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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.

Dec 17, 2009
Lawyer2Lawyer Spreads Some Holiday Cheer

The holiday season is upon us—and we would like to wish all our listeners out there a happy holiday! On Lawyer2Lawyer, we will celebrate the holidays by spotlighting three very special attorneys who are spreading some holiday cheer in some shape or form this holiday season! Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi...

Dec 10, 2009
The Fight Against Homelessness

As we come to the end of a tough economic year, we take note of some of the effects of the recession, one of which is homelessness on the rise.  Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Steve Binder, a deputy public defender with the San Diego Office of the Public...

Dec 3, 2009
The Tiger Woods Saga

Golf pro Tiger Woods suffered injuries in a car crash in his own car near his home, igniting a media frenzy and a lot of public attention with speculation swirling about his public image. Co-host, Attorney J. Craig Williams welcomes Attorney Joshua P. Galper, partner in Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe’s Washington, D.C., office and Richard...

Nov 25, 2009
Thanksgiving Edition: Giving Back to Those in Need

Thanksgiving is a time when we’re all reminded to be thankful for what we have and to think about those less fortunate than ourselves…especially this year in this economy Co-host, Attorney Bob Ambrogi welcomes Elizabeth M. Lynch, Executive Director, of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation, Scott Inman, Senior Corporate Relations Manager at the Home for Little...

Nov 19, 2009
The Controversial Terror Trial in New York

The admitted mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other suspects will head to New York City, blocks from Ground Zero,  to face a federal trial in civilian court and it is creating quite the controversy.  On Lawyer2Lawyer, co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Attorney Tara L. Murray,...

Nov 12, 2009
The Impact of Civil Gideon

“Civil Gideon” is now law in the state of California providing counsel to those who cannot afford an attorney in civil cases, predominantly child custody cases and foreclosures. On Lawyer2Lawyer, co-host and attorney, Bob Ambrogi welcomes Attorney Robert L. Rothman, partner of the firm Arnall Golden Gregory LLP and Attorney James J. Brosnahan, senior partner...

Nov 5, 2009
The Fourth Amendment and Email

The Fourth Amendment of the Constitution gives us protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. But what about a search of your email – is it afforded the same protection?   Co-hosts and attorneys J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Orin S. Kerr , Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School and Jason...

Oct 29, 2009
Lawsuits Over Birth Control Pills Yaz & Yasmin

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals is facing a growing number of lawsuits claiming that the company concealed the health risks associated with the top-selling birth control pills Yaz and Yasmin.  Co-hosts and attorneys J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Mike Danko from the Danko Law Firm and James T. O’Reilly, Professor of Law at University...

Oct 22, 2009
Inside Amended New York Labor Law: Section 195

Effective October 26, 2009, amended New York Labor Law: Section 195 will require employers to provide written notification to their employees, at the time of hiring, of their rate of pay and obtain a written acknowledgment from each employee of the receipt of this written notice. Co-host, Attorney J. Craig Williams welcomes Attorney Charles H....

Oct 15, 2009
The FTC’s New Guidelines & the Blogosphere

Attention bloggers: The Federal Trade Commission approved new Web guidelines pertaining to “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” The FTC wants bloggers to disclose free products or payments they have received from companies for reviewing their products.  Co-hosts and attorneys J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Eric P. Robinson,...

Oct 8, 2009
The Landmark Decision in Connecticut v AEP

In a landmark decision in Connecticut v. American Electric Power Co. Inc., the 2nd U.S Circuit Court of Appeals sided with a group of eight states, the City of New York and various environmental groups, who had filed a public nuisance lawsuit against five of the nation’s biggest coal-burning utilities.  Attorneys and co-hosts, J. Craig...

Oct 1, 2009
The Red Flags Rule Impact on the Legal Community

The American Bar Association filed suit against the Federal Trade Commission after they applied the Red Flags Rule to lawyers, leaving the legal community reeling.  Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Attorney Andrew M. Smith, Partner at the Washington DC office of Morrison & Foerster and chair of the American Bar...

Sep 24, 2009
The Great Debate over Medical Liability Reform

When the issue of medical liability reform came up in President Obama’s speech on Health Care reform in front of Congress, it was met with boos from Democrats and a standing ovation from Republicans. Co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome medical malpractice reform expert,  Professor Stephan Landsman the Robert A. Clifford Chair in...

Sep 15, 2009
Inside the ABA Journal’s Legal Rebels Project

With a legal community today that is embracing technology and new media that we’re all too familiar with here at Legal Talk Network, our friends and colleagues in print media are turning to new media to expand and reach a growing audience.  Co-Hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome the ABA Journal’s editor, Edward...

Sep 10, 2009
The Unveiling of UCI Law School

It’s back to school and many law students face a new curriculum, the large workload and the hefty price of tuition. But University of California, Irvine School of Law stands out with a new agenda, creating a hands-on approach to law school, a concentration in public service and free tuition for their inaugural class through...

Sep 3, 2009
Credit Card Consumers & Arbitration Part 2

In part one of Credit Card Consumers & Arbitration, co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams discussed consumer rights and mandatory arbitration used when a dispute between the credit card holder and the credit card company arises. In part two, Bob & Craig welcome back Attorney Deepak Gupta,  staff attorney at Public Citizen Litigation Group...

Aug 27, 2009
Credit Card Consumers & Arbitration

Mandatory arbitration in credit card agreements are in the legal spotlight again after the Minnesota Attorney General recently sued the largest national arbitration firm, National Arbitration Forum. That resulted in a settlement shutting down part of NAF’s business and has raised questions about the outcomes of arbitration versus action in civil court for consumers. Lawer2Lawyer...

Aug 20, 2009
101 Year Old Lawyer Jack Borden

Why retire? So says Attorney Jack Borden, who is in his law office at 6:30 every morning, doing what he loves – practicing law. Recently, Borden celebrated his 101st birthday, being named ‘America’s Outstanding Oldest Worker for 2009,’ by Experience Works. Now he is the special guest on this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer with co-hosts and...

Aug 13, 2009
An Inside Look at the Peer-to-Patent System

It can be said that patents are the key to sustaining innovative products and patent law is certainly an active area of legal practice in the U.S. But the U.S. Patent and Trademark office has been overwhelmed and undermanned. Could the Peer-to-Patent system be the answer? Co-Host Bob Ambrogi welcomes Professor Mark Webbink, Executive Director...

Aug 6, 2009
Swimsuits, Steroids & Regulations in the Sports World

Recently the world of sports has been plagued by scandal—from a controversial polyurethane swimsuit used in swimming  to steroids putting a cloud over major league baseball. Co-hosts and attorneys Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Professor Matt Mitten,  the Director of the National Sports Law Institute at Marquette University Law School and Attorney John...

Jul 30, 2009
Lessons Learned from Professor Gates’ Arrest

The arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts ignited a wide range of legal and social debate as well as a media firestorm worldwide. Attorneys Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome famed attorney, Jack Greenberg, the former director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund who, together with...

Jul 22, 2009
The Great Debate over Health Care Reform

Debate continues over Health Care reform. Co-hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Dr. David Orentlicher, professor and co-director of the Center for Law and Health at Indiana University Schools of Law and Medicine and Attorney Joel L. Michaels, the partner-in-charge of the Health Law Department in McDermott Will & Emery LLP’s Washington, D.C....

Jul 16, 2009
Chinese Drywall Litigation

Lawsuits are on the rise from Chinese drywall used to build homes especially in Southeastern states causing crippling effects on residents’ property, as well as their health. Co-host J. Craig Williams welcomes Attorney Scott G. Wolfe, Jr. a construction litigator at Wolfe Law Group and Attorney John F. Mullen, Sr. from the firm, Nelson Levine...

Jul 9, 2009
Legal Issues in Michael Jackson’s Will

With the passing of Michael Jackson, his will is being dissected and many questions remain on the future of his estate.  Host Bob Ambrogi welcomes Attorney Lawrence H. Heller, an international tax and estate planning attorney at the firm Bryan Cave LLP and Professor Tom Featherston, the Mills Cox Professor of Law at Baylor Law...

Jul 2, 2009
Lawyers Advertising on Craigslist

Solo and small-firm practitioners have discovered that Craigslist has been a great source for generating business, but are challenged by a growing number of lawyer ads and individual state’s advertising rules.  Host J. Craig Williams welcomes Attorney Susan Beecher, a solo practitioner out of Kent, Washington and Attorney William Hornsby, counsel in the American Bar...

Jun 25, 2009
Air France Crash Legal Issues

On May 31, 2009, Air France flight 447, out of Rio de Janeiro bound for Paris, vanished into thin air. A frantic search for passengers and the black boxes, turned up with a number of bodies but no black boxes. Hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams invite Attorney Justin T. Green, partner with the...

Jun 18, 2009
The First Amendment, Hate Speech and Hate Crimes

When an 88-year old white supremacist walked into the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC opening fire, reaction was swift to question if this tragedy could have been prevented. And with those questions comes the examination of First Amendment rights. Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome  Attorney Brian Cuban, a Dallas Attorney working...

Jun 11, 2009
Job Insecurity at the Firm

Layoffs in the legal profession have been in the news lately, but downsizing from the top?  More experienced attorneys, even senior partners in some larger law firms are not as secure in their jobs as they once were in what may be more signs of practicing law as a business.  Law.com bloggers and co-hosts Bob...

Jun 4, 2009
College Quarterback vs. EA Sports and NCAA

This month, former Nebraska quarterback Sam Keller filed a lawsuit against EA Sports and its partner, the NCAA,  claiming they illegally used the likenesses of college athletes in video games without sharing profits with players. Bob Ambrogi welcomes Peter Goplerud, Dean and Professor of Law at Florida Coastal School of Law and Clay Travis,  attorney,...

May 29, 2009
The Nomination of Sonia Sotomayor

J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi discuss the Sotomayor nomination with Professor Jenny Rivera, Director of Center on Latino and Latina Rights and Equality and Professor of Law at CUNY School of Law, and Professor Stephen Wermiel, Supreme Court expert and adjunct professor at American University Washington College. Together they offer a unique perspective on...

May 21, 2009
The Impact of the Recession on Law Firms and Lawyers

The economic downturn has taken its toll on law firms, especially lawyers.  Law.com bloggers and co-hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Skip Simpson from the Law Offices of Skip Simpson to explore the rash of suicides hitting the legal community and what law firms need to do to prevent them.  Later in...

May 14, 2009
Exploring Asbestos Litigation

There has been a lot of talk in the mainstream media lately about a revival of sorts in asbestos litigation. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Kirk Hartley from the firm  Butler Rubin Saltarelli & Boyd and Attorney Steven Kazan Managing Partner at Kazan, McClain, Abrams, Lyons, Greenwood &...

May 7, 2009
Change for the U.S. Supreme Court

At the age of 69 and after 18 years on the Supreme Court,  Justice David Souter made the announcement that he would be retiring from the Supreme Court at the end of this year’s term in June.  Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Professor Daniel J. Meador, James Monroe Professor...

May 1, 2009
Craigslist Legal Scrutiny

Recently the popular online advertising site, Craigslist was in the spotlight after a medical student was accused of killing a Boston masseuse who advertised on the site.  Law.com bloggers and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Attorney Edward Wes, Outside Counsel for Craigslist and David Ardia fellow at the Berkman Center and director...

Apr 23, 2009
Legal Case Against a Pirate

The first prosecution of a pirate in the U.S. in 100 years! The world watched closely as Richard Phillips, Captain of the Maersk Alabama cargo ship was rescued, after being held hostage by four Somali pirates.  Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome piracy law expert, Professor Samuel P. Menefee, Maury...

Apr 16, 2009
Online Interference in the Jury Box

Jurors Twittering details of a trial. Jurors Googling information about a case. And last month, a Judge declaring a mistrial in a big federal drug case in Florida when jurors conducted research online.  On this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, we’re talking about the advances in technology, communication and information flow interfering with the justice system and...

Apr 9, 2009
Software as a Service

If you’ve been hearing a lot about legal software as a service or SaaS lately, you’ll want to listen to this Lawyer2Lawyer program. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Willliams with guests, Jack Newton, Co-founder and President of Clio, who holds an M.Sc. in Computer Science and Erik Mazzone, the Director...

Apr 1, 2009
Both Sides of the Employee Free Choice Act Debate

There has been much debate as of late on the proposed Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) of 2009. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, as they welcome Professor Richard A. Epstein, Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School and Attorney Nancy Schiffer, Associate General Counsel with the...

Mar 27, 2009
AIG Mess: Executive Contracts

With outraged taxpayers reeling from AIG bonuses awarded to executives after a bailout, the question of executive contracts comes into play. Join Law.com blogger and co-host, Bob Ambrogi as he welcomes Franklin G. Snyder, Professor of Law at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law and editor-in-chief of ContractsProf Blog and Professor Deborah W. Post, the...

Mar 19, 2009
Bernie Madoff: A Look Inside the Scandal

While Bernie Madoff awaits sentencing for the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history, hear from one of his victims – Lawrence R. Velvel, Dean of the Massachusetts School of Law. Join Lawyer2Lawyer co-host, J. Craig Williams as Dean Velvel tells his story and how he is turning his experience into activism, along with special guest,...

Mar 12, 2009
Impact of SUPCO Ruling on Wyeth v. Levine

How will the pharmaceutical companies, doctors and patients and legal cases be impacted by the recent SUPCO ruling in the Wyeth v. Levine case?  Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they welcome Wyeth’s attorney, Bert W. Rein, founding partner of the law firm, Wiley Rein LLP, to discuss the...

Mar 5, 2009
Paralegals in a Down Economy

Layoffs at law firms and the recession seem to be putting a heavier load on paralegals to assist busy attorneys. Many paralegals are taking on huge projects, while working long hours and burning the midnight oil. Join law.com bloggers J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi , with guests, Linda J. Wolf, ACP the current President...

Feb 26, 2009
Life After Lawyering

Freezing salaries and even layoffs are a couple ways firms are dealing with their present economic situation, while law students look ahead to a potentially grim future. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J . Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi ,as they welcome William D. Henderson, Associate Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of...

Feb 19, 2009
Celebrating Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln has become synonymous with the American Civil War and the abolition of slavery.  Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, as they welcome Lincoln historians Professor Paul Finkelman from the Albany Law School and Professor Jennifer L. Weber, assistant professor of history at the University of Kansas, to discuss...

Feb 12, 2009
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently underwent surgery for “early-stage” pancreatic cancer. While everyone is concerned about Justice Ginsburg’s health first, there is also speculation about a possible opening on the U.S. Supreme Court if she retires early. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi along with Attorney Patricia A. Millett from...

Feb 4, 2009
LegalTech NY 2009 Ten Tech Stars

Want to know what’s hot in technology from LegalTech NY 2009? Join Law.com hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi , as Bob reports from Legal Tech NY 2009. Bob will walk the floors of LegalTech NY, check out the latest in technology and fill us in on the stand-out tech stars! You can also...

Jan 30, 2009
The Legal Implications of Guantanamo

President Obama and his administration have quickly implemented changes in a lot of categories including the closing of Guantanamo. Law.com blogger and co-host, J. Craig Williams welcomes Attorney Aziz Huq, Deputy Director from The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, to discuss the legal implications surrounding the closing of Guantanamo,...

Jan 22, 2009
The Aftermath of the TVA Disaster

On December 22, 2008, there was a major coal ash spill at the Tennessee Valley Authority‘s Kingston Fossil Plant, which poured 1.1 billion gallons of toxic material over 300 acres. Join Law.com blogger and co-host, J. Craig Williams as he turns to the experts, Attorney Robin Greenwald, head of Weitz & Luxenberg‘s Environmental Toxic Tort...

Jan 15, 2009
The Pros & Cons of Twitter

The stand-out free social networking and micro-blogging service, Twitter, has been praised and shunned by legal professionals. What do YOU think? Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi welcome Kevin O’Keefe, CEO of LexBlog and Owner of LexMonitor and Attorney Scott Greenfield who writes the blog, Simple Justice, to discuss the pros...

Jan 9, 2009
The Top Legal Stories and Stand-Out Attorneys of 2008

2008 brought a lot of legal stories into the headlines, from the dismal economy affecting law firms to the always controversial Supreme Court rulings. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, along with the editors from two of the most prominent legal publications, Edward Adams, editor and publisher of the ABA...

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