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Author Archives: Michael Siri

The naughty list

Consuming Interests, a blog by the Baltimore Sun, published the list of Maryland attorneys disciplined by the Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission during the 2009-2010 fiscal year. For a variety of reasons, I am drawn to the list. As an attorney ...

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Managing stress

I have been crushed at work the last two weeks and anticipate no change for the next two months. On top of work-related stress, my obsessive self decided to run two marathons at the end of last year, which may ...

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What does Google say about you?

Have you “Googled” yourself lately? In the age of the Internet and social networking sites, people make a vast amount of personal information available to the public. This is a helpful tool when performing informal research for a case. A ...

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The beach and the Bar Association (and The Daily Record Happy Hour)

For many, Memorial Day usually marks the unofficial start of summer.  For me, my neighborhood pool is open, my air conditioner is blowing freon-cooled air throughout my home, and I continue to think to myself, “It’s not the heat, but ...

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A letter to a law school graduate

Dear recent law school graduate: Congratulations!  You have completed your law school education, have walked across that stage, received your diploma and are most likely gearing up for a summer of studying for the bar exam. This is a really ...

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The Educated Racist

The e-mail was between three friends and was personal. It followed up on an intimate conversation regarding race and affirmative action. It was never intended to be forwarded and it was never intended to go viral … but it did. ...

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I have blogger’s block.

I just don’t know what to blog about and I have been trying to think of something for the last two weeks.  Anytime I think about writing something for the Generation J.D. blog, my mind drifts to the beach or ...

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Happy Birthday to me

Today I turned 35 and, at this very moment, I feel a little old.  By all accounts, I am still “young” and, as we all know, age is relative.  Compared to dirt, the Earth, and any of the Supreme Court ...

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Insomnia and Cross-Examination

After a busy day at work, facing the prospect of an even busier day come morning, I got ready for bed at a fairly reasonable hour and quickly went to sleep. Unfortunately, my son had different plans. I awoke sometime ...

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Electing to End Judiciary Elections

Judges should be accountable for the law. They should not be accountable to the Court of Public Opinion and should not be swayed into making a decision because it would result in a favorable outcome to their constituents. Under the ...

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