Negotiating On Behalf Of A Client: Know The Client's Goals & Your Settlement Authority

New legal practitioners have an uphill battle to fight when it comes to learning how the profession is actually practiced from day-to-day. From inside the courtroom to inside the conference room a new lawyer has to always be on the lookout for…

Maryland General Corporation Law Amended: What Are The Duties Of A Corporation's Director

On April 26, 2016, Governor Hogan signed House Bill 354, which amends the Maryland General Corporation Law as it pertains to the duties of directors of Maryland corporations. The amended law states that the directors need only only with the…

Seeking An Uncontested Divorce In Maryland: A New Law You Need To Know

Starting October 1, 2015, the preliminary time period required for two spouses to be separated in order to seek a divorce was eliminated in Maryland for certain couples. Previously, state law required that the two spouses agree to separate,…

Restoring The Right To Vote for Virginia's Felons - The Partisan Fight Is Over, For Now

Whenever America enters the home stretch of an election cycle, the argument over voting rights also tends to heat up. In a previous post the concept of restoring voting rights to felons was discussed, specifically in Virginia under Governor…

A New Law That Maryland DUI Attorneys Need To Be Aware Of - Effective October 1, 2016

Maryland has become one of the more progressive states in recent history. Whether it be in protecting one’s privacy, moving towards bridging the gap in pay inequality, and now from protecting us from ourselves. The concept of driving while…

About To Contact A Bankruptcy Lawyer? Some Information To Consider If You Have Private Student Loans

Student loans are a major issue in contemporary society. The possibility of getting your student loan discharged is all but gone. Prior to 2005, private student loans were dischargeable without any showing of an “undue hardship,” as is required…

Should Being Convicted Of A Felony Deny You The Right To Vote Forever?

This is an unfortunate issue that has plagued the United States for a long time. When someone becomes a felon, they have for a moment allowed themselves to be removed from society for a crime they committed and were convicted for. This temporary…

Guns Are Okay IN The Classroom?

The recent denial of 3 professors who sought a preliminary injunction against the allowance of concealed carry on University of Texas’ Austin campus continues the debate on gun policies in the United States. The professors were trying to stop…

Think Twice About Being The "Cool" Parents The Next Time Minors Want To Drink At Your House

Too often you hear of parents willing to allow their underage children and their respective friends drink at their home. “At least I will be there to supervise,” they rationalize with themselves; or try to convince themselves that they can…

An Important SEC Accounting And Enforcement Release To Consider Involving Your Internal Controls

After major scandals like Enron, WorldCom and Tyco, one would think that companies and their directors would understand that there are targets on all their backs now. The SEC is coming for them, and eventually they all get caught.   The…