Podcast category: Legal News

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

The Nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

On January 31, 2017, President Trump announced that he had selected federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Many praised Trump on his nomination, citing parallels to Justice Scalia, while others saw Judge Gorsuch’s documented conservatism as a possible threat to future Supreme Court rulings.

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join Carrie Severino, chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network and Michele Jawando, vice president for Legal Progress at American Progress, as they take a look at the nomination of Judge Gorsuch, his record on rulings, and his potential impact on the Supreme Court if confirmed.

Carrie Severino is chief counsel and policy director of the Judicial Crisis Network. In that capacity, Carrie has testified before Congress on assorted constitutional issues and briefed Senators on judicial nominations.

Attorney Michele Jawando is vice president for Legal Progress at American Progress. Previously, Michele served as general counsel and senior advisor to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), where she was responsible for a wide-ranging portfolio of policy issues pertaining to the federal judiciary and nominations.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio and Litéra.

 

The Insurance Law Podcast

Legal Issues Pertaining to Transportation Network Companies and Autonomous Vehicles

Attorneys Drew Broaddus and Nathan Edmonds from the Secrest Wardle firm in Michigan discuss recent transportation litigation passed in their state pertaining to transportation network companies and how it’s impacting motor vehicle legislation.

Special thanks to our sponsor, A.M. Best CompanyBest’s Recommended Insurance Attorneys & Adjusters, including Expert Service Providers.

Planet Lex: The Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Podcast

Trump Administration and the Law

Trump’s presidency has brought about a lot of change, especially in regard to law. In this episode of Planet Lex, host Daniel Rodriguez interviews Northwestern Law faculty members Deborah Tuerkheimer, Andrew Koppelman, and Eugene Kontorovich about recent actions by President Trump and the legal considerations facing this new administration. In their discussion, they cover a wide array of topics, including President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch, his expansion of executive power, and the potential of the Department of Justice shifting away from certain civil rights issues. They conclude with a lightning round that touches on topics like climate change, affirmative action, and power the president holds and doesn’t hold over foreign treaties.

Professor Deborah Tuerkheimer joined the Northwestern Law faculty in 2014. She teaches and writes in the areas of criminal law, evidence, and feminist legal theory. She’s a former assistant district attorney and a frequent contributor to Slate.

Professor Andrew Koppelman is John Paul Stevens Professor at Northwestern Law, where he received the 2015 Walder Award for Research Excellence. His scholarship focuses on issues at the intersection of law and political philosophy.

Professor Eugene Kontorovich specializes in constitutional law, federal courts, and public international law. He has published over thirty major scholarly articles and book chapters in leading law reviews and peer-reviewed journals in the United States and Europe.

 

Lawyerist Podcast

#107: Niche Practice: Weed Law, with Matthew Buck

 

“Weed law,” it turns out, is neither as exciting nor as boring as you might think. In this episode, Matthew Buck offers a window into the world of weed law, the ethics of advising clients who are committing federal crimes, and how to market a niche practice.

Matt works for Corry & Associates, and he has successfully resolved numerous marijuana cases ranging from cultivation to RICO violations, and has assisted in the formation of grows, dispensaries, and MIPs across Colorado, from the Western Slope to Pueblo, County.

Digital Detectives

Smishing, a Growing Cyber Security Threat

Just because phishing is gradually becoming less of a threat does not mean you are safe from cyber criminals. Smishing is the use of cell phone texting software to lure victims into downloading malware or handing over personal information. In this episode, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek talk to Joe Hamblin, director of IT operations for Sprint, about what smishing is, why it’s growing, and how it could affect your legal business. They also discuss simple ways to identify and combat smishing both in your personal and professional life.

Joe Hamblin, director of IT operations for Sprint’s emerging platforms, has more than 25 years of IT experience. In his current position he is responsible for end-user platform engineering including collaboration, Identity Access Management (IAM) and device engineering/management.

Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and SiteLock.

 

On the Road

ABA Midyear Meeting 2017: Immigration Law with Reid Trautz

When the Executive order passed that banned immigrants to enter the US from specific countries, confusion ensued even among lawyers regarding which immigrants they actually applied to. In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti interviews Reid Trautz, a director within the American Association of Immigration Lawyers, about the details of the current and future Executive orders. Reid also provides resources for lawyers interested in immigrant representation.

Reid Trautz is a management advisor to attorneys and law firms in the areas of business processes, technology, marketing, and legal ethics. He is director of the Practice & Professionalism Center of the American Association of Immigration Lawyers.

On the Road

ABA Midyear Meeting 2017: The Executive Order on Immigration and How Lawyers Can Help

Talk of shifting immigration laws has been rampant in early 2017, so how can and should we as lawyers get involved? In this report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti and guest host Reid Trautz talk to Judge Dana Leigh Marks and Esther Olavarria about current and future immigration orders, the legal representation of immigrants, and what actions lawyers can take to help. Their discussion also provides resources that lawyers can use to get involved.

Dana Leigh Marks has been an immigration judge in San Francisco since January of 1987.  Since 1999 she has served seven two-year terms as president and two two-year terms as vice president of the NAIJ.

Esther Olavarria is on detail from the Department of Homeland Security to the Domestic Policy Council to work on immigration reform. She previously served as counsel and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at DHS.

Reid Trautz is a management advisor to attorneys and law firms in the areas of business processes, technology, marketing, and legal ethics. He is director of the Practice & Professionalism Center of the American Association of Immigration Lawyers.

On the Road

ABA Midyear Meeting 2017: Business in Cuba

It is now legal for Americans to travel to Cuba and bring home goodies like cigars and/or rum. Relations with Cuba have changed under the Obama administration and will likely continue to change while Trump is in the White House. In this report from On The Road, Laurence Colletti and special host Adam Camras discuss the United States’ legal ties to Cuba with Carolina Blanco, Peter Quinter, and Simons Chase. In their discussion, they cover Cuba’s role in U.S. economy, commercial opportunities there, and the wet foot, dry foot policy.

Peter Quinter is a shareholder and customs attorney in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale law offices of GrayRobinson. He is the chair of the Customs & International Trade Law Group.

Simons Chase is the co-founder and editor in chief of Cuba Journal, the leading website covering Cuba. He has over 20 years of media, technology, and principal investing experience.

Carolina Blanco is an associate in Hill Ward Henderson’s Litigation Group. Her practice covers an array of commercial litigation matters in federal and state court, with experience representing clients in a wide variety of business disputes.

On the Road

ABA Midyear Meeting 2017: When Voting Goes Nuclear

The words “nuclear option” have been dominating the news as a result of Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination for Supreme Court justice. Aside from sounding terrifying, what does it mean to resort to the nuclear option and why is it significant? In today’s report from On The Road, host Laurence Colletti and guests Karen Popp and Russell Wheeler hash out rules of Senate voting and discuss the decrease in judges qualified to be nominated for the Supreme Court. They also talk about the potential long term effects of using the nuclear option within the senate, both positive and negative.

Russell R. Wheeler is president of the Governance Institute and a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution. His current focus includes legislative-judicial relations and immigrant adjudication.

Karen A. Popp is the global co-leader of Sidley Austin LLP’s White Collar: Government Litigation & Investigations group. Her practice is informed by a wealth of government and private sector experience, including service as a federal prosecutor in New York, a lawyer in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice, and associate White House counsel to President Clinton.

On the Road

ABA Midyear Meeting 2017: Updates from ABA President Linda Klein

There are often many things going on with the American Bar Association, but few know more about them than ABA President Linda Klein. In this On The Road report, Digital Detectives hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview Linda Klein about current hot button issues for the association. Together, they discuss Linda’s statement regarding the recent presidential executive orders on immigration, the veterans initiative, the ABA Blueprint web tool, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, and Law Day 2017. Tune in for an inside look at what the American Bar Association has going on.

Linda Klein is the senior managing shareholder at Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz and president of the American Bar Association.

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