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May 17, 2012

2 men sentenced to life in 2007 murder

BEL AIR — Two Baltimore men have been sentenced to life in prison for killing a man in an Aberdeen motel in 2007. Twenty-four-year-old Mark Christian II was sentenced on Monday and 29-year-old Michael Brown was sentenced on Thursday. Both were convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Robert Hemphill. Hemphill was shot twice […]

Apr 11, 2012

Behold these Ten Commandments (of Attitudes)

I recently had the pleasure of hearing a keynote speech from Robert Grey, a partner with Hunton & Williams LLP in Richmond, Va., and a board member of the Legal Services Corp., which administers grants to indigent legal service organizations throughout the country. He is also a former president of the American Bar Association, one […]

Jan 31, 2012

H. Ward Classen: Achieving a work/life balance

The continual pressure to do more with less has placed greater stress on in-house attorneys and has often pushed their work-life balance out of kilter. Too often attorneys place professional achievement ahead of a balanced life, resulting in emotional and physical burnout. Corporations, in turn, often lose some of their best and brightest or fail […]

Jan 29, 2012

Yoga store killer apologizes, but gets life without parole

ROCKVILLE — A woman convicted of killing her co-worker at an upscale yoga clothing shop in the Washington suburbs, then spinning an elaborate lie about being attacked by two masked men, has been ordered to spend the rest of her life behind bars. Brittany Norwood choked back tears as she apologized to her family and […]

Nov 2, 2010

Exhibition brings ancient Book of the Dead to life

LONDON — As self-help manuals go, the ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead has certainly stood the test of time. For centuries, the 3,500-year-old guidebook offered Egyptians a step-by-step guide to the journey from this life to the next. It remains famous, if poorly understood — a spooky collection of arcane symbols, crocodile-jawed monsters and […]

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