Personal Injury Lawyers
Maryland personal injury lawyers practice their trade from Baltimore
to Cumberland and Hagerstown to Frederick and other areas of the
state as well. One important aspect that Maryland personal injury
lawyers must we well adept at is how to file a lawsuit within
In May 1997, the Maryland State Bar Associations Board
of Governors approved the following aspirational Code of Civility
for all lawyers and judges in Maryland. MSBA encourages all Maryland
lawyers and judges to honor and voluntarily adhere to the standards
set forth in these codes. Civility is the cornerstone of the legal
1. We will treat all participants in the legal process, in a
civil, professional, and courteous manner and with respect at
all times and in all communications, whether oral or written.
These principles are intended to apply to all attorneys who practice
law in the State of Maryland regardless of the nature of their
practice. We will refrain from acting upon or manifesting racial,
gender, or other bias or prejudice toward any participant in the
legal process. We will treat all participants in the legal process
2. We will abstain from disparaging personal remarks or acrimony
toward any participants in the legal process and treat everyone
with fair consideration. We will advise our clients and witnesses
to act civilly and respectfully to all participants in the legal
process. We will, in all communications, speak and write civilly
and respectfully to the Court, staff, and other court or agency
personnel with an awareness that they, too, are an integral part
of the judicial system.
3. We will not encourage any person under our control to engage
in conduct that would be inappropriate under these standards if
we were to engage in such conduct.
4. We will not bring the profession into disrepute by making
unfounded accusations of impropriety or attacking counsel, and
absent good cause, we will not attribute bad motives or improper
conduct to other counsel.
5. We will strive for orderly, efficient, ethical and fair disposition
of litigation, as well as disputed matters that are not yet the
subject of litigation, and for the efficient, ethical, and fair
negotiation and consummation of business transactions.
6. We will not engage in conduct that offends the dignity and
decorum of judicial and administrative proceedings, bring disorder
to the tribunal or undermines the image of the legal profession,
nor will we allow clients or witnesses to engage in such conduct.
We will educate clients and witnesses about proper courtroom decorum
and to the best of our ability, prevent them from creating disorder
or disruption in the courtroom.
7. We will not knowingly misrepresent, mischaracterize, or misquote
fact or authorities cited.
8. We will be punctual and prepared for all scheduled appearances
so that all matters may begin on time and proceed efficiently.
Furthermore, we will also educate everyone involved concerning
the need to be punctual and prepared, and if delayed, we will
notify everyone involved, if at all possible.
9. We will attempt to verify the availability of necessary participants
and witnesses so we can promptly reschedule appearances if necessary.
10. We will avoid ex parte communications with the court, including
the judges staff, on pending matters in person (whether
in social, professional, or other contexts), by telephone, and
in letters and other forms of written communication, unless authorized.
Personal Injury Lawyers
Maryland personal injury lawyers need to be well-versed in the
procedure for filing a complaint in the state including various
parts of the complaint including the joinder of claims, counterclaims,
cross claims, a third party claim and joinder of parties. The
Maryland personal injury lawyers also need to know the difference
among the permissive joinder, required joinder, intervention and
Maryland personal injury lawyers need to know about large lawsuits
past and present including the cases concerning Kool cigarettes,
gay marriage, ZeniMax Media wrongful termination and Montgomery
County Public School sex education. Other cases that Maryland
personal injury lawyers would do well to be knowledgeable about
include Supreme Court Nominee Robert Bork's slip and fall, the
raw milk ban and litigation involving the state's 17 Superfund