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Baltimore Partner Becomes President of Local Chapter of the Federal Bar Association

May 30, 2000

Martin S. Himeles, Jr., a partner with Zuckerman Spaeder in Baltimore, was installed as President of the Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association at the organization's annual meeting on Tuesday, May 30, 2000. Himeles will preside over the Maryland Chapter for a one-year term.

In serving the more than 600 federal practitioners throughout Maryland who are members of the organization, Himeles will focus on two primary areas: expanding the organization's continuing legal education offerings, and preserving and enhancing the strong relationship between members of the federal bench and the federal bar. Among the significant programs planned for the coming year is a program on appellate advocacy. The program will include presentations by three members of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit as well as some of Maryland's leading appellate advocates. The organization will also host its annual. Introduction to the Federal Courthouse program for new members of the federal bar and will co-sponsor the second Bench-Bar Conference with the Maryland State Bar Association.

The Maryland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association has a strong membership base, which allows us to create and implement important programs that serve federal practitioners and the Court, said Himeles.

The Maryland Chapter, which has grown by 50 percent over the past three years, is one of the top chapters in the country.

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