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Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer is an award-winning podcast covering relevant, contemporary news from a legal perspective. Hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams invite 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.

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Apr 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.

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Mar 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.

Mar 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.

Mar 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.

Feb 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.

Feb 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.

Jan 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.

Jan 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.

Dec 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.

Dec 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.

Nov 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.

Nov 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.

Oct 28, 2016
The Electoral College, National Popular Vote, and the Presidential Election

Trent England and Dr. John R. Koza discuss history of the Electoral College, Electoral College vs. national popular vote, and this presidential election.

Oct 14, 2016
Gender Discrimination in the Workplace

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

Sep 30, 2016
The DEA, Schedule 1, and Marijuana

J. Craig Williams joins Paul Armentano and Ben Cort to discuss the recent decision by the DEA to keep marijuana on the Schedule 1 list.

Sep 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 a look at various legal issues facing our veterans.

Sep 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.

Aug 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.

Aug 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.

Jul 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.

Jul 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.

Jul 1, 2016
Orlando Shooting and Gun Laws

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

Jun 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 the use of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978.

Jun 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 qualify for overtime pay of time-and-a-half if they work more than 40 hours a week. Once the new rules go into effect on...

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.

Apr 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 Privacy and Security Act, also known as House Bill 2 or HB2. The law bans people from using bathrooms that don’t match the...

Apr 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 dispute over whether the federal court may compel Apple to create new software that would enable the FBI to unlock an iPhone 5C...

Mar 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 and is known for his conservative position in his rulings. Since his death, there has been great controversy over his replacement on the...

Mar 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 the treated Detroit Water and Sewerage Department water to the Flint River. Since then, Flint’s drinking water has had a host of problems....

Feb 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 be resentenced or argue for parole.” This ruling plays off of the 2012 decision in Miller v. Alabama, which struck down mandatory life...

Jan 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 not allow guns to get in the wrong hands. In the past decade, more than 100,000 people have died as a result of...

Jan 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 come forward alleging that Bill Cosby had drugged and sexually assaulted them at different times and in various locations. Amidst a multitude of...

Dec 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 from the west, turning them into overnight sensations. Back then, podcasting was just starting out and eventually took the world by storm. Fast...

Dec 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 attacks in retaliation of French airstrikes targeting ISIS on Syrian and Iraqi soil. These attacks rattled the world and put a spotlight on...

Nov 24, 2015
Revisiting the Death Penalty Debate

Back in August of 2014, Lawyer 2 Lawyer hosted a show on the death penalty where we explored whether the death penalty was considered cruel and unusual with standout guests Judge Alex Kozinski from the United States Court of Appeals for The Ninth Circuit, exonerated death row survivor Ronald Keine from Witness to Innocence, and M*A*S*H...

Nov 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 a user to search the content of all books that have been scanned into that database. After many years in the courts, a...

Oct 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 Accountability and Safety Act (CASA) and the Safe Campus Act, and Vice President Biden and President Obama’s “It’s On Us” Campaign, there has...

Oct 21, 2015
Inside O’Bannon v. NCAA

Back in 2009, former UCLA basketball player Ed O’Bannon filed a lawsuit on behalf of the NCAA’s Division I players. O’Bannon challenged the NCAA’s use of the images of its former student athletes for commercial purposes. Later, District Judge Claudia Wilken found for O’Bannon stating that the NCAA’s rules violate antitrust laws.  However, on September...

Oct 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 law school? It might surprise you that Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan thinks law graduates lack these essential skills when they graduate, even...

Sep 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 many alleged charges was attempting to sell Barack Obama’s Senate seat after the 2008 presidential election. Suddenly, Robert was fighting for his freedom...

Sep 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 more than a year since Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson and since that time, there have been other deaths at the hands...

Aug 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 banks from offering services to these “green” enterprises. Concerned that large amounts of cash will result in crime, legislators are supporting a new...

Aug 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, this service connects private for-hire drivers with riders via their mobile device. Riders don’t need to carry a wallet or purse, the app...

Jul 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 bias and decry non-deference in the opinions. From same-sex marriage and healthcare to Confederate flags and disparate-impact, this recent SCOTUS session was no...

Jul 6, 2015
Orange County’s Jailhouse Informant Program

With confessed murderers going free and the recusal of an entire District Attorney’s Office, you might be asking yourself what’s going on in Orange County? Among the many alleged violations, a secret record keeping system called TRED, deputies committing perjury, and the failure to present exculpatory evidence for criminal defendants are at the center of...

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 focus on law, technology, and open source software, hosts Mark Donald, Jilayne Lovejoy, and the mysterious Boups the Beerman navigate potentially irreverent topics...

May 1, 2015
Mandatory Vaccines vs. Individual Rights

Credited with saving millions of lives per year, few health programs can boast the success of vaccinations. Even for those who, for health reasons, can’t be inoculated, vaccines provide a type of community immunity by preventing dangerous outbreaks in densely populated areas. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention call vaccinations the greatest public health...

Apr 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 Bad’, actor Bob Odenkirk brought life to his loveably shady character, providing comedic relief in an otherwise dark show. Today, Saul Goodman returns...

Apr 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 Caufield & Byers, a Silicon Valley based venture capital firm. Despite the ruling, the media coverage has ignited a national discussion about gender...

Mar 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, horses, and yes Segways. In this episode of Lawyer 2 Lawyer, host Bob Ambrogi interviews Douglas Kans and Robert Ambrose from the Kans...

Mar 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 violation of the equal protection and due process clauses of the U.S. Constitution. The matter was appealed by the state to the U.S....

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Bob Ambrogi

Bob Ambrogi is the only person to have held top editorial positions at both National Law Journal and Lawyers Weekly...

J. Craig Williams

J. Craig Williams is admitted to practice law in Iowa, California, Massachusetts, and Washington. Before attending law school, his...

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