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MSBA heads to Ocean City for 117th Annual Meeting

The Maryland State Bar Association’s 2013 Annual Meeting kicks off Wednesday in Ocean City.

The meeting, which lasts through Saturday, will feature seminars on topics like “How to Dominate the Internet While Avoiding Costly Ethical Mistakes” and “50 Financial Tips in 60 Minutes.”

The meeting is held at the Clarion Resort Fontainebleau Hotel. About 600 attorneys, law students, legal administrators and paralegals had registered for the event by Tuesday.

The meeting, which is in its 117th year, will kick off with a reception at 6 p.m. Wednesday with drinks, hors D’oeuvres and music. A crab feast at Hooper’s Crab House will follow.

There will be two educational sessions on Thursday as well as a meet and greet reception for new judges in the state. Gov. Martin O’Malley plans to attend the event, which will be hosted by Court of Appeals Chief Judge Robert M. Bell, who must retire from the court when he turns 70 next month.

The Maryland Bar Foundation’s annual meeting will take place Thursday afternoon and the President’s Reception will be held that evening.

There will also be two educational sessions Friday as well as a one-day program on topics specifically geared toward solo practitioners.

Attendees can also head to activities throughout the week like a tennis tournament, an afternoon at Seacrets, a poolside party for kids and the annual Young Lawyers’ Sun Run (sponsored by The Daily Record).

The bar association’s annual business meeting will be held Saturday morning. During the meeting, Michael J. Baxter of Baxter, Baker, Sidle, Conn & Jones P.A will be installed as MSBA president.

Debra G. Schubert, a Baltimore County solo practitioner, is expected to be installed as president-elect nominee, with Sara H. Arthur, of the Arthur Law Group LLC, as treasurer; and Judge Pamila J. Brown, of the Maryland District Court in Howard County, as secretary.

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