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4th Circuit: Client Protection Fund can require Social Security numbers

The requirement that Maryland attorneys share their Social Security numbers with the state Judiciary’s Client Protection Fund or face suspension survived a right-to-privacy challenge in a federal appeals court Tuesday.

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Judges call on Md. legislature to assert itself in mental health issue

ANNAPOLIS — Members of Maryland’s judiciary Tuesday called on legislators to ensure that the state health department promptly care for criminal defendants waiting for court-ordered psychological evaluations for possible commitment or to determine their competency to stand trial. Baltimore City District Court Judge George ...

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Bills to add judges move through General Assembly

ANNAPOLIS – Cross-filed bills in the General Assembly that would add judges to Maryland’s courts have moved through their respective chambers with little resistance. A representative from the Maryland Judiciary was asked no questions at a House Judiciary Committee hearing ...

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Md. courts hope to see caseloads alleviated with additional judges

After two years without any additional judges, the Maryland Judiciary is hopeful that some of the most bogged-down jurisdictions will see additions to their ranks in the next fiscal year. Two bills cross-filed in the General Assembly propose to add ...

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Md. Court of Appeals to weigh rule protecting settlement sellers

Maryland’s top court on Thursday will consider and possibly vote on a proposed rule designed to ensure judges protect recipients of structured financial settlements from being exploited if they choose to sell them to a third party due to an imminent need for money.

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