Podcast category: Legal Entertainment

ABA Law Student Podcast

Discussing the O.J. Simpson Case with Defense Attorney Carl Douglas

Labeled the “trial of the century” by many, the O.J. Simpson case brought forth issues of race, celebrity, and police dishonesty. In this episode of the ABA Law Student Podcast, host Chris Morgan talks to Carl Douglas, one of the defense attorneys in the O.J. Simpson murder case, about the case itself and the circumstances that ultimately lead to the controversial verdict. Their discussion includes the importance of context to the case, the complicated process of choosing jurors, and the origin of the phrase “If the glove doesn’t fit, we must acquit.” They also talk about what Carl has been up to since the case and his advice for young law students and lawyers.

Carl Douglas is a lawyer specializing in police misconduct cases. He is best known for being one of the defense attorneys in the O.J. Simpson murder case.

ABA Journal: Modern Law Library

What can neuroscience tell us about crime?

Neuroscience and brain-imaging technology have come a long way, but are they actually useful in a courtroom setting to explain why a person committed a crime? And are our brains to blame for all our actions, or do we have free will? Can a differently shaped brain remove moral responsibility for violence in an otherwise functioning person?

In this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles spoke to Kevin Davis, a fellow ABA Journal editor and author of the new book “The Brain Defense: Murder in Manhattan and the Dawn of Neuroscience in America’s Courtrooms.” Davis shares how he first became interested in the issue of brain injury and brain development theories as evidence, and explains the little-known backstory to the murder case that ushered in the use of neuroscience in criminal defense cases. He also recounts the way the reporting for this book ended up changing his own attitudes and behavior–and how he parents his son.

Law Technology Now

What’s Happening at ABA TECHSHOW 2017

Excited for this year’s ABA TECHSHOW? In this episode of Law Technology Now, host Bob Ambrogi talks to Adriana Linares, the chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2017, about what legal professionals can expect at the conference this year. Adriana talks about the keynote address, legal hackathon, and Taste of Techshow dinners. They also discuss what’s new about this year, the academic track, and the effort to bring more diversity into the event.

Adriana Linares serves as a technology consultant to the Florida Bar, is the Chair of the ABA TECHSHOW 2017, and serves on the board of the Florida Justice Technology Center. She hosts both the New Solo podcast on Legal Talk Network.

On the Road

ABA Midyear Meeting 2017: Attorneys in the Spotlight

Netflix may be known for quality streaming of shows and movies, but you can bet that the company is backed by skilled attorneys. Attorneys play a vital role in the production of art, film, music, and television. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti talks to Rich Rappaport, Neda Ghomeshi, Bryan Thompson, Emily Graham, Tyler Rabinowitz, Jose Sariego, and Shannon Harvey about entertainment lawyers. The group discusses the importance of creating quality content, building a large fanbase, and adjusting to new and improving distribution channels. They also mention how essential it is that attorneys involved in this industry keep up with growing technology.

Richard Warren Rappaport is an attorney and principal in the law firm of Richard Warren Rappaport, Esquire, and is licensed to practice in Florida, New York, and Washington, DC, with offices in Boca Raton and Miami Beach.

Neda Ghomeshi is an associate at HTFL’s Miami office where she practices in the Litigation, Securities/Regulatory Enforcement, and Intellectual Property practice groups.

Bryan Thompson is an award-winning director and producer and a successful media executive. He is also the founder and CEO of the Miami Web Series Festival, also known as Miami Web Fest.

Emily Patricia Graham is an entertainment and business attorney, licensed in Louisiana, Florida, and California. She represents clients in film, fashion, and music.

Tyler Rabinowitz is a filmmaker and recent graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a major in Film and Television and a minor in Children and Adolescent Mental Health Studies who was named one of Variety Magazine’s “Students to Watch” in their 2015 Education Impact Report.

Jose Sariego is an international media, entertainment, and transactional lawyer with extensive industry experience, including serving as general counsel of HBO Latin America and head of Business & Legal Affairs for Telemundo Network.

Shannon Harvey, Esq., a Pennsylvania native, is the principal attorney of the Miami-based Law Offices of Shannon Harvey, P.A., established in 2007.

Lawyerist Podcast

#103: Viral Video Marketing (and Yelling), with the Texas Law Hawk, Bryan Wilson


In this episode, Bryan Wilson, the Texas Law Hawk, explains how he got started making outrageous viral videos, name-drops another outrageous, viral video–making Texas lawyer, Adam Reposa, and has some tips for lawyers who want to try making videos of their own.

Bryan Wilson, better known as the Texas Law Hawk, opened up his law firm in 2014 and chose the loudest path he could in his ridiculous YouTube videos. His third video went viral and led to several other commercial appearances, including the 2016 Super Bowl commercials for Taco Bell. He plans on doing more commercials as long as they keep making people laugh.

Thinking Like a Lawyer - Above the Law

Bonuses And Bowls

Joe and ATL Editor Kathryn Rubino discuss Biglaw bonus season as firms place the final cherry atop associate compensation after a tumultuous year of raises. Then they walk through college football bowl season and preview every matchup between teams with ABA accredited law schools because that’s exactly what people thinking like lawyers would do.

ABA Journal: Modern Law Library

Was this lawyer-turned-WWII-spy the basis for James Bond?

In a different time, Dusko Popov might have enjoyed the life of a Serbian playboy without the interruption of espionage, subterfuge and violence. But from the early days of World War II, Popov risked his life as a double agent to aid the Allies in the fight against the Nazis.

Florida attorney Larry Loftis had been intending to write a fictional spy novel, he tells the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles in this episode of the Modern Law Library. But in researching the lives of spies in World War II, he discovered Popov’s story and decided that this was a truth no fiction could touch. Loftis combed U.S., British, Portuguese and German archives and Popov’s own memoirs—and interviewed surviving members of Popov’s own family—to produce “Into the Lion’s Mouth: The True Story of Dusko Popov: World War II Spy, Patriot, and the Real-Life Inspiration for James Bond.”

In this podcast, Loftis discusses how he came to learn of Popov; how the paths of Bond creator Ian Fleming and Popov may have crossed; and why Popov was convinced that if a piece of intelligence he’d uncovered had been passed on to the U.S. Navy, the devastating Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 75 years ago may have been prevented.

On the Road

ATL APP 2016: Media Training and Storytelling

For many legal marketplace entrepreneurs, successfully communicating with the media can be a challenge as they grow and cultivate a business. In this report from On The Road, host Joe Patrice speaks with LunaCap Venture Partner Jules Miller, Legal Talk Network Executive Producer Laurence Colletti, Above the Law Redline Managing Editor Elie Mystal, and Publicist Pavla Kopecna about their panel on tips and best practices for attorneys looking to more effectively communicate with the media.

Jules Miller is an investor, 3-time entrepreneur, ‘intrapreneur’ and hands-on operations expert. She is also co-founder of Evolve Law, a community of entrepreneurs, law firms, in-house lawyers and legal services companies dedicated to accelerating the adoption of technology and innovation in the legal industry.

After receiving his J.D. and MBA, Laurence Colletti went into solo practice with emphasis in general business and commercial real estate. Laurence is now the producer at Legal Talk Network where he leverages his legal background against a passion for video and podcasting.

Pavla Kopecna is a renowned publicist, responsible for all planning and execution of every project, from the smallest non-profit campaign to the largest retainer. She works closely with clients to develop bespoke and focused campaigns that deliver.

Elie Mystal is the Managing Editor of Above the Law Redline and the Editor-At-Large of Breaking Media. He’s appeared on MSNBC, Fox, and CNN, and pretty much any network that will invite him.

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