No doubt you’ve heard by now about Horace F. Hunter, the Richmond, Va., attorney who was hit with disciplinary charges by the Virginia State Bar over the criminal law blog where he writes about cases he has handled as well as other criminal-law issues. Two weeks ago, the bar gave Hunter a public admonition over [...]
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This week on the legal affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we look ahead to what is on the docket for the Supreme Court’s 2011-2012 term. Joining us to share their insights into some of the term’s key cases are Amy Howe, editor of SCOTUSblog and partner with the appellate boutique Goldstein & Russell, and Wilson R. Huhn, the C. Blake McDowell, Jr. professor and constitutional law research fellow at The University of Akron School of Law.
Listen to or download the show from the Legal Talk Network.
Craig Williams and I had a lot of fun yesterday recording the Lawyer2Lawyer Sixth Anniversary show. Not only do we have some bloopers and outtakes from past shows, but we have cameos from such blogosphere (and podosphere) notables as Monica Bay, Dennis Kennedy, Sharon Nelson and John Simek, and Lynne DeVenny and Vicki Voisin — all of whom have their own podcasts on the Legal Talk Network, the home of our podcast.
Along the way, Craig and I answer such questions as, “What is your favorite website that you check everyday?” and, “If there was a movie to be made about Lawyer2Lawyer, who would play you and why?”
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I’ve enjoyed going along for the ride, but it wouldn’t have been half as fun or challenging without my fantastic cohost, lawyer J. Craig Williams. And neither of us would be doing this at all without the support, sweat and professionalism of the great folks at the Legal Talk Network who produce the show.
LTN is fortunate to have two veteran broadcast professionals at its helm, Lu Ann Reeb and Scott Hess, who have been generous with their knowledge and patient with our ignorance over the years. The real grunt work for the show is done by our miracle worker of a producer, Kate Kenney, without whom there really would be no show, and by production engineer (and law student) Mike Hochman, who puts it all together and somehow manages to make me sound better than I really do. Bob Phillos, another award-winning broadcast veteran, pinch hits for both Kate and Mike and also helps keep it all together week to week.
If you are one of our listeners, thanks. If you’re not, what are you waiting for? You can find our show among a line-up of many great legal podcasts at the Legal Talk Network. If you never want to miss a show, subscribe to our RSS feed or subscribe on iTunes.
On this week’s Lawyer2Lawyer podcast: The NBA Lockout and the Law. We look at the legal and business issues involved with two great guests:
- Daniel E. Lazaroff, professor of law and Leonard Cohen chair in law and economics at Loyola Law School and director of the Loyola Sports Law Institute.
- Gabriel A. Feldman, associate professor of law at Tulane University Law School and director of the Tulane Sports Law Program.
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The EEOC held a public hearing last week to consider the extent to which criminal background checks form a barrier to employment, particularly for members of minority groups. A recent study by the National Employment Law Project, concluding that the barriers can indeed be steep, called for reforms in laws and policies to provide better protections for workers.
We discuss and debate this issue on this week’s episode of the legal affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer. Helping us consider all sides of this complex issue are:
- Charles H. Kaplan, Esq., a labor and employment partner in the New York office of Sedgwick LLP.
- Maurice Emsellem, Esq., policy co-director of the National Employment Law Project in Oakland, Calif., and a co-author of the report I mentioned above.
- Ray P. McClain, Esq., director of the Employment Discrimination Project of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, D.C.
Listen to or download this week’s show: The Debate over Background Checks & Hiring Practices | Legal Talk Network.
Amy Howe, editor of SCOTUSblog, and Tony Mauro, Supreme Court correspondent for The National Law Journal, ALM and Law.com review the just-concluded Supreme Court term as our guests this week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer. Listen to the program at the Legal Talk Network or subscribe via iTunes.
In this week’s episode of the legal affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we look at online law schools. For reasons ranging from finances to lifestyle, increasing numbers of lawyers-to-be are opting to get their legal education online. In addition, at least one online law school now also offers an LLM program for lawyers who want to advance their education.
To discuss these topics, we welcome two guests:
- Ellen Murphy, program director for Concord Law School’s LLM program in small business practice and a professor for the law school’s course in cross-profession ethics.
- Ross E. Mitchell, the graduate of Concord Law School who made history in 2008 when he became the first graduate of an online, unaccredited law school to win permission to take the bar exam in a state outside California and who went on to pass the Massachusetts bar and be sworn in as a lawyer there.
You can listen to the program or download the MP3 from the Legal Talk Network.
Sony Corporation suffered a huge security breach in its video game online network with names, addresses and credit card numbers of 100 million PlayStation and PC game network users stolen by hackers. This week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, we discuss the legal obligations of companies to protect consumer data and the rights of consumers when that data is compromised. Helping us do that are two guests:
- Justin Brookman, director of the Center for Democracy & Technology’s Project on Consumer Privacy in Washington, D.C.
- John H. Lacey, attorney with the McCormack Firm in Boston and author of Massachusetts Data Privacy Law Blog.
Listen to or download this week’s program at the Legal Talk Network.
Has technology rendered the First Amendment obsolete? Alex Kozinski, chief judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, made that case in a recent speech at Golden Gate University School of Law. This week on the legal-affairs podcast Lawyer2Lawyer, Judge Kozinski joins us to discuss his views on technology, bloggers, the First Amendment, constraints on judicial speech, and a lot more.
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