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Apr 5, 2023

When a reality TV show about jury duty is a summons to laugh

So many people want to get out of jury duty these days because they think it's boring or a waste of time. A new TV series shows it can be fun. Bonkers even.

Feb 4, 2019

Bail could violate due process, bar tells justices

Welcome to Monday, the 42nd anniversary of the release of Fleetwood Mac’s album “Rumours.” Here are some news items to get your week started: — Bail without consideration of defendants’ financial circumstances violates due process, ABA tells U.S. Supreme Court justices. — Jurors can suffer from post-traumatic stress. — Police handling of sexual assault cas[...]

Feb 13, 2017

Should clients seek the ‘Cy Young of lawyers’?

Judging lawyers by their won-lost records leads news summary including jury duty, child abuse and an accused murderer representing himself.

Nov 7, 2015

Are attorneys reporting for jury duty in Baltimore an increased risk to public safety?

The right to a trial by jury is a vital part of our judicial system, and our duty to serve is just as important in facilitating that right in our society. A few months ago, I received notice in the mail from the Baltimore City Circuit Court Jury Commissioner’s Office that I had been selected […]

Jun 10, 2015

Md. Gov. Hogan summoned to jury duty, but not chosen

ANNAPOLIS —  Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has been released from jury duty. Hogan waited for more than two hours on Wednesday morning at the Anne Arundel County Circuit Court, where he had been summoned. The 57-year-old Republican had been summoned to jury duty for his first time in January, but it was on the same […]

May 29, 2015

Montgomery County updates jury managment system

It used to be, if you lived in Montgomery County, you would receive a form in the mail to determine if you were qualified to sit on a jury and then another form with the actual summons. Starting Monday, however, the jury process in Montgomery County Circuit Court will get more streamlined and technologically savvy. […]

Apr 22, 2015

Could you be a juror and not a lawyer?

Unlike a certain chief justice, I've never been called for jury duty. But I would welcome to opportunity to serve as a juror for what would probably be a fascinating and eye-opening experience.

Nov 25, 2014

Watch out for scam on missed jury duty

The Maryland Judiciary has issued a warning about a court scam going on in the state. A telephone jury duty fraud has been operating in Allegany and Howard counties. In this scam, the caller claims to work for a court, tells the person he or she has been charged with contempt or has been fined […]

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Nov 21, 2014

Glitch causes temporary worry for permanently excused jurors

Why some Baltimore city residents with medical exemptions still might be getting jury summons.

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Apr 18, 2014

A judge on the jury

Following a hearing Wednesday, Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Pamela White said she would issue her ruling as soon as possible. But the speed of her decision would largely depend on what happened Thursday, when she was called for jury duty.

Mar 3, 2014

Of ill-timed Facebook posts and chest pains

Time once again for "Don't do that," an occasional feature where we spotlight some poor decisions in recent legal news.

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Jan 30, 2014

Wanted: Jurors in Delaware

A system glitch leads to some lucky residents receiving urgent summons for jury duty.

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