In March, 2020, the State’s Attorney’s Office initiated an in-house training program for attorneys. The idea was to invite prominent members of the legal profession to come and speak about topics of interest in criminal law and procedure.
The most recent guest was the Honorable Michael P. Whalen, Associate Judge of the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County (retired) who spoke on opening statements and closing arguments in criminal trials. Previous speakers have included Chief Judge E. Gregory Wells of the Maryland Court of Special Appeals, Andrew Jezic, renowned criminal defense attorney from Rockville, and Joe Murtha, who represented Linda Tripp during the Clinton impeachment proceedings.
The intent in the future is to open these presentations to all practicing lawyers in Calvert County.