The atmosphere of legal practice is rightfully infused with ethical rules and aspirations. The Rules of Professional Conduct for Maryland lawyers are contained in Chapter 300 of the Maryland Rules. Some rules are broader than one might think and require ...Read More »
Mistakes in reasoning are often overlooked by both proponents and opponents. Consider some of these common fallacies.Read More »
The practice of law has a rich heritage. Lawyers throughout history have contributed to the development of the rule of law, and to our present day system of justice. Representation of a client whether in court, the board room, or ...Read More »
The purpose of the closing argument is to incite jurors or a judge to render the decision you request. It is not about impressing listeners with your eloquence. According to the apocryphal tale, when listeners heard Demosthenes, they would remark, ...Read More »
Civil wars raged in England during the mid-1600s, caused by the uprising of the people against the tyrannical rule of King Charles I. He infuriated the Puritans, who opposed the close resemblance of the English Church to Catholicism. He often ...Read More »
Access to justice is a broad term with different interpretations. Take, for example, the Maryland Attorney General’s Access to Justice Task Force, which, this past January, released excellent and important recommendations that targeted five goals to achieving access to justice: ...Read More »
It appears that this remarkable trial lawyer, noted for his mesmerizing eloquence in court and for defending controversial individuals, may have bribed two prospective jurors in the so-called McNamara case. Clarence Darrow denied this officially, but on occasion inferred the ...
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