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Rules committee proposes stricter process for confidential e-filing

Retired Court of Appeals Judge Alan M. Wilner, chairman of the Judiciary’s rules committee, asked lawmakers to amend a 2000 law requiring judicial approval of the sale of structured settlements by changing ‘that “or” to an “and,”’’ thus permitting judges to approve structured settlements if they are ‘necessary, reasonable and appropriate.’ (File photo)

The Maryland Judiciary has proposed new rules to crack down on potential misuse of an electronic filing feature that allows attorneys to shield documents from public view. The Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure fast-tracked the ...

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Charles Co. court rescinds order barring CD recordings of proceedings

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Charles County Circuit Court officials have rescinded a 2005 policy that prevented individuals from requesting and receiving copies of audio recordings, which is generally permitted under state rules. The administrative order, which prohibited the court from providing audio recordings to ...

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Baltimore judge’s order restricting court recording access is invalidated

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A judge last week invalidated an administrative order that restricted access to CD recordings of courtroom proceedings in Baltimore City Circuit Court, finding the order conflicted with the Maryland Rules. Justine Barron, a Baltimore woman who requested a copy of ...

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Parties debate judge’s right to limit access to court audio

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A Baltimore woman is asking a judge to declare that the Baltimore City Circuit Court administrative judge exceeded his authority when he issued a broad order in April revoking the public’s general right to obtain audio recordings of court proceedings. The ...

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Lawyers for judiciary defend ‘broadcast ban’ in motion to dismiss lawsuit

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Judges and court employees are asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a law that prohibits sharing audio or video of criminal court proceedings. The “broadcast ban” has been on the books since 1981 and ...

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Committee’s proposed changes to judicial discipline rules go to Md. high court

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Long-awaited updates to Maryland’s judicial discipline process will now go to the Court of Appeals for final approval after the committee in charge of amendments agreed on recommendations. The Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure submitted its report ...

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Committee set to finalize changes to judicial disabilities rules

Alan M. Wilner, chairman of the Rules committee, said a revised proposal concerning lawyers’ scheduling conflicts balances the trial judges’ desire to control their dockets and the lawyers’ business concerns in ‘what appears to be the reality of law practice in the 21st century.’ (Maximilian Franz/The Daily Record)

ANNAPOLIS — The committee in charge of recommending amendments to the Maryland Rules will attempt to balance concerns from stakeholders before submitting an overhaul of the Judicial Disabilities rules to the Court of Appeals for approval. Retired Court of Appeals ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Time for an update to the Rule on harassment

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Whether the Rules Committee adopts the model rule in its entirety or decides to take a more targeted rule like they did in 2005, we believe it is time for the Rules Committee to revisit Maryland’s Rule on misconduct.

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