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FBA Maryland: 2023 Introduction to Federal Practice Program

Monday, January 30, 2023

The Federal Bar Association Maryland Chapter’s Annual


February 24, 2023 
12 to 5 p.m.

United States Courthouse
 6500 Cherrywood Lane, Greenbelt, MD 20770

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:

  • Pleading, Jurisdiction, Venue and Removal
  • Discovery
  • Mediation
  • Evidence
  • Criminal Practice
  • Motions Practice

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, and a presentation by a representative of the Marjorie Cook Foundation Domestic Violence Legal Clinic.

CLE Registration

The program will be held in Courtroom 4C in the United States District Court in Greenbelt and will start promptly at 12:00 p.m., with registration beginning at 11:30am.  The program will be followed by a reception.

An RSVP is required, but the CLE program is offered free of charge.  Please send RSVPs on the Maryland Chapter’s website at

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  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 February 24, 2023, ceremony must be filed online by February 16, 2023.  Applicants will be directed to register to attend the February 24th  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 4:25 p.m.  Admittees are welcome to have guests attend the ceremony.  A reception will follow.