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Our lunch meetings take place from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in the BAMC Conference Room upstairs, unless otherwise specified.  All BAMC Members, ADR and Collaborative colleagues are invited to attend.

The Holiday Party this year will be held in collaboration with our friends at CDRP at the home of Jane (Ochsman) and Michael Rowny on Cairn Terrace in Bethesda, Maryland on Dec. 9th from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  Please RSVP and pay via under the Upcoming Events.

Per Magistrate Malik’s newsletter article, to be eligible for the Roster of ADR neutrals for court appointments, mediators must receive four (4) hours of mediation CLE annually.  Those interested in Circuit Court appointments should timely send all CLE certificates to Magistrate Malik.  Our Section will be offering a qualifying CLE; however, there are also other upcoming opportunities for training.

Mediating guardianship cases is an opportunity to consider for those who are interested.  The Administrative Office of the Courts offered a mediation in guardianship cases training in November, and a training in the Spring is forthcoming.  We will announce the details in a future newsletter article.

Our Section will work this bar year to educate community members about Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) including Mediation and Collaborative practice. We strive to support Attorneys so they can offer these valuable forms of legal services to more clients.  Informational handouts have been made available to the public in both Montgomery County Courthouses, if you’d like a copy please ask.  We welcome your suggestions about discussion topics and future speakers at our meetings, CLEs, and roundtable discussions.  Please reach out to any of your Co-Chairs if you want to get more involved with our Section or ADR and Collaborative practice to inform our communities about the many benefits of utilizing these process options to resolve their disputes out of court.

For more on Collaborative Practice:
Please contact LJ Pelham at if you are interested in taking advantage of upcoming collaborative training opportunities and incorporating collaborative law into your civil practice. 

Collaborative Law is interdisciplinary and can incorporate the advice and counsel of civil practitioners, child specialists, financial neutrals, business valuation specialists, mental health professionals, real estate agents and more into the dispute resolution process.  It encourages two or more disputing parties to engage in candid and effective out-of-court communications and empowers them to find their own voices to craft voluntary, durable and mutually beneficial solutions.  To learn more about how to provide Collaborative legal and related services to your clients, please visit:


Robert L. Baum
Laura Duncan

Anshu Karki

Kenneth A. Vogel



Section Meetings

December 9, 2019 -- HOLIDAY PARTY
March 17, 2020
April 21, 2020


Meetings are held from Noon - 1p.m. in the Upstairs Conference Room of the Bar Association building.

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