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Law clerks’ journal articles should not mention judge, Md. ethics panel says

Judges may permit their law clerks to submit law journal articles for publication so long as the author’s affiliation with the jurist goes unmentioned in the submission, the Maryland Judicial Ethics Committee stated in a published opinion this month. The ...

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Judges should be cautious with recommendations, Md. ethics panel says

Judges may write letters of recommendation for lawyers who appear before them provided the attorneys are more than an acquaintance and the judges do not give the appearance of pressing the power of their office to the letters’ recipients, the ...

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Judges must avoid advice, talk of reform, in police training, ethics panel says

Judges who speak at police training sessions must stick to discussing the law and legal process and avoid topics related to testifying in court or the merits of police reform, the Maryland Judicial Ethics Committee stated this week. Providing information ...

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Judges’ character references to AGC raise ethics concerns

Judges may not write letters to the Attorney Grievance Commission attesting to the character of their ex-law clerks or other former lawyer-employees facing ethical complaints, lest the jurists’ messages be viewed as applying undue pressure on the lawyer-dominated disciplinary panel, ...

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