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Author Archives: Rob Erdman

Why Lawrence Taylor should stay in the Hall of Fame

Lately, the list of professional athletes and former athletes that have had legal “problems” has grown longer and more distinguished. Gilbert Arenas. Tiger Woods. Ben Roethlisberger. And with the recent arrest of Lawrence Taylor, murmurs have grown louder concerning the ...

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What would Jimmy Buffett do?

Some of you have noticed – many of you probably have not – but I have not submitted a blog in the last few weeks. I wish I had some incredible excuse. You know, maybe something to do with preparing ...

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Briefs take a backseat to bytes

Practicing law is not easy. In fact, the inherent challenge of the profession is one of the reasons why I love it so much. That said, I am all ears when it comes to tips on making my life easier ...

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Balt. Co. lawyer galvanizes support for ALS research

On Sunday March 7, the Young Lawyers Committee of the Baltimore County Association hosted its annual bull roast at the American Legion Post No. 22 in Towson.  Each year, the Young Lawyers Bull Roast is the committee’s largest fundraiser of ...

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What are Terps/Duke tickets worth to YOU?

On eBay, a pair of tickets to last night’s basketball game between Duke and Maryland were advertised for sale for $600. On Craigslist, another pair of tickets to the same game were advertised for sale for $1,000. Given the magnitude ...

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Know the judge!

When trying your case, what’s better than knowing the law and knowing the facts? Knowing the judge! On more than one occasion, I’ve heard this old barrister’s proverb, and all joking aside, being familiar with a judge prior to trying ...

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Issues with pro se litigants

A few weeks ago, I attended a Town Hall meeting aimed at addressing issues that arise in cases involving self-represented litigants.  While in law school, I don’t believe the thought of having a case against a party not represented by ...

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Snowmageddon

Back when I was in school (take your pick: elementary, middle, high school, college or law school), I loved snow. Couldn’t get enough of it. In fact, I remember one year in high school where school was closed for a ...

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Txt u l8r

We all do it.  We send text messages that butcher the English language despite years of teachers critiquing our writing.   We shorten “thanks” to “thx”.  We abbreviate “you” with “u”.  “For” becomes “4”.  I do it all the time… ...

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Young Lawyers v. Young Doctors

Right now, I am sitting on my couch.  It’s 9:10 p.m. on a Sunday.  I’m wearing my Joe Flacco jersey, and I have spent the day with my family and friends watching playoff football… including a huge win by the ...

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