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Tag Archives: Mary Ellen Barbera

Frosh, Barbera, Shah urge lawyers to do more pro bono work due to pandemic (access required)

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’ (access required)

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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Barbera’s legacy includes landmark cases, pandemic management, court reform (access required)

Maryland Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera began her tenure as the state’s top jurist and the Judiciary’s lead administrator in July 2013 by pledging to strive for the “equal, fair and timely administration of justice.”

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Bredar eases mask mandate for vaccinated U.S. court participants

Fully vaccinated participants in U.S. District Court proceedings in Maryland will be allowed to remove their masks at the presiding judge’s discretion beginning Tuesday, the federal court’s chief judge said, citing sharp reductions in the number of COVID-19 cases and ...

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Courts in Montgomery, Harford, Baltimore counties get new administrators (access required)

Ruth A. Jakubowski will become administrative judge for the circuit courts of Baltimore and Harford counties beginning Dec. 19, Maryland’s top jurist said Friday. Court of Appeals Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera has also approved the appointment of Sherri D. ...

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Md. high court opens term: Billboards, rap lyrics, CSI effect on docket (access required)

Maryland’s top court Thursday opens the public sessions of its 2020-2021 term, during which it will consider the constitutionality of Baltimore’s tax on billboard operators, whether a judge properly admitted into evidence the violent rap lyrics of an accused killer ...

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