We’re joined by three guests to discuss a recent Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that requires the Maryland Public Defenders office to provide representation to poor defendants at their bail hearings.
First, Maryland Public Defender Paul DeWolfe talks about the steps his office is taking to comply with the ruling.
Then, Douglas Colbert, Professor of Law at the University of Maryland School of Law and Timothy Murray, Executive Director of the Pretrial Justice Institute, talk about the importance of the ruling.
OSI Baltimore will host two panels on “The Burden of Bail”. First, Doug Colbert and Timothy Murray will speak on Thursday, April 12th at 10am at OSI-Baltimore. Then Paul DeWolfe and Norman Reimer, executive director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, will speak on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 1:30 p.m.