Earlier this year, in my column at Above the Law, I rounded up a passel of new legal podcasts. No sooner had I published that column than I started hearing from other new legal podcasts that I missed, so I published a supplement a week later.
This week, on New Year’s Day, another legal podcast made its debut, featuring in-depth interviews with top trial lawyers. And I recently became aware of another, launched last June, that covers issues of legal ethics.
Great Trials Podcast. Just launched Jan. 1, this weekly podcast (posted every Tuesday) will feature in-depth interviews with top trial lawyers, who will discuss the courtroom strategies that helped them win landmark cases.
The hosts are themselves trial lawyers, both at the Savannah, Ga., firm Harris Lowry Manton LLP. Steve Lowry is a two-time inductee in the Georgia Verdicts Hall of Fame and has been honored by the American Association of Justice with the F. Scott Baldwin Award for Most Outstanding Trial Lawyer of the Year. Yvonne Godfrey, an associate at Harris Lowry Manton, has been honored as a Georgia Super Lawyer Rising Star.
In the first episode, they interview veteran trial lawyer Tommy Malone and his son Adam Malone of the Atlanta firm Malone Law about the $16.5 million medical negligence verdict they won after health care providers failed to follow up on an abdominal cyst detected on ultrasound early in their client’s pregnancy.
If it is not obvious from what I’ve said already, this is a show by plaintiffs’ lawyers about plaintiffs’ lawyers. It is also long — the first episode is 90 minutes. But if the first episode is evidence of what’s to come, hearing these top trial lawyers discuss their case and their strategy makes for a good listen.
The Portable Ethics Lawyer. Launched last June, this podcast focuses on risk management for legal professionals. It is produced by ALAS (Attorneys’ Liability Insurance Society), the Chicago-based lawyers’ professional liability company. Monthly episodes so far have covered topics including AI and legal ethics, the ethics of representing marijuana businesses, responding to cocktail-party requests for legal advice, and more.
Episodes are concise, ranging from nine to 16 minutes. Most are hosted by Terri Garland, vice president and senior counsel–loss prevention at ALAS. Each episode is an interview with another ALAS counsel.