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New ethics panel to consider fines, disclosures

ANNAPOLIS — A new ethics panel of seven state senators will consider posting Maryland lawmakers’ financial disclosure statements online and establishing sanctions that could include fines for ethical transgressions, the panel’s chairman said Friday during the group’s first meeting. Sen. ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Currie’s ethics hearing should be open to the public

There are times when doors to the usually secret hearings of the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Legislative Ethics should be flung wide open. The case of state Sen. Ulysses S. Currie, which the committee is expected to hear soon, ...

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It’s almost November…do you know where your pro bono hours are?

Those annual pro bono legal service reports will be showing up in your mailbox soon, and as December quickly approaches, now is a good time to evaluate the number of pro bono hours you’ve completed this year. As a Maryland ...

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O’Malley reacts to critical highway audit

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley said Wednesday his administration will move quickly to discipline personnel who commit serious ethical lapses in the state procurement process in the aftermath of a highly critical audit of the Maryland State Highway Administration. O’Malley, ...

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Auditors to expand review of State Highway Administration

Maryland auditors will expand their review of State Highway Administration spending after an initial report revealed a range of ethical, and potentially legal, issues with the way contracts worth more than $30 million were awarded. The audit found the SHA ...

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With “friends” like that…

Hold it right there, all you social-media loving legal eagles. Before you go ahead and “friend” a represented party, you might want to take a gander at this ethics opinion from the San Diego County Bar Association. According to the ...

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