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March 23, 1994
Carroll Library wins achievement citationThe Carroll County Public Library has won a National Achievement Citation for its administration of the Carroll County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service.The citation is awarded by the Public Library Association, a division of the American Library Association, and recognizes significant activities that have been developed to address particular concerns or issues within a community.The Carroll County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service is a cooperative community service program.
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March 27, 2012
The Baltimore County Bar Association will host its annual Technology Fair on Friday, March 30, 11 a..m.-2 p.m. at the Baltimore County Public Library's Towson branch, 320 York Road. Some 1,600 attorneys, as well as sponsors and affiliates, have been invited to attend the fair. The event's keynote speaker will be Chief Judge Ben Cyburn of the District Court of Maryland, who will discuss the Maryland Electronic Courts project, designed to help all court levels file and store records electronically.
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NEWS
October 15, 1995
An article in Wednesday's edition of The Sun for Howard County incorrectly identified the positions of Circuit Court judicial nominees Louis B. Willemin and Diane O. Leasure. Ms. Leasure is past president of the Prince George's County Bar Association. Mr. Willemin is a Howard County public defender.The Sun regrets the error.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen | fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | March 23, 2010
T. Carroll Brown, a well-known and respected Harford County lawyer who was a partner in the firm of Brown, Brown & Young, died March 16 from complications of a stroke at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. The former longtime Bel Air resident was 93. Mr. Brown, the son of a lawyer and a homemaker, was born and raised in Havre de Grace. After graduating in 1934 from Loyola High School, he earned a bachelor's degree in 1938 from the University of Maryland, College Park.
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By KEVIN THOMAS | November 5, 1995
Last Sunday's column contained two errors for which I apologize. I mistakenly referred to Judge Lenore Gelfman as administrative judge for the District Court. She is actually an associate judge. Also, I stated that Judge Gelfman was disappointed that she was not recommended for a position on the Circuit Court. In fact, the county bar association did recommend Judge Gelfman. Gov. Parris N. Glendening, however, chose other appointees.
NEWS
October 6, 1994
Louis Willemin elected bar group presidentLouis P. Willemin, Howard County deputy district public defender, has been elected president of the Howard County Bar Association for the 1994-1995 term.Mr. Willemin received his law degree in 1978 from the University of Maryland School of Law, where he was associate editor of Maryland Law Review. Susan Wade has joined ERIS Enterprises, a management consulting and training firm in Columbia, as an associate in its training materials desktop publishing staff.
NEWS
July 13, 1994
In a healthy democracy, citizen participation is an essential component of the drafting of legislation. But by allowing a special committee of the Carroll County Bar Association to review amendments to the county's forest conservation and stream protection ordinances, the county commissioners have handed the advocates of Carroll's development interests an opportunity to have a disproportionate say in the revision of these important environmental laws.If...
NEWS
September 21, 2001
The Carroll County commissioners agreed yesterday to spend $12,000 to upgrade resources at the law library used by judges and local attorneys. "In order for attorneys to practice, they need to know the most up-to-date laws," said Commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier. The county bar association had asked for $22,000. Much of the library's funding is from fines and forfeitures exacted in Circuit Court. Those revenues have declined about 30 percent in the past five years. County funding - about $20,000 annually - has not met the need.
NEWS
July 21, 1996
VTCHoll succeeds Shannon at Coca-Cola EnterprisesBill Holl has been named vice president and regional general manager for Coca-Cola Enterprises. He succeeds Robert D. Shannon, who will retire Aug. 1.Holl's region is based in Columbia and includes bottling areas in parts of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina.Hjortsberg elected head of county Bar AssociationDavid C. Hjortsberg, a partner in the Columbia law firm of Reese and Carney, has been elected president of the Howard County Bar Association.
NEWS
June 22, 1998
Officers named to posts at county bar associationEllicott City lawyer Linda Sorg Ostovitz will become president of the Howard County Bar Association on July 1 for a one-year term.Other association officers are the president-elect, David S. Harvis, a partner in Spahn, Harvis, Greenberg & Broida of Columbia; treasurer, Jeffrey A. Krew, partner in Reese and Carney, LLP, Columbia; and secretary, Janine L. Rice, a sole practitioner in Ellicott City.The association's board of directors also includes members-at-large Betty S. Adams of Adams & Adams, Columbia; county District Judge Neil E. Axel; Assistant State's Attorney Keith M. Cave; Michael W. Davis, a partner in Ahlstrom & Davis, P.A., Columbia; Jo M. Glasco, who practices law in Columbia; and Daniel Vaccaro, an associate in the Columbia law office of Jonathan Scott Smith.
NEWS
September 4, 2008
Beverley Francis chosen for leadership program Beverley Francis, president and chief executive officer of the Columbia Foundation, is among those recently chosen for the Leadership Howard County 2008-2009 Premier Program. The program was launched in 1985 to develop capable people committed to planning for community improvement. The program addresses county issues in monthly, daylong seminars, where participants meet with leaders in business, government and community services. Bonnie Heneson wins Bravo!
NEWS
January 27, 2003
A scholarship fund for graduating female athletes has been established at Mount Hebron High School in memory of Judge C. James "Kit" Sfekas, a Howard County District Court judge who died in June at age 49. The fund, initiated by the Columbia Soccer Association and the Howard County Bar Association, was established by Sfekas' wife, Lauren, and Debra Fieldhouse, a Mount Hebron parent and friend of the family. Sfekas coached his daughters' soccer, lacrosse and basketball teams with the Howard County Youth Program and the Soccer Association of Columbia.
NEWS
By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | November 8, 2001
Hours have been cut at Baltimore County's land records office, a move that the head of a key county bar association committee described as "catastrophic" with interest rates declining and the demand for mortgage refinancing rising. Circuit Court Clerk Suzanne K. Mensh instituted the new hours Oct. 22, expressing concern over security and what she termed acts of vandalism that have occurred in the office. Mensh cut the daily closing hour from 9 p.m. to 6 p.m. and eliminated the Saturday hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The office opens at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday.
NEWS
September 21, 2001
The Carroll County commissioners agreed yesterday to spend $12,000 to upgrade resources at the law library used by judges and local attorneys. "In order for attorneys to practice, they need to know the most up-to-date laws," said Commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier. The county bar association had asked for $22,000. Much of the library's funding is from fines and forfeitures exacted in Circuit Court. Those revenues have declined about 30 percent in the past five years. County funding - about $20,000 annually - has not met the need.
NEWS
By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,SUN STAFF | June 6, 2001
A 45-year-old litigator from Towson has been appointed by Baltimore County Executive C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger to the $130,000-a-year post of county attorney. Edward J. Gilliss will oversee a staff of 25 lawyers whose duties range from lobbying for state aid to defending ordinances in federal court. He replaces Virginia W. Barnhart, who resigned after seven years to return to private practice. Barnhart was a key player in Ruppersberger's administration, advising both the executive and County Council on the legal issues involved in day-to-day decisions.
NEWS
May 1, 2001
County police to offer seminar on ways to burglar-proof a home The Howard County Police Department will offer a free home security seminar on burglar-proofing the home from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in the community meeting room of the Howard County Police Station, Northern District, 3410 Court House Drive, Ellicott City. Registration is required Information or registration: 410-313-3750. Robey will receive honor at bar association event The Howard County Bar Association, in cooperation with the Waring-Mitchell Law Society and the Women's Bar Association of Howard County, will honor County Executive James N. Robey at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Elkridge Furnace Inn, 5745 Furnace Ave., Elkridge.
NEWS
August 18, 1995
The Baltimore County Bar Association has elected the first female lawyer to serve on the county's Trial Court Judicial Nominating Commission, which screens and recommends candidates for the bench.From a field of 13, the lawyers elected Deborah S. Byrnes, of the firm of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston and wife of Baltimore County Circuit Judge J. Norris Byrnes; Stephen James Nolan; G. Warren Mix; and Alfred L. Brennan Jr., son of another county judge.The bar elections occurred under a revamped process that Gov. Parris N. Glendening said will bring more diversity to the bench.
NEWS
By Jackie Powder and Jackie Powder,Staff writer | November 21, 1990
The governor will choose one of four finalists recommended by the county's Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the seat being vacated by county Circuit Court Judge J. Thomas Nissel.The 13-member commission has selected local attorney Lewis S. Nippard, Circuit Court master of chancery Bernard A. Raum, deputy state attorney general Dennis M. Sweeney and county public defender Louis P. Willemin from a list of nine candidates seeking the judgeship.The Circuit Court seat became available when Administrative Circuit Court Judge Nissel announced in October that he would step down Dec. 31.Circuit Court Judge Raymond J. Kane Jr. has been appointed administrative judge of the Circuit Court to replace Nissel, a 10-year veteran of the bench.
NEWS
February 21, 2000
Sales Manager opens offices in Clarksville Sales Manager, LLC, a start-up sales management consulting firm, has opened offices in Clarksville. The company provides sales management expertise and training, including marketing plans, sales strategies and e-commerce consulting, training and coaching. William J. Brennan is president. Attorneys Davis, Agnor unite to start firm Michael W. Davis and Jeffrey T. Agnor, former principals at Ahlstrom & Davis, P.A., have joined to start a Howard County law firm, Davis & Agnor, P.A. Davis is chairman of the Howard County Bar Association's Estates & Trust Section, vice chairman of the Howard County Commission on Aging and the Maryland State Bar Association's Elder Law Council, a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and a member of the board of trustees for the Columbia Foundation.
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