Jun 17, 2012

Law movers: 6/18/12

Radford joins Trace Trace International, Inc., a nonprofit membership organization delivering anti-bribery compliance solutions worldwide, has added Eileen Radford to its Annapolis office. Radford will have responsibility for supporting many of Trace’s internal functions and client advisory services, from membership development to compliance with international anti-bribery laws. Before joining T[...]

Jun 15, 2012

After the roast, paying it forward

It’s hard to believe an entire year has gone by since I graduated from law school. I am reminded of my family’s dinner celebration after my graduation from the University of Maryland School of Law. It was a very special night: The whole family was together and we had a great time sharing a meal […]

Jun 14, 2012

At MSBA’s Solo Day, flipping for verbal judo

The lawyer’s art is often likened to a fencing match, a chess game, a battle of wits or a battle of wills. But in W. Lee Fjelstad’s view, the better comparison is to judo. Fjelstad will present “Verbal Judo: The gentle and effective art of getting everybody to do what you want (without losing your […]

Jun 13, 2012

Children’s Hour celebrates 29 years of entertaining, educating at MSBA Annual Meeting

At the Maryland State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting, the daily educational sessions teach about law in various ways, from presentations to discussion panels — and even vivid children’s stories told by a pirate. This last technique, of course, is mainly of interest to the children of the MSBA’s attorneys and judges, who vary in age […]

Jun 13, 2012

John Kudel takes the helm at the MSBA

From a young age, John Kudel wanted to be a lawyer. He says his goal as incoming MSBA president is to be an ambassador of civility. Kudel will be sworn in as MSBA president on June 16, during the MSBA’s annual meeting in Ocean City.

Jun 12, 2012

Coe, three solos among PBRC honorees

The Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland announced the 2012 recipients of its Maryland Pro Bono Service Awards, honoring outstanding attorneys, non-attorneys and programs that have made significant contributions to the delivery of free civil legal services to Maryland’s low-income citizens. Of the six honorees, three are solo practitioners: — Peter Holland of Baltimore; — […]

Jun 8, 2012

Goldstein selected for LCA fellowship

Daniel F. Goldstein, co-founding partner of Brown, Goldstein & Levy, has been selected for fellowship in the Litigation Counsel of America. The LCA is a trial lawyer honorary society whose membership is limited to less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows […]

Jun 3, 2012

Law movers: 6/4/12

Ruppersberger joins marketing firm Timmy Ruppersberger, a lawyer for 30 years in Maryland, is joining Clapp Communications, a Baltimore marketing firm, as business officer. Ruppersberger will oversee office administration and assist in business development. She serves as president of the Board of Governors of the University of Maryland Alumni Association and she is a board […]

Jun 3, 2012

Jack Gohn: The spiritual standard – My commencement address (if only I’d been asked to give one)

You can’t graduate from law school without at least a few people getting up and haranguing you for a while. And inevitably one of them will be the Voice of Experience, someone much older and theoretically much wiser. Typically the Voice of Experience will say one of two things: a) I’ve already walked the road […]

Jun 3, 2012

Two lawyers suspended in separate cases

The Court of Appeals indefinitely suspended a lawyer for, among other things, practicing law without first getting his license reinstated after an earlier suspension. In a second case, the court issued a 60-day suspension to a lawyer who has previously been reprimanded twice and suspended once. The suspensions of Louis P. Tanko and Anthony I. […]

May 21, 2012

Law blog roundup

Today reminds me of a song by The Carpenters. But, alas, I digress. What follows is this week’s edition of the roundup. — How prosecutors might proceed — if at all — in the JPMorgan case. — Why you should marry after the initial public offering. — What a Los Angeles County district attorney candidate […]

May 14, 2012

Sherlock and legal detectives

When I was a kid, I ate up mysteries. I collected code and cipher books, had an Apple Jacks decoder, read every Sherlock Holmes story I could find and played both Clue and Master Detective Clue (I was always Professor Plum). As a child, it was exciting to solve the whodunit, to role play mysteries […]

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