Memory and Proof: Victims of Child Sex Abuse and the Maryland Courts

1401 N. Charles St
Moot Court

The University of Baltimore Law Forum presents a symposium, "Memory and Proof: Victims of Child Sex Abuse and the Maryland Courts."

The first panel will discuss the effectiveness of recently passed House Bill 642, which extends the time frame in which people victimized as children have to file a lawsuit. Panelists will discuss the implications of this legislation for victims, against not only their attackers but also any third-party organizations or governmental entities that may be liable.

Panelists include:

Michael Belsky
Schlachman, Belsky & Weiner, P.A.

Catherine Dickinson
Schlachman, Belsky & Weiner, P.A.

C.T. Wilson
Maryland State Delegate

Joanne Suder
Suder Law Firm

The second panel will revisit the Court of Appeals of Maryland’s 1996 decision in Doe v. Maskell. Panelists will address concerns about the legitimacy of repressed memories and their admissibility in Maryland courtrooms.

Panelists include:

Teresa Lancaster (Jane Roe)
Suder Law Firm

Joyanna Silberg, Ph.D.
Senior Consultant for Child and Adolescent Trauma at Sheppard Pratt Health System

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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request 10 days prior to a campus event and 30 days prior to an event requiring travel.

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