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The Hon. Judge Paul W. Grimm to Lead Duke’s Bolch Judicial Institute

U.S. District Court Judge Paul W. Grimm of the District of Maryland, a 2016 graduate of Duke Law School’s Master of Judicial Studies program, has been named the David F. Levi Director of the Bolch Judicial Institute effective Jan. 1, 2023. Grimm also will join the Duke Law faculty as a professor of the practice. The Bolch Judicial Institute is an EDRM Foundational Partner, and was the steward of EDRM between 2016-19.

The Hon. Judge Paul W. Grimm

“Judge Grimm will be an inspiring leader for the Bolch Judicial Institute and an outstanding addition to the Duke Law faculty,” said Kerry Abrams, James B. Duke and Benjamin N. Duke Dean of the School of Law. “He not only brings a judge’s experience and insight gained from 25 years on the federal bench but also a scholar’s commitment to the study of the judiciary and judicial processes. Under David Levi’s leadership, and in just a few short years, the Institute has become a leading voice for strengthening the rule of law, advancing judicial independence, and studying and improving the administration of justice. Judge Grimm brings the experience, enthusiasm, and vision needed to take it into its next phase. I look forward to working with him.”

Judge Grimm succeeds David F. Levi, who will step down as director at the end of 2022. The former dean of Duke Law School, Levi has served as the director of the Bolch Judicial Institute since it was established in 2018 by Carl Bolch Jr. and Susan Bass Bolch.

In addition to congratulating the Hon. Judge Paul Grimm, EDRM sends its best wishes and gratitude to the Hon. Judge David Levi (ret.).

“The brilliant David Levi will be stepping down at the end of 2022 and Mary Mack, CISSP and I are so very grateful for all of his support to us and the EDRM and all of the great work he has done in the pursuit of justice,” said EDRM Chief Strategy Officer, Kaylee Walstad.

Visit judicialstudies.duke.edu/news for the latest news from EDRM Foundational Partner, Bolch Judicial Institute of Duke Law.

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Mary Mack

Mary Mack is the CEO and Chief Legal Technologist for EDRM. Mary was the co-editor of the Thomson Reuters West Treatise, eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel for 10 years and the co-author of A Process of Illumination: the Practical Guide to Electronic Discovery. She holds the CISSP among her certifications.


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