The judges of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, in conjunction with the Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, invite you to the Ninth Biennial Bench-Bar Conference on October 23, 2015, in the Northern Division Courthouse, 101 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD.
The keynote speakers will be William ("Brit") E. Kirwan, Chancellor Emeritus of the University System of Maryland, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Taylor Branch, who each will address legal and practical issues surrounding the commercialization of college athletics.
Their keynote address will be followed with a panel discussion by judges of the Court who will provide practice pointers. After breakout sessions for small group discussions with judges of the Court, the Honorable Catherine C. Blake, Chief Judge, will deliver the State of the Court address. The conference will close with a reception. The program will begin promptly at 2 p.m., and the reception will conclude at 7 p.m.