Legal Education Sessions

These legal education sessions are designed to be relevant to attorneys practicing in all areas of law. You will have the opportunity to attend two back-to-back sessions.


Hot Off the Bench: Case Law Update
Panelists: Hon. Timothy Meredith, Court of Special Appeals, Hon. Paul Hackner (Ret.), Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, Hon. Danielle Mosley, Anne Arundel District Court

Join us for this discussion covering impact decisions from Maryland Courts during 2018

Cryptocurrency: Emerging Issues in Business and Law
Speakers: Catherine K. Hopkin, Esq., Yumkas, Vidmar, Sweeney & Mulrenin, LLC; Brandon N. Mourges, Esq.
Rosenberg Martin Greenberg, LLP; and Daniel Russell, CPA, HeimLantz


Come join your colleagues in exploring emerging cryptocurrencies and blockchain to gain a better understanding of developing issues and concepts in this exciting field.  Practitioners will benefit from the panel’s presentation on a technical and pragmatic explanation of blockchain technology; creation and perfection of security interests in cryptocurrency; issues in insolvency contexts; tax implications and other practical considerations. 

Current Trends in Alimony: Tax Reform and Family Law
Speakers:  Glen Frost, Esq., Frost & Associates, LLC; Marla Zide, Esq. Law Office of Marla Zide; and Allen Ayers, CPA, Lombardo, Wagner, Ayers, and Company, LLC

“Are you confused about the new tax laws and how they may effect you and your practice?  Join our panel to discuss the implications of the recent tax changes on family law from the perspective of both a tax attorney and a CPA.  We will also be providing tips on tax planning and general accounting for attorneys who own their own law firms.” 

Mindfulness for Lawyers
Speaker: Donna Branca, Blank Rome, LLP

There has been increasing awareness in the United States to mindfulness—paying attention to life in the present moment.  Mindfulness for Lawyers is a hands-on workshop designed to help lawyers (and non-lawyers) reduce stress, improve productivity, and increase resilience through mindfulness practices.  

Be a Better Attorney: Understanding the Generational Gap
Speakers: Shamika Dent-Williams, Maryland Judiciary, Judicial College; and Teresa Shmiedeler, Director, Public Service Programs & Outreach, University of Maryland Carey School of Law

Come join us and explore the Generation Gap. Understanding the differences and similarities between the generations and how each generation communicates and how the generations can complement the other.

Jury Assessment: How Will They Think and Feel About My Case?  
Speaker: Mark Shultz, Esq., Keystone Jury Consultants

Learn how jury focus groups work, what information you can get from them, and how you can effectively apply this knowledge to your case. Focus group provides qualitative information that is helpful in both trial preparation and settlement negotiations.