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Dec 9, 2022

Law clerks cannot do pro bono legal work, Md. ethics panel rules

Judge’s law clerks may not perform pro bono legal services except those that do not involve practicing law, the Maryland Judicial Ethics Committee said in a new ruling. The committee’s latest reported opinion was issued last month after a pro bono legal services group requested guidance on the extent to which law clerks can participate […]

Jun 26, 2013

Sobering thought

You might ask, upon reading this, the same question I asked: WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?!?!?

Jun 18, 2012

Barnes joins Rollins Smalkin

Tara A. Barnes has joined Rollins, Smalkin, Richards & Mackie LLC as an associate. Her practice includes civil litigation, with a focus on negligence, insurance defense, workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. Barnes graduated from the University of Maryland School of Law. Prior to joining the firm, she served as an assistant state’s attorney in […]

Feb 2, 2012

No lawyer is an island

Between revisions for the Bowie & Jensen website, trying to organize a Team in Training team for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and debating the importance of a Pinterest account with staff members, I have been dealing with firm-related issues for the better part of the morning. Most of these issues involve working with our […]

Sep 14, 2011

Registered dress o-friend-er

Two weeks after I began in the state’s attorney’s office, the empty cubicle to my left became occupied by Pedro Shultz, a former law clerk with the judge I clerked for. Pedro was a former courtroom clerk and decided to go to law school. When the judge asked him to come visit prior to the […]

Jun 9, 2011

Law clerks show their smarts at MSBA

At Thursday’s “Are you smarter than a law clerk?” session at the MSBA conference in Ocean City, Court of Appeals Judge Lynne A. Battaglia’s law clerks proved that they are pretty darn smart. They answered all but one question correctly. Even the one they got wrong they originally got right; they just waffled in the […]

May 10, 2011

Lessons in losing

I recently received an order from the court telling me that I was on the unhappy side of a ruling. This was a great shock to me. To set the record straight, I practice law very pragmatically. In litigation, depending on the set of facts and the relevant law, a case (or motion, or hearing) can be […]

May 8, 2011

Law clerk replaces office chair with stability ball to stay fit on the job

Read any healthy living magazine and you’re bound to find suggestions for staying fit while working a desk job. In February, Melissa Goldmeier, a law clerk in the General Master’s Office at the Baltimore City Circuit Court, decided to take on that challenge by replacing her desk chair with a stability ball. “I just feel […]

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