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  • Ehrlich paid $168,000 for Schurick lawyers

    Ehrlich paid $168,000 for Schurick lawyers
    Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. used $168,000 of leftover campaign funds to pay for defense attorneys for Paul Schurick, his longtime aide who was convicted on charges of electoral fraud rising out of Ehrlich's failed run against Gov. Martin O'Malley in...
  • Md. 'robo-signing' case thrown out of federal court

    A class-action lawsuit over alleged foreclosure "robo-signing" was thrown out of federal court in Greenbelt last week when a judge ruled that the plaintiffs could have raised those complaints during their foreclosure cases. The robo-signing scandal &#...
  • Got legal troubles? Get free legal advice in Baltimore on Saturday

      On Saturday — Oct. 29th — Marylanders with legal problems can meet one-on-one with lawyers volunteering at a free legal clinic. The lawyers will deal with civil, not criminal issues. Topics that can be addressed: Divorce and child...
  • Legal services programs for poor facing cuts

    A major funder of legal services for the poor will shave its grants by at least 5 percent across Maryland — even after dipping into its reserves. The 34 agencies that receive money from the Maryland Legal Services Corp. have been told to submit...
  • Robert B. Green

    Robert B. Green
    Robert Belknap Green, the managing partner of a Towson law firm, died Oct. 28 at Sinai Hospital after suffering a heart attack while driving to work. The Roland Park resident was 61. "Bob was the best partner and friend anyone could ever have," said...
  • Paw & Order: One Columbia law firm is making sure pets have a voice

    Paw & Order: One Columbia law firm is making sure pets have a voice
    The Thienel Law Firm of Columbia has four associates. Managing member Stephen C. Thienel, however, has two more of his own -- chocolate Labs Mocha and Star, who spend the day greeting clients or curled up in his office, where they could be poster pups...
  • Stephen J. Hughes

    Stephen J. Hughes
    Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Grand Masonic Lodge, 304 International Circle, Cockeysville, for Stephen J. Hughes, 57, a former economist and founding partner of the Towson law firm of Treanor Pope and Hughes, who died June 4. Mr....
  • Don't cut legal aid to the poor

    An elderly mother faced foreclosure, an all too common problem for many. What was uncommon about this particular case was that the state of this mother's financial affairs was not her own doing. The woman's daughter refinanced her mortgage several times,...
  • b cover story: Is law school worth it?

    b cover story: Is law school worth it?
    Ever since he was a kid, Benjamin Arem wanted to be a lawyer. When he graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2006, Arem put his law school aspirations on hold to become an accountant. All the while, law remained his passion. So, in the fall of 2009, he...
  • Their day in court

    Their day in court
    Every Wednesday at noon, debt collection lawyers take their seats behind a thick wooden table in a downtown Baltimore courtroom for a ritual they call the "rocket docket." It's one way officials at the city District Court try to unclog a backlog of...
  • Small unpaid bills put residents at risk

    Homeowners who owe just a few hundred dollars in municipal debts - including Baltimore City water bills - often are hit with thousands of dollars in fees from private debt collectors and can lose their homes if they don't pay up. At least 400 city...
  • Murder-suicide inquiry turns to father's financial dealings

    One hint that something might have been amiss in William Parente's professional life came from a nondescript law office in a shopping center in Queens. Attorney Bruce Montague, uneasy about an investment he had made through Parente, asked for his money...