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Rules Committee proposes letting Md. attorneys call themselves ‘specialists’ (access required)

Maryland attorneys have long been prohibited from advertising themselves as “specialists” in a particular area of law. But a proposed change to the Maryland Rules would lift that ban, largely due to concern over whether it is constitutional. The Maryland ...

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Baltimore County police officer sues over alleged ADA violation (access required)

A Baltimore County police officer has filed suit against the county, alleging she was suspended after she refused to comply with unlawful orders to provide her private medical information and submit to mental health treatment. Heather Flanary returned to full-duty ...

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Conference explores opportunities in limited scope representation (access required)

Attorneys have historically been hesitant to engage in limited scope representation — pay-for-service work in which an attorney assists with a particular aspect of a case, such as drafting a complaint, rather than taking on comprehensive representation of the client ...

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Judge: Baltimore’s pregnancy center sign ordinance violates First Amendment (access required)

A Baltimore city ordinance requiring pro-life “pregnancy centers” to post a sign in their waiting rooms stating they do not provide abortion- or birth-control-related services violates the centers’ First Amendment rights, a federal judge has ruled. Senior U.S. District Court Judge ...

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EEOC alleges manufacturer fired employee who complained of harassment (access required)

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has filed a federal lawsuit against a Havre de Grace plastics manufacturing company, alleging it fired a temporary worker after she complained of sexual harassment. Carrie Vargas was assigned by a temporary employment agency to ...

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