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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
September 19, 1995
A quarter of the 21 Carroll lawyers vying for a District Court judgeship aren't qualified for the bench, according to a confidential county bar association report.The report, which lists the results of a secret ballot last month of 67 members of the 100-member local bar, shows that only three of the judicial candidates were rated highly qualified, while nine were listed as qualified.The report listed five candidates as not qualified, while the bar members who voted said that they had no opinion or insufficient information on the ratings of four others.