Welcome!

Welcome to the Howard County Bar Association!  The mission of the Howard County Bar Association is to promote excellence in the practice of law and the administration of justice, for the benefit of our community and our profession, through service, education, advocacy, and collegiality.

For our more than 350 member attorneys, we offer a number of monthly luncheon meetings, continuing legal education seminars, our newsletter, The Barrister, and a new lawyer welcome and orientation program.   We also offer our member attorneys the opportunity to become involved with committees which focus on specific topical areas, including practice concerns of young lawyers, substantive law, such as our family, criminal, and estates and trusts sections, and community outreach and education.  Additionally,we sponsor social events such as our crab feast, our annual holiday party, our spring judicial reception, member golf outings, and much more.

Providing access to justice and service to the community are vital components of the Howard County Bar Association. We are proud of our many member attorneys who perform numerous volunteer and pro bono services for those in need.  Each year, we raise funds from member contributions for important community programs.

Information about all of our programs is contained within the pages of this website. We hope you will find this site both interesting and helpful. Please contact us with any questions or comments so we may continue to improve this site and to improve our service to both our members and the Howard County community.

With every best wish,

Thomas B. Stahl, President

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 10, 2015

Meet and Greet

Meet and greet our new Magistrate, Stephanie Porter from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room of the Circuit Court. The HCBA will be hosting ...

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Latest News

August 4, 2015

Centennial High School Mock Trial Team

Centennial High School Mock Trial Team is looking for Howard County support! They are the first mock trial team in Maryland to be invited to participate in the Empire Mock Trial competition in Atlanta, Georgia. In order to participate, they are in need of sponsorship. This is a great opportunity to support our future trial attorneys in Howard ...

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July 14, 2015

New Court Fees

Effective on July 1, 2015, new fees will be charged on Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals, Circuit Court, and District Court cases.  For cases filed in the Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals, an additional $11.00 surcharge will be levied.  For any new cases filed in the Circuit Court, there will now be an ...

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