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West's Annotated Code of MarylandMaryland RulesEffective: August 1, 2020

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Maryland Rules
Title 1. General Provisions
Chapter 300. General Provisions
Effective: August 1, 2020
MD Rules, Rule 1-303
Except as provided in Rule 1-333 (c)(3), in Rule 5-603, or by other law, whenever an oral oath is required by rule or law, the person making oath shall solemnly swear or affirm under the penalties of perjury that the responses given and statements made will be the whole truth and nothing but the truth. A written oath shall be in a form provided in Rule 1-304.
Cross reference: For the oath made by a court interpreter, see Rule 1-333(c)(3). For an oath administered in special circumstances where diminished capacity may be a concern, such as when a child or person with limited cognitive ability is called to testify, see Rule 5-603.
Source: This Rule is derived from former Rules 5 c and 21 and is in part new.


[Adopted April 6, 1984, eff. July 1, 1984. Amended March 5, 2001, eff. July 1, 2001; Oct. 31, 2002, eff. Jan. 1, 2003; March 2, 2015, eff. July 1, 2015; June 29, 2020, eff. Aug. 1, 2020.]
MD Rules, Rule 1-303, MD R GEN Rule 1-303
Current with amendments received through February 1, 2024. Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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