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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 30, 2008
Predictions 2009

What a year it has been! From the economic crisis, to the auto industry bailout, foreclosures, the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the election of Barack Obama and many important court decisions. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, as they welcome returning guest and prediction guru, Stephen L. Kaplan, partner in...

Dec 23, 2008
The ”So-Called Death” of the Billable Hour

For about 50 years the ‘billable hour’ has been a dominant feature of the legal profession. Coined by some as the “cockroach of the legal world,” many argue that it’s all about the ‘quality’ of time spent on a client, not ‘quantity’. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, as they...

Dec 18, 2008
The Controversy Surrounding Gardasil

You may have heard about the Gardasil vaccine, but you may not have heard about the serious side effects, allegedly affecting some young women.  Merck, the company that manufactures the vaccine, the CDC and the FDA all say Gardasil is safe, effective, and important. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi,...

Dec 11, 2008
Diversity in the Legal Profession

People are making a difference in the legal community. The American Bar Association Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession recently announced their selection of judges, lawyers, a legislator and a law professor to receive the 2009 Spirit of Excellence Awards, honoring efforts to promote a more diverse legal profession. Law.com bloggers and...

Dec 4, 2008
The Economy’s Effect on UK Law Firms

The failing economy is having an impact on law firms and not just in the U.S. Firms are cutting staff, scrapping bonuses and some law firms are even collapsing. Across the pond in the UK, law firms are facing similar troubles. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, welcome Ronnie Fox, Principal...

Nov 26, 2008
Corporate Governance: In Need of Reform?

It was only six years ago that Sarbanes-Oxley was passed by Congress with the intent on restoring public confidence after corporate scandals affected companies like Enron. However in light of recent bailout requests from AIG, Citigroup and now GM, the focus is once again on more stringent corporate governance. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J....

Nov 20, 2008
Economic Bailout: Options & Legal Perspectives

Bailout or bankruptcy for the U.S. automakers to the tune of 25-Billion? Law. com blogger and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcomes experts Professor Eugene F. Fama, the Robert R. McCormick Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, Attorney Andrew Z. Schwartz, head of the Bankruptcy and Restructuring Group at...

Nov 13, 2008
Public Defenders’ Side of Justice

It takes a special kind of lawyer to be a public defender today. Case overload is just one issue causing seven Public Defender’s offices across the country to refuse to take on new cases or sue to limit their workload. Law.com bloggers J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Bennett H. Brummer, Public Defender in...

Nov 7, 2008
The Business Case of the Century: Wyeth V. Levine

This week, the highly publicized case of Wyeth V. Levine came before the Supreme Court. The case involves Diana Levine, who lost her arm to gangrene due to an IV push with the drug, Phenergen. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, welcome Attorney Michael A. Ferrara, Jr. from the Ferrara Law...

Oct 30, 2008
Social Media, Twitter & Law Firms

Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook-social networking has hit the mainstream. How about in the legal community? Some firms look at social networking as a great PR tool for business, where others fear it. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome experts, Brian Carter, keynote speaker and Director of Search Engine Marketing (PPC),...

Oct 23, 2008
Voter Fraud & Election Law

Voter fraud, faulty equipment, voter purges, 3rd party registration problems-These are just some of the issues plaguing elections past and present. Law.com blogger and host, J. Craig Williams welcome experts, Attorney Brenda Wright, Legal Director of Demos, and Attorney Edward Still a Birmingham lawyer who specializes in voting law and founder of the blog, Votelaw.com....

Oct 16, 2008
The New Federal Rule of Evidence 502

Every lawyer knows the costs of discovery can escalate. Last month on September 19, 2008, President Bush signed Senate Bill 2450 into law, which establishes Federal Rule of Evidence 502 and is effective immediately. This law creates a new rule of evidence limiting certain attorney-client privilege and work product waivers. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J....

Oct 11, 2008
Altria V. Good: Deceptive Advertising Before the Supreme Court

Will the U.S. Supreme Court dismiss a class action suit brought by smokers in Maine, who say they were misled into believing that “low tar” and “light” cigarettes are a healthier alternative to regular cigarettes? Arguments heard before the high court this week, pit tobacco giant, Phillip Morris against smokers. Law.com blogger and co-host, Bob...

Oct 2, 2008
Lawyer2Lawyer Celebrates 3rd Anniversary!

A special edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, marking our 3rd anniversary and our 150th show! We have covered a lot of legal stories over the course of three years and Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi will talk to returning guests and play clips from some stand out shows with guests who have...

Sep 24, 2008
The Aftermath of Hurricane Ike

When Hurricane Ike hit the Texas coast, many were left to deal with the devastation of the storm which toppled businesses, firms and homes. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams & Bob Ambrogi as they speak to Bill Livesay, Executive Director from Andrews Kurth LLP and Miriam Rozen, staff reporter from Texas Lawyer,...

Sep 18, 2008
The Legal Side of the Lehman Brothers Collapse

The largest bankruptcy case in U.S. history is playing out before us with the fall of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., creating chaos in the financial community. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, as they talk to the top legal experts, Attorney John D. Penn, Partner at the firm, Haynes and...

Sep 9, 2008
Check Scam Targeting Law Firms

Attorneys have fallen prey to a new email scam circulating that specifically targets law firms. Join Law.com blogger and co-host, J. Craig Williams as he dissects this check scam sweeping law firms. Craig welcomes Attorney Gregory Bartko, an Atlanta securities and corporate attorney and Attorney John P. Donohue, Senior Counsel from Thorp Reed & Armstrong...

Sep 5, 2008
Federal Copyright Law & Guns n’ Roses’ Chinese Democracy

Last week, the FBI arrested blogger, Kevin Cogill of Culver City, California, on suspicion of violating a federal copyright law for posting nine tracks from the unreleased and much anticipated Guns n’ Roses album “Chinese Democracy” on his blog. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, as they discuss this hot...

Aug 28, 2008
MBTA v. Anderson

It all started when three MIT students put together a presentation for their Network Security Class at MIT about their findings regarding the security vulnerabilities of Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s (MBTA) Charlie Card and Charlie Ticket. The MBTA sued the students and MIT in United States District Court in Massachusetts. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts,...

Aug 25, 2008
The Recruitment Story: Large Firms & Law Students

Law students are back at school, thinking ahead to the job they want once they graduate. And big firms are looking at the cream of the crop of law students. Law.com blogger and co-host, J. Craig Williams gets two different perspectives on that process. Craig welcomes David Leinwand, Partner and Chair of Cleary Gottlieb Steen...

Aug 14, 2008
Legendary Trial Attorney: Gerry Spence

Attorney Gerry Spence has practiced law for over fifty years, has never lost a criminal case and is the author of sixteen books. On Lawyer2 Lawyer, Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi talk to Attorney Spence about his most prominent cases, life as a trial attorney, his founding of the Trial...

Aug 7, 2008
Summer Associates

How do summer associates programs at major law firms work? Hear the perspectives from current associates who were summers and a leader in the recruitment strategy at a large firm on this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer with co-hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, both attorneys and Law.com legal bloggers. We welcome guests, Attorney Lydia Kelley,...

Jul 24, 2008
Privacy and Piracy: Viacom v. YouTube

Viacom accused Google’s video sharing website, YouTube of violating its copyright in a $1 billion lawsuit. And as of last week, Google and Viacom reached an agreement to allow Google’s YouTube to mask important user information from records before the handover to Viacom. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney...

Jul 16, 2008
Jonathan Zittrain and the Future of the Internet

To many out there the internet is a necessity, but what will the internet look like 10 years from now? Join Law.com blogger and co-host Bob Ambrogi as he sits down with Harvard Law Professor and co-founder of HLS’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Jonathan Zittrain, to discuss his new book, The Future of...

Jul 10, 2008
Federal Jurist & Legal Blogger

A very special guest on this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, Judge Nancy Gertner from the U.S. District Court for Massachusetts, speaks out about her experience as a criminal defense attorney, her career rise to jurist and…blogging as a Judge. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams as they welcome the Honorable Nancy...

Jul 3, 2008
Supreme Court Rulings Wrap-Up ’08

The Supreme Court wrapped up on June 26th with its final ruling – an Individual Right to Bear Arms. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they talk shop with the experts: Tony Mauro, Supreme Court correspondent for Legal Times, American Lawyer Media and Law.com and Amy Howe, from the...

Jun 30, 2008
The Demise of Bear Stearns

Last week Ralph R. Cioffi and Matthew M. Tannin, both former hedge fund managers for Bear Stearns, surrendered to federal agents and were charged with nine counts of securities, mail and wire fraud. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Rich Strassberg, a partner in Goodwin Procter’s Litigation Department and...

Jun 19, 2008
Boumediene v. Bush, Habeas Corpus & the Future of Guantanamo

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled in Boumediene v. Bush, that suspected terrorists and foreign fighters held by the U.S. military at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have the right to challenge their detention in federal court. Law.com blogger and co-host, J. Craig Williams, welcomes experts, Aziz Huq, Deputy Director from The Brennan Center for...

Jun 12, 2008
The Emergence of New Law Schools

A sign of the times ~ more law schools? According to the National Law Journal, law schools are on the rise with as many as ten new ones, and a majority set to open on the East Coast. That’s what Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi discuss with experts, Dean Erwin...

Jun 6, 2008
Vioxx: Reversal of Verdicts

Vioxx litigation is always upredictable. A $26 million jury verdict against Merck was overturned in Texas. Separately, an appeals court in New Jersey sharply reduced a verdict in another Vioxx case. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Tommy Fibich, partner in the firm of Fibich, Hampton & Leebron, LLP...

May 29, 2008
Books for Attorneys

Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird and John Grisham’s The Firm and The Client, all come to mind when thinking about classic books written about the law. On Lawyer2Lawyer, co-host and Law.com blogger, Bob Ambrogi, will induct two more books into that “classic” category, by exploring a classic in the legal community and an upcoming...

May 22, 2008
The California Ruling & the Gay Marriage Debate

On May 15, 2008, in a 4-3 decision, California’s Supreme Court ruled in favor of plaintiffs-comprised of gay rights group Equality California, almost two dozen gay couples and the city of San Francisco, who argued that the 2000 law banning same-sex marriage in the state was discriminatory. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and...

May 15, 2008
The Battle for Superdelegates

The democratic race for the Presidential nominee has been an exciting one—and as of this week, Senator Obama bypassed Senator Clinton in superdelegates. Law.com blogger and host, J. Craig Williams welcomes the experts, Daniel P.Tokaji, Associate Professor of Law at the Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law and the Associate Director of Election Law...

May 8, 2008
The AM Law 100

The results of the AM Law 100 are in and total revenues for the Am Law 100 firms have reached $64.5 billion! Law.com blogger and host, Bob Ambrogi talks to the experts about the AM Law 100. Bob welcomes Aric Press, Editor-in-Chief of The American Lawyer Magazine and Bruce MacEwen, a lawyer and consultant to...

May 1, 2008
Free Case Law

The legal publishing market is a nearly $5 billion business. However, some have taken case law into the public domain, calling it free case law, which allows attorneys, legal scholars, and the general public to have public access to decisions for State & Federal Courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J....

Apr 25, 2008
Religion, Polygamy & the Law

The raid of a polygamist compound in West Texas has raised some important issues of rights of children, women and family as well as religion. Host and Law.com blogger, Bob Ambrogi turns to the experts, Attorney Betsy Branch, from the firm of McCurley, Orsinger, McCurley, Nelson & Downing, LLP and lawyer and social critic, Wendy...

Apr 17, 2008
The Federal Shield Law

The Federal Shield Law is pending in Congress. Meanwhile, reporters have come under fire for protecting the privacy of their sources resulting in jail time and high fines. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they explore the shield law with the experts: Lucy Dalglish, Executive Director of the Reporters...

Apr 10, 2008
Green Firms

With global warming and environmental issues plaguing the world, the legal community is doing its part by taking charge and partaking in individual tasks within their firms to save the environment. Join Law.com blogger and co-host, Bob Ambrogi as he talks “Green Firms” with the experts: Attorney Carolyn S. Kaplan, Chief Sustainability Officer from Nixon...

Apr 4, 2008
Mortgage Fraud

The sub-prime mortgage mess, foreclosures and housing downturn. The real estate world is stagnant and the U-S is now involved in a huge housing crisis leading many to take advantage and prey on vulnerable homeowners and Mortgage fraud is one product of the fall of the housing market. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig...

Mar 27, 2008
Unmasking the Patent Troll Tracker Blogger

What are the implications of a blogger writing about someone anonymously? Last month, the burning question on everyone’s mind in the patent world was finally answered when the identity of the author of the anonymous, Patent Troll Tracker Blog, was revealed as Rick Frenkel, an IP Director and in-house patent attorney at Cisco Systems. Law.com...

Mar 20, 2008
Eliot Spitzer: Reaction from the Legal Community

Considered a hero to many in the legal community for fighting for the little guy, Eliot Spitzer, the now former Governor of NY, became tangled up in a prostitution ring that led him to resign from office. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi turn to the experts, David Frank from Massachusetts...

Mar 12, 2008
Paralegals: The Backbone of the Law Practice

The work of a paralegal is never done. Although paralegals cannot offer legal advice to clients like attorneys, they are considered the backbone of the law practice. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi as they explore the important role of a paralegal. Lawyer2Lawyer welcomes Tita A. Brewster, Current President of...

Mar 7, 2008
Me-too Evidence in Age Discrimination

Ellen Mendelsohn, a 51-year old manager for Sprint, was fired in company-wide layoffs and sued citing age discrimination. During the trial, five ex-employees claimed they had also been released because of their age or in lawyer terms “me-too evidence“. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they discuss this highly-publicized...

Feb 28, 2008
Immigrants & The Law

The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in New York issued an opinion that opened with these words: “With disturbing frequency, this Court encounters evidence of ineffective representation by attorneys retained by immigrants seeking legal status in this country.” Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, discuss this hot-button issue as they turn...

Feb 20, 2008
Obama/Clinton: The Remaining Lawyer Candidates

Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are neck-in neck in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination and their experience as lawyers is a source of debate between the two. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, also lawyers, welcome the experts on Lawyer2Lawyer: Professor Paul Finkelman, the President William McKinley...

Feb 15, 2008
LegalTechNY 2008 Recap

Want insider information on what really happened at LegalTech New York? On this Lawyer2Lawyer, Bob Ambrogi reports in with the latest in legal tech straight from the show floor. Join Bob and J. Craig Williams as they discuss the highlights from the world’s leading legal tech trade show. Plus you’ll hear interviews with many of...

Feb 6, 2008
What’s New in Legal Technology?

If you’re not at the hotspot in legal technology, LegalTech New York, then you need to check out this week’s show! Law.com blogger and host, J. Craig Williams, welcomes legal technology guru, Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of Law Technology News and host of “Law Technology Now,” to discuss what’s new in legal tech and explore the...

Feb 1, 2008
CLE Travel Programs

Having trouble getting excited about fulfilling your CLE requirements? Well that’s all changed as lawyers are now signing up for CLE travel programs taking them to different parts of the world where beautiful scenery and CLE seminars can both be found. On Lawyer2Lawyer, we look at these CLE Programs in-depth, highlighting the pros and cons...

Jan 24, 2008
Virtual Law Firms

The emergence of virtual law firms came at the dawn of the internet and in recent years, the increased popularity of virtual firms has proven that the law is in fact changing. On Lawyer2Lawyer, we will take a look at what goes on behind the scenes of a virtual law firm, the advantages and disadvantages...

Jan 21, 2008
Social Networking Sites

Social networking sites have reconnected old friends and former colleagues, created networking ties and have rekindled relationships all over the world. On Lawyer2Lawyer, we will explore privacy rights, intellectual property issues and even defamation and cyber bullying, all rising from social networking sites. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, welcome Chris...

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