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Generation J.D.

The Daily Record's blog for young lawyers, by young lawyers

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During the holiday season, people focus on what they can do for one another, but the week after New Year’s Day is when people think about how to improve themselves. For years the most popular New Year’s resolutions have dealt ...

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The entertaining side of litigation         

Given the craziness of the past 12 months, I want to end the year on a lighter note. The entertaining side of litigation! At a recent deposition opposing counsel said to my colleague: “At your late stage in life, I ...

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I don’t work weekends

The first half of the month of December my mother fell and broke her knee. My mom provides child care for my kids, so all of a sudden I had several weeks where my husband and I had to cobble ...

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The benefits of mediation

I am a big believer that no family law case should go to trial, that a resolution can and should be reached in mediation. Not only because this is a huge cost savings for the family (instead of paying attorneys ...

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A mitzvah for Christmas

As the mother of a young child, I know that the end of the year can be both an opportunity to enjoy fun, festive events as well as a time of desperation to find fun, festive events that are indoors ...

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You, too, shall pass

This post is a love letter to the February retakers and takers of the Maryland Bar. Bar prep is one of the toughest times in your working life. Feel comfort in the facts that 1) everyone feels the way that ...

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Tutoring programs that educate the tutor

As the year comes to an end, it is interesting to think about what types of things we want to do in the coming year. New Year’s resolutions generally involve self-improvement and a commitment to do something better or different ...

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Give yourself a break this holiday

In contrast to my last post about holiday marketing and taking advantage of the various holiday social gatherings to help boost client referrals and re-connect with your referral sources, this time of year is also an important time to take ...

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Patience and remembrance 

During the holidays it is important to take a step back from the normal hustle and bustle of the daily grind and be a little more patient with others and remember your roots. I don’t necessarily mean your childhood, but ...

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The ins and outs of appellate arguments

In October, I had the pleasure and honor of arguing before Maryland’s Court of Appeals.  This marked my forth appellate argument, but the first before Maryland’s highest court. The experience was nerve-racking.  I joked with friends that my primary goal was ...

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