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Sep 22, 2023

University of Baltimore law dean to step down at end of school year

Ronald Weich, the longtime dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law, will be stepping down after the 2023-24 academic year. 

“Be prepared to bring in forensic experts when the use of whatever social media you want to use is imperative to your case,” said Thomas Keilty of Keilty Bonadio in Baltimore. “Doing it the wrong way – collecting it, authenticating it – can backfire. You can blow up your own case.” (Submitted Photo)
Jun 26, 2023

‘Tool for candor’: Using social media evidence in personal injury litigation

Experts share their insights into how personal injury attorneys should – and should not – use social media evidence in their cases.

Apr 5, 2023

Archdiocese abuse report spurs call for prosecution, may spark more civil litigation

The release of a report documenting decades of alleged child sexual abuse in the Baltimore Archdiocese has spurred a call for prosecution and may spark scores of lawsuits.

Mar 27, 2023

Judges may appear at bar events even when sponsored by law firms, ethics panel says

Maryland judges are permitted to attend local bar association events even if sponsored by law firms that appear regularly appear before them, the state’s Judicial Ethics Committee stated.

Mar 1, 2023

State reaches $7M settlement with Baltimore Detention Center beating victim

Maryland will pay $7 million to settle the pending state Supreme Court appeal of a man who was savagely beaten while in state custody.

Feb 7, 2023

Media reps, prosecutor split on how airing testimony should be banned

Media reps and a prosecutor disagreed on the Maryland Judiciary’s effort to let recordings of criminal trials be aired while respecting the witnesses’ safety and dignity.

Feb 6, 2023

Lawless to step down as Maryland bar counsel

Maryland Bar Counsel Lydia E. Lawless will step down as the state’s chief investigator and administrative prosecutor of attorney misconduct.

Feb 6, 2023

Md. high court disbars attorney who withheld default judgment from client

Maryland Supreme Court disbarred an attorney whose client discovered it had lost in court only after its bank had withdrawn the damages award from its account.

Jan 3, 2023

US News to change ranking system after law schools’ boycott

U.S. News & World Report will change how its rankings of law schools are calculated in response to a boycott by a number of top programs.

Dec 20, 2022

Complaints up, disbarments down, Md. attorney grievance panel finds

The number of ethics complaints against Maryland attorneys rose in fiscal year 2022 but the number of disbarments dropped, the state's Attorney Grievance Commission says.

Dec 5, 2022

Orphans’ Court judge quits amid Facebook-related ethics charges

A Charles County Orphans’ Court judge quit last week amid disciplinary allegations that he misused “the prestige of judicial office” on his Facebook page by posting a profile photo of himself in his judicial robe and engaging in partisan political discussion, giving legal advice and advertising his private business on the social media site. William […]

Dec 2, 2022

Baltimore judge gets reprimand for contributions, lack of cooperation

A Baltimore district judge was reprimanded for political contributions and not cooperating with disciplinary authorities.

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