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Maryland Association of Paralegals

On September 18, 2018, Lusk Law’s paralegal, Anne Wolf, was a featured presenter at the Maryland Association of Paralegal’s MAP U#5, held at the Community College for Baltimore County. Anne gave a presentation on working with MDEC, Maryland’s online court document filing system.  Other topics at the seminar included E-discovery, Ethics and Social media, Pro Bono opportunities as well as Commercial real estate tips and legal search with West Law. Maryland Association of Paralegals is affiliated with the National Association of Paralegals and is highly active in the state. Anne is currently on the ballot for the new Administrative Vice President of the Maryland Association of Paralegals and is excited to continue to grow her skills and network in order to better assist the firm.

Millennials: A Generation of Renters?

Maryland Landlord Law AttorneyThe "American Dream" used to mean following a certain life trajectory and that included buying a home. But by some accounts, today's young adults aren't buying homes like previous generations did. They're putting off other major life events, too, like marrying, or having children. According to the Pew Research Center, 2014 was the first time since 1880 that adults age 18 to 34 were more likely to be living with their parents than in their own home with a spouse or partner. Millennials, the generation between the ages of 25 and 34, may be planning to buy a home at some point, but for now, many of them are choosing to rent, or live with parents or other relatives. This trend may have several underlying causes, one of which is that Millennials who go to college are graduating with a lot more debt than their parents and grandparents, and they're…

Financial Decisions to Make at Age 65

Maryland AttorneyWhen you reach age 65, even if you have no plans to immediately retire, it’s time to start thinking about what benefits you may need in the future. Regardless of your financial situation, most retirement planning professionals would recommend applying for Medicare, the federal health insurance program for people age 65 and older (which also covers some younger people with certain disabilities and diseases). Medicare has four components: Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) covers inpatient hospital care, hospice care, residency in a skilled nursing facility, and some home health care. Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers some doctors’ services, preventive care, outpatient services, and medical supplies. Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage Plan) is a comprehensive plan through a private company that covers all benefits under Part A and Part B. Most of these plans offer prescription drug coverage, too, and they tend to cover more costs than federally funded Medicare.…

Welcome to Our New Website

Maryland Business AttorneysThis is an exciting day for Lusk Law, LLC. After more than a year of development, planning, and content creation, we’re pleased to reveal our new website! With the help of Gladiator Law Marketing, we’ve redesigned our website for easy navigation. And based on guidance from Gladiator’s team – Lisa Vaughn, Nicole Longo, Adam Draper, and others – we’ve populated our blog with information that business owners and our individual clients need to know. We want to be more than just a law firm – we want to be a resource for individuals, solo entrepreneurs and small and medium businesses. We’ve written about topics that include starting a business, landlord-tenant law, estate planning, important regulatory changes, and more, and we plan to continue publishing blogs every week. Other Changes Last year, we began our monthly Client Spotlight feature, which highlights the background and accomplishments of a different client each month.…

Why Howard County Inspires Us

Ellicott City, MarylandWe recently moved our Howard County office from Columbia to Ellicott City to be closer to the District and Circuit Courts and other Howard County government buildings we may need to visit in the course of our work. But whenever we can, we like making the short 10-mile drive to Columbia, to meet with our clients there and spend some time enjoying Columbia’s attractions. In some ways, Ellicott City and Columbia are completely unlike each other. Ellicott City’s rich history dates back to 1772 – nearly 200 years before James Rouse developed 14,000 acres of land to create Columbia. But these two cities share some important qualities: entrepreneurial spirit and a commitment to fostering a strong sense of community. Today, more than 100,000 people live in Columbia. Its network of nine villages and the Town Center create a sense of community that’s hard to find in cities of a comparable…

Meet Clover

Hello! I'm Clover, new office mascot at Lusk Law, LLC. I was adopted by the firm's paralegal, Anne, in April of this year from Happy Hounds Homeward Bound, and I am one happy hound! You've probably heard of feisty pets, but you may not have heard of my breed: I’m a Feist dog.  The history of Feists in America goes back hundreds of years to when the first English terriers were bred with Native American dogs in the southern U.S.  George Washington mentions a “small foist looking yellow cur” dog in a 1770 letter, and Abraham Lincoln mentions a “fice” dog in his poem “The Bear Hunt.” In fact, Feists are still used as hunting dogs, and we like to chase squirrels. I'm not going to get very big, probably won't weigh more than 25 pounds. I’m pretty calm and spend most of my days sleeping under my mom’s desk…