BOE Recognizes 2023 Law Fellows
(Pictured from left to right: Interim Director of the Department of Public Works Richard J. Luna, Comptroller Bill Henry, Law Fellow Josie Schafer, Council President Nick J. Mosby, Law Fellow Joshua Faulkner, Mayor Brandon M. Scott, Law Fellow Choki Im, and Acting City Solicitor Ebony M. Thompson. Not pictured: Law Fellow Caroline Alder and Law Fellow Colin Forrest. )
Members of the Board of Estimates recognized the Law Department’s Summer 2023 Law Fellows at Baltimore City Hall on August 2, 2023. The Law Fellows completed more than 55 legal assignments across the Law Department’s many practice groups during the Law Department’s Annual Clerkship Program.
The Summer Clerkship Program partners with the University of Maryland and the University of Baltimore law schools to provide third and fourth-year law students an opportunity to work alongside attorneys for the City doing litigation, transactional, and advice and opinions work. If you are interested in a summer clerkship with the Law Department, please email Onica Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acting Solicitor Delivers UB Commencement Address
Acting Solicitor for the City of Baltimore and University of Baltimore School of Law alumna Ebony Thompson, J.D. '13, , delivered the address at the school's Commencement ceremony at Towson University's SECU Arena on May 17. View her full speech beginning at 00:42:30 by clicking here.
The City of Baltimore joins Seattle, St. Louis, and several cities nationwide by filing a lawsuit against Hyundai and Kia for failing to equip their vehicles with industry-standard vehicle immobilization technology. Without this feature, vehicles can be started without a key, a flaw that has been the subject of numerous TikTok videos demonstrating the ease with which these cars can be stolen. This has led to a rash of thefts of these vehicles not only in Baltimore City but nationwide. Five hundred seventy-seven Kias and Hyundais have been stolen in Baltimore so far this year, a pace that will likely result in a year-end total that more than doubles that of 2022.