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Lawyer2Lawyer Spreads Some Holiday Cheer

2009-12-17 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

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 welcome Attorney Larry Savell from the law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP, to talk about his new album, Season’s Briefings from the LawTunes. In addition, Bob & Craig invite Attorney Reid Trautz of ReidMyBlog.com fame to share his gift ideas with The 2009 Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers and Attorney Lisa Solomon, Co-Founder of The Billable Hour Company, talks about her one-of-a-kind gifts and greeting cards for legal professionals.…

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The Tiger Woods Saga

2009-12-03 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

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 T. Karcher, Director of the Center for Law and Sports at Florida Coastal School of Law, to discuss the legal issues, privacy rights, the impact on endorsement contracts and ultimately Tiger Woods' public image.…

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Thanksgiving Edition: Giving Back to Those in Need

2009-11-25 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 35s

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 Wanderers and Attorney Neal J. Philip, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Lawyers Helping Hungry Children, to talk about their organizations and helping those in need, not only during the holidays but year round.…

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The Controversial Terror Trial in New York

2009-11-19 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

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, U.S. Counsel for Reprieve and Gregory S. McNeal, a visiting assistant professor of law at Penn State’s Dickinson School of Law , to discuss this controversial federal trial in a NY civilian court, the ongoing legal work in Guantanamo and ultimately the closing of Guantanamo.…

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Craigslist Legal Scrutiny

2009-05-01 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 35s

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 of the Citizen Media Law Project, to talk about regulations on online advertising sites and what is being done to monitor illegal activity on these sites.…

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Celebrating Abraham Lincoln

2009-02-19 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 39s

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 the legacy of the first Republican president on his 200th birthday.…

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LegalTech NY 2009 Ten Tech Stars

2009-02-04 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 25s

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!…

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The Top Legal Stories and Stand-Out Attorneys of 2008

2009-01-09 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 41s

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 Journal and Steven Fromm, Editor-in-Chief of the National Law Journal, to discuss the top legal stories of 2008, standout lawyers from the year gone by and look ahead to what may be on the horizon for 2009.…

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Predictions 2009

2008-12-30 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 37s

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 the Orange County California office of Hicks, Mims, Kaplan and Burns to discuss his 2009 Predictions and you'll find out his track record!…

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The "So-Called Death" of the Billable Hour

2008-12-23 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 35s

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 welcome Attorney Stewart Weltman from the Weltman Law Firm to discuss the status of the ‘billable hour’. They talk about the shift in legal billing practices and reaction from the legal community.…

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The Controversy Surrounding Gardasil

2008-12-18 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 37s

You may have heard about the Gardasil vaccine for teenage girls, 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, who will discuss this controversy and the litigation swirling around Gardasil with experts, Attorney Tom Girardi, nationally known plaintiff lawyer from the California firm, Girardi & Keese and Erin Brockovich, (yes the real Erin Brockovich from the movie by the same name), President of Brockovich Research & Consulting. They will take a look at the side effects in some cases, Gardasil litigation and focus in on the efforts to educate young women about this controversial vaccine.…

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Diversity in the Legal Profession

2008-12-11 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 37s

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 co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Attorney Fred Alvarez, chair of the ABA Commission on Opportunities for Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession and award recipients Attorney Richard A. Soden, of counsel to the Boston office of the national law firm of Goodwin Procter LLP and Justice Dan Sosa Jr., retired Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court, to talk about diversity in the legal profession. They will discuss the progress over the years, how they have overcome barriers and made opportunities available to others and how they encourage young people to pursue law as a career.…

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The Economy's Effect on UK Law Firms

2008-12-04 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

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 of the UK law firm Fox and Jonathan Fagan, Solicitor and Managing Director of Ten Percent Legal Recruitment, also in the UK, to talk about how the present economic crisis is affecting not only law firms here, but firms in the UK. They will discuss the obstacles that UK law firms face and what needs to be done to get through these hard times.…

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Corporate Governance: In Need of Reform?

2008-11-26 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 35s

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. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi with special guests Mary Mack, Corporate Technology Counsel at Fios, Inc and Professor Nancy Rapoport, Gordon & Silver, Ltd. Professor at the William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Together they look at this important new phase of corporate governance.…

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Economic Bailout: Options & Legal Perspectives

2008-11-20 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 34s

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 Foley Hoag LLP and Attorney Lisa C. Wood, Partner and Co-Chair of Securities and Corporate Disputes Practice,at Foley Hoag LLP, to discuss the economic and legal options and consequences.…

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Public Defenders' Side of Justice

2008-11-13 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 38s

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 the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida in Miami-Dade County and David Carroll, Director of Research for the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) to take a look at the state of the public defender system. They will discuss the common issues that public defenders are struggling with, the effect on defendants and what is being done to faciliate the process and put the quality back into public representation.…

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The Business Case of the Century: Wyeth V. Levine

2008-11-07 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 36s

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 firm and Attorney James Beck from the firm Dechert LLP and blogger for Drug and Device Law Blog, to discuss this big case. They will will look at Wyeth v. Levine, discuss the power of the FDA, federal pre-emption and what the upcoming ruling means for the future of Pharmaceutical companies and the FDA.…

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Social Media, Twitter & Law Firms

2008-10-30 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 34s

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), SEO, and Social Media at Fuel Interactive and Heather M. Milligan, Director of Marketing at Barger & Wolen LLP. They will explore Twitter, discuss why some lawyers are skeptical of Web 2.0. and take a look at how networking sites can be a marketing and business tool.…

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Voter Fraud & Election Law

2008-10-23 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 34s

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. They will discuss legal issues surrounding voter’s rights, voter fraud, election litigation and what can and can't be done to recruit voters.…

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The New Federal Rule of Evidence 502

2008-10-16 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

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. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, welcome Attorney Robert D. Owen, a partner in Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., to take a look at New Federal Rule of Evidence 502 and see how this new rule will affect litigation and litigation costs as well as clients.…

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Lawyer2Lawyer Celebrates 3rd Anniversary!

2008-10-02 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 37s

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 inspired, educated and even made us laugh. Bob & Craig welcome back Professor Eugene Volokh, professor at the UCLA School of Law and blogger for the Volokh Conspiracy and Attorney/musician Larry Savell of Chadbourne & Parke to discuss his new album, "The Lawtunes: Live At Blackacre" and introduce a new theme song made especially for Lawyer2Lawyer! And extra thanks to YOU, our audience, for making Lawyer2Lawyer one of the top legal podcasts in the legal community!…

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The Aftermath of Hurricane Ike

2008-09-24 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 34s

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, to get their personal accounts of Hurricane Ike. On Lawyer2Lawyer, you'll hear how it has affected law firms and look at what firms are doing to assist their employees, their clients and those in need. * If you would like to help those affected by Hurricane Ike, you can donate here at the Gulf Coast Ike Relief Fund.…

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The Legal Side of the Lehman Brothers Collapse

2008-09-18 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

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 Boone, LLP and Attorney Victor Bass, Partner at the firm, Burns & Levinson LLP, about how lawyers will unravel the company’s assets, what will happen to stockholders and customers along with the impact of all that on the economy. Hear their take on the legal options and strategies being used in this unprecedented case.…

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Check Scam Targeting Law Firms

2008-09-09 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 40s

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 in Philadelphia to talk about the details of the scam, how they were targeted, how one lawyer was victimized and one narrowly escaped - this is a story you can't afford to miss!…

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Federal Copyright Law & Guns n' Roses' Chinese Democracy

2008-09-05 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 37s

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 legal topic with Attorney Lisa Borodkin, an entertainment attorney in private practice in Los Angeles and Attorney Philip Daniels an associate in the Entertainment, Media and Communications Practice Group at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. Hear about the legal issues in this case, the new federal copyright law and what the future looks like for Cogill.…

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MBTA v. Anderson

2008-08-28 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 36s

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, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they discuss this case with Tuna Chaterjee, a fellow at the Berkman Center and a Staff Attorney with the Citizen Media Law Project and Attorney Marc Randazza, First Amendment attorney with the law firm of Weston, Garrou, Walters & Mooney. They we will take a look at the legal issues involved in MBTA vs. Anderson, the rights of these students, the lawsuit filed, First Amendment issues, security issues and what the future holds for these students.…

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Recruiting at Law Firms: A Recruiter and a Law Student's Perspective

2008-08-25 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 38s

It’s about that time of year again when the law students are heading back to school and thinking ahead to what they want in a law firm once they graduate. Law.com blogger and co-host, J. Craig Williams turns to both a recruiter and two law students to get two different perspectives. Craig welcomes Partner and Chair of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton’s Recruiting Committee, David Leinwand, Matthew Donnelly, third year law student from the University of Iowa College of Law and Roger Smerage third year law student at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, to discuss recruiting at a large firm, what firms are doing to set themselves apart from the competition of other law firms, the interview process, what firms are looking for in a future associate, what students are looking for in a firm and how they are preparing for the competition of other law students.…

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Summer Associates

2008-08-07 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 34s

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, partner and co-chair of the recruiting committee at McDermott, Will & Emery in Chicago along with two young Associates now working at big firms, Claudine Coumbres at White & Case, LLP in New York and Michel Ayer at Quarles & Brady, LLP in Phoenix. Listen to their first hand experiences and opinions.…

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Privacy and Piracy: Viacom v. YouTube

2008-07-24 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 38s

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 Kevin A. Thompson from the firm Davis McGrath LLC, and Lauren Gelman, Executive Director of Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society to discuss this case. They will discuss the legal issues, privacy rights, piracy issues and what this case means for the users, the source of business for these companies.…

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Jonathan Zittrain and the Future of the Internet

2008-07-16 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

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 the Internet - And How to Stop It. Bob and John will also talk about the 10th anniversary of the Berkman Center and Jonathan’s concerns and thoughts on the future of the internet.…

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Supreme Court Rulings Wrap-Up '08

2008-07-03 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

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 firm Howe & Russell, PC. and contributor to the SCOTUS Blog. They will discuss these wrap-up rulings, get reactions to the rulings and look at what the Supreme Court will look like at the same time next year when we are under the rule of a new President.…

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The Demise of Bear Stearns

2008-06-30 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

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 chair of its White Collar Crime & Government Investigations Practice, to discuss the details of this criminal case. They will explore the Bear Stearns scandal, look into the criminal charges against the ex-managers, the state of the mortgage market, the evidence in their email correspondence, tackle the topic of white-collar crime and look at what criminally can happen to these once successful fund managers.…

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

2008-06-19 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 34s

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 Justice at NYU School of Law and Attorney Edward Lazarus, partner at the firm, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and author of Closed Chambers: The Rise, Fall, and Future of the Modern Supreme Court to explore this significant ruling. They will discuss habeas corpus rights of Guantanamo detainees and others, the effect on the war on terrorism and what this means for detainees.…

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The Emergence of New Law Schools

2008-06-12 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

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 Chemerinsky, founding dean of the Donald Bren School of Law at UC Irvine and Dean Thomas F. Guernsey, President and Dean, Albany Law School. They explore traditional vs. new age law schools, what these new law schools have to offer, the ABA accreditation process and take a look at the reality after law school for students.…

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Vioxx: Reversal of Verdicts

2008-06-06 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

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 out of Houston, Texas and Brenda Sapino Jeffreys, reporter from Texas Lawyer, to explore the reversal of these verdicts. Join us to hear a plaintiff attorney and news reporter’s perspective and see what the future holds for the verdicts of those affected by Vioxx.…

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Books for Attorneys

2008-05-29 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 34s

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 book that is bound to be an instant classic. Bob talks books with Mark Herrmann, partner resident in the Chicago office of the international law firm, Jones Day and the author of The Curmudgeon's Guide to Practicing Law and turns to his co-host, J. Craig Williams, author of How to Get Sued©, to discuss his new release. They will discuss how they got involved in writing, how their experience as attorneys served as a source for their books, the inspiration that led them to write and feedback they have received from their peers in the legal community.…

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The California Ruling & the Gay Marriage Debate

2008-05-22 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

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 Bob Ambrogi welcome Tara Borelli, Staff Attorney in the Western Regional Office of Lambda Legal and Brian S. Brown, Executive Director of the National Organization for Marriage to discuss this ruling. In this show, we will get specifics on the ruling, reaction from opponents, legal issues behind same-sex marriage and explore this controversial debate on gay marriage.…

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The Battle for Superdelegates

2008-05-15 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 37s

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 @ Moritz and Lanny J. Davis, partner and member of the Litigation Group at the global law firm, Orrick and special CNN political analyst, as they look at the legal issues behind the superdelagates. They will discuss the superdelegate quandary, explore election law, the Michigan/Florida issue and take a look ahead at what this fight to the finish means for the Democratic party.…

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The Am Law 100

2008-05-08 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 35s

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 law firms on strategic and economic issues and blogger for “Adam Smith, Esq.” On this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, we will look at the AM Law 100, what goes into the research, discuss the final results, go back ten years to see how firms Revenue Per Lawyer has changed and look ahead to what the future looks like for law firms.…

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Free Case Law

2008-05-01 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 37s

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. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, discuss this hot topic with the experts: Professor Thomas F. Bruce, Director of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School, Carl Malamud, founder of Public.Resource.org and Andy Martens, Senior Vice President of New Product Development, from Thomson West. Bob, Craig and guests will explore the controversy over whose public records are they?…

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Religion, Polygamy and the Law

2008-04-25 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 37s

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 blogger, Bob Ambrogi turns to the experts, Attorney Betsy Branch, from the firm of McCurley, Orsinger, McCurley, Nelson and Downing, LLP and lawyer and social critic, Wendy Kaminer, blogger on civil liberties at thefreeforall.net, to discuss the aftermath of the raid of the FLDS compound. Bob, Betsy and Wendy will explore DNA testing, civil liberties, the question of child abuse vs. religion, a sect’s legal rights and the fate of the children.…

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The Federal Shield Law

2008-04-17 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 40s

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 Committee for Freedom of the Press, Geoffrey R. Stone, the Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Chicago Law School and Attorney Joel Kurtzberg, partner at the firm, Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP. They will discuss the federal shield law pending in Congress, high profile cases involving reporters, states’ efforts to enact their own shield laws, punishment given to those who protect their sources and the rights of journalists.…

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Green Firms

2008-04-10 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

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 Peabody LLP and Attorney Daniel Eisenberg, the Public Service Vice Chair for the ABA Section on Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER) Air Quality Committee. In this show, we will talk about the emergence of green firms worldwide, how firms can get involved, what going green can do for your firm and what employees within a firm need to do on a daily basis in order to stay green.…

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Mortgage Fraud

2008-04-04 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

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 Williams and Bob Ambrogi, as they turn to the experts, real estate insider, Richard Hagar and Attorney Melissa Huelsman, to discuss the ins and out of the real estate crisis and mortage fraud. They will highlight the Operation Homewrecker case, the rise in mortgage fraud and how to protect yourself from mortgage fraud and rise above the present real estate crisis.…

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Unmasking the Patent Troll Tracker Blogger

2008-03-27 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 37s

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 blogger and co-host, J. Craig Williams, gets two different perspectives from the experts. In the first segment, Craig welcomes Attorney Raymond Niro Sr., the attorney who was once a target of Frenkel’s blog. In our second segment, Craig speaks with the popular patent blogger, Dennis Crouch from Patently-O, to get his perspective on the Troll Tracker and the dangers of blogging anonymously.…

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Eliot Spitzer: Reaction from the Legal Community

2008-03-20 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 31s

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 Lawyers Weekly, Attorney Harvey Silverglate, criminal defense and civil liberties lawyer and Dan Slater, lead writer for The Wall Street Journal's Law Blog, to discuss the rise and fall of Eliot Spitzer. Bob and Craig will discuss this scandal, take a look at Spitzer’s work as Attorney General, explore the potential criminal charges that he faces and get reaction from the legal community.…

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Paralegals: The Backbone of the Law Practice

2008-03-12 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

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 the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) and Chere Estrin, CEO of Estrin LegalEd, to discuss a paralegal’s importance to a firm, the hurdles paralegals face, the Richlin Security Service Co v. Chertoff case and the growth of this legal profession.…

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Me-too Evidence in Age Discrimination

2008-03-07 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 34s

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 case with the experts: Attorney Michael Ketchmark, from Davis Ketchmark & McCreight, Attorney Jeannie DeVeney from Spencer Fane Britt & Browne LLP and Attorney George Lenard, from Harris, Dowell, Fisher & Harris, L.C. They discuss the case and the unanimous decision handed down by the Supreme Court.…

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Immigrants & The Law

2008-02-28 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 31s

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 to the experts: Attorney Lisa D. Ramirez, immigration lawyer from the Law Office of Lisa D. Ramirez, Attorney Nora Privitera, Special Projects Attorney for The Immigrant Legal Resource Center and Attorney Eleanor Newhoff, part time attorney for Greater Boston Legal Services. They will question the quality of legal representation of immigrants, why so many are receiving sub par legal assistance and what lawyers are doing to provide their clients with the best possible representation.…

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Obama/Clinton: The Remaining Lawyer Candidates

2008-02-20 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 34s

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 Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy at Albany Law School and Robert J. Spitzer, Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science at SUNY Cortland, to discuss lawyers as presidential candidates and presidents. Bob & Craig will also take a look at Obama/Clinton’s actual experience as attorneys.…

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LegalTech Recap

2008-02-15 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 39s

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 the key players in legal technology!…

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What's New in Legal Technology?

2008-02-06 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 34s

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 ins and outs of the world’s leading legal technology trade show! Host Bob Ambrogi will also give you a preview of his upcoming special report featuring interviews with the experts, straight from the floor of LegalTech!…

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CLE Travel Programs

2008-02-01 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 34s

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 of the trips, the physicality of taking the attorney out of the office or offline, and give you a first-hand account of the various destinations offered. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi call on the experts: Attorney Jamie Duarte, from Duarte & Associates and Maryann McCool, Director of CLE Abroad, to discuss this fun alternative.…

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Virtual Law Firms

2008-01-24 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 37s

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 of virtual law, and why many lawyers are trading in the traditional firm for a virtual one. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi call on the experts: Larry Bodine, business development consultant, Attorney Wyatt Durrette, from the XDL Group and Mark Harris, CEO of Axiom Legal, to discuss the “future of law”.…

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Social Networking Sites

2008-01-21 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 34s

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 Carfi, co-founder of Cerado, Eric Goldman, Director of the High Tech Law Institute at Santa Clara University School of Law and Kara Swisher, co-executive editor of All Things Digital, to discuss the popularity of these sites and the legal issues surrounding the online world of social networking.…

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Two Good Books for Lawyers

2008-01-14 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

Many lawyers out there are writing books to benefit their peers in the law, whether it is through giving advice or educating by writing about the history of law. On Lawyer2Lawyer, we will feature two attorneys who have recently written books that will appeal to attorneys worldwide. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, welcome returning guest, Attorney Carolyn Elefant, to talk about her new book, Solo by Choice: How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be. Also on the program is Attorney Alan Dershowitz, to discuss his new book entitled, Finding Jefferson: A Lost Letter, a Remarkable Discovery, and the First Amendment in an Age of Terrorism.…

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Predictions for 2008

2008-01-07 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 36s

2007- What a year it was! Now, what’s in store for 2008? Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, welcome returning guest, Stephen L. Kaplan, part-time seer and full-time partner in the Orange County California office of Hicks, Mims, Kaplan and Burns, as they present, “The 3rd Annual Predictions Show.” Bob & Craig will take a look back on the year that was and make their predictions for the year ahead, highlighting such topics as, the decline of housing prices, the fate of Tom Delay, the big legal story of 2008 and their choice for the next President of the USA!…

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Holiday Show-Helping Our Veterans

2007-12-21 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 39s

On this special Holiday edition of Lawyer2Lawyer, Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, will profile the work of those who help others not only during the holiday season, but year-round. Bob and Craig welcome Nicholas Henry, two-time Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran and co –founder and administrative director from the John Marshall Law School Veterans Legal Support Center and Clinic and Veterans' advocate, Attorney Gordon P. Erspamer, from the law firm of Morrison & Foerster, to talk about their efforts to legally help wounded war veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Please go to the Veterans Legal Support Center or Swords to Plowshares to donate your time or funds to our Veterans. Happy Holidays!…

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Blackwater

2007-12-17 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

Blackwater Worldwide is the largest private security firm protecting U.S. diplomats in Iraq and they face a number of allegations including the shooting deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians. Join Law.com blogger J. Craig Williams as he takes a closer look along with the experts: Professor Jordan Paust, law professor from the University of Houston Law Center and Professor Paul R. Verkuil, Professor of Law at Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University. On Lawyer2Lawyer, we will discuss the investigation of Blackwater, the legal issues, the effect the use of private contractors is having on the US, and what the future holds for Blackwater and contractors like them.…

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Faith & the Law

2007-12-06 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 34s

From Presidential hopefuls trying to “out-faith” each other on the campaign trail to law schools spreading their faith in the classroom, faith is all around us. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, call on the experts, Dean Jeffrey A. Brauch, from the Regent University School of Law and Rob Boston, assistant director of communications, for Americans United for Separation of Church and State, to tackle this hot topic. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we will discuss faith and the law, how some are using faith to educate law students, separation of church and state and how faith is coming to the forefront of the race for the Presidency and affecting present day policy issues. Closing the show, we will speak to Monica Bay about her new role as host of the new Legal Talk Network podcast, Law Technology Now.…

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The Daniel Tavares Case: Legal and Political Deja Vu

2007-12-03 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 41s

Join Attorneys J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, co-hosts and and Law.com bloggers for legal analysis on the Tavares case, and the effect this case may have on Mitt Romney’s run for the Presidency. Was the Massachusetts judge who released Daniel Tavares from prison within bounds? Lawyer 2 Lawyer welcomes Attorney and WBZ News reporter Dan Rea, also host of WBZ Radio's NightSide with Dan Rea and David Frank, Attorney and reporter from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.…

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The Vioxx Settlement

2007-11-20 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 34s

Just last week, Merck & Co. decided to settle tens of thousands of claims for $4.85 billion from patients who took the powerful painkiller Vioxx. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, as they talk to the experts and take us inside the Vioxx settlement. Lawyer2Lawyer welcomes Attorney Thomas V. Girardi from the law firm of Girardi & Keese and Attorney Leigh O’Dell, member of the Vioxx Litigation Team for the law firm Beasley Allen, as they discuss the Vioxx Settlement, Merck’s strategy, reaction to the settlement and the future of Merck and the drug industry. Don’t miss it.…

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Downloading Music Illegally and the Role of the RIAA

2007-11-16 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 40s

From musicians speaking out about the effect illegal downloading is having on the industry, to college students being sued, the issue of illegal music downloading is all around us. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, as they turn to the experts: Attorney Richard L. Gabriel, from the firm, Holme Roberts & Owen LLP and lead national counsel for the Recording Industry Association of America and Attorney Fred von Lohmann, senior staff attorney specializing in intellectual property issues with the Electronic Frontier Foundation. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we will discuss the ethics behind dowloading music illegally, copyright law, the lawsuits brought by the RIAA, the fate of the music industry and alternatives to illegally downloading music.…

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The Early Release of William Flynn

2007-11-07 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

William Flynn, the teenage lover who murdered Pamela Smart's husband in 1990 is asking a judge to reduce his prison sentence 11 years before he is set to become eligible for parole in 2018. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, as they talk to the experts, Attorney Marsha Kazarosian and Attorney Allan H. Stokke, to discuss the potential early release of William Flynn. On Lawyer2 Lawyer, we will also discuss how the request is filed and the criteria, the pros and cons in this particular case, and Flynn’s juvenile status at the time of the murder vs. the expectation that “he should pay for what he did”. Join us!…

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The Southern California Fires

2007-10-31 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 35s

The California wildfires ripped through parts of Southern California last week destroying anything in their path and leaving many homeless. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, as they get first-hand accounts from three San Diego Lawyers affected by the fires: Attorney Mark C. Zebrowski and Katherine L. Parker both from Morrison & Foerster LLP and Attorney Dan Hull, from Hull McGuire PC. On Lawyer2Lawyer, we will take a look at Morrison & Foerester’s, “Helping Handbook”, which provides legal information for victims of the fires, discuss how law firms are coping with this disaster, the legal issues surrounding the fires, and take a look ahead at what is next for firms affected by the fires and how they are dealing with the aftermath of the fires legally.…

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Both Sides of a Federal Investigation

2007-10-23 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 34s

If a firm or company finds itself being investigated by the government what should it do? How does it prepare if one day the feds come knocking? Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi turn to Roscoe C. Howard, Jr., who has been on both sides of federal investigations as a Washington-based partner with Troutman Sanders LLP and a former federal prosecutor. Attorney Howard will offer his advice to those who find themselves knee-deep in trouble and prepare those who work within the walls of a company or firm by discussing compliance programs, working with investigators and the importance of a right to counsel. Don’t miss out!…

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2 Year Anniversary with Dean Chemerinsky and Chancellor Drake

2007-10-10 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 46s

It is official! This is the 2 year Anniversary Show of Lawyer 2 Lawyer! The past two years have been action-packed, covering a wide range of topics from controversial Supreme Court rulings and the effects of Global Warming to the power of E-discovery and the popularity of International Law. To help celebrate this momentous occasion, Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, invite Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Chancellor Michael V. Drake to talk about what’s new at UC Irvine and a look ahead to a new Dean and a new Law School. Don’t miss this!…

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The Magic Circle

2007-10-03 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 31s

The latest Global 100 report shows the top U.K. firms growing, with a surge in profitability and it is creating quite a stir here in the States. The Magic Circle quintet—5 elite law firms are looking at world domination when it comes to global business and law. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we will discuss the power of the Magic Circle, the competition between US and UK firms and other corners of the globe and take a look ahead at what the future holds for business and law in the UK. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi turn to Richard Lloyd, The American Lawyer Magazine’s, Chief European Correspondent, who recently wrote an article on this topic entitled, Magic Circle Firms Have the Magic Touch. Don’t miss it!…

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Legal Ethics and Marketing Behind Lawyer Ranking Sites

2007-10-01 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 43s

Many questions remain when it comes to lawyer ranking websites: What are the legal ethics issues? Are they credible? Does money play a part in upping a lawyer’s rank? Is it simply a popularity contest amongst peers? On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we will discuss the legal ethics and marketing that surround law ranking websites and what these sites are doing in a quest to build a credible ranking system for attorneys. Law.com blogger and host, Robert Ambrogi turns to the experts to give their vantage point: Katrina Dewey, the founder of Lawdragon, Mark Beese, Chief Marketing Officer for Holland & Hart and Legal Marketing Association Board Member and Ben Cowgill, lawyer, writer and teacher in the field of legal ethics. Don’t miss this riveting discussion.…

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China's Toy Recall

2007-09-20 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 37s

The term, “Made in China” has come under a lot of scrutiny as of late. The latest worldwide toy recall has created huge image problems for Chinese-manufactured goods. Today on Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we will discuss the toy recall, the effect of the recall on the global economy and the fate of global outsourcing. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi welcome Professor Peter Dean, from Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design and a former US toy industry executive and Arthur Kroeber, managing director and head of research at Dragonomics out of Beijing, to discuss this hot topic.…

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Lawyers Without Borders and Human Rights

2007-09-12 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 36s

There are many attorneys out there who are giving back to their communities, whether it is through pro bono work locally or internationally or donating their time and money to help those in need through their humanitarian efforts. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we will discuss how attorneys are helping others overseas and will be concentrating on those involved in Human Rights. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi welcome Christina M. Storm, Founder and Director of Lawyers Without Borders, Inc. and Attorney Jerry Shestack, trial attorney and world leader in the international human rights movement, to discuss the power of helping others internationally through the law.…

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Age Discrimination in the Legal Profession

2007-09-06 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 34s

Many senior attorneys or “gray” lawyers are often forced into retirement by their firms or left jobless facing big decisions with their futures in the law. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer we will discuss age discrimination in the legal profession. Are older lawyers being pushed out? What alternatives are there for senior lawyers? What is being done to assist these attorneys? Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, welcome Jean Berman, Executive Director of the International Senior Lawyers Project and Kate Madigan, President of the NY State Bar Association, to discuss this growing issue in the legal profession.…

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Baseball Law

2007-08-23 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 38s

Steroids scandals, homerun balls, suing for slander—Baseball has become a hotbed of legal activity. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, will discuss what is new in Baseball Law, the reputation of Major League Baseball and preferential treatment of baseball players. Lawyer 2 Lawyer welcomes two of the world's leading experts on baseball and the law, Professor Paul Finkelman, from Albany Law School in Albany, N.Y., and Professor Howard Wasserman, Visiting Associate Professor of Law at St. Louis University School of Law and Associate Professor of Law at the Florida International University School of Law, who is also a contributor to “Sports Law Blog.”…

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Big Dig Indictment

2007-08-15 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 35s

A company indicted for involuntary manslaughter? It raises interesting, timely legal questions involving the company that provided the epoxy blamed in the fatal Big Dig tunnel collapse in Boston killing a woman in a car. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, Law.com blogger and host, J. Craig Williams welcomes David Frank, News Reporter from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly and Attorney Bradley M. Henry, partner in the Boston law firm of Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C. and the "Plaintiffs' Liaison Counsel" on behalf of the children of the victim in this case, Milena DelValle, to discuss the reaction to this indictment, charging Powers Fasteners with one count of involuntary manslaughter, the cap on criminal penalties for corporations and what the future holds for the other companies who could potentially be charged for this tragedy.…

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Legal Funding

2007-08-08 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 39s

Legal funding barely existed just a few short years ago and now is perhaps the fastest emerging financial trend in the legal business community. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, will explore what’s new in the industry of legal funding, talk to a plaintiff attorney about what goes into a case with the assistance of legal funding and discuss the ethics and the statues/regulations that apply to legal funding. Lawyer 2 Lawyer welcomes Gary Chodes, founder and CEO of Oasis Legal Finance, Robert Hawley, Deputy Executive Director of the State Bar of California and Ron Kramer, Plaintiff Attorney out of Utah, to tell us a little more about the Legal Funding Industry. Join us!…

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Climate Change Issues

2007-08-02 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 35s

The environment has taken center stage in the media, politics, throughout our households and how we live. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we will discuss recent legislation developments, the presence of global warming awareness and the operation of carbon credit trading dynamics. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, welcome David J. Hayes, the Global Chair of the Environment, Land & Resources Department at Latham & Watkins and Michael J. Walsh, Executive Vice President of Chicago Climate Exchange. Don’t miss out on these important issues!…

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You Tube and the Law

2007-07-26 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 37s

YouTube has played a huge part in getting a message out. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we will look at the vitality of YouTube as a business and marketing tool . We'll see how law firms are dealing with the popularity of this technology and using it to one-up the competition. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, welcome Neil Squillante, the publisher of TechnoLawyer, Kevin O’Keefe, the President and founder of LexBlog and Kelly Y. Chang, founder of Law Offices of Kelly Chang and a YouTube user, to discuss this hot topic. Don’t miss out on this program!…

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Lawyer Depression

2007-07-19 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 36s

Depression among attorneys is becoming a serious problem in a high stress profession. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we focus on the topic of lawyers and their personal battles outside the court room, specifically in the area of mental health and substance abuse with some first hand accounts. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi turn to the experts, Attorney Dan Lukasik of the firm Cantor, Lukasik, Dolce & Panepinto in Buffalo, New York and founder of Lawyers with Depression and Ellen Murphy, Executive Director of the non-profit website, Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers. Please listen to this important show!…

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AVVO's Reaction

2007-07-11 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 40s

Avvo executives speak out on this week's Lawyer2Lawyer with co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi. Hear Avvo CEO and President, Mark Britton and VP of Products & Marketing, Paul Bloom with their reactions to our previous podcast about Avvo, the newest lawyer rating service against which a class action suit has been filed due to dissatisfaction with the service. Listen to their point of view, how they are dealing with feedback and what steps they're taking to improve Avvo. Check it out!…

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This Week's Supreme Court Rulings and Wrap-up

2007-06-28 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 36s

A big week for the U.S. Supreme Court with five rulings involving free speech, religion and campaign finance. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we discuss them and look ahead to upcoming SUPCO action. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi with the experts: Tony Mauro, Supreme Court correspondent for Legal Times, American Lawyer Media, and Law.com and Amy Howe, Partner at Howe & Russell P.C in Washington D.C. and regular contributor to and editor of SCOTUSblog. Don’t miss it!…

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Pet Food Contamination, Property Damage and Product Liability

2007-06-21 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

On March 16, 2007, Ontario-based Menu Foods recalled more than 60 million cans and pouches of pet food that it marketed under a variety of brand names. Many pets across the States became ill or even died. Join Law.com blogggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they discuss the pet food recall, the lawsuits and class actions filed against the distributor, product liability and property damage and the significance of pets in our society. Lawyer 2 Lawyer welcomes Attorney Jay Edelson, partner at the firm Blim & Edelson LLC out of Chicago, who filed one of the first class actions involving the contaminated pet food crisis and Attorney Bruce Wagman, partner with the firm Schiff Hardin LLP in San Francisco and Chief Outside Litigation Counsel of the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Don’t miss it!…

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Avvo Class Action

2007-06-18 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 36s

The online numerical ranking system of lawyers, Avvo, launched last week with mixed reviews. Many attorneys complained about Avvo's information and some even called it a popularity contest. Two Seattle attorneys have filed a class action lawsuit against Avvo. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we discuss thoughts about the product, the class action suit, competition among lawyers and the future of Avvo. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi welcome our guests: Attorney John Henry Browne, criminal defense attorney at the Law offices of John Henry Browne out of Seattle and one of the attorneys filing the class action lawsuit, Carolyn Elefant, founder and principal attorney in the Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant and blogger for MyShingle.com and Law.com's Legal Blog Watch and Denise Howell, appellate, intellectual property, and technology lawyer and blogger for Bag and Baggage. Don't miss it!…

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Legal Liability and the TB Scare

2007-06-06 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 37s

A 31-year-old personal injury lawyer out of Atlanta, Andrew Speaker, stirred up an international public health emergency when he traveled to Europe after being diagnosed with a drug resistant form of tuberculosis. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we will talk about the legal liability of this specific case. What can happen to Andrew Speaker legally? Can he be disbarred? As a lawyer, should he have known better? We will also discuss the doctors’ liability. Did they give him permission to fly? Are they at fault? Join Law.com blogger and host J. Craig Williams as he gets insight from our guests: Professor Stephen Bainbridge, William D. Warren Professor of Law at UCLA and Dr. Robert Klitzman, co-founder of the Columbia University Center for Bioethics and an associate professor of clinical psychiatry at the university’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. Please join us!…

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Cultural Differences Between Legal Systems

2007-06-04 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 42s

Today on Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we will talk to three attorneys to discuss their trip and ask them about the development of the legal system in China, what they learned and what they are bringing back to our legal system here in the States. We will also speak to another attorney who will give us his outlook on his experience as a lawyer in Hong Kong. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi welcome Nicholas Connon, from the firm Connon Wood Scheidemantle LLP, Malcolm S. McNeil, partner in the Los Angeles office of the Hawaii based law firm, Carlsmith Ball, Neville Asherson, Senior Partner in the law firm Asherson, Klein & Darbinian and Roderick Miller, lead partner in the law firm of Miller Peart which is based in Hong Kong. Don’t miss it!…

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Celebrity Criminal Cases

2007-05-23 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 31s

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we are going to discuss “Celebrity Criminal Cases.” Why is the public so fascinated with seeing our stars in trouble? Is there special treatment when it comes to celebrities faced with legal problems or is it just the opposite. Does media coverage help or hurt a case or the image of the celebrity client? Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi as they get the scoop from the experts. Lawyer 2 Lawyer welcomes Attorney Tom Mesereau, a partner with the firm of Mesereau & Yu, LLP in Los Angeles, and Attorney Jennifer Keller, a criminal defense attorney in Southern California, to discuss this hot topic! Don’t miss it!…

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Lawyer Advertising

2007-05-16 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 36s

This month, verbal chaos ensued when the all-female law firm, Fetman, Garland & Associates, put up a racy 20 ft billboard in a trendy Chicago neighborhood, reading "Life is Short. Get a Divorce." Today on Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we are going to discuss this controversial ad and question whether the firm went too far. We will also discuss the fallout and the advertising campaigns effect on the validity of attorneys. Join host and Law.com blogger, J. Craig Williams as he discusses this hot topic with the experts: Larry Bodine, a business development advisor who helps law firms, Tim O’Brien, President/CEO of The Personal Branding Group, Inc. and Jeffery Leving, national litigator and consultant from the Law Offices of Jeffery M. Leving, Ltd. in Chicago. Don’t miss it!…

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Legal Wikis

2007-05-10 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 34s

On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we will explore the world of“Legal Wikis.” Are they helping or hurting the law? What does the future hold for Wikis? Are we reshaping years and years of facts through the click of a button? Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they hear from the experts: Martin Farley, an Intellectual Property Law librarian at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London, Tom Mighell, Senior Counsel and Litigation Technology Support Coordinator at Cowles & Thompson in Dallas and Daniel N. Lewis, entrepreneur and Vice President of Business Development and General Counsel of Wikia, Inc. Don’t miss this show!…

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Patent Law and the Supreme Court

2007-05-02 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 31s

Two important Supreme Court rulings in patent cases this week KSR International Vs. Teleflex Inc., and Microsoft vs. AT&T. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we discuss the decisions and talk to the experts about what this holds for the future of patent law. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome guests, Matthew I. Kreeger , a litigator in the San Francisco office of Morrison & Foerster, J. Matthew Buchanan from the firm, Dunlop, Codding and Rogers P.C in Oklahoma and Professor Joshua D. Sarnoff, Assistant Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Law Clinic, to discuss the Supreme Court's decisions on these patent law cases. Don't miss it!…

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Legal Liability & Virginia Tech

2007-04-30 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 40s

On April 16, 2007, the tragedy at Virginia Tech rattled the world. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we will turn to the experts and discuss the issue of legal liability and the Virginia Tech shootings. Should University officials have done more to prevent the gunman? Does a recent Virginia Law prevent Universities from throwing out a student with suicidal tendencies? Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams as they get insight from our guests, Professor Anthony Sebok, Centennial Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research at the Brooklyn School of Law and Attorney Robert B. Smith from the firm Nelson, Kinder, Mosseau, & Saturley. Don’t miss it!…

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Past & Future: Lawyer-Presidents

2007-04-18 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 35s

More than half of the 43 US Presidents have been lawyers! On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we look back throughout history and reflect on the lawyers who used their legal background as a springboard to reach our Nation's highest office, and compare the backgrounds of the current list of lawyer candidates like Clinton, Edwards and Obama. Law.com blogger and host, J. Craig Williams turns to the experts, Dr. Barbara Perry, Carter Glass Professor of Government and Executive Director, at the Center for Civic Renewal at Sweet Briar College in Virginia, Professor Kinvin Wroth, Professor of Law at Vermont Law School and Professor David H. Bennett, Meredith Professor of History at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, to talk lawyer-presidents. Don’t miss it!…

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Legal Issues & the Imus Controversy

2007-04-13 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 39s

On his April 4th show, Don Imus, controversial radio host, went on the air and made derogatory remarks about the Rutgers’ women’s basketball team that caused a groundswell of controversy. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we will ask our experts what the legal issues are in this controversy. Are there legal issues or are there social issues that are being debated? Law.com blogger and host Bob Ambrogi turn to our guests Eileen O'Connor, counsel at Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe in Washington, D.C. and 24-year veteran broadcast journalist, Attorney Norman A. Pattis, criminal defense attorney and writer for the blog, Crime & Federalism, and Attorney Sandra S.Baron, Esq., Executive Director for the Media Law Resource Center to discuss the Imus controversy. Don’t miss this discussion!…

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InternetBar.org

2007-04-09 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 31s

Some lawyers can be “set in their ways” or “old-fashioned” when it comes to technology. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we will take a look inside InternetBar.org and the InternetBar.org Institute and discuss how an online bar aims to shape the future of law worldwide. Law.com blogger and host Bob Ambrogi welcomes board members from InternetBar.org, Jeffrey M. Aresty, Esq., a Boston lawyer and President of InternetBar.org., Amelia “Mel” Rea Maguire, partner in the law firm of Amelia Rea Maguire, P.A and Kenneth J. Vacovec, the founding partner of the firm, Vacovec, Mayotte & Singer. Tune in!…

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The Misconceptions of E-Discovery

2007-03-29 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

Today, e-discovery has become vital to attorneys and to their law businesses, however, some misconceptions exist such as Microsoft Vista’s effect on e-discovery. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, Bob Ambrogi talks with the experts, Stephen D. Whetstone, Esq., VP of Client Development & Strategy for Stratify and Attorney Craig Ball, trial attorney and computer forensics examiner, to weigh in on the misconceptions of e-discovery and what the future holds for e-discovery. Co-host and attorney Craig Williams will be back on the next Lawyer 2 Lawyer show!…

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The 2007 ABA Tech Show

2007-03-22 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

Today on Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we will be giving a preview of what’s new in the world of tech by taking you to the 2007 ABA Tech Show, taking place this week, at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. We will be discussing the latest in tech gadgets, the education and training sessions offered at the ABA Tech Show and looking ahead to technology and how law firms are dealing with the ever-changing tech world. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts J. Craig Willams and Bob Ambrogi welcome the tech experts: Adriana Linares, legal technology trainer for LawTech Partners and blogger for I ♥ Tech and Dan Pinnington, Director of practicePRO and Chair of the 2007 ABA TechShow. Check it out!…

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International Constitutional Law & Counter-terrorism

2007-03-14 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 35s

With the invasion of Iraq and the adoption of a new constitution in Iraq, we have stepped into the arena of International Constitutional Law.In a post 9/11 world, we have also been introduced to the importance of Counter-terrorism. Today on Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we will explore International Constitutional Law, the countries involved, the many aspects, what the future holds for international countries and the importance of legal education. We will also take a look inside the world of counter-terrorism and the efforts taken by many to educate and secure the world. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi get insight from two very interesting guests: Professor Amos N. Guiora professor of law at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and director of the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy and Dean Tom Zwart International Dean and LLM-Director at the Utrecht School of Law in the Netherlands. Don’t miss this show!…

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Bench & the Bar

2007-03-07 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 30s

In the world of law, Judges and attorneys have been working side by side throughout history. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we will turn to our expert judges to discover what they look for in an attorney and what they expect. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Judge William W. Bedsworth, an Associate Justice for the California Fourth District Court of Appeal, Honorable William Dressel, President of the National Judicial College in Nevada and Judge Steve Leben, President of the American Judges Association, to discuss their view from behind the bench. the bench.…

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Marriage & Divorce Law

2007-02-28 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 35s

The idea of marriage and divorce is not what it was years ago for many people. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we look at divorce law today and explore the world of marriage and how it has changed over the years. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi welcome experts, Attorney Sherri Donovan, owner of the law firm, Sherri Donovan & Associates, P.C. and author of the published book, "Hit Him Where It Hurts-The Take No Prisoners Guide To Divorce" and Attorney Daniel E. Clement, principal in the Law Offices of Daniel E. Clement, and writer of the blog entitled, “New York Divorce Report, New York’s Family and Law Blog.” Don’t miss it!…

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The Supreme Court & Phillip Morris

2007-02-23 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 36s

In the recent case, Philip Morris USA v. Williams, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the corporate giant in a punitive damage suit. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, we will discuss the power of the tobacco industry and big business, the Supreme Court justices and this controversial ruling. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi turn to the experts, Michael Gerhardt, professor of law at UNC School of Law, J. David Prince, professor of law at the William Mitchell College of Law and Mark Gottlieb, Executive Director of the Public Health Advocacy Institute at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, to discuss this ruling. Don’t miss it!…

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The Libby Trial & Freedom of Speech

2007-02-15 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 35s

The First Amendment and freedom of the press are front and center in the “Scooter” Libby Trial. On Lawyer2Lawyer, we take a look at all the issues and discuss shield laws as well as bloggers in the courtroom. Attorneys and Law.com legal bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, co-hosts of Lawyer2Lawyer, discuss the twists and turns with special guests, Ed Carter, Assistant Professor of Communications at Brigham Young University and Mark Obbie, Director of the Carnegie Legal Reporting Program at the Newhouse School, to get inside this action-packed trial.…

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The Boston Terror Hoax

2007-02-09 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

Last week, a guerilla marketing stunt headed by Turner Broadcasting went horribly wrong resulting in complete chaos in the city of Boston. On Lawyer 2 Lawyer, co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi turn to expert, BU Professor of Law, Professor David Rossman to discuss this hot topic. Has guerilla marketing gone too far and who should pay for it? What sort of punishment should offenders who stir up this type of chaos face in a post 9/11 world? Do they deserve punishment at all? Listen to L2L for a powerful show.…

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Part-Time GCs and their New Role

2007-01-24 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 31s

Bombarded by technology and issues of backdating stock options and fraud, how can General Counsel be an expert in everything? In this show, we discuss the popularity of hiring part-time GCs and the new role of the GC as the ‘superhero’ of the company. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they turn to the experts, John J. Isaza, Esq. the principal of Isaza Consulting. LLC in Newport Coast, CA and Stuart Blake, co-founder of The General Counsel, LLC based in Newport Beach, Ca, to discuss this topic. Don’t miss it!…

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The Power of e-discovery

2007-01-19 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

Most recently, some major companies have found themselves being investigated by authorities and many of them are discovering that they are losing the battle on how they handle their emails and important corporate documents. In this show, we will be discussing the recent issues plaguing companies and firms, the power of e-discovery, the world of limitless legal technology and the revised FRCP. Co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome e-discovery experts, Attorney Thomas I. Barnett, Special Counsel for Sullivan & Cromwell, Michele C.S. Lange, staff attorney in the Electronic Evidence Services group at KrollOntrack Inc. and Attorney Craig Ball, writer for the Law Technology News’ column, "Ball in your Court.” Don’t miss it.…

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International Employment Law

2007-01-12 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 42s

Global business has raised the importance of International Employment Law. And Coast to Coast welcomes a global list of guests on this topic. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi introduce us to an attorney from the U.S., and employment law practitioners from the UK, Germany and France to discuss the many branches of International Employment Law. Listen as we hear from U.S. Attorney Nicholas Connon, partner in the law firm of Connon Wood Scheidemantle, Ramyar Moghadassi a dual-qualified lawyer specializing in international employment law at the firm of Moghadassi & Associates in London, Dr. Gerlind Wisskirchen, partner and specialist in employment and labor law at the firm, CMS Hasche Sigle in Koln Germany and Patrick Thiébart, Esq., the Head of Franklin’s Labor & Employment team in Paris.…

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Legal Predictions for 2007

2007-01-04 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

Happy New Year! Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they ring in the New Year and welcome back last year’s guests for Coast to Coast’s “2nd Annual Predictions Show.” Bob & Craig take a look back on the year that was and make predictions for the year ahead. C2C welcomes back, Attorney Stephen L. Kaplan, attorney from the law firm of Hicks, Mims & Kaplan out of Los Angeles, California and Attorney Carolyn Elefant, founder and principal attorney in the Law Offices of Carolyn Elefant (LOCE) and author of www.myshingle.com. Don’t miss the predictions for ‘07!…

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Celebrating the Holidays with the Year in Review

2006-12-20 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 31s

It’s about that time of the year where we put as aside the legal briefs, slip out of the courthouse, turn up those holiday tunes and spread some holiday cheer. Today on Coast to Coast, Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi will start the show off by taking a look at the year in review and will discuss their favorite legal topics in this very exciting year. To end the program, Craig will recite a rendition of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” entitled, “Twas the Night Before Christmas-Legally Speaking.” Don’t miss this end of year re-cap!…

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Global Warming & the Supreme Court

2006-12-08 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

The highly debated issue of Global Warming takes center stage in the US Supreme Court. Justices questioned the effects of auto and truck emissions on the environment. The other questions raised were how can the coastlines be saved and should the EPA be called upon to stop this damage. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, as they discuss the role of the government, the EPA and the Supreme Court in this case. Coast to Coast welcomes David Doniger, policy director of the Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC), Douglas T. Kendall, founder and Executive Director of Community Rights Counsel and Anne Kelly, director of governance programs for Ceres. Don’t miss this show!…

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Compliance Issues/Biggest GC Worry

2006-11-30 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 30s

Corporate governance is one of the main concerns for American corporations. In this show, we will discuss the compliance issues that companies are facing and the General Counsel’s role. Is the GC the ‘guard-dog’ so to speak for corporate compliance? Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi as they welcome our experts. Coast to Coast turns to Attorney Lanny J. Davis, partner from the Washington D.C. office of the global law firm, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Gary Levine, President and Founder of Two Step Software, Inc. that provides tools for compliance and Professor Charles Elson, Chair in Corporate Governance and the Director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware.…

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The NLJ 250 & the Growth of Large Law Firms

2006-11-15 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 31s

Many believe that business has been bad for the economy, but not for the top law firms. In this show we will explore the trends behind the growth in partners, associates and the new firms who have joined the NLJ 250. So what are the fields of practice that may be causing this growth and why the rise? Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, ms with three great guests all with different perspectives. Coast to Coast welcomes Leigh Jones, reporter for the National Law Journal, Attorney Daniel L. Goldberg partner at Bingham McCutchen involved in new business unit, Bingham Sports Consulting LLC and Attorney Eric L. Garner, managing partner of Best, Best & Krieger. Don’t miss it!…

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Reporting on the law

2006-11-13 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 29s

From print journalists and blawggers to television reporters and radio personalities, the law is constantly changing and we are kept informed by the individuals who bring us the news. On this show we will hear from those who report on the law-a producer and a reporter. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they turn to those who report the law. Coast to Coast welcomes, Erin Mooney, producer of NPR’s Justice Talking and David Frank, Senior News Reporter from Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Don’t miss it…

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New E-discovery Rules in the Federal Courts

2006-11-02 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 34s

On December 1, 2006, new amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure will take effect and change how civil cases will be tried forever. In this Coast to Coast we discuss the e-discovery changes, what the impact will be for corporate America andhow companies can prepare themselves before the new rules take effect. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J.Craig Willams and Robert Ambrogi as they get insight into the world of e-discovery from the experts, Michele C.S. Lange, Esq., staff attorney in the Electronic Evidence Services group at Kroll Ontrack Inc. and Dennis Kennedy, well-known lawyer and legal technology consultant based in St. Louis, Missouri. Don’t miss this program!…

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Merck's Perspective on the Vioxx Trials

2006-10-26 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

Recently a federal jury ruled in favor of Merck & Co. Inc. in a lawsuit over the painkiller Vioxx, finding there was not enough evidence to link the drug to a Kentucky man's heart attack. In this show, we will speak with a key attorney on the team representing Merck in the Vioxx cases. On past Coast to Coast shows, we have had lead attorneys for the plaintiffs affected by Vioxx as guests- this time around we will get Merck’s angle. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi as they discuss Merck’s perspective with Attorney Phillip Beck, partner with the firm of Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP in Chicago. Don’t miss out on this highly anticipated show!…

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Church, State & the First Amendment

2006-10-18 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

Weeks ago, Congress removed a provision in a military bill that would have allowed chaplains to offer prayer at mandatory non-denominational events. Christian conservatives in Congress are expected to renew their fight to allow military chaplains to pray in the name of Jesus at public events, citing First Amendment rights. Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts J.Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they discuss the spirited topic on Coast to Coast with three lively expert guests: Charles L. "Chip" Babcock, one of the top 1st amendment lawyers in the country from Jackson Walker LLP, David W. New, Esq., popular speaker for religious freedom issues, the Constitution and the First Amendment and contributor to Faith & Action and Eliot Mincberg, Vice President, General Counsel and Legal Director of People For the American Way Foundation. Don’t miss it!…

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The HP Spying Scandal

2006-10-12 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

The HP Spying Scandal has rocked Corporate America. After learning that there were in-house leaks sharing confidential company information with the news media, the top executives of Hewlett-Packard apparently came up with their own way of dealing with the situation and introduced a term called “pretexting”. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi call on our experts to get inside the controversial scandal. Coast to Coast welcomes Professor Peter Henning from the Wayne State University Law School and co-editor of the White Collar Crime Prof Blog, Attorney William Keane, head of the White Collar Crime and Corporate Investigations Group at the San Francisco law firm of Farella Braun & Martel LLP and Justin Scheck, reporter for The Recorder, a San Francisco-based legal daily. Don’t miss this discussion!…

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The Baseball Uncyclopedia & the Law

2006-10-06 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 37s

It’s October and it is that time of season again! You can smell the hot dogs and cracker jacks in the air! It’s the baseball Playoffs! Baseball is not only America’s favorite pastime, but a favorite amongst our two guests. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, welcome attorneys and baseball enthusiasts, Howard M. Bloom, a partner in the Boston office of Jackson Lewis LLP and Michael Kun, a partner at Epstein Becker & Green in Los Angeles, to discuss their book, The Baseball Uncyclopedia: A Highly Opinionated, Myth-Busting Guide to the Great American Game. Don’t miss out as Howard and Michael shatter the myths of baseball.…

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Online CLE

2006-09-28 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 29s

The days of sitting in a stuffy classroom are over! With the popularity of the internet, online classes have been accessible to many lawyers. Online CLE is continuing legal education and many attorneys want to take classes and do not have time to attend, so online credit is offered. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi call on our experts to walk us through Online CLE and to see what the future holds. Coast to Coast welcomes Brian Emerson, head of Online CLE for Law.com and Pete Glowacki, Director of the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education, to discuss the ins and outs of Online CLE. Don't miss it!…

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Backdating Stock Options

2006-09-21 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

The Justice Department and SEC are serious, investigating companies for falsifying documents and as a result, lying to shareholders about what stock option awards cost the company. Criminal and civil charges are being filed! Even corporate officers are under scrutiny! What IS backdating stock options? Has your company or client done it? Join Coast to Coast hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they get answers from the 'go-to' expert on the topic. Special guest, Attorney Steven R. Barth, partner with Foley and Lardner LLP in Milwaukee, who provides legal analysis on issues such as this to public and private companies, is the Chairperson of the National Directors Institute focusing on corporate governance issues. He takes us through what backdating stock options means, how to discover it, how to prevent it and what to do if the government comes knocking. Listen and hear what YOU need to know!…

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9/11 Anniversary and Comair Flight 5191

2006-09-14 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

This week on Coast to Coast we would like to remember the victims of 9/11 and their families. It has been 5 years since the United States was attacked on 9/11 on American soil and the victims will never be forgotten. Law.com bloggers and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome Attorney Robert Haefele, from the national firm of Motley Rice, to discuss the considerable amount of pro-bono work Motley Rice has done to help 9/11 families. In contrast, Coast to Coast touches upon a story about a law firm whose tactics are being criticized with respect to the recent Kentucky crash of Comair Flight 5191. Coast to Coast welcomes Attorney Ben Cowgill and Attorney Steve Frederick, both Kentucky attorneys, to discuss the crash and the actions of plaintiff attorneys. Don’t miss it!…

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The Latest in Vioxx

2006-09-07 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 31s

In an interesting development in Vioxx news, a New Orleans judge ruled that the $50M in compensatory damages were “grossly excessive.” The judge upheld the verdict finding Merck liable in the case, but he said a new trial must be held to decide how much the manufacturer must pay a retired FBI agent who suffered a 2002 heart attack after taking the painkiller for 2½ years. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they turn to our expert attorneys representing Vioxx clients. Coast to Coast welcomes Attorney Tom Girardi of the well-known firm of Girardi Keese in Los Angeles and Attorney Paul Sizemore from the national firm of Beasley Allen located in Montgomery, Alabama. Don’t miss the latest news!…

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Podcasting Anniversary Show

2006-09-05 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

Coast to Coast, hosted by attorneys and Law.com bloggers J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi is celebrating 1-Year in the legal podcasting arena here on the LegalTalkNetwork. Great guests and interesting legal topics keep us at the top of the listening list! We thank you. Hear what Craig and Bob have to say about how it works, who is listening and what's ahead in technology for podcasters along with guests, Attorney Evan Schaeffer, a veteran legal blogger and podcaster and Attorney Denise Howell, legal blogger and a newcomer to legal podcasting, as well as LegalTalkNetwork Co-founder Lu Ann Reeb.…

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Go-to Lawyers

2006-08-23 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 31s

What makes a Go-to Lawyer? Many believe that a go-to lawyer possesses a certain confidence or style. And what makes a great Go-To Firm? Is it good results and smooth transactions? In this show, we will speak to the experts on what makes a go-to lawyer and which firms are the go-to firms. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they turn to our experts for the answers. Coast to Coast welcomes Daniel J. DiLucchio, principal of Altman Weil, Inc. and Tamara Loomis, a contributing writer for Corporate Counsel who just recently worked on the survey on the top firms who represent corporate America. Don't miss it.…

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Asia: The New Frontier for In-House Counsel

2006-08-18 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

Is Asia the next frontier for American lawyers? And is it going to be a boom or a bust? Join Law.com bloggers and co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they explore the American lawyer in Asia. Coast to Coast welcomes our experts, Michael Shimokaji, from the law firm of Shimokaji & Associates, P.C and Jay Ponazecki, attorney for Morrison Foerster, Tokyo. Don't miss this one.…

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Legal Technology: A Double Edged Sword?

2006-08-10 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

Some people in the legal world say that the growth in technology be it software, hardware or telecommunications is both a blessing and a curse. Is Legal Technology a double edged sword? Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams as they peer into the world of Legal Technology and get some answers. Coast to Coast welcomes Ron Friedmann, President of Prism Legal Consulting and Ross Kodner, President and founder of Wisconsin’s MicroLaw, Inc. Do not miss this one!…

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Blawgging at Big Law Firms

2006-08-03 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 36s

Blogging has become a very popular way to share facts and opinions on any topic that you could imagine. The majority of legal bloggers are attorneys from small and individually owned firms, while lawyers at large firms have, for the most part, stayed away from it. Join hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they speak to top blawggers, Attorney Denise Howell, whose blawg is Bag and Baggage, Attorney Ernie Svenson, who writes “Ernie the Attorney” and Attorney Howard Bashman, whose blawg is entitled “How Appealing.” Coast to Coast is sponsored by Law.com.…

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Highest Paid General Counsel

2006-07-27 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 31s

In-house counsel can be one of the most coveted jobs in the legal field and
with good reason. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers J. Craig Williams and
Bob Ambrogi as they get the lowdown on these high powered men and women of
the legal world, their salaries, bonuses, perks, etc. The legal magazine,
Corporate Counsel, compiles a list of the 100 Highest Paid General Counsel
every year. Bob and Craig welcome Robin Sparkman, the Editor-in-Chief of
Corporate Counsel Magazine, to Coast to Coast to discuss the ins-and-outs of
this survey. Don't miss it.…

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Tech Training for Lawyers

2006-07-21 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

Listen up technically challenged lawyers AND technically savvy lawyers! What do you need to know and how do you get the training for the technology that will make practicing law easier and quicker for you? Coast to Coast hosts and Law.com bloggers J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi turn to our guests Todd Sons, IT Director for Jackson Walker, Adriana Linares, founder of LawTech Partners and Andy Adkins, Director of the Legal Technology Institute at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law for information you can't miss!…

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Supreme Court Today

2006-07-13 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 30s

Big changes over the past year in the U-S Supreme Court. The death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist, the resignation of nominee Harriet Miers and the controversial choices of Justice Samuel Alito and Chief Justice John Roberts have created a new complexion for the high court.
Attorneys and Law.com bloggers, Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams, analyze what's happened with our two experts. Coast to Coast welcomes Rex Heinke, partner at the firm of Akin Gump Straus Hauer and Feld LLP and Tony Mauro, Supreme Court correspondent for Legal Times, American Lawyer Media, and Law.com. Don’t miss this roundup!…

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E-Filing

2006-07-06 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 29s

Are you way behind on the legal technology curve? Know about e-filings? Join Coast to Coast hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi for an exclusive survey from the American Bar Association and special guest, ABA Senior Research Specialist Laura Ikens from the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center. Hear important information from the ABA Legal Survey Report about how e-filings are underway nationwide. You'll also hear about e-filings in practical experience from Attorney Tom Mighell, Senior Counsel and Litigation Technology Support Coordinator at Cowles & Thompson in Texas, who we welcome back to the show! If you’re still avoiding e-filings, just listen!…

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The Fun Side of Lawyers

2006-06-29 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 43s

Lawyers make up one of the hardest-working professions - no one here denies that! But what do lawyers do outside the courtroom and the legal practice? Coast to Coast is going to shatter the belief that lawyers are one dimensional people, dominated by the minute details of the law. Join Law.com bloggers and attorneys J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they look into the “Fun Side of Lawyers.” Our nationwide search for 'fun' lawyers turned up our guests on this show: Attorney Noley Bice, General Counsel at the Baylor University Law School - he's an Elvis Presley impersonator; Attorney Elena Albamonte, who has spent most of her legal career at the Federal Government - she's the President of Lawyers in Love; Attorney Grant Hardacre from Blum, Propper & Hardacre, Inc.- he’s the President of the Association of Surfing Lawyers and; Attorney Paul Kenney, trial lawyer and partner at Kenney & Conley, P.C., host on Legal Talk Network- he is a musician, composer, book author and screenwriter. Don’t miss the fun.…

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Juror Background Checks

2006-06-22 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 31s

Jurors who lie or conceal information on their jury questionnaires are causing problems in the courts. Should there be background checks performed on jurors? Is this a violation of our rights? Join Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams, both attorneys and Law.com bloggers, as they discover what is going on in the jury system across the United States. Coast to Coast welcomes, Professor Randy Jonakait, professor of law at the New York Law School and author of 'The American Jury System" and Dr. Phillip K. Anthony, CEO of DecisionQuest and a highly sought after expert on trial consulting. This show is sponsored by Law.com.…

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Limits to Attorney-Client Privilege?

2006-06-16 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

This edition of Coast to Coast explores what happened when in-house counsel became the focal point during the TIVO vs. EchoStar patent infringement case with regard to attorney-client privilege. Join co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and Craig Williams, both attorneys and Law.com bloggers, as they peek inside the TiVo V. EchoStar case with the experts - Attorney Blair Jacobs, partner at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP and Attorney Christine Byrd, a litigation partner with Irell & Manella LLP and a member of the legal team for TiVo at trial. You'll hear how 'advice of counsel' played a role. Coast to Coast is sponsored by Law.com.…

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A View From the Bench

2006-06-08 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 23s

The courtroom is a very serious place, but once in a while, it becomes a theatre for human comedy as the search for justice unfolds. On this Coast to Coast show, you'll hear the classic humor of real-life courtroom stories from special guest, Judge Jerry Buchmeyer, a senior District Court Judge in Dallas. Judge Buchmeyer has documented funny legal moments since 1980 in his "Say What!?" column on the State Bar of Texas website. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi and listen for a laugh.…

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Law Professor Blogs

2006-06-02 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 29s

Law professors’ blogs are getting a lot of attention on college campuses across the country. We all know the blog is a powerful tool. And postings reach people around the world in seconds. Tech savvy law professors have already joined the blogging craze. But the question has been raised - should those blogs be part of their "academic pursuit?” Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they turn to our experts to get their insight on the credibility of the blog and look into the debate of law professor blogs vs. law professor articles. Craig and Bob welcome, Professor Susan Crawford, law professor at the Cardozo Law School, Professor Eugene Volokh, professor at UCLA Law School and founder of the blog, The Volokh Conspiracy and Professor Miriam Cherry, visiting professor at Hofstra and blogger for ContractsProf and Concurring Opinions.…

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Patent Law and eBay

2006-05-25 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 30s

A recent Supreme Court ruling in favor of internet-auction-giant, E-bay, has brought Patent Law to the forefront of the Legal World. This case and other patent cases, such as the Blackberry lawsuit, are causing quite a stir in much of the corporate and consumer world. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi as they turn to our experts to look inside these cases and discuss patent law. Craig and Bob welcome Attorney Rachel Krevans, partner and patent attorney at the law firm of Morrison and Foerster in San Francisco and Attorney Dennis Crouch, patent attorney at the law firm of McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff in Chicago and blogger for Patently-O.…

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Immigration Laws

2006-05-18 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

Sweeping proposals to change Immigration Laws from Congress and from the President have been met with strong emotions from Americans everywhere. In this edition of Coast to Coast, we will turn to our experts to get their reaction to Bush’s proposed plan on Immigration and will get their feedback on what the future holds for illegal immigrants. Join co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, as they get insight from Gregory Siskind, founding partner and immigration lawyer from Siskind Susser in Memphis, Tennessee and Monica Guizar, the Employment Policy Attorney at the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles. You will not want to miss this show!…

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Fosamax - is it the next VIOXX?

2006-05-12 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 30s

On this edition of Coast to Coast, find out more about personal injury lawsuits and class actions being filed against Merck by women who took the drug, Fosamax. Many now suffer severe medical and dental problems. Co-hosts & Attorneys J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi explore what's going on with Fosamax with the lawyer taking the lead nationwide in Fosamax litigation - Attorney Tim O'Brien at the firm of Levin, Papantonio,Thomas, Mitchell, Ecshner & Proctor in Pensacola.…

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E-discovery

2006-05-04 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 30s

E-discovery - an important part of a lawyer's world today. Want to learn how e-discovery works and why it is an essential part of legal research? Coast to Coast with co-hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, get insight from two e-discovery experts, Attorney Eric Meyer, with Dilworth Paxson LLP, and Stephen Prignano, partner and member of the Class Action & Mass Litigation Group of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge. E-discover this show!…

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AM LAW 100

2006-05-01 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

The Am Law 100 list is out from The American Lawyer - the top 100 law firms by gross revenue! What firms are on it? Any changes from past years and what's the growing trend for the billion dollar firm? You'll find out on this edition of Coast to Coast with co-hosts and Law.com bloggers J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi with special guest Aric Press, Editorial Director for American Lawyer Media which publishes The American Lawyer. Don't miss listening to this show!…

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ABA TECHSHOW

2006-04-23 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 27s

Coast to Coast is on the road at the ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago! Join co-hosts Robert Ambrogi, Massachusetts Attorney and J. Craig Williams, California Attorney - both Law.com bloggers with experts who focus on what's new in technology for lawyers today. Ambrogi reports from the TECHSHOW with guests, Attorney Tom Mighell, member of the ABA TECHSHOW Planning Board, and David Snow, editor of Law.com's Legal Technology.…

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Lawyers' Websites

2006-04-14 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 30s

Does your website have the right stuff for a lawyer? Is your website really a good representation of your law firm? On this show, Coast to Coast co-hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, both attorneys and Law.com legal bloggers, get the answers from the experts. You'll hear from Tim Stanley, former CEO and co-founder of FindLaw who now runs Justia, a web design company for law firms and member of the California Bar, Pete Boyd, Florida Attorney and President of PaperStreet which he founded in law school and legal technology consultant, Dennis Kennedy who is also on the boards of Law Practice Today and the ABA Techshow. Craig and Bob get to the bottom of what every lawyer needs to know!…

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Katrina Update

2006-04-06 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

What's the status of the legal profession and the judicial system in Louisiana 7 months after Katrina? Coast to Coast hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, attorneys and Law.com bloggers find out why some law firms are back up and running, while others are still rebuilding or out of business. You'll hear first-hand accounts from Attorney Ernie Svenson, solo practitioner in New Orleans and author of the legal blog, "Ernie the Attorney," as well as Tim Doody, Firm Administrator for Chaffe McCall LLP, with headquarters in New Orleans and the Tom O'Connell, President of XOsoft, a technology company that helped law firms restore important legal files after the hurricane. And don't miss a special segment with Monica Bay, editor-in-chief of Law Technology News about her recent experiences in post-Katrina New Orleans!…

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Public Defenders

2006-03-30 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

Some of the best lawyers in the country are our Public Defenders. They have heavy caseloads, longer hours than most lawyers and they take starting salaries of $35K! in many parts of the U-S! Why do they do it? On this week's Coast to Coast with hosts and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, our guests give us a window on their world as Public Defenders. We're fortunate to have Attorney Josh Hayne from the Massachusetts Public Defender's office, Attorney Greg Apt, Public Defender in Los Angeles County and Attorney Robert Spangenberg, President of The Spangenberg Group, conducting research on civil and criminal justice system-related topics for over 20 years. You can't miss this compelling show, sponsored by Law.com!…

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Legal Gender Gap

2006-03-23 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

Is the gender gap in the legal profession widening? Only about 17 percent of partners at major law firms nationwide are women. That's the hot topic on this Coast to Coast show with hosts, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi , attorneys and Law.com bloggers. You'll hear about interviews with lawyers across the country from Attorney Lauren Stiller Rikleen, senior partner at Bowditch & Dewey and author of "Ending the Gauntlet: Removing Barriers to Women’s Success in the Law." Also on the show is New England School of Law Professor Ronald Chester, who has written extensively about the legal gender gap and is a faculty expert on women in law and Attorney Mary Musette Stewart, President of the Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers, devoted to promoting the advancement of women in the legal profession. Don't miss this important discussion!…

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Class Action Fairness Act

2006-03-17 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 30s

The Class Action Fairness Act became law in the U.S. in February of 2005. But has CAFA been a real benefit to the justice system across the country? Join Coast to Coast hosts, attorneys and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, for an in depth debate with their guests, appellate Attorney Howard Bashman, columnist for Law.com and The Legal Intelligencer of ALM Media, legal reporter Shannon Duffy, who also writes for The Legal Intelligencer and other ALM Media publications and Attorney Richard W. Cohen of Lowey Dannenberg Bemporad and Selinger, P.C. with first-hand experience in an ongoing class action case affected by the CAFA. You'll get the details of CAFA's first year from every side of the issue on this edition.…

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Associate Salaries

2006-03-09 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

After a few stagnant years, salaries for first year Law Associates are exploding. Starting pay is an incredible $145,000 at some large firms. What is causing this first year salary boom? What do graduating law school students think about this? Attorneys and law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi examine the reasons for these new salary heights with expert insight from Melissa Lennon of The Beasley School of Law at Temple University, Carey Bertolet of BCG Attorney Search and Michel Ayer, a student at the University of Iowa Law School. This is an invaluable discussion for all firms looking for new talent and law students looking for jobs!…

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Big Firms: Big Business

2006-03-02 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 28s

Everyday we read about law firm mergers or acquisitions, becoming, or so it seems, much like big corporate America. Coast to Coast hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi - West Coast and East Coast attorneys and law.com bloggers, explore this growing trend toward the mega firm on this show. Our guests are experts with compelling insights on this topic: Attorney and national legal writer, Eric J. Sinrod, partner in the San Francisco office of Duane Morris LLP - one of the largest firms in the U-S and; Attorney and well-known legal consultant, Bruce MacEwen from New York. Can mega firms better serve legal clients in a new global legal community? Don't miss this discussion, sponsored by Law.com.…

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Trial of Saddam Hussein

2006-02-23 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 30s

Chaos is an every day occurence in the Saddam Hussein trial. The courtroom has seen 3 different judges, 2 assassinations, postponements, outbursts, walk-outs, no-shows. It is nothing like what we're accustomed to seeing in the U-S Justice system. On this edition of Coast to Coast, hosts J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, who are attorneys and law.com bloggers, discuss what is really going on, with a very special guest, Simone Monasebian, Chief of the United Nations' Office of Drugs and Crime.…

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Law is Business

2006-02-15 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 31s

Being a lawyer today takes more than a legal degree - it also means running a business! Coast to Coast hosts J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, both of whom are lawyers and law.com bloggers discuss the complexities of the business of law beyond the courthouse. Our special guest is Reid Trautz, who serves as Director of the D.C. Bar Practice Management Advisory Service, where he provides practice management information and consulting services to lawyers to help them improve their businesses. Reid is a nationally recognized author and he is a frequent CLE presenter at the ABA and conferences nationwide.

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Diversity in Law

2006-02-07 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 31s

Back in 1999, the Chief Legal Officers of 500 large corporations agreed to push their outside legal firms into hiring more minorities and women. Has their promise been kept? Have law firms diversified their staff? Coast to Coast, hosted by Attorneys and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, tackle this topic with in depth analysis from Veta Richardson, the Executive Director for the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, and Attorney Ron Jordan, the founding Principal of Carter-White & Shaw. This is expert insight you shouldn't miss!…

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Tort Reform

2006-01-31 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

Coast to Coast, hosted by Attorneys and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, brings the two sides of tort reform together in a lively debate over the issues. Among the big issues for 2006 are asbestos and obesity lawsuits. Our special guests are Laurie Beacham, Communications director for the Center for Justice and Democracy, who explains the 'dangers' of tort reform and Tiger Joyce, President of the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA) dedicated to bringing 'fairness and efficiency' to the civil justice system. If you care about our legal system, you'll want to listen!…

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DNA Evidence

2006-01-29 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 34s

Coast to Coast, hosted by Attorneys and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, looks at how DNA is being used in many cases to prove previously convicted people innocent of crimes for which many have served decades in jail. You'll hear about the Innocence Project, a non-profit legal clinic founded by Barry Scheck, of O.J. Simpson trial fame and his partner, Peter Neufeld, which has freed 172 wrongly convicted men and women. Joining us is Attorney Robert N. Feldman, partner at the Boston firm, Birnbaum & Godkin, LLP, and one of the founders of the New England Innocence Project. Is there a downside? Also joining us is Attorney Josh Marquis, District Attorney of Clatsop County in Oregon and Vice President of the National District Attorneys Association as well as a frequest guest on national radio and TV discussing criminal justice. Its a discussion you won't want to miss!…

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Legal Predictions for 2006

2006-01-12 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 30s

Looking into the crystal ball on Coast to Coast with co-hosts J.Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, both attorneys and legal bloggers for Law.com. Special guests and prognosticators (also lawyers) Norman Pattis, one of the best-known criminal defense lawyers in the country along with Washington D.C. Attorney Carolyn Elefant, who specialized in energy regulatory issues and Stephen Kaplan from the Los Angeles firm of Hicks, Mims and Kaplan focusing on business law. Listen to the show for their predictions for 2006 ranging from the Alito hearings to terrorism to legal technology...and legal podcasting!…

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Legal Battle Over The BlackBerry - 12/20/05

2005-12-20 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 27s

Coast to Coast, hosted by Attorneys and Law.com bloggers, Robert Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams, looks at the legal wranglings over the gizmo that keeps many lawyers connected - the BlackBerry! The legal spotlight is on the patent infringement lawsuit brought by a company called NTP against Research in Motion, the company that makes the BlackBerry. To guide us through the recent developments is our special guest, Attorney Eric J. Sinrod, partner in the firm of Duane Morris LLP, who is experienced in Internet, technology and intellectual property law as well as major class actions. Mr. Sinrod writes weekly legal columns for USATODAY.com, and he is a regular guest speaker covering legal issues for Tech TV, Live Online News and CNET Radio.…

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Holidays with Lawyers

2005-12-16 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

Put the briefs and blackberrys away and have a good-spirited laugh at the legal community. Coast to Coast, hosted by Attorneys and Law.com bloggers, J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, brings listeners a special treat for the holidays. Lawrence Savell, Esq. from the New York firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP, shares his musical scales of justice from LAWTUNES just in time for your holiday listening. You Don't Want To Cross Santa (just one song you'll hear). It's music, it's humor and it will be one of the best half-hours you'll spend between the holiday crush and the courthouses this season! Happy Holidays!…

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SUPCO Test for Military Recruiting at Law Schools

2005-12-08 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 33s

Coast to Coast, hosted by Law.com bloggers, Robert Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams takes on the Solomon Amendment and arguments before the Supreme Court in Rumsfeld v. FAIR which may impact law schools across the country. Hear a portion of the actual argument from the Solicitor General, Paul Clement, arguing for the Justice Department and reaction from our special guest, Attorney Lara Schwartz, chief legislative counsel for HRC (Human Rights Campaign). The issue pits a broad group of law professors against the federal government. Don't miss it!…

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Supreme Court and the Abortion Issue

2005-12-01 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 30s

Coast to Coast, hosted by Law.com bloggers, Robert Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams discuss the arguments before the Supreme Court in Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood with high stakes for the abortion issue. Special guests are Professor Neil S. Siegel from Duke Law, who recently completed a clerkship with Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Mathew D. Staver, President and General Counsel of Liberty Counsel, which cooperates and coordinates its efforts with other religious liberty, pro-life and pro-family organizations.…

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The Patriot Act

2005-11-18 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 31s

Coast to Coast, with Robert Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams brings into focus a discussion of the Patriot Act up for debate as some of the provisions are set to expire December 31st. Although designed to give federal law enforcement and intellegence agencies tools in the fight against terror, some say civil liberties are being violated. Hear former FBI agent and now candidate for Congress, Coleen Rowley, talk about the frontline need for information balanced with the protection of rights. And our other guest is Attorney Jameel Jaffer with the American Civil Liberties Union who is currently counsel for plaintiffs in challenges to the provisions of the Patriot Act. Join us for this important show!…

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VIOXX: The Next Step

2005-11-10 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 31s

Coast to Coast, with J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi, takes a hard look at the future for VIOXX litigation nationwide, particularly after the recent win for Merck Pharmaceuticals in the New Jersey trial. Very special guests in our discussion are nationally recognized Attorney Tom Girardi of the L-A firm of Girardi-Keese known for taking on goliaths in the past, Attorney Dawn Barrios of the Louisiana firm, Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix - both of whom serve on the Liason Committee for MDL-1657 for VIOXX product liability litigation - and NJ Law Journal reporter, Lisa Brennan who covered the recent NJ VIOXX trial and has spoken to jurors and the lawyers on both sides since the verdict. You can't miss the opportunity to hear this discussion!…

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Supreme Court Nominee Take 2

2005-11-01 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 30s

Coast to Coast, with co-hosts, Robert Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams takes up the controversial discussion of the President's latest nominee to the Supreme Court, Judge Samuel Alito, with special guests with special insights. Join us along with Matt Margolis, the founder/editor of Blogs for Bush, distinguished Law Professor, Carl Tobias from the University of Richmond School of Law and Drucilla Ramey, Executive Director of the National Association of Women Judges. This show is a must listen!…

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Lawyers, Guns & Money

2005-10-28 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 38s

Coast to Coast with Robert Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams sparks a rapid-fire discussion about the new law that shields gunmakers from crime victim lawsuits, called The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms. Our special guests are Josh Horowitz, Exec. Dir., the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, David Kopel, Research Dir., Independence Institute and editor-in-chief, Journal on Firearms & Public Policy and Professor Eugene Volokh from the UCLA School of Law whose blog is The Volokh Conspiracy.…

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The New Bankruptcy Law

2005-10-18 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 30s

Coast to Coast, with Robert Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams from Law.com's arsenal of law bloggers, takes up a discussion of the new bankruptcy law that has bankruptcy attorneys' offices swamped! Our special guests are Attorney Henry Sommer, a leading authority on consumer bankruptcy and Editor-in-Chief of Collier on Bankruptcy from Philadelphia and Attorney Gibson Pagter, Jr. a bankruptcy lawyer from the firm Pagter and Miller, APLC, of Santa Ana, California. Join us as we sort through the first major revision in U-S bankruptcy law in a quarter century!…

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The New Jersey VIOXX Trial - 10/11/05 Update

2005-10-11 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 30s

Coast to Coast, with Robert Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams from Law.com's arsenal of law bloggers gets first hand accounts from inside the courtroom at the VIOXX trial underway in New Jersey. A 60-yr old war veteran claims VIOXX caused his heart attack. Special guest, Attorney Sam Davis, from Davis, Saperstein & Solomon, P.C., who has been attending the trial to gather information for his own plaintiffs' cases against Merck Pharmaceuticals, recounts developments in the trial including some outbursts between Merck lead defense counsel and Judge Carol Higbee. Also joining us on the show is NJ Law Journal reporter Lisa Brennan and well-known defense Attorney Alan Klein from Duane Morris LLP, who was MDL liason counsel for a pharmaceutical manufacturer in the diet drug fen-phen litigation. Three important perspectives you won't want to miss!…

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Diversity Among Legal Bloggers?

2005-10-04 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 30s

Coast to Coast, with co-hosts, Robert Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams, from Law.com's arsenal of law bloggers, takes on an important issue about diversity (or lack thereof) in the legal blogosphere. Are the ranks of women, and minorities being heard? Are they getting the recognition they deserve? Our special guests are Lisa Stone, originator of BlogHer, a blogger and a journalist whose work has appeared in the NY Times and the LA Times, Attorney Sean Carter, a syndicated writer, blogger and legal humorist who writes Lawpsided, and Monica Bay, editor in chief of Law Technology News and who writes The Common Scold. Don't miss the revealing discussion on this show!…

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Where Are The Pro Bono Lawyers? Plus a Look Ahead at SCOTUS

2005-09-27 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 29s

Coast to Coast, with Robert Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams from Law.com's arsenal of law bloggers. Why aren't there more lawyers doing pro bono work? We explore that with special guests Mark O'Brien, Deputy Director of Probono.net, a non-profit organization in NYC that provides access to justice through innovative technology and volunteer lawyer participation and Ken Babcock, the Executive Director and General Counsel for Public Law Center in its 24th year providing free civil legal services for residents in Orange County, California. And as the Supreme Court approaches a new session, what's in store - what are the cases to watch? We're thrilled to have on the show, Marcia Coyle, Washington Bureau Chief for the National Law Journal and Commentator for PBS. We know you won't want to miss news from the Blogosphere too!…

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Bloggers as Journalists: Making New Rules

2005-09-20 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 27s

Coast to Coast, with Robert Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams from Law.com's arsenal of law bloggers engage a feisty topic on this show - Bloggers as Journalists: Making New Rules. Our special guests are long-time broadcast journalist and CBS News National Editor Bill Felling, Wendy Seltzer, visiting Assistant Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School teaching Internet law and privacy as well as a well known blogger, Jeff Lewis, partner at Enterprise Counsel Group in Irvine, California, who also writes the SoCalLawBlog, and Kurt Opsahl, staff attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation focusing on civil liberties, free speech and privacy law. Its a vibrant discussion about bloggers and journalists as the lines blurr and the right to free speech is protected in the legal system.…

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Katrina's Aftermath: The Gulf Coast Legal Community

2005-09-14 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 34s

Coast to Coast, with Robert Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams from Law.com's arsenal of law bloggers. We get the latest from the legal community crippled by Hurricane Katrina. You'll hear first-hand accounts from Louisiana attorneys and top law bloggers, Ernie Svenson and Raymond P. Ward, both of whom have relocated their practices for now. Their stories are compelling and attitudes amazingly positive considering the devastation and long-term effects for lawyers, their clients and the courts. Texas has opened up their big hearts to help the legal professionals from the Gulf Coast. You'll hear from Texas State Supreme Court Justice Dale Wainwright, President of the Texas Bar, Eduardo Roberto Rodriguez and former President of the Texas Bar, Kelly Frels. Find out how lawyers nationwide can help!…

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John Roberts Chief Justice?

2005-09-06 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 32s

Coast to Coast, with J. Craig Williams (May It Please The Court) and Robert Ambrogi (Lawsites) from Law.com's arsenal of top law bloggers zero in on a lively discussion of John Roberts nomination for Chief Justice of the U-S Supreme Court. Guests on the show are Professor Craig Bradley from Indiana University School of Law, who clerked for the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist, Elliot Mincberg, Vice President and Legal Director of People for the American Way, a nationally known advocacy group opposing the Roberts nomination, Professor Gail Heriot from the San Diego School of Law, former counsel to the Senate Judiciary Committee and who writes the Right Coast legal blog and Lyle Denniston who has been one of America's leading Supreme Court reporters for 45 years. Its an insightful group weighing in on one of the most historic times for America's high court.…

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Law.com Bloggers' Inaugural Show, "Coast to Coast" !

2005-08-31 :: Legal Talk Network
Length: 28s

"Coast to Coast" with J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi from Law.com's arsenal of top law bloggers debuts with a great show! American Bar Association President Michael S. Greco is our special guest to talk about the challenges and goals for American lawyers over the next year. And from the Duke Law School, we're fortunate to have Professor Erwin Chemerinsky on the show to talk about the far-reaching effects of the recent Supreme Court decision on a city's reach to take private property under eminent doman in Kelo v. New London. Plus you won't want to miss the news from the Blogosphere!…

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Lawyer2Lawyer - Law News and Legal Topics

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi are top law bloggers that together host Lawyer2Lawyer. They bring us their (sometimes opposing!) views on a variety of hot legal topics from literally across the country. Williams, defense attorney and partner at Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP, specializes in civil and business criminal cases that involve complex business lawsuits, contract actions and environmental issues. Williams is a prolific writer and former journalist. Ambrogi represents clients at the intersection of law, media and technology. His firm, Law Offices of Robert J. Ambrogi is located in Massachusetts and focuses on media and new media law as well as mediation and arbitration. Ambrogi is the only person ever to hold the top editorial positions at both national U.S. legal newspapers, the National Law Journal and Lawyers Weekly USA. We're thrilled to bring the two together in this first-of-its-kind Internet radio show!

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