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

March 5, 2015

Citizenship Law Related Education Program Fundraiser

Your are Invited for to the STOOP EVENT Citizenship Law Related Education Program Thursday, March 5, 2015 Marriott - BWI ...

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March 2, 2015

Judge Laura S. Kiessling Named Administrative Judge for Anne Arundel County and Fifth Judicial Circuit

Judge Laura S. Kiessling Named Administrative Judge for Anne Arundel County and Fifth Judicial Circuit  Circuit Judge Laura S. Kiessling has been named as the new administrative judge for Anne Arundel County and for the Fifth Judicial Circuit (Anne Arundel, Carroll, and Howard counties). Judge Kiessling succeeds Judge Paul A. Hackner, who ...

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March 1, 2015

Judicial Nominating Commission

Governor Hogan has issued an Executive Order creating both the Appellate Courts Judicial Nominating Commission and 16 Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commissions. The Trial Courts Judicial Nominating Commission for District 9 - Howard County is anticipated to include four (4) members whose names will be submitted to the Governor by the ...

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