law practice

Feb 10, 2023

Senate panel weighs bill to let orphans’ court judges practice law

A Maryland Senate committee is considering legislation that would permit attorneys statewide to practice law while serving as orphans’ court judges.

Jan 30, 2023

Law firm tells associates to return to office or lose bonus money

Today is Monday, the 75th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination. Here are some other news items. — Law firm tells associates they might lose bonus money if they do not return to the office. — Delaware law barring nonmajor political party members from serving on state’s Supreme Court draws constitutional challenge. — Socializing with lawyers […]

Feb 11, 2021

Md. law firms hit with bogus unemployment claims

Attorney William E. Carlson wants everyone to know he remains happily employed as managing partner of the Baltimore-based Shapiro Sher law firm, despite what the Maryland unemployment insurance office might think. Carlson is one of six long-time – and current – Shapiro Sher employees for whom unemployment checks were erroneously drafted at the behest of […]

Dec 14, 2020

Md. lawyers yearn for return of office camaraderie, brainstorming

For many Maryland attorneys, the approval of a COVID-19 vaccine and the end of the pandemic cannot come soon enough. But it’s not necessarily the thrill of the courtroom they miss, with jury trials having been suspended in the state until at least mid-February and appellate court proceedings being held remotely. Nor do the lawyers […]

Jun 9, 2020

Court suspends Md. lawyer who failed ‘basic preparation’

Maryland’s top court has suspended for 60 days a Baltimore family law practitioner who failed to communicate with her divorcing client, respond to discovery-of-information requests from the estranged husband and meet with the attorney for the couple’s young daughter. In its 7-0 decision Monday, the Court of Appeals said Natalie Thryphenia Collins “failed to undertake […]

May 1, 2020

Md. Judiciary may let law grads practice due to COVID-19

With cancellation of the July bar exam a possibility, the Maryland Judiciary is considering whether law school graduates denied an opportunity to take the test this summer should be permitted to begin practicing under the supervision of attorneys. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera has formed a work group to address the feasibility and […]

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