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Baltimore County Bar Association

Apr 12, 2012

A day to celebrate our greatness

On any given day, I may be in court. After enough trips, the process has become somewhat routine. I make sure that I am prepared, I arrive before the scheduled time (which allows me to talk with opposing counsel or go over any last-minute details that may have come up with my client), I wait […]

Mar 15, 2012

Getting to ‘No’

Roger Fisher and William Ury wrote a book over 30 years ago, “Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In“. Some of you may have seen, heard of, or have read the book, as it is used in college and law school classes to teach negotiation tactics and skills. The book focuses on the method […]

Jan 27, 2012

Breaking – and throwing – bread on ‘Prom’ night

I had the pleasure Thursday night of attending my first Baltimore County Bar Association banquet, colloquially known as “The Prom.” The Prom was held at Martin’s West, a place I had not been – coincidentally – since my own high school prom. In the weeks leading up to the event, I heard great stories about bar […]

Jan 19, 2012

Plunging into the deep

The weather has been warmer than normal in Maryland this winter season, but Jan. 28 at Sandy Point State Park, I don’t think I will be thinking about the abnormally warm weather or the fact that the Chesapeake Bay is one- or two- degrees warmer as a result. Most likely, my thoughts will range from, […]

Dec 8, 2011

The true benefit of bar membership

To say that I am active in bar associations would be an understatement. I’m a bar junkie. I know it. I enjoy going to bar association meetings. I like meeting other attorneys (especially when they are not opposing counsel to a case). I have fun at the MSBA Annual Meeting and look forward to a […]

Jun 12, 2011

New BCBA president Gilliss will benefit from experience as former head of MSBA

OCEAN CITY — Attached to the lanyard around Edward J. Gilliss’ neck at the Maryland State Bar Association’s annual meeting is a “Past President” ribbon. It’s a title he believes will come in handy when he is installed later this month as president of the Baltimore County Bar Association. “I’ll be able to tap into […]

May 31, 2011

Law blog roundup

Welcome to a special Tuesday edition of the law blog roundup. Hope you enjoyed your long weekend. Let’s get to the links. Woman finds way to reach teens in the Baltimore City Detention Center. Regular readers of The Daily Record will recognize this story of the doctor vs. the drinkers. (See Tiki Bar photo above). […]

May 22, 2011

Baltimore County Bar Association compiles oral history DVD project

The Baltimore County Bar Association is taking a guided trip down memory lane. About 30 of its longest-tenured members are being interviewed for an oral history project chronicling the organization’s changes and growth through the years. “We’ve gotten some great stories people remember,” said Jeffrey R. Scholnick, co-chair of the BCBA’s Historical Committee. Like the […]

May 13, 2011

Siri appointed to Baltimore County Bar Association’s Executive Council

Michael W. Siri, a senior associate in the litigation department of Bowie & Jensen, of Towson, has been appointed an at-large member of the Baltimore County Bar Association’s Executive Council. Siri chairs the association’s membership committee for the bar and is past chair of the young lawyers section. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, including construction law […]

May 2, 2011

Photo of the Day – Blind justice

Check out a slideshow of our past Photos of the Day from The Daily Record’s staff photographers. We also have a SmugMug page, where you can purchase photos taken by The Daily Record staff

Apr 3, 2011

End of an era for court reporters

The Baltimore County Circuit Court is quietly losing 237 years of courtroom experience. Its 14 court reporters learned last month the courthouse will convert entirely to digital recordings by the summer. The move was not a surprise to the court reporters, just its suddenness. “It hurt because of our relationships with the bench, the lawyers […]

Mar 1, 2011

Stepping outside the comfort zone

This past Saturday, nine members of the Baltimore County Bar Association, including myself, spent the day volunteering at the Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake. For over six hours, an old law school friend and I stood on two story scaffold, caulking and priming the exterior wall of a rowhome in Patterson Park, in preparation […]

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