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Listen to the ABA Journal Podcasts for analysis and discussion of the latest legal issues and trends. Podcasts include ABA Modern Law Library and ABA Asked and Answered, brought to you by Legal Talk Network.

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  • ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : The pandemic brought this lawyer to legal commentary, and the work includes sponsorship deals

    ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : The pandemic brought this lawyer to legal commentary, and the work includes sponsorship deals

    26/04/2021 Duración: 39min

    Emily D. Baker wanted a diversion from 2020, so she started doing her own legal commentary about pop culture, with topics including a pair of "Satan Shoes" associated with rapper Lil Nas X and the conservatorship of Britney Spears. Today, Baker is considered to be an influencer. According to her, she earns more than she did as a Los Angeles County deputy district attorney. Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

  • ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Sen. Mazie Hirono speaks out in Heart of Fire

    ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Sen. Mazie Hirono speaks out in 'Heart of Fire'

    21/04/2021 Duración: 28min

    Sen. Mazie Hirono's newly released book, Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter's Story, is part political memoir and part love letter to her family and the state she represents. As Hawaii's first female senator, and the only immigrant currently serving in the U.S. Senate, Hirono had a set of unique obstacles to overcome. One of Hirono's strongest influences is her mother, Laura Hirono, who passed away at 96 shortly before this episode was recorded. After escaping an unhappy marriage in Japan to an abusive man, Laura Hirono brought her two eldest children back to her birthplace of Hawaii when Mazie Hirono was seven years old, with her youngest son and parents joining them later. The economic hardships the Hirono family endured were formative for Hawaii's future Democratic senator. Her campaigns to provide economic support and healthcare for families, as well as her strident opposition to the Trump administration's family separation policy, were bolstered by her personal experiences. Her speech against ending th

  • ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : How one firm is trying to convince technology clients to embrace subscription pricing

    ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : How one firm is trying to convince technology clients to embrace subscription pricing

    14/04/2021 Duración: 31min

    Joyce Tong Oelrich and Zohra Tejani, the founders of Tong Tejani, which specializes in government contracts and has mainly technology-sector clients, kept initial client feedback about subscription pricing in mind when they formally launched their firm in May 2020. Special thanks to our sponsors, Alert Communications and Nota.

  • ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Increasing revenue while cutting down on billable hours? AI for Lawyers says its possible

    ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Increasing revenue while cutting down on billable hours? 'AI for Lawyers' says it's possible

    07/04/2021 Duración: 33min

    As the founders of a company that provides AI-powered contract analysis software, Kira Systems' Noah Waisberg and Dr. Alexander Hudek are used to facing skepticism, fear and doubt from attorneys. Will AI steal their jobs? Would using it violate ethics rules? How can it be good for a business model that relies on the billable hour to cut down on the amount of time it takes to review a contract? In their new book, AI for Lawyers: How Artificial Intelligence is Adding Value, Amplifying Expertise, and Transforming Careers, Waisberg and Hudek attempt to answer these questions and provide an accessible guide for firms considering how AI might add to their practices. They also pulled in other minds in the legal tech community to speak to the use of AI beyond the kinds of contract review Kira Systems focuses on, such as in litigation analytics, legal research and e-discovery. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Waisberg and Hudek discuss their experiences as early proponents of artificial intelligence, the uni

  • ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : The pandemic has not slowed down Howard Bashman of How Appealing

    ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : The pandemic has not slowed down Howard Bashman of How Appealing

    29/03/2021 Duración: 39min

    Although the COVID-19 pandemic has caused there to be fewer court filings in some jurisdictions, Howard Bashman’s blog, How Appealing, continues to share multiple posts on a daily basis about appellate law and legal news. Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

  • ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Watergate Girl give an inside look at special prosecution team that brought down Nixon

    ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : 'Watergate Girl' give an inside look at special prosecution team that brought down Nixon

    24/03/2021 Duración: 45min

    Jill Wine-Banks was barely 30 when she became an assistant Watergate special prosecutor investigating President Richard M. Nixon. In Watergate Girl: My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President, Wine-Banks (who was then known as Jill Wine Volner) shares her experience battling political obstruction, courtroom legal wrangling and the era's sexism. Though she'd originally attended law school with the thought it would help her become a hard-news journalist, she found herself instead under the microscope of a ravenous press that dubbed her "the mini-skirted lawyer." Her memoir, which has been optioned by actress Katie Holmes' production company to be made into a feature film, concentrates on her time in the Watergate special prosecution. She candidly shares not only the work the team was doing behind the scenes but also the difficult time she was having with her marriage and personal life. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Wine-Banks and the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles discuss her winding car

  • ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Experienced cloud-based law firm thrives during COVID-19, firm co-founder says

    ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Experienced cloud-based law firm thrives during COVID-19, firm co-founder says

    17/03/2021 Duración: 28min

    When the spread of the novel coronavirus last spring prompted traditional law firms across the country to shutter their physical offices amid much economic uncertainty, the management team at cloud-based law firm FisherBroyles had very different concerns on its radar. The team wanted to make sure that the firm was ready to quickly ramp up hiring. Kevin E. Broyles, the firm’s co-founder and managing partner, says expanding was top of mind. Special thanks to our sponsors, Alert Communications and Nota.

  • ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Interested in infectious disease litigations? Before you accept a case, read this

    ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Interested in infectious disease litigations? Before you accept a case, read this

    10/03/2021 Duración: 34min

    When Davis M. Walsh and Samuel L. Tarry began assembling Infectious Disease Litigation: Science, Law, and Procedure, they had no idea that soon a pandemic was going to make the topic more relevant than ever. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Walsh and Tarry talk about the experience of editing the book, the unique challenges of litigating infectious disease cases, their advice for attorneys looking to get into the expanding field, and how COVID-19 might have changed juries' points of view in such cases.

  • ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Public defender with Patreon for FOIA lawsuits shares her thoughts on lawyers and social media

    ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Public defender with Patreon for FOIA lawsuits shares her thoughts on lawyers and social media

    22/02/2021 Duración: 35min

    When she’s posting online, Beth Bourdon is not like most other lawyers, and she says that’s probably why she has more than 50,000 Twitter followers. She is a Florida public defender who represents people charged with homicide. She also helps journalists with Freedom of Information Act requests in her spare time—and that includes a Patreon account, a membership platform that provides funds for the work. Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

  • ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : What can Texas tell us about the rise and fall of the death penalty?

    ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : What can Texas tell us about the rise and fall of the death penalty?

    17/02/2021 Duración: 01h01min

    By the late 1960s, use of the death penalty was on the decline in the United States. But after the U.S. Supreme Court declared in the 1972 case Furman v. Georgia that the death penalty as practiced violated the Eighth and 14th Amendments, there was a political backlash. By 1976, Georgia had a new capital punishment system that did pass Supreme Court muster, and other states followed suit–including Texas. In Let The Lord Sort Them: The Rise and Fall of the Death Penalty, Maurice Chammah examines how Texas reinstated its death penalty and quickly became the leader in the nation in number of executions. Texas has carried out 570 executions since 1976, more than quintuple the total of the next ranked state, Virginia, which has executed 113. Why does Texas stand out this way? In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Chammah shares what he learned; how he researched this book; and how and why the surge of death penalty cases in the 1980s and 1990s dropped after the peak in 2000. He discusses elements of Texas his

  • ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Virtual onboarding has provided some unexpected benefits, firm shareholder says

    ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Virtual onboarding has provided some unexpected benefits, firm shareholder says

    10/02/2021 Duración: 27min

    Virtual trivia nights and happy hours are among the activities that Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks has hosted in recent months to help welcome new hires into the fold amid a remote working environment. John Van Amsterdam, a shareholder at the Boston-based intellectual property law firm, says the events hosted via video conferencing platforms because of COVID-19 have provided a surprisingly effective avenue for building personal connections. Special thanks to our sponsor Alert Communications and Nota.

  • ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Why do barristers wear wigs? Dress Codes explores fashion and the law

    ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Why do barristers wear wigs? 'Dress Codes' explores fashion and the law

    03/02/2021 Duración: 48min

    Ask any attorney about the most outlandish clothing they've seen worn in a courtroom, and most will have a colorful story. But what determines the appropriateness of any outfit? In Dress Codes: How the Laws of Fashion Made History, Stanford law professor Richard Thompson Ford looks at why we wear what we wear; how that has changed over the centuries; and the laws that were codified around what could be worn and in what situations. For example, in the legal profession, fashion is generally quite conservative compared to some other industries. But why are wigs worn by judges and barristers in the United Kingdom, but not in the United States? Why is it a power move in Silicon Valley to wear a T-shirt and jeans? How can your fashion choices wind up getting you charged for murder–or acquitted of those charges? In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Ford answers all these questions posed by the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles. They also discuss how Ford's own father trained as a tailor, and the ways it influenced how

  • ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How your firm can use technology to build business and keep clients

    ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : How your firm can use technology to build business and keep clients

    27/01/2021 Duración: 32min

    As a longtime technology consultant to law firms, Heinan Landa knows that lawyers are cautious customers who can be resistant to change. But the old expectations around client service no longer exist, he says, and meeting the new standards requires a shift in the way law firms do business. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Landa tells the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles that he intends his new book, The Modern Law Firm: How to Thrive in an Era of Rapid Technological Change, to help ease lawyers' anxiety about this upheaval by helping them identify their firms' "Technology Operational Maturity Level." By identifying a firm's current maturity level, Landa hopes to provide attorneys with a road map of next steps. While The Modern Law Firm was written with midsized firms with 10-100 lawyers in mind, Landa says that with adjustments of scale, the advice can also be relevant to solos and to BigLaw attorneys. Whether or not your firm has the resources to hire a full-time chief technology officer, Landa would encou

  • ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Law prof focuses on positives from the COVID-19 pandemic

    ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Law prof focuses on positives from the COVID-19 pandemic

    25/01/2021 Duración: 32min

    Rather than focus on the restrictions of teaching via Zoom, Peter H. Huang zeroed in on how he could use the platform in innovative ways. This summer, the University of Colorado Law School professor enjoyed the creativity involved with thinking about different ways to conduct class, and he got pleasure from brainstorming with colleagues on efficient ways to navigate change. Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

  • ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : White Fright author discusses historical lynch mobs and the attack on the Capitol

    ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : 'White Fright' author discusses historical lynch mobs and the attack on the Capitol

    13/01/2021 Duración: 40min

    Historian Jane Dailey discusses her new book, White Fright: The Sexual Panic at the Heart of America's Racist History, and what America's history with lynch mobs can teach us about the attack on the Capitol. She and the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles also discuss how the end of Reconstruction impacts us today, and several key court cases that influenced the way courts considered racial identity.

  • ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Law firms should not rush lateral hiring, due diligence expert says

    ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Law firms should not rush lateral hiring, due diligence expert says

    13/01/2021 Duración: 30min

    With the shift to virtual recruitment amid the COVID-19 crisis, the speed at which law firms vet and hire lateral partners has increased, according to Michael Ellenhorn, the founder and CEO of Decipher. But Ellenhorn, whose company helps legal industry clients evaluate potential hires, says law firms would be wise not to quicken the hiring process too much. Special thanks to our sponsor Alert Communications.

  • ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : What its like to argue before the Supreme Court during COVID-19

    ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : What it's like to argue before the Supreme Court during COVID-19

    28/12/2020 Duración: 32min

    Jeffrey L. Fisher has argued more than 40 U.S. Supreme Court cases, and he relies heavily on the justices’ body language during arguments. But that wasn’t possible for his last three, which were conducted by phone because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He recently shared his experiences with ABA Journal Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward. Special thanks to our sponsor, LawPay.

  • ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Our favorite reads from 2020

    ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Our favorite reads from 2020

    23/12/2020 Duración: 39min

    As a tumultuous year draws to a close, we gathered together ABA Journal editors and reporters to discuss what the past year has been like for them as readers. With the stress of the pandemic and national elections, how had their reading habits changed? Were they concentrating on current events or comfort reads? With our offices operating remotely, did they have more time for reading? Modern Law Library host Lee Rawles spoke to editor Victor Li and reporters Lyle Moran, Amanda Robert and Stephanie Francis Ward to find out which books helped them make it through 2020–and what listeners could be adding to their own 2021 reading lists.

  • ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Deloitte is monitoring regulatory reforms but is focused on growing new practice

    ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : Deloitte is monitoring regulatory reforms but is focused on growing new practice

    16/12/2020 Duración: 32min

    Don Fancher, a principal in Deloitte’s legal business services practice in the United States, acknowledges that his firm has been monitoring the regulatory reform developments taking place in several states. But he says Deloitte has no current plans to apply to offer direct legal services in this country as it does in other nations. “These are issues happening in the industry that are important to our legal department clients, as well as our law firm clients, so we certainly pay attention,” Fancher says. Special thanks to our sponsor Alert Communications.

  • ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Former corporate lawyer draws inspiration from her family for her tireless clemency work

    ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Former corporate lawyer draws inspiration from her family for her tireless clemency work

    09/12/2020 Duración: 37min

    Brittany K. Barnett was a perfect fit for corporate law. As a certified public accountant who comes from a family with an entrepreneurial spirit, it made sense to fulfill her childhood dream and become a lawyer. But the same east Texas upbringing that gave her the ambition to succeed as a corporate attorney also wound up pulling her towards what her mother calls her "heart work": clemency and sentencing reform. In A Knock at Midnight: A Story of Hope, Justice, and Freedom, Barnett describes how the war on drugs preyed upon the community she grew up in. It eventually led to her mother, who was fighting a drug addiction, being imprisoned for two years when Barnett was a young adult. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Barnett shares how formative experience changed her and made her identify strongly with Sharanda Jones, an incarcerated woman Barnett met during law school. Jones had been given a lifetime sentence without the possibility of parole for a first-time drug offense. Barnett's fight to free Jone

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