The idea for a debate between Munson and Shank is a good idea; I for one have questions for Del. Shank with regard to initiatives he claimed he would pursue if elected. I also believe Sen. Munson has much to explain for casting his vote in support of an organization that enables illegal immigrants. A public debate would afford the candidates opportunity to clearly explain their positions on the issues, provide an account for past performances in Annapolis, but most important, it would provide the public with a rare opportunity to scrutinize each candidate side-by-side.
Indeed, it is unfortunate Sen. Munson is denying the public such an opportunity and would resort to deflection and petty accusations against someone not even running for office. Speaks volumes about a side of Munson I for one certainly never thought existed.
Jonathan R. Burrs
There are resources for disputes with lawyers
To the editor:
This letter is for the person who posted the following in Mail Call:
"Does anyone know who to contact if you've paid a lawyer money to do something for you, and you have a receipt and you have a signed contract, and the lawyer has decided that he no longer wants to do that type of work, but he still has his license and is still a lawyer, and will not answer calls? If someone could give me a phone number so I could find out how to take care of the situation, it would be really, really appreciated."
You have two places you will want to contact: The Attorney Grievance Commission and the Maryland State Bar Association. If you are filing a fee dispute, please know that there is no local fee dispute committee in Washington County.
To file a formal complaint about the attorney, contact the Attorney Grievance Commission (http://www.courts.state.md.us/attygrievance/index.html).
To file a fee dispute, contact the MD State Bar Association (http://www.msba.org/).
You can and will win if the attorney is not following their ethical professional rule of conducts. Don't be intimidated because you are going against an attorney. There is a Washington County Bar Association within Hagerstown, but you will not have much luck getting assistance because all the local attorneys know one another. If you need an attorney to handle a case if the matter goes to court, you likely will need to go out of state. I am speaking and sharing from experience.
Editor's note: This article was edited Tuesday, Sept. 7, to correct the headline for the first letter.