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Kent Co. Orphan’s Court judge resolves disciplinary case over DUI

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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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Editorial Advisory Board: Orphans’ Court judges need legal training

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?

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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