Podcast category: Legal News

Ringler Radio

Structured Settlement Questions and Answers

 

Lump sum payment over a structure. The unpredictability of the market.  On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague and co-host Angus Kennedy to discuss some of the questions, solutions and what people should know about the benefits of the structured settlement.

Visit Ringler Associates to contact a consultant in your area about structured settlements.

Digital Detectives

The Law of Robotics: Autonomy, Responsibility, and Risk

From self-driving cars and drones to robotic surgeons and soldiers, humans are delegating more tasks to machines and software. But who is responsible when then these new innovations cause damage, injury, or death? Can we trust machines to prioritize preserving human life when accidents inevitably occur? Should we be thinking about sweeping regulations?

In this episode of Digital Detectives, hosts Sharon Nelson and John Simek interview The Law of Robots Professor Ed Walters. Together they discuss our robotic world and potential future risks. Can humans keep up, will our laws protect us, and how worried should we be? Tune in to hear insight on these questions plus many more.

Ed Walters is the CEO and co-founder of Fastcase, a legal publisher based in Washington, D.C., with over 800,000 paid subscribers and the most popular smartphone app for lawyers in the last two years. Ed also teaches The Law of Robots, a class about the frontiers of law and technology, at Georgetown University Law Center.

Special Reports

Above The Law Editors Discuss Converge Panels

The 2015 Above the Law Converge conference featured discussions of four current legal topics: privacy, reputation, communication strategy, and emerging technical trends. Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti sits down with the Above the Law editors moderating each panel the day before the conference to talk about why each topic is relevant to today’s lawyers.

The following are moderators and their discussion topics. For the benefit of our listeners, we interviewed the panelists about these legal topics after each panel.

Staci Zaretsky: Online Reputation, Privacy, and the Law

David Lat: Pitching the Mainstream Media

Joe Patrice: Emerging Technical Trends and Best Practices

Elie Mystal: The Future of Law

Special Reports

ATL Converge: Online Reputation, Privacy, and the Law

Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi and Above the Law editor Staci Zaretsky interview Michael Gottlieb, Leeza Garber, Kashmir Hill, and Mary-Rose Papandrea, panelists at the Above the Law Converge conference panel Online Reputation, Privacy, and the Law. Together, they discuss the danger of law firm hacking, trends in the availability of U.S. government information, and the right to be forgotten. Overall, the question remains, is privacy even a thing anymore? Nudity is only briefly brought up.

Michael Gottlieb practices data privacy and cybersecurity issues, government and regulatory litigation, white collar criminal investigations, and enforcement actions at Boies, Schiller, & Flexner LLP.

Leeza Garber is corporate counsel and director of business development at Capsicum Group, LLC.

Kashmir Hill is editor and privacy writer at Fusion, a pop culture and news media outlet.

Mary-Rose Papandrea is a professor at Boston College Law School. Her teaching interests include civil procedure, constitutional law, media law, and national security and civil liberties.

Special Reports

Are You Thinking Like A Lawyer Yet?

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Elie Mystal and Joe Patrice, Above the Law editors and hosts of the new podcast Thinking Like A Lawyer. Elie and Joe discuss how the new podcast came about and their plans to misdirect future guests. If you enjoy this short interview, Thinking Like A Lawyer is right for your ears.

Special Reports

What About Above the Law and Breaking Media?

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews John Lerner, CEO of Breaking Media, and David Lat, Founder and Managing Editor of the Above the Law blog at the 2015 ATL Convergence conference in New York City. Lerner discusses the history of Breaking Media, how they joined with Above the Law, and their relatively recent acquisitions, Breaking Defense, Breaking Energy, and Breaking Gov. Tune in to hear more about the companies and the conference.

John Lerner is CEO of Breaking Media and has 20 years of experience in B2B and niche consumer markets starting at Inc. Magazine, and later running the online businesses of BPI Communications, VNU Business Media, Nielsen Business Media, and F+W Media.

David Lat is the founder and managing editor of Above the Law. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and many other publications.

The Florida Bar Podcast

Admission on Motion, Reciprocity, the UBE, and Non-Lawyer Licensing

Three controversial issues relating to The Florida Bar admissions and the future of the practice as a whole are currently being discussed. The Florida Bar is considering whether to endorse the adaptation of the following programs. Admission on Motion, or reciprocity, deals with the concept of lawyers legally crossing state borders to practice law. The Uniform Bar Examination (UBE) allows lawyers to take a test and acquire a portable bar examination score usable in any state that accepts the UBE (16 currently do). Finally, there is a question of whether the state of Florida should adopt some form of non-lawyer licensing. The Bar Admissions Committee of The Florida Bar’s Vision 2016 Commission is currently studying these issues closely.

In this episode of The Florida Bar Podcast, Adriana Linares and John Stewart interview lawyer and chair of the Bar Admissions Committee Lance Scriven about the pros and cons of Admission on Motion, the Uniform Bar Examination, and non-lawyer legal professional licensing. Scriven discusses the practitioner benefits of crossing borders and practicing law and points out that there are many instances in which this is already being done. The obvious negative in these programs involves lawyers who are worried about even more competition in a state which is already saturated with attorneys. Stewart points out that many services that these alternative solutions provide are filling a currently existing hole in the market of moderate or low income people and small business owners. Admission on Motion, the UBE, and non-lawyer licensing are strong alternatives to the competition being created by online legal services which already exist to fill this void. Florida is watching the action of major states like New York or California on these issues, Scriven says. Tune in to hear more about these controversial and important decisions facing Florida lawyers.

Lance Scriven is an attorney in Tampa, Florida, with the Trenam Kemker Law Firm. He practices as a commercial litigator and has been at the firm for 13 years collectively. Scriven is a member of The Florida Bar Board of Governors and Chair of the Bar Admissions Committee of The Florida Bar Vision 2016 Commission.

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Driving While Intoxicated: Prescription Drugs, Recliners, Wheels, and Hooves

We all know that drinking and driving is a serious and dangerous offense. But it may surprise you that drivers are being charged with DWI for taking prescription drugs while riding bicycles, horses, and yes Segways. In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi interviews Douglas Kans and Robert Ambrose from the Kans Law Firm. Together they discuss the disparate treatment of controlled substances, your rights while being charged with an offense, and modes of transportation to stay away from while intoxicated.

Douglas Kans is the founder of the Kans Law Firm, a Minnesota-based criminal defense firm and has over 18 years of experience defending individuals charged with DUI/DWI offenses. He has been selected as a “Top 100 Lawyer” in Minnesota by the National Trial Lawyers and a “Top 100 DWI Attorney” by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC. He is routinely asked for his analysis on ABC and NBC news affiliates.

Robert Ambrose is an associate attorney with the Kans Law Firm in Bloomington, Minnesota. Among other criminal areas, he practices with Mr. Kans in DWI/DUI defense as well the expungement of criminal records.

Special thanks to our sponsor, Clio.

Thinking Like a Lawyer - Above the Law

Daddy Needs A New Pair Of Shoes!

It’s March Madness time. Or, as a person with a rudimentary respect for trademark laws would say, “It’s  time for the NCAA Mens College Basketball Tournament.” In this episode, we take a look at running an office bracket pool. But it turns out that gambling is illegal in most states. Why is that the case? Should we live in a world where we have laws that nobody even tries to enforce? Guest Steven Silver of The Legal Blitz joins the hosts to explain how we’ve gotten to the point where nearly every office worker in America breaks the law every March.

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