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Bar counsel: Lawyers had fewer complaints, more responsiveness amid COVID (access required)

COVID-19 -inspired concern for personal safety and greater use of email during the pandemic last spring might have contributed to fewer complaints being filed against Maryland attorneys and fewer lawyers failing to respond to bar counsel in fiscal 2020 — ...

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Ex-prosecutor Cassilly withheld evidence, misled court, says bar counsel (access required)

Then-Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly withheld a potentially exculpatory report from defense counsel in a long-running first-degree murder case and then misled the post-conviction court about its existence, Maryland’s bar counsel has alleged in a disciplinary petition filed ...

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Potomac attorney disbarred for failing to represent client (access required)

Potomac attorney Kenneth Steven Kaufman was disbarred Friday by the Maryland Court of Appeals, which found he violated multiple rules of professional conduct by failing to communicate with a client. The violations included failing to inform his client of a ...

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Complaints down, sanctions up, says Attorney Grievance Commission (access required)

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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Court of Appeals: Disbarred attorney mismanaged his clients’ funds (access required)

Maryland’s high court on Tuesday explained its April decision to disbar a solo practitioner for a pattern of mismanaging client funds, failing to appear in court on behalf of clients and failing to respond to requests from bar counsel. Garland ...

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Complaints to Md. bar counsel at 10-year low, annual report finds (access required)

Fewer people filed complaints against Maryland attorneys in fiscal 2018 than they have in the past decade, according to the latest Attorney Grievance Commission annual report. In the last fiscal year, bar counsel received 1,802 complaints, down from 2,061, of ...

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