Notable Quotable

December 20, 2007|By CAPITAL NEWS SERVICE

The good news is that Maryland is one of the few states to inject sunshine into its discipline process. The bad news is that there is very little discipline to see."

- SUZANNE BLONDER, senior counsel of HALT, a nonprofit watchdog group that evaluates lawyer disciplinary agencies in every state, on data from Maryland's Attorney Grievance Commission showing that less than a quarter of all complaints are investigated and nearly half of those investigated complaints are "closed administratively"

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