Honorable Paul W. Grimm to Speak at eDiscovery CLE
Web Editor - Published: March 11, 2011
On Monday, March 14th, the Honorable Paul W. Grimm, Chief Magistrate of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, will speak in the Ruby R. Vale Moot Courtroom as the second lecturer in the Continuing Legal Education Event series entitled “eDiscovery Superstars: Perspectives from the Federal Bench.”

The Honorable Paul W. Grimm graduated from the University of California, Davis, where he received an A.B. in Classical Rhetoric, and in 1976, he graduated magna cum laude from the University of New Mexico School of Law. He served on active duty in the U.S. Army in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps in Fort Bliss, Texas. Released from active duty in 1979, he continued his service in the U.S. Army Reserve as a Lieutenant Colonel until 2001.

Grimm joined the State’s Attorney’s Office for Baltimore County, Maryland in 1980 and shortly thereafter became an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Maryland. Judge Grimm worked in private practice handling commercial litigation from 1984 until 1997, when he was appointed as a United States Magistrate Judge for U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland. He was elevated to the position of Chief Magistrate Judge in 2006. Judge Grimm has presided in a number of landmark cases related to electronic discovery. The Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Evidence Rules cited his 2005 opinion in Hopson v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore in the notes to the Federal Rule of Evidence (FRE) 502 enacted in 2008.

The eDiscovery CLE will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., and a reception will follow. Attendees will qualify for 1 hour of CLE credit in Delaware or Pennsylvania. Those who wish to attend should RSVP to chrismourse@cctinstitute.org.

The first eDiscovery CLE featured the Honorable John M. Facciola, Magistrate Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, on January 10th. “eDiscovery Superstars: Perspectives from the Federal Bench” is jointly sponsored by the Richard K. Herrmann Technology Inn of Court and the Widener University School of Law.