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  • Mentoring

    Mentoring

    The Court of Appeals' Mentoring Program matches newly admitted attorneys with experienced practitioners based on practice area interests and geography.  Six in person meetings are required during the course of the mentor year for success in the program.
  • Professionalism Course

    Professionalism Course

    The Maryland Professionalism Center conducts the Newly Admitted Professionalism Course twice per year for the candidates who have passed the Maryland Bar Exam.  Instructors for the course are comprised of Judges, Masters and practicing attorneys.
  • Judicial Training

    Judicial Training

    The training provides judges and other courthouse personnel with curricula that outlines and promotes the ideals of professionalism, identifies the barriers to professionalism, and proffers solutions to address those barriers.
  • Symposium

    Symposium

    Provides an educational forum for attorneys to discuss topics of professionalism that arise locally and nationwide.  The Maryland Professionalism Center is partnering with the Maryland State Bar Association in developing the symposium.
  • Transition from Law

    Transition from Law

    The Maryland Professionalism Center seeks to determine factors that have been identified in this State and nationally as contributing to issues affecting attorneys who are transitioning from legal practice.
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The Maryland Professionalism Center serves as the hub of professionalism efforts in Maryland.  Created by the Court of Appeals, the Center’s mission is to support and encourage members of the Judiciary to exhibit the highest levels of professionalism and to support and encourage lawyers to exercise the highest levels of professional integrity in their relationships with their clients, other lawyers, the courts, and the public to fulfill their obligations to improve the law and the legal system. 

Through the work of the executive director, board of directors and its subcommittees, and oversight from the Court of Appeals, the Center continues to develop initiatives that promote civility among attorneys and enhances the public’s trust in the legal community.  Some initiatives include assisting attorneys with the transition out of the practice of law, mentoring new attorneys, and developing a professionalism course for experienced attorneys as well as a course for judges and other judicial officers.  The Center continues to conduct a course for newly admitted attorneys twice per year. 

Latest News

  • Sharing a Letter of Thanks from Jessica Pak, Mentor Program Participant Feb 23, 2015

    Jessica E. Pak

    February 13, 2015

    Dear Judge Battaglia:

    I am a newly licensed attorney and participant in the Maryland Professionalism mentor-mentee program. I first would like to thank you for providing this unique opportunity to new lawyers. As a recent law school graduate, I am keenly aware that my initial exposure to the legal world is formative. Having the opportunity to seek guidance and advice from a mentor is invaluable.

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  • 42 Judges Attend The Pilot Professionalism Course for Judges Dec 19, 2014

    The Maryland Professionalism Center, Inc. sponsored the Pilot Professionalism Course for Judges on October 30, 2014, at the Judicial Education and Conference Center. Forty two judges from around the state attended the day long course. The Honorable Angela Eaves, Circuit Court for Harford County, and board member of the Maryland Professionalism Center, Inc. spearheaded the course. 

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