Think Like a Lawyer Program Series
In Partnership with the Charles County Bar Association

Leading attorneys from Charles County present these informational programs aimed at providing
community members in Charles County practical tips and expert advice, addressing common
legal issues and questions in the State of Maryland.

2024 Program Schedule

1.3.24 | 6 PM @ Virtual EventThink Like a Lawyer: Set Up For Success When Hiring a Lawyer
Presented by: Jeremy Widder of Jeremy Widder Law & Francis Granados of Mudd, Mudd & Fitzgerald

2.7.24 | 6 PM @ Waldorf West Branch – Think Like a Lawyer: Prepare Like a Pro for Traffic Court
Presented by: Kathryn Batey of Safe Harbor Criminal Defense

3.6.24 | 6 PM @ Waldorf West Branch  – Think Like a Lawyer: Your Rights When Dealing with Police
Presented by: Seun Williams from the Law Offices of Thomas E. Pyles, P.A.

4.3.24 | 6 PM @ La Plata Branch – Think Like a Lawyer: Civil Lawsuit Basics
Presented by: William F. Renahan of Law Offices of William F. Renahan

5.1.24 | 6 PM @ Waldorf West Branch –Think Like a Lawyer: Monetary Damages After a Car Crash
Presented by: Rick Steinmetz and Nivea Ohri of Baldwin, Briscoe & Steinmetz

Check back here for more programs!

CCPL thanks the following lawyers & law offices in Charles County for donating their time to
share their expertise to bring this program series to our community: 

Jeremy Widder – Jeremy Widder Law
Francis Granados – Mudd, Mudd, and Fitzgerald
Kathryn Batey – Safe Harbor Criminal Defense
Seun Williams – Law Office of Thomas E. Pyles
William F. Renahan – Law Offices of William F. Renahan
Rick Steinmetz and Nivea Ohri – Baldwin, Briscoe & Steinmetz

District Court of Maryland for Charles County
The District Court hears landlord/tenant cases, replevin actions, traffic violations, criminal cases classified as misdemeanors and certain felonies, and civil cases in the amount of $30,000 or less. The District Court does not conduct jury trials.

District Court Help Centers
The District Court Help Centers provide free limited legal services for people who are not represented by an attorney.

Legal Resource Center & Public Law Library
The Charles County Circuit Court Legal Resource Center & Public Law Library is located in the basement of the Circuit Court building.  It is open to the public Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed on holidays.  Free parking is available.

U.S. Law Webinars – Legal Research Institute
The Orientation to Legal Research Series is designed to give a basic introduction to legal sources and research techniques. These orientations, taught by legal reference librarians, are typically offered once a month on a rotating basis. – Maryland Laws
Maryland state-specific laws that might be useful for victims and survivors of domestic violence.