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Judge Steven I. Platt (Ret.) pens this blog which focuses on the intersection of law, economics, politics and the development of public policy. His blog is published as an Op-Ed Collumn in The Daily Record, a daily business and legal newspaper published in Baltimore, Maryland and read widely in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan corridor and in the mid-atlantic region. He also writes, speaks and consults extensively on these subjects.

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THE STRASBURG “SILK MILL”/” TEXTILE MILL”

THE “FAMILY BUSINESS”

It is difficult to describe the gratitude that I felt and the memories that were brought back to mind when I first received the original invitation to participate in the events
Continue Reading Remarks at “Vintage of The Valley Event” Hosted by Strasburg, VA Heritage Association

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MARYLAND

STATE OF MARYLAND                           *

                  v                                                  *                      CASE No: CT 95-1837A

DEMETRIEUS BROWN                            *

OPINION AND ORDER OF COURT

            Before the Court is Defendant, Demetrieus Brown’s Motion for Reconsideration of Sentence
Continue Reading Criminal Justice Reform – 2020 Style

INTRODUCTION:

I appreciate this opportunity to discuss the role of the “Expert”
in the 21st Century profession of dispute resolution from the
perspective of what I now call myself, “a Recovering Judge.” I spent a total of
29 years from
Continue Reading The Intersection of Advocacy and Financial Forensics: The Role of the Expert in 21st Century Dispute Resolution – A Recovering Judge’s Perspective.

INTRODUCTION:

I appreciate this opportunity to discuss the role of the “Expert” in the 21st Century profession of dispute resolution from the perspective of what I now call myself, “a Recovering Judge.” I spent a total of 29 years from
Continue Reading The Intersection of Advocacy and Financial Forensics: The Role of the Expert in 21st Century Dispute Resolution – A Recovering Judge’s Perspective.

This writer’s 21st Century “branding” is
“Senior Judge” when I am recalled to sit as a Trial Court Judge or as a
Mediator for The Court of Special Appeals or one of the Trial Courts in
Maryland. When I am
Continue Reading Confronting Complexity: The Role of Judges and Mediators in an Increasingly Complicated World – “Separate But Equal – Different but Complimentary”