Exemptions for Certain Occupations
Section 10-206 of the Maryland Business Occupations and Professions Section allows certain practices in Maryland without formal admission to the Maryland Bar.
These practices include:
- A person representing a landlord in a summary ejectment proceeding in the District Court of Maryland.
- A person while representing a tenant in a summary ejectment proceeding in the District Court of Maryland if the person is:
- Law Student. A law student practicing in a clinical law program at an ABA accredited law school with the in-court supervision of a faculty member; or
- Non-Profit Organization. Employed by a non-profit organization receiving grants from the Maryland Legal Services Corporation. The person must:
- Have training and experience.
- Be supervised by a lawyer.
- The supervising attorney’s appearance is entered in the proceeding.
- An insurance company while defending an insured through staff counsel.
- An individual is authorized by a county employee to represent the employee at any step of the county’s grievance procedure.