Attorney Isaac Lidsky was the first blind law clerk to serve the U.S. Supreme Court, working under Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Recently, Tony Mauro highlighted Isaac in the National Law Journal. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Attorney Isaac J. Lidsky from the firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and founder of Hope For Vision, to discuss his legal career, his Supreme Court clerkship, being visually impaired and a lawyer and take a look at Hope For Vision, which is raising awareness and helping those with blinding diseases.
Back on August 31st 2005, the Legal Talk Network launched this podcast that would become the longest running legal podcast. And 250 podcasts later, the award-winning Lawyer2Lawyer podcast is celebrating its 5th anniversary. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J.Craig Williams, spotlight two other pioneers of legal podcasting, Denise Howell, the host of This Week in Law and Struan Robertson, Legal Director for Pinsent Masons LLP and founding editor of OUT-LAW.com/OUT-LAW Radio . They take a look at the value of a podcast for a lawyer today, as well as time commitment, differentiation, and a bit of fun.
The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill is considered one of the worst environmental disasters in recent years, with gallons of oil seeping into the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. Attorney and co-host, Bob Ambrogi welcomes Attorney Rhon E. Jones, Environmental Section Head at Beasley Allen, Crow, Methvin, Ports & Miles, and P.C. and Professor Robert Force, Director of the Maritime Law Center at Tulane University Law School, to discuss the latest on this devastating spill. They look at the environmental legal issues and concerns surrounding the spill, maritime law and touch upon the launching of a criminal investigation.
The North Carolina State Bar has just finished drafting a proposed Formal Ethics Opinion that allows the use of cloud computing in a law office. Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Alice N. Mine, Senior Ethics Counsel and Assistant Executive Director for the North Carolina State Bar and Jack Newton, Co-founder and President of Clio, to look at the legal ethical issues surrounding cloud computing. They explore the proposed Formal Ethics Opinion, what it means for lawyers and the future of cloud computing.
As first reported in a series of New York Times articles by reporter Alan Schwarz, researchers have linked pro football careers and concussions with climbing rates of depression, dementia and even Alzheimer’s disease. Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi welcome Christopher Nowinski, President and CEO of the Sports Legacy Institute and Attorney Alan S. Pierce from the Law offices of Alan S. Pierce & Associates and host of Workers’ Comp Matters, to discuss the latest in workers’ comp claims against the NFL. They focus on the long-term effects of concussions from football, the NFL’s role in helping these players, the workers’ comp issues involved and creating public awareness about this serious issue in the NFL and in other sports. For more information on this important issue, including over 100 New York Times articles by Alan Schwarz, click here.
Recently, President Obama appointed two union lawyers, Craig Becker and Mark Pearce to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) creating a labor law controversy. Some say that the addition of Becker and Pearce will restore balance, while others, like business groups, fear their influence on the board will cater to unions on big issues. Co-host and Attorney Bob Ambrogi welcomes Nancy Schiffer, Associate General Counsel with the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, (AFL-CIO) and Attorney Charles I. Cohen, senior counsel in Morgan Lewis & Bockius’ Labor and Employment Practice, to get their reaction to the recess appointments of Becker and Pearce to the NLRB.