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Lock out the lawyers

This Christmas day, sports fans will welcome the beginning of an abbreviated National Basketball Association season. The season, much like the National Football League season, was saved from a lockout and protracted litigation — no thanks to some of the ...

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On Leadership in Law

Last Friday I found myself in a room full of very distinguished lawyers and jurists at the sleek new Hotel at Arundel Preserve. All it took was asking where the honorees for the Leadership in Law awards were hiding. The ...

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Remember Fannie Lou Hamer

It is widely accepted that the new redistricting plan approved last week by the Maryland General Assembly will be challenged in court. Reportedly, one or more interest groups have already asked the Justice Department to step in and review the ...

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The rise of technology

A couple of weeks ago, as I sat in the front row in a courtroom in Prince George’s County District Court, the police detective I next to me nudged me slightly and pointed to the bailiff who looked at me ...

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Get active in the bar

As we approach the end of summer, so begins the bar year. State and local bar associations are gearing up for the upcoming season of activities, including networking events, CLEs and pro bono activities. As a young lawyer fresh out ...

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The benefits of panel attorney work

Want to add a little zing to your practice? Then you should apply for one of the attorney panels at your local public defender’s office, the D.C. Superior Court or the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Under Maryland law ...

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