Category Archives: News

News about the Firm – August

I (Godfrey) will be volunteering in the near future with the legal clinic run by Baltimore’s Jewish Family Services and with the Women’s Law Center of Maryland’s Employment Law Hotline.   Jewish Family Services runs a walk-in clinic monthly and they had a slot for an employment attorney, and the WLC has a weekly telephone hotline on employment law.  I […]

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The Latest in “Rakofsky v. Internet” from the Philly Law Blog

Philadelphia attorneys Jordan Rushie and Leo Mulvihill practice in that city’s Fishtown neighborhood and publish the Philly Law Blog.  If you haven’t read their synopsis of the procedural posture of that peculiar method of attorney career suicide that attorney Scott Greenfield of New York named “Rakofsky v. Internet“, go read it. Rakofsky, even now, could probably salvage his career.  He could […]

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318 employed DC gov’t workers accused of defrauding unemployment office

This is the sort of story, noted in its earlier stages in this blog earlier this year, that makes a pro-worker, pro-labor, pro-union attorney want to hang it up and go earn the hourly rates that management pays its big-firm employment litigation counsel. Washington Examiner, November 19, 2012: Lisa Mallory, the director of the D.C. Department of Employment Services, told […]

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July 2012 update on the firm

The following is the latest from the Law Office. 1) Godfrey is working on three e-books for distribution to attorneys. The first will be a basic guide to attorney mentoring for both mentees and mentors; the second is be a compendium of 100 of the top Maryland cases for practitioners to know and the third will be a “how-to” guide […]

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A Personal Statement About Professional Fortitude

Today’s tone will be a little earthier and more personal than I am normally willing to indulge here.  If coarse analogies offend, please go read this vulgarity-free light reading instead. Lawyers far more skilled and dedicated than I have taken risks in their profession over the two centuries of the practice of law in this country. Would that I had […]

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Walker v. Kimberlin Complaint and Motion for Emergency Preliminary Injunction

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 22, 2012 – The Law Office of Bruce Godfrey, in professional cooperation with Dan Backer, Esquire, of leading Washington, DC, campaign finance and political compliance law firm DB Capitol Strategies PLLC, has today filed a Complaint and Motion for Emergency Preliminary Injunction on behalf of plaintiff and attorney Aaron Walker, Esquire against activist Brett Kimberlin in […]

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Going Geek, Gone Geek

I was most pleased to have the chance to speak at the MSBA Annual Meeting’s “Going Geek” presentations on June 14, 2012 in Ocean City. Four of us presented: Heather Pruger, Esq. of Saul Ewing, Laurie Wasserman Esq. of Tydings and Rosenberg, Hughie Hunt, Esq. of Kemet & Hunt in College Park and myself. We got a nice write-up by […]

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New Law Office Developments, June 2012

As previously noted here, Bruce Godfrey will be opening the “Gone Geek” conference track of the MSBA Annual Meeting in Ocean City next week on Thursday the 14th.  The 8:15 AM lead-off presentation will cover “30 Tech Tips in 30 Minutes”, covering a variety of tools, strategies, vendors and key concerns in the modern social media and legal marketing era. […]

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Gone Clio interview with Godfrey on Legal Talk Network

Jack Newton of Themis Solutions, the publisher of the Clio online law practice management platform, interviewed me last week to discuss my overall positive experience with their product.  The discussion is probably of interest primarily to other attorneys but perhaps there might be value to other self-employed professionals in the discussion as well.  15 minutes. FYI the fishing tackle business […]

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