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Kent Co. Orphan’s Court judge resolves disciplinary case over DUI (access required)

A disciplinary case against a Kent County Orphan’s Court judge has been resolved confidentially, the Commission on Judicial Disabilities announced Thursday. Judge Amy L. Nickerson was charged with violating the Maryland Code of Judicial Conduct last year after she received probation ...

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Orphan’s Court judge facing discipline for March DUI arrest (access required)

A Kent County Orphan’s Court judge who was charged with driving under the influence earlier this year but retained her seat in the election is facing disciplinary action. Judge Amy L. Nickerson received probation before judgment in July on one count of driving ...

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Foulger family regains control of estate, assets from caregiver (access required)

The family of Foulger-Pratt Cos. founder Sidney W. Foulger regained control over his multimillion-dollar estate and the charitable foundation he started with his wife after settling lawsuits with his longtime caregiver. A month-long trial was set to begin in Montgomery ...

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Letter to the editor: Response to 10/15/12 Editorial Advisory Board column (access required)

Editor’s note: The Oct. 15 column included a quote from testimony of the Maryland Association of Judges of the Orphans’ Courts, given in support of a constitutional amendment to require Orphans’ Court judges in Baltimore to be lawyers. The letter below opens with that quote.

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Editorial Advisory Board: Orphans’ Court judges need legal training (access required)

In preparing for your death, you should, of course, have written and executed a will and made sure your heirs know where your property is and how to secure it once you die. The popular press is filled with advice about other steps you should take to protect your property after you die. It is always a good idea to contact an attorney who specializes in wills, trusts and estates (and other matters of elder law, including durable power of attorney and living wills to advance your interests should you become ill or suffer an incapacitating accident) to assist you in planning for the future.

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Md. secretary of state certifies ballot language

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s secretary of state has certified ballot language for seven statewide questions voters will decide in November. Secretary of State John McDonough on Monday certified language for three constitutional amendments, three referendum petitions and a referendum on the ...

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Assembly passes Orphans’ Court measure

ANNAPOLIS — Prince George’s County may be the next jurisdiction to require that judges on its Orphans’ Court be Maryland lawyers. Before finishing its session at midnight, the General Assembly passed Senate Bill 281. The measure authorizes a statewide ballot ...

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First Baltimore: Will Prince George’s be next? (access required)

Saying Baltimore had the right idea, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. is seeking a constitutional amendment that would require the judges on the Prince George’s County Orphan’s Court to be Maryland attorneys. “Life is so complicated and estates ...

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