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THE ADVOCATE Newsletter of The Baltimore County Bar Association VOLUME XXIX, NO. 6

January 2020

PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE by Hon. Michael W. Siri

As I prepared for the arrival of 2020, I traditionally reflected on the past year and the year ahead. I put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) and created of list of goals I intend to meet for the upcoming year. I feel that this differs from a resolution, as I am not trying to do or not to do something (such as exercise more, eat less fried food, and spend less money), but am trying to meet a desired result. This may be splitting hairs, but I understand the distinction. In addition to meeting a daily step goal, running a certain number of miles this year, and reading a certain number of books, I have set two goals for the BCBA. These include 1) starting a diversity and inclusion committee and 2) outlining a long-range plan for the bar association. At the beginning of my tenure, these were my top two priorities for the year and, as we have reached the halfway point of the bar year, it remains my top two priorities. In the next month, the BCBA

intends to outline potential diversity and inclusion efforts and initiatives to be implemented this year and in the future. The focus shall include promoting and tracking diversity within our organization’s leadership, within our membership, and in our publications. The creation of our goals and our committee requires input from our members (and from non-members). Similarly, to create a long-range plan to ensure the success of the BCBA, we need input from our membership. The BCBA provides value in numerous ways to a legal practitioner. Whether its CLE or networking opportunities or public service/ pro bono opportunities, each member remains a member of the BCBA for different reasons. Conversely, attorneys may decide to forgo membership under the belief that the bar association does not provide value for their legal careers.

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PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE by Hon. Michael W. Siri

The BCBA must learn which benefits to promote in order to better serve you. Thus, this month’s message is a call to action. The BCBA will be seeking your opinion on how to better diversity our membership and how to better serve our membership. Further, if you are interested in being a part of one of these committees, feel free to reach out to me at michaelwsiri@gmail.com. We cannot fully prepare plans for either committee without your input. Judge Michael W. Siri BCBA President, 2019-2020

LAW DAY AWARD NOMINATIONS BEING ACCEPTED Nominations are being sought for the 2020 Law Day Award and the 2020 Judith P. Ritchie Award. Both will be presented at the Noon Ceremony on Law Day, Friday, May 1. Nominations should be sent to Executive Director, Rachel Ruocco at rruocco@bcba.org or mailed to the Bar Office at 100 County Courts Building, 401 Bosley Avenue, Towson, MD 21204. Nominations must be received no later than Friday, February 28. Law Day Award Criteria

1. Bar Association Member 2. Impact on the status or administration of the law 3. Participated in bar related activities over the course of several years 4. Service to the bar association over the course of several years Judith P. Ritchie Award Criteria 1. Bar Association member 2. Significant constructive impact on Bar association activities during the past year 3. Largely unrecognized for these efforts 4. Adding to the proficiency, respect, and reputation of the Bar Association THE ADVOCATE

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2019-20 Officers President Pres-Elect Secretary Treasurer

C ALENDAR OF E VENTS

Hon. Michael W. Siri Jay D. Miller Stanford G. Gann, Jr. John G. Turnbull III

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Executi v e Council Lisa Y. Settles Sondra M. Douglas Richard Grason VI Robert K. Erdman, Jr. T yler J. Nowicki Michelle D. Siri Rebecca A. Fleming, Immediate Past President Whitney E. Wilder, Young Lawyers’ Chair

The Advocate Ada m E. Konstas Committee Chair

Michael S. Barranco Committee Vice-Chair

8. Lawyer in th e Lobb y Clini c, 4:30 -6:30p m 15. Fami ly Law & Est ates & Tru st s, Guardi anship vs. Custod y, 12p m, Pessin Kat z Law, 901 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson 17. Judicial Port rait Unvei ling for Hon. Lawren ce R. Daniels 20. Cou rt s and Bar O ffice Closed for Marti n Luther K ing, Jr. Day 23. Fami ly Law B rown Bag Lun ch, Ou r Fami ly Wi zard, 12p m, G rand Ju ry Room 23. Fami ly Law, New Parentin g Plan Ru les, 5pm, Ju ry Assemb ly Area

30.98th A nnual Blac k Tie Ba nque t, 6:30pm, M artin’s Valley M ansion, 594 Cra nbrook Rd., Coc ke ysville

Cont ributi ng Writers Michael Barranco Ari Kodeck Robert K. Erdman, Jr. Carl Gold Adam Konstas Peter McDowell Adam Phillips

The Advocate is a monthly publication of the Baltimore County Bar Association informing its members about current events relating to law. Articles do not necessarily reflect the official position of the BCBA and publication does not constitute an endorsement of views expressed.

The contents of advertisements are the responsibility of the advertisers and are not recommendations or endorsements by The Advocate.

February 2020 3. ADR Committ ee Meetin g, 4:30p m, G rand Ju ry Room 13. Bench/Bar Committee Meet ing, 8am, 4th Floor Judici al Con feren ce Room 17. Cou rt s and Bar O ffice closed for Presi dents ’ Day 18. Est ates & Tru st s Committee, Ethical Considerati ons of Client s with Di mi nish ed Cap acit y, 5pm, Grand Ju ry Room 19. Fami ly Law, Minimi zing Con flict (Fami ly Law Lawyer as a SOLDIER), 6pm, Vit o Ri storante, 10249 York Rd, Cockeysvi lle 20. Bar Found ation Meetin g, 3:30p m, Ceremoni al Cou rt room 5 20. Stated Meeting, 4:30pm, Ceremonial Cou rt room 5 21. Bar Wars Trivia Competiti on, 5:30p m, The G reen e Tu rt le, 408 York Rd, Towson

Publication deadline: 10th of the month preceding publication.

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COURT NOTICES

TOWSON DISTRICT COURTHOUSE MOVE The Towson District Courthouse will temporarily move its staff and operations to the new Catonsville District Courthouse, located at 1 Rolling Crossroad in Catonsville, as of January 6, 2020. Signage has been placed in the current Towson District Courthouse, located at 120 E. Chesapeake Avenue in Towson, to alert individuals that have business with the courts of the upcoming location change. During the temporary move, all services provided at the Towson District Courthouse, including the commissioner’s office, will temporarily move to the new Catonsville District Courthouse for a THE ADVOCATE

period of up to six months. Towson phone numbers and overall docket structure will not change as a result of the move; however, on January 6, 2020, dockets will be limited to the domestic violence protective order/peace order docket and bail review docket. For more information, including a Press Release, FAQ’s and contact information, please visit the website at https://www.courts.state.md.us/ district/about/move

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Honorable Dorothy J. Wilson Administrative Judge

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COUNTY COUNCIL UPDATE By Adam Phillips

Greetings! The members of the Baltimore County Council are grateful for the opportunity to update the County Bar on the activities of our County’s legislative body. Your seven member County Council serves as the independent Legislative Branch of County government. The Council meets year-round, generally in bi-monthly Legislative Sessions (held at night) and bi-monthly Work Sessions (held during the day). All proceedings are open to the public, and the Legislative Session is broadcast on BCTV (Comcast & Verizon channel 25). The Council’s Website at www.baltimorecountycouncil.org provides helpful information as well. At its November 18, 2019 Legislative Session, the County Council confirmed the appointment of James R. Benjamin, Jr. to serve as County Attorney. Before his nomination, Mr. Benjamin was a member of the Business, Litigation and EMERGE Teams at Gordon Feinblatt LLC where he handled environmental and administrative matters. He also brings significant experience representing and advising small, minority -owned and women-owned businesses on certification and procurement matters, as well as in structuring and creating joint ventures and teaming arrangements. Mr. Benjamin also serves as a member of the Board of Visitors of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and the University of Maryland College Park's College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. He serves on the Judge Alexander Williams Center for Education, Justice and Ethics Board of Directors, and on the board of the Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland. He previously cochaired Baltimore City's Working Group on the Use and Implementation of Body-Worn Cameras in 2014 and 2015, and was a member of the Baltimore County Charter Review Commission in 2016 and 2017. He has also served on the Maryland State Ethics Commission.

Mr. Field has been an attorney in the Office of Law since 1997 when he was hired to spearhead the County’s decennial revision of the County Code. As County Attorney for almost nine years, he has supervised an exemplary Office of Law, and has also effectively managed the often difficult role of representing both the Executive and Legislative Branches of Government. He has also served as counsel to the Ethics Commission, the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the Animal Hearing Board. Mr. Field has drafted every major piece of legislation introduced by any county executive since 2005, and has been involved in the drafting of many county regulations. Mr. Field now serves as a Senior Policy Advisor, where he continues to advise on and draft legislation, as well as oversee efforts to put the complete Code of Baltimore County Regulations online for the first time. At its December 2, 2019 Legislative Session, the County Council approved Bill 64-19 amending the time period in which a person engaged in lobbying for the purpose of influencing the Comprehensive Zoning Map Process (CZMP) must register with the secretary to the County Council. Registration is now required within 5 days after engaging in a lobbying activity. The bill applies retroactively from September 1, 2019.

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FAMILY DIVISION MESSAGE

TO THE

By William R. Levasseur, Jr. & Martha K. White

Here are the important messages from the Family • Law Division Meeting held on December 4, 2019: •

Beginning January 1, 2020, the new Rule will go into effect requiring the filing of a “Joint Statement of the Parties Concerning Decision Making Authority and Parenting Time” [Md. Rule 9-204.2] for all Custody cases where the parties have been unable “to reach a comprehensive Parenting Plan Agreement.” Attorneys will need to complete and file the Form 9-204.2 at least 10 days prior to a Settlement Conference and 20 days prior to any trial. The deadlines for filing the Joint Statement will soon be included in our Scheduling Orders as well. Joint Statement forms will be • handed out at the Scheduling Conferences (this may include a separate form entitled “Maryland Parenting Plan Tool,” which is intended to function as a worksheet). The electronic Parenting Plan forms have not been finalized yet, but will be soon. As soon as the Court of Appeals finalizes the Rule, the Family Division will publish the form (s). Mediators will also be assisting with completing the Parenting Plan forms during mediations.

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The Courts are now routinely striking attorney appearances 30 days after an MDEC case has concluded [Md. Rule 2-132(d)]. If you need to file into a case after your appearance has been removed (e.g., a QDRO) you must file another Entry of Appearance and pay the $20.00 appearance fee. Once appearances have been stricken, no attorneys previously appearing in the case will receive any notices from the Court nor will stricken attorneys have access to any documents on the Maryland Judiciary Record Search portal. It is best practice to routinely check your MDEC cases to ensure that your appearances are still in place so that hearings and deadlines are not missed.

When a case involving a general charge of child support concludes at Settlement Court (or at any other Court event), Child Support Guidelines still need to be attached to the Order or Judgment, and if there is a deviation from the Guidelines, the justifications for the deviation must be contained in the Court Record (i.e., placed on the record, referenced within the Order, or referenced in the Child Support Guidelines).

Paul E. Alpert, Retired Judge Available for Mediation and Arbitration Former Judge of District Court, Circuit Court and Court of Special Appeals

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PROFESSIONALISM: HOW

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By Ari J. Kodeck

Wintertime: the days wane short and the darkness sets in. It is easy to hibernate or retreat to the inner recesses of our minds. As attorneys, this time of the year tends to matter only when it involves deadlines. We forge on regardless of the weather and season. However, we too can suffer from the doldrums and tribulations of the Baltimore version of snow. Attorneys can suffer from “seasonal affective disorder.” I use that phrase in the creative sense, not the diagnostic sense. How to battle the slag, drag and drone of winter days? I offer several suggestions: 1. Get outside! News flash, florescent bulbs are not sunlight. Even on an overcast day, being outside can drastically improve mood, memory and blood pressure. Optimally, “forest therapy” is the most effective at providing these benefits but not all of us have access to hike. I disagree with this! Within Baltimore County are several beautiful, easily accessible state and county parks: Patapsco, Loch Raven, Prettyboy, Gunpowder, Cromwell Valley, and Oregon Ridge to name a few. Otherwise, a simple stroll at lunch provides immense health benefits.

2. Learn a new skill. Whether learning a new language, starting a new hobby or doing something different, the benefits are the same. Brain chemistry changes, you learn quicker, new neural connections are made that can fight the effects of aging and seasonal affective disorder, and it fights boredom! Pick up that guitar sitting in the corner,

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learn magic tricks and yes, measured playing of video games help (I am qualifying that statement in the event that children of video game playing age see this article).

3. Hate the cold(er) temperatures? Get inside! Take a short winter course, join a gym or take classes such as yoga, Pilates, martial arts or Tai Chi. Go indoor rock climbing. Baltimore County hosts a rock gym in Timonium: Earth Treks. Take a group exercise class. Interaction with people all “suffering” through the exercise together builds camaraderie and may grow your network. 4. Read! When schedules slow or you enjoy down time around the holiday season, use that time attacking that stack of books that you swore you would read last year. Sometimes, sitting on the couch, in front of the fire, forcing yourself to downshift and read a leisure book gives you longer term benefits than initially expected.

5. Volunteer. Be it a soup kitchen or providing pro bono services, the end result is the same: a deep satisfaction of helping another person on a very basic level. Instead of donating money to a charity, inquire about donating time, especially during this time of the year. Whichever suits you, the common theme is to remain physically and mentally active, challenging yourself in the smallest ways. This will carry you through the short days and instill good habits that last a lifetime! Happy and safe holidays!

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INVESTITURE CEREMONY

FOR THE

HON. MICHAEL W. SIRI

By Robert K. Erdman, Jr.

addition to his legal prowess and impeccable reputation, Governor Hogan was particularly impressed that Judge Siri learned how to swim as an adult, eventually becoming proficient enough to successfully complete triathlons, a feat that would also be acknowledged later in the program.

The Investiture Ceremony for recently appointed District Court Judge, and current Baltimore County Bar Association President, Michael W. Siri was held on the afternoon of September 26, 2009 in Ceremonial Courtroom No. 5 in the Old Courthouse. Judge Siri was appointed by Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. on August 2, 2019, and took the bench solo, for the first time, on September 3, 2019. He is currently handling cases on the Towson docket, which are currently being heard at the new Catonsville courthouse. The ceremony began with Administrative Judge Dorothy J. Wilson welcoming the standing-room only crowd, especially friends and family of Judge Siri. Following her introductory remarks, Judge Wilson introduced the Honorable John P. Morrissey, Chief Judge of the District Court of Maryland.

Reminiscing about one of the first cases he heard while on the bench, Judge Morrissey told those that gathered a story about an ugly dog known as Stardust… or Serge… depending on whether you believed the Plaintiff or Defendant in that particular action. In that particular case – a detinue action – both parties made very compelling cases that the dog in question was, in fact, their pet. Judge Morrissey shared this story to explain that the District Court is truly the people’s court, where difficult decisions must be made, and that while the financial stakes may not always be large, Judges’ decisions have very real effects on those appearing in that tribunal. Following Judge Morrissey’s remarks, Judge Wilson recognized Christopher Mincher, Deputy Legal Counsel to Governor Hogan. Mr. Mincher delighted in regaling those gathered to celebrate how, in THE ADVOCATE

Judge Wilson next recognized Baltimore County Bar Association Executive Council At-Large Member, and Executive Director of the Women’s Law Center of Maryland, Michelle Daugherty Siri, who, on behalf of the Siri and Daugherty families, officially moved for Judge Siri’s investiture. In support of her motion, Ms. Siri cited three characteristics that, not only brought them together in marriage, but ensured that Judge Siri would be an asset to the bench – his sense of community; his conscientiousness; and his heart. Ms. Siri explained that everywhere he goes, Judge Siri creates a community, be it on the sidelines of a youth soccer game, in a college dorm room, at Sandy Point State Park during Polar Bear Plunge, volunteering at the YMCA, speaking at CLE’s or doing pro bono work with the Homeless Persons Representation Project. She said that Judge Siri will always be there for his community, and that it is not out of obligation, but rather because he truly believes that this world is only going to be a better place by taking action. Ms. Siri further opined that Judge Siri will bring this dedication to community with him to the bench every day, ensuring that he will leave a positive impression of the judicial community with every litigant that appears before him. In addressing her husband’s conscientiousness, Ms. Siri waxed rhapsodically about how Judge Siri carefully and thoroughly makes a plan for everything, from simply preparing a grocery list for a spaghetti dinner, to starting an application to fill a judicial vacancy a decade in advance (strong advice for any young lawyer that may consider applying for a vacancy in the future). This quality, Ms. Siri said, will guarantee that he will always be prepared. Finally, Ms. Siri concluded her argument by explaining that the quality of Judge Siri’s heart is ever-present, specifically in his openness, his warmth and his

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positive outlook on the world. Each of these traits, Ms. Siri contended, made Judge Siri the perfect addition to an already well-respected bench in Baltimore County. J. Nicole Windsor, Judge Siri’s law partner at Bowie & Jensen, LLC, seconded Ms. Siri’s motion. She began her argument enumerating qualities that would make Judge Siri a jurist of the highest caliber, many, she explained, that were that were already well known to the community and the bar – that he was very organized and dedicated to public service (echoing the sentiments offered by Ms. Siri); and that he was energetic and a consummate extrovert. Ms. Windsor also offered commentary regarding a few other “things” about Judge Siri that were not quite as wellknown. She said that Judge Siri was known for his elaborate New Year’s resolutions, one of which included reading 50 books in one year, or his goal to run a marathon in each of the original 13 colonies (which he accomplished). Ms. Windsor went on to explain that, in his 40’s, Judge Siri decided he wanted to begin competing in triathlons – but that there was one problem – namely that his swimming ability left much to be desired. Undeterred, she explained, Judge Siri went to the YMCA to learn how to swim, a sport that reduces everyone to standing wet and barely clothed in front of strangers. Ms. Windsor explained that this humility, and desire to learn something new, would ensure that Judge Siri would be an outstanding judge. Judge Wilson next turned to Judge Keith D. Pion to respond to the motions made by Ms. Siri and Ms. Windsor. Judge Pion, effusively described the many discussions that he and Judge Siri had about the judicial application process, and, with great pride and enthusiasm, he granted the motions for investiture. In what is believed to be a first in the history of the Association, the BCBA was celebrating the investiture of its own President, thus complicating the tradition whereby the current President presents the newest Judge his or her first robe. So, following Judge Pion’s ruling, and breaking from tradition, the THE ADVOCATE

Baltimore County Bar Association’s Immediate Past President, Rebecca A. Fleming, graciously spoke on behalf of the organization. She explained how proud she was to be the first Immediate Past President to present the Nordstrom box, containing the new judge’s first robe, to her good friend and comrade. Judge Siri was sworn in by Julie L. Ensor, Clerk of the Court, while his sons – Braden and Kyan – and his wife, Michelle, held the Bible. Judge Siri was then robed by Braden and Kyan, and escorted to the bench by his mother, Sue Siri. In addressing the assemblage, Judge Siri offered insight regarding the path that led him to being appointed, which accomplished part of his American Dream. He said it began in 1968, when his father came to the United States from Thailand, and enrolled in a few community college classes with the hope of procuring an advanced degree. Judge Siri’s mother came to the United States in 1969, and they started their family in 1970. At that time, Judge Siri said, his parents’ dream of obtaining an education shifted to securing a bright future for their children. That said, their collective pursuit of their American Dream never wavered. Judge Siri’s father eventually saved enough money to open his own Thai restaurant, and his mother purchased a 7Eleven franchise, all the while displaying an uncompromised work ethic to him and his sisters, and remaining steadfast in emphasizing the importance of education. Judge Siri explained that his resulted in all three of the Siri children garnering post-graduate degrees. This testament to family, hard work, sacrifice and dedication, Judge Siri said, was the solid foundation that allowed him to ultimately be appointed to the bench. Judge Siri continued by sharing that it was always his dream to sit on the District Court – not the Circuit Court or appellate courts – because of the people and the parties that it served.

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He said the District Court served people like his parents, whether it was as a defendant with a traffic citation, a witness in a shoplifting matter, or a plaintiff in a small business dispute. In explaining the timing of his application to join the bench, Judge Siri described two personal tragedies that his family experienced in 2017 – first losing his brother-in-law, Steve in June; and then his father in November. While questioning the fairness of losing two vital members of his family in the same year, Judge Siri explained that, even though he still mourns those losses, he now has the clarity to see that he, and his family, were blessed to be able to spend time with his father before his passing. Judge Siri explained that these times with his father, and the recognition that nothing is guaranteed, helped him to answer his own question – “What am I waiting for” – as it related to submitting his application. Judge Siri said that he and Judge Pion were sitting around a campfire – Judge Pion sipping on a summer shandy and Judge

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Siri drinking an IPA – when he decided that he was going to apply for the next vacancy, a decision made for his father, his family, his community and himself. Judge Siri remarked about how honored and humbled he was, and that this appointment allowed his family to add another chapter to their story of the American Dream. Concluding his remarks, Judge Siri thanked everyone that helped him throughout the judicial nomination and appointment process – from those that were a part of the Young Lawyers’ Section when “we were young lawyers living of spaghetti and Ramen, until they kicked us out for being too old,” to his former law partners, to those that provided advice about how to successfully interview. He especially offered his gratitude to Governor Hogan for having trust and confidence in him. He thanked his friends and his family, especially his sons, acknowledging their kind hearts, and finally his wife, Michelle, quoting Lin Manuel with “Best of Wives and Best of Women.”

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All photos courtesy of Kimberly Dean Photos Kimberlydeanphotos.com

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BENCH BAR UPDATE By Carl R. Gold

The Bench Bar Committee’s November meeting was held on the 14th. The Committee unanimously congratulated Magistrate Wendy Schenker on her engagement. Maria Fields, District Court Chief Administrator and the Honorable Judge Dorothy Wilson reported that all Towson District Court cases will be relocated to the new Catonsville District Court with a target date of January 6, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. The new District Court is located at 1 Rolling Cross Road, Catonsville, Maryland 21228. The Towson District Court will close on Friday, January 3, 2020, and no Commissioner will be available or other Court services will be available in Towson that weekend. Any clients with emergencies must go to the Catonsville or Essex District Courts. Heavy dockets in Essex are in the process of being adjusted by sharing the cases with Catonsville. Judge Philip Tirabassi will be sitting in the Eastern Shore from approximately December 2019 to March 2020 to assist with vacancies on the Shore. He will be missed. Circuit Court Clerk, Carol Miller reported that the Circuit Court is only two days behind on MDEC filings. Magistrate Wendy Schenker told the Committee that any counsel attempting to obtain holiday visit access should contact Abigail Cohen directly via letter to set the matter in. For those whose clients need to be divorced before the end of the year, all documents should be brought directly to the Magistrate at the time of the Hearing in addition to filing them with MDEC. Assignment should be contacted directly to schedule these Hearings.

The Honorable Arthur Frank, Orphan’s Court Judge told the Committee that Cathy Forbes, the Court’s Paralegal Mediator has been named to fill a spot in the House of Delegates. She will be replaced by Renee Boyd. Please make sure you welcome Ms. Boyd if you have any matters before the Orphan’s Court. State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger reported that in December three new Assistant State’s Attorneys will be sworn in.

Harry Chase advised that the Honorable Judge Christian Kahl’s portrait will be unveiled on November 19, 2019 with a reception afterwards in the Courthouse. The Honorable Michael Siri advised that the Wines and Whiskey Fundraiser is on November 14, 2019 with all proceeds going to the YMCA of Central Maryland. The Bar Association’s Holiday Lunch will be combined with a Toy Drive benefitting CASA of Maryland on December 4, 2019. He also explained that the Bar Association is sponsoring an Adopt a Family Program in conjunction with Head Start and the Y of Central Maryland. There are still plenty of families who need assistance if anyone is interested in volunteering. The Bar Association’s Christmas Party will be December 5, 2019 at the Tavern. Finally, the Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 3:30. Alaina Storie advised that Family Law Brown Bag Lunches will start on December 3, 2019 and “Christmas Court” will be held from November 18 to December 18, 2019. She alerted the Committee that there are significant rule changes coming to parenting plans.

The next meeting of the Bench Bar is scheduled for Thursday, December 12, 2019.

On behalf of the Criminal Bar, Leonard Shapiro requested that the list of District Court Judges be sent out sooner. Donald Zaremba, on behalf of the Public Defender’s Office, announced that a second District Court Supervisor has been appointed. THE ADVOCATE

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YOUNG LAWYERS’ HOLIDAY LUNCH By Adam E. Konstas

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TOY DRIVE

On December 4, 2019, the Young Lawyers Committee held its annual Holiday Luncheon and Toy Drive on the ground floor of the Circuit Court building. Members of the Bench, Bar, and courthouse personnel came together to raise money and collect toys to benefit CASA of Baltimore County. I am pleased to report that the BCBA collected a total of $670.00, a marked increase from last year’s total of $580.00. CASA of Baltimore County Director Jennifer Stine was in attendance to receive this donation along with a bevy of toys. For those not in the know, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Baltimore County provides individual advocates for foster children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. Please visit casabaltco.org to learn more. Attendees enjoyed a delicious spread donated from CVP, Towson Tavern, The Point, C&R Pub, Café Troia, 7 West, Towson Hot Bagels, On The Border, Jake’s NY Deli, 206 Restaurant Group, and The Greene Turtle. Whitney Wilder and Nicole Rush wish to thank all the young lawyers who solicited the food donations and made the event such a resounding success!

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ANNUAL HOLIDAY PARTY Thursday, December 5, 2019 Towson Tavern

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ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE By Peter T. McDowell

On November 21, 2019, the Baltimore County Bar Association held its Annual Memorial and Recognition Ceremony in the Ceremonial Courtroom in the Old Courthouse to honor our members who passed on over the last year. The ceremony was well attended by family and friends of the three members who were honored: Howard Roland, James Beach, III, and the Honorable John Grason Turnbull, II. Seated on the bench were Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge Ballou-Watts and Judge Cox and Baltimore County District Court Judge Wilson. The balance of the Circuit and District Bench were seated in the jury box, along with Magistrates and retired judges. Present at the service were the following – Baltimore County Circuit Court Judges Cahill, Jr., Battista, Cavanaugh, Finifter, Glass, Hanley, Jakubowski, King, Nagle, and Truffer; Baltimore County District Court Judges Chester, Pate, and Phelps; Retired Judges Byrnes and Murphy (Joseph); Magistrates Beck and Farmer; State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger; Deputy State’s Attorney John Cox; Clerk of the Court Julie Ensor; Public Defender Donald Zaremba; Circuit Court Administrator Timothy Sheridan; and Baltimore County Bar Association Past Presidents . The Honorable Dorothy J. Wilson opened the ceremony welcoming the family members of the recently departed members of our Bar. She noted “that this is really an important opportunity,” to share stories of those members of the Bar we knew and to learn something of those we did not know. The Honorable Vicki Ballou-Watts offered the invocation praying that we “reflect upon their personal and professional accomplishments, let us not lose sight of the many moments of laughter, joy and comradery. . . .” Chris Malanga, the Chair of the Memorial Committee, introduced the first speaker. Howard Roland was remembered by his beloved granddaughter, Jennifer Anderson. She THE ADVOCATE

remembered her grandfather as a man devoted to faith, family and the service of others. Mr. Roland served his county in the United States Army in World War II. Upon returning from war, he attended law school He married the love of his life, whom he referred to as “Punkin.” They were married 69 years at the time of his passing. Mr. Roland instilled in his family the importance of “living a life devoted to something greater than ourselves.” He served his community tirelessly by delivering food for Meals on Wheels for over 20 years. He was a Eucharistic minister serving those who could not stand at mass. Mr. Roland performed much pro bono work for those unable to afford an attorney. As a mentor, Mr. Roland believed that “your word is your bond, so be honest always.” He was “clever, but unassuming,” well-prepared, detail oriented, confident, but not arrogant. He had a measured response to conflict. He emphasized that one “could disagree with respect.” Mr. Roland was Ms. Anderson’s inspiration to become an attorney herself. He is survived by three children, 13 grandchildren and 18 greatgrandchildren. John Austin was then called to remember his friend and colleague, James Beach, III. Mr. Beach was the 751st person born of Hebron, Maryland, a little town on the Eastern Shore. Mr. Beach was a long-time member of the Towson legal community and served a term as President of the Baltimore County Bar Association. While putting himself through law school, Mr. Beach was Chief Judge John E. Raine’s law clerk where he absorbed important knowledge about how to become a trial lawyer. After passing the Bar, Mr. Beach joined the Baltimore County Attorney’s office. Mr. Beach could sing and act. He was often cast as a rouge or scoundrel in Judge Leonard Jacobson’s musicals. Throughout his life, Mr. Beach acquired various nicknames and monikers such as “Muscle Beach,” “Conan,” and “Butch.” After leaving the Baltimore County Attorney’s office, Mr. Beach became a private practice solo practitioner. Eventually, Mr. Beach and his wife, Ida, moved to Rumsey Island, in

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ANNUAL MEMORIAL SERVICE By Peter T. McDowell

Harford County and became avid boaters. Each boat they owned was christened the same, Beach Party. Recently Mr. Beach was recognized for his efforts for starting the Young Lawyer’s Charity Bull Roast. Mr. Beach eventually expanded his law practice and united with Joe Williams and their firm became known as the only law office in Towson with a pool table in one of its conference rooms. The Honorable Robert Cahill, Jr., remembered his “dear and loyal friend” Judge John Grason Turnbull, II. Judge Turnbull distinguished himself early in life, graduating from law school within five years of graduating from McDonough. He served as a Green Beret in the Army Special Forces achieving the rank of Second Lieutenant. After serving in the Army, Judge Turnbull went on to clerk for Judge Raine and then on to a thriving practice with Warren “Moose” Mix and James Farmer for approximately 17 years. Governor Hughes then appointed Judge Turnbull to the Circuit Court of Maryland for Baltimore Count where he honorably served for approximately 27 years. Always active in the Bar Association, Judge Turnbull served as Bar President in 1991. Judge Cahill regaled the rich heritage of the Turnbull and Grason families, who have served this County as attorneys and judges dating back to 1854. Judge Turnbull’s father, John Grason Turnbull, preceded him as a Judge in this County and his portrait resides on the wall in the Ceremonial Court Room of the Old Court House. Judge Cahill noted that painted into the background of Judge John Grason Turnbull’s portrait are two portraits of previous judges believed to be Judge Richard Grason (1864) and Gus Grason (1926 ). Judge Turnbull was well known for his work ethic. He was in early ruling on a cart loaded with motions before taking the Bench each morning. On the Bench, Judge Turnbull’s criminal dockets ran “swiftly and smoothly.” Retired Court of Appeals Judge Joseph Murphy remarked, “John made it look easy, and it is not.” Judge Turnbull taught the next generation of judges that “while we must give all parties due time and consideration to present their matters, there’s an equally important obligation to THE ADVOCATE

move cases forward,” understanding that everyone’s time is important. Judge Cahill, Jr., described Judge Turnbull as “a man’s man. He was Gary Cooper, John Wayne and Ray Donovan rolled into one. The strong silent type. A rugged individualist.” Judge Cahill, Jr., brought his remarks home, “So we have to say goodbye to this bigger than life personality, this patriot, the great Marylander and Baltimore Countian, whose mark on the justice system here has been indelible.”

The Honorable Sally Chester then delivered the response from the Bench to remember their former colleagues. Judge Chester started by stating that this opportunity was bittersweet as it would be her last opportunity as a sitting judge to address the assembly of the Baltimore County Bar. Approximately 30 years ago, Judge Turnbull appointed Judge Chester as chairperson of the Memorial and Recognition Committee. Judge Chester was one of Judge Turnbull’s boys, “the last of the boys.” She went on to say that, “the essence of the Baltimore County Bar Association, and why we are admired and envied, because we are a family that lives, and breathes, and glories, and grieves, as one.” Remembering Mr. Roland, Judge Chester remarked on his legacy continuing through his granddaughter, Jennifer, who Judge Chester describes as “the epitome of the best an attorney can be.” Mr. Beach’s legacy is his friendship and decency. “He loved to sail, and he never forgot a face or a fact.” Judge Turnbull, “had no choice but to be a legacy, and to leave one.” All three men had the love and devotion of their wives. Judge Chester recalled a Greek proverb about legacy: “Society grows great when old men plant trees, whose shade they will never see.” She observed that young members of our Bar Association are the shade of the trees that these men provided in their example and love for the law and our Bar Association. Judge Chester closed with the second verse of the poem, “To W.P.” by George Santayana:

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away. For in the people forest of my mind, a tree made leafless by this wintry wind shall never dawn again, it's green array. Chaplin, fireside, country road, and bay have something of their friendliness resigned. Another, if I would, I could not find, and I am grown much older in day. But yet, I treasure, in your memory, your gift of charity, your mellow ease, and the dear honor of you amity. For these once mine, my life is rich with ease. For I scarce know which part may greater be, what I keep of you, or you rob of me." Ms. Malanga then returned to the podium to thank all of the speakers, all those in attendance, the members of the Memorial and Recognition Committee, Kevin Carr, the vice-chair of the Memorial Committee, and Rachel Ruocco, the executive director of the Bar Association. She then moved that proceedings be transcribed and be adopted as part of the official record of the Court in the Baltimore County Bar Association and that the transcription be presented to the family members of the Honorees. After Judge Wilson granted the motion, she introduced Jay Miller, the president elect of the Baltimore County Bar Association. Mr. Miller echoed all that had previously been said and thanked the assembled for attending the ceremony. He then invited the assembled to join him at the reception. The proceeding was adjourned and the Baltimore County Bar Association Memorial Service for Members of the Bar Who Passed Away was concluded. The post ceremony reception on the ground floor of the Circuit Court for Baltimore County was well attended and more stories and memories were shared.

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BCBA WRAPS UP CIVICS AND LAW ACADEMY PROGRAM AT CCBC OWINGS MILLS

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The BCBA Public Speakers and Awareness Committee wrapped up its 2019 Civics and Law Academy program on December 6, 2019 at CCBC Owings Mills, hosting from several High Schools in the western Baltimore County region. The program began with an overview of the Maryland Courts system and an introduction from Jay Miller, Esq., BCBA President-elect. Students then participated in a total of three educational sessions in the following topics: Law in the Cyber Age, Power and Empowerment, Rights and Responsibilities, Free Speech, and Law and Justice. The CCBC Owings Mills session put a cap on another successful Civics and Law Academy program year. The Public Speakers and Awareness Committee thanks the many volunteers who took time to teach and engage with students and thanks both CCBC and BCPS for their partnership.

YOUR AD COULD BE HERE! Contact Rachel Ruocco at rruocco@bcba.org or 410-337-9103 for advertising rates and to place your ad.

GOLF TOURNAMENT May 27, 2020 Eagle’s Nest Country Club Phoenix, MD

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THE Y IN CENTRAL MARYLAND— TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH IN 2020 The Y in Central Maryland is more than just a gym. Sure, you can pop in your ear buds and plug away on the treadmill, elliptical or lift weights on your own. You can go for a swim alongside parents, member of Congress, children and seniors alike, or you can join neighbors, friends and strangers in yoga, Body Pump or spin class. What really sets the Y apart is the ability to turn strangers into friends and to bring the community together. There is a place for everyone at the Y. Beyond all that, the Y creates opportunities for everyone to take charge of their own well-being. The Y offers programs like Rock Steady Boxing and Pedaling For Parkinson’s, two programs supporting those afflicted by Parkinson’s Disease, and the LIVESTRONG program, designed to help cancer survivors get back on their feet with cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance and flexibility exercises. Twice a year, the Y runs Project You, a 12-week program focused on helping you achieve your best health. Participants work a Y trainer and supportive team to exercise, eat right, increase strength, energy and stamina, all while relieving stress, building community and improving their lifestyles. Below is testimony from, Toni Haigley, a member at the Orokawa Y in Towson about her experience with Project You. Like many people and despite having a background in physical fitness, Toni felt like she was at a stalemate with her weight. She joined the Project You group and immediately saw changes. Over the 12-week program, Toni lost 13lbs and 7% body fat. Says Toni, “the program was great. It helped me break through my plateau and helped me identify strengths and weaknesses in my body and my nutrition. Project You also introduced me to new exercises.” After completing the program, Toni continued with Small Group Training classes because she enjoys the energy of working out with others. Says Toni, “it’s great that we can encourage one another, and I appreciate the accountability.” THE ADVOCATE

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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT Health Quest Chiropractic & Physical Therapy has been around for some time, but you just now may be taking notice. Founded nearly 22 years ago by Dr. Paul Ettlinger, Health Quest has steadily grown through a heavy emphasis on active rehab protocols, commitment to clinical excellence and a strong focus on one core objective: Treat people right. Treat people well. The result is a huge patient base, extremely loyal patients, and an ever-expanding referral network of very happy attorneys. Health Quest has stamped its high-quality brand on four locations, and they are excited to announce the launch of its fifth location the end of January, with number six opening in early March. In all, they will be able to serve the entire metro area with locations in Owings Mills, Towson/Lutherville, White Marsh, Federal Hill, Charles Village/Remington (January open) and Catonsville (March open). What helps set Health Quest apart? For patients, clean and modern offices staffed by friendly professionals make a great first impression. The ability to schedule evening, weekend and sameday appointments accommodates virtually anyone’s work schedule, with complimentary transportation for PI patients that need it. Health Quest can also easily

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Says Dr. Ettlinger, “We really pride ourselves on creating a superior experience – from start to finish – for every single patient and referral partner.”

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Lawyer in the Lobby Clinic Wednesday, January 8

4:30—6:30 p.m. County Courts Building, 1st Floor, 401 Bosley Ave, Towson Lawyer in the Lobby is held the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Walk-ins are assisted in General Civil and Family Law matters. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Rae Wyatt at rwyatt@bcba.org or 410-337-9100. Thank you to our volunteers for December: Sarah Bordner Richard Lebovitz James Nolan, Jr. E. David Silverberg

The 2019-2020 Lawyer Referral & Information Service Panel Application is now available. Contact Rae Wyatt at rwyatt@bcba.org if you are interested in participating in Lawyer Referral. All current panel members will receive the new application via email. CLICK HERE for panel application, rules, and minimum qualifications. Do you practice the following areas of law? Would you like more clients? If so— Lawyer Referral needs you! Civil Rights (includes Abuse of Power, Americans with Disabilities Act, False Imprisonment, HIPPA violations, Other Human Rights/discrimination) Consumer Law (includes Class Action, Credit Problems, Identity Theft, Lemon Law, Repossessions, Warranties) Intellectual Property Patent, Trademark)

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Committee News Please visit www.bcba.org to register for any events listed Watch your inbox as emails regarding committee planning meetings will be sent soon. We welcome all ideas for programs and events! Adr Committee February 3, Committee Meeting, 4:30pm, Grand Jury Room March 5, 2-Hour Mediation Training, 4:30pm, Grand Jury Room March 25, Joint Program with Family Law Committee on Mediation, 6pm, Country Club of MD Advocate Committee Please submit any ideas for articles to Rachel Ruocco at rruocco@bcba.org or Adam Konstas at akonstas@pklaw.com Bench/Bar Committee This committee (appointed by the BCBA Presidents) meets the second Thursday of each month, 8 a.m., in Judicial Conference Room 412. If there are issues to be brought to the attention of this committee please contact Chairperson Chris Nicholson, 410-339-4100 or cnicholson@tnsfamilylaw.com.

January 15, Custody vs. Guardianship Joint Program with Family Law Committee, 12pm, Pessin Katz Law February 18, Ethical Considerations, 5pm, Grand Jury Room April 21, Panel on Elective Share, 5pm, Grand Jury Room May 20, Annual Dinner, 5:15pm, Country Club of Maryland Family Law Committee January 15, Joint Program with Estates & Trusts Committee, 12pm, PK Law January 23, Our Family Wizard, 12pm, Grand Jury Room January 23, New Parenting Plan Rules, 5pm, Jury Assembly Area February 19, SOLDIER-Working with Emotional Clients, 6pm, Vito’s March 25, Joint Program with ADR Committee on Mediation, 6pm, Country Club of MD April, Multi-Jurisdictional Dinner, 6pm, Woodholme Country Club May 14, Case Law & Legislative Update & Happy Hour, 4:30pm Historical Committee If you are interested in taking part in the planning of our 100th Anniversary Celebration, please contact Matt Nelson at mnelson@tydingslaw.com.

Criminal Law Committee Stay tuned for more programming information

CLE Committee

Did you know???

March 31, Bar Complaints –How to avoid them and What to Do When You Receive One, 5pm, Grand Jury Room Entertainment Committee February 27, Bar Wars Trivia Competition May 27, Golf Tournament, Eagle’s Nest Country Club

The Baltimore County Bar Association held their first meeting on May 21, 1920. The Baltimore County Bar Association was founded on May 4, 1921.

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Committee News be acknowledged on the printed program. Law Day Committee Law Day theme for 2020 is Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19th Amendment at 100. May 1, Law Day Breakfast, 7:30am, Martin’s Valley Mansion May 1, Law Day Noon Ceremony, 12pm, Ceremonial Courtroom #5

Negligence, Insurance & Workers’ Comp Committee Stay tuned for more programming information.

Pro Bono Committee April 4, Pro Bono Clinic, 9am-12pm, Woodlawn Public Library Professionalism Committee

January 9, Committee Meeting, 6pm, Grand Jury Room LRIS Committee The 2019-2020 LRIS Panel Registration and Renewal Packet can be found HERE. Contact Rae Wyatt at rwyatt@bcba.org if you would like it emailed to you.

If you are interested in being part of the faculty in the fall, please contact Adam Konstas at akonstas@pklaw.com. Real Property Committee

Membership Committee Online Membership Application can be found here

Memorial Committee Please notify Rachel Ruocco at the Bar Office of the passing of any BCBA member. If this information is received in a timely manner, it will be emailed to all members. Thank you. BCBA members who will be honored at next year’s service on November 19, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. Hon. Patrick Cavanaugh Martin I. Moylan

Stay tuned for more programming information Solo & Small Firm Committee Stay tuned for more programming information. State & Local Laws (SLLZ) Committee February, Meet & Greet with the County Council April, Joint Dinner with Real Property Techonolgy Committee

The reception for family, friends and BCBA members to honor and remember loved ones will be held immediately following the service. Monetary contributions are greatly appreciated to support the Memorial Reception, and can be made payable to the BCBA, 100 County Courts Building, 401 Bosley Avenue, Towson, MD 21204. Donors will

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Stay tuned for more programming information. Young Lawyers Committee April 5, Bull & Oyster Roast & Silent Auction, 26pm, Towson American Legion. **Please contact Whitney Wilder at wwilder@bodie-law.com if you would like to donate any items for the silent auction.

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MEMBER NEWS WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! Law Students Jonathan Gross Hayley C. Lucas

Jeff Peyton Edward S. Shields III 1st Year Attorneys Kelly Goebel

Kathryn D. Jackson Brendan Madden 2-Plus Years in Practice Dontrice Hamilton

Veronica Natasha Love Ronald V. Miller Roopesh Vijayan

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Stewartstown - Patricia (Patty) Ferraris O'Neill, attorney and teacher, died of ALS at her home in Stewartstown, PA, on December 27, 2019. Patty attended Morris Catholic High School, Roanoke College, Towson University. and the University of Maryland School of Law. She worked at Shepard Pratt Hospital, the Forbush School and The Immigration section of the USDOJ prior to practicing family law in Frederick and Towson, MD. She also headed the Paralegal Program at CCBC, Dundalk and taught Business Law and Management. Patty was born in Denville, NJ, on September 20, 1953, the eldest child of Ann Rita Ferraris and Earl Mario Ferraris (deceased). She is survived by her husband, David Johnson O'Neill, three sons, Robert H. Leaming, Jonathan Hewlett (Andrew), and Brian (Tiffany) O'Neill, four grandchildren, Sebastian Leaming, and Natalie, Kendall, and Corbin O'Neill, four sisters, Celia Dumke (Charlie), Clare Kotteles (Barry), Mary Ann Hand (Mark), Faith Oberman (Charlie), two brothers, Michael Ferraris (Kathy) and Steven Ferraris, and 14 nieces and nephews and two great-nephews.

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ARE ALCOHOL AND DRUGS CAUSING PROBLEMS IN YOUR LIFE? There is a way up and a way out — for ABSOLUTELY CONFIDENTIAL help, call us today ... Baltimore County Lawyer Assistance Program A CONFIDENTIAL resource for Baltimore County attorneys, assistants and judges. Our services include help for a broad range of problems and personal concerns, such as:

WE DO NOT KEEP RECORDS. Our sole purpose is to provide help. We can assist with providing access to treatment facilities and provide emergency practice management, as well as referrals to professional counselors. RICHARD LYNAS, Chair 410-288-1099 STUART AXILBUND 410-832-7579 MARY CHALAWSKY 410-649-2000 MARISSA JOELSON 917-226-6472 JAY MILLER 410-951-7165 JOSE MOLINA 443-851-7353 SAM MOXLEY 410-733-3306 JOE MURTHA 410-583-6969 JIM QUINN 443-703-3041 BILL SALTYSIAK 410-583-8883 MARK VAN BAVEL 410-337-5291 Depression Marital and Family Relationships Alcohol and Drug Abuse Stress and Burnout Prescription Drug Concerns Career Concerns

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Signature Sponsors The Baltimore County Bar Association continues its Signature Sponsor program, which enhances the opportunities for our sponsors, as well as our members. This singletier program provides more engagement between our sponsors and our members. Each Signature Sponsor can host an event during the year, thereby reducing the cost of the event for members while providing added benefits. Sponsorships help the Bar Association maintain its current dues level despite the increasing costs of providing top-shelf legal education programs, social events, networking opportunities and Bar Office services available in the County Courts Building. If you know of a business that would be interested in one of these limited sponsorship opportunities, please contact Rachel Ruocco (410) 337-9100 or rruocco@bcba,org).

For the last 12 years, Insight Network Consultants has offered managed IT services and phone solutions as a competitive advantage. Whether you have 5 employees or 100+, we have you covered. Call Insight and you will always get to our support staff on the first ring.

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Baltimore County Bar Association

Presort Standard U.S. Postage PAID Permit No. 1262 Baltimore, MD

100 County Courts Building 401 Bosley Avenue Towson, MD 21204-4491 410-337-9103-Telephone 410-823-3418-Facsimile www.bcba.org

Member Advertisements TOWSON. Furnished office available in beautifully appointed suite in the heart of Towson. Use of conference room and other amenities. Contact Susan at 410-583-7007.

TOWSON. Second floor office for rent with space available for admin/secretary. On site parking with shared conference room. Email nfick@neurolaw.com or call 410-321-5000 if interested. TOWSON. Small firm in Towson looking for an experienced part-time legal assistant/secretary two to three days a week. Any experienced candidates should contact Robert Jacobson at 410-583-8883. TOWSON. 303 W. Pennsylvania Avenue, Towson across Bosley Avenue from the Circuit Court Building, three offices with bathroom on the second floor, 3rd floor four offices available, conference room, bathroom and kitchen on first floor, free parking space available, rent negotiable $50 to $100 less than comparable spaces. $400-$500 per office, great satellite office with possibility of overflow work. Contact Joe Glass at 410-823-4214 or 410-790-1980. CATONSVILLE. Office Space for Rent. Catonsville, 1002 Frederick Road, 2nd floor office. Private entrance, semi private restroom, use of conference room and kitchen on first floor. Free parking. Would be a great satellite office. Please contact Lou Weinkam, Jr. at 410-744-3256 ext. 103. TOWSON. 309 Allegheny Avenue. 2nd floor offices with private restroom, 3 regular offices, partially furnished, 1 executive office (can be made into five offices) fully furnished. Private restroom. Tenant will have available to them a conference room, print/scan/fax center and kitchenette on 1st floor. Additionally, 2nd floor has 2 private entrances, 5 free parking spaces, and approximately 800 sq. ft. of combined dry/secure storage on 3rd floor and basement. TOWSON. Sublease available one block from courthouse. Space in excellent condition. Spacious conference rooms, 34 offices, reception area, copy/supply room, and kitchen. Sublease until August, then take on new lease. Rent negotiable. Contact towsonfirm@gmail.com to schedule a tour or get more information. TOWSON. Office for Rent: $990/month for one office with reception area right off the elevator. Located in Towson within walking distance to courthouse. Newly renovated and furnished. $1,200 to add an additional office connected to entire suite. Includes electric, internet and one parking space. For more information email doug@dbmcommunications.com or call 410-825-7400. TOWSON. Office sharing available. One block from Courthouse. Use of phone system, copier, fax and secretarial available. Please call Beverly at 410-296-6820.

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