About Us

howard county courthouseThe Howard County Bar Association was established in 1941.

MISSION

The Mission of the Howard County Bar Association, Inc. (HCBA) is to promote excellence in the practice of law and the administration of justice through service, education, advocacy, and collegiality for the benefit of the profession and the community.

VISION

The Howard County Bar Association, Inc. (HCBA) is an organization dedicated to serving the cause of justice and building respect and understanding for the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Maryland, and the laws thereof.

Our members include lawyers and judges primarily engaged in the practice of law and the adjudication of cases and controversies.

Howard County is a vital, growing community which is representative of our country and our culture. Our members are representative of the county. We seek to serve the public by providing effective representation to all.

Through continued encouragement and participation in civic and legal affairs, we hope to inspire respect for the ideals of our society. Through ongoing efforts to sustain and improve our ability and effectiveness, we hope to foster good citizenship good government and enhance the legal profession. If we hold to these goals, we enrich our own lives and inspire others to do likewise.

The profession of law is proud and noble. We seek to continue to strive for justice for all and are proud to be accorded the honor to do so. To sustain freedom, we must be faithful to the law and see that it is the means to achieve justice and never an instrument of suppression.

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 3, 2015

HCBA Estate and Trust Section Meeting

Join the HCBA Estates & Trusts Section  February 3, 2015  8:30am Howard County Register of Wills. The Honorable Byron E. ...

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January 15, 2015

Family Division Master - Howard County

ease see the attached job announcement for Family Division Master for the Circuit Court for Howard County. Master Family Law Job ...

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January 8, 2015

Circuit Court Judge Appointed

On December 30, 3014, Governor Martin O'Malley appointed Master Mary M. Kramer as Judge for the Circuit Court of Howard County, filling the vacancy left with the retirement of Judge Louis A. Becker in February 2014.  Master Kramer was sworn in on  December 31, 2014 by Clerk of the Court Wayne Robey. Her ...

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