Program and Education Sessions

Friday, 4:00 – 8:30 p.m. Stop by and pick up your registration packet before you head out for dinner.
Welcome Dessert Reception
Friday, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. 
Mix and mingle over an open bar, hot chocolate, and a tasty dessert reception.  Satisfy your sweet tooth with s’mores made over the outdoor firepit. 
Attire: Casual

Continental Breakfast
Saturday, 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Keynote Presentation
Saturday, 8:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Our keynote speaker, Dr. Rebecca Heiss, is an international speaker, and the National Science Foundation has called her work “transformational.” 

Legal Education Sessions
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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 and gain a better understanding by joining in discussion with our panelists. 

Be the Hero: Navigating the Employer Retention Credit and Other Tax Credits for Your Client
Gain a better understanding of tax credits in a discussion about the opportunities they create.  Viewpoints from the legal and accounting perspectives. Peter Haukebo and Robert Braland, Frost Law

Most Interesting Cases of the Year
Don’t get left out not knowing … hear the inside scoop on these cases and what they can lend to advocating for your clients. Hon. Cathy Vitale, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, Steven Brown and Richard DeTar, McAllister, DeTar, Showalter & Walker, and Greg Hilton, Clerk of the Supreme Court of Maryland

Cultivating a Healthy Workplace: Modern Day Law Firm Management
Join your colleagues to discuss tools for fostering a supportive team environment. Mark Scheuerman, Scheuerman Law, Jeff Bowman, Bowman Jarashow, and Kathleen Hilton, Desisto Law

Ethics: Retainer Agreements, Attorneys' Fees, and Trust Accounts: Does one size fit all?
A refresher on the ethics rules and best practices regarding engagement agreements, earning fees, and maintaining trust accounts. Richard Berwanger, Frost Law and Ben Meredith, Iliff, Meredith, Wildberger and Brennan

Firearms Regulations & the Constitutionality of Gun Control: Age Restrictions and Projections Going Forward
A balanced exploration and informed perspective on this critical aspect of the Second Amendment and legal framework. Hon. Christine Celeste, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, Jason Steinhardt, Assistant State’s Attorney for Anne Arundel County, and Edward Curry, Scheuerman Law

New Grounds for Divorce: Understanding Maryland's No Fault Divorce
A must for all family law practitioners: Learn strategies on the new grounds for divorce from the bench and experts. Hon. Michael Malone, Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County, Stacey Rice, Rice Law, and Magistrate Erin McCarthy Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County

Cocktail Reception and Dinner
Saturday, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Attire: Cocktail

Farewell Breakfast
Sunday, 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Join us for a lively farewell breakfast and an entertaining program starring AABA members. Door prizes will be given out. Wear your favorite concert t-shirt. We will reprise the popular “Name that Song” game while attendees showcase their musical knowledge.
Attire: Casual