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New Practitioner Section    

Thank you to those Committee Chairs who presented at September’s Section meeting and thank you to all the New Practitioners who attended.  I know the Bar Association appreciates its new members expressing interest in participating on committees and your attendance at this meeting was encouraging.

In addition, thank you to the Family Law Section for collaborating on the September 28, 2017 seminar.  Looking forward to putting our heads together in the future with your section and other sections for the betterment of both our members and the profession.  Special thanks to Lindsay Parvis, Anne Grover, and Chris Roberts for a terrific presentation.

The New Practitioners Section will host this month’s meeting on Wednesday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m. in the Bar Association building CLE Classroom.  We will have speakers coming in to give a seminar on Salary Negotiation and look forward to seeing you all there.

Keep an eye out for emails and other announcements from the New Practitioner Section.

If you have questions, please contact either Josh Bienstock at / (301) 251-1600 or Josh Schmand at / (301) 347-1273.


Judge Bonifant has dedicated his impressive legal career to Montgomery County. He began as an Associate at Miller, Miller & Canby before going on to form Clarke, Crawford & Bonifant, which later merged to form another illustrious local firm, Debelius, Clifford, Debelius, Crawford & Bonifant. During his over thirty years in private practice, Judge Bonifant focused on family law, eminent domain, real estate, and misdemeanor crime, among others. In 2013, the Judges of the Circuit Court for Montgomery County appointed him as a Family Magistrate. Judge Bonifant has been a Judge on the Circuit Court bench since July 6, 2017, and is currently in the Family Law rotation.

Please join us on Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at 12:30 pm for a brown-bag lunch in Courtroom 9C (North Tower 9th Floor). This is an excellent opportunity to get to know one of the newer members of our Circuit Court bench in this informal setting, and to benefit from Judge Bonifant's particular insight in how to refine your trial advocacy skills. The Chamber Chat is open to all members of the Bar.   

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at Callie Carnemark or



     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  Daniel Tavares.
     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  Daniel Tavares.


Joshua I. Bienstock
Joshua C. Schmand


Chamber Chat Chair:

Callie Carnemark

Section Meetings

October 11, 2017
November 8, 2017
February 14, 2018
April 11, 2018

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


Section Events

None Currently Scheduled


Upcoming Chamber Chats

October 4, 2017 -- 
     Judge Bonifant
December 13, 2017 --
     Judge Cho
January 17, 2018 --
     Judge Greenberg
March 14, 2018 --
     Judge Storm

Chamber Chats take place from 12:30PM - 1:30PM in the chambers of the months featured Judge.


CLE Seminars

None Currently Scheduled