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“We have a lot of regional firms in Baltimore, and they do a lot of regional hiring,” says Donald B. Tobin.” dean of the University of Maryland's Carey School of Law. (File photo)
“We have a lot of regional firms in Baltimore, and they do a lot of regional hiring,” says Donald B. Tobin.” dean of the University of Maryland's Carey School of Law. (File photo)

Court of Appeals scraps professionalism course

New lawyers required to take online course instead; multistate professionalism exam rejected

Beginning Jan. 1, Applicants for admission to Maryland’s bar will no longer be required to attend a one-day seminar on professionalism and legal ethics but will have to participate in a three-hour online orientation program on the state’s Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct and the proper handling of client funds, papers and trusts accounts.

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