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If you didn’t make it to the 2019 ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, worry not, we’ve got you covered. Returning home with 15 episodes (linked below), it was our pleasure to interview the leadership, network news personalities, federal judges, ABA Medal winners, top presenters, singers, and more who participated in one of the legal profession’s largest gatherings.
Of particular mention was our time spent with leadership. We heard from Bob Carlson, Judy Perry Martinez, and Patricia Refo (ABA President, President-Elect, & President-Elect Nominee respectively). They discussed their “relay” approach to leading which ensures long term objectives will be completed after tenures end. We also learned about the new member benefits as well as the ABA’s work to advance the rule of law and help people in distress around the country.
— Laurence Colletti (@LaurenceEsq) August 8, 2019
On a related note, we also caught up with the American Bar Association’s Marty Balough who brought along CNN’s Joey Jackson and Sidley Austin’s John Levi as well as concert performers Robert Sims and Nancy Hays to talk about their support of the Legal Services Corporation and the type of work it funds.
This year’s meeting featured over 600 CLE programs including the CLE in the City series, which were CLEs held at the most prestigious law firms in San Francisco. From that vast lineup of educational programs, we selected the following topics to cover:
In addition, we included two special productions in our line up at this year’s annual meeting. First, we welcomed ABA Medal winner Dale Minami, a personal injury attorney who is best-known for his civil right’s work overturning a 1944 conviction in Korematsu v. United States, a Supreme Court case upholding the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War 2.
Finally, we visited the State Bar of California to attend its public forum associated with the regulatory proposals set forth by their Taskforce on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services (ATILS). Members of the public/profession were encouraged to give feedback regarding the proposed changes to areas like unauthorized practice of law, fee sharing, advertising/solicitation, and non-lawyer ownership of legal practices. We did a round-table panel-interview covering the public forum which included practitioners, professors, vendors, consultants, and volunteers.
Below is our complete collection of podcast interviews recorded from the 2019 ABA Annual Meeting as well as a list of the 43 participants who contributed. We hope you enjoy!
ABA President Bob Carlson stops by to discuss this year’s ABA Annual Meeting as well as the ABA’s work in wellness initiatives, pro bono for disasters, new member benefits, and immigration. Stay tuned to hear what President Carlson plans to do when his “Big Sky Presidency” comes to an end.
A great podcast interview with ABA President Bob Carlson about his "Big Sky" Presidency dedicated to wellness, disaster events pro bono, info & resources for immigration proceedings, and new membership benefits. 🗣🎙⚖️ #ABAannual https://t.co/ZKOyHzhPrn pic.twitter.com/5pbD1blwg2
— Laurence Colletti (@LaurenceEsq) August 9, 2019
ABA President-Elect Judy Perry Martinez sits down for a conversation about her upcoming presidency and the ABA’s role in issues like wellness, immigration, innovation & education, gun violence, and the rule of law.
ABA President-Elect Nominee Patricia Lee Refo joins co-hosts Ralph Baxter and Laurence Colletti to talk about the relay race vs. sprint mentality of recent ABA leadership and how they are continuing the work of their predecessors.
ABA’s Marty Balough is accompanied by CNN’s Joey Jackson, Sidley Austin’s John Levi, and singers Robert Sims and Nancy Hays for a discussion about the kind of work being funded by the Legal Services Corporation, how the organization operates, and how those efforts are helping people around the country. Stay tuned for a little note of levity.
ABA’s Marty Balough along with @CNN's Joey Jackson and @SidleyLaw's John Levi as well as concert performers Robert Sims and Nancy Hays talk about their support of the Legal Services Corporation and the work it funds with host @LaurenceEsq. 🗣🎙⚖️ https://t.co/qyNtPR8PB7 pic.twitter.com/fWla5eqKui
— Legal Talk Network (@LegalTalkNet) September 3, 2019
ABA Medal winner Dale Minami sits down with host Michele Wong Krause for a conversation about his work overturning the conviction in Korematsu v. United States, racism, immigration, and inequality.
Amber Knee from the Division of Traffic Planning, Jessica Bacher of the Land Use Law Center, and Lin Chin of Hello Housing stop by for a conversation about problem properties, how to deal with them, and resources attorneys can turn to.
This power-panel interview features probate attorney Tara Burd, professor Kevin Mohr, ROSS CEO Andrew Arruda, California State Bar Trustee Joanna Mendoza, professor Daniel W. Linna, One400 co-founder Allen Rodriguez, former Orrick chair Ralph Baxter, and moderator Laurence Colletti discussing the ATILS public forum, reactions thereof, and the regulatory change proposals made to the California State Bar for areas like unauthorized practice of law, fee sharing, advertising/solicitation, and non-lawyer ownership of legal practices.
So excited that our #ATILS episode is out! Tune in to hear the recommendations from the @StateBarCA's Task Force on Access Through Innovation of Legal Services public forum. Spoiler… Things might get🔥! https://t.co/3hKiLLlyaM pic.twitter.com/9jmEmUq8ld
— Laurence Colletti (@LaurenceEsq) August 26, 2019
Justin Miller of BNY Mellon Wealth Management stops to discuss five financial pitfalls to avoid when going through a divorce, questions clients should be asking their lawyers, and non-legal professionals that should also be involved.
Fred Alvarez of Coblentz Patch Duffy & Bass, Jessica James of Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, and Lori Andrus of Andrus Anderson discuss Equal Pay and the related legislation, litigation, and what questions lawyers should be asking their employer clients.
Protima Pandey, director for the Office of Women’s Policy at Santa Clara County, and Jennifer Reisch, legal director of Equal Rights Advocates, talk about what employers can do when domestic and/or sexual violence issues find their way to the workplace.
Jennifer Reisch & Protima Pandey on What Every Lawyer Should Know about Workplace Laws Protecting Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence. 🗣🎙⚖️ #ABAannual https://t.co/RTRH1DLN9M pic.twitter.com/QsRFKZppox
— Laurence Colletti (@LaurenceEsq) August 10, 2019
Judge Dana Marks, Judge Joan Churchill, and Karen T. Grisez of Fried Frank talk about immigration courts and the due process issues faced by those in proceedings. Stay tuned to hear how lawyers can get involved.
Judge Sweeney, Judge Wheeler, Judge Williams, and Smith Pachter McWhorter’s Kathryn Muldoon Griffin sit down to discuss construction litigation, related benefits of ADR, and resources for practitioners with clients in construction.
Kyle McEntee, executive director of Law School Transparency, D. Benjamin Barros, Dean of the University of Toledo, College of Law, and Kyle Fry, in-house counsel, discuss law school tuition obstacles, the impact of US News Rankings, troubles in student loans, and possible fixes for a looming house of cards.
Great episode featuring Kyle McEntee, Kyle Fry, and @utoledolaw's Dean Benjamin Barros talking about legal education costs, the condition of student lending, US News Rankings, & possible long-term changes. 🗣🎙⚖️ #ABAannual https://t.co/4Kmyz52AG3 pic.twitter.com/y8koM9KTPQ
— Laurence Colletti (@LaurenceEsq) August 12, 2019
Danny Cook of DLA Piper, Shawn Cheadle, general counsel of Lockheed Martin Space, Kelli Hooke, corporate counsel at T-Mobile, Milton Smith of Sherman & Howard, and Sumara Thompson-King, general counsel of NASA, stop by for a conversation about the space industry, related government contracts, and the impact of international treaties.
Mark Chinn of Chinn & Associates sounds off on 10 big malpractice traps for family law attorneys and how this practice area has the highest instance of malpractice claims.
Participants (in alphabetical order):
After receiving his J.D. and MBA, Laurence Colletti went into solo practice with emphasis in general business and commercial real estate. He has always carried a strong passion for web-based media with a particular interest in podcasting and video. Laurence leverages his legal background against that passion to help bring sophisticated, relevant content to Legal Talk Network podcasts. You can follow Laurence on Twitter at @LaurenceEsq.