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Nancy Willis

Maryland Rule 19-605 (Obligations of Attorneys) and Maryland Rule 19-705 (Disciplinary Fund) require individuals admitted to the Maryland Bar, as a condition precedent to the practice of law in this State, to pay an annual assessment to the Client Protection Fund of the Bar of Maryland and the Attorney Grievance Commission Disciplinary Fund. Except as otherwise provided in Rule 19-215 (h), out-of-state attorneys specially authorized to practice pursuant to Rule 19-215 and military spouse attorneys specially authorized to practice pursuant to Rule 19-216 also shall pay the annual assessments required by Rules 19-605 and 19-705.