Membership Benefits
 
Continuing Legal Education
Seminars provided preceding membership meetings, Annual Family Law Seminar, annual Goldstein Criminal Law Seminar,
seminars provided by various committees throughout the year.
 
Code of Professionalism
One of the first and finest endorsed by a bar association encouraging members to uphold the highest ideals of the profession
 
Monthly Newsjournal
Provides articles on substantive law and procedure, news of special seminars, updates on committee activities, meeting and special event information, general member news, photos of events, classified section, area legal services...
 
Membership Meetings & Special Events
Membership meetings, Judicial retirement events, Law Day Activities, Joint Meeting with J. Franklyn Bourne Bar Association, Sports leagues and tournaments, Memorial Service, Mock Trial Program, Brown Bag Lunches with the judges,
 
Sections and Committees
Specially structured to provide activities encompassing all aspects of the legal profession. There are committees to satisfy every member's interest -- substantive areas of law, new practitioners, member services, outreach to the community, social activities, young lawyers…
 
Lawyers' Lounge
The attorney’s lounge will be re-located on the third floor next to and across the hall from the Court Reporters’ Offices and will be available for use by all financial members of the Bar Association.  The following are a few of the benefits that will be available to Bar Members in the attorney’s lounge: Private “attorneys only” area for use during business hours with: Local telephone service, wireless service, outlets for laptops, copier, private conference room, with conference table that seats 8, with telephone conference call capability, wall–mounted televisions with (basic) cable viewing (e.g., CNN), and a private restroom. The conference room will be available for reservation on a first-come first-served basis.  Reservations for the lounge will be made through the Bar Office.  Bar members will receive a reduced fee for use of the conference room.  (While attorneys can meet with clients in the conference room, clients will not be allowed to otherwise wait inside the Attorney’s Lounge.)
 
Lawyer Referral Service
Provides panel members with client referrals
 
Cooperative Guidance Program
Provides daily legal assistance by experienced attorneys in specified fields
 
 
Courthouse Parking Permits
For PGCBA members' special attorney-only parking spaces at garage in Upper Marlboro and Hyattsville.
 
 
Ethics Hotline & Opinions
For immediate advice & follow-up written ethics opinions
 
Fee Disputes Arbitration
By-Law provided Committee provides resolution of fee disputes with clients
 
Attorney-Client Mediation
Provided by a special committee for informal resolution of minor complaints (other than fee disputes or Attorney Grievance Commission matters)…
 
Judicial Selections
Members provide input on candidates for judicial vacancies
 
Lawyers In Need
A vital, confidential service provided in times of personal or professional crisis 
 
Bar Association Conference Room
Available for depositions, hearings, conferences, meetings, arbitrations & mediations...