Thursday, June 30, 2005

Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct

Following on my January 14 posting, the new revised version of the Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct goes into effect tomorrow, July 1. The full text version of the rules can be viewed here.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Baltimore County Zoning Resources

The Baltimore County government publishes a 70-page resource entitled "A Citizens Guide To Zoning" which introduces you to the different zoning classifications in MD. What's also amazing on this site is "My Neighborhood: Zoning," which allows you to type in your street addess and then receive a map showing the zoning classifications of the sorrounding areas.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

If you're interested in enforcing a judgment rendered in one state to another state, you may be interested in the following page from the Commercial Collection Agency Association. In Maryland, the authority for this action rests in Title 11, Subtitle 8 (11-801) of the Courts and Judicial Proceedings of the MD Annotated Code. Entitled "The Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act," the act is based on a 1964 Uniform Law of the same name. This Uniform Law was then incorporated, with a few changes, into the MD Code. (Thanks to Andy Dale for the suggestion).

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Unmarried Couples

The Daily Record recently ran a story on "Financial Rules For Unmarried Couples" (subscription required). Along the same lines, the Women's Law Center of Maryland has a 50-page document entitled "The Legal Rights of Unmarried Couples In Maryland." Seems like a pretty useful resource.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Maryland MapStats

Fedstats, one of the major sites which pulls together statistics gleaned by the federal government, also has a Maryland page which is worth looking at. This page provides general statistics on Maryland. What's nice about this page, though, is that you can slice and dice the data many different ways--by county, city, congressional district, state court districts, and federal judicial districts. Topic specific MD statistics can be found on this page.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Impact Fees In Harford County

The Sun recently carried an article on Harford County Bill 05-21 which impose an impact fee on new single family homes. The fee is to help pay for school construction. The authority for this bill comes from Maryland General Assembly HB 965. HB 965 was subsequently incorporated into Article 24 of the MD Code at 9-10A-01.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Maryland Lab Law

Johns Hopkins Medicine has an interesting page on Maryland law relating to research scientists. The page excepts the relevant parts of the Code dealing with conducting research involving human subjects. As this page makes clear, MD law on this issue borrows heavily from the Federal Regulations on this topic.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Maryland Tree Expert Law

Something I learned just recently: tree experts in Maryland must be licensed. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has a whole page devoted to this topic. The page includes PDF versions of both the Code and the Regs relating to tree experts.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Maryland Firearms Law

The NRA has a listing of gun laws by state, including this handy little summary of MD gun laws entitled "Firearms Laws For Maryland." The page provides a brief summary of MD laws on purchase, possession, and carrying of firearms. The page was last updated in Jan. '05.