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Tag Archives: Paul Mark Sandler

He instilled ‘presumption of innocence’ into law (access required)

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 changing world of video remote depositions (access required)

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

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 (access required)

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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In banc review: The poor litigant’s appeal (access required)

Did you know you may appeal a Maryland Circuit Court’s appealable order or judgment, including post-trial motions, by seeking an in banc review by three circuit court judges, in lieu of an appeal to the Court of Special Appeals? According ...

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Often, the third argument’s the charm (access required)

To paraphrase former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Robert H. Jackson, all great lawyers present three arguments for each case: the one they prepare, the one they present, and the one they deliver silently in the car on the ...

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ABCs of impeachment with prior deposition testimony (access required)

Cleopatra Wilson’s infant daughter fell through a screen door from a second-floor apartment onto a cement balcony below, sustaining serious injuries. Wilson sued the landlord for negligence because he failed to repair the screen door. At trial, Wilson tearfully stares ...

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Get involved in the inns of court (access required)

In the 1980s, Chief Justice Warren E. Burger and others, all admirers of the English Inns of Court, created the American Inns of Court to model in a unique way the professional associations for barristers in London and Wales that ...

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