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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The Bar Association of Baltimore City
Baltimore County Bar Association
Alternative Dispute Resolution Committees
Jeff Trueman, Chair, Baltimore City
Judson H. Lipowitz, Chair, Baltimore County


The Rules Have Changed:
Challenges for the Mediation of Workers' Compensation Appeals

Learn about recent changes concerning appeals of workers’ compensation claims. Join us for a discussion about how the rules effect filings and issues limitations. In addition, learn about the Commission’s consideration for remands, the settlement approval process and specific issue stipulations. The panel will discuss how these changes impact ADR strategies and the cost-benefit analysis of adjudication.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
Clarence Mitchell Courthouse, Room 504
(Bar Library Brown Room)
100 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland  21202

12:00 –  12:30 p.m.
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Guest Speakers

Aaron Schwartz, Esquire
Ingerman & Horwitz
Shiva Trigg, Esquire
Semmes, Bowen & Semmes
Commissioner Jeffrey T. Weinberg
Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission
William R. Levasseur, Esquire
William R. Levasseur, LLC
Attendees will receive 1.5 ADR CE hours.

Pizza and soft drinks generously sponsored by
 William R. Levasseur, LLC
The Law Office of John H. Price, Jr.
Jeff Trueman, Esquire

Admission is FREE for BABC members and BCBA members 

Non-members - $40

REGISTER FOR 10/20/2016

Space is Limited – Register Early!

Join us for the Senior Legal Services Program's 3rd Annual Fundraiser and Volunteer Recognition Event

Cabaret & Cabernet

A Young Victorian Theater Company Production

A Broadway Revue
Featuring Members of the Bench and Bar

Thursday, October 27, 2016
University of Maryland
Francis King Carey School of Law
Westminster Hall
519 W. Fayette Street
Pre-Show Reception with Cast:  6:00 p.m.
Showtime: 7:00 p.m.

Senior Legal Services will be honoring
its Volunteers of the Year:

Jeffrey M. Dier, Esq.
Maryland Legal Aid


Clolita M. Vitale, Esq.

*Tickets are $40 each and are on sale here.  

REGISTER FOR 10/27/2016

If purchasing by check, make check payable to the

Baltimore Bar Foundation 

and mail to:

111 N. Calvert Street, Suite 627
Baltimore, Maryland 21202

For more information, contact Natalie Grossman at
or call 410-396-5277. For sponsorship opportunities, click here

* PLEASE NOTE: If you are unable to attend, you can purchase tickets and donate them to Senior Legal Services to give to Seniors, Young Lawyers and/or Law Students.

The Bar Association of Baltimore City
Lawyer Referral and Information Service Committee
Alicia J. Gipe, Chair


Getting Clients and Building a Successful Practice

Get valuable tips on building a client base, starting and maintaining a
successful practice, and developing an effective marketing strategy.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Clarence Mitchell Courthouse, Room 504
(Bar Library Brown Room)
100 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland  21202

12:00 –  1:30 p.m.

Guest Speakers

Alicia J. Gipe, Esquire
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
John H. Price, Jr., Esquire
Law Office of John H. Price, Jr.

Yolanda F. Sonnier, Esquire
Randall & Sonnier, LLC
Patricia A. Yevics
Director of Law Office Management
Maryland State Bar Association

Pizza and soft drinks generously sponsored by
The Law Office of John H. Price, Jr.

Admission is FREE for BABC members 

Non-members - $40



Space is Limited – Register Early!

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Join The Bar Association of Baltimore City, Alliance of Black Women Attorneys and Baltimore Carroll Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association for a New York City Bus Trip


Saturday, December 3, 2016

$50 per person includes continental breakfast, snacks, prizes, and round trip bus transportation.  The bus will leave at 7:45 a.m. from the White Marsh Mall Park and Ride, and return to the same location at approximately 11:00 p.m.

Spend the day your way. Take in a Broadway show, do some sightseeing, visit a museum or enjoy some shopping!

A detailed itinerary will be sent to all participants prior to the trip.
We expect a sell-out, so register now!

Send your check in the amount of $50 per person to:
The Bar Association of Baltimore City
111 N. Calvert Street, Suite 627
Baltimore, MD  21202
For credit card payments, call 410-539-5936, or register below.


New York City Bus Trip - $50

REGISTER FOR 12/03/2016


For information, call 410-539-5936 or email

BABC Accepting Nominations for the 2016 Presidential, Brent-Mitchell and Dorf Awards

Presidential Award
In 1996, the Bar Association of Baltimore City established its prestigious Presidential Awards.  These awards are presented annually to “unsung heroes” (one of whom must be a member of the YLD) who 1) selflessly undertake 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. 
Brent-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 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. 
Paul A. Dorf Memorial ADR Award
In 2012, the BABC established 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 Monday, October 3, 2016.  Awards will be presented at the Past Presidents Luncheon to be held on Tuesday, November 22, 2016.  If you would like to submit a nomination, click on the links above and download the desired nomination form.


Thursday, October 13, 2016 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

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.

Members and Guests: $67
Children 10 or under: $30


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"Crab Feast at Bo Brooks - Member Ticket":$67.00

REGISTER FOR 10/13/2016

"Crab Feast at Bo Brooks - Child Ticket":$67.00

REGISTER FOR 10/13/2016


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 

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