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law, evidence, real property, torts, and constitu-
tional law. The MBE test usually is given on the
second day of the examination. The first day usually
is devoted to the traditional essay examination,
prepared and graded by the Board.
Pursuant to the Rules Governing Admission to
the Bar, adopted by the Court of Appeals, June 28,
1990 (effective August 1, 1990) and Rules of the
Board adopted October 8, 1990, the subjects cov-
ered by the Board's essay examination encompass
but need not include all of the following subject
areas: agency, business associations, commercial
transactions, constitutional law, contracts, criminal
law and procedure, evidence, Maryland civil proce-
dure, property, professional conduct, and torts. Sin-
gle questions may encompass more than one
subject area and subjects are not specifically labeled
on the examination paper.
The Board also processes applications for admission
filed under Rule 13, which permits out-of-State attor-
neys who have practiced law for a total of ten years or
at least five years of the ten years preceding application
to apply for admission to the Maryland bar. The law-
yers' examination is an essay test limited in scope and
subject matter to Maryland's Rules of Practice and
Procedure and Rules of Professional Conduct. The test
is three hours long and is administered on the first day
of the regularly scheduled bar examination.
The requirement that all applicants to practice
law in Maryland be domiciled in the State when
admitted to the bar was abolished in 1982.
The Board is composed of seven lawyers ap-
pointed to five-year terms by the Court of Appeals.
Authorization for the Board continues until July 1,
1999 (Code Business Occupations and Professions
Article, secs. 10-201 through 10-218).
James J. Cromwell, Esq., Chairperson, 1995
Appointed by Court of Appeals (which names chair):
Barry P. Gossett, 1994; Alfred Nance, Esq., 1994;
Nancy L. Slepicka, Esq., 1994; Darryl G. Fletcher,
Esq., 1995; Donna H. Staton, Esq., 1995; C. Daniel
Saunders, Esq., 1996; Martin P. Lessans, Esq., 1997;
Seymour B. Stern, Esq., 1997; Leonard P. Steuart,
Melvin Hirshman, Esq., Bar Counsel
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By Rule of the Court of Appeals, the Attorney
Grievance Commission was created in 1975 to ad-
minister discipline and supervise the inactive status
of lawyers. The Commission appoints, subject to
Maryland Manual 1994-1995
approval of the Court of Appeals, a lawyer to serve
as bar counsel and principal executive officer of the
disciplinary system. The bar counsel and staff inves-
tigate all matters involving possible misconduct,
prosecute disciplinary proceedings, and investigate
petitions for reinstatement (Md. Rules, Chapter
1100, subtitle BV). By the same Rule of Court, the
Court of Appeals also established a disciplinary
fund to cover expenses of the Commission and
provided for an Inquiry Committee and a Review
Board to act upon disciplinary cases.
The Commission consists of eight lawyers and
two lay persons appointed by the Court of Appeals
for four-year terms. The chairperson is designated
by the Court.
Harry Wolpoff, Chairperson
Appointed by the Attorney Grievance Commis-
sion, the Inquiry Committee consists of attorneys
selected by the Bar Associations of the appropriate
county or Baltimore City, and lay members.
James V. Anthenelli, Esq., Chairperson, 1994
Lucien T. Winegar, Esq., Vice-Chairperson, 1994
Selected by Board of Governors, Maryland State Bar
Association, & appointed by Attorney Grievance
1st Appellate Circuit: James V. Anthenelli, Esq.,
2nd Appellate Circuit: Anne T. Brennan, Esq.,
1994; William M. Hesson, Jr., Esq., 1996.
3rd Appellate Circuit: Gary Everngam, Esq., 1994;
Joseph Truhe, Esq., 1995; Lucian T. Winegar,
4th Appellate Circuit: Midgett S. Parker, Jr., Esq.,
1995; Stephen A. Markey, Jr., Esq., 1996.
5th Appellate Circuit: Elliott I. Siskind, Esq., 1994;
Charles M. Preston, Jr., Esq., 1995.
6th Appellate Circuit: Kerry D. Staton, Esq., 1994;
Mary N. Humphries, Esq., 1995; Paula M. Junghans,
Esq., 1995; Harry S. Johnson, Esq., 1996; Susan M.
Souder, Esq., 1996.
Appointed by Attorney Grievance Commission:
Thomas V. Clagett, 1995; William J. Schwindt,
1995; Rosalynde K. Soble, Ph.D., 1995.
The Review Board consists of eighteen persons
appointed to three-year terms by the Commission.
Fifteen are attorneys selected by the Board of Gov-
ernors of the Maryland State Bar Association. Three
are lay members from the State at large. Judges are
not permitted as members of the Board.