Upcoming Seminars

Upcoming Seminar Dates:

Thursday, November 16, 2017 (Towson Office)

Thursday, January 18, 2018 (Columbia Office)

Thursday, February 22, 2018 (Towson Office)

Thursday, March 22, 2018 (Towson Office)

PK Law attorney Cheryl A. Jones  hosts regular estate planning and elder law seminars in the PK Law Seminar Room located at the Towson office.

There is no fee for the seminar. Simply reserve a spot at least one week in advance. The seminars begin at 10:00 a.m. and last approximately one hour. Your questions will be answered and informational materials will be given out.

Estate Planning Attorney Cheryl A. Jones will discuss:

  • Trusts vs. Wills
  • Who Needs a Will?
  • Estate Tax Issues
  • Estate Planning Questions
  • Protecting Your Assets From The Nursing Home
  • Creative Estate Planning Strategies
  • Tax Law Changes
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Healthcare Directives
  • Probate Avoidance

To find out when the next scheduled seminar is and make a reservation contact: Rhonda King at rking@pklaw.com or 410.938.8800.

To learn more about PK Law’s Estate Planning and Elder Law Services visit our website at pklaw.com.

PK Law One of Four Top Law Firms to Launch Diversity Initiative with Maryland Carey Law

This fall, a group of 11 accomplished and diverse students began their legal careers with vital financial and professional support, thanks to a new collaboration between four top law firms and the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

DLA Piper; Gallagher Evelius & Jones; Miles & Stockbridge; and Pessin Katz have joined forces with Maryland Carey Law to launch the Diversity and Inclusion Scholars Initiative, an effort to ensure that Maryland’s legal community becomes as diverse as the population of the state itself.

“We are incredibly grateful to these firms for their leadership in addressing this challenge,” said Dean Donald B. Tobin.  “Together, they have provided us with almost $700,000 to launch this program. Our profession has talked about the importance of increasing diversity for years. This new collaboration is a significant step toward achieving that goal here in Maryland.  I hope every law firm in the state will join us.”

Increasing diversity is a challenge for the legal profession both in Maryland and nationally.  According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, law is one of the least racially diverse professions in the nation. Eighty-eight percent of lawyers are white. Meanwhile, women constitute a third of the profession, but only 17 percent of equity partners. Firms participating in the new Initiative believe that increasing diversity makes sound financial sense for them and for the profession.

The Diversity and Inclusion Scholars Initiative will offer financial and professional support every year to approximately 10 academically talented first-year students at Maryland Carey Law.  Diversity Scholars also must have demonstrated leadership and an ability to overcome challenges to their professional values and career goals.

The first class of Diversity Scholars includes 11 students. They speak nine languages among them and come to Maryland Carey Law from their home states of California, Texas and Maryland.

In addition to financial support during the law school’s three-year JD program, collaborating law firms and Maryland Carey Law will provide scholarship recipients with opportunities to participate in:

  • Individual mentoring from attorneys whose firms are part of the Initiative
  • Firm-hosted networking events
  • Events for the Baltimore legal community, such as bar association meetings, receptions, etc.
  • Law school diversity programing
  • Mock interviewing and other skills-building exercises

 “This is just the beginning,” said Dean Tobin.  “We believe the need and support for this program will only grow—and that firms across the state will make sure that happens.”

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SCHOLARS

Maryland Carey Law is proud of the fact that 29 percent of this fall’s new students are members of a minority group, a figure consistent with enrollment for the last several years. Here is the first group of Diversity and Inclusion Scholars and their undergraduate institutions.

Thaakirah Cason, University of Baltimore ‘17

Sudipta Das, University of Maryland College Park ‘17

Andrew Do, University of Maryland College Park ‘13

Alba Sanchez Fabelo, Loyola University Maryland ‘16

Dominic Gilani, The University of Texas at Dallas ‘16

Cymone Gosnell, Loyola University of Maryland ‘15

Taylor Nichols, New York University ‘16

Chukwukpee Nzegwu, Vanderbilt University ‘17

Juan Parcero, University of California Los Angeles ‘16

Fatemeh Shahkolahi, Notre Dame of Maryland ‘10

Savanna Stack, Arizona State University ‘14

PK Law Y of Central Maryland Turkey Trotters

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PK Law Attorneys Edmund O’Meally and Kambon Williams are on the board of the Y of Central Maryland Westminster and Towson, respectively.

PK Law’s Annual Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Contest

Once again, the creative attorneys and staff at PK Law participated in a Halloween Pumpkin Decorating Contest.  The winner was disclosed today at a firmwide pizza lunch held in the PK Law Café.

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PK Law Receives Baltimore Sun Top Workplaces Honor for 2015

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For the fourth year in a row, PK Law was selected one of the Baltimore Sun’s Top 100 Workplaces.  

The selection was based on information gathered from surveys taken by the firm’s employees.  The survey solicited information about work/life balance, managers, pay and benefits, where the company is headed, execution, connection and engagement.  PK Law was among an impressive group of companies and was one of only three law firm’s among the 100 workplaces for 2015.