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What’s your superpower?

What’s your superpower?

My 7-year-old son is in The Superhero Phase, where every conversation leads to Spider-Man, Batman or “Star Wars” (yes, being a Jedi is a superpower). “Mommy,” my son loves to ask me, “if you were a superhero, who would you ...

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Time for a reality check

Time for a reality check

I had the opportunity with the Maryland State Bar Association Young Lawyers Section to volunteer last month at a Baltimore soup kitchen that provides meals and shelter to homeless women. It was a day after some of the protests and ...

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A brief history of legal technology

A brief history of legal technology

From carbon copies to WordPerfect to Word, from faxing and Fedexing to emailing and, these days, cloud computing and e-filing, legal technology history demonstrates while we lawyers might be stubborn, change is going to happen. And what better way to ...

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Public resources for public good

Public resources for public good

A good start to reconciling the disparity and tackling the “social economics of poor, urban America” is funding public resources, activities and services which are free to the under-privileged. It’s no surprise that inequality of economic conditions for families is directly correlated with an inequality in opportunity.

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From briefing clients to briefing soldiers

From briefing clients to briefing soldiers

I was scheduled to begin a four-day, civil jury trial in Baltimore on Thursday, April 30. The night before, co-counsel and I had agreed to terms with opposing counsel for a settlement of the case. Little did I know that just hours after signing the settlement order in court, I would be reporting for state active duty with the Maryland Army National Guard to respond to the civil disturbance in Baltimore City.

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Making a difference one client at a time

Making a difference one client at a time

How do we fix that as a society and what role do lawyers play in the fixing? How do we reduce violence and poverty in neighborhoods? How do we reduce police violence against citizens, and vice versa? How do we create jobs in the riot-scarred areas of town? How do we bridge the incredible gulf between some of our communities?

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Is it time to rethink the licensing of lawyers?

Is it time to rethink the licensing of lawyers?

The policy reasons for adopting a nationalized and standardized Bar exam are sound. Maybe it’s time to remove the territorial barriers that often prevent attorneys from relocating or accepting new jobs. Furthermore, I think it’s time for Maryland to reexamine its policy of reciprocal admission.

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Finding ways to stay active

Finding ways to stay active

Although I consider myself a healthy-ish person, I'm simply not active enough. Between juggling family and work, it is mission impossible to find enough time in my day to escape to the gym. As a busy trial lawyer, being active and always eating healthy becomes a struggle. Enter the Fitbit.

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