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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.

Nov 17, 2011
The Penn State Football Scandal

With former defensive football coach Jerry Sandusky accused of raping children and university officials charged with covering up the crimes,  the Penn State child sex abuse scandal raises countless legal questions.  Could the university be held liable? Could other university officials, including legendary coach Joe Paterno face criminal charges? What laws need to be changed...

Nov 11, 2011
Legal Issues Facing Teens Today

Cyberbullying, sexting, downloading music illegally.  What is a teen to do when they find themselves in legal trouble or maybe even a victim of a possible crime? On this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, co-host and attorney, Bob Ambrogi chats with Judge Thomas A. Jacobs, founder of AsktheJudge.info, about this interactive legal forum for teens. Judge Jacobs...

Nov 3, 2011
Attorney Horace Hunter’s Blog Controversy & First Amendment Rights

On our last podcast, Legal Blogging, Ethics and First Amendment Rights, we were joined by three bloggers who discussed the case surrounding Richmond, Virginia attorney, Horace Hunter and the Virginia State Bar Association, over his controversial criminal law blog.  On this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, co-host and attorney, Bob Ambrogi chats with  Attorney Horace F. Hunter...

Oct 27, 2011
Legal Blogging, Ethics and First Amendment Rights

Should lawyers blog about specifics in their cases? The Virginia State Bar Association has sanctioned Attorney Horace Hunter for blogging about a case and he’s appealing based on First Amendment rights. A Virgina Lawyers Weekly article and a Washington Post article brought attention to this story which has wide impact in the legal blogosphere. Lawyer2Lawyer...

Oct 21, 2011
Budget Cuts & Topeka’s Misdemeanor Domestic Battery Law

There is a public debate in Topeka, Kansas regarding prosecution of misdemeanors in some domestic violence prosecutions, stemming from serious budget cuts to the judicial system. Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams join Attorney Joyce Grover, Executive Director at Kansas Coalition Against Sexual & Domestic Violence and Viktoria Kristiansson an Attorney...

Oct 14, 2011
The Impact of Steve Jobs on the Legal Profession

Steve Jobs and Apple changed the way we communicate, listen to music, watch movies and conduct business through technology. Lawyer2Lawyer co-host and attorney, J. Craig Williams joins Ben Stevens, a practicing attorney and blogger for the popular blog, The MacLawyer and Finis Price,  attorney and co-founder of Technoesq Presentations, as they take a  look at...

Oct 6, 2011
Wall Street Protests, Dodd-Frank & Banking Law

With people filling the streets in “Occupy Wall Street” protests, Bank of America planning to charge for debit card usage and foreclosure rates on mortgages still on the rise, the general public has had enough. Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams join Professor Tamar Frankel from Boston University School of Law...

Sep 30, 2011
2011-2012 U.S. Supreme Court Term Preview

There are many cases on the U.S. Supreme Court docket to watch, from the highly publicized Fourth Amendment GPS tracking case in United States v. Jones, to indecency in FCC v. Fox Television, to a prisoner strip search case, Florence v. Board of Freeholders. Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams join...

Sep 22, 2011
Lawyer2Lawyer Celebrates 6 Year Anniversary

Six years ago, a little legal podcast, Lawyer2Lawyer,  entered the world of podcasting and grew in popularity, thanks to our loyal listeners, great guests and two star attorneys! Today, Lawyer2Lawyer is the longest running legal podcast with 304 podcasts published at Legal Talk Network. Since 2005, attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams...

Sep 15, 2011
9/11: The Impact on the Legal System Ten Years Later

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 where our world changed forever. Since that tragic day, the legal community has pitched in – sometimes quietly advocating for victim’s families.  On Lawyer2Lawyer, attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Attorney Leo Boyle from the law firm, Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow and...

Sep 8, 2011
Feds Antitrust Challenge to AT&T Merger with T-Mobile

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing to block AT&T’s takeover of T-Mobile USA. After reviewing the details of the 39-billion-dollar deal, the DOJ said this acquisition would not be good for consumers.  AT&T disagrees. On Lawyer2Lawyer, attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Maurice E. Stucke, from the University of Tennessee...

Sep 1, 2011
The New Legal Battle over Song Rights

A little noted change in copyright law 35 years ago is starting a multi-billion dollar battle today between musicians and record companies.  This provision gives artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand the right to reclaim ownership of their work and pocket all the profits, but record companies are singing...

Aug 25, 2011
The Release of the “West Memphis Three”

After serving eighteen years behind bars, three men, better known as the “West Memphis Three”, were released from prison, after maintaining their innocence for years.  Back In 1993, teenagers, Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, Jr., were jailed after three eight year old boys were found brutally murdered in West Memphis, Arkansas.  Attorney and...

Aug 19, 2011
Flash-Mob Protests, The First Amendment & Public Safety

Do authorities have a right to shut down cell phone service in the wake of flash-mob protests?  Case in point: Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), after a confrontation in San Francisco’s Civic Center station, sparking protests.  Claiming public safety and fear of more protests, BART recently closed various San Francisco stations and disabled wireless reception,...

Aug 11, 2011
NBA Lockout and Lawsuits

Coming off the heels of an NFL Lockout, the NBA officially locked out its players on July 1, 2011, when players and owners failed to agree on a new contract. Then, the NBA filed two claims against the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) before union players could file an anti-trust lawsuit against them.  Attorneys and...

Aug 4, 2011
The Debate over Background Checks & Hiring Practices

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission better known as the EEOC held a hearing last month to examine arrest and conviction records as a hiring barrier. The question today is whether employers’ hiring practices today can be considered discriminatory. Attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcomes Attorney Charles H. Kaplan, a partner in Sedgwick LLP’s New York...

Jul 29, 2011
Lawyers Helping Victims of Disasters

2011 has been a year filled with devastating disasters from a record number of deadly tornadoes in the U.S., including Alabama, Missouri, and Massachusetts to the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Fukushima, Japan.  Hear attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams on Lawyer2Lawyer talk with Attorney Randy J. Aliment, Chair-Elect of the American...

Jul 21, 2011
Inside Rupert Murdoch’s Phone Hacking Scandal

Media giant Rupert Murdoch and his now defunct British tabloid, News of the World, are under fire over reports that journalists allegedly hacked into individuals’ phones and allegedly took part in police bribery in a quest to get inside information.  Hear Mike Koehler, Assistant Professor of Business Law at Butler University and Jane E. Kirtley,...

Jul 14, 2011
Lawyer Advertising and Marketing Online

Where do lawyers stand on the issues of advertising and ethics, especially when online technology is in the picture? Hear Andrew Perlman, the Chief Reporter for the American Bar Association’s Commission on Ethics 20/20 and Nathan Darling, the 2010 President of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA), talk with Lawyer2Lawyer co-host, J. Craig Williams to spotlight...

Jul 7, 2011
U.S. Supreme Court 2010-2011 Term in Review

With the Supreme Court’s 2010-2011 term over, looking back, there have been some decisions handed down by the Justices that have created a stir.  From the controversial ruling of the Wal-Mart discrimination case, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes, to the court’s rejection of a ban on violent video games,  Brown v. EMA, this was by...

Jun 30, 2011
The North Carolina Racial Justice Act

When the North Carolina General Assembly passed the Racial Justice Act in 2009, it guaranteed that no individual would be put to death because of racial bias within the state’s justice system.  Since then, there’s been a battle in the North Carolina legislature to repeal it. What’s behind this debate?  Some say clogged courts and...

Jun 23, 2011
The Legal Case Against Mobster Whitey Bulger

One of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted and infamous Boston gangster, James “Whitey” Bulger, is captured. Now the epic legal case begins. Attorney and co-host J. Craig Williams is joined by guests, F. Lee Bailey, famed defense attorney and best-selling author, Dan Rea, long-time TV and radio journalist and lawyer from Boston and David E....

Jun 16, 2011
Online Law Schools

With tuition costs for traditional law schools rising and law students struggling to pay off debt, online legal education can be an alternative for some.  Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Ellen Murphy, the Program Director for Concord Law School’s Small Business Practice LLM and Attorney Ross E. Mitchell, a graduate...

Jun 9, 2011
Campaign Finance Law in the John Edwards Indictment

Former presidential candidate John Edwards was recently indicted by a federal grand jury for conspiracy, allegedly accepting campaign contributions to cover-up the extramarital affair with his former aide, Rielle Hunter. Did John Edwards violate federal election law?  Or is this a campaign ethics violation? Attorneys and co-host J. Craig Williams welcome Peter J. Henning, Professor...

Jun 3, 2011
Baby Boomer Lawyers and Retirement

Nelson Schwartz from The New York Times recently wrote an article titled, Easing Out the Gray-Haired. Or Not. , spotlighting the fate of the Baby Boomer generation within law firms.  Attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcomes Attorney Valerie C. Samuels, a partner in the firm Posternak Blankstein & Lund LLP and co-chair of the Employment...

May 26, 2011
The Debate over Law School Data Reporting

Many law students across the nation are concerned about jobs in the legal profession and are pushing for reform in data reporting as it pertains to legal education.  Nate Burris, President of the Law Student Association at Boston College Law School and William D. Henderson, a Professor at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law,...

May 19, 2011
Divorce, Custody Battles and Illness

Recently in North Carolina, Judge Nancy Gordon ruled that Alaina Giordano, a mother of two living with Stage 4 breast cancer, be denied primary custody of her children after a bitter custody battle with her husband.  Attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcomes Attorney Lee S. Rosen from the Rosen Law firm and Attorney Sherri Donovan...

May 12, 2011
The Sony PlayStation Security Breach

Sony Corporation suffered a huge security breach in its video game online network with names, addresses, and credit card numbers of 100 million PlayStation and PC game network users stolen by hackers.  Attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcomes Justin Brookman, the Director for the Center for Democracy & Technology’s Project on Consumer Privacy and Attorney...

May 4, 2011
Digital Privacy and Your Smartphone

The debate over digital privacy is making big headlines with a recent controversy surrounding iPhone/iPad location tracking.  Attorney and co-host J. Craig Williams welcome Joshua A. Engel, Vice President and General Counsel for the Lycurgus Group and author of the Stockycat blog and Jeff Hermes, Associate Director of the Digital Media Law Project and a...

Apr 29, 2011
Chief Judge Alex Kozinski: The First Amendment, Technology and More

Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently spoke at Golden Gate University School of Law’s third annual Intellectual Property Distinguished Speaker Program, where he created a buzz when he shared his insight on technology today and how it has greatly impacted the First Amendment.  Attorneys and...

Apr 21, 2011
Love and the Law: Online Dating Lawsuits

Some estimates say 20 million Americans use internet dating services to find romance.  But when things don’t work out, should the dating service be held accountable and to what extent?  Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Mark Brooks, an authority on the business of internet dating and Principal Consultant at Courtland...

Apr 15, 2011
Legal Play in the NFL Lockout

The National Football League (NFL) ordered a lockout on March 12th, after negotiations between the league and the players’ union collapsed. Attorney and co-host J. Craig Williams welcomes legal analyst for Sport Illustrated, Professor Michael McCann of The Vermont Law School and attorney, blogger, author and radio host, Clay Travis, to get an in-depth look...

Apr 8, 2011
Google Books Settlement Overturned: Now What?

Google and a group of authors and publishers who sued the internet giant, are heading back to the bargaining table after a federal court judge declined to approve a proposed 125-million-dollar settlement between the two parties.  Attorney and co-host J. Craig Williams welcomes George H. Pike, Director of the Barco Law Library and Assistant Professor...

Mar 30, 2011
Battle of the Smartphones: iPhone v. Android

There is an ongoing  debate in the legal community about whether the iPhone or the Android is best for attorneys and their practices.  Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Attorney Richard M. Georges, blogger for FutureLawyer and Attorney Jeff Richardson, from Adams and Reese LLP and blogger for iPhone J.D., to...

Mar 25, 2011
Fallout in Japan and the Safety of Nuclear Power Plants

As the world anxiously watches the nuclear crisis unfold in Japan, there are growing concerns about the safety of nuclear power plants right here in the United States.  Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Attorney Martin G. Malsch, a partner with Egan, Fitzpatrick, Malsch & Lawrence, PLLC and Geoffrey H. Fettus,...

Mar 17, 2011
Sunshine Week

Transparency in government is talked about but is it reality?  Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Mark Rumold, the Open Government Legal Fellow at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Kenneth Bunting, Executive Director of the National Freedom of Information Coalition at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, to take a...

Mar 11, 2011
Legal Marketing: Stateside and Worldwide

There is no doubt that the legal industry has gone global.  Political, economic, social and technological advances around the world have created a very competitive environment. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Nick Jervis, Director and Founder of Samson Consulting in Bristol, England, to discuss the best ways to market to...

Mar 4, 2011
The Defense of Marriage Act

On February 23rd, 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder announced the Obama administration would no longer defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in cases pending in federal court.  Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Tobias Barrington Wolff, Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and...

Feb 24, 2011
The Making of Out of the Ashes: 9/11

Just days after the devastation of September 11, 2001, the federal  government created the Victim Compensation Fund, a fund designed to help grieving families get through the tragedy. From this tragedy a documentary titled, Out of the Ashes: 9/11 was born.  On Lawyer2Lawyer, attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcomes executive producer, writer and co-director of...

Feb 18, 2011
The Legal Issues Surrounding Pharmacy Errors

Recently a young woman, Mareena Silva, was mistakenly given the wrong medication intended for another customer, Maria Silva, at a Safeway pharmacy in Colorado. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Attorney Chad Cook, a member of the Mass Torts Section at Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C. and Dr....

Feb 9, 2011
Snow and Ice Litigation

From roof collapse to slip and falls to property damage, the recent snowstorms across the country have created a variety of problems.  Attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcomes Attorney David W. White, founding member of the law firm Breakstone, White & Gluck, PC and Attorney James T. Scamby, partner in the law firm of Tucker,...

Feb 3, 2011
The Current Legal Job Market

The legal job market has been greatly impacted by the down economy, but has there been a turnaround? Attorney and co-host J. Craig Williams welcomes Attorney Charles “Chad” Volkert, Executive Director of Robert Half Legal, to give an update on the legal job market.  Attorney Volkert talks about the current job market for lawyers and...

Jan 28, 2011
Lawyers USA: Top Ten Jury Verdicts of 2010

2010 was a big year for jury verdicts in courts across the nation. From tobacco litigation to asbestos to car roll-overs, plaintiffs were big winners in the courts.  Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Reni Gertner, News Editor of Lawyers USA and Attorney Kevin J. Dunne from the law office of...

Jan 21, 2011
Gun Control Legislation Debate after the Tucson shootings

The recent shootings in Tucson, Arizona rocked the nation and the world.  Since this tragedy, a nationwide gun debate has raged on between gun rights supporters and gun control supporters. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome David B. Kopel, Research Director at the Independence Institute in Golden, Colorado and Adam Winkler,...

Jan 14, 2011
Challenging Universal Health Care: Merlina vs. Massachusetts

Michael Merlina and Healthcare Attorney David Harlow talk about this case and how it relates on a national level.

Jan 6, 2011
Lawyer2Lawyer’s Annual Predictions Show

If 2011 is as busy as last year, we’ll have plenty of legal stories to discuss. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome returning guest, Stephen L. Kaplan from the firm Hicks, Mims, Kaplan & Burns out of Orange County, California, to review his 2010 predictions and look ahead to a brand...

Dec 30, 2010
Yule Hear from our Lawyers & Lawyer2Lawyer’s Best of 2010!

It is that time of year where we recover from the holiday madness, dig ourselves out of the snow and look ahead to a brand new year! Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome returning musical guest,  Attorney Larry Savell from the law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP, to talk about...

Dec 21, 2010
Oracle’s Billion Dollar Verdict

Recently in an Oakland, California courtroom, a jury awarded Oracle Corp., a whopping $1.3 billion verdict against competitor, SAP AG, a market and technology leader in business management software, for damages due to copyright infringement by a now-defunct software maintenance unit called, TomorrowNow.  Attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcomes Attorney Carol Smith, from Hiaring +...

Dec 17, 2010
Judge Finds Health Care Law Provision Unconstitutional

A major blow to the National Health Care Law! Just this week in Richmond, Virginia, U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson determined a central provision of the national health care law, the Affordable Care Act, to be unconstitutional.   Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome health care law expert Professor Timothy...

Dec 9, 2010
The Supreme Court and the Walmart Gender Discrimination Class-Action

A lawsuit on behalf of 500,000 women employees against Walmart is under review by the Supreme Court to decide whether it can proceed as a class action. Guest host, Attorney Marsha Kazarosian welcomes Professor Marcia L. McCormick, from Saint Louis University School of Law and co-editor and contributor to the Workplace Prof Blog, to discuss...

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