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Tag Archives: Maryland Law COVID-19

Editorial Advisory Board: Affidavit judgments, due process, and emergency proceedings

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While we recognize the tremendous challenges facing the Maryland courts during the pandemic and court closure, we raise a troubling issue regarding some district courts that are issuing affidavit judgments during the court closure. Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera’s administrative ...

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COVID-19: What employers need to know about H-1B employees

Companies employing individuals holding H-1B specialty occupation visas are already aware that the status comes along with a lot of regulations and requirements.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, the issues all companies are facing in terms of telework operations, reduction in ...

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Md. Judiciary may let law grads practice due to COVID-19

With cancellation of the July bar exam a possibility, the Maryland Judiciary is considering whether law school graduates denied an opportunity to take the test this summer should be permitted to begin practicing under the supervision of attorneys. Court of Appeals ...

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Suit challenges bond hearing policies, practices in Immigration Court

Attorneys for three jailed immigrants filed a class action lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore challenging what they say are unconstitutional bond hearing policies and practices of the Baltimore Immigration Court that lead to the arbitrary detention of ...

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Ah, the joys of videoconferencing!

With so many people now homebound, videoconferences have become the new communication norm.  From board meetings to happy hours to religious services, videoconference technology has allowed us to stay connected, continue business, remain observant and socialize. Personally, I enjoy getting ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: The limits of executive authority

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President Donald Trump recently proclaimed that he intended to order states to reopen their economies and lift stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders issued by governors to protect the health and safety of citizens amid the coronavirus pandemic. “When somebody is the ...

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MSAA cancels summer conference due to coronavirus pandemic

The Maryland State’s Attorneys’ Association announced Wednesday that it has canceled its summer conference, scheduled for June 15 to 17 in Ocean City, given the COVID-19 pandemic. “We will not reschedule this conference for the remainder of this year, but ...

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