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FBA Maryland: 2024 Introduction to Federal Practice Program

Monday, February 5, 2024

The Federal Bar Association Maryland Chapter’s Annual




March 1, 2024
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
(followed by reception 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.)
United States Courthouse
101 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
J. Frederick Motz Ceremonial Courtroom (1A)

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:

  • Introduction to the Courthouses and Lawyer Resources
  • Highlights of Local Rules and Standing Orders
  • Discovery and Discovery Disputes
  • Mediation
  • 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 Catherine “Katie” Curran O’Malley, Executive Director of the Women’s Law Center of Maryland, about opportunities to provide assistance to victims of domestic violence.

CLE Registration

The program will be held in the J. Frederick Motz Ceremonial Courtroom in the United States District Court in Baltimore and will start promptly at 12:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 12:00 p.m.  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 March 1, 2024, ceremony must be filed online by February 21, 2024.  Applicants will be directed to register to attend the March 1st 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 4:00 p.m.  Admittees are welcome to have guests attend the ceremony.  A reception will follow.