Recent Articles from Louis Krauss
Baltimore’s Board of Estimates narrowly approved a controversial surveillance plane program Wednesday despite complaints from the ACLU of Maryland and the NAACP that it is unconstitutional. Before the 3-2 vote, ACLU attorney David Rocah said it was “absurd” to consider launching the program when Baltimore and the rest of the country are struggling with the […]
As Maryland businesses scramble to understand and respond to the legal implications of the coronavirus pandemic, Baltimore law firms are providing free online resources and services to help. Firms say hundreds of people have listened to legal webinars or taken advantage of discounted legal services as the virus upends businesses across the state. Ballard Spahr […]
Attorney Samuel Edward Hensley was disbarred Friday by the Maryland Court of Appeals, which found that he had misappropriated funds owed to a client’s medical providers, and that he failed to communicate or provide services to another client by not showing up for meetings and hearings. In her opinion, Senior Judge Irma S. Raker, sitting […]
While courts are largely closed as the coronavirus tears through the United States, most of the nation’s 68 immigration courts have remained open at the behest of the U.S. Department of Justice. The Trump administration has resisted calls from immigration judges and attorneys to stop in-person hearings and shutter all immigration courts. While the Justice […]
As the coronavirus pandemic upends plans nationwide, the National Conference of Bar Examiners has announced it will leave to state bar examiners the decision on whether to hold the bar examination in July or to postpone it until the fall. The NCBE said Thursday that it would decide “on or about” May 5 whether the […]
In a survey of Maryland attorneys conducted from Feb. 21 to March 6, 52% of respondents agreed the economy was strong overall. How quickly things have changed.
In an effort to engage jurors – and to swing a trial’s outcome in their client’s favor — some attorneys have been turning to drone photography and videography to enhance court presentations. While drone photography hasn’t been used extensively in court, its use is growing, according to Michael Miller, president of MGM Trial Services in […]
Montgomery County lawyer Jonathan C. Dailey was disbarred Wednesday by the Maryland Court of Appeals, which found that Dailey solicited $27,000 from a former client for his own use after telling the client that the money would be an investment in his payday in a separate case. Dailey was admitted to the Maryland bar in […]
The coronavirus pandemic has inundated Maryland law firms with calls from clients who own businesses – and from the firms’ own lawyers and personnel, who are encountering technical difficulties while doing business from home.
Despite the challenges of court closures and mandatory work-from-home policies being incorporated in response to the coronavirus outbreak, pro bono groups in Baltimore have begun implementing remote services to stay connected with clients in need of free legal aid. For many of these organizations, it means switching to phone calls and online methods such as […]
One of Maryland’s two law schools saw a rise in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report rankings, while the other stayed level with last year’s ranking. The numbers were released Tuesday.
The Maryland Office of the Public Defender is pushing for the release of certain inmates from detention centers to reduce the threat of the COVID-19 virus spreading in those populations. Maryland Deputy Public Defender Becky Feldman said Tuesday that her office has been working since last week with State’s Attorneys Marilyn Mosby and Aisha Braveboy […]