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New Practitioner Section    

Elizabeth McInturff and Josh Bienstock are pleased and excited to be serving as the 2016-2017 Co-Chairs for the New Practitioner’s Section. As Co-Chairs, we are gearing up for what will be an exciting and informative year – we have several CLEs lined up, including a Nuts & Bolts series, as well as informal but interesting and informative sections meetings which we hope will give you all some practical tips that you can take to your respective practices and implement immediately. Stay tuned in to the calendar and newsletter as we will be announcing those dates shortly! 
     To kick off the year, please join us for a get-to-know-you happy hour at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at Bar Louie in Rockville Town Center. It will be a great opportunity to meet other members of the New Practitioners Section and get an idea of what is in store for the coming year. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Elizabeth at  (301) 838-3236 and/or Josh at (301) 251-1600.

       Please join us on Thursday September 15, 2016 at 12:30 PM with the Honorable Joan E. Ryon.  The Chamber Chat will be held in the Courtroom 5F jury room, in the South Tower of the Circuit Court.  This is an excellent opportunity for practitioners, both new and experienced, to gain insight and knowledge in how to refine your trial advocacy skills, become a better lawyer and to get to know Judge Ryon.  The Chamber Chat is open to all members of the Bar, not only members of the New Practitioner’s Section.  We encourage all to join and hope that you will.
     Judge Ryon has been a Judge on the Circuit Court bench since August 8, 2013.  Prior to that, she was a Family Division Master for the Circuit Court from 2000 through 2013.  Bring your lunch and take advantage of this opportunity to get to know a member of our Circuit Court bench in an informal setting, and bring your questions for Judge Ryon about practicing law in the Circuit Court.
     If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Emily Gelmann at (301) 838-3208 or We hope to see you at the Chamber Chat!

     The mentor/mentee program is still accepting new mentor/mentees! This program is designed to aid new attorneys in developing and shaping their future careers through the support, guidance, and recommendations of a senior practitioner. If you have been practicing law for more than seven years, the Mentor/Mentee Committee is looking for your help to mentor and develop the next generation of attorneys in the Montgomery County Bar Association. If you have been practicing law for less than seven years and would like guidance from a mentor, we encourage you to apply to get a mentor. Applications to become a mentor or a mentee are available at  They can be submitted to Emily Gelmann at
     If you have been practicing law for less than seven years and would like guidance from a mentor, we encourage you to apply to get a mentor.  All applications to be a mentor or mentee are available at  They can be submitted at any time to Emily Gelmann at



Joshua I. Bienstock
Elizabeth J. McInturff


Chamber Chat Chair:

Jamie B. Maier

Section Meetings

September 14, 2016*
October 13, 2016
November 9, 2016
December 14, 2016**
January 11, 2017
February 8, 2017
March 8, 2017
April 12, 2017
May 10, 2017

*Happy Hour, Bar Louie
**Upstairs Conference Room

Meetings will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 5:30p.m. in the CLE Classroom of the Bar Association building, unless otherwise noted.


Section Events

September 14, 2016 -- Happy Hour; Bar Louie


Upcoming Chamber Chats

September 15, 2016
October 26, 2016
November 16, 2016
January 19, 2017
February 16, 2017
March 16, 2017

Chamber Chats take place at 12:30 PM in the Chambers of the Judiciary member who is presenting on that particular day.


CLE Seminars

None Currently Scheduled