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Baltimore prosecutors ready to file 800 motions to vacate convictions

Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby: '

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 ...

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

A lack of protection for structured settlements has ‘left open the ability of factoring [or purchasing] companies to take improper advantage of vulnerable recipients,’ says Alan M. Wilner, chairman of the Maryland Judiciary’s rules committee.(File photo)

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. ...

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

“The objective is to communicate to laypersons and prospective clients what the lawyer does. If I say I specialize in attorney discipline cases, I’m communicating to you the nature of what my practice is about. If I were to tell you I specialize in ERISA litigation, I would be falsely representing the nature of my practice.” (File photo)

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 ...

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

“The objective is to communicate to laypersons and prospective clients what the lawyer does. If I say I specialize in attorney discipline cases, I’m communicating to you the nature of what my practice is about. If I were to tell you I specialize in ERISA litigation, I would be falsely representing the nature of my practice.” (File photo)

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 ...

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Rules Committee takes up bail-review process

With the General Assembly having spoken, Maryland’s top court will soon consider and vote on a procedural rule for providing public defenders to indigent defendants at bail review hearings. A Maryland Judiciary panel gave its approval to the proposed rule ...

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