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A Professional Training Intensive for Judicial Law Clerks and Interns

2013 Byron L. Warnken Judicial Clerkship Institute

May 2, 2013

Program of Events

8:00 - 8:45 am
Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 - 9:00 am
Welcoming Remarks

9:00 - 9:50 am
Navigating the Courts

10:00 - 10:50 am
A Day in the Life of a Clerk

11:00 - 11:50 am
Writing for Judges

12:00 - 1:00 pm
Networking Lunch

1:00 - 1:50 pm
Lawyers Behaving Badly: Stories from the Trenches

2:00 - 2:50 pm
Ethics & Professional Responsibility

3:00 - 3:50 pm
Bridge to Practice: Transitioning from Law Clerk to Lawyer

4:00 - 4:50 pm
Closing Arguments: The Judges’ Perspectives

5:00 - 6:00 pm
Path to the Bench Panel Discussion sponsored by Justice at Stake

6:00 - 7:30 pm
Networking Reception sponsored by Justice at Stake

Each year, the judges in Maryland’s appellate, circuit and district courts hire as many as 150 law school graduates to serve as judicial clerks, and invite nearly as many law students to serve as interns.

The Byron L. Warnken Judicial Clerkship Institute is a one-day, intensive series of discussions conducted by judges, clerks, professors and court personnel designed to prepare students for clerkships and internships in Maryland courts.

Registration is free and open to any student or graduate of any law school who has secured a clerkship or internship with a Maryland judge, and for all students and graduates of the University of Baltimore School of Law.

This year's program will be held on Thursday, May 2nd from 8:30 am - 6:00 pm in the Moot Court Room at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

Please R.S.V.P. 

Path to the Bench Panel & Networking Reception

Also on Thursday, May 2nd, join us from 5:00 - 6:00 pm for a lively "Path to the Bench" panel discussion presented by Justice at Stake about life as a judge, how to become a judge yourself one day, and powerful ways to establish yourself in the legal community.


  • Hon. Shannon E. Avery, Baltimore City District Court
  • Hon. Pamila J. Brown, Howard County District Court
  • Hon. Audrey J.S. Carrion, Baltimore City Circuit Court
  • Hon. Clayton Greene, Jr., Maryland Court of Appeals
  • Hon. Jeannie J. Hong, Baltimore City Circuit Court

The panel will be followed by a networking reception from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

R.S.V.P. to attend the panel, reception, or both by visiting  or emailing

Questions? Please contact Christian Blom at or 410.837.4404.