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Aug 3, 2023

Md. Supreme Court will weigh new rule for release of court audio recordings

Maryland's Supreme Court will meet next month to consider a new rule that would govern the public's access to audio recordings of court proceedings.

May 12, 2023

Judiciary panel weighs replacing ‘safe harbor’ rule for electronic discovery

The Maryland Judiciary’s Rules Committee will consider clarifying what steps a judge can take when electronically stored information isn't preserved for discovery purposes.

May 10, 2022

Md. high court walks back discovery change in attorney grievance cases

The Court of Appeals has modified its discovery rules in attorney grievance proceedings, but not before a meeting to discuss the issue turned into a scathing critique of one lawyer.

Mar 30, 2022

High court refers dispute over attorney grievance discovery rules to committee

The Maryland Judiciary's rules committee will revisit a recent change to discovery rules after the revision became a key issue in a pending attorney grievance proceeding.

Sep 5, 2019

Baltimore prosecutors ready to file 800 motions to vacate convictions

ANNAPOLIS — Baltimore prosecutors are preparing to file nearly 800 motions to vacate convictions that relied significantly on testimony from corrupt police officers under a new law that takes effect Oct. 1. Deputy State’s Attorney Janice Bledsoe told the Court of Appeals Rules Committee Thursday that the office had identified at least 790 convictions it […]

Nov 16, 2018

Committee set to finalize changes to judicial disabilities rules

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 Judge Alan M. Wilner, chairman of the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, […]

Oct 25, 2018

Proposed Md. judicial discipline rules redefine reprimand, add discovery requirements

In an attempt to address problems cited by judges and the Court of Appeals, a proposed update to Maryland’s rules governing judicial ethics would create an avenue for Court of Appeals review, allow immediate notice of complaints and require discovery disclosures. The draft was posted to the website for the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and […]

May 13, 2018

Rules committee to revisit judicial discipline amendments

Maryland’s top court has ordered a Judiciary committee to revisit amendments to the judicial discipline rules, changes set aside in 2016 while a challenge to the process was on appeal. The Court of Appeals last week told the Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure to take up the proposed rule changes again in […]

Apr 11, 2017

Md. lawyers still in gray area with rule change on ‘specialist’

Maryland lawyers, as of this month, are allowed to use the word “specialize” when advertising their area of practice. But because the word was prohibited for so long, attorneys and those who enforce the Maryland Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct are cautious about when it can be used. “Just because the rule has been amended, […]

Oct 18, 2016

Rules Committee proposes letting Md. attorneys call themselves ‘specialists’

Maryland attorneys have long been prohibited from advertising themselves as “specialists” in a particular area of law. But a proposed change to the Maryland Rules would lift that ban, largely due to concern over whether it is constitutional. The Maryland Judiciary’s Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure has proposed the Court of Appeals […]

Feb 12, 2016

Md. rules panel: Let feds do what they want on discovery

Maryland does not have to change its rules of civil procedure just because the federal courts amend theirs, the state Judiciary’s rules committee said Friday.

Aug 26, 2012

Editorial Advisory Board: Contributory negligence – Let the legislature decide

The Court of Appeals of Maryland appears to be ready to strike down the doctrine of contributory negligence.

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