152 episodes

The Hearing is a legal podcast from Thomson Reuters.

Listen to insightful discussions with lawyers, legal experts, and other interesting people connected to the legal industry. We delve into anything and everything – trailblazers in the law, the latest insights on legal innovation and trends, and how the profession is evolving. With hosts based in the UK and the US, we cover issues around the globe.

Our hosts:

Becky Annison – Trained at a London law firm before moving in-house. Spent 12 years as a senior solicitor in a large international company, before joining Practical Law's In-house practice area team. Now, as Head of Engagement for The Chancery Lane Project, Becky uses her knowledge of contracting and law to help tackle the climate crisis.

Janelle Wrigley – An attorney based in California. As head of the Antitrust & Competition team at Practical Law, leads a team of lawyers producing practical guidance for competition lawyers worldwide. Previously, Janelle was a litigator at the US Federal Trade Commission and at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York.

Jennifer Thibodaux – An attorney, speaker, and writer based in New Jersey. A member of the Litigation team at Practical Law, where she creates procedural and substantive content, plus professional development resources. Previously, Jennifer was a partner at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, New Jersey, focusing on commercial litigation.

Lauren Sobel – An attorney, editor, and frequent presenter on trending legal topics based in New York City. At Practical Law, she uses her experience as a litigator and federal law clerk in multiple jurisdictions to help other attorneys in their practice. Before joining Thomson Reuters, Lauren was a partner at Shutts & Bowen LLP in Miami, Florida, specialising in business litigation.

Yasmin Sheikh – Executive coach, trainer, consultant, and speaker, with a background as a lawyer – practising for 12 years in a large international law firm. Founder of Diverse Matters – which helps promote equality, diversity, and inclusivity within organisations. Yasmin is also a former vice chair of the Disabled Solicitors Network at the Law Society of England and Wales.

Find out more about The Hearing and other Thomson Reuters podcasts at tr.com/thehearing

The Hearing – A Legal Podcast Thomson Reuters

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    • 4.8 • 70 Ratings

The Hearing is a legal podcast from Thomson Reuters.

Listen to insightful discussions with lawyers, legal experts, and other interesting people connected to the legal industry. We delve into anything and everything – trailblazers in the law, the latest insights on legal innovation and trends, and how the profession is evolving. With hosts based in the UK and the US, we cover issues around the globe.

Our hosts:

Becky Annison – Trained at a London law firm before moving in-house. Spent 12 years as a senior solicitor in a large international company, before joining Practical Law's In-house practice area team. Now, as Head of Engagement for The Chancery Lane Project, Becky uses her knowledge of contracting and law to help tackle the climate crisis.

Janelle Wrigley – An attorney based in California. As head of the Antitrust & Competition team at Practical Law, leads a team of lawyers producing practical guidance for competition lawyers worldwide. Previously, Janelle was a litigator at the US Federal Trade Commission and at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP in New York.

Jennifer Thibodaux – An attorney, speaker, and writer based in New Jersey. A member of the Litigation team at Practical Law, where she creates procedural and substantive content, plus professional development resources. Previously, Jennifer was a partner at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, New Jersey, focusing on commercial litigation.

Lauren Sobel – An attorney, editor, and frequent presenter on trending legal topics based in New York City. At Practical Law, she uses her experience as a litigator and federal law clerk in multiple jurisdictions to help other attorneys in their practice. Before joining Thomson Reuters, Lauren was a partner at Shutts & Bowen LLP in Miami, Florida, specialising in business litigation.

Yasmin Sheikh – Executive coach, trainer, consultant, and speaker, with a background as a lawyer – practising for 12 years in a large international law firm. Founder of Diverse Matters – which helps promote equality, diversity, and inclusivity within organisations. Yasmin is also a former vice chair of the Disabled Solicitors Network at the Law Society of England and Wales.

Find out more about The Hearing and other Thomson Reuters podcasts at tr.com/thehearing

    EP. 152 – Neil Hudgell (Hudgell Solicitors)

    EP. 152 – Neil Hudgell (Hudgell Solicitors)

    Over decades, hundreds of Post Office employees in the UK were wrongly prosecuted for crimes such as fraud and theft due to accounting errors resulting from faulty software. Many lives were devastated by the false accusations. This week, Yasmin speaks to Neil Hudgell, the Executive Chairman of Hudgell Solicitors, a firm representing many of the claimants in the post office scandal, about the case and his experiences representing individuals who have been through tragic events.


    Find out more about The Hearing and other Thomson Reuters podcasts at tr.com/thehearing

    • 31 min
    EP. 151 – Jake Heller (CoCounsel, Thomson Reuters)

    EP. 151 – Jake Heller (CoCounsel, Thomson Reuters)

    Picture this: a young boy enters a computer programming project in his school science fair. It's so sophisticated that his teacher mistakenly assumes a parent must have helped – and awards him last place. The boy then grows up to become CEO of a legal technology company worth $650 million. That story belongs to Jake Heller, Head of CoCounsel – a revolutionary generative AI product for lawyers.

    In this episode, Jenn and Lauren sit down with their colleague Jake to chat about his journey from coding to law school to founding Casetext, where Jake envisioned making legal research as easy as finding movie times online. And, through the powers of AI, determination, and teamwork, his vision eventually became a reality. Jake also gets candid about family life and what it's like to have his own "co-counsel" at home – four children under the age of 5 – with his high school sweetheart.


    To learn more about CoCounsel, visit https://www.thomsonreuters.com/en/artificial-intelligence.

    • 54 min
    EP. 150 – Lord Tim Clement-Jones CBE

    EP. 150 – Lord Tim Clement-Jones CBE

    Governments around the world are grappling with how to regulate AI on issues ranging from copyright protections to ethical standards, competition rules and beyond.
     
    In this episode, host Becky Annison explores AI governance issues with Lord Tim Clement-Jones CBE, member of the UK House of Lords and former chair of its Artificial Intelligence Select Committee. The pair discuss the challenges of balancing enthusiasm for a new technology with the need to manage its risks. They also chat about areas where AI developers need to be more transparent regarding the construction of their models, and global efforts to set commonly accepted governance standards for AI.


    Find out more about The Hearing and other Thomson Reuters podcasts at tr.com/thehearing

    • 47 min
    EP. 149 – Joe Green (Gunderson Dettmer)

    EP. 149 – Joe Green (Gunderson Dettmer)

    Salt and pepper. Fish and chips. The sun and the moon. Law and innovation? Ok, maybe those last two haven’t traditionally been a natural pair. But the legal world is changing like never before. What skills should lawyers develop to excel with new technologies? How can lawyers interested in tech get more involved in that field?


    This episode’s guest, Joe Green, Chief Innovation Officer at Gunderson Dettmer, speaks to host Janelle Wrigley about these questions, how he pivoted his career from corporate lawyer to legal tech changemaker, and much more.

    • 50 min
    EP. 148 – Reena Parmar (Disabled Solicitors Network)

    EP. 148 – Reena Parmar (Disabled Solicitors Network)

    For lawyers who are disabled or neurodivergent, finding role models and support in the legal profession is a huge challenge. After becoming disabled eight years ago – and grappling with how to navigate her health and her work as a lawyer – Reena Parmar set out to address that problem.


    Now Chair of the Disabled Solicitors Network (DSN) at the Law Society of England and Wales, Reena chats with host Yasmin Sheikh about the initiatives underway at the DSN to promote disability inclusion and to support legal professionals looking for guidance or mentorship.

    • 41 min
    EP. 147 – Alan Barinholtz (Jury Duty)

    EP. 147 – Alan Barinholtz (Jury Duty)

    In this episode, Lauren sits down with Alan Barinholtz, lawyer and star of the hit TV series Jury Duty.

    Though Alan spent most of his life as a litigator and arbitrator, he dreamed of being an actor. After 40+ years as a lawyer (and, as he puts it, being patient and rehearsing for close to 50 years), Alan's dream came true when he landed the role of Judge Alan Rosen on Jury Duty. The Amazon show went on to earn an Emmy nomination and won the 2024 Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Ensemble Cast in a New Scripted Series, in no small part thanks to Alan's talented acting.

    Lauren and Alan chat about Alan's journey from lawyer to actor, including how he leaned on his legal experience to play a judge on TV. Alan also reveals the advice he got from his sons, Hollywood stars Ike and Jon Barinholtz, and shares an inspiring message for anyone else considering a career change.


    Find out more about Jury Duty here: https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigation/realism-or-ridicule-what-jury-duty-show-says-about-system-2023-05-10/

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

Matt Bohnson ,

Great

Great podcast covering a range of subjects!

GafferMatt ,

Very insightful podcast

A really interesting, insightful listen - highly recommend!

fej1990 ,

Brilliant listen podcast - every episode brings something new

I always enjoy listening to this podcast! Fascinating to hear what some of the world’s brilliant legal minds, leaders and even musicians have experienced to get to where they are now. Humorous, interesting and an excellent host.

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