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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