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The Maryland State Bar Association began offering online continuing legal education in 2010 and the classes have only grown in popularity. Online CLE has also helped legal nonprofits boost the ranks of volunteer attorneys who can take on pro bono cases after completing a training course in a particular area of law. (Thinkstock)
Sep 15, 2023

Are Maryland lawyers ready to move to mandatory CLE?

The Maryland Supreme Court is soliciting comments to determine whether continuing legal education could become mandatory for attorneys.

Aug 8, 2022

Should Maryland lawyers take a course in cybersecurity?

Today is Monday, the 111th anniversary of the 1,000,000th U.S. patent, awarded to F.H. Holton for a vehicle tire. Here are some other news items. — New York requires continuing legal education course in cybersecurity. — Attorney for mass-shooting victims recalls his own experience. — Connecticut mayor wants his law license back. — Antitrust lawsuit […]

Feb 10, 2015

CLE roundup

A look at some upcoming programs that may interest young lawyers.

Maryland State House
Apr 9, 2014

On-the-job CLE in Annapolis

A review of the major developments in different topics of law handled by the General Assembly and compile them for the senators and their staff.

Dec 4, 2013

The siren song of form books

Depend too much on form books, and you could wind up losing some of your creative, persuasive, and analytical writing skills.

Aug 28, 2013

In-House Interrogatory

How do you structure education for your legal department and what topics do you focus on?

Jun 16, 2013

Mandatory CLE may finally get a vote

A long-dormant proposal to impose a mandatory continuing legal education requirement on Maryland lawyers may get a hearing in the Court of Appeals after a new chief judge is named, according to a panel discussion at the Maryland State Bar Association’s annual meeting.

Jun 28, 2012

H. Ward Classen: The In-House Legal Network

In-house lawyers are often an isolated group. Many work for small or midsize employers where they are the only lawyer, or one of a very small number. Even if they are part of a large legal department, they may be the only lawyer in their practice area. Unlike a law firm where lawyers often associate […]

Feb 29, 2012

CLE: The value of keeping current

Although Continuing Legal Education is not mandatory for Maryland attorneys, in-house counsel should make it a priority. Some in-house counsel believe there is no need to attend CLE programs, especially if their employer will not pay for it. However, CLE is more important for in-house counsel than for attorneys practicing in a law firm. Most […]

Jan 31, 2012

H. Ward Classen: Achieving a work/life balance

The continual pressure to do more with less has placed greater stress on in-house attorneys and has often pushed their work-life balance out of kilter. Too often attorneys place professional achievement ahead of a balanced life, resulting in emotional and physical burnout. Corporations, in turn, often lose some of their best and brightest or fail […]

Dec 27, 2011

What’s your New Year’s resolution?

With much of the stress of the holidays over now and work not as busy as normal this week, it’s a good time for many of us to reflect on the past year and set personal and professional goals for what we want to achieve in 2012. The federal government’s list of Americans’ most-popular new […]

Aug 16, 2011

Get active in the bar

As we approach the end of summer, so begins the bar year. State and local bar associations are gearing up for the upcoming season of activities, including networking events, CLEs and pro bono activities. As a young lawyer fresh out of law school, I didn’t know where or how to begin getting active in the […]

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