Maryland Legal News

  • There’s been a conviction in the horrific Stephen Pitcairn stabbing murder. Reporters were camped out during my trial with a bank of microphones. After our verdict Wednesday, I stepped into the microphones and pretended to give a statement. Okay, you had to be there but it was funny.
  • Starting your own practice: you’re doing it wrong.
  • Legalize medical marijuana, says The Sun.
  • Should legendary Ocean City nightspot Seacrets be held liable under dram-shop law for a boating accident caused by someone who got drunk at the club? The boater and the plaintiff were actually ferried to the boater’s vessel by Seacrets.
  • Law schools should set up law firms as training grounds for students, says a Maryland Law professor.
  • “Is it wrong for an older attor­ney to use ethics as a weapon against younger attor­neys? If by that you mean to beat some­body with a bound Rules of Pro­fes­sional Respon­si­bilty, then yes.
    If you mean to increase aware­ness of the poten­tial pit­falls for a newly barred attor­ney going solo, then no.”