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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.

Jul 2, 2013
Is Batman Legally Dead?

On this episode of Lawyer2Lawyer, J. Craig Williams chats with Entertainment Lawyer Michael Baroni and superhero-law expert James Daily about the ending of The Dark Knight Rises. Proceed with caution – there are spoilers ahead! The city of Gotham sees Batman die at the end of the film. Does that mean that Bruce Wayne is legally...

Jun 21, 2013
Personal Audio vs. Electronic Frontier Foundation: The “Podcast Patent” Dispute

Personal Audio’s founder Jim Logan created and patented an idea which, in his eyes, covers the concept of podcasting. “This is the story of the American inventor,” Richard Baker, Personal Audio’s vice president of licensing, says. Personal Audio has filed lawsuits against several podcasters and media companies, claiming patent infringement by popular programs such as...

Jun 5, 2013
Sacramento’s New One-Day Divorce Program

On this episode of Lawyer2Lawyer, Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams invite California Judge James Mize to discuss his first-of-its-kind idea to address the heavy congestion of divorce cases in Sacramento’s family court: The One-Day Divorce Program. This allows couples, who meet the specified requirements, to participate in an expedited divorce process that finalizes the separation...

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 non-profit in support of libertarian principles and privatization. Susan Herman was elected president of the ACLU in October 2008. As Centennial Professor of...

May 3, 2013
Will Accused Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Get the Death Penalty?

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving brother of the accused for the Boston marathon bombings, has become a face of the media lately. His prosecution and potential sentence raises many questions for both the public and the legal world. Attorneys and co-hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi join Attorney Jack Cunha and Professor Douglas Berman to discuss...

Dec 11, 2012
Legal Implications Surrounding the Meningitis Scare

The New England Compounding Center (NECC) shipped out tainted steroid shots to 23 states in what authorities believe resulted in a national fungal meningitis outbreak. Lawyer2Lawyer host Craig Williams chats with Attorney Michael F. Barrett, a personal injury attorney from the firm, Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky, PC and Glenn Cohen, Assistant Professor of Law...

Oct 31, 2012
Revisiting Voter ID Laws

Since our program spotlighting Voter ID Laws and Voter Purges across the country, there have been big developments in Arizona, Tennessee and key battleground state, Ohio. Lawyer2Lawyer hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams chat with Daniel Tokaji, Professor of Law at The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law and Lawrence Norden, Deputy Director of...

Oct 11, 2012
Proposition 34, The Death Penalty Initiative Statute

On November 6, 2012, Proposition 34 will be one of the initiatives on the ballot in the state of California. If approved, Prop 34 will eliminate the death penalty in California and replace it with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.  Lawyer2Lawyer host Craig Williams joins Attorney Donald H. Heller to discuss Proposition 34,...

Oct 3, 2012
Defending a Serial Killer

What is it like to defend one of America’s most infamous serial killers? Lawyer2Lawyer hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join retired judge and lawyer, Sam L. Amirante, and retired lawyer, Daniel J. Broderick,  to discuss their new book, John Wayne Gacy: Defending a Monster,  and the constitutional right to a defense. Special thanks to...

Sep 26, 2012
The Presidential Race and the Judiciary

On November 6, 2012, people across the States will cast their vote for President.  Whatever the outcome, it will influence our justice system. Lawyer2Lawyer hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join Kenneth L. Manning, a professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and Professor Carl Tobias from the University of Richmond...

Sep 19, 2012
Key Changes to Patent Law

Back on September 16, 2011, President Obama signed the America Invents Act (AIA) into law, vastly changing the core of the patent system and patent law. Now, a year later, some of the key provisions are going into effect. Lawyer2Lawyer host Bob Ambrogi talks with Attorney Matthew I. Kreeger, the Co-Chair of Morrison Foerster’s Patent...

Sep 12, 2012
Civility as an Art Form in Diplomacy and the Law

Civility is a skill in the management of differences, disagreements and conflict and is good for the law profession.  So how essential is civility to the legal profession? And is it practiced well by lawyers?  Lawyer2Lawyer hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join Dick A. Semerdjian from the firm Schwartz Semerdjian Ballard & Cauley LLP...

Sep 5, 2012
Predictive Policing and the Law

Some law enforcement agencies, like the Los Angeles Police Department, are turning to crime prediction software to aid in decreasing the rising crime rate, better known as predictive policing. Weighing the advantages of these programs to reduce crime raises questions about racial profiling within specific neighborhoods and our civil liberties. Lawyer2Lawyer hosts Bob Ambrogi and...

Aug 29, 2012
Lawyer2Lawyer 7th Anniversary

On the longest continually produced legal podcast, Lawyer2Lawyer hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams share their experiences with great guests and insightful legal topics – some serious and some not so serious. And hear a behind the scenes special interview. Special thanks to our sponsors, Clio, AppRiver, and PC Law.

Aug 21, 2012
From the Courtroom to the Comedy Club

Lawyers are very often the brunt of jokes, but there is a group of attorneys that has turned the tables and is making people laugh with them instead of at them. Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams, share the stage with two of the Comedians At Law.  Alex Barnett and Matt Ritter...

Aug 15, 2012
Back to School Spotlight on Law Students

It’s about that time of year again where law students brush off the summer days and head back to school. In this very special “Back to School” edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, co-host and attorney, Craig Williams, chats with law students Daren Gottlieb from Western State College of Law in Fullerton, California and Han Fang from New...

Aug 8, 2012
The Impact of Voter ID Laws and Voter Purges

Before 2006, not a single US state required voters to show identification before marking a ballot.  But now, 30 states have enacted some sort of voter identification law.  Are these laws necessary to prevent voter fraud or are laws being passed to discourage low income groups, the elderly and minorities from voting?  Lawyer2Lawyer co-host and...

Aug 2, 2012
Legal Issues Surrounding the Colorado Movie Massacre

The Aurora, Colorado movie theater massacre left 12 people dead and 58 wounded. The latest mass shooting in America brings up many legal issues on a national scale, including gun control, the insanity defense, liability and the death penalty.  Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams, analyze the legal arguments of this case...

Jul 25, 2012
The Controversial War on Drugs

Back in 1971, Richard Nixon declared a “war on drugs” claiming “America’s Public Enemy No. 1 in the United States is drug abuse”.  Forty years later, we are still waging a war against drugs.   Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams join Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance...

Jul 17, 2012
The Return of Black Lung and the Law

A recent investigation found the rate of miners diagnosed with Black Lung Disease is surging after nearly three decades of decline.  Some blame lenient regulations, lax enforcement, even manipulation of air samples from mines.  Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams, get the reasons behind this shocking increase and a breakdown of Black...

Jul 12, 2012
Social Media and Lawsuits

From “tweets” to Facebook status updates, social media has taken over how we communicate with the outside world.  It has also become a large part of our legal system.  Social media is now considered key evidence in both criminal cases and civil lawsuits.  Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi examine the surge...

Jul 3, 2012
A Radical or Rational SCOTUS Session?

After one of the most historic United States Supreme Court sessions in years, emotions ran high and charges of radicalism ran amuck as the Justices handed down rulings on immigration enforcement, national healthcare, campaign finance law, stolen valor and more.  But in the end, did SCOTUS simply uphold the law of the land? Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts...

Jun 27, 2012
Are American Law Schools Failing Students?

In his new book, Failing Law Schools, Washington University Law Professor Brian Tamanaha claims the American law school system is broken.  He blames many institutional practices including skyrocketing tuition, bloated faculties, and unnecessary school rankings. But is this a fair critique? Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, examine these issues and more...

Jun 20, 2012
Recommendations for a Social, Mobile and Global Legal Profession

The ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 has released its latest recommendations so that the rules and ethics of the legal profession keep up with the incredible pace of technology.  Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams, get the details from the ABA Commission’s Chief Reporter, Professor Andrew Perlman, and debate these suggestions with...

Jun 14, 2012
Texting While Driving and the Law

Texting while driving is a growing danger on American roads.  Every day, people are severely injured and even killed by these distracted drivers.  Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams, get the legal lowdown on texting while driving laws and recent high-profile cases, including one where both parties involved in a texting conversation...

Jun 6, 2012
Liability After Facebook’s IPO

Facebook’s super-hyped IPO quickly turned into Wall Street folly.  Lawsuits were filed almost immediately. Accusations of selective financial disclosure, investor deception and NASDAQ negligence are flying.  So who is to blame? And who is liable?  Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams, get the legal story of Facebook’s botched IPO and pending litigation...

May 31, 2012
Domestic Drones and Privacy Law

On February 14, 2012, President Obama signed the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act into law.  This Act requires the FAA to allow others to fly drones, including law enforcement agencies, private companies and even individual hobbyists, over American neighborhoods.  Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, talk to the experts, Ryan...

May 23, 2012
Is Your Food Safe?

3,000 Americans die every year from food-borne illnesses.  Recent warnings include listeria in lettuce, salmonella in tuna and E. coli in ground beef.  So, is the food Americans eat safe?  Are the FDA, USDA and federal laws doing enough to keep our food supply free from potentially deadly pathogens? Lawyer2Lawyer co-host and attorney, Craig Williams...

May 16, 2012
Transgender Family Law in the Courts

Advocates for the transgender community say this segment of the population faces an extremely difficult time in court because of bias and misunderstanding, especially in cases of parental rights and protection for transgender youth. Lawyer2Lawyer co-host and attorney, Bob Ambrogi breaks down the difficulties the transgender community faces every day with Attorney Jennifer L. Levi,...

May 10, 2012
Defense Attorneys Turning to Social Media

Lead counsel for accused murderer George Zimmerman calls social media an unavoidable component of high profile cases.  So, should blogging, posting and tweeting become standard practices in defense strategies?  Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, debate the pros and cons, as well as the legal and ethical issues of social media with...

May 3, 2012
The Legal Limits of Sports Violence

The infamous elbow jab of Metta World Peace, NFL “Bounty Hunters,” soccer riots, high school hockey brawls…where is the legal line drawn when it comes to violence in sports? Or is it just the nature of the game? Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams turn to  Attorney Eldon L. Ham, an adjunct...

Apr 26, 2012
Legal Crackdown on Human Trafficking

Human trafficking is “modern-day slavery.” And if you think it isn’t happening near you, think again. The United Nations estimates nearly 2.4 million people may be the victims of this crime.  Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams take a legal look at this troubling issue with Professor Bridgette Carr from the University...

Apr 19, 2012
Transparency in Congressional Travel

Members of Congress and their staffers who travel at the expense of private organizations must follow a long list of legal restrictions and requirements.  However, there is a little known exemption that allows the same federal employees to travel with virtually no accountability and very little transparency.  Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and Craig...

Apr 12, 2012
Controversial Legislation in Women’s Health

From the Obama Administration’s decision on female contraception coverage, to the Congressional hearing on women’s health featuring an all-male panel of witnesses, to the Rush Limbaugh/Sandra Fluke firestorm, legislation targeting women’s health is causing quite the political controversy across the country. Lawyer2Lawyer co-host and attorney, Craig Williams, joins Attorney Shari Rendall, Director of Legislation and...

Apr 5, 2012
Obamacare on Trial

The fate of President Obama’s Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is now in the hands of the United States Supreme Court.  But did lawyers for the Obama Administration convince the justices this historic healthcare initiative conforms to the U.S. Constitution?  Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams, along with Professor Ilya Somin...

Mar 28, 2012
Inside the Trayvon Martin Tragedy

The shooting death of 17 year old Trayvon Martin in Florida has sparked outrage across the country. On February 26, 2012, Trayvon died from a single gunshot to the chest.  Police say neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman, fired that shot.  Zimmerman is using Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” Law to justify the killing.  Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and...

Mar 22, 2012
Gambling on Sports and the Law

What are the odds that your office NCAA basketball pool for March Madness is illegal?  Are you willing to bet that gambling outside of a casino on any sporting event breaks both state and federal laws?  So then, why is it a crapshoot that you will be prosecuted under these laws?  Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys,...

Mar 15, 2012
In-Vitro Fertilization, Custody Rights and Family Law

A Massachusetts court orders a man to pay child support for twin girls, born through In-vitro fertilization and with donor sperm and eggs, even though he was estranged from his wife at the time of conception.  Is this fair?  With the rise in IVF treatments, there are more and more cases across the country with...

Mar 8, 2012
Legal Issues Created by Story World Communities and Transmedia

The rise of interactive story world communities and transmedia marketing campaigns has brought about scores of intellectual property, copyright law and creation rights issues.  Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams, bring together Esther Lim, the Founder of The Estuary and Scott Walker, the President of Brain Candy, for an in-depth analysis of...

Mar 1, 2012
Cost-Effective Law Practice Management

As law firms slowly climb out of this recession, have their legal practice management skills changed? Lawyer2Lawyer co-host and attorney J. Craig Williams welcomes Rudy Bazelmans, Regional Director of Expense Reduction Analysts and Jim Calloway, Director of the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Management Assistance Program, to explain the current state of the legal industry, new law...

Feb 24, 2012
The Legal End of Affirmative Action?

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear “Fisher v. University of Texas.” This case could bring about the end of college admissions policies based on race.  Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, along with Huffington Post Supreme Court Correspondent Mike Sacks and UCLA School of Law Professor Richard Sander, examine...

Feb 16, 2012
Constitutionality of Prop 8 and the Future of Gay Marriage

Just this month, after a long three year legal battle, the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that California’s Proposition 8, which is the ballot measure that banned gay marriage, is unconstitutional. The question remains-will this case now head to the U.S. Supreme Court?  Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams,...

Feb 9, 2012
The Law and the Liability of Eugenics

For decades, a program called Eugenics gave state boards the right to deem someone “unfit to procreate.”   The outcome of this was 66,000 Americans were selectively sterilized between the late 1920’s and the 1980’s. Lawyer2Lawyer co-host and attorney J. Craig Williams welcomes Professor Alfred Brophy, from the University of North Carolina School of Law and...

Feb 9, 2012
Legal Talk Network Live at LegalTechNY 2012- Bob Ambrogi on Why LegalTechNY is a Top Show for Lawyers

Bob Ambrogi, co-host of Lawyer2Lawyer and longtime legal technologist, travels to  LegalTechNY and explains why it is one of the pre-eminent legal technology shows. This year’s emphasis is on e-discovery, case management and cloud computing.  Bob also tells us why he’s looking forward to seeing all the new and exciting tech products targeting the legal...

Feb 2, 2012
The Legal Crusade to Save Endangered Species

The world’s tiger population has declined by 97%. The African elephant population has been cut in half. 33% of open-ocean sharks are now threatened with extinction. These and other alarming statistics have created worldwide legal action to save the Earth’s endangered species. Lawyer2Lawyer co-host and attorney J. Craig Williams explores laws and initiatives designed to...

Jan 26, 2012
Liability in the Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Tragedy

The capsizing of the luxury cruise ship, Costa Concordia, off the coast of Italy has created a torrent of possible criminal charges against the captain and civil litigation against the cruise line company in courtrooms around the world.  Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams, along with Attorney Joseph McFaul, special counsel...

Jan 19, 2012
Revisiting Citizens United in an Election Year

Since 2010, there has been great debate over the controversial ruling, Citizens United. Most recently, the Montana Supreme Court challenged the decision while Senator McCain called it “one of the worst decisions I have ever seen.” Lawyer2Lawyer co-host and attorney J. Craig Williams welcomes Attorney Joseph M. Birkenstock, former chief counsel of the Democratic National...

Jan 12, 2012
What’s Trending in 2012?

Decriminalizing medical marijuana, fighting to repeal healthcare reform and using social media as evidence are just a few of the topics trending in the legal industry in 2012.  Lawyer2Lawyer co-host and attorney, J. Craig Williams discusses the hottest trends currently transforming the legal world with attorney and legal trend-watcher Danny Cevallos, the founding partner of...

Jan 5, 2012
The 2011 Year in Review & Legal Predictions for 2012

From the spectacle of the Casey Anthony trial, to the great debate over the health care law, to the controversial immigration law in Arizona, 2011 was a big year in the law. Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi welcome returning guest, Stephen L. Kaplan from the firm Hicks, Mims, Kaplan &...

Dec 28, 2011
The Fight for the Legal Rights of War Dogs

War dogs serve bravely alongside the men and women of the U.S. Military.  Their handlers consider them heroes, but the military still classifies military working dogs as equipment.  Up until recently, these canine soldiers were left behind or even euthanized after the fighting stopped.  Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi welcome...

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