Peggy Fonshell Ward is speaking at the CLM 2014 Medical Legal Summit on the topic, "Juror Decision Making Processes in Medical Malpractice Cases." The Medical Legal Summit addresses a wide range of medical legal topics to educate and assist claims professionals and attorneys in the complexities of managing claims and litigation involving these topics. The Summit provides current practical knowledge, tools and techniques for participants to use in their day-to-day claims work or litigation practice. The Summit will be held on January 21-23 in Orlando, FL.

Peggy Fonshell Ward has been named to the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland Bench-Bar Liaison Committee, effective December 2013.

In November 2013, Peggy Fonshell Ward was invited to speak to the Annual Meeting of the North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association. She gave an informative and entertaining talk entitled "Everything You Need to Know About Being a Trial Lawyer, You Can Learn from Dr. Seuss."

Peggy Fonshell Ward has been a member of the DRI Board of Directors, as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Director for the term 2010-2013. She currently is a candidate for the Secretary-Treasurer position. She will be a speaker on a CLE session at the DRI Annual meeting in Chicago Oct. 16-20.

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Ms. Ward was a member of the Trial Academy Faculty for the IADC in July 2011. For more information about how your young lawyers can participate in the Trial Academy, please visit the IADC website, or contact Ms. Ward.

Karen Herzog was invited in September 2013 to join the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. The CLM is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Risk Managers, claims professionals and attorneys. Through education and collaboration the organization's goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense. Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows.

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Ms. Ward was selected in July 2013 to serve on the Mid-Atlantic Chapter Steering Committee of Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).

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In January 2013, Ms. Ward became the Chair the Mentoring Committee for Network 2000, and will continue in this role through June 2014.

Network 2000's mission to advance women in their professions and on their path to corporate board seats. Ms. Ward chairs the organization's highly acclaimed year long mentoring program called "Effective Impact," which matches a class of 8-12 mid-level management women with specific Network 2000 members in related fields. The women meet monthly for mentoring sessions on issues related to growth in job skills, negotiating the management hierarchy, and gaining greater influence on the job and in the community. In addition, the program provides structured professional development sessions on such topics as communication skills, financial literacy, executive and leadership skills, community service, and work/life integration. Network 2000 is proud to have served over 100 mentees from a cross-section of small and large businesses throughout the greater Baltimore and Washington area.

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In September 2013, Ms. Ward provided a continuing education session to health care providers at a continuing care retirement community on determinations or capacity, surrogate decision making, and guardianships.

In July 2013, the Maryland Court of Appeals granted a petition for writ of certiorari filed by Ward & Herzog in an important case concerning rights of property owners against trespassers. The case is expected to be heard by the Court in February 2014.

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