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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.

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...

Nov 24, 2010
Full-Body Scans, Pat Downs & the TSA

In recent weeks, there has been a huge backlash against the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) over full-body scanners and pat downs at select airports across the country. Attorneys and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcomes Patrick Smith, airline pilot, author, and air travel columnist, who writes the column, Ask the Pilot, for Salon.com and Jim Harper, Director...

Nov 18, 2010
A Test Lab for Social Media in the Courts

The Order in the Court 2.0 project will turn a Massachusetts courtroom into a test lab for how courts deal with social media, electronic journalism and digital technology. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams discuss this pioneering project with John Davidow, the wbur.org executive editor who helped WBUR win a $250,000 grant...

Nov 11, 2010
The Power of Civics Education

Civic education is vital to developing the skills and dispositions that young people need to succeed in the 21st Century.  Attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcomes Stephen N. Zack, President of the American Bar Association, to discuss his fight to bring civic education to our schools and to the people of our nation. Bob and...

Nov 5, 2010
Legal Pioneer & Hope For Vision

Attorney Isaac Lidsky was the first blind law clerk to serve the U.S. Supreme Court, working under Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Recently, Tony Mauro highlighted Isaac in the National Law Journal. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Attorney Isaac J. Lidsky from the firm Akin Gump Strauss...

Oct 29, 2010
Entertainment Law & the Challenges of Celebrity

From music to film to theatre, celebrities can be a challenge in an entertainment law practice. Attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcomes Gordon Firemark, an entertainment and new media lawyer in Los Angeles, to take a look at entertainment litigation and working with a celebrity. Bob & Gordon look at the various legal cases in...

Oct 21, 2010
The Facebook Privacy Breach

According to a Wall Street Journal investigation, many of the public’s favorite Facebook applications like Farmville, Texas HoldEm Poker and FrontierVille, are allegedly sharing users’ personal information with third-party advertisers and Internet tracking companies.  Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Kimberley Isbell, a Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and...

Oct 14, 2010
Betty Anne Waters: A Crusade for Innocence

In the film Conviction, Betty Anne Waters, a wife and mother of two, puts herself through high school, college and ultimately law school, in an 18 year long crusade to prove her brother Kenny’s innocence after he is convicted of murder sentenced to life without parole. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams...

Oct 7, 2010
Suicide of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi: Legal Issues

Tyler Clementi, a Rutgers University student, jumped to his death after his college roommate used a hidden webcam to stream a sexual encounter between Clementi and another man online. Two students, Dharun Rhavi and Molly Wei were charged with invasion of privacy and could face additional charges. Attorney and co-host J. Craig Williams discusses these...

Oct 1, 2010
The Upcoming 2010-2011 Supreme Court Term

The 2010-2011 Supreme Court term is upon us, with controversial issues like same-sex marriage and health care reform that will likely play a role when the session gets underway Monday, October 4th. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams, welcome Professor Wilson R. Huhn, Constitutional Law Research Fellow at the University of Akron...

Sep 23, 2010
The Stem Cell Research Court Battle

U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth recently ruled to temporarily block federal funding of embryonic stem cell research, citing a violation of the Dickey-Wicker Amendment, a 1996 law that prohibits the destruction of human embryos. The ban has been temporarily lifted, but the court battle continues.  Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams,...

Sep 15, 2010
Pastor Terry Jones, Religion & The First Amendment

While many around the world were paying tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, Pastor Terry Jones, from the Dove World Outreach Center, had announced that he would burn 200 copies of the Quran on the anniversary of 9/11 in a protest against Islam. Attorney and co-host J. Craig Williams joins...

Sep 9, 2010
Is GPS Tracking Legal for Law Enforcement?

In the US vs. Pineda-Moreno decision, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that Law enforcement agents can legally place a GPS device on an individual’s car without their knowledge and without a warrant from a judge.  Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams, welcome Orin S. Kerr, contributing blogger...

Sep 3, 2010
Lawyer2Lawyer & Pioneers of Legal Podcasting

Back on August 31st 2005, the Legal Talk Network launched this podcast that would become the longest running legal podcast. And 250 podcasts later, the award-winning Lawyer2Lawyer podcast is celebrating its 5th anniversary. Attorneys and co-hosts  Bob Ambrogi and  J.Craig Williams, spotlight two other pioneers of legal podcasting, Denise Howell, the host of This Week...

Aug 26, 2010
The Clemens Indictment: F. Lee Bailey on Legal Strategy

Should former MLB pitcher, Roger Clemens and his former trainer Brian McNamee take polygraph tests? That’s just one of the topics discussed on this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and  J.Craig Williams, welcome legendary defense counsel, Attorney F. Lee Bailey and Michael S. Schmidt, reporter for The New York Times, to discuss...

Aug 19, 2010
Justice Denied in Philip Markoff case?

A Boston medical student and accused Craigslist killer, Philip Markoff commits suicide in jail awaiting trial for first degree murder, prompting reactions ranging from frustration to relief. On this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Douglas Berman, Law Professor at Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University,...

Aug 11, 2010
Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court Confirmation

With a vote of 63-37, the Senate confirmed Elena Kagan as a Supreme Court justice making her the 112th justice, and the fourth woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court. Attorney and co-host, Bob Ambrogi welcomes Professor Joel Grossman, a professor of political science, and a constitutional law scholar from Johns Hopkins University and...

Aug 6, 2010
A Landmark Decision on Prop 8

In a landmark decision in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker in San Francisco struck down the controversial and highly-debated, Proposition 8 in California, which was approved by the state’s voters in November 2008 and overturned a state supreme court ruling that resulted in the legalization of same sex marriage.  Attorney...

Jul 30, 2010
The Impact of the New Financial Reform Law

President Obama recently signed into law the Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010, better known as the Financial Reform Bill. This new legislation is aimed to crack down on the excesses of Wall Street and corporate America by overhauling banking and Wall Street regulations. Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome...

Jul 22, 2010
Law Student Applications Rise: Massachusetts’ First Public Law School

2010 marks the first year for the University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth, the state’s first public law school. Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Dean Robert V. Ward, Jr., to talk about the new UMass Law school. They discuss the rise in applications in a down economy, the...

Jul 15, 2010
Legal Issues Surrounding Social Media

The allure of social media has attracted businesses, law firms and the general public, but with the popularity of social media in and out of the workplace, comes potential legal issues. Attorney and co-host, J. Craig Williams welcomes Attorney Daliah Saper, Principal at Saper Law Offices and Attorney Bradley S. Shear, Founder and Managing Partner...

Jul 7, 2010
The U.S. Supreme Court Review July 2010

With the end of the U.S. Supreme Court term came some stand-out rulings including handgun case, McDonald v. City of Chicago and patent law case, Bilski v. Kappos. Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Adam Winkler, a constitutional law specialist from UCLA School of Law and Attorney Amy Howe, the editor...

Jul 1, 2010
The Legal Issues of Blogs, Fair Use and Attribution

Preserving the professional rules with regard to original content reporting and attribution to original sources is the topic on this Lawyer2Lawyer.  Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Alan Schwarz, a prolific sports writer from The New York Times, to discuss the legal and ethical issues pertaining to digital media. They discuss...

Jun 24, 2010
States’ Rights or International Law

Senate resolution 519 opposes U.S. signing of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, a human rights treaty protecting the rights of children.  Attorney and co-host, J. Craig Williams welcomes Michael P. Farris, President of ParentalRights.org and Sara A. Dillon, Professor of Law at Suffolk University Law School.  They take a look at...

Jun 16, 2010
Tweeting and Blogging from the Courtroom

With the wave of technology dominating the legal world, reporting from the courtroom has gone from scribbling notes on a pad of paper to live coverage through blogs, video and even tweets. Attorney and co-host, Bob Ambrogi welcomes Ron Sylvester, Staff Writer for Interactive News for The Wichita Eagle/Kansas.com and Attorney Eric P. Robinson, an...

Jun 10, 2010
The Law.Gov Movement

The “Law.Gov” movement is a campaign to put all primary legal materials in the public domain. Some call it “democratizing” law. Attorney and co-host, Bob Ambrogi welcomes Carl Malamud, founder of Public.Resource.org and Tom Bruce, the Director of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School, to share with us the latest on Law.Gov. ...

Jun 4, 2010
The BP Oil Spill: Environmental Concerns, Maritime Liability & a Criminal Investigation

The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill is considered one of the worst environmental disasters in recent years, with gallons of oil seeping into the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. Attorney and co-host, Bob Ambrogi welcomes Attorney Rhon E. Jones, Environmental Section Head at Beasley Allen, Crow, Methvin, Ports & Miles, and P.C. and Professor Robert Force,...

May 27, 2010
American Needle, Inc. v. NFL

With a unanimous vote, the Surpreme Court ruled 9-0 against the NFL in the American Needle v. NFL case—one of the most important legal cases in sports.  Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Marc Edelman from Barry University’s Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and Professor Michael McCann, Associate Law...

May 20, 2010
The North Carolina State Bar & Cloud Computing

The North Carolina State Bar has just finished drafting a proposed Formal Ethics Opinion that allows the use of cloud computing in a law office.  Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Alice N. Mine, Senior Ethics Counsel and Assistant Executive Director for the North Carolina State Bar and Jack Newton,...

May 13, 2010
Justice Finally Prevails for Joseph Salvati

Joe Salvati of Boston spent nearly 30 years in prison as an innocent man, along with three other men, convicted for a murder they did not commit. After years of legal twists and some unbelievable turns, the Justice Department declined an appeal of a $101.7 million settlement for all four men. Attorney and co-host Bob...

May 6, 2010
The Mystery of the Missing iPhone

The technology and legal world was abuzz over an incident involving a prototype of the iPhone 4G. An Apple engineer allegedly left behind the iPhone, which eventually ended up in the hands of Gizmodo.com,  a technology weblog. After pictures surfaced on the Gizmodo site, a search of a Gizmodo editor’s home and computer was issued. ...

Apr 29, 2010
The Arizona Immigration Law

Governor of Arizona, Jan Brewer, recently signed into law a strict immigration bill, the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (SB1070 Act), igniting a nationwide discussion. Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Marielena Hincapié, Executive Director of the National Immigration Law Center and Professor Paul Bender, at the...

Apr 22, 2010
The SEC vs. Goldman Sachs

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently filed civil fraud charges against investment bank, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Jacob S. Frenkel, from Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker, P.A and Attorney Palmer C. Hamilton, a member of the Government Relations Practice Group at Jones Walker,...

Apr 15, 2010
Workers’ Compensation Claims for NFL Players Coping With Dementia

As first reported in a series of New York Times articles by reporter Alan Schwarz, researchers have linked pro football careers and concussions with climbing rates of depression, dementia and even Alzheimer’s disease. Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi welcome Christopher Nowinski, President and CEO of the Sports Legacy Institute and Attorney...

Apr 9, 2010
Two Appointments & the Future of the NLRB

Recently, President Obama appointed two union lawyers, Craig Becker and Mark Pearce to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) creating a labor law controversy. Some say that the addition of Becker and Pearce will restore balance, while others, like business groups, fear their influence on the board will cater to unions on big issues. Co-host...

Apr 1, 2010
Legal Challenges to the New Health Care Law

Under a storm of controversy and additional “fixes” to healthcare reform, President Obama finally signed the highly contested health care bill into law. At least 14 States have filed suits challenging the constitutionality of the new Health Care Law. Lawyer2Lawyer host, J. Craig Williams, and guest co-host, David E. Frank welcome Lanny J. Davis, partner...

Mar 25, 2010
The Clergy Abuse Cover-up: From Ireland to the Vatican and Beyond

A three and a half year government investigation in Ireland, called the Murphy report, revealed a cover-up of three decades of clergy sexual abuse in the Catholic church. And, in an official pastoral letter to Irish sexual abuse victims, Pope Benedict XVI apologized to Ireland’s Catholics. Co-Host and attorney J. Craig Williams welcomes guests Attorney...

Mar 19, 2010
Why Can’t Lawyers Fix Washington D.C.?

In every city and town in America, there has been an overwhelming reaction to the political gridlock in Washington D.C. over healthcare, economic recovery, taxes, Afghanistan (almost everything). So why can’t the lawyers in Congress who specialize in negotiating solutions to problems fix Washington?  Co-hosts and attorneys J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney...

Mar 11, 2010
Google Books Settlement: Part Two

In the second part of Lawyer2Lawyer on the Google Books Settlement, attorneys and co-hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Jonathan Band and Attorney Cindy Cohn, Legal Director for the Electronic Frontier Foundation , to take a closer look at the complex Google Books Settlement. They explore the deeper legal issues like privacy,...

Mar 4, 2010
The Google Books Settlement

Access to more digital information or copyright infringement and privacy issues? Recently, Federal Judge Denny Chin postponed the controversial Google books settlement due to the voluminous amount of feedback on both sides of the settlement. Co-hosts and attorneys J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Professor James Grimmelmann, Associate Professor at New York Law School...

Feb 26, 2010
Inside the Death with Dignity Act

The legal and social debate over death with dignity and assisted suicide is reignited. Recently, the Death with Dignity bill surfaced in Massachusetts, where Representative Louis Kafka filed the bill on behalf of Al Lipkind of Stoughton, Massachusetts, who fought for legislation prior to his death after battling stomach cancer.Co-hosts and attorneys J. Craig Williams...

Feb 18, 2010
Cyberbullying and the Law

Just recently 15-year old student Phoebe Prince from South Hadley, Massachusetts took her own life after she was being constantly “cyberbullied” by a group of students at her school.  Phoebe’s story is one of many that has left communities reeling, schools in the hot seat and parents enraged by the lack of protection of their...

Feb 11, 2010
Toyota Recall: Legal Troubles for Toyota

Car giant Toyota ordered a global recall of 400,000 Priuses for brake problems. This comes on the heels of earlier incidents where reported gas pedals were becoming stuck in floor mats in different makes and models of Toyotas. On  Lawyer2Lawyer, co-hosts and attorneys J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Dee Miles from the...

Feb 5, 2010
A Call to Action: Re-examine Laws on Domestic Violence

The murder of a young woman in Massachusetts raises new questions about the laws and the legal system in cases involving abusive relationships. 19-year old Allison Myrick was stabbed to death  –  her ex-boyfriend charged with murder. Authorities and family members revealed details including two restraining orders which did not prevent this tragic crime.  Attorneys...

Jan 26, 2010
The Supreme Court Ruling on Campaign Finance

Last week in a 5-4 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission,  the Supreme Court ruled under the First Amendment, the government may not ban political spending by corporations and unions in candidate elections, radically changing campaign finance law. Co-host and Attorney J. Craig Williams welcomes Professor Ned Foley, Professor of Law at Ohio...

Jan 21, 2010
Two Big Stories: Stunning MA Senate Election and The Haiti Disaster – What Lawyers Can Do to Help

Seeing the people of Haiti suffer from the effects of a devastating earthquake is heart-wrenching. On Lawyer2Lawyer, co-host Attorney J. Craig Williams welcomes Attorney Brian Concannon Jr., Director of the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH) and Ben Hemingway, Deputy Director of Operations for International Medical Corps, to discuss the enormous response by...

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