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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. 

Upcoming Events

  • Newly Admitted Professionalism Course May 20, 2014 9:00 am - 4:00 PM

    This one day course provides newly admitted attorneys with a foundation regarding professionalism issues that arise in the legal field.

  • Newly Admitted Professionalism Course May 21, 2014 9:00 am - 4:00 PM

    This one day course provides newly admitted attorneys with a foundation regarding professionalism issues that arise in the legal field.

  • Pilot Professionalism Course for Judges October 30, 2014

    The program will be a course conducted by the Maryland Professionalism Center and will serve as the pilot course for a course for all Maryland judges.

Latest News

  • Record-breaking attendees join our Mentoring Program December 2013-2014 Apr 04, 2014

    The Professionalism Course held December 2nd through 5th had in excess of 1,200 students in attendance. A record-breaking number of students expressed an interest in joining our Mentoring Program December 2013-2014. The interest in attendance over the past year is evidence that our mentoring program is growing exponentially. We are in the process of recruiting mentors in excellent standing with the Maryland Bar to mentor these young attorneys.

    If you are interested in becoming a Mentor in our program, please review our Mentoring Pamphlet and submit your application. Download the Mentor Application Form. The Center has matched all of the new Mentoring Program participants with mentors for December 2013-2014.

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  • The Center participates in the Taskforce to study the MD Bar Admissions processes Apr 03, 2014

    MAY AND JUNE 2014

    A taskforce has been launched with the Professionalism Center taking an active role in helping to review, research, analyze and summate possible improvements for the processes of Admission to the Maryland Bar. The purpose of the Bar Admissions Task Force is to explore the existing Rules governing the admissions to the Maryland Bar of Maryland to determine their efficacy. This Taskforce will meet several times within the next few months and ultimately prepare reports to present to the Court of Appeals.

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