If you need publicly available information about a particular attorney and their status with the Bar of Maryland, click here and search for the attorney by name.
This page also has the following information regarding attorneys:
- Information About Obtaining a Certificate of Good Standing
- Information for Attorneys About Other Administrative Matters
- Information Regarding Decertification and Suspension Orders Relating to IOLTA/Pro Bono Reporting and Payment of Client Protection Fund Assessments
To obtain a Certificate of Good Standing, log in to the Attorney Information System and select the tab for “Certificate of Good Standing.” You will be charged $7.00 and a small convenience fee. A certificate with a printed seal will be available to you immediately. You can also request a certificate with a raised seal to be mailed to you. A guide for ordering a certificate of good standing can be found here.
You can also request a certificate through the mail. A fillable request form can be found here. Mail the form and the $7.00 fee to the Clerk’s Office at the address on the form.
If you want to:
- Change your name in the Attorney Information System (“the Roll of Attorneys"), please submit a written request stating exactly how you would like your name to appear and provide proof of the name change (marriage certificate, court order, divorce decree). If you would like a new Bar Certificate reflecting your name change, please submit a written request indicating where you would like the wall certificate mailed, along with payment of $20.00 (as a check or money order made out to Clerk of the Supreme Court, or in cash).
- Obtain a Statement of Disciplinary History, send a signed letter requesting the statement to the Attorney Grievance Commission, Office of Bar Counsel, 200 Harry S. Truman Parkway, Suite 300, Annapolis, Maryland 21401 or [email protected]. Please call Bar Counsel at (410)514-7051 if you have additional questions.
- Resign from the Practice of Law, review Rule 19-735 and submit your application to the Clerk of the Court along with the $61.00 filing fee. You may also consider entering inactive or retired status.
- To Request a Copy of Your Bar Application or Request Other Information or Assistance Regarding Your Status As an Attorney, please contact the Clerk's Office at 410-260-1500.
Information Regarding Decertification and Suspension Orders Relating to IOLTA/Pro Bono Reporting and Payment of Client Protection Fund Assessments
Annually, the Supreme Court issues an order that temporarily suspends or decertifies attorneys who are in default of their obligations to report IOLTA accounts (Rule 19-409), to report pro bono participation (Rule 19-503), and to pay assessments to the Client Protection Fund (Rule 19-605). The attorneys listed in each order remain suspended or decertified until they satisfy their obligations under those rules. Once an attorney has satisfied their obligations, a recertification/reinstatement order will be issued. The decertification/suspension orders and the recertification/reinstatement orders are posted here.
Information about an attorney’s pro bono obligations can be found here. Information about an attorney’s Client Protection Fund obligations can be found here.
For further information, please contact the Clerk’s Office at (410)260-1500.