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Tag Archives: Client Protection Fund

4th Circuit: Client Protection Fund can require Social Security numbers

The requirement that Maryland attorneys share their Social Security numbers with the state Judiciary’s Client Protection Fund or face suspension survived a right-to-privacy challenge in a federal appeals court Tuesday.

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2 lawyers challenge bans for withholding personal info

Forty-three attorneys were suspended in March in one order from the Court of Appeals, but not for any sort of legal malpractice. Instead, they were punished for not providing their Social Security numbers to the Client Protection Fund of the Bar of Maryland in violation of a recently adopted Maryland Rule.

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Editorial Advisory Board: Funding for a new Professionalism Center – Hit the ‘pause’ button

Over the years, this board has commended the efforts of leaders of the Maryland Judiciary and the State Bar to identify and promote the principles of professionalism among Maryland judges and attorneys. Much has been accomplished in the 11 years since the Court of Appeals established its Professionalism Task Force.

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Two lawyers suspended in separate cases

The Court of Appeals indefinitely suspended a lawyer for, among other things, practicing law without first getting his license reinstated after an earlier suspension. In a second case, the court issued a 60-day suspension to a lawyer who has previously ...

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