Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Local Event: Gay Marriage in Maryland

I just got an email from Equality Maryland with two workshops coming up (same workshop, different locations) that you should be interested in if you aren't stuck in Bar Review all summer.  Technically these are aimed at gay couples, but I bet they include advice that would also be good for straight couples.  Like you should have a will, and advance directives.*

June 27th - 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Rockville, MD - "Seven Steps To Take Before You Walk 
Down the Aisle"
We can get married in D.C. now, but what does that mean for you and your family? Local attorneys, Emily Russell and Heather McCabe of McCabe Russell will walk you through the joys and pitfalls of marriage in the metro area. Wine and cheese provided at this free event, which will be held at their home in Rockville. Please email Kevin at kevin at equalitymaryland.org or call (410) 685-6567 for more information or to RSVP.


July 1st - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Baltimore, MD (EQMD Offices) - "Seven Steps To Take Before You Walk Down the Aisle"
We can get married in D.C. now, but what does that mean for you and your family? Local attorneys, Emily Russell and Heather McCabe of McCabe Russell will walk you through the joys and pitfalls of marriage in the metro area. Wine and cheese provided at this free event, which will be held at their home in Rockville. Please email Kevin at kevin at equalitymaryland.org or call (410) 685-6567 for more information or to RSVP.

I hope they do more of these so I can go and report back.  As a future family lawyer (if I can actually understand double jeopardy and the automobile exclusion), I find this area of law fascinating.  

*Why do you need a will if you are a heterosexual couple getting married?  In the words of my T&E professor, as depressing as this is, young married couples often die together.  Do you really want your parents to have to deal with your estate? And what if you don't have a simultaneous death clause? A what? That's right. Get you to a lawyer!  

1 comment:

  1. Hurry up and be a lawyer so that we can write our simultaneous death clause :-) I can pay you in arugula!

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