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It's Not A Lie If You Believe It.
But it might make you a sociopath.
Ginni Thomas testified to the January 6 committee that she still believes the election was stolen from Donald Trump. They wouldn't call it the "big" lie if it went down easy! But she also testified that she and Clarence don't talk about work, which might be even less believable than her stolen election claim. Also, an attorney billed 277 hours to review 20 documents... that seems like something the firm should've stopped earlier. And Judge James Ho is trying to help conservative Yale students by announcing he'll never hire them. And you thought Ginni wasn't making sense.
EP336 - Setting The Rules with Tom Keefe Part Two
In Part Two of our unfiltered discussion with legendary plaintiff attorney Tom Keefe, you’ll learn Tom’s strategy to “housebreak” a witness and how to handle a highly-coached expert. You’ll also hear Tom’s most embarrassing moment in trial when a common statement of surprise actually occurred in the courtroom.
EP606 - Our Favorite Legal Movies
“Don’t stomp your little last season Prada shoes at me, honey.” Can you name that movie? It’s one of the top three legal movies on our list, and if you can’t name it, you’d better listen to this episode. If you can name that film, you’ll love our spirited discussion of the classic legal films that inspire us, make us laugh, and teach us to be humble. And should you choose to disagree with our picks, you may invoke the classic line from My Cousin Vinny…..”Everything that guy just said is……”
How To Avoid a Serial Killer; Better Law Firm Intake Management; & Craft Brewing
A lot of law firm intake processes are a bit painful to look at, if we’re honest, but they don’t have to be! Jared and guest McKay Ferrell share how a little tracking and better workflows can make your intake as smooth as butter.
In lieu of a Rump Roast grilling, Jared delves into McKay’s passion for craft brewing, learning about hybrid IPAs and what led him into the seemingly saturated world of brewery businesses.
And, Jared’s latest streaming pick might freak you out, but he thinks watching Netflix’s Dahmer series has left him with some solid tips for not getting murdered, so, tune in for those!
McKay Ferrell is the vice president of product management at Assembly Software.
Since we talked with a brewery owner, here are some of our favorite songs about boozin'. (Lots of country songs here, obvi.)
Our opening track is Two Cigarettes by Major Label Interest.
The music for the Legal Trends Report Minute is I See You by Sounds Like Sander.
Our closing track is Big Bags by Ghost Beatz.
The Supreme Court's Blockbuster New Term
The U.S. Supreme Court had a historic last term; including welcoming a new justice, striking down Roe versus Wade, the unprecedented leak of a draft opinion, an assassination plot, and questions from many in the public about the legitimacy of the court. With the court's new term beginning October 3rd, the court will take up additional major cases on issues such as affirmative action, voting, access, LGBTQ rights, immigration and much more. To give us a preview of the upcoming SCOTUS term, host Dave Scriven-Young welcomes special guest and appellate attorney, Mary-Christine ('M.C.') Sungaila to the show.
M.C. is a Shareholder in the Buchalter's Orange County and San Diego offices. Ms. Sungaila is a highly regarded appellate attorney who has briefed and argued appeals raising cutting-edge and fundamental business issues for over two decades.
Why are smart lawyers so bad at conversation? with Celeste Headlee
Why are smart lawyers so bad at conversation?
What makes one person excellent at conversation and another terrible? Does it come down to listening? And are there ways to develop these skills?
Joining me for this conversation is Celeste Headlee, an internationally recognized journalist and radio host, professional speaker and author of bestselling book We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter and Do Nothing: How to Break Away from Overworking, Overdoing, and Underliving. Her latest is Speaking of Race: Why Everyone Needs to Talk About Racism and How to Do It. Her TEDx Talk, 10 Ways to Have a Better Conversation, has been viewed over 34 million times.
In her 20-year career in public radio, Celeste has been the Executive Producer of On Second Thought at Georgia Public Broadcasting and anchored programs including Tell Me More, Talk of the Nation, Here and Now, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. She also served as co-host of the national morning news show, The Takeaway, from PRI and WNYC, and anchored presidential coverage in 2012 for PBS World Channel. Celeste is a regular guest host on NPR and American Public Media. She is the host of Newsweek’s “Debate” podcast, and hosts a podcast for the National Gallery of Art called “Sound Thoughts on Art.” She is also the host of “Women Amplified,” a podcast from the Conferences for Women, the largest network of women’s conferences in the nation, drawing more than 50,000 people to its annual events. Celeste is also the president and CEO of Headway DEI, a non-profit that works to bring racial justice and equity to journalism and media through targeted training and interventions, and she serves on the board for the National Center of Race Amity.
Celeste is the granddaughter of composer William Grant Still, known as the Dean of Black American Composers and she is a trained operatic soprano. She lives in the DC area with rescue dog, Samus.
Celeste gives listeners actionable tips on:
[1:25] Are we born as ‘conversationalists’?
[2:40] Why the smartest people are often the worst at conversation
[4:05] The different types of conversations
[14:40] The three components of compassion
[17:10] Why having good conversation matters
[24:30] Top tips to become a better listener
[28:25] How to get other people to trust you
[30:30] Celeste’s book review
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Mindwise by Nicholas Epley
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