California Considers Ban on Sex Between Lawyers and ClientsThe nation's largest state bar association is overhauling ethics rules for attorneys for the first time in 30 years, and some lawyers are unhappy about a proposal that would open them up to discipline for having sex with clients.
Lawmakers Spar On Ruling Requiring Lawyers At Bail HearingsMaryland attorneys and lawmakers sparred Friday about a proposed constitutional amendment to nullify a court ruling that requires government-funded lawyers to be present at initial bail review hearings for the poor, but the debate might be all that results from the proposal this year.
Judge Rejects Request To Dismiss Chris Brown CaseSinger Chris Brown's assault case is going forward after a judge in Washington rejected a request to dismiss it.
Volunteer Corps Of Lawyers Helps Service MembersThe JAC is a unit of the Maryland Defense Force, a group of uniformed civilian volunteers that supports military members by providing professional services. About 30 to 40 attorneys serve in the unit, helping guardsmen and others with matters ranging from wills to child custody cases.
Levy Of $5 Kicks In For New Professionalism Center For LawyersThe Maryland Judiciary last month began billing the state's lawyers $5 to help fund a new center aimed at improving civility in the profession and ensure that lawyers stay focused on serving clients and promoting the proper administration of justice.
Database Provides Information On Attorneys' WorkInjury lawyers in Maryland now have what may be the legal profession's equivalent of a rap sheet.
Frostburg State Student Indicted On Murder ChargeA female Frostburg State University student has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the stabbing of another female student.
Ex-Lawmaker Testifies At Currie's Bribery TrialThe defense is expected to begin presenting its case in the bribery trial of Maryland state Sen. Ulysses Currie.
Werner's Serves Its Last Meal After Decades Of ServiceA downtown institution closed its doors Friday after more than six decades of service. Werner's was a favorite breakfast and lunch spot for many, but tough economic times took a toll on this classic restaurant.