CHARLES COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION NEWSLETTER
MARCH 2012 ISSUE 3
CCBA March Meeting
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 6:00 pm at Prime Street
Grille, 4680 Crain Hwy, White Plains, MD.
The Court of Appeals Mentoring
Program for New Admittees to the Bar is
now hosting its third group of newly
admitted attorneys. We have received the
largest number of applications since the
KINDLY RSVP for the March 28th
meeting before Friday, March 23rd to Jim program's inception and well beyond any
Gorney. For menu and information regarding of our expectations.
reservations, please see page 7.
We are asking you if you would apply to
become a mentor in this Program. If you
wish to apply, please go to:
INSIDE THIS ISSUE: ingprogram.html, and click on Mentoring
Program for New Admittees. There you
2&3 Calendar of Events will find the mentoring application,
and Member Announcements Frequently Asked Questions, and other
pertinent information about the Mentoring
4&5 Law Library News & Notes from
Mary Rice, Circuit Court Program. Once you have completed your
Law Librarian application, please save the completed
application, and send it via e-mail to
6 Save the Date: JudgeBattagliaProfComm@mdcourts.gov;
Negotiation Workshop with or by regular mail to: The Honorable
Professor Charles B. Craver Lynne A. Battaglia, 361 Rowe Boulevard,
Annapolis, Maryland 21401, by February
7 Menu 20, 2012.
8 New Member Registration Form Thank you for your time and support.
Should you have any questions, please
9 Contact Information
feel free to contact me at: 410-260-1565.
JUDGE HENDERSON’S Portrait Unveiling will
be on June 8, 2012 at the Old Courthouse in Cal en d ar of Ev en t s
Port Tobacco. The tentative schedule has the
festivities beginning at 5:00. A party will
follow. We should have full details soon and
intend to send actual invitations by mail. We
will be seeking further donations both at the
CCB A D I N N ER
meeting and with a phone drive. Direct any
questions to Frank R. Jones 301-627-5500. M EET I N G
MARCH 28, 2012
CCB A D I N N ER
LOCAL ATTORNEY POSITION: Established M EET I N G
Charles County Law Firm seeking Associate (2- APRIL 25, 2012
5 years experience; member in good standing
of Maryland Bar) to handle general civil
practice, landlord/tenant, collections, and
L AW DAY F EST I VI T I ES
May 4, 2012
business practice. Salary negotiable and
3:00 P.M. ~ COURTROOM B
commensurate with experience. Fax resume to
Attn: Katie at 301-934-8178, or email to
GOL F T OU RN A M EN T
AT SWAN POI N T COU N T RY
CL U B
JUNE 1, 2012
Personal Injury Attorney: Waldorf office of a
larger suburban firm seeks a litigation attorney with J U D GE H EN D ERSON 'S
2+ years experience in personal injury and auto tort
litigation, representing plaintiffs in Southern PORT RAI T U N VEI L I N G
Maryland. Candidates must be members of the JUNE 8, 2012
Maryland Bar, and have strong client contact skills.
Please email resume in Microsoft Word format in
TO ALL PRACTITIONERS IN THE DISTRICT
COURT FOR PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY
All attorneys who practice (both civil and
criminal) before the District Court for Prince
DUES ANNOUNCEMENT George's County are invited to meet with the
judges of the District Court, the Clerk of the District
Thank you to all members who have Court, the supervisors of the civil and criminal
paid their annual dues. If you did not divisions and other court personnel to make
receive an Invoice, contact Jim Gorney. suggestions on how our operation may be made
more efficient, what deficiencies my exist, and for
new ideas to improve the way in which cases are
The Board of Directors has voted to
being handled in Prince George's County. The
waive the annual dues for the first year for meeting will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
all new members effective immediately. If April 4, 2012 in Courtroom 357B, Courthouse,
any new member made payment for 2012, Upper Marlboro, Maryland.
contact Jim Gorney. Please Join Us.
John P. Morrissey
firstname.lastname@example.org Associate Judge
Mr. Thomas "Pat" Swann, a Bailiff to Judge Christopher C. Henderson
from July 21, 1996 to December 31, 2008, and then Judge Helen Ina
Harrington from May 13, 2009 until his illness, passed away
March 4, 2012. Mr. Swann was 83 years old.
Viewing: Thursday, March 8, 2012, from 4:00 - 8:00 pm.
at Brinesfield-Echols Funeral Home
30195 Three Notch Road
Charlotte Hall, MD 20622
Service: Friday, March 9, 2012, starting at 11:00 a.m.
at Brinesfield-Echols Funeral Home
Followed by a Reception:
at Moose Lodge #495
27636 Mechanicsville Road
Mechanicsville, MD 20659
Burial to take place privately, at a later time.
RICK DAY MEMORIAL PLAQUE
Friends of Rick Day have started a fund to Memorial Service
help pay for a memorial plaque for him. It will The CCBA is planning a
hang in the Marriage Room in the courthouse memorial service in August for all
which will be dedicated at a ceremony on Law members who have recently passed.
Day, May 4th in Rick's memory. Contact Makeba Gibbs if you have a
If you wish to contribute, send your check deceased member you would like to
payable to "CCBA". If you have any include in this ceremony.
questions, contact Joe Hangarter at
LAW LIBRARY NEWS AND NOTES, MARCH 2012
Consumer Bankruptcy Project--Attorneys who volunteer for the Consumer
Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project will receive a reduced fee training in Chapter 7 and 13
Bankruptcy Law and in return will be obligated to accept one pro bono consumer
bankruptcy case or serve at least six hours at the Debtor Assistance Project.
Attorneys can receive the Consumer Bankruptcy training via webcast or at the next live
training on Friday, March 23, 2012. For more information on volunteering for the
Project, please contact Kiah Elmore at 410-837-9379 or 800-396-1274 ext. 3046 or
email@example.com, or go to:
user data among its various services. To read Google’s explanation, go to Google and
click on “New Privacy & Terms” at the bottom of the home page. The move has created
privacy and antitrust concerns. Most individuals are concerned that the only way to opt
out of the data sharing is to discontinue using the services. Different commentators offer
different takes on the issue. Here are links to a few of the more interesting, some of
which you might have to copy and paste:
Electronic Frontier Foundation: “What Actually Changed in Google’s Privacy
The Washington Post with Bloomberg: “Pressure on Google over privacy
BOOKS STILL MISSING–Please return as soon as possible.
126 F. 3d
134 F. 3d
Search and Seizure: A Treatise on the Fourth Amendment, by Wayne R. LaFave.
Volume 1 has been missing since at least November 2011.
West’s Annotated Code of Maryland, Criminal Procedure Art. Titles 1 - 8
SELECTED NEW ACQUISITIONS
Clearing Land Titles /West, 2010-2011. Dark brown soft cover, small (treatise) room; left
side behind door--near bottom.
Wage and Hour Answer Book / Aspen Publishers, 2011. Green hard cover, small (treatise)
room; left side, toward back.
MLRC 50-State Survey. Current Developments in Media Libel Law / 2010-11. Large
soft cover, small (treatise) room; left side, middle, top row.
ONLINE LEGAL RESOURCES
Bloomberg Law—“The 10 Greatest Legal Movie Lines--The editors of Bloomberg Law have
selected the 10 funniest, most moving, or most inspiring legal movie lines.” View the clips and vote for
“When using social media, think before you post,” by Heather R. Pruger, The Daily
Record. This article touches on the ways lawyers use social media, and cautions that the rules of the
profession still apply, including “guidelines on advertising, providing information about legal services,
maintaining confidentiality and communicating appropriately with opposing parties, whether they
are represented or not.” The article also provides many helpful links. Read the entire article in print in
the Feb. 6 edition or online (dated Feb. 3) at:
The Atlantic presented a commemorative issue on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War
featuring Atlantic stories by Mark Twain, Henry James, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Frederick Douglass,
Nathaniel Hawthorne, Louisa May Alcott, and others. Enjoy the photographs and stories at:
LAW LIBRARY INFO—Open 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday-Friday, except on Court holidays.
Phone: 301- 932-3322. FAX: 301-932-3324.
Web site: http://www.charlescountylawlibrary.com/
SAVE THE DATE
November 3, 2012
Saturday, November 3, 2012, the
Charles County Circuit Court will be
hosting an 8-hour negotiation
workshop. Speaker Charles B.
Craver, Professor of Law at George
Washington University will be
facilitating the training.
Mr. Craver is author of “Effective
Legal Negotiation And Settlement”
Charles B. Craver, Professor of Law at
and co-author of “Alternative Dispute George Washington University.
Resolution: The Advocate’s
Perspective” (4th ed.).
This training meets the requirement
of Rule 17-105(a)(5), for a facilitator
training program and Maryland Rules
17-104(3) and 17-106, for continuing
education as a mediator.
Mark your calendars for Saturday,
November 3, 2012. Registration
details to follow.
March 28, 2012 Dinner Meeting Reservations
Charles County Bar Association Dinner Meeting
Prime Street Grille
4680 Crain Highway, White Plains
Cocktails: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:30 p.m.
Meeting/Speaker: 7:00 p.m.
Cost: $25.00 per person
Entrees (All entrees are served with vegetable and baked potato):
Barrel Cut Sirloin
Split Herb Roasted Chicken
Chesapeake Bay Rockfish
Please email your selection or write your name and telephone number at the bottom and fax your reservation to
Jim Gorney at 301-753-0800 (or call in your reservation to 301-753-1800).
CCBA Member Name Telephone Number
New members of the Charles County Bar Association should submit their contact information on this form to
the secretary of the association within 2 weeks of being elected as a new member. By keeping updated contact
information on our membership we are better able to:
Keep our members informed
Respond to inquiries
Provide a resource for the exchange of information
Assist in times of disasters
Run a professional organization
CCBA Member Name Date
Address City, State Zip
Telephone Number E-mail Address
Charles County Bar Association
P.O. Box 699
LaPlata, MD 20646
CHARLES COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION
2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
PRESIDENT CCBA JUDICIAL REPRESENTATIVE
MAKEBA GIBBS MASTER ANDREA W ATKINS
301-539-7330 X305 301-932-3422
VICE PRESIDENT BOARD MEMBER-AT-LARGE
JAMES J. GORNEY MICHELE R. HARRIS
SECRETARY CHAIR, ENTERTAINMENT/PROGRAM
ALISON HEURICH JEROME R. SPENCER
TREASURER CHAIR, PRO BONO COMMITTEE:
FRANK R. JONES NATALY MENDOCILLA