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Twitter proves its worth again

On Monday, I had a cover story in Maryland Lawyer about an innovative and mildly controversial new program in Baltimore that will bring a service dog into child abuse forensic interviews and courtrooms. If you haven’t checked it out, please ...

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Monday law blog round-up

Happy Presidents Day! What happens to those stuck in jail awaiting a bail review hearing when the courts are closed for days because of the weather? “The deaths of a Garden City family in a Maryland hotel room have ignited ...

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Lawyer mom, stay-at-home dad

Newsflash: apparently, it’s a teensy bit difficult to balance a demanding law job with a family! Enter the stay-at-home spouse, with a twist. The American Lawyer has a piece today on high-powered female lawyers who have at-home husbands: Barbara Becker, ...

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Briefs and baby bottles

The American Lawyer had a piece earlier this month on an Iowa law firm where the boss lets employees bring their babies to the office. (Without looking–quick: what gender is the boss?) From the story: Roxanne Conlin still remembers how ...

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Of furloughs and following orders

While much of the state’s government will be shut down on Friday by Executive Order 01.01.2009.11, the courts will be up and running under Chief Judge Bell’s Administrative Order Pertaining to Temporary Salary Reduction etc. The distinction might seem clear ...

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Pensions and Pregnancy

For Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, it must be a case of deja vu all over again, as Yogi Berra would say. The Supreme Court, over her dissent Monday, upheld a provision of an AT&T Corp. pension program that had subtracted from ...

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Law-firm layoffs: Should you be afraid?

From the American Lawyer by way of Texas Lawyer comes this short piece on how firms decide which associates to lay off. It’s worth a read, though there’s nothing earth-shattering. David Bario and Drew Combs write: So how are associates ...

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Ladies, pack your bags for Norway

After I wrote an article last week on the staggeringly low number of women who fill seats on the boards of Maryland’s publicly owned companies, I heard from the people who do marketing for Norway (yes, Norway the country) here ...

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