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Lawyers’ immunity upheld in fraud suit by ex-NFL player

HARTFORD, Conn. — A Connecticut appeals court has ruled that ex-NFL player/investment firm founder Bob Simms can’t sue his former wife’s lawyers for fraud during a long-running divorce and alimony case, saying they’re protected by a centuries-old doctrine called absolute ...

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Editorial: MSBA puts money where its mouth is

Gifts are out. Donations are in. That was the message the Maryland State Bar Association gave its members as they arrived at the registration desk for the organization’s annual convention in Ocean City last week. Instead of being welcomed with ...

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Lawyer’s first case to make headlines caused ‘uproar’ in courtroom

As a young lawyer 50 years ago, Stanley Silverman would regularly take court appointments, representing destitute defendants in the days before the public defender’s office. “You were flattered,” Silverman said. “A judge is trusting me to represent someone. I was ...

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Lawyer’s first case to make headlines caused ‘uproar’ in courtroom

As a young lawyer 50 years ago, Stanley Silverman would regularly take court appointments, representing destitute defendants in the days before the public defender’s office. “You were flattered,” Silverman said. “A judge is trusting me to represent someone. I was ...

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News of Baltimore lawyer’s arrest could spur AGC probe

A Baltimore County-based lawyer/magician who was arrested in an Internet sting operation in Florida on Monday has no history of disciplinary problems, according to the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland. However, the criminal proceeding against him, which alleges that he ...

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Opinions: Maryland Court of Appeals: 5/23/11

Professional Responsibility Disbarment BOTTOM LINE: Disbarment was the appropriate sanction for an attorney who assisted the children of an incompetent person in the execution and recording of forged and fraudulent documents. CASE: Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland v. Coppola, Misc. ...

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Louisiana lawmakers propose MCLE — for judges

Maryland attorneys who oppose a proposed requirement that they take continuing legal education courses might find kinship with Louisiana judges. A proposed resolution in the Louisiana legislature would urge the state Supreme Court to develop a mandatory CLE course on family law for ...

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The abridged narrative of a public defender

The role of an Assistant Public Defender is tough, but can be rewarding. Metaphorically speaking, to be an Assistant Public Defender, especially at first, is like landing on foreign enemy terrority with bullets flying in all directions. Inexperienced, disoriented, and unaware of your surroudnings, large caseloads, little time to prep for cases, and clients who are often incommunicado, can and have claimed many Assistant Public Defenders.

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