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The Daily Record welcomes letters to the editor and opinion columns on public policy issues that affect Maryland businesses and the legal community. Letters to the editor should be 300 words or less. Columns can be up to 800 words. All are subject to editing for length or clarity. Submissions must include the writer’s name, address and a daytime phone number for confirmation. They can be sent to Editor Thomas Baden Jr. at tbaden@thedailyrecord.com.

Where Biden’s domestic policy seems to be headed

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There’s not much question where the Biden administration’s domestic priorities lie. Getting the pandemic health crisis under control and moving past its attendant economic crisis were always going to be the first order of business for the new White House. It’s what comes afterward ...

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Our changing America

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The recent tragic events in Atlanta have had me thinking about a consulting assignment I undertook in the region about 15 years ago. The Atlanta Regional Commission, the regional planning entity with responsibility for a 10-county metro area, was assessing ...

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ABA’s latest guidance on practicing law virtually

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Because of the pandemic, lawyers are working remotely more than ever before, and many will likely continue to do so — at least occasionally — even after the pandemic is behind us. Now that practicing law virtually is more commonplace ...

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Bridging the digital equity gap for Baltimore residents

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What do digital equity and health equity have in common? More than you think. Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott committed to hiring a director of digital equity in his first several months in office. The role on the mayor’s executive ...

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A perspective on direct examination

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Direct examination is the heart of the trial. It is also your greatest challenge. You must avoid leading questions used in cross-examination, and ask open-ended questions, meaning that unlike other parts of the trial, you have no control. The interchange ...

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