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Bob Ambrogi

Bob Ambrogi

Bob Ambrogi is a lawyer, legal journalist, and the publisher and editor-in-chief of LexBlog.com. A former co-host of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, Bob now hosts the weekly podcast LawNext, and writes a column on legal technology for Above the Law.

Episodes
September 18, 2020

Bob Woodward, the “Trump Tapes,” and the Parallels to Watergate

Attorney Jim Robenalt and former White House counsel John W. Dean discuss the parallels to the Watergate scandal through the recently released "Trump Tapes,” and how these revelations could impact the president...

February 27, 2020

ABA TECHSHOW 2020: Start Up Alley Winners

Co-founders and brothers Alcide and Armond Honoré discuss the origins and ongoing development of their mobile call billing app Billseye.

December 16, 2019

A Study into Women Leaving the Law

ABA President Judy Perry Martinez and attorneys and study authors Stephanie Scharf and Roberta Liebenberg discuss the recently released research on why women are leaving the law and how it is impacting...

July 16, 2019

AALL 2019: Fastcase 20th Anniversary

Ed Walters and Phil Rosenthal celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Fastcase.

June 28, 2019

The Golden State Killer, Genealogical Sites & Privacy (Rebroadcast)

Bicka Barlow and Nancy O’Malley discuss the Golden State Killer and talk about DNA techniques attorney's use today in cases similar to this.

February 28, 2019

ABA TECHSHOW 2019: Startup Pitch Competition

At ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago, Bob Ambrogi hosts a startup competition that showcases 15 finalists facing off to give a 3-minute pitch about their legal startup.

August 31, 2018

Lawyer 2 Lawyer Says Farewell to Bob Ambrogi

Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams discuss podcasting after 13 Years, where they began, and their love for it.

August 17, 2018

The Cohen Tapes

Rebecca Roiphe and Bennett Gershman discuss the Michael Cohen tapes, the impact they had, and what lies ahead for attorney Cohen and the President.

June 8, 2018

Illinois Disciplinary Agency’s Report on Client-Lawyer Matching

Jerry Larkin discusses ARDC's recent report on client-lawyer matching services, lawyer participation in these services, and regulation of for-profit referral services.

May 17, 2018

The Golden State Killer, Genealogical Sites & Privacy

Bicka Barlow and Nancy O’Malley discuss the Golden State Killer and talk about DNA techniques attorney's use today in cases similar to this.

April 27, 2018

The 2018 Am Law 100

Gina Passarella and Nicholas Bruch take a look at the 2018 Am Law 100, analysis of data, the process, what this means for law firms, and comparisons to prior years.

April 19, 2018

Moneyball for Lawyers: Changing the Game with Analytics

Josh Becker talks about legal analytics, machine learning, and the impact these new technologies will have on the legal industry.

April 19, 2018

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Carly N. Mee and Colby Bruno discuss creating awareness and assisting to those who are victims of sexual assault.

March 30, 2018

Should We Regulate Video Game Violence?

Cheryl Olson and Kevin Saunders discuss regulation of video game violence, the Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association 2011 ruling, and the impact of video games on children.

March 16, 2018

Jared Kushner’s Security Clearance Downgrade

Last month, Jared Kushner, senior adviser and son in law to President Trump, had his security clearance downgraded. We analyze whether it is a threat to our national security to have Jared...

February 27, 2018

Florida School Shooting: Gun Legislation, Mental Health, and Prevention

Attorney Stephen P. Halbrook and professor John J. Donohue III discuss the Parkland school shooting, mental health, gun legislation and gun control, and what can be done to prevent future mass shootings.

February 26, 2018

Mastering Deadlines with LawToolBox

Co-owners of LawToolBox, Jack and Carol-Lynn Grow, talk about what problems LawToolBox solves and what sets them apart from their competition.

February 9, 2018

FISA and the Nunes Memo

Bob Anderson and John Malcolm discuss the release of the Nunes memo, impact, the Democrat’s response to the memo, FISA, and the legalities surrounding this release.

December 27, 2017

2017 in Review: The Mailbag Episode

Longtime Lawyer 2 Lawyer producer Kate Nutting helps review the year by answering audience questions from the mailbag and talk about the show and the law.

December 22, 2017

2017 State of U.S. Small Law Firms Survey from Thomson Reuters

Bill Josten talks about the results of the 2017 State of U.S. Small Law Firms survey conducted by Thomson Reuters including the common challenges facing small and solo firms.

December 19, 2017

Lawyers Giving Back

This Lawyer 2 Lawyer spotlights three attorneys who are giving back to their community, not only during the holiday season, but year round.

December 4, 2017

Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession

Joanna Grossman and Kathryn Rubino discuss how the recent allegations of sexual misconduct allegations in the news have impacted the legal profession.

October 23, 2017

Changing the Legal Game with Blockchain

David Fisher talks about what blockchain is and its application in the legal industry.

October 20, 2017

The Legal Issues Stemming from the Las Vegas Tragedy

Bob Ambrogi talks to Tennille Pereira and Kristin Tyler about the legal issues stemming from the Las Vegas tragedy.

September 29, 2017

Legal Implications of the Equifax Data Breach

Drew Rossow and Ben Meiselas discuss the Equifax data breach, what went wrong, litigation, the potential impact, and what customers need to do.

September 28, 2017

How Axiom is Using AI to Modernize Legal Services

Paul Carr talks about how Axiom uses technology, including AI, to modernize legal services and streamline processes.

September 25, 2017

Clio Cloud 2017: The Future of Clio with CEO Jack Newton

What's up next for the practice management software, Clio, and the practice of law overall?

September 15, 2017

DACA, DREAMers, and the Threat of Deportation

Hans von Spakovsky and Erin J. Lee discuss DACA and the Dream ACT, and what the future holds for DREAMers and their families.

September 1, 2017

First Amendment’s Clash with Censorship and Hate Speech

In this legal podcast, Robert Bertsche and Eugene Volokh define First Amendment, and how it relates to censorship and hate speech.

August 18, 2017

Presidential Pardon Power

Brian Kalt and Robert Deitz discuss presidential pardon power, limits, and get a deeper look into a possible presidential self-pardon and repercussions.

August 4, 2017

President Trump’s Proposed Ban on Transgender Service Members

Bob and Craig discuss President Trump's announcement regarding transgender people in the military with Kris Poppe and Brynn Tannehill.

July 21, 2017

The Supreme Court’s End of Term

David J. Shestokas and Carolyn Shapiro discuss the Supreme Court’s end of term, including landmark cases, Gorsuch, and what's in the future.

July 7, 2017

The Legal Rights of Animals

Steven Wise and Richard Cupp discuss the recent legal ruling involving captive chimpanzees and the debate over animals as "legal persons.”

June 30, 2017

What lawyers can learn about practice management from MyCase

Tracy Stevens, VP of Product and Design at MyCase, talks about cloud based practice management software and product design.

June 23, 2017

Bill Cosby Mistrial

Letitia Quinones and Barbara Lynn Ashcroft discuss the Cosby case, the allegations, the prosecution and defense strategies, and what lead to the mistrial.

June 9, 2017

The Paris Agreement on Climate Change

Jeffrey Gracer and Nicolas Loris discuss the Paris Agreement, President Trump’s withdrawal from the accord, and the long-term implications.

May 15, 2017

Legal Information Institute: Access to Legal Information for All

The co-founder of the Legal Information Institute (LII) talks about what the LII is and how it has adapted to changing technology.

May 12, 2017

Assessment Drives Learning: The Solicitors Qualifying Exam Eliminates U.K. Law School Requirement

This legal podcast discusses how the U.K. is eliminating the requirement of attending law school in favor of a skills exam and whether or not the U.S. will adopt a similar practice.

April 28, 2017

The Aftermath of the Massachusetts Drug Lab Scandal and the Dismissal of 21,000 Cases

This podcast looks at the drug lab scandal in Mass. and its impact on drug cases, attorneys, defendants, and takes a look at what goes on inside a lab.

April 14, 2017

Your Browser History: How Recent ISP Legislation Affects Privacy

In this podcast they talk about Trump's new legislation that allows internet providers or ISPs to sell customer data without consent.

March 31, 2017

Will Budget Cuts to the Legal Services Corporation Diminish Access To Justice?

Jim Sandman and Linda Klein discuss President Trump’s budget proposal to zero out funding for the Legal Services Corporation.

March 20, 2017

ABA TECHSHOW 2017: Rocket Lawyer Aims to Improve Access to Justice

Charley Moore, CEO of Rocket Lawyer, discusses how his company aims to make lawyers more accessible to those that need them the most.

March 17, 2017

President Trump vs. the Press

The First Amendment, Trump/press relationship, what constitutes “fake news,” the freedom of the press, and potential future litigation involving the press.

March 17, 2017

ABA TECHSHOW 2017: Behind the Scenes with Practice Management Software

Bob Ambrogi discusses the advantages of practice management software with Niki Black, legal technology evangelist at MyCase.

March 8, 2017

What’s Happening at ABA TECHSHOW 2017

Adriana Linares, the chair of ABA TECHSHOW 2017, talks about what legal professionals can expect at the conference this year.

March 3, 2017

The Trump Administration and U.S. Labor Laws

Attorney Howard Wexler and Kate Bronfenbrenner look at the impact a new Secretary of Labor under a Trump presidency will have on the U.S. workforce and employers.

February 17, 2017

The Nomination of Judge Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

In this episode of Lawyer2Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join Carrie Severino and Michele Jawando to discuss the nomination of Judge Gorsuch.

February 3, 2017

The Great Debate over Sanctuary Cities

ACLU advocacy and policy counsel and FAIR director of research debate and discuss immigration reform and the status of sanctuary cities under Trump.

January 31, 2017

The Origin of Rocket Matter: What Makes Web-Based Legal Software Successful

Rocket Matter CEO Larry Port discusses his company, investors and competition, and gives advice to young technology entrepreneurs.

January 25, 2017

Legalweek 2017: Expanding the Conference Beyond Tech

Guests discuss Legalweek 2017 a conference originally focused on technology but has broadened its scope to include the whole legal industry.

January 20, 2017

The Legalities of Amazon’s Echo

The Amazon Echo as a murder case witness, legalities surrounding the Echo, technology-based evidence, and the impact on future cases.

January 6, 2017

Inside Trump’s EPA Pick and Possible Implications

A look at the potential future of the EPA under President-elect Trump's pick, Scott Pruitt.

December 21, 2016

The Supreme Court Under President Trump

President-elect Donald Trump's choice of Justices, the fate of specific cases, and the impact his choices will have on the law of the land.

December 13, 2016

Inside the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest at Standing Rock

Monte Mills and Jeffrey Haas take a look at the protesting of the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock and the legal issues involved.

November 22, 2016

Legal Issues in Doing Business with Cuba

A discussion on the legal issues in doing business with Cuba and the opportunities for law firms to expand into Cuba.

November 11, 2016

The Use of Body Cameras by Law Enforcement

Professor Eugene O’Donnell and Dr. Tod Burke as they talk about the pros and cons of body cameras in law enforcement.

October 31, 2016

The Benefits of Litigation Management Applications

Allegory Founder and CEO Alma Asay talks about litigation management and how new software can greatly improve the litigation process.

October 28, 2016

ATL APP 2016: A Level Playing Field? How Boutiques Compete

Carolyn Elefant Gaston Kroub, and Andrew Dick about techniques small law practitioners can use to better compete in the world of large law.

October 14, 2016

Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

David Sanford, Kerrie Campbell, and Caroline Fredrickson discuss litigation, the difficulty of proving gender discrimination, and legislation.

September 23, 2016

Clio Cloud 2016: The Power of Data Driven Law

Jack Newton and Bob Ambrogi discuss the importance of data in other industries, data driven law firms, and how the Clio Cloud Conference has evolved.

September 16, 2016

Legal Issues Facing Our Veterans

Richard V. Spataro, director of training and publications for National Veterans Legal Services Program and Robert Liscord, veteran legal services outreach coordinator and paralegal for Pine Tree Legal Assistance, as they take...

September 2, 2016

Law Enforcement and the Use of Robots

The use of robots by law enforcement, criticism, ethics, policy, and regulation when it comes to the use of robots.

August 31, 2016

The Evolution of the Digital Courtroom

Bob Ambrogi talks with Opus 2 International, Inc. CEO Graham Smith-Bernal about his career and the evolution of the electronic courtroom.

August 17, 2016

Inside “Making a Murderer” and the Steven Avery Trial

Dean Strang, former defense attorney for Steven Avery, and Peter Linton-Smith, a former television news reporter who covered the Avery trials discuss the popular Netflix series.

August 5, 2016

The Legal Issues Surrounding Pokémon Go

Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams discuss Pokemon Go with professor Adam Thimmesch and attorney Brian Wassom.

July 22, 2016

The American Bar Association: A Look Ahead Under New President, Linda Klein

Linda Klein, president-elect of the American Bar Association, looks back at the past year and looks ahead to her initiatives and mission as president.

July 8, 2016

The Supreme Court End of Term Wrap-Up

Tony Mauro, Supreme Court correspondent, and Suzanna Sherry, the Herman O. Loewenstein professor of law, discuss the Supreme Court's end of term.

July 1, 2016

Orlando Shooting and Gun Laws

Steven W. Dulan and Arkadi Gerney take a look at gun laws and the tragedy in Orlando.

June 20, 2016

How Bloomberg is Changing Legal Annotation

Bob Ambrogi speaks with Bloomberg BNA Legal Division President David Perla about his career, Bloomberg Law, and how their smartcode is changing traditional legal annotation.

June 17, 2016

Tribal Law, Indian Child Welfare Act, and Custody

J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi join attorney Lori Alvino McGill and Chrissi Nimmo as they take an inside look highly publicized custody case involving a 6-year-old girl named Lexi and...

June 3, 2016

Overtime Rule Changes: Impact and Reaction

The Labor Department recently announced regulation changes pertaining to overtime pay for employees and their employers. Under these new rules, those who earn salaries of less than $47,476 a year will automatically...

May 6, 2016

The Panama Papers

Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join Jessica Tillipman and Professor William Byrnes as they take an inside look at the recently leaked Panama Papers.

May 3, 2016

How Artificial Intelligence Will Influence the Future of Legal Practice

Artificial intelligence expert Eric Laughlin talks about how AI will revolutionize the practice of law and provide greater legal access to the masses.

April 25, 2016

North Carolina’s HB2 Controversy, Transgender Legislation, and Litigation

North Carolina’s House Bill 2, better known as the “Bathroom Law”, has taken center stage and has created a great debate. On March 23, 2016, Gov. Pat McCrory signed the Public Facilities...

April 1, 2016

The Latest on the FBI/Apple Legal Battle

The FBI and Apple, Inc. have been immersed in an ongoing legal battle over privacy and security. The legal battle reached a boiling point when the FBI and Apple engaged in a...

March 23, 2016

ABA TECHSHOW 2016: Keynote Speaker Cindy Cohn on NSA Mass Surveillance

At the ABA TECHSHOW, Cindy Cohn gave a keynote speech discussing the NSA, the fourth amendment, the Apple vs. FBI case, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). Afterwards, she stopped by to...

March 11, 2016

Justice Antonin Scalia: His Legacy and the Impact of his Death

Last month, Justice Antonin Scalia passed away unexpectedly sparking a huge reaction from the legal and political world. Justice Scalia was appointed to the Supreme Court by President Ronald Reagan in 1986...

March 1, 2016

The Flint Water Crisis

There is presently a public health crisis plaguing Flint, Michigan. Lead contamination in the water has led to a major public health danger. Back in 2014, Flint changed its water source from...

February 23, 2016

New Rulings for Juvenile Life Sentences by the Supreme Court

On January 25, 2016, in a 6-3 opinion written by Justice Kennedy, the Supreme Court ruled that those sentenced as juveniles to mandatory life imprisonment for murder, “should have a chance to...

February 1, 2016

Legal Research Software: Mapping Data to Save Time and Improve Access

It is an exciting time for legal research. The text-based searches of yesterday are giving way to the interactive visualization of data. What this means is that lawyers will have more control...

February 1, 2016

Law Technology Now Returns

Law Technology Now returns as Monica Bay and Bob Ambrogi bring the show back to the air in an exciting new format. By alternating hosting duties back and forth, the show is...

January 22, 2016

President Obama’s Executive Order to Reduce Gun Violence

On January 5, 2016, President Obama announced he would be taking executive action to reduce gun violence. Surrounded by families of the Sandy Hook tragedy and other mass killings, he vowed to...

January 15, 2016

The Prosecution and Defense of Bill Cosby

When many of us think of actor and comedian Bill Cosby, we think of the jovial dad, Cliff Huxtable from the Cosby Show. Over the past year, at least 58 women have...

December 21, 2015

Lawyer 2 Lawyer’s Holiday and 10th Anniversary Show

Back in 2005, Legal Talk Network created a weekly show spotlighting current legal topics.  That show became Lawyer 2 Lawyer. The masters-that-be plucked two lawyers from obscurity, one from the east, one...

December 14, 2015

The Paris Attacks, Terrorism, and International Law

On the evening of November 13, 2015, a series of coordinated terrorist attacks occurred in Paris, France, killing and maiming hundreds of people. Ultimately, the terror organization ISIS took responsibility for the...

November 13, 2015

Fair Use in Authors Guild v. Google, Inc.

Ten years ago, the Authors Guild filed a lawsuit against Google, Inc. in an alleged copyright infringement case involving Google’s book scanning project. This project involved creating a searchable database that allows...

November 5, 2015

Clio Cloud 2015: Washington State’s Limited License Legal Technicians

In 2012, the Washington Supreme Court adopted the Limited License Legal Technician (LLLT) Rule, making it the first state to authorize non-attorneys who meet certain educational requirements to advise clients on specific...

October 30, 2015

Legalities, Legislation, and Initiatives Surrounding Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Over the years, sexual assault on college campuses has been a huge problem and Washington has taken notice through various legislation and initiatives. Between the Clery Act, pending legislation of the Campus...

October 27, 2015

Clio Cloud 2015: Effortless Services with Clio CEO Jack Newton

Clio founder and CEO Jack Newton sits down with Bob Ambrogi and Legal Talk Network’s producer Laurence Colletti at the third annual Clio Cloud Conference. Together they discuss the importance of delivering...

October 2, 2015

Legal Writing that Moves Gavels

Many believe that good legal writing is vital for proper advocacy. But what does it mean to be a good writer on behalf of your client? Isn’t that what lawyers learn in...

September 18, 2015

Robert Blagojevich’s Fight for Justice and Freedom

An early morning knock on the door changed Robert Blagojevich’s life forever. Authorities presented him with a subpoena demanding campaign documents. What started as an investigation turned into an indictment. Among the...

September 10, 2015

Special Report from VANTAGE 2015: Worldwide User Conference

Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Elisabet Hardy and Eric Suden from Thomson Reuters Elite at the Vantage Worldwide User Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. They discuss the Elite portfolio including...

September 4, 2015

Justified Shooting or Police Misconduct? A Year In Review After Ferguson

Names like Michael Brown and Eric Garner bring forth opinions on both sides of the police power debate. One side cries abuse of power while the other claims self defense. It’s been...

August 28, 2015

Lawyers, Weed, and Money: H.R. 2076 Found Some Fans

Despite being illegal under federal law, the marijuana industry is rapidly growing in many states around the country. As product and profits blossom, so do stockpiles of cash, because federal law prohibits...

August 14, 2015

Uber vs. Taxi: The Sharing Economy’s Power over Workers and Liability

Since its founding in 2009 and beta launch in 2010, Uber has become (arguably) the most well-known taxi-style service in the world. Popularly regarded as the “cab” you hail with an app,...

July 24, 2015

Supreme Court of the United States: 2015 Session in Review

In 2015, the Supreme Court once again made history with decisions that affect the social fabric of the United States. Critics of decisions, one way or the other, attribute results to political...

May 21, 2015

‘FOSS+beer’ at Beryl’s Beer Co.

During a recent trip, Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi visited Legal Talk Network headquarters in Denver, Colorado. While there, he interviewed hosts from another legal podcast called ‘FOSS+beer’. With their general...

April 17, 2015

The Legal Ethics and Morality of ‘Better Call Saul’

His name is James McGill, but most of us know him as Slipping Jimmy, or Saul Goodman, an ethically conflicted advocate for the unlawful. Making his debut in season two of ‘Breaking...

April 3, 2015

Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins: A Discussion about Gender Equality in Law

A jury of six women and six men decided against Ellen Pao’s claims that gender discrimination was to blame for her not being promoted at and eventually being fired from Kleiner Perkins...

April 1, 2015

ATL Converge: The Benefits of Procurement with Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein

Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein, a panelist at the ATL Converge conference and executive director of Buying Legal Counsel. Silverstein discusses how procurement helps streamline the...

April 1, 2015

ATL Converge: Public Relations and Communication with John Hellerman

Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews John Hellerman, partner at Hellerman Baretz Communications, about law firm public relations and media communication at the 2015 Above the Law conference ATL Converge. Hellerman...

April 1, 2015

ATL Converge: Media Relations with Joshua Peck

Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Joshua Peck about how law firms should interact with the mainstream media at the 2015 Above the Law conference ATL Converge. Peck explains that law...

March 25, 2015

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...

March 25, 2015

ATL Converge: Pitching the Mainstream Media

Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Above the Law Converge panelists John Hellerman and Casey Sullivan after their discussion in the panel Pitching the Mainstream Media. Ambrogi asks the panel about...

March 25, 2015

ATL Converge: Emerging Technical Trends

Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Above the Law Converge panelists Dan Lear, Tasha Cooper, Mike Schmidt, Ryan Lytle, and Joe Patrice about Emerging Technical Trends and Best Practices. Together they...

March 25, 2015

ATL Converge: The Future of Law

Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Dr. Silvia Hodges Silverstein, Rakesh Madhava, Jess Hunt, and Elie Mystal, about the Above the Law Converge panel The Future of Law. Together the panelists...

March 20, 2015

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,...

March 6, 2015

Same Sex Marriage: Civil Right or State Right?

In June of 2006, the Constitution of Alabama was amended to ban same sex marriage. In January of 2015 the U.S. District Court for Southern Alabama struck down the ban as a...

February 13, 2015

Breaking Down The Serial Podcast: Attorneys Dissect Adnan Syed’s Case

If you listen to podcasts, you’ve probably heard of the hit series called Serial. Centering around the trail of Adnan Syed, a Baltimore teenager convicted of murdering ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee, the...

January 23, 2015

Soto v. Bushmaster

On December 14th 2012, a lone gunman killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Of those, 20 were first graders and six were adults. Nearly two years later, the families of...

January 9, 2015

The Senate Committee Study of the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program

In December 2014, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its study on the CIA’s Detention and Interrogation Program. Among the many infractions alleged were unlawful torture, coverups, wrongful detention, and unauthorized...

December 26, 2014

Animals’ Writ of Habeas Corpus: Autonomy, Self Determination, and Chimpanzees

On December 2, 2013, the first ever lawsuit on behalf of captive chimpanzees was filed in the New York Supreme Court. The objective of that lawsuit was to grant Tommy (a chimpanzee)...

December 12, 2014

Senators Weigh In on Immigration, The Constitution, and Obama’s Executive Order

On November 20, President Obama announced his intention to execute an Executive Order potentially offering deferred deportation for nearly five million illegal immigrants. Since that time, opposing forces have challenged the constitutionality...

November 28, 2014

Net Neutrality

On the coattails of presidential support and possible regulations from the Federal Communications Commission, Net Neutrality makes its way back into public debate. Proponents claim it will keep the internet a level...

November 14, 2014

Quarantine and Isolation: How Federal and State Powers Fight Ebola

Federal and State governing authorities have the power to quarantine an individual under the suspicion that person has Ebola and could possibly spread it to others. But what if the government is...

October 31, 2014

Anniversary Show: Welcoming Our Tenth Year

Having started their tenth year in podcasting, Lawyer 2 Lawyer hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams take time to reflect upon on past shows, guests, and favorite moments. In an exchange...

October 22, 2014

Clio Cloud Conference: Bob Ambrogi Interviews Jack Newton, CEO of Clio

Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Clio CEO Jack Newton at the Clio Cloud Conference in Chicago. They discuss the history of Clio as a company and the purpose of the...

October 22, 2014

Clio Cloud Conference: David Lat Discusses Lawyers and Social Media

Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews David Lat, founder and editing manager of Above the Law, at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Lat talks about different social media platforms (LinkedIn, Twitter,...

October 22, 2014

Clio Cloud Conference: Cindy Cohn on the NSA and Data Collection

awyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Cindy Cohn about her keynote address speech at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Cohn discusses how government data collection is all encompassing, why it goes...

October 22, 2014

Clio Cloud Conference: Carolyn Elefant on a Sustainable Practice for Solo Lawyers

Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Carolyn Elefant about her keynote speech at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Elefant explains how solo lawyers can make their practice sustainable, carve out a...

October 22, 2014

Clio Cloud Conference: Bob Ambrogi Interviews Mark Britton About Lawyers and Customer Service

Lawyer 2 Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi interviews Mark Britton about customer service and a law firm at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Although lawyers are best at being legal technicians, Britton explains,...

October 3, 2014

The Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame: Rainmakers Who Ran the Gauntlet

Famed legal writer John Grisham calls them Rainmakers. We’ve celebrated their legendary victories in cinematic works such as “A Civil Action” and “Erin Brockovich.” In Hollywood, these plaintiffs attorneys are often portrayed...

September 19, 2014

Fighting for Fifteen: Does Increasing the Minimum Wage Help the Economy?

Worker groups around the country are demonstrating for the purpose of increasing the minimum wage while experts and policy makers debate the effect of such change. Proponents say a higher minimum wage...

September 5, 2014

Lawful Arrest or Excessive Use of Force: Today’s Perceptions about Militarized Police

In recent news, there have been several instances of demonstrations and riots resulting from allegations of police brutality. In cities like New York and Ferguson, there are many accounts and view points...

August 27, 2014

Firing Squads and Lethal Injections: Is Today’s Death Penalty Cruel and Unusual?

The Eighth Amendment protects people from cruel and unusual punishments in the United States but what does that mean? In the last 38 years, Americans used hangings, gas chambers, lethal injections, electrocutions,...

August 8, 2014

Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Child Abuse

Although still illegal everywhere in the United States under federal law, Colorado and Washington have decided not to prosecute marijuana use or production at the state level. Despite this lack of enforcement,...

July 25, 2014

The New Pregnancy Drug Law in Tennessee

On July 1st a new law took effect in Tennessee that allows prosecutors to pursue criminal assault charges if the mother uses illegal drugs during pregnancy. Although it had widespread bipartisan support...

July 11, 2014

Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: Religion, Contraception, & Regulation

The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby invokes passionate debates and fiery discourse. At the spearhead of exchange are questions about reproductive, First Amendment, and healthcare rights. On this...

June 30, 2014

Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants: Push and Pull Factors of Immigration

Since 2009, the number of unaccompanied minors apprehended crossing the U.S. border has sharply increased. The journey for these children is long, expensive, and dangerous. What is the cause of this sudden...

June 17, 2014

Facial Recognition Technology: Security vs. Privacy Concerns

Imagine a computer thousands of miles away recognizing you in a camera at an intersection. Furthermore, consider being tracked and monitored from your home to your place of work every day. Facial...

June 3, 2014

60 Years After Brown v. Board of Education, Equal Educational Access Remains Elusive

May 17th, 2014 marked the 60th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, the landmark Supreme Court Decision that held state laws establishing separate public schools for black and white students as...

May 20, 2014

Greece v. Galloway: Prayer in Government Assemblies

On May 5th 2014, the Supreme Court decided Greece v. Galloway, a landmark case about the right of prayer in government assemblies. Both sides of the argument invoked the First Amendment to...

May 6, 2014

Bryan Garner on the Latest Edition of Black’s Law Dictionary

Due out this week is the 10th edition of Black’s Law Dictionary. With 16,000 new definitions, 900 new maxims, and terms dated back to their first English usage, Black’s Law Dictionary 10th...

April 22, 2014

Gideon’s Promise: Do Low Pay and Heavy Workloads Undermine the Right to Counsel?

In its landmark 1963 decision Gideon v. Wainwright, the Supreme Court mandated the right to counsel in federal and state criminal proceedings. Fifty-one years after that unanimous decision, some question whether Gideon’s...

April 8, 2014

Revenge Porn: Criminal Legislation vs. Rights and Freedoms

Six states have passed laws to address revenge porn, but critics say those laws may infringe upon First Amendment rights and subject people to needless criminal prosecution. Critics of anti-revenge porn laws...

March 25, 2014

Revenge Porn: Societal Costs and Legislative Solutions

The non-consensual posting of nude or sexual media by one person of another is known as Revenge Porn. Many victims report that this practice has had detrimental effects on their lives. Of...

March 11, 2014

The Ramifications of NSA Monitoring on Attorney-Client Privilege and the Bill of Rights

Attorney-Client Privilege predates US history and is a fixture of Western Law. Pro advocates of its proliferation declare its necessity to a fair and adequate defense. According to many legal experts, NSA...

February 25, 2014

Marijuana, Federal Law, and the States: The Great Legal Divide

Federal law bans marijuana nationwide and yet some states have decided to license its trade. So, where does this leave citizens, local government, and attorneys who work in the cannabis industry? On...

January 14, 2014

The Legal Issues Behind Bitcoin’s Rise in Value and Popularity

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Bitcoins in 2010, you would have $2.4 million dollars today. The anonymous, Internet-based currency has seen an exponential rise in value and popularity since its...

December 31, 2013

Top Legal Stories of 2013

In this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams invite Allen Pusey and Molly McDonough of the ABA Journal to recap the past year’s legal news. Consider this a...

December 17, 2013

The Legal Turbulence Facing Amazon’s Drones

News of Amazon’s plans to use delivery drones surprised many, but the fact is that a number of companies are developing drones for commercial uses. However, before any of these commercial drones...

October 22, 2013

F. Lee Bailey and Kenneth Fishman Discuss Excellence in Cross Examination

Cross-examination is a skill that every trial lawyer hopes to master, but few do. In the new book, Excellence in Cross Examination, published by Thomson Reuters, two giants of the trial bar, F. Lee Bailey...

October 7, 2013

What to Expect for the 2013-2014 Supreme Court Term

We saw a number of high-profile cases in the last Supreme Court term. With the nation currently alert to gay rights and Obamacare, some say this new term has fallen under the...

May 17, 2013

Private Prisons, Profits, and Prisoners’ Rights

On this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi discusses private prisons with Susan Herman, president of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and Adrian Moore, vice president of the Reason Foundation, a...