2009 Regular Session


File Code: Courts and Court Personnel - Statewide Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 587
Sponsored By:
Delegates Smigiel, Dumais, Frank, Levi, McConkey, Shank, and Stocksdale
Lawyers - Simultaneous Service As Counsel to Counties and Municipalities - Prohibition


Prohibiting a lawyer from serving as legal counsel for a county in the State while also serving as legal counsel for a municipal corporation in the State; authorizing a specified court to issue a writ of mandamus to command a person to comply with the Act; and providing that a violation of the Act violates the Maryland Lawyers' Rules of Professional Conduct and is subject to the disciplinary authority of a duly organized bar association in the State.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/5 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Michael D. Smigiel, Sr., District 36
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Gerron S. Levi, District 23A
Delegate Tony McConkey, District 33A
Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Attorney General
Circuit Courts
Counties -see also- Chartered Counties; Code Counties
Municipal Corporations -see also- Annap; Balt; Hager; OC

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Business Occupations and Professions
( 10-603.1 , 10-606 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered