information is provided as a service to our members; however the Maryland State Bar Association makes no recommendation of any service. 2 P a g e
3 Need CLE Credits? MSBA CLE: Raising the Bar for Education Please stop by the MSBA CLE booth to receive a Uniform Certificate of Attendance prior to attending any MSBA educational program. All certificates must be returned and signed by a staff member at the conclusion of each seminar you attend. For Pennsylvania MCLE, a $2.00 charge will be assessed for each credit hour and partial credit hour. LAW SCHOOL RECEPTIONS June 16, :00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF LAW ALUMNI RECEPTION UB School of Law Alumni Reception at MSBA Joint Bench Bar Conference Join Dean Ronald Weich, UB Law Faculty, and the Office of External Relations for a happy hour at the Maryland State Bar Association Annual Meeting! UB Law s annual reception at MSBA will be held at the Horizons Oceanfront main bar in the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel Horizons Main Bar June 17, :00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND FRANCIS KING CAREY SCHOOL OF LAW ALUMNI & FRIENDS RECEPTION Please join us to welcome the new Dean, Donald Tobin, and enjoy an evening of connecting with fellow UM Carey Law alumni and friends. Reception will be held in Conference Rooms 5 and 6 at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel. All are welcome. 3 P a g e
4 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016 JUDGES ONLY PROGRAMMING Princess Royale Hotel REGISTRATION 1:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. BUSINESS MEETING 3:45 p.m. 5:00 p.m. PLENARY SESSION 1:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. MSBA REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION DESK (Grand Ballroom) 1:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. EXHIBIT HALL (Grand Ballroom) 4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. MARYLAND STATE BAR ASSOCIATION BOARD OF GOVERNORS MEETING (Conference Rooms 1-3) 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. WELCOMING RECEPTION Join Judges, Lawyers, Family and Friends from around the state as we kick-off the Joint Bench Bar Conference and celebrate the announcement of the destination for the 2017 MSBA Midyear Meeting! This festive party is sure to provide fun for the whole family. Enjoy Drinks, Light hors D oeuvres, Music and your chance to win great Door Prizes! (Crystal Ballroom) Sponsored in part by: Platinum Sponsor Founded in 1946, Ellin & Tucker is one of the Mid-Atlantic region's premier business consulting and certified public accounting firms. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, :00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Young Lawyers Section and the Daily Record (Liquid Assets 94 th & Coastal Highway) 8:00 p.m. 10:00 p.m. CRAB FEAST HOOPER S RESTAURANT Ocean Gateway All You Can Eat Crab Feast Steamed crabs, steamed shrimp, fried chicken, corn on the cob, hush puppies, beer, wine, soft drinks and coffee. Salad upon request. Bus transportation is provided from the Clarion to Hooper s and from Hooper s back to the Clarion and the Princess Royale. -NO TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR- THURSDAY, JUNE 16, :30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. YOGA ON THE BEACH (*Beach) In case of rain *Captain s Quarters Meeting Room Please bring a towel and a bottle of water Pre-Registration is required. Drawing for a Yoga Mat! 7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Special President s Initiative Program WELLNESS DISCUSSION GROUP The Wellness Discussion Group has been such a big success that we have been asked by MSBA President, Judge Pamila J. Brown, to offer it at the Joint Bench Bar Conference. Remember you are human first and a Lawyer/Judge second. Join us if you desire to achieve optimum emotional and physical wellness amidst the stress and chaos of practicing law. The Wellness Discussion Group will provide an informal, fun and supportive opportunity to explore wellnessbased topics, such as nutrition, exercise, mindfulness, and work-family balance. Silver Sponsors 2016 Exhibitors 4 P a g e
5 5 P a g e THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016 Lisa Caplan, LCSW-C, Lawyer Assistance Program Counselor and Kate Sinclair, Esq., Silverman, Thompson, Slutkin & White, LLC Program Sponsored: Lawyer Assistance Program, Maryland State Bar Association Room: Suite #317/#319 *7:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m. MSBA & MARYLAND JUDICIARY REGISTRATION INFORMATION DESK (Grand Ballroom) *Registration will re-open from 6:00 p.m. 7:30 p.m. so that later arrivals can pick-up President s Reception Tickets. 7:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m. EXHIBIT HALL (Grand Ballroom) 7:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. COFFEE BREAK (Grand Ballroom) EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TRACK I 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. ADMINISTRATIVE LAW SECTION BUSINESS MEETING AND BREAKFAST ~~~~~~ 8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN... WITH ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: HOW TO BE AT THE RIGHT PLACE, AT THE RIGHT TIME, WITH THE RIGHT STUFF This program is designed for the rookie and experienced administrative law practitioner as well as the judge conducting judicial review. A roadmap to protecting your client s rights and remedies, and avoiding common pitfalls. Learn how to always be at the right place at the right time with the right stuff by mastering exclusive, primary, and concurrent jurisdiction, administrative exhaustion, effective preparation and presentation, preservation of the record, and understanding the nuances of judicial review and administrative mandamus. Judge Kevin F. Arthur, Court of Special Appeals; Judge Andrea M. Leahy, Court of Special Appeals; Judge Julie R. Rubin, Associate Judge, Circuit Court for Baltimore City; Ralph S. Tyler, Venable Administrative Law Section Peter Sheehan, Esq. and Michele J. McDonald, AAG Banquet Hall #2-A 8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. ADR SECTION CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND BUSINESS MEETING ~~~~~ 8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. SIBLING WARS ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN PROBATE, ESTATES AND TRUSTS, AND FIDUCIARY LITIGATION While the use of mediation and collaborative law in domestic and general civil matters has quickly expanded in Maryland and throughout the country, their use has been slower to gain traction in the context of probate, estates and trusts, and fiduciary litigation (e.g., adult guardianships, will contests). Maryland Circuit Court Judges, Orphans Court Judges, Private Attorneys, Mediators, Court ADR Administrators, and Collaborative Practitioners will discuss the current status of ADR in these cases. The panelists will engage the audience in brainstorming future plans within Maryland s Judiciary and the Bar to encourage the use of ADR in these stressful family disputes. Kathy Brissette-Minus, Esq., Law Office of Kathy Brissette-Minus; Judge Wendy Cartwright, Prince George s County Orphans Court; Suzy Eckstein, Esq., Oakley and Eckstein; Judge Juliet Fisher, Baltimore County Orphans Court; Byron Macfarlane, Esq., Register of Wills, Howard County; Mala Malhotra-Ortiz, Esq., Maryland Court of Special Appeals; Kelly M. Preteroti, Esq., Ober Kaler; Judge Steven I. Platt (Ret.), Prince George s County Circuit Court;
6 6 P a g e THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016 H. Andrew Reckson, Esq., Law Offices of H. Andrew Reckson, LLC; Judge Gale Rasin (Ret.), Baltimore City Circuit Court, Jeff Trueman, Esq., Baltimore City Circuit Court; Judge Pamela White, Baltimore City Circuit Court; Judge Thomas Ross, Circuit Court for Queen Anne's County Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Judge Thomas Ross and Mala Malhotra-Ortiz, Esq. Conference Room #5 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. AT THE CORNER OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND ANIMALS: CO-FACILITATED DIALOGUE ON LAW ENFORCEMENT AND DOG SHOOTINGS The panel members and facilitators, any of whom bring great expertise in law and mediation to the table, will reflect on and discuss situations that escalate into police-involved killings of Fido, the family pet. They will focus on: the emerging field of community policing; balancing the competing interests of the human and animal stakeholders involved in these settings. Moreover, they will discuss dispute resolution tools and how they may be applied to underlying conflicts between police, humans, and animals in a civil manner, informed by and consistent with lessons-learned from recently publicized violent, human-related police interactions. Gary C. Norman, Esq., Associate Civil Rights Commissioner, Maryland Commission on Civil Rights; Attorney, Mediator, and Consultant and Cecilia B. Paizs, Esq. Past Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section; and Attorney, Mediator, and Trainer; Richard H. Melnick, Esq., Associate County Attorney, Office of the County Attorney, Montgomery County, Maryland; E. Anne Benaroya, Esq., Founder of Maryland Animal Law Center and Private Practice Animal Law Section Gary C. Norman, Esq. Conference Room #1 Light refreshments will be served. 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. SO YOU WANT TO START A VETERANS COURT A PROSPECTIVE FROM HOW TO CREATE A VETERANS COURT / DOCKET, AND HOW TO PRACTICE IN IT The goal of the Veterans Courts/Dockets is To successfully habilitate veterans by diverting them from the traditional criminal justice system and providing them with the tools they need in order to lead a productive and law-abiding lifestyle. This timely presentation will include an update on how Veterans Court are getting started throughout Maryland. Baltimore and Prince Georges County have made great strides in establishing dockets and courts, the legal community can benefit tremendously from their particular experiences. The presentation will cover the basic nuts and bolts of how Baltimore City District Court started a court, along with practical advice from those that engage in making it the fastest growing specialty court in the State. For those that care about veterans issues and how the legal community and judiciary can have a positive impact on veterans in our state, this is an excellent opportunity to learn from those that are making a difference. Judge Halee Weinstein, District Court Judge, Baltimore City; Gray Barton, Director, Office of Problem Solving Courts; Patricia Deros, Assistant State s Attorney; Antonia Fasanelli, Esq., Executive Director of the Homeless Persons Representation Project, Inc.; Prof. Hugh McClean, Director, University of Baltimore s The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic; Craig Cook, LCSW-C, Health Care for Homeless Veterans Coordinator and Janette DeBoissiere, Assistant Public Defender Charles Blomquist, Esq. Program Sponsors: Criminal Law and Practice Section & Veterans Affairs and Military Law Committee Sidney Butcher, Esq., Judge Tracey Parker- Warren and John Price, Esq. Conference Room #4
7 7 P a g e THURSDAY, JUNE 16, :00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. LITIGATION SECTION BREAKFAST AND BUSINESS MEETING Banquet Hall #2-B ~~~~~~~ 8:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. RAZZLE DAZZLE THE JURY: THE DOS AND DON T OF USING TECHNOLOGY IN THE COURTROOM Are you suffering from courtroom technophobia? The question is not..."do you use technology in the courtroom?" The question is, "Do you know how to use it effectively?" Learn to "razzle dazzle" the jury. The do's and don'ts of using visuals to tell your story. A multimedia presentation which brings life to your case. Speaker: James O'C Gentry, Jr., Esq., Bekman, Marder & Adkins, L.L.C. Litigation Section Alan Sternstein, Esq. and Bradford McCullough, Esq. Banquet Hall #2-B 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. RESPONDING TO ATTORNEY GRIEVANCE AND JUDICIAL DISABILITY COMPLAINTS Into each lawyer s and judge s life some rain may fall. When the rain comes in the form of a letter from Bar Counsel or Judicial Disabilities Investigative Counsel, it may seem that plans for an ark might be in order. The Attorney Grievance Commission received over two thousand complaints in FY15 and the Commission on Judicial Disabilities received over a hundred and fifty. A distinguished panel of decision-makers and practitioners regularly involved in attorney and judicial discipline and regulation will offer insight into the processes and the evaluation of complaints, as well as practical advice in responding to the near-inevitable grievance think of this as a life-preserver. Carol A. Crawford, Esq., Executive Director, Investigative Counsel, Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities; Alvin I. Frederick, Esq. Eccleston & Wolf; Richard Berwanger, Esq., Eccleston & Wolf; Lydia E. Lawless, Esq., Assistant Bar Counsel; William C. Brennan, Jr., Esq., Brennan McKenna Manzi Shay, Chtd., Hon. Alexander Wright, Jr., Chairperson, Commission on Judicial Disabilities Glenn M. Grossman, Esq., Bar Counsel Program Sponsors: Professionalism Committee and Ethics Committee Judge Joan Bossmann Gordon, Pauline C. Onyemaechi,. Esq., Glenn M. Grossman, Esq. (Professionalism Committee) and Wayne M. Willoughby, Esq. (Ethics Committee) Conference Rooms #2/#3 Coffee station will be provided. 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT SECTION BREAKFAST AND BUSINESS MEETING ~~~~~~~ 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. HAS SUING THE GOVERNMENT BECOME OUR NATIONAL PASTIME? Each year the Court of Appeals decides legal issues arising out of cases filed by individuals and businesses against State and local governments. Come hear two distinguished Judges of the Court of Appeals and two experienced litigators in this field give their perspectives on some of the important cases decided this year involving suits against State and local governments. Judge Robert McDonald, Court of Appeals; Judge Glenn Harrell, Court of Appeals (Ret.); Timothy F. Maloney, Joseph, Greenwald & Laake; Kevin Bock Karpinski, Karpinski, Colaresi & Karp, P.A. Carol S. Rubin, Esq., Principal Counsel, M- NCPPC State and Local Government Law Section Robert H. Drummer, Esq. Conference Room #6
8 THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016 Michael Reed, Court of Special Appeals; Judge George Russell, U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland T. Christine Pham, Esq., Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP Judge Julie Weatherly, T. Christine Pham, Esq., Kelcie Longaker, Esq. and Aindrea Conroy, Esq. 10:30 a.m. 11:30 a.m. 12 th Annual Meet and Greet Reception For Maryland s New Judges (Crystal Ballroom #1) Hon. Mary Ellen Barbera, Chief Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals 8 P a g e Special Invited Guest Hon. Larry Hogan, Governor THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM TRACK II 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. THE FORCE AWAKENS Program Description: Is the force strong with you becoming a judge one day? During the first part of Jedi training, initiates will witness our panel of judges perform Jedi mind tricks (i.e. provide their thoughts and insights) to help initiates prepare for the arduous road to becoming a great lawyer, a prerequisite for anyone seeking a judicial appointment. Then, judges from other galaxies will join the program to challenge Jedi initiates in duels to the death! (Also known as small discussion groups rotating among the judges). Prizes, Prizes, Prizes will be awarded for the best Forces of Good costumes! Dark Jedi and Storm Troopers need not attend. Judge Georgia Brady, Office of Administrative Hearings; Judge Jeannie Cho, District Court for Montgomery County; Magistrate Richard Sandy, Circuit Court for Frederick County; Judge Mary Kramer, Circuit Court for Howard County; Judge Bench Bar Section Council and Young Lawyers Section Council Conference Rooms #2/#3 Tattooine refreshments to be served. 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. SURVIVING THE MAELSTROM: TREADING THE MURKY WATERS OF RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION DEFECT LITIGATION Structures are ubiquitous in all human societies, and it is inevitable that some structures will suffer from defects in their construction. Highly specialized legal procedures have evolved over the years in resolving disputes over construction defects. Touching on all of them is well beyond the scope of this program, but we hope to provide guidance on some of the most important fundamental issues that one might expect to confront in construction defect litigation arising out of residential housing projects. Legal and Industry experts will address problems and describe solution strategies arising in the context of the construction of a new residence in Maryland in which substantial water intrusion and mold damages are discovered long after the completion of construction. Problems will be examined from the perspectives of the Owner, General Contractor, Engineering and Design Professionals, and Sub-Contractors in relevant trades. Litigation issues will include identification and targeting of defendants; forum and venue considerations; statutes of limitation and repose; causes of action and theories of recovery for bodily injury and property damage; affirmative defenses; use of experts; contractual obligations; insurance coverage; and mediation and settlement considerations. Throughout the program, attention will be paid to the costbenefit analysis required in residential construction defect litigation, in that the relatively small amount in controversy may require that only the most promising factual and legal issues will be actively litigated.
9 9 P a g e THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016 Judge Diane Leasure (Ret.); Darren Burns, Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett & Scherr, LLP; Clark L. Griffith, AIA, Construction Consulting Associates; Robert Kelly, Jackson & Campbell, P.C.; Gregory Koger, Holland & Knight, LLP Judge Diane Leasure (Ret.) Construction Law Section Robert Kelly, Esq. Conference Rooms #4/#5 A light lunch will be served. 11:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m. HOW TO NOT GET CRACKED BY MARYLAND S WIP: NAVIGATING MARYLAND S RESPONSE TO THE CHESAPEAKE BAY TOTAL MAXIMUM DAILY LOAD EPA issued the Chesapeake Bay Total Maximum Daily Load in December 2010 assigning pollution limits to all Maryland waters that feed the Chesapeake Bay. In response, Maryland developed a Watershed Implementation Plan (WIP) for meeting those limits. In compliance with the WIP, Maryland has passed several regulations and permitting requirements that affect municipalities, private entities, and the public. Some of these regulations and permits concern stormwater runoff. This program is designed to inform the local government or small firm practitioner of these new requirements and how they can assist their clients in securing the required permit(s). Jon Mueller, VP for Litigation, Chesapeake Bay Foundation; Ben Grumbles, Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment; Erik Michelson, Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works, Watershed Protection and Restoration Program Judge Douglas Nazarian Sponsored by: Environmental Law Section Jon Mueller, Esq. Conference Room #6 A light lunch will be served. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. WHAT DO YOU MEAN THAT S UNETHICAL? A Two-Part Program Exploring the Pitfalls of Speaking One s Mind and Other Potential Ethical Traps Part 1: 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. The First Amendment figured recently in attorney disciplinary matters before the Court of Appeals, i.e., AGC v. Stanalonis (campaign speech in a contested judicial election) and AGC v. Frost (statements by an attorney critical of judges and other government officials). Our panel will explore those matters and other situations where what attorneys say or publish is protected or may get them into ethical trouble. Judge Robert N. McDonald, Maryland Court of Appeals; William C. Brennan, Esq., Brennan Mckenna Manzi Shay, Chtd.; Lydia E. Lawless, Esq., Assistant Bar Counsel; Timothy F. Maloney, Esq., Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, PA. Part II: 12:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. There are many instances in the jurisprudence regarding lawyers ethical responsibilities where the Court of Appeals sanctioned attorneys for conduct that appeared to take place other than in the traditional arena of the practice of law some situations seeming intuitive, and others perhaps counter-intuitive. This panel will stakeout the terrain with exemplars and peer into yet unexplored dark corners. Judge Glenn T. Harrell, Jr. (Ret.), The Platt Group, Inc.; Lydia E. Lawless, Esq., Assistant Bar Counsel; Thomas E. Lynch, III, Miles & Stockbridge P.C.; Patricia M. Weaver, Esq., Paley Rothman; Robert J. Zarbin, Esq., The Zarbin Law Firm Wayne M. Willoughby, Esq., Gershon, Willoughby, Getz & Smith, LLC Wayne M. Willoughby, Esq.
10 10 P a g e THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2016 Ethics Committee Conference Room #1 Light refreshments will be served. 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A LAW CLERK REDUX, REDUX, REDUX. COME TEST YOUR BRAIN POWER This unique program is entertaining, informative, interactive, and a fast-paced take-off on the TV game show Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader? Panelists will answer frequently asked - and frequently missed - questions about Maryland civil procedure, pleading, discovery, and trial practice by allowing the audience (anonymously by the use of computerized audience responders) to answer the questions, too, as our moderator (Judge Battaglia) poses them to our panel of three law clerk contestants and three experts (Archibald, Fader, & Sandler). Audience participants will receive prizes for correct answers. Come and compete and eat! Judge Lynne A. Battaglia, Maryland Court of Appeals; Judge John F. Fader, II, Baltimore County Circuit Court (ret.); James K. Archibald, Esq., Wright, Constable & Skeen; and Paul Mark Sandler, Esq., Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler Litigation Section Judge Lynne A. Battaglia Banquet Hall #2-A A light lunch will be served. 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. UNPLUGGED WILL LEAVE YOU CACHED OUT - DEFRAGGING YOUR LAW PRACTICE (Technology basics for a successful law practice) Technology has become an integral part of a successful law practice. Those who adapt quickly to new legal technologies find themselves saving significant resources, while those who don t, find themselves struggling to keep pace with a fastchanging market. The panel will discuss ways to maintain the highest quality legal services while using technologies as a multiplier to drive down client costs. The panel will offer a glimpse into the future of legal technologies, raising the question: what will the attorney s role be in ten years with MDEC, cyber security, automation, and algorithms? We will explore the changes to the Rules as well as some of the ethical issues that technology has created, which may not have existed just a decade ago. This is a must attend session for forwardthinking law firms, legal departments, and the judiciary. Join the Honorable Judge Grimm, Judge Morrissey, along with attorneys and legal technologists for these exciting panel discussions, interactive demonstrations, and Q&A sessions. Judge Paul W. Grimm, United States District Court of Maryland; Judge John P. Morrissey, Chief Judge, District Court of Maryland; Diane P. Kilcoyne, Attorney, Lerch, Early & Brewer, Chtd.; Thomas F. Goldman, Attorney and Author of Technology in the Law Office; Michael D. Berman, Attorney, Rifkin, Weiner, Livingston, Levitan & Silver, LLC, and Matthew Stubenberg, IT Director MVLS. Technology Committee George Hermina, Esq. Banquet Hall #2-B A light lunch will be served and fabulous door prizes 1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. AN AFTERNOON AT SEACRETS Sponsored by: The Worcester County Bar Association Seacrets Bar and Grille 49 th Street and the Bay *Open to all convention attendees and guests. *Snacks provided while they last! CASH BAR For more information contact: Cathi V. Coates, Esq :00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. Young Lawyers Section ICE CREAM SOCIAL Dumser's Dairyland Coastal Highway (124th Street)
11 11 P a g e THURSDAY, JUNE 16, :00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. ZUMBA (Captain s Quarters Meeting Room) Please bring a towel and a bottle of water. Pre-Registration is required. Drawing for Zumba Toning Sticks! 4:00 p.m. MARYLAND BAR FOUNDATION ANNUAL MEETING (The Links at Lighthouse Sound) 4:00 p.m. Fellows Meeting, Initiation of New Fellows and Presentation of the Eney and Shea Awards 5:00 p.m. Reception 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. REGISTRATION - PRESIDENT S RECEPTION TICKETS PICK-UP (Grand Ballroom) FRIDAY, JUNE 17, :30 a.m. 7:30 a.m. YOGA ON THE BEACH (*Beach) In case of rain *Captain s Quarters Meeting Room Please bring a towel and a bottle of water. Pre-Registration is required. Drawing for a Yoga Mat! 7:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. MSBA & MARYLAND JUDICIARY REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION DESK (Grand Ballroom) 7:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. EXHIBITS (Grand Ballroom) Exhibitors Showcase Special Prizes 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 7:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. COFFEE BREAK (Grand Ballroom) 7:30 a.m. YOUNG LAWYERS SECTION SUN RUN Everyone Welcome Sponsored By: THE DAILY RECORD 10 k (6.2 miles) and 5k (3.1 miles) Montego Bay, 130 Street South Ocean Drive FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TRACK 1 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. COURT ADR: WHAT WORKS AND WHY IT MATTERS The Maryland Judiciary supports a variety of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs from the District Court of Maryland to the Court of Special Appeals. These programs provide participants an alternative method to resolve their dispute, but do they really make a difference? This panel will share the results from the largest ADR study to use live observation and behavioral coding to explore the impacts of practitioner strategies and participant responses and comparing ADR to traditional court processes in District and circuit court cases. The result of the rigorous study is enlightening information for court administrators, judges, ADR practitioners, and advocates. Learn more about the research outcomes and engage in a lively discussion as participants and panelists explore what the research means for ADR in Maryland. Judge Julie R. Rubin, Circuit Court for Baltimore City; Judge Dorothy Wilson, District Court of Maryland, Baltimore County; Tim Sheridan, Esq., Court Administrator, Circuit Court for Baltimore County; Mala
12 Malhotra-Ortiz, Esq., Director, ADR Division, Maryland Court of Special Appeals; Jonathan S. Rosenthal, Esq., Executive Director, Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, Administrative Office of the Courts, Maryland Judiciary; Connie Kratovil- Lavelle, Esq., Executive Director, Department of Family Administration, Maryland Judiciary Maureen A. Denihan, JD, Executive Director, ADR Programs, District Court of Maryland; Jamie Walter, PhD, Director of Court Operations, Administrative Office of the Courts, Maryland Judiciary; Toby Treem Guerin, Esq., Managing Director, Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of Maryland Carey School of Law; Nick White, PhD, Evaluations and Research Director, Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office, Administrative Office of the Courts, Maryland Judiciary ADR Section Mala Malhotra-Ortiz, Esq. Conference Room #6 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. BEING A BUSINESS LAWYER AND DOING BUSINESS IN THE NEW MARYLAND A lot has changed over the past couple of years in Maryland not just in terms of new administration initiatives and new legislation, but also with respect to how businesses (and their lawyers) interact with the State of Maryland and its branches and more changes are coming. This break-out session is a multi-part program intended to help Maryland business lawyers (both transactional and trial) keep up-todate with the many exciting changes underway in an effort to make Maryland a more business friendly jurisdiction. The program will begin with breakfast and a brief MSBA Business Law Section Meeting. The breakfast will be followed by a presentation and Q&A on hot topics and new business legislation coming out of the 2016 legislative session. The program will continue with a presentation by the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation on the New SDAT and SDAT s remarkable efforts over the past year to modernize its on-line portal, to be more customer focused and to make Maryland a great place to do business. The program will conclude with a review of Maryland s Business and Technology Courts initiative the Business and Technology Case Management Program. Senator Brian Feldman; Delegate Christopher West, Heidi Dudderar, Associate Director, Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation; Judge Sean Wallace, Associate Judge, Circuit Court for Prince George s County Business Law Section David P. Shapiro, Esq. Conference Room #1 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. BANKRUPTCY AND STATE COURT PROCEEDINGS - AM I STAYED OR CAN I GO? Virtually all state court proceedings are potentially impacted by the automatic stay in bankruptcy immediately upon the filing of the bankruptcy case. Particular emphasis will be placed on domestic relations cases and certain criminal cases which can be the most confusing - it is common for some portions of the same litigation to be stayed while other portions of the same litigation may proceed without interruption. Additional topics of discussion are the (1) impact of the subsequent bankruptcy discharge injunction and, (2) the difference between prepetition debt and post petition debt and the bankruptcy impact on state law causes of action grounded in each type of debt. Our panel will guide you through this often complex and little-understood area of the law to enable you to better understand the issues involved and how they should be handled to lessen the disruption caused to the progress and efficiency of state court litigation. Tiffany Stacey Franc, Esq., Office of Nancy Spencer Grigsby, Chapter 13 Trustee, Bowie, Maryland; Marc Robert Kivitz, Esq., Law Office of Marc R. Kivitz, Baltimore, Maryland; Richard D. London, Esq., Richard D. London & Associates, P.C., Silver Spring, Maryland Judge Mark F. Scurti, District Court of Maryland for Baltimore City, Baltimore, Maryland; Bud Stephen Tayman, Esq., Bud Stephen Tayman, P.A., Germantown, Maryland 12 P a g e
13 FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016 Consumer Bankruptcy Section Bud Stephen Tayman, Esq. and Tiffany Stacey Franc, Esq. Conference Room #2 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. PRO BONO RECEPTION Sponsored by the Delivery Legal Services Section Join legal service providers and network with MSBA members as we provide easy, brief opportunities to serve pro bono without necessarily taking on an entire case. Continental breakfast will be served. ~~~~~~ 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. A CLEAN SLATE: BENCH AND BAR PARTNERSHIPS TO IMPLEMENT EXPUNGEMENT LAWS On October 1, 2015, the landscape changed in Maryland for clients seeking to expunge their criminal records. A change in the law has brought thousands of clients to the courts seeking expungements that allow access to new sources of employment, housing, and myriad other positive opportunities. Topics to be covered include changes in Maryland law and how courts are implementing them, and how the private bar, the bench, and legal services organizations are working together to provide access to justice. Judge Alexandra N. Williams, Administrative Judge, Maryland District Court; Judge Leo Ryan, Jr., Associate Judge, Maryland District Court; Mary-Denise Davis, Esq., Maryland Office of the Public Defender; Matthew Stubenberg, Esq., Maryland Volunteer Lawyer Service Delivery of Legal Services Amy L. Petkovsek, Esq. Conference Room #3 13 P a g e 8:00 a.m. 8:15 a.m. ESTATES & TRUST SECTION BUSINESS MEETING ~~~~~ 8:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. FIDUCIARY LITIGATION: CONTESTING AND DEFENDING WILLS, TRUSTS AND INTER VIVOS TRANSFERS Disputes arising from estates and trusts are commonly referred to as fiduciary litigation. Clients in these matters range from beneficiaries, who may be individuals or non-profits, to individual and corporate fiduciaries, such as the trust departments of financial institutions. This program will be presented by attorneys who regularly represent clients in fiduciary litigation as well as others who engage in estate and trust planning and administration. The program will provide practical suggestions with regard to the preparation and filing of legal proceedings, including how to evaluate documents of a subject of a potential controversy, interviews with clients and witnesses, discovery and other litigation strategy, and evaluation of these cases for settlement. The presenters will provide planning and drafting techniques that may help avoid litigation. The program will also offer the unique perspectives of a member of the Bench who regularly presides over fiduciary litigation and a physician who is both an expert in gerontology and has testified with regard to testamentary capacity and other medical issues that frequently arise in these disputes. James E. Edwards, Esq., Co-Chair of Ober/Kaler s Litigation Group and member of the Firm s Construction Group; Matthew A. Mace, Esq., Co-Chair of Ober/Kaler s Estates and Trust Group and also a member of the Firm s Tax Group; Kelly M. Preteroti, Esq., Principal in the Litigation and Employment Groups at Ober/Kaler; Peter V. Rabins, M.D., Professor and Director of the Division of Geriatrics Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; and Judge Judith C. Ensor, Associate Judge, Circuit Court for Baltimore County Estates & Trust Section Mary Alice Smolarek, Esq. and Danielle M. Cruttenden, Esq. Conference Room #4 A continental breakfast will be served.
14 14 P a g e FRIDAY, JUNE 17, :00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. LABOR LAW SECTION BREAKFAST AND MEETING ~~~~~ 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. BEYOND EEOC V. ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH: DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MUSLIMS AND PEOPLE OF MIDDLE EASTERN HERITAGE Recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernandino have led to growing concerns of discrimination in the workplace against Muslims and those of Middle Eastern national descent. The panelists on this program will examine the discrimination laws applicable to Muslim and Middle Eastern employees and recent court decisions and administrative enforcement activities to address and prevent such discrimination. Judge David Norken, Administrative Law Judge, EEOC; Barnett Brooks, Johns Hopkins Medical System; Robin Cockey, Cockey, Brennan and Maloney Teresa Teare, Shawe Rosenthal, LLP Labor Law Section Melissa M. McGuire, Esq. Banquet Hall #2-B 8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m. REAL PROPERTY SECTION BUSINESS MEETING, AWARDS & BREAKFAST ~~~~~ Part I: 8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. THE BROWNSTONES AT PARK POTOMAC HOA V. JP MORGAN CHASE BANK: WE DON T CARE HOW HIGH THE GRASS GROWS WE ARE NOT PAYING TO HAVE IT MOWED May an HOA or condo association compel a secured lender to pay HOA or condo dues and assessments levied against its defaulting borrower prior to transfer of title by way of foreclosure or deed-in lieu? This was the question before the Court of Appeals in October 2015, but the Court avoided answering it. This program will bring the merits of the question (such as they may be) before the Court of Public Opinion. Timothy Guy Smith, Esq., Glenwood, Maryland (one of The Brownstones lawyers); Ellery Archer Johnannessen, Esq., Goitein Law, LLC, Bethesda, Maryland Scott Nadel, Esq., Law Office of Jeffrey Nadel, Calverton, Maryland Part II: 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. THINGS A DIRT LAWYER NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT GRASS Reefer Madness is sweeping the Nation, including Maryland. The growing and dispensing of cannabis for medical use has been approved in Maryland. There are a host of legal pitfalls for lawyers and their clients who are involved directly in emerging related industries or whose clients do business with those licensed to conduct the regulated activities. An extremely experienced attorney in this field from Illinois (which legitimated medical marijuana growing and dispensing over 3 years ago) will share his knowledge with attendees, including ethical and business considerations. Speaker: Michael Delrahim, Esq., Brown, Udell, Pomerantz & Delrahim Ltd., Chicago, IL Matthew L. Kimball, Esq., Niles, Barton & Wilmer, LLP, Baltimore, MD Real Property Section Joseph F. Devlin, Esq. and Judge Glenn T. Harrell, Jr. (Ret.) Banquet Hall #2-A 8:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. WE ARE NOT ALLAN THICK, BUT So, your Clients have IRS or State of Maryland tax liabilities. You have probably heard and seen the TV and Radio commercials about IRS collection alternatives. Get the real scoop as to
15 15 P a g e FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016 how these procedures can help your BUSINESS, DIVORCE, and INDIVIDUAL CLIENTS. This program will include an overview of the Fresh Start Initiative, Offers in Compromise, Lien Withdrawals, Installment Agreements and Innocent Spouse Relief. We will use real life scenarios to demonstrate and educate you on how to handle these matters through a series of factual hypotheticals and discussions of the legal and factual solutions to these problems. Scott Schwartzberg, Esq.; Glen Frost, Esq.; Kaitlyn Loughner, Esq.; Gerald Kelly, Esq., Vadim Ronzhes, Esq. and Dan Heller, Esq. Tax Section David J. Polashuk, Esq. Conference Room #5 Breakfast will be served. 10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 11 TH ANNUAL EXHIBITORS SHOWCASE Visit the Exhibitors in the Grand Ballroom for special prizes and drawings! Visit 25 Exhibitors and you will be eligible to win a SPECIAL PRIZE, compliments of the MSBA! (Winner drawn at 1:00 p.m.) FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016 EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS TRACK II 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. KEEPING THE FARM: ISSUES RELATED TO DIVORCE, BANKRUPTCY, AND OTHER ISSUES When developing a business plans, many agricultural producers do not consider how to keep the farm going in moments of crisis. These crises, such as divorce and bankruptcy, can potentially lead to producers losing the farm. Divorce can often lead to producers being forced to sell property to buyout a non-farming spouse. As farms continue to grow and diversify into other opportunities (such as agritourism) developing strategies early on can help producers keep this farms producing. Experts in agricultural law will discuss how attorneys can work with ag clients to keep the businesses going. Judge Julie R. Stevenson Solt, Frederick County Circuit Court; Sarah Everhart, Esq., Carey School of Law, Baltimore; Jan I. Berlage, Esq., Gohn Hankey Stichel & Berlage, LLP Moderators Jaffray Edens Cox, Esq. Agriculture Law Section Jaffray Edens Cox, Esq. and Paul Goeringer, Esq. Conference Room #1 Refreshments will be served. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT YEAR IN REVIEW Experienced Supreme Court observers and advocates will review the Court's current 2015 Term, including its most high profile cases. Kimberly Robinson, Legal Editor for Bloomberg BNA's United States Law Week; Martin S. Lederman, Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center; and Jeffrey A. Lamken, Partner, MoloLamken LLP Appellate Practice Committee Judge Kevin F. Arthur and Andrew H. Baida, Esq. Banquet Hall #2B A light lunch will be served.
16 FRIDAY, JUNE 17, :00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. THE GUARDIANSHIP PROCESS NEW AND IMPROVED IN MARYLAND The Guardianship Work Group of the Maryland Judicial Council has recommended changes to improve the guardianship process in Maryland. Among its recommendations, the workgroup proposed twelve (12) requirements for court appointments as Counsel for Alleged Disabled Persons, Guardian of the Person and Guardian of the Property. The Work Group proposed an additional ten (10) recommendations to address how to implement these changes. Attendees will learn from our distinguished panel of presenters why these recommendations need to be implemented, what s happening in guardianship from a national perspective, why required training for non-attorney guardians as well as attorney guardians is needed and stories of real life experiences in the field. Angela Grau, Esq., Davis, Agnor, Rapaport & Skalney LLC; Phoenix Woody, Maryland Department of Aging; Erica Wood, Esq., American Bar Association Commission on Law and Aging; Judge Louis Becker, Circuit Court for Howard County (Ret.); Connie Kratovil-Lavelle,Esq., Director, Department of Family Administration, Administrative Office of the Courts Judge Karen Murphy Jensen, Circuit Court for Caroline County Elder Law and Disability Rights Section Mary M. Aquino, Esq. Conference Room #4 Coffee and tea will be served. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. BAR WARS FAMILY LAW STYLE: THE GREAT AWAKENING The Bench Bar conference presents an ideal opportunity for attorneys and judges to identify systemic issues in the administration of justice, such as discovery disputes, attorney fee disputes, what constitutes material changes in circumstance for custody and child support, in the family law arena and offer and gain insight into where attorneys and judges might be able to work together to improve the experience for those represented by counsel. Judge Cynthia Callahan, Associate Judge, Circuit Court for Montgomery County; Judge Kathleen Gallogly Cox, Administrative Judge, Circuit Court for Baltimore County; Judge Angela M. Eaves, Administrative Judge, Circuit Court for Harford County; Judge Fred S. Hecker, Circuit Court for Carroll County; Judge Mary M. Kramer, Circuit Court for Howard County; Magistrate Lisa S. Segel, Circuit Court for Montgomery County; Magistrate Judy L. Woodall, Circuit Court for Prince George s County; Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, also Senior Counsel at Law Firm of Ethridge, Quinn, Kemp, McAuliffe, Rowan & Hartinger; Leslie G. Billman, Esq., Law Firm of Trainor, Billman, Bennett & Milko, LLP; Christopher W. Nicholson, Esq., Law Firm of Turnbull, Nicholson & Sanders, P.A.; Paul J. Reinstein, Esq., Law Firm of Reinstein, Glackin, Patterson & Herriott, LLC Moderators: Kristine K. Howanski, Esq., Law Firm of Howanski, Meadows & Erdman, LLC Sponsored Sponsor: Family and Juvenile Section Kristine K. Howanski, Esq. Banquet Hall #2-A 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES OF CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS FUNDAMENTALS How does my client s noncitizen status change the way I look at his or her criminal case? The panel will discuss this question framed in the context of hypothetical cases that will be presented to participants. Panelists will guide participants in answering the hypotheticals and help them get a better understanding of how they should tackle these cases. Among the topics to be discussed are the following: Why Immigration Law matters in the Criminal Law context? 16 P a g e
17 Immigration consequences of sample Maryland offenses. Padilla v. Kentucky and obligation of criminal defense attorney to advise noncitizen client about the deportation risks of a guilty plea. Benefits of criminal defense counsel working with immigration counsel (such as fashioning a plea to avoid adverse immigration consequences). Criminal bars to DACA. What is an ICE hold? What is mandatory detention? Who is subject to mandatory detention? Prosecutorial discretion. Judge John F. Gossart, Jr., United States Immigration Judge (retired) and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law, Rachel S. Ullman, Esq., The Law Office of Rachel S. Ullman, PC; Himedes V. Chicas, Esq., Law Offices of Jezic & Moyse, LLC; Adam N. Crandell, Esq., The Law Office Adam N. Crandell, L.L.C. Immigration Section Klaudia Hall, Esq. Conference Room #2 Lunch will be served. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. STRANGE BREW: ALCOHOL AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY A presentation (with samples) of various types of intellectual property issues faced by the beer and alcohol industries. From the earliest days of our nation to the present, libations have figured prominently in commerce. Several IP practitioners will conduct a sobering discussion of a mock startup beer company, with recommendations and solutions to the problems encountered. Brian D. Kaider, Esq., Law Offices of Brian D. Kaider, LLC and Raymond Van Dyke, Esq., Van Dyke Law, Washington, DC. Intellectual Property Section Julie Hopkins, Esq. and Raymond Van Dyke, Esq. Conference Room: Conference Room #3 Light Lunch with be served, with case samples Conference Room #3 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m. JUDICIAL SELECTION CAGE MATCH This program delves into the question of what s really the best way to pick judges. Join us for a no holds barred discussion and come ready to tag in to support your side! Panelists will discuss the various perspectives whether historical, political, ethical or whatever for judges, lawyers or litigants. What are the trends? What is happening nationwide and in Maryland? Debra Erenberg, Director of State Affairs for Justice at Stake; Henry E. Dugan Jr., Esq., Past President MSBA; Richard A. Montgomery III, Director of Legislative Relations MSBA Law Reform Committee Henry E. Dugan, Jr., Esq. Conference Room #6 11:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. VOIR DIRE QUESTIONS MADE EASY The Special Committee on Voir Dire will present proposed Model Jury Selection Questions--with distinct sets for criminal and civil trials, optional language, and committee notes. Committee members will explain how the model questions were developed, and how judges and lawyers can use them to promote fair and efficient jury selection. Panelists will encourage questions and comments from the audience, including proposed revisions. 17 P a g e
18 FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016 Jennifer L. Banach, Esq., Franklin & Prokopik, P.C.; Augustus F. Brown IV, Esq., Brown, Brown & Young; Timothy M. Gunning, Esq.; Judge John Maloney, Circuit Court for Montgomery County; Judge Charles J. Peters, Circuit Court for Baltimore City Moderators: Judge Sherrie L. Krauser, retired, Circuit Court for Prince George's County; Paul Mark Sandler, Esq., Shapiro, Sher, Guinot & Sandler Program Sponsor Voir Dire Special Committee Judge Sherrie L. Krauser and Paul Mark Sandler, Esq. Judge Sherrie L. Krauser and Paul Mark Sandler, Esq. Conference Room #5 Light refreshments will be served. 1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. and fostering a can do attitude, encouraging accomplishment of treatment goals, and ensuring no veteran is left behind. This orientation and training is a prerequisite to becoming a mentor in Baltimore City, and will cover basics of mentoring justice-involved veterans. FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016 Steven Wrobel, Esq., Law Office of Steven Wrobel, LLC and U.S. Air Force Veteran; Debra G. Schubert, Esq., Immediate Past President, Mayland State Bar Association; Kristina Sargent Hugh McClean, Director of the Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law and U.S. Air Force Veteran Special Committee on Veterans Courts and The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Clinic at the University of Baltimore School of Law Banquet Hall #2-B 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. ZUMBA (Captain s Quarters Meeting Room) Please bring a towel and a bottle of water. Pre-Registration is required. Drawing for Zumba Toning Sticks! Business Meeting Location: Conference Room #4 2:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:30 p.m. VETERAN MENTOR TRAINING 101 If you have served in the military, please join us for this rewarding opportunity to serve veterans! A key component of Baltimore City s new Veterans Treatment Docket is the Veteran Mentor Program. The VMP trains veterans who have served honorably in our military to act as mentors for veterans involved with the criminal justice system. Mentoring involves promoting 18 P a g e Leadership Academy Fellows, Chairpersons & Committee Members Location: Conference Room #6 3:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. TENNIS TOURNAMENT Price: $25.00 per player Prizes and Awards Mallard Run Tennis Courts
19 FRIDAY, JUNE 17, :00 p.m. MAGISTRATES MEET AND GREET Conference Room #3 Children are invited to splash in the pool and enjoy punch, snacks, games and prizes. (Clarion Pool) Note: Although the MSBA has hired a lifeguard for this event, parents should bring and stay with their children. This event is designed for children 12 and under. 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. JUST FOR THE CHILDREN!!! 8:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m. DESSERT RECEPTION AT THE POOL Enjoy an array of desserts, beer, wine and chatting with members of the Bench and the Bar at Clarion s indoor pool! 19 P a g e
20 FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016 Solo and Small Firm Practice Section's Annual SOLO DAY at the Joint Bench Bar Conference Co-sponsored by Negligence, Insurance and Worker's Compensation Section Crystal Ballroom Solo Section Negligence Section Lisa Hesse, Esq. Rhonda Framm, Esq. and Wallace Kleid, Esq. 8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Mix and Mingle Join the Section for Coffee, Juice and Light Breakfast 8:20 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Welcome by Kimberly Kline, Esq. Section and Solo Day Chair 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. DO OR DO NOT... THERE IS NO TRY Pain-free E-filing: Fact or Fiction Regardless of your opinion about e-filing, it is here and will be everywhere sooner rather than later. Hear some tips on how to make sure your experience with e-filing is as pain-free as possible. 20 P a g e Paula Darrah, Esq., Warfield Darrah & Erdmann, P.C. and Linda Malinowski, Administrative Office of the Court 9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. AVOIDING THE DARK SIDE: Life Is Too Short To Look For the Wrong Droids and Clients The panel will discuss ways to head-off problems with clients and client-related issues such as: Ten warning signs of bad clients How to deal with difficult clients The hazards of social media How to tell if your client is telling the truth Perils of limited representation And other client minefields Includes time for Q & A Jim Calloway, Esq., Practice Management Advisor, Oklahoma State Bar Association; Todd Corriveau, Esq., Homicide Detective, Baltimore City Police Department; Peter A. Holland, Esq., The Holland Law Firm (Moderator and Speaker); Judge Ronald A. Silkworth, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County 10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Break 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Breakout sessions (Sessions Run Concurrently) -Breakout Session I- MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU: At the Corner of Worker's Comp and Negligence- 60 more tips in 60 minutes for the Successful Practitioner The judges will share the secrets of making the winning case in their jurisdictions and the attorney participants will give top tips for the busy negligence/comp practitioners. (Co-Sponsored by the Section of Negligence, Insurance and Worker s Comp) Judge Vicki Ballou-Watts, Circuit Court, Baltimore Co.; Matt Paavola, Esq., Workers Comp Law Firm, LLC; Patrick Roberson, Esq, Cornblatt, Bennett, Penhallegon and Roberson, P.A.; Judge Mark Scurti, District Court of Baltimore City; Danny Seidman, Esq., Law Offices of Danny R. Seidman Moderators: Rhonda I. Framm, Esq. and Wallace Kleid, Esq. Crystal Ballroom
21 -Breakout Session II- WE LL FIGURE IT OUT WE LL USE THE FORCE: Wills, Trusts, POAs, Advanced Directives - What You Do Not Know Can Hurt Your Client Even if you do not provide these types of services, many of your clients may have need for them or questions related to their work with you. It is important to have a working knowledge to make sure your client s needs are well-served. This session will help give you information you need to provide better service to your clients. Speaker: JoRhea Nagel Wright, Esq., Armistead, Lee, Rust & Wright, P.A Captain s Quarters 12:15 p.m.- 1:00 p.m. Lunch (Box Lunch - must be ordered in advance) IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY 2016 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE Back by overwhelming popular demand, Tim will give his review of the 2016 Legislative Session. Tim, was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1979 to 1994 and in that capacity, he chaired the House subcommittees on higher education, transportation, public safety, and capital budgets. Speaker: Timothy F. Maloney, Esq., Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A. 1:00 p.m. Special Plenary Speaker Paulette Brown, Esq., President American Bar Association 1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. THE FORCE AWAKENS: IT LL GUIDE YOU Where Is the Profession Heading and How It Will Affect Solo and Small Firm Practitioners. Join the section for light fare and snacks and listen to the MSBA Solo and Small Firm Practice Section s version of TED Talks on the future of the legal profession especially for solo and small firm practitioners. Three practitioners will give their view on the topics of business, technology and client development. If you are planning on practicing in the future, it might be a scary place if you do not know where you are going or what you might find when you get there. Jim Calloway, Esq., Practice Management Advisor, Oklahoma State Bar Association; Nakia V Gray, Esq., Nakia Gray Legal PC; Eliot M. Wagonheim, Esq., Wagonheim Law Crystal Ballroom 21 P a g e
22 SATURDAY, JUNE 18, :00 a.m. COFFEE BREAK (Banquet Hall Foyer) 8:30 a.m. Maryland State Bar Association, Inc. ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING (Banquet Hall #1) All Members are encouraged to attend! Judge Pamila J. Brown Presiding Special Reports and Awards Installation of Judge Harry C. Storm BOARD OF GOVERNORS Maryland State Bar MEETING Association Immediately following the business meeting President (Banquet Hall #2-B) SPECIAL JOINT BENCH BAR PLANNING COMMITTEE Maryland Judiciary Judge Pamela J. White Judge Julia B. Weatherly Judge Dorothy Wilson Judge Robert N. McDonald Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera Lisa Gangi, Deputy Director, Judicial Education Maryland State Bar Association Judge Marcella A. Holland Edward J. Gilliss, Esq. Alice S. Chong, Esq. Michael J. Winkelman, Esq. Judge Pamila J. Brown, MSBA President Wanda A. Calvin Claiborne, Director of Meetings Maryland State Bar Association Officers Judge Pamila J. Brown, President Judge Harry C. Storm, President-Elect Judge Keith R. Truffer, Secretary Sara H. Arthur, Esq., Treasurer Paul V. Carlin, Executive Director 22 P a g e