Hon Jeannie Eun Kyung Cho
Maryland District Court
191 E Jefferson St
Rockville, MD 20850-2630
P: (301) 563-8800
Section Dues: $15 per year
Annual Spring Banquet & Presentation of the Robert C . Heeney Award Honoring The Honorable George M. Lipman
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
The Belvedere – John Eagar Howard Room
1 East Chase Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
7:00 pm - Cash Bar
7:45 - Dinner & Program
Cost: $55.00 per person
RSVP to Theresa Michaels by May 16, 2013
Details & Registration Form
Annual Meeting Program
Navigating the Forensic Use of Social Media: Legal, Practical, and Ethical Implications
Friday, June 14, 2013 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
From the 2012 MSBA Annual Meeting
Eyewitness Identification: Pitfalls and Practice Tips
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Eyewitness identification is a frequent component of a criminal case, yet its reliability is increasingly being questioned. Join our panel as they discuss the law of identifications in criminal cases, New Jersey v. Henderson and Maryland Court of Appeals cases on cross-racial identification, and scientific research in this area, and learn practice tips regarding the use of expert testimony you can use in your next case.
Kimberly Smalkin Barranco, Esq.
Hon. Lynne A. Battaglia, Court of Appeals of Maryland; John McCarthy, State’s Attorney for Montgomery County; Stephen B. Mercer, Chief of the Forensics Division, Office of the Public Defender; Dr. David J. Schretlen, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins Hospital; and Byron L. Warnken, Esq., Warnken, LLC.
Educational Materials: E1, E2, E3, E4
2011/2012 ANNUAL REPORT
This Section sponsored a program focused on the practice of criminal law in the District Court open to all interested practitioners; supported legislation to increase the number of offenses for which police ofﬁcers may elect to initiate charges by issuing citations instead of making arrests; and also continued to work for the repeal of Maryland’s death penalty by lobbying legislators and offering testimony. It continued its sponsorship of the annual award given in memory of Robert C. Heeney to recognize deserving criminal law practitioners for outstanding contributions to the practice of criminal law and the improvement of the administration of justice in Maryland, presented this year to Professor Byron Warnken. The Section will present a panel discussion on eyewitness identiﬁ cation at the MSBA Annual Meeting.
ABOUT THE CRIMINAL LAW & PRACTICE SECTION:
The Section of Criminal Law and Practice is comprised
of nearly 500 Maryland lawyers sharing a professional interest in criminal
law and criminal justice issues. Its members include prosecutors, private
criminal defense attorneys, public defenders, law professors, appellate and
trial judges, and court administrators.
The bylaws declare the Sections purpose
to be "to stimulate interest of the members of the Maryland Bar in the
administration of criminal justice and to seek improvements and reforms in
the criminal law." That purpose is advanced by the Sections frequent
educational programs, by its regular publications, by the guidance it provides
to the MSBA Board of Governors on criminal justice issues, and by the policy
perspectives which it provides to the Maryland General Assembly and criminal
justice agencies and groups.
The Sections regular newsletter informs
its members of the Sections activities, statutory and case law developments,
and other news of interest to criminal law practitioners. The Sections
special reports on such matters as jury selection reform and the Commission
on the Future of Maryland Courts recommendations have been instrumental in
shaping Marylands criminal justice policies. It sponsors at least two
continuing legal education programs per year: the Alan J. Goldstein Memorial
Program in the fall and a program in connection with the MSBA annual meeting
in June. The Robert C. Heeney Award is sponsored by the Section and is awarded
at the Sections annual banquet each May to attorneys "exemplifying
the highest professional standards and achievement in the field of criminal
law during their distinguished careers."