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Judge O'Malley announced the appointment of 7 Circuit Court Judges including two for Baltimore City

Here is the Announcement of New Judges appointed to the Circuit Courts today:


Governor O'Malley picks Seven Circuit Court Judges

Added by Jeffrey Scholnick on September 28, 2011 at 3:13pm — No Comments

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If you are traveling today, please note the following road closures per a Balto Co Government News Release

Please be safe in your travels:

Dozens of Roads Remain Flooded; Use Caution Page 1 of 2 9/8/2011• Dolfield & Owings Mills (tree partially blocking road)

Precinct 4/Pikesville

• Buckingham&PrinceGeorge • QueenAnnbetweenEssex&VillaNova

Precinct 7/Cockeysville

• Shawan Rd…


Added by Jeffrey Scholnick on September 8, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

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If you have Court in Baltimore City the next couple of days ALLOW YOURSELF ALOT OF EXTRA TIME OR MAKE ALTERNATIVE ARRANGEMENTS!!

I am a member of a list serve for the Maryland Association for Justice.  Two attorneys who work downtown & drove to work today have lamented the state of traffic for the next couple of days.  The email below is from a wonderful attorney by the name of Wendy Shiff who is a partner with Salsbury, Clements, Bekman, Marder & Adkins, L.L.C.  I pass it along for your edification. Based on her email below, if you have Court in Baltimore City, depositions or other meetings, you want to allow…


Added by Jeffrey Scholnick on September 1, 2011 at 11:59am — No Comments

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Courts closures today- August 29, 2011

The following courts are closed today as a result of Hurricane Irene damage per the Maryland State Courts website:

  • Baltimore City District Court – Wabash location is closed
  • Baltimore County District Court Catonsville and Towson locations closed, Essex location open – no phone service
  • Calvert County Circuit Court will be closed on Monday,…

Added by Jeffrey Scholnick on August 29, 2011 at 9:16am — No Comments

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Post- Irene information that may be helpful for your clients

I don’t know about you, but I am expecting a lot of calls this week from clients who have sustained property damage in Hurricane Irene (or maybe as a result of the earthquake last week, that seemed so mild after Mother Nature's behavior over the weekend.)  I thought I would pass this along to give you some information that will make these calls easier for you.

The Maryland Insurance Commission has recently posted some useful Press Releases that should be helpful.  I would recommend…


Added by Jeffrey Scholnick on August 28, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

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The Memorial Service for Michael Radcliffe- Sunday, August 7, 2011

Yesterday was the Memorial Service for Michael Radcliffe, which was held by his family at the Towson Sheraton.

Cantor Nancy Ginsberg, who is the Chaplain at Gilchrest Hospice, beautifully led a service with her outstanding voice, speech, and presence.  She allowed as many as a thousand members of Michael’s friends and family to join together and celebrate his life.  She sang songs and told wonderful stories…


Added by Jeffrey Scholnick on August 8, 2011 at 7:18pm — No Comments

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Jacke McCurdy, Part II- Jacke goes to Annapolis, beats Spiro Agnew!

This is a continuation of my last blog entry about the unconquerable Jacke McCurdy and her Oral History recorded by the Baltimore County Bar Association Historical Committee on July 29, 2011.

Jacke was appointed to the House of Delegates in 1964 and she pledged to not raise taxes.  As soon as she got to Annapolis, the leadership of the House asked her to support some new taxes.  She refused to violate her promise and the leadership threaten to steal some of the clients from her law…


Added by Jeffrey Scholnick on August 3, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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Jacke McCurdy, the First Female in the BCBA- A Woman of Many Firsts whose First Fee was a half dozen donuts

I had the honor of taking Jacqueline McCurdy Oral History on July 29,2011.  This Oral History was different than all of the rest in a number of ways.  First of all, Jacke lives in Florida, so we did this long distance.  We found a court reporter near Jacke’s home, Naples Reporting, where she could be video recorded.  Naples Reporting is owned by the ever helpful, ever professional Tony Wright, who had the…


Added by Jeffrey Scholnick on July 31, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

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Watch an incredible piece of music history this weekend for free- Concert for Bangladesh

The I Tunes store is allowing everyone to stream for free the late and great George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the show.  It includes some priceless performances by Harrison, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Ringo Starr among others.  I'm listening to it now & the sound quality is quite good.  I can almost feel my hair grow back in as I listen to "My Sweet Lord."  (Unfortunately, it's growing on my back, like an old man, instead of…


Added by Jeffrey Scholnick on July 30, 2011 at 9:26am — No Comments

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A Tip for the Busy Lawyer- Keep Up with Maryland Court Decision and Changes

Are you ever worried that a recent Maryland Appellate decision slipped past you before you went to Court?  Have you ever wondered why that attorney friend with whom you have lunch always knows the latest developments in the Court system before you do?  If the mail doesn't bring your Daily Record, do you panic because you may miss a pending Court of Appeals ruling that may affect the biggest case in your office?  If you are like me and your practice areas include Personal Injury, Criminal and…


Added by Jeffrey Scholnick on July 26, 2011 at 11:02pm — No Comments

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Remembering a Real Hero- Michael Radcliffe

I will always remember Mike Radcliffe as a Baltimore County Bar member whom I greatly admired.  With that bushy mustache, broad smile and those broader shoulders, he looked more like a rugby player than a lawyer.  Driving around Towson in his sharp convertible BMW, he always gave the appearance of strength and the confidence to overcome all obstacles.  So, when I heard about two years ago that Michael had ALS, I was shocked- it seemed as improbable as Lou Gehrig having the…


Added by Jeffrey Scholnick on July 23, 2011 at 10:53pm — 1 Comment

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Check out the new Google "+1" option for your website

I will defer to Tim Boj and Tim Faith on this new Google product, but it does appear that adding this to your website will increase traffic.  Tim & Tim, what do you think?  Check out the You Tube video below by going to the link.  

Google "+1"

Added by Jeffrey Scholnick on July 10, 2011 at 2:37pm — 1 Comment

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Judge Jacobson's Jesters- Part III- All That Jazz- Video!

You have to go to this link and watch the video retired Judge John Fader performing the most amazing song & dance routine.  He even plays harmonica!  Retired Judge John Fader played Judge Jacob Kidd in Judge Leonard Jacobson's 1986 production "Justice- All that Jazz".  Judge Fader  plays a Blues Brothers Judge a la John Belushi.  He is brilliant as he sings "Messin' with the Kidd."  

 You may have to wait a couple of minutes while the video loads, but it is worth the…


Added by Jeffrey Scholnick on July 4, 2011 at 9:08am — No Comments

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Happy Independence Day! Pictures of Parades from Baltimore County's Past (and a little music too.)

Parades are such a part of the July 4th holiday that I decided to peruse the parade photos from the wonderful website of the Baltimore County Public Library, the Legacy Web. As usual there were some delightful pictures to share with you. There are so many great pictures, that it is difficult to chose which ones to show you, but I hope you enjoy my selections.

This is a collage of photos from the July 4, 1922 parade in Sparrows Point (Source: Dundalk Historical Society)…


Added by Jeffrey Scholnick on July 1, 2011 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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Judge Jacobson's Jesters- Part II- All That Jazz

I wrote last week about the spectacular, comical musicals that Judge Leonard Jacobson wrote and directed in the 1980's. BCBA Executive Director Doris Barnes was kind enough to let me borrow the DVD of the 1986 version entitled "All That Jazz" and I have to tell you that it is a scream. If you have been a member of the BCBA for more than ten years, you will recognize most of the cast and will laugh through the songs and skits. We have to make duplicates of the DVD for people who wanted their…


Added by Jeffrey Scholnick on June 26, 2011 at 9:34pm — No Comments

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Powering up with Google Scholar

We all know how useful Google is in our continuous search for information.  I use it every day as a medical dictionary, to verify addresses & phone numbers as well as to obtain directions. I use it to check out the "skinny" on doctors before I depose them.  It is like the Library of Congress, the phone book, a world atlas and Sherlock Holmes all wrapped into one.

But how many of you have tried Google Scholar? 

If you have not used Google Scholar, you have got to try this…


Added by Jeffrey Scholnick on June 26, 2011 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

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Judge Jacobson's Jesters- Photos from the BCBA Follies

Here is my latest post on my blog,  If you enjoy what you read below, please go to my blog to read other entries.  Thanks in advance. Jeff


Judge Leonard Jacobson served on the Baltimore County Circuit Court from 1983 through 1994. He then served as a Special Master to the Baltimore County Settlement Court from 1994 through 1999.

However, his greatest contributions to the…


Added by Jeffrey Scholnick on June 18, 2011 at 12:15pm — No Comments

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BCBA Historical Committee Report for Stated Meeting on 6/16/11- A great year, but much more to do

On behalf of the BCBA Historical Committee, I have filed the following report for the Bar Association meeting this week:

The Committee embarked upon a number of projects this year.  Kudos to the entire Committee members for all of their hard work.  Their efforts included:

1. Photographing the portraits in Courtroom 5- since Old Courtroom 5 is closed except for special events, most members rarely see the beautiful portraits of our honored predecessors. Therefore, Doris Barnes arranged… Continue

Added by Jeffrey Scholnick on June 11, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

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