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  • published Legal Jobs in Resources 2022-01-06 17:36:03 -0500

  • published Awards 2021-11-30 00:19:39 -0500

  • published DiRito Awards in Awards 2021-11-30 00:01:33 -0500

    DiRito Awards

    DiRito Award Recipients

    Peter A. DiRito served as the President of the Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and was a member of the Chapter’s Board of Governors for many years. Peter’s dedicated service and leadership set the example which all of us strive to follow. Peter was a special human being.

    To honor Peter’s memory, the Maryland Chapter established the Peter A. DiRito Award in 1987. The award is made annually to recognize public service that furthers the Federal Bar Association’s goals: the enhancement of the federal legal profession, the advancement of justice, and the betterment of society.

    Year Awardee
    1988 Augie Cage, USDC Md., Clerk’s Office
    1990 Karen Woolford, USDC Md., Marshals Service
    1991 Michael Millemann, Prof. University of Maryland Law School
    1992 James L. Thompson, Pres. Montgomery County Bar Ass’n, Leader in establishing Southern Division, USDC Md.
    1993 Morris Street, USDC Md., Pre-Trial Services Officer
    1995 Joe Haas, Clerk, USDC Md., Clerk of the Court
    1996 Cedric Easter. USDC Md., Deputy Chief of U.S. Probation Office
    1998 Ron Lawson, USDC Md., Courtroom Deputy Clerk
    2001 David Johnson, USDC Md., U.S. Probation Office
    2002 Judge Herbert N. Maletz and Magistrate Judge Daniel F. Klein (awarded posthumously in memoriam)
    2003 Herbert Better, Esquire, for his many years of assistance to USDC Md.
    2005 Donna Shearer, USDC Md., CJA Coordinator
    2006 Michael Millemann, Prof. University of Maryland Law School and 20 students of the University Law Clinic for exoneration of Walter Arvinger who had been wrongfully convicted of murder.
    2007 Hon. Susan Gauvey, Magistrate Judge, USCD Md., for her Open Doors Program with Baltimore City high school students schooling them in legal trial proceedings.
    2009 Henry Eigles, Esquire, for his long years of service with the Federal Bar Association – Maryland Chapter and National FBA Organization.
    2010 Hon. Paul Grimm, Magistrate Judge, for his work and expertise in the development of law of pre-trial discovery and electronic pre-trial discovery.
    2011 Hon. Gregg Bernstein, State’s Attorney for the City of Baltimore and his many years of Federal criminal law practice.
    2012 Hon. Rod J. Rosenstein, United States Attorney, for outstanding leadership to enforce law with fairness and impartiality.
    2012 Hon. James Wyda, Federal Public Defender, for outstanding leadership and dedication to bring about justice to clients accused of Federal crimes who otherwise lack legal representation.
    2013 Claudia Gibson, USDC Md., Clerk’s Office, Case Administration Manager, for her dedication, professionalism, assistance to the Court, and expertise on
    Clerk’s Office procedures.
    2014 Felicia Cannon, USDC Md., Clerk’s Office, Clerk of Court, for her leadership and selfless dedication, which has been invaluable to the operation of the Court, the judiciary, and all attorneys who practice in the Court.
    2015 Hon. J. Frederick Motz, for transformative, exemplary, and outstanding leadership which has greatly benefitted the federal court and bar.
    2016 Hon. William Connelly, for his selfless dedication to the Court’s timely resolution of cases, while furthering its commitment to the highest standards of advocacy, ethics, and collegiality.
    2017 Geoff Garinther, for his knowledge, leadership, professionalism and outstanding service to the Court over many years.
    2019 Hon. Beth P. Gesner and Hon. Stephanie A. Gallagher for outstanding service and leadership to the United States District Court for the District of Maryland that promotes the betterment of society, enhances the federal legal profession, and exemplifies the highest standards in the administration of justice.
    2020 Dr. Edward C. Papenfuse for his exemplary and tireless work for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland during the COVID-19 pandemic

    Carrie Corcoran, Mike McConnell, Philip Ekoma, Sandra Fleming, Amie West, Daniel Calderon, Renee Watts, Shari Derrow,  and Sapna Mirchandani of the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the District of Maryland, and Sterling Johnson, Deputy United States Marshal in recognition of their outstanding service to the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and selfless dedication to the protection of vulnerable citizens during one of the most challenging times in the Court’s history.


    Virginia Zahner and David Ciambruschini, Office of the Clerk of Court of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland In recognition of their outstanding service to the United States District Court for the District of Maryland and selfless dedication to maintains the operation of the Baltimore and Greenbelt courthouses during one of the most challenging times in the Court’s history.

    2023 James P. Ulwick, Kramon & Graham, in honor of his many years of practice before the District of Maryland as counsel in both civil and criminal matters


  • published Chapter Awards in Awards 2021-11-30 00:00:20 -0500

    Chapter Awards

    Maryland Chapter Honored At FBA's 2021 Annual Convention in Miami

    On September 25, 2021, the Maryland Chapter was selected for two awards by the Federal Bar Association: the Chapter Activity Presidential Achievement Award and the Meritorious Newsletter Award. The Presidential Achievement Award recognized those outstanding chapters that demonstrated diligent work, accomplishments, and programming over the past year.  The Meritorious Newsletter recognized the best newsletters published by chapters, sections, and divisions to stimulate and encourage continued use of those valuable tools for connection. Katherine Newberger was at the helm as Chapter President during the relevant time period. 

    Bob Brennen, President-Elect and editor of our Newsletter, and Lauren McLarney, Chair of our Younger’s Lawyer Division, accepted the awards on the Chapter’s behalf during the Awards Luncheon at the FBA’s 2021 Hybrid Annual Convention & Meeting in Miami, Florida.


  • published events 2023-09-26 09:46:58 -0400

  • published Past Events in events 2021-11-29 23:14:37 -0500

  • published News 2021-08-20 06:45:15 -0400

  • published Join in Join or Sign In 2021-08-20 06:17:16 -0400

    Important Information Regarding Your Maryland Chapter Membership

    Thank you for your interest in the Federal Bar Association, Maryland Chapter.  We’re routing you through this page so that you can join the Maryland Chapter.  Your Maryland Chapter membership is an adjunct to your national Federal Bar Association membership, and there’s no way to join the Maryland Chapter without first/also joining the national organization.  We hope the brief guidance below will help move you efficiently through those on-line membership steps.

    Clicking “Continue” at the bottom of this page will take you to the national FBA website page headed “Sign In or Create an Account.”  There is no need to enter your email address on that page; just click the  button.  Doing so will prompt you to enter your email address on the next page and click “Search.”

    Assuming you’re not already an FBA member under that email address, the search will report back that “No matching result was found” and present you with another button.  Click that button.

    When you’ve entered the information sufficient to “Create [your] Profile,” your information will be summarized on a page headed “My Profile,” with the “Membership Status” shown as “Non-Member.”  Click .

    And here’s the pivotal part:  The next screen is headed “Online Membership Application.”  After selecting the applicable category of “National Membership” from the top drop-down, be sure to add/select the Maryland Chapter additional membership from the “Chapter Membership” drop-down directly underneath.  Doing so signs you up for membership in the Maryland Chapter, the additional benefits of which are funded by the modest additional dues amount.  Add any Section Memberships or Division Memberships you choose and follow the familiar steps through a shopping cart and checkout.

    Thanks again. We look forward to having you as our next Maryland Chapter member.


  • published Join or Sign In 2021-08-16 08:28:48 -0400

  • Chapter Boundaries

    Membership in the Maryland Chapter is comprised of any active member of the Federal Bar Association who resides or has his or her employment or office in the entire state of Maryland.


  • published Join 2021-08-10 07:31:54 -0400

  • published Donate 2021-08-06 05:46:29 -0400

  • published MLK Event 2018 in Gallery 2021-06-22 05:01:51 -0400

  • Board of Directors



    Adam Abelson

    Dania Ayuobi

    Tonya Baña

    Tamal Banton

    Thomas H. Barnard

    Stuart A. Berman

    Hon. Deborah L. Boardman

    Robert Brennan

    Paul S. Caiola

    Francisco Carrriedo

    Himedes V. Chicas

    Sean Delaney

    Kevin Docherty

    Hon. Stephanie A. Gallagher

    Joshua A. Glikin

    Alana Glover

    Ezra Gollogy

    Sonia Kumar 

    Noel LalchandaniHon.

    Benson E. Legg (Ret.)

    Kraig Long

    Jaime W. Luse

    Tianna Mays

    Michael B. MacWilliams

    Megan McGinnis

    Lauren McLarney

    Samantha Miller

    Peter M. Nothstein

    Michael P. O’Day

    Hon. Ajmel Quereshi

    Dawn M. B. Resh

    Maria Salacuse

    Mark Saudek

    Diane Festino Schmitt

    David I. Sharfstein

    Gina Smith

    Anatoly Smolkin

    Deborah St. Lawrence Thompson

    Lauren Upton

    David Wyand


  • published Our Board in About 2021-06-21 20:40:14 -0400

  • The Maryland Chapter’s Award Winning Newsletter

    The Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association publishes a newsletter that includes messages from the Chapter President and the Clerk of Court, news regarding recent and upcoming programs sponsored by the Chapter or otherwise of interest to members, profiles of new judges and court personnel, and articles submitted by members and approved by our Newsletter Committee. Subject to events and circumstances, the Chapter aspires to publish issues of its newsletter in January, May and September. Archived issues are available on the Chapter’s website and on the Chapter’s page on the national organization’s website. 

    The Maryland Chapter is proud of the fact that its newsletter received an Outstanding Newsletter Award for the Year 2019 and a Meritorious Newsletter Award for the Year 2021 at the Federal Bar Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention.

    If you have questions regarding the Chapter’s newsletter please contact Editor Robert S. Brennen at [email protected] .

    Summer 2022

    May 2021

    January 2021

    March 2020

    February 2020 

    September 2019

    January 2019

    September 2018

    January 2018

    January 2016

    September 2015

    Spring 2015

    December 2013

    October 2013

    March 2013

    June 2011

    March 2010



  • Maryland Nominees for U.S. District Court Seats

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    U.S. Senators Chris Van Hollen and Ben Cardin (both DMd.) introduced U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah Boardman and U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Lydia Griggsby to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The committee held
    the confirmation hearing in May
    for both nominees.