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MSBA panel examines how mediation in orphans’ court can keep feuding families together

When families fight, mediation can help resolve disputes before rifts form and relatives stop speaking to each other. And, as people live longer, there are more possible conflicts among family members about who takes care of an aging parent, who ...

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Commentary: Retired judges should be allowed to mediate and sit on the bench

I find myself taking strong exception to The Daily Record Editorial Advisory Board’s recent editorial advocating that retired judges who also privately mediate be barred from continuing to serve on the bench on a part-time basis. (“Private mediator, judge or ...

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Editorial Advisory Board: Private mediator, judge or both?

The Maryland Code of Judicial Conduct states that a judge shall act at all times in a manner that promotes public confidence in the independence, integrity and impartiality of the Judiciary. In Maryland, state judges must retire at age 70, ...

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