Last week I learned of the passing of Amira Milad, an IT administrator in a medium-sized law firm where I worked for many years in Pikesville. That firm and I severed ties some years ago, but I recall Amira warmly for her decency and generosity with her time on many technical issues that can arise in
Friolo sued Frankel under the Maryland wage payment and collection statute, and the rest has been 14 years of trial and appellate history, including the appointment of a special master and three trips to Maryland’s highest court. A lot of the fighting has dealt with attorneys’ fees, specifically the reasonableness of requested fee-shifting under Md.
As I have discussed elsewhere, I am a big fan of Clio practice management software for law firms. I have often wished that I had something analogous to manage non-professional household projects, though Evernote comes close. Especially since Clio made a major upgrade to its management of escrow accounts as few years ago (allowing exclusion
Mark Britton of Avvo.com thinks that I should market to my clients in a way that suggests that I want to kiss them. Um, no. Lawyer jokes to the contrary aside, we are not sex workers. I used to advertise with Avvo, and had a moderately favorable opinion of Avvo with some reservations. I feel
Workers who receive severance pay are generally disqualified from receiving unemployment benefits for the period over which the severance accrues. This is true whether the severance is paid in a lump sum or in the payment method by which regular salary or wages were paid. However, this is not the trap. The trap is that
Sexual harassment cases under Title VII are difficult for many reasons. The alleged harassers are often mortified by the accusations, regardless of the degree of truth or falsehood therein. The claimants are generally hurt, angry and financially wounded, often humiliatingly so. Reputations of alleged harassers and claimants are on the line, especially in image-conscious professions
This is a brief update on the happenings here at the law office. 1) GayLawNet.com. The Law Office has registered its Reisterstown office with GayLawNet.com, a international directory for LGBT and LGBT-friendly legal resources. According to its mission statement, GayLawNet.com provides access to the latest LGBT legal news and the “simplest access to a gay or lesbian (or gay
In February 2014, following oral argument in January, the Maryland Court of Appeals disbarred an attorney for emailing a number of attorneys, including long-time former Attorney Grievance Commission member George Meng, Esquire, defamatory claims of corruption regarding a number of judges and elected officials including the Attorney General. Opinion of Judge Greene in Attorney Grievance