How Hard is it to Pass the Maryland Bar Exam?
Jill Kolodner | September 8, 2020 | Maryland Law
It is hard to rate each state’s bar exam’s difficulty, as there is no standard metric for measuring difficulty. You can look at the pass/fail rates, but you can have a state with an incredibly difficult test and well-prepared participants that will skew the numbers. Overall, Maryland ranks in the bottom one-fourth of the country… read more
Consequences of Using Your Cell Phone While Driving in Maryland
Jill Kolodner | September 3, 2020 | Maryland Law
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving resulted in 2,841 deaths in 2018, and the national numbers have climbed since then. Unfortunately, distracted driving is a huge problem in the state of Maryland, as well. So, the state has gone to great lengths to combat distracted driving practices – particularly those… read more
Teen Driving Laws in Maryland: What Every Teen Driver & Parent Should Know
Jill Kolodner | August 19, 2020 | Maryland Law
A teenager getting their driver’s license is an almost universal milestone that every teen looks forward to. It also fills every parent with a strange mixture of pride, fear, and dread. Parents’ fears are not unfounded. Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death among those 16-19 years of age. According to the… read more
Is it Legal to Drive Barefoot in Maryland?
Jill Kolodner | July 9, 2020 | Maryland Law
Many people prefer to drive barefoot. The first thing they do when they get into their car is to kick their shoes off. However, what happens if they are pulled over by the police? Will they get a traffic ticket for driving without shoes in Maryland? What happens if they are involved in a traffic… read more
Is It Legal to Own a Pet Sloth in Maryland?
Jill Kolodner | July 7, 2020 | Maryland Law
Maryland is one of the many states in the country that prohibits the ownership of certain wild or exotic animals. While the law does not apply to zoos and other approved institutions, individuals cannot own the animals as pets. What Exotic Animals are Banned in Maryland? Maryland criminal code §621(b)(1) states that individuals may not… read more
What Should I Wear to Court?
Jill Kolodner | July 5, 2020 | Maryland Law
Even though people should not judge you based on your appearance, appearances can make a difference in court. Judges and jurors are human. It can be difficult not to allow our impressions about a person’s attire to impact our assumptions about that person. Therefore, what you wear to court is important. Whether you are defending… read more
What You Need to Know About Powers of Attorney in Maryland
Jill Kolodner | July 2, 2020 | Maryland Law
Powers of attorney can be beneficial in managing your finances and healthcare. They can also avoid the need for a court-appointed guardian. However, there are several things that you should know about powers of attorney in Maryland before you execute one of these documents. What is a Power of Attorney? A power of attorney is… read more
New Law Changes Coming to Maryland in 2020
Jill Kolodner | July 1, 2020 | Maryland Law
Every year, Maryland’s legislature enacts new laws that impact the lives of Maryland residents. Laws are enacted or changed that relate to criminal defense or personal injury. Some laws are designed to improve the environment or make our lives better. Let’s take a closer look at five of the new laws in Maryland in 2020… read more