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FBA Maryland: Introduction to Federal Practice and Admissions Ceremony

Friday, March 10, 2017

FEDERAL PRACTICE --

A Primer for Practicing in the United States District Court

And Admissions Ceremony for New Admittees

April 21, 2017

The Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is sponsoring a program for practitioners in Maryland’s Federal District Court and/or for attorneys who want to be admitted to the Court.  The CLE program will cover topics that include:

Jurisdiction, Venue and Removal

Evidence

Discovery

Mediation

Summary Judgment and Oral Advocacy

The program will feature judges from the federal bench, as well as attorneys who regularly practice in the U.S. District Court.  It also will include remarks and tips from the Clerk’s Office of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland.

CLE Registration

The program will be held in the Ceremonial Courtroom 1A in the United States District Court in Baltimore and will start promptly at 12:30 p.m., with registration beginning at noon.  The program will be followed by a reception.

An RSVP is required, but the CLE program is offered free of charge.  Please send  

RSVP’s by e-mail to:  sue@freemanrauch.com

Attorney Admissions

Attorneys who want to be admitted to the U.S. District Court must apply for admission and pay the $200 admission fee electronically through the Court’s website at

https://www2.mdd.uscourts.gov/baradmapp/prerequisites.aspx.  Applicants must have a sponsor complete and sign the sponsor portion of the application, but sponsors need not attend the ceremony.  Admission applications for the April 21, 2017, ceremony must be filed online by March 31, 2017.  Applicants will be directed to register to attend the April 21 ceremony once their applications have been approved, but they must separately RSVP for the CLE program.  The admissions ceremony will follow the CLE program and is scheduled for approximately 4:20 p.m.  Admittees are welcome to have guests attend the ceremony.  The reception will follow.