Generation J.D.

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

Hypothermia for a Cause

On Saturday, as snow was falling through most of Maryland and the temperature dipped well below freezing, I was standing half-naked on the beach at Sandy Point State Park with 17 other young lawyers preparing myself for a dip into ...

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MICPEL shutting its doors

Last Thursday, one of The Daily Record’s top stories was “Financial woes put an end to MICPEL.” MICPEL is the Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers, and was the largest provider of continuing legal education in Maryland for ...

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The lost art of the handwritten note

I was thinking about writing this post before I read Rob Erdman’s post from Tuesday, I promise. When good things happen to our colleagues, peers or clients, we often shoot off a quick email, with the appropriate congratulatory language. Sometimes ...

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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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Haitian Relief Efforts

It goes without saying that first and foremost, we need to dig as deep as we can into our wallets and make donations to organizations providing on the ground relief work in Haiti.  If you haven’t donated already (or you ...

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Representing Mom in Court

My early career has been chock full of pressure packed situations.  It sort of comes with being a young medical malpractice attorney.  Yet, nothing could prepare me for what I had to handle last week – representing my mother in ...

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