On Thursday, August 31, 2023, the Supreme Court of Maryland granted attorney Margot Elizabeth Roberts’ petition for reinstatement to the Maryland Bar. This ruling, however, comes with specific conditions that must be met by Roberts.

This ruling follows Roberts’ application for reinstatement in accordance with Rule 19-752, and the subsequent response from Bar Counsel. The Court has approved her reinstatement, contingent on her entering into a mental health monitor agreement with Bar Counsel.

Margot Elizabeth Roberts had previously faced disciplinary actions leading to her suspension from the Maryland Bar. However, her petition for reinstatement has now been accepted, provided that she complies with Rule 19-752(j)(9), which mandates the establishment of a treatment monitor agreement with Bar Counsel. This agreement will remain in effect until Bar Counsel recommends its termination or until further instructions from the Court. The Court’s order also stipulates that once proof is provided to the Clerk that Roberts has entered into the mental health monitor agreement with Bar Counsel, her name will be reinstated in the register of attorneys authorized to practice law in Maryland. This information will be certified to both the Trustees of the Client Protection Fund and the Clerks of all judicial tribunals in the state.

This decision highlights the Maryland Supreme Court’s commitment to addressing matters of attorney discipline while acknowledging the importance of mental health considerations in the legal profession. Roberts’ reinstatement, subject to these specific conditions, signifies a second chance in her legal career and underscores the court’s dedication to balancing accountability with support for attorneys facing personal challenges.

According to avvo.com, Ms. Roberts is an attorney in Baltimore, Maryland. She acquired her law license in Maryland in 2016. 

A copy of the original filing can be found here.