Tag Archives: transparency

Rules committee proposes stricter process for confidential e-filing

Retired Court of Appeals Judge Alan M. Wilner, chairman of the Judiciary’s rules committee, asked lawmakers to amend a 2000 law requiring judicial approval of the sale of structured settlements by changing ‘that “or” to an “and,”’’ thus permitting judges to approve structured settlements if they are ‘necessary, reasonable and appropriate.’ (File photo)

The Maryland Judiciary has proposed new rules to crack down on potential misuse of an electronic filing feature that allows attorneys to shield documents from public view. The Court of Appeals Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure fast-tracked the ...

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Wilner: Police officer Case Search rule change an ‘honest mistake’

The proposal has the outspoken support of the rules committee’s chair, Alan M. Wilner, who said the clarification would impose no financial cost on the state.

The chair of Maryland’s rules committee told the Court of Appeals on Monday a rule change removing police officers’ names from online court records was an “honest mistake.” Retired Judge Alan M. Wilner, who chairs the committee, said the recommendation ...

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Goodwill rates high for transparency

Goodwill Industries International, based in Rockville, has been recognized for reaching the highest level of transparency. Goodwill Industries International announced it has been rated at the Gold level by the GuideStar Exchange, which seeks to advance transparency among nonprofits. GuideStar ...

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Democratic reversal delays House debate on Baltimore school construction bill

With an updated fiscal analysis of a revised plan to overhaul Baltimore schools unavailable, Republican lawmakers in the House of Delegates pressed proponents Wednesday night to delay debate on House Bill 860 for another day.

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