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Lawyer 2 Lawyer is an award-winning podcast covering relevant, contemporary news from a legal perspective. Host J. Craig Williams invites industry professionals to examine current events and recent rulings in discussions that raise contemplative questions for those involved in the legal industry. Launched in 2005, Lawyer 2 Lawyer is one of the longest-running podcasts on the Internet.

Show artwork for new podcast In Dispute: 10 Famous Trials That Changed HistoryPlease also explore Craig’s new podcast, In Dispute: 10 Famous Trials That Changed History, released June 2024.

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May 24, 2024

Civil Forfeiture in Culley v. Marshall

Under the 14th Amendment, “No state shall…deprive any person of…property, without due process of law.” This principle was at the heart of the matter of the 2023 Supreme Court case of Culley...

May 10, 2024

The Reclassification of Marijuana

In April of 2024, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency recently announced that they are proceeding with reclassifying marijuana as a less dangerous drug. The Justice Department proposal would move marijuana from...

Apr 26, 2024

The Importance of Jury Selection in Trump’s Criminal Cases

One of former President Trump’s criminal cases, the hush money trial, is currently underway in a New York City courtroom. Jury selection for this case was a lengthy and controversial process which...

Apr 12, 2024

The Baltimore Bridge Collapse: Admiralty Law, Liability, & Litigation

In the early morning hours of  March 26, 2024, Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge collapsed after a Singapore-based cargo ship named the Dali, lost power and hit the bridge’s pillar. According to...

Mar 29, 2024

Trump & His Appeal Bond

In a ruling on Monday, March 25th, 2024,the New York appeals court gave Trump a major victory, cutting the bond needed in his civil fraud case from $464 million to $175 million,...

Mar 15, 2024

Women’s History Month, Policy Issues, and Fighting for Gender Justice

March is Women’s History Month where we celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States throughout American history in a variety of fields. Charlotte E. Ray. Belva Lockwood. Sandra Day...

Mar 1, 2024

The Presidential Election & Saving our Democracy

On November 5th, 2024, people across the nation will head to the polls and cast their vote for president of the United States. It is looking more and more like another battle...

Feb 16, 2024

Inside Trump’s Criminal Cases

For the past two episodes of Lawyer2Lawyer, we have covered SCOTUS cases that have included ballot access and immunity with former President Trump at the forefront of these cases. Trump has also...

Feb 2, 2024

SCOTUS 2024: Conflict at the Texas Border, Bump Stocks, the NRA & Free Speech

In our last episode, we discussed administrative law, abortion, guns, presidential immunity & ballot access— just some of the upcoming cases that will come before the High Court in 2024.  In this...

Jan 19, 2024

SCOTUS 2024: Administrative Law, Abortion, Guns, Presidential Immunity, & Ballot Access

Administrative law, abortion, guns, presidential immunity, & ballot access. These are just some of the upcoming cases that will come before the High Court in 2024. How will the justices rule? And...

Jan 5, 2024

Lawyer2Lawyer Spotlight: The NextGen Bar Exam

The first bar examination in the United States was administered in oral form in the Delaware Colony in 1783, and in 1885, Massachusetts became the first state to employ a written version...

Dec 22, 2023

Rhetoric, Hate Speech, Free Speech, Section 3 of the 14th, & an Insurrection

Did former President Trump’s rhetoric lead to an insurrection on January 6th, 2021? A court in Colorado has said it did. So, what constitutes rhetoric? And how powerful are words? In this...

Dec 8, 2023

The Political, Environmental, and Social Impact on U.S. Life Expectancy

Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), released a report on U.S. life expectancy. Keren Landman, senior reporter from Vox, wrote an excellent piece on this report, detailing the...

Nov 24, 2023

Environmental Law Series: The Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act & our Oceans

Professor Robin Craig spotlights the Marine Protection, Research and Sanctuaries Act (MPRSA), focusing on its origin & history, purpose, and impact.

Nov 10, 2023

Inside Art Law: Art Restitution, Stolen Art, & AI

According to the Georgetown Law Library, Art Law can be defined as “the body of law, involving numerous disciplines, that protects, regulates and facilitates the creation, use and marketing of art. Those...

Oct 27, 2023

Environmental Law Series: Sackett v. EPA, Water, & Wetlands

Professor Jody Freeman discusses SCOTUS' Sackett v. EPA ruling, and its impact on the EPA's powers, Clean Water Act protections, and the regulation of wetlands.

Oct 13, 2023

Sexual Exploitation Laws & Child Victims

In a recent incident in Columbus, Ohio, an 11 year old girl was manipulated into sending explicit photos to an adult. After law enforcement was called by the girl’s father, a police...

Sep 29, 2023

Environmental Law Series: Part Two: NEPA & CEQA: Courts, City Councils, Environmental Consequences, & Filing Lawsuits

Attorney Alisha M. Winterswyk continues the discussion on NEPA and CEQA, by moving into the specifics of how courts deal with decisions by city councils that deal with environmental consequences, and how...

Sep 1, 2023

Trump vs. the Constitution: Exploring Section 3 of the 14th Amendment

With primaries set to start in spring of 2024, an upcoming presidential election, and a number of federal & state indictments against former President Trump, including the January 6th indictment, section 3...

Aug 18, 2023

Defending Against Domestic Violent Extremism: A Discussion with Brian Michael Jenkins

While Craig is away on a well-deserved vacation, we wanted to do things a little bit differently, and share with you one of our favorite episodes from the Chicago Bar Association’s @the...

Aug 4, 2023

Environmental Law Series: The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA)

Alisha M. Winterswyk, an attorney from Best Best & Krieger, LLP discusses NEPA and CEQA, impact, and purpose.

Jul 21, 2023

2023 End-of-Term SCOTUS Rulings & Long-Term Impact

As SCOTUS wrapped in leadup to its annual summer recess, three controversial rulings, all with a 6-3 vote,  created quite the stir: Biden v. Nebraska, Students for Fair Admissions, Inc.  v. President...

Jul 7, 2023

Environmental Law Series: The Clean Air Act

Trish McCubbin, retired Professor of Environmental Law at the Southern Illinois University School of Law, discusses the Clean Air Act, its impact, and how far we have come.

Jun 23, 2023

Police Decertification & SB 2

On September 30, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 2 (SB 2), also known as the Kenneth Ross, Jr. Police Decertification Act of 2021, establishing a statewide system to decertify...

Jun 9, 2023

Environmental Law Series: The Endangered Species Act (ESA)

Professor Rob Fischman from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law discusses the Endangered Species Act, its impact, and ESA reform.

May 26, 2023

Voting Rights & Gerrymandering

According to the League of Women Voters, “Voting is a fundamental principle, and all Americans deserve the equal opportunity to make their voices heard in our democracy.” Yet over the years, various...

May 12, 2023

Environmental Law Series: The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA)

Professor of law Katrina F. Kuh from the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University discusses CERCLA, its origin & history, purpose, and impact.

Apr 28, 2023

Justice Clarence Thomas, Judicial Ethics, & Calls for Reform

On April 6th, 2023, ProPublica released a report titled, Clarence Thomas and the Billionaire, detailing Justice Clarence Thomas’ failure to report years of lavish trips paid for by Republican billionaire Harlan Crow....

Apr 14, 2023

Environmental Law Series: The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

Back on Oct. 21, 1976, President Gerald Ford signed the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) into law, highlighting that this law “provides sound state and local programs to deal with ever...

Mar 31, 2023

AI & the Law

Artificial Intelligence has become one of the most discussed topics of our day.  With the introduction of sophisticated chatbots like OpenAIs ChatGPT 3.5 and ChatGPT 4, many have predicted that we’re on...

Mar 17, 2023

Environmental Law Series: NEPA, Wetlands Protection, & Habitat Conservation Plans

This year, we have created a new Environmental Law series on Lawyer 2 Lawyer, where wewill cover cradle to grave treatment of chemicals and our laws on environmental biology. In this episode,...

Mar 3, 2023

The East Palestine, Ohio Train Derailment: Transporting Chemicals & the Environment

On February 3, 2023, a Norfolk Southern freight train carrying hazardous materials derailed in East Palestine, Ohio starting a fire which spewed toxic fumes into the air, driving surrounding residents out of...

Feb 17, 2023

Environmental Law Series: Pollution, Clean Water & Clean Air

Former associate dean for environmental law studies at George Washington University Law School, Lee Paddock, discusses the Pollution Prevention Act, the Clean Water Act, & the Clean Air Act, and their intended...

Feb 8, 2023

Attorney Misconduct & Discipline

Rule 8.4 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, dealing with Misconduct, is subtitled with the phrase “Maintaining the Integrity of the Profession”. When attorneys engage in unethical behavior, it is believed...

Jan 20, 2023

Environmental Law Series: Inside The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

This year, we have created a new Environmental Law series on Lawyer 2 Lawyer, where we will cover cradle to grave treatment of chemicals and our laws on environmental biology.  In our...

Jan 6, 2023

Ethics, Congress, SCOTUS, & the Executive Branch

As part of his bid to secure the position of Speaker of the House, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has made a series of proposals in an effort to garner party support. ...

Dec 23, 2022

SCOTUS & Originalism

Originalism is a type of judicial interpretation of a constitution (especially the U.S. Constitution) that aims to follow how it would have been understood or was intended to be understood at the...

Dec 9, 2022

The Life of a Lawyer, Start to Finish: The Aging Lawyer & Exiting Gracefully

Tish Vincent discusses senior lawyers, possible warning signs of cognitive decline to look out for if a co-worker is suffering, how to approach, and where to go for help if you...

Nov 25, 2022

The Life of a Lawyer, Start to Finish: Retirement

On the last episode of our The Life of a Lawyer Start to Finish series, we discussed Money Management for Lawyers with L.J. Jones. In this episode, we move on to the...

Nov 11, 2022

Water Law: Droughts, Climate Change, & Policy

Water is our most precious resource, but water, statewide and worldwide, is becoming scarce. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 55 million people globally are affected by droughts every year,...

Oct 28, 2022

The Life of a Lawyer, Start to Finish: Money Management for Lawyers

On the last episode of our The Life of a Lawyer Start to Finish series, we discussed Lifelong Learning with attorney Kelli Proia. In this episode, we move on to the next...

Oct 14, 2022

The Legitimacy of SCOTUS

Last month at a judicial conference in Colorado Springs, two judges from the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals interviewed Chief Justice John Roberts on all things SCOTUS, in which he...

Sep 30, 2022

The Life of a Lawyer, Start to Finish: Lifelong Learning

On the last episode of our The Life of a Lawyer Start to Finish series, we discussed Hobbies & Travel with attorney Steven Lefkoff.  In this episode, we move on to the...

Sep 16, 2022

The DOJ Investigation & the Special Master Ruling

On September 5th, 2022, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointed judge, granted Trump’s request for a special master to review records seized by the FBI during its search of former...

Sep 2, 2022

The Life of a Lawyer, Start to Finish: Hobbies & Travel

On the last episode of our The Life of a Lawyer Start to Finish series, we discussed work-life balance with Molly Ranns.  In this episode, we move on to the next rung...

Aug 19, 2022

Classified Documents & the FBI Search of Mar-a-Lago

On August 8th 2022, FBI agents entered the Mar-a-Lago residence of former President Trump in search of classified documents, allegedly taken from the White House. According to the search warrant, the FBI...

Aug 5, 2022

The Life of a Lawyer, Start to Finish: Work-Life Balance

The well-being of an attorney, addressing a lawyer’s workload, stress of the profession, and how a lawyer can balance their personal and professional life.

Jul 27, 2022

SCOTUS, Dobbs, & the Fate of the 4th

With a ruling as momentous as we’ve seen in the recent Dobbs decision, one episode is just not enough to cover the extent of its significance. On our last episode with Cary...

Jul 8, 2022

SCOTUS & the Overturning of Roe v. Wade

On May 13th, 2022, we released an episode entitled SCOTUS & the Future of Roe v. Wade.  At that time, a leaked draft opinion in the matter of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s...

Jun 24, 2022

Inside the January 6th Hearings

The January 6th hearings, a series of five scheduled hearings investigating the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, by the United States House Select Committee,  is currently underway. So, what will...

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