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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

Petkovsek and Flagg: Libraries and lawyers partner to increase access to justice

In local neighborhoods in the City of Baltimore, Baltimore County and other counties and points beyond, public libraries serve a critical role as informational and educational community hubs. Amid a global pandemic that has raged for 18 months, the value ...

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Sean Ray: Considerations for employers responding to religious accommodation requests

There has been substantial discussion about religious accommodations over the past few months, largely stemming from vaccine mandates issued by government entities and private employers. This is largely unchartered territory for many employers that likely have not had to address ...

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Religion and its role in American public life

The question of what role religion should play in American public life is difficult and controversial. It produces a lot of heated debate and no easy answers. My view is that religion has a role to play in our political ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Digging deeper into the do not call list

In its recent decision regarding Baltimore City’s State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s opposition to releasing the names of compromised Baltimore City police officers,  the Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled that Mosby must release the list of police officers whom she ...

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Pressures that can escalate conflict

Suppose you attend a concert but you’re bored and skeptically conclude, “This is not going to get better.”  Do you leave? Suppose you paid money for the ticket. Would that affect your decision? If the concert was free, most people ...

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Rosen and Montanio: New rule on information blocking

When relying on a variety of different health care providers for care, patients frequently encounter challenges accessing their medical records or transferring information from one provider to another. Health care professionals encounter the same roadblocks when their practices transition to ...

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Tribute to Pat Massey, a Baltimore trailblazer

In 1977, Baltimore had been selected to participate in a 10-city demonstration program, the Community Economic Development Program. This was a Carter administration initiative intended to bring more coherence and collaboration as the designated cities pursued their goals in economic ...

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Your clients are like any other consumer: They want to feel valued

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou The No. 1 reason lawyers receive ethical complaints is for not communicating ...

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Professional marketers can help their organizations as coaches

Those who choose to work as professional service marketers in business development and organizational promotion typically utilize and share their considerable coaching talents with their firm’s personnel. In fact, their coaching roles have positively changed the status of marketing. Participation ...

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