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

August 6, 2015

4th Annual Crab Feast

August 6, 2015 4th Annual Crab Feast The 4th Annual Crab Feast put on by the Community Outreach Committee is quickly approaching.  ...

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Latest News

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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April 8, 2015

Personal Representatives-Orphans' Court

The Howard County Orphans' Court periodically finds it necessary to appoint attorneys with experience in the areas of probate and estate law to act as estate Personal Representatives and Special Administrators.  Attorneys who wish to be considered for appointment may apply with the Orphans' Court.  For details ...

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