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Tag Archives: Attorney Grievance Commission

$1.8M or $55,000? Ravenell disputes money laundering total in sentencing memo

Government prosecutors and the defense team for prominent Baltimore lawyer Kenneth W. Ravenell differ substantially when it comes to how much money Ravenell has been convicted of laundering through his former law firm — though Ravenell also contends that the ...

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High court refers dispute over attorney grievance discovery rules to committee

The Maryland Judiciary's rules committee will revisit a recent change to discovery rules after the revision became a key issue in a pending attorney grievance proceeding.

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Discovery dispute slows ethics case against Montgomery judicial candidate

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A disagreement over whether Maryland Bar Counsel must turn over written discovery in ethics cases has paused the proceedings against a candidate for Montgomery County judge who stands accused of making false statements.

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Bill would refer wrongful convictions to Attorney Grievance Commission

Names of prosecutors and defense lawyers involved in convictions later deemed to have been wrongful would be forwarded to ethics commission under proposed bill.

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Bar Counsel seeks discipline against Ravenell after money laundering conviction

The Maryland Attorney Grievance Commission is seeking disciplinary action against Kenneth W. Ravenell, whose high-profile criminal trial ended last month with a conviction on a federal money laundering charge.

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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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Judges’ character references to AGC raise ethics concerns

Judges may not write letters to the Attorney Grievance Commission attesting to the character of their ex-law clerks or other former lawyer-employees facing ethical complaints, lest the jurists’ messages be viewed as applying undue pressure on the lawyer-dominated disciplinary panel, ...

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Complaints down, sanctions up, says Attorney Grievance Commission

The number of complaints filed against Maryland lawyers dropped for a second consecutive year and again hit a 10-year low in fiscal 2019, which ended June 30, the Attorney Grievance Commission stated in its recently released annual report. However, the ...

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