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§ 10-603. Employment barring practice of law

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and ProfessionsEffective: October 1, 2015

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 10. Lawyers (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Prohibited Acts; Penalties (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2015
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 10-603
§ 10-603. Employment barring practice of law
Application of section
(a) This section does not apply to:
(1) a lawyer while employed as a part-time magistrate for juvenile cases; or
(2) an individual while:
(i) performing an affirmative duty required by law; or
(ii) engaging in an activity related to a case in which the individual is a party or has a property interest.
Occupations barring practice of law
(b) Even if an individual has been admitted to the Bar, the individual may not practice law while employed:
(1) except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, as a sheriff or deputy sheriff;
(2) in a jail or penitentiary, as:
(i) a warden or deputy warden; or
(ii) a superintendent or deputy superintendent;
(3) as a bailiff;
(4) as a clerk or deputy clerk of any court or an employee of a clerk;
(5) as a register or deputy register of wills or an employee of a register of wills; or
(6) as an officer or employee in a juvenile court.
Individuals employed as sheriff or deputy sheriff in Washington County
(c) An individual employed as a sheriff or deputy sheriff in Washington County who has been admitted to the Bar may practice law in a county other than Washington County.
Settlement of small estates, filing of forms and documents
(d)(1) This subsection does not apply to the settlement of small estates as set forth in Title 5, Subtitle 6 of the Estates and Trusts Article.
(2) In Prince George's County, a sheriff, deputy sheriff, warden, deputy warden, clerk, or employee of any court may not prepare or help in the preparation of any form or document that is filed in a court in that county or that affects a case that is or may be filed in a court in that county.

Credits

Added by Acts 1989, c. 3, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1989. Amended by Acts 1989, c. 632, § 3; Acts 2012, c. 37, § 1, eff. July 1, 2012; Acts 2015, c. 414, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2015.
Formerly Art. 10, §§ 27, 28, 30.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 10-603, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 10-603
Current through all legislation from the 2022 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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