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Bar counsel: Lawyers had fewer complaints, more responsiveness amid COVID

Succession planning is "not something just for the older members of the bar,” says Bar Counsel Lydia Lawless. (File Photo)

COVID-19 -inspired concern for personal safety and greater use of email during the pandemic last spring might have contributed to fewer complaints being filed against Maryland attorneys and fewer lawyers failing to respond to bar counsel in fiscal 2020 — ...

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Ex-prosecutor Cassilly withheld evidence, misled court, says bar counsel

Harford County State's Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly in his Bel Air, Md. office (File)

Then-Harford County State’s Attorney Joseph I. Cassilly withheld a potentially exculpatory report from defense counsel in a long-running first-degree murder case and then misled the post-conviction court about its existence, Maryland’s bar counsel has alleged in a disciplinary petition filed ...

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Attorney disbarred for misappropriating funds, not attending hearing

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Attorney Samuel Edward Hensley was disbarred Friday by the Maryland Court of Appeals, which found that he had misappropriated funds owed to a client’s medical providers, and that he failed to communicate or provide services to another client by not ...

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Lawyer disbarred for dishonest transactions with former client

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Montgomery County lawyer Jonathan C. Dailey was disbarred Wednesday by the Maryland Court of Appeals, which found that Dailey solicited $27,000 from a former client for his own use after telling the client that the money would be an investment ...

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Complaints down, sanctions up, says Attorney Grievance Commission

Succession planning is "not something just for the older members of the bar,” says Bar Counsel Lydia Lawless. (File Photo)

The number of complaints filed against Maryland lawyers dropped for a second consecutive year and again hit a 10-year low in fiscal 2019, which ended June 30, the Attorney Grievance Commission stated in its recently released annual report. However, the ...

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