The Maryland Supreme Court is soliciting comments to determine whether continuing legal education could become mandatory for attorneys.
Today is Monday, the 111th anniversary of the 1,000,000th U.S. patent, awarded to F.H. Holton for a vehicle tire. Here are some other news items. — New York requires continuing legal education course in cybersecurity. — Attorney for mass-shooting victims recalls his own experience. — Connecticut mayor wants his law license back. — Antitrust lawsuit […]
A review of the major developments in different topics of law handled by the General Assembly and compile them for the senators and their staff.
Depend too much on form books, and you could wind up losing some of your creative, persuasive, and analytical writing skills.
How do you structure education for your legal department and what topics do you focus on?
A long-dormant proposal to impose a mandatory continuing legal education requirement on Maryland lawyers may get a hearing in the Court of Appeals after a new chief judge is named, according to a panel discussion at the Maryland State Bar Association’s annual meeting.
In-house lawyers are often an isolated group. Many work for small or midsize employers where they are the only lawyer, or one of a very small number. Even if they are part of a large legal department, they may be the only lawyer in their practice area. Unlike a law firm where lawyers often associate […]
Although Continuing Legal Education is not mandatory for Maryland attorneys, in-house counsel should make it a priority. Some in-house counsel believe there is no need to attend CLE programs, especially if their employer will not pay for it. However, CLE is more important for in-house counsel than for attorneys practicing in a law firm. Most […]
The continual pressure to do more with less has placed greater stress on in-house attorneys and has often pushed their work-life balance out of kilter. Too often attorneys place professional achievement ahead of a balanced life, resulting in emotional and physical burnout. Corporations, in turn, often lose some of their best and brightest or fail […]
With much of the stress of the holidays over now and work not as busy as normal this week, it’s a good time for many of us to reflect on the past year and set personal and professional goals for what we want to achieve in 2012. The federal government’s list of Americans’ most-popular new […]
As we approach the end of summer, so begins the bar year. State and local bar associations are gearing up for the upcoming season of activities, including networking events, CLEs and pro bono activities. As a young lawyer fresh out of law school, I didn’t know where or how to begin getting active in the […]