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, October 13, 2015 12:30 noon to 2:00 p.m.
The Bar Association of Baltimore City Personal Injury Litigation Committee Caitlin K. Nicholl, Esquire and Megan E. Oleszewski, Esquire, Co-Chairs Presents

Expert Series Part 1: Selecting and Vetting Expert Witnesses

Clarence Mitchell Courthouse, Room 504 
(Bar Library’s Brown Room)

-How to Find and Interview a Potential Expert: Checklist of Questions to Ask
-Educating your Expert on Legal Standards 
- Refining and Bolstering an Expert's Opinion

From the Bench Perspective: 
Observations of Expert Witnesses in the Courtroom- "Do's and Don'ts"
Sufficiency of Expert Designation
Expert Preparation for Trial Setting 
Validity of Areas of Inquiry on Cross- Examination

Guest Speakers

The Honorable Jeffrey M. Geller
Circuit Court for Baltimore City

The Honorable Julie R. Rubin
Circuit Court for Baltimore City

Schlachman, Belsky & Weiner, P.A.
Michael J. Belsky, Esquire

Gregory K. Kirby, Esquire
Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

Lunch generously sponsored by:
Gore Brothers Reporting and Videoconferencing and
Law Offices of Peter T. Nicholl

Admission is FREE for BABC members
Non-Members $40 

Space is Limited – Register Early!

For information or to register, email, or call 410-539-5936.


"Expert Series Part 1: Selecting and Vetting Expert Witnesses - Non Members":$40.00

REGISTER FOR 10/13/2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

The Bar Association of Baltimore City
Annual Membership Reception

Sponsored by the Bar Associations Insurance Trust

Clarence Mitchell Courthouse

Special Guest

Lieutenant Governor
Boyd K. Rutherford

Come and enjoy the company of your friends and colleagues at the BABC to celebrate the new Bar year.

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

BABC Members Only - ADMISSION IS FREE - Space is limited!

to RSVP, email



Tuesday, November 17, 2015 4:30PM - 6:00PM

"The Parole Commission:  Mysteries Revealed"

Continuing Legal Education

Presented by The Bar Association of Baltimore City Criminal Law Committee
and the Maryland Association for Justice Criminal Law Section

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Clarence Mitchell Courthouse
Room 504 (Bar Library's Brown Room)

Guest Speaker

David R. Blumberg, Chairman

Maryland Parole Commission


Topics will include:

  • LAW Hearings
  • Parole and Revocation Hearings
  • Recalling Warrants
  • Commissioner "Personalities"
  • Determining Parole Eligibility

This program is a DO NOT MISS for Criminal Law Practitioners!

Admission is FREE for BABC and MAJ Members
Non-Members $40

Light refreshments generously sponsored by
Taylor & Taylor, LLC
Mead, Flynn & Gray, P.A.

For information or to register, email, or call 410-539-5936.


"The Parole Commission:  Mysteries Revealed": FREE

"The Parole Commission:  Mysteries Revealed": $40.00
REGISTER FOR 11/17/2015

Senior Legal Services’ 2nd Annual Fundraiser

It’s Oktoberfest!

October 22, 2015
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Constellation Building, 750 E. Pratt Street, Sky Lobby
Baltimore, MD 21202
Oktoberfest menu, beer, wine, music!
Join us in honoring our Volunteers of the Year
Paul Ackerman, Esquire
Assistant General Counsel
Exelon Corporation
George G. Tankard, III, Esquire
Napoli Shkolnik PLLC
Tickets: $65 per person
Sponsorship opportunities available, CLICK HERE.
Registration and sponsorship information available at, or send check, payable to the
Baltimore Bar Foundation, Inc., to 111 N. Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.  For information, contact
Jackie Jones at 410-396-5278 or email
Senior Legal Services is a joint program of the Bar Association of Baltimore City and the Baltimore Bar Foundation, Inc.  Special thanks to The Daily Record, our Media Sponsor!


REGISTER FOR 10/22/2015


Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.

Expungement and Shielding – Substantial Changes and How Your Clients Might be Affected

Clarence Mitchell Courthouse
Room 504  (Bar Library’s Brown Room)
Bring Your Lunch

Guest Speaker
Mary Denise Davis, Esquire
Office of the Public Defender, Baltimore City
Chief Attorney, Bail Review Division

The numbers are staggering:

  • In Baltimore City in 2014, there were approximately 27,000  criminal cases decided in District Court.  More than 19,000 (72%) of those cases were expungeable.* 
  • Over the same time, approximately 6,600 expungement petitions were filed.* 
  • Every year, thousands more charges are added to the pool of individuals carrying expungeable items on their criminal record
  • It’s estimated that there are at least 180,000 expungeable cases going back to 2008.
  • On October 1, more dispositions than ever before will become expungeable. 

Think this issue only applies to criminal attorneys?  Criminal records including items like traffic offenses, civil citations and arrests with no convictions can prevent an individual from obtaining employment, housing, education and access to credit.
Find out more about the reach of the new law, how it’s being implemented, and a brief overview of the substantial collateral consequences of criminal records.
*Information taken from 


BABC Members – FREE
Non-Members $40 

For information or to register, email, or call 410-539-5936.


"Expungement and Shielding - Non Members":$40.00

REGISTER FOR 11/10/2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

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



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!

For information, call 410-539-5936 or email

Tuesday, October 13, 2015 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.


Click here for more information

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