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History of Lynch Mobs | A Chaotic News Cycle Rundown | LIBOR Under the Radar | Best/Worst in Legal Marketing?

A breadth of topics captured my interests this week at Legal Talk Network.

One more for my Goodreads wish list comes from The Modern Law Library. Host Lee Rawles speaks with historian Jane Dailey, the author of “White Fright” for an unfortunately timely and relevant discussion of lynch mobs.

Rawles and Dailey discuss what a historical look at riotous groups can teach us about the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

Catching up on a busy psychotic news cycle, the hosts of Thinking Like a Lawyer breathlessly take on the legal standard for “incitement,” how the 25th Amendment works, Amazon’s eviction of Parler, and a few other A1 headlines.

With pages and news sites filled to the brim with riots, political infighting, and the political reckoning corporations are facing, there are plenty of important developments flying under the radar.

The Robert Half Legal Report focuses on an under-reported London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), the primary interest rate benchmark used by the financial services industry for more than 35 years. Host Charles Volkert and Doug Wilbert, a managing director of Protiviti, to discuss legal implications of a transition of the United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority ceases publication of LIBOR by Dec. 31, 2021 as currently expected.

Before you leave 2020 in the dust, the hosts of Lunch Hour Legal Marketing are asking for nominations for the good, the bad and the ugly of legal marketing.

Follow this link to nominate the following for the 2020 LHLM-ys:

  • Legal Ad of the Year
  • Worst Legal Ad
  • Best Ad – Comedy
  • Out of the Box
  • Best Legal Website
  • Best Use of Social Media
  • Best Vendor You Can’t Live Without

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Thumbnail image: “White Fright: The Sexual Panic at the Heart of America’s Racist History” book jacket via Basic Books.

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Molly McDonough, a longtime legal affairs journalist, is a producer for the current events show "Legal Talk Today." She also is a media and content strategist with McDonough Media LLC. McDonough previously served as editor and publisher of the ABA’s flagship magazine, the "ABA Journal." She writes about access to justice at "A Just Society."