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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CLE – Nuts and Bolts of Criminal and Civil Practice in the District Court for Baltimore City

The BABC's Continuing Legal Education Committee, Co-Chaired by John Price and Michael Studdard, has planned a must attend full-day program on the Nuts and Bolts of Criminal and Civil Practice in the District Court for Baltimore City. 

The program will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. 

The registration fees are: 

BABC Members - $90


Young Lawyer/Law Student/Public Interest Lawyers - $60


Non-members $175. 


Registration fee included admission to the program, continental breakfast, box lunch, and materials. 


For more information, click here.


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.


End of Summer Members’ Reception – FREE Admission!

The 10th Annual End of Summer Reception will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.. in the Clarence Mitchell Courthouse, 100 N. Calvert Street, 2nd Floor (Kaplan Court), Baltimore, MD 21202. 

Come join members of the Judiciary and your Colleagues at the Bar to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of the new Association year! 

Menu includes hors d’oeuvres, carving station, salad, dessert, wine and soft drinks. 

BABC members only – admission is FREE!!  



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.
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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