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High court Chief Judge Bell hears final oral arguments

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Court of Appeals Chief Judge Robert M. Bell, his coming July 6 retirement constitutionally mandated, presided over his final oral argument session Tuesday as head of the Maryland Judiciary and its top tribunal.

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Joe Surkiewicz: EJC marks Civiletti’s lifetime of achievement

The Equal Justice Council, the fundraising arm of Maryland Legal Aid, awarded former U.S. Attorney General (and retired partner and past chair at Venable) Benjamin R. Civiletti its Lifetime Achievement Award at the EJC’s annual managing partners' breakfast in Baltimore last week.

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Court of Appeals’ dismissals of cases after argument rose sharply in last 12 months

Twelve times in the past 12 months, the Maryland Court of Appeals has retroactively withdrawn its decision to consider an appeal after it had heard arguments in the case. That’s four times the number of similar withdrawals the state’s top ...

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Editorial: Financial disclosure needs major overhaul

Maryland’s toothless, outdated financial disclosure law needs a major overhaul, and it needs it now. To begin with, our state is the only state that requires citizens to show up in person to view financial disclosure reports. This means that ...

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National Bar Association to meet in Baltimore

The nation’s largest association of black judges and lawyers will meet in Baltimore next week to discuss legal trends and to honor several luminaries of the bench and bar. About 1,500 people are expected to attend the National Bar Association’s ...

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