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.