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Maryland lawyer wins limited Fifth Amendment victory in ethics case

A Maryland lawyer who invoked the Fifth Amendment during a bar counsel investigation into ethical violations will get the chance to present mitigating factors to a judge following a new ruling from Maryland’s highest court. The lawyer, Edward A. Malone, ...

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High court dismisses ethics complaint, says lawyer relied on bar counsel

Maryland’s top court Monday unanimously dismissed bar counsel’s allegation that a District of Columbia attorney had engaged in the unauthorized practice of law in the state, saying the lawyer had in fact followed the Office of Bar Counsel’s instructions to ...

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Texting instructions during deposition lands attorney in trouble

Welcome to Monday, the 58th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy‘s assassination. Here are some news items. — Florida Supreme Court suspends lawyer who texted instructions to client during deposition. — Lawyer who said he thinks “like a criminal” has ...

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Disbarments, complaints against Maryland lawyers hit years-old lows, panel finds

The number of Maryland attorneys hit with an ethical complaint registered a 20-year low in fiscal year 2021 and the number of lawyers disbarred was the lowest in a dozen years in FY2021, which ended June 30, the state’s Attorney ...

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Maryland high court disbars former Harford state’s attorney

A unanimous Maryland high court Friday disbarred retired Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly for having withheld a potentially exculpatory report from the defense in a decades-old murder case and for misleading a judge about the study’s existence. The ...

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Ex-prosecutor Cassilly defends himself against ethics charges

Facing potential disbarment, retired Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly defended himself Thursday before Maryland’s top court against Attorney Grievance Commission allegations that he withheld a potentially exculpatory report from the defense in a decades-old murder case and for ...

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Judge seems skeptical of eviction moratorium

Welcome to Monday, the 47th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s resignation and President Gerald Ford’s announcement that “our long national nightmare” was over. Here are some news items to get your week started. — Judge appears skeptical of new federal ...

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