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Luther Martin, among Md.’s finest lawyers

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Luther Martin (1748-1826) was one of the most distinguished lawyers in Maryland history and among the most distinguished lawyers in U.S. history. Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist, in his book “Grand Inquests: The Historic Impeachments of Justice Samuel Chase and ...

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Thurgood Marshall, a great trial lawyer

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Outstanding advocates of the past, with determination and courage, paved the way for lawyers today. They enhanced the enthusiasm, and skill of their contemporaries, and they can do the same for us. Thurgood Marshall (1908-1993) was born in Baltimore and ...

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Oral argument tips from top Md. judges

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Remember the wise words of the great appellate advocate John W. Davis: If fish could talk, no one would ask an angler how to catch a fish. But judges can talk. So let’s go straight to our judges on how ...

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Appellate brief writing tips from top Md. judges

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The primary function of the appellate court is to consider errors of law committed by the trial judge. Advocacy in the appellate court is an art unto itself. John W. Davis, Esq., a great appellate advocate, once remarked that if ...

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He instilled ‘presumption of innocence’ into law

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English barrister William Garrow was remarkable for his skill in the courtroom and for his contributions to the development of the adversary system of trial as we know it today. He is known for his “extensive growth of the adversarial ...

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How to navigate the use of remote video in nonjury trials

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Welcome to the world of nonjury trials by use of remote video, where the judge, witness, examining lawyer(s), witness’ lawyer, and court reporter are each in separate locations. There may be occasions when the judge and limited staff are in ...

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How to navigate the changing world of video remote depositions

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Over the last decade, and even before, depositions using video became routine. Also, on numerous occasions counsel resorted to deposition by telephone. Indeed, Md. Rule 2-418 explicitly provides for deposition by telephone. The location of the deposition by rule is ...

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Navigating the world of video remote depositions

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Over the last decade, and even before, depositions using video became routine. Also, on numerous occasions counsel resorted to deposition by telephone. Indeed, Md. Rule 2-418 explicitly provides for deposition by telephone. The location of the deposition by rule is ...

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Ode to the common law

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Recently, Maryland Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera wrote in State v. Jones: “[W]e adopt today a new rule that will no longer require that accomplice testimony be corroborated by independent evidence to sustain a conviction. We do so in exercise ...

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