Maryland’s federal court saw fewer filings in last year, with civil case filings dropping 1.7 percent and criminal filings dipping even more at 8.6 percent compared to the previous year.
Lawyers who used to handle the occasional trust or will dispute are finding themselves in Orphans’ Court more and more these days. For some, what was once a “spinoff” has turned into their main practice area.
Maryland’s highest court will not reconsider its decision that defendants have a constitutional right to legal counsel at their earliest bail hearings.
Gov. Martin O’Malley has appointed three judges to the Court of Special Appeals.
Attorneys for a former U.S. Naval Academy football player accused of sexual assault are back in court to argue that political pressure influenced the decision to prosecute him.
Maryland’s highest court will review its decision to require a lawyer at every defendant’s initial bail hearing.
An attorney representing poor defendants is urging Maryland’s highest court to move ahead with an order requiring lawyers to be provided for indigent defendants at initial bail hearings.
A man who killed his parents and two brothers when he was 15 is due in court on a request for a sentence modification.
Singer Chris Brown is expected to return to court for a status hearing in a case in which he’s accused of hitting a man outside a Washington, D.C. hotel.
A preliminary hearing has been postponed for a District of Columbia police officer charged with running a prostitution ring involving teenage girls.
The fired chief of staff for Sen. Lamar Alexander made his first court appearance Thursday on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.
The meeting of a task force grappling with a court ruling that requires attorneys for criminal defendants at initial bail hearings was postponed because of bad weather.