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Jan 4, 2010

Law blog round-up

Welcome back to everyone who was out of the office over the holidays, and Happy 2010! A variety of legal news clippings to smooth your way back to working a full week: First, 2009 is behind us, and according to numbers compiled by Law Shucks, when it comes to big law firm layoffs, that’s a […]

Oct 5, 2009

This Week in Maryland Lawyer

On the Cover:  Welcome to the first Monday in October! This morning marks the Supreme Court debut of Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler and Assistant Public Defender Celia Anderson Davis, who will argue over a Hagerstown man’s child sex abuse conviction. The question is whether a request for counsel, years earlier, should have stopped […]

Sep 21, 2009

This week in Maryland Lawyer

ON THE COVER: Ethics and the Internet – The World Wide Web can be a great marketing tool, directing potential clients to an attorney at the click of a mouse. But a nationwide complaint alleges many lawyers using the technology might be violating ethical rules.   It will be legal-acronym heaven in Baltimore this week, as […]

Aug 24, 2009

This week in Maryland Lawyer

They didn’t set out to hang out their shingles — at least, not yet — but the economy made it the most attractive option for these new solo practitioners. Read The Accidental Solo, this related story on setting up shop, and these tips on running your own practice. The University of Maryland law school’s Appellate and Post-Conviction Advocacy Clinic […]

Jun 22, 2009

This Week in Maryland Lawyer

On the Cover: Right on the Money — Murder. Larceny. Can this really be a civil insurance case? Also, a 2-1 panel of the 4th Circuit upholds the federal sex offender registration law and a regulation that makes it apply retroactively. In Breaking News, a retired Rockville lawyer escapes disbarment by a single vote on the […]

Jun 2, 2009

Are you hiring?

Are you an employer looking to hire lawyers? As in, more than one? Do you know of someone who is? Stop laughing. I’m serious. I’ve been writing a lot lately about the terrible legal job market, which just gets worse every time a firm lays off more lawyers. But there are law firms, companies, nonprofits […]

Mar 16, 2009

This week in Maryland Lawyer

With declining markets and law-firm layoffs in the news, soon-to-be lawyers are wondering about their own job prospects, Caryn Tamber writes. Prospects are looking up, though, for two civil servants who were fired after campaigning for their newly elected boss’s opponent. The Court of Appeals said the workers should not have been booted out of court on […]

Mar 10, 2009

Meanwhile, back on the waterfront…

The Snow Bird’s latest “sail or sale” date is a week from Friday and the long-stuck ship’s odds of floating out of Baltimore and down to dry dock in the Dominican Republic — its owner’s plan — any time soon are starting to look like a snowball’s chance in…the Caribbean heat. Sure, the owner, Deo […]

Mar 3, 2009

This week in Maryland Lawyer

ON THE COVER:  As the effective date of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008 looms, employers are asking what they must do to comply with the law to avoid high penalties and punitive damages. The Court of Appeals holds that a jury instruction on cross-racial identification was misleading. In Breaking News, the Court of […]

Jan 12, 2009

This week in Maryland Lawyer

ON THE COVER:  While the death penalty and police surveillance may be this year’s hot topics, legislators also plan to tackles issues such as development controls and victims’ rights during the 2009 General Assembly session. Through foot patrols, community meetings, media awareness and security details, the Guardian Angels aim to deter crime in Baltimore. Read […]

Jan 5, 2009

This week in Maryland Lawyer

ON THE COVER: Lawyers find meaning in misfortune by overcoming tragedy in order to give victims a voice. Caryn Tamber writes about two lawyers who turned life-changing experiences into a chance to help others — and new careers. Changes made by Congress to the Americans With Disabilities Act — including an expanded definition of disability […]

Dec 29, 2008

This week in Maryland Lawyer

ON THE COVER: Despite efforts made by the state to reduce the disparity, Maryland’s prison population remains mostly black. Legal Affairs writer Danny Jacobs writes about the recent Court of Appeals decision denying Trinity Assembly of God the right to build a huge electronic sign along the Baltimore Beltway, which marked the court’s first interpretation […]

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