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Baltimore prosecutors ready to file 800 motions to vacate convictions (access required)

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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Committee set to finalize changes to judicial disabilities rules (access required)

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 ...

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Proposed Md. judicial discipline rules redefine reprimand, add discovery requirements (access required)

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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Rules committee to revisit judicial discipline amendments (access required)

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 ...

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Md. lawyers still in gray area with rule change on ‘specialist’ (access required)

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’ (access required)

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 (access required)

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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