About Us

howard county courthouseThe Howard County Bar Association was established in 1941.

MISSION

The Mission of the Howard County Bar Association, Inc. (HCBA) is to promote excellence in the practice of law and the administration of justice through service, education, advocacy, and collegiality for the benefit of the profession and the community.

VISION

The Howard County Bar Association, Inc. (HCBA) is an organization dedicated to serving the cause of justice and building respect and understanding for the Constitution of the United States, the Constitution of the State of Maryland, and the laws thereof.

Our members include lawyers and judges primarily engaged in the practice of law and the adjudication of cases and controversies.

Howard County is a vital, growing community which is representative of our country and our culture. Our members are representative of the county. We seek to serve the public by providing effective representation to all.

Through continued encouragement and participation in civic and legal affairs, we hope to inspire respect for the ideals of our society. Through ongoing efforts to sustain and improve our ability and effectiveness, we hope to foster good citizenship good government and enhance the legal profession. If we hold to these goals, we enrich our own lives and inspire others to do likewise.

The profession of law is proud and noble. We seek to continue to strive for justice for all and are proud to be accorded the honor to do so. To sustain freedom, we must be faithful to the law and see that it is the means to achieve justice and never an instrument of suppression.

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 10, 2015

Meet and Greet

Meet and greet our new Magistrate, Stephanie Porter from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room of the Circuit Court. The HCBA will be hosting ...

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August 4, 2015

Centennial High School Mock Trial Team

Centennial High School Mock Trial Team is looking for Howard County support! They are the first mock trial team in Maryland to be invited to participate in the Empire Mock Trial competition in Atlanta, Georgia. In order to participate, they are in need of sponsorship. This is a great opportunity to support our future trial attorneys in Howard ...

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July 14, 2015

New Court Fees

Effective on July 1, 2015, new fees will be charged on Court of Appeals, Court of Special Appeals, Circuit Court, and District Court cases.  For cases filed in the Court of Appeals and Court of Special Appeals, an additional $11.00 surcharge will be levied.  For any new cases filed in the Circuit Court, there will now be an ...

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