Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: attorneys

Bail, day 1: ‘Very few glitches’

John Morrissey

By order of Maryland’s highest court, District Court commissioners at 8 a.m. Tuesday began telling people awaiting their initial bail hearing that they have the right to an attorney and if they could not afford a lawyer, one would be appointed for them.

Read More »

Panel attorneys see austerity cuts repealed, plus 1% (access required)

Private attorneys who handle federal public defender cases in U.S. courts will be paid at least $16 per hour more beginning March 1, marking the end of a six-month austerity program by the federal judiciary to save the criminal defense program from “permanent damage.”

Read More »

The perils of youth for attorneys (access required)

I’m about to turn 27. Some mornings when I get out of bed I hear a little creaking sound —only it’s not coming from the wooden bedposts. It’s starting to take just the slightest bit longer to recover from a sore muscle nowadays. And while my memory continues to be one of my strongest assets, I occasionally blank on items I could recall instantaneously in the past.

Read More »