Paul W. Grimm serves as a District Judge for the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. He was appointed to the Court as a District Judge on December 10, 2012. Previously, he was appointed to the Court as a Magistrate Judge in February 1997 and served as Chief Magistrate Judge from 2006 through 2012. In September 2009, the Chief Justice of the United States appointed Judge Grimm to serve as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Judge Grimm also chaired the Advisory Committee’s Discovery Subcommittee. In these capacities, he participated in drafting proposed changes to the federal rules of civil procedure, including Rule 37(e). Additionally, Judge Grimm is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he teaches courses on evidence and discovery. Judge Grimm has written extensively on both topics.
Admissibility of Digital Evidence
CLE Credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)
Electronic evidence is ubiquitous in civil and criminal cases. Rapid changes in technology mean that lawyers must always be prepared to understand how to argue to admit or exclude electronic evidence. The program will address the fundamental evidence rules that apply including newly adopted Fed. R. Evid 902(13) and (14)
This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.
Key topics to be discussed:
• Rule 104(a) and (b) and the role of the judge
• Rule 401 (relevance)
• Rules 901 and 902 (authenticity)
• Rules 801-807 Hearsay
• Rules 1001-1008 original writing rule
Date / Time: April 16, 2019
• 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
• 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
• 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
• 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific
Choose a format:
• Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
• On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.
myLawCLE seeks accreditation for all programs in all states. (Accreditation for paralegals sought thru NALA and NFPA paralegal associations.) Each attending attorney/paralegal will receive a certificate of completion following the close of the CLE program as proof of attendance. In required states, myLawCLE records attorney/paralegals attendance, in all other states attorney/paralegal is provided with the approved CLE certificate to submit to their state bar or governing association.
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- Live Video Broadcasts
Live video broadcasts are new live CLE programs being streamed and recorded for the first time. All of these programs qualify for “Live” CLE credit in all states except NV, OH, MS, IN, UT, PA, GA, and LA —these states require in-person attendance to qualify for “Live” CLE credit.
- “Live” Re-Broadcasts
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Many states allow for credit to be granted on a 1:1 reciprocal basis for courses approved in another mandatory CLE jurisdiction state. This is known as a reciprocity provision and includes the following states: AK, AR, HI, CT, FL, ME, MO, MT, ND, NH, NM, VT, NJ, NY, and WV. myLawCLE does not seek direct accreditation of live webinars or teleconferences in these states.