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Md. appellate judges, lawyers form group to foster civility, mentoring

Andrea-Leahy-Fucheck

Maryland’s appellate judges and the attorneys who appear before them have formed a group to enhance civility on the bench and bar, as well as mentor young lawyers.

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High court upholds Barbera’s statute-of-limitations suspension

Maryland’s then top judge acted within her constitutional authority in suspending the deadline for filing civil claims as she closed the clerks’ offices to stanch the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the state’s high court unanimously ruled Wednesday. In its ...

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Getty plans to write book, serve as assigned judge in retirement

Recently retired Court of Appeals Chief Judge Joseph M. Getty, who often regales visitors to Maryland’s high court with stories of its history, said he plans to put his words to paper.

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Maryland’s retiring top judge recalls ‘sleepless nights’ as she prepares to pass ‘the baton’

Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera didn't expect to spend her last 18 months trying to keep courts open in an effort to stanch a pandemic.

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Md. high court opens term, will hear sniper, student school board member cases

Maryland’s top court opened its 2021-2022 session Wednesday, a term in which it will take up the appeal of a Beltway sniper in considering whether the state constitution permits violent juvenile offenders ever to be sentenced to life without parole. ...

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Barbera’s final term included First Amendment, lost pet, gangland slaying cases

Maryland’s top court ended its 2020-2021 session Tuesday having issued rulings upholding Baltimore’s billboard tax against a free-speech challenge, limiting the compensation available for a negligently killed pet over a heartfelt dissent for beloved dogs and rejecting the duress defense ...

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Frosh, Barbera, Shah urge lawyers to do more pro bono work due to pandemic

Maryland’s top attorney and judge Thursday urged the state’s 40,000 lawyers to represent at least one low-income litigant for free or to volunteer hours of legal services during the next year to help the growing number of people facing bankruptcy, ...

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Retiring Chief Judge Barbera thanks bench and bar for ‘wonderful ride’

Maryland’s retiring top jurist Wednesday ended her last public appearance on the bench by thanking the state’s judiciary and more than 40,000 attorneys for “keeping the rule of law strong.” “I am gratified beyond words to do the work of ...

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