Beasley Allen recently filed a lawsuit against BP and others on behalf of several cities and municipalities for losses in revenue. On this edition of Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen welcomes colleague, Tony Robinson and guest, Attorney Jere Beasley from Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C, to take a look at the recent lawsuit and look ahead to compensation for those affected by this disastrous spill. Larry, Tony and Jere look at the spill’s impact on the economy and environment, the Oil Protection Act, how this disaster could have been prevented and the fight to get compensation for the people of the Gulf.
In every city and town in America, there has been an overwhelming reaction to the political gridlock in Washington D.C. over healthcare, economic recovery, taxes, Afghanistan (almost everything). So why can’t the lawyers in Congress who specialize in negotiating solutions to problems fix Washington? Co-hosts and attorneys J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Philip K. Howard, a well-known leader of legal reform in America and founder of Common Good, to examine the problem.
Over the past year, the legal community has been dogged by a down economy resulting in layoffs, pay cuts and lack of jobs from the largest law firms down to the smallest law firms. What does this mean for law students? On Lawyer2Lawyer, co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Professor William D. Henderson from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Dr. Silvia Hodges from Fordham University School of Law, to discuss what law students need to learn while in school, the present legal job market and what the future holds for law students when they graduate from law school.
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In part one of a two-part series on legal technology trends, co-hosts Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell take a look back at the most significant developments in 2009. While the economy might have been the dominant story in 2009, a number of other currents were moving in legal tech waters. From ediscovery to social media to cloud computing to collaboration, you’ll get an overview of where we’ve been and what where we’ve been suggests about where we are going. After you listen, be sure to check out Tom & Dennis’ co-blog and book by the same name, The Lawyers Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies.
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As we come to the end of a tough economic year, we take note of some of the effects of the recession, one of which is homelessness on the rise. Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Steve Binder, a deputy public defender with the San Diego Office of the Public Defender and founder of the Homeless Court Program and Attorney Maria Foscarinis, founder and executive director of the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty, to discuss the issues, including the jobless rate impact and the legal requirements of cities and towns to cope with homelessness.
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Thanksgiving is a time when we’re all reminded to be thankful for what we have and to think about those less fortunate than ourselves…especially this year in this economy Co-host, Attorney Bob Ambrogi welcomes Elizabeth M. Lynch, Executive Director, of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, Scott Inman, Senior Corporate Relations Manager at the Home for Little Wanderers and Attorney Neal J. Philip, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Helping Hungry Children, to talk about their organizations and helping those in need, not only during the holidays but year round.
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With a legal community today that is embracing technology and new media that we’re all too familiar with here at Legal Talk Network, our friends and colleagues in print media are turning to new media to expand and reach a growing audience. Co-Hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome the ABA Journal’s editor, Edward A. Adams, and Rachael M. Zahorsky, legal affairs writer for the ABA Journal, to give you an inside look at the ABA Journal’s latest venture, The Legal Rebels Project. They will explore the transition to new media, how lawyers and law firms are reinventing themselves in the current economy and take a look at life on the road on the Legal Rebels Tour ’09.
Want to know more about cross-border e-discovery in the current economy? In this edition of the ESI Report, host Gina Jytyla, Managing Staff Attorney in the Legal Technologies division at Kroll Ontrack welcomes e-discovery experts, Tracey Stretton, Legal Consultant with Kroll Ontrack’s UK office and Mark Surguy, a UK solicitor at Pinsent Masons LLP specializing in large scale multi-party litigation. They will explore international litigation and investigations, specifically addressing the legal and pragmatic challenges of cross-border e-discovery in today’s economy. In Bits & Bytes, Kroll Ontrack Legal Correspondent, Kelly Kubacki, will take a look at the discovery order issued in Mintel International Group, Ltd. v. Neergheen.
The Securities and Exchange Commission is aggressively probing the financial world in the wake of the meltdown on Wall Street last fall. For the first time, the SEC filed an insider trading lawsuit involving the purchase of a credit default swap based on confidential, nonpublic material information. In-House Legal host, Paul D. Boynton welcomes Attorney David B. Bernsohn of Duane Morris LLP to help explain the underpinnings of the SEC’s case and the legal issues it raises.
The economic downturn has taken its toll on law firms, especially lawyers. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Skip Simpson from the Law Offices of Skip Simpson to explore the rash of suicides hitting the legal community and what law firms need to do to prevent them. Later in the program, Bob and Craig welcome Peter Zeughauser from the Zeughauser Group to take a look at the long-term changes in law practice caused by the recession.