Sep 21, 2009
ON THE COVER: Ethics and the Internet – The World Wide Web can be a great marketing tool, directing potential clients to an attorney at the click of a mouse. But a nationwide complaint alleges many lawyers using the technology might be violating ethical rules.
It will be legal-acronym heaven in Baltimore this week, as Charm City hosts the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy and Resources’ annual fall meeting. Hundreds of lawyers are expected to discuss RCRA, CERCLA, EPCRA, FIFRA, NEPA, etc.
Breaking News: Four partners leave Whiteford, Taylor & Preston for Wright, Constable & Skeen; public defenders will meet with a board member who voted to fire their former leader Nancy S. Forster; Greetings & Readings settles a four-year legal dispute with its former landlord; and another round of litigation tees off in an ongoing dispute over a golf course development venture.
Over the defense’s objection, a federal judge in Baltimore allows DNA collected from a gunshot victim’s bloody clothes in 2000 to be used as evidence in his trial for a 2004 murder.
Verdicts & Settlements: Prince George’s County jury awards $1.3 million in wrongful-death case after deliberating for only 45 minutes.
Saying it beats driving, attorney H. Mark Stichel regularly bikes the more than 14 miles between his Owings Mill home and his Baltimore office.
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