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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.

    ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : COVID-19 hasn't stopped this lawyer from advocating for wellness and recovery

    ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : COVID-19 hasn't stopped this lawyer from advocating for wellness and recovery

    Lawyer and author Brian Cuban chats with ABA Journal Senior Writer Stephanie Francis Ward about how he’s been focusing on what he can control during the COVID-19 pandemic, rather than what he can’t, and what he misses the most. For Cuban, that includes hugs from family and friends, and he’s not sure that they’ll ever be given as freely as they once were.
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    • 32 min
    ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : What does police abolition look like?

    ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : What does police abolition look like?

    Recent protests over police brutality have raised the volume on calls to defund the police. But while police abolition may be new to some, it's a concept that has been studied and discussed for decades. In his 2017 book, The End of Policing, Alex S. Vitale explains the troubling origins of modern policing, why commonly suggested reforms like training and increased diversity have not been successful, and how slashing social services has placed police officers in situations they are unequipped to deal with. In this episode, Vitale also shares with the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles how he explains the issue to sceptics, and ways that lawyers can help rethink the ways that the criminal justice system re-enforces inequality.
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    • 25 min
    ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : BigLaw firm’s legal tech subsidiary has launched a steady stream of COVID-19 tools

    ABA Journal: Legal Rebels : BigLaw firm’s legal tech subsidiary has launched a steady stream of COVID-19 tools

    When the novel coronavirus began rapidly spreading across the United States earlier this year, Kimball Dean Parker says he felt a strong desire to help consumers and businesses in need. Utah-based SixFifty set out to do what it does best: develop online tools to assist consumers of all types tackle complex legal challenges without breaking the bank.
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    • 27 min
    ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : What's lost when jury trials vanish?

    ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : What's lost when jury trials vanish?

    Thirty years ago, between 9% to 10% of federal criminal cases actually went to trial before a jury. That may not seem like a large percentage, but by 2018, only 2% of defendants received a jury trial. To Robert Katzberg, this represents a three-fold crisis. First, citizens are unable to participate and observe the judicial system through jury service. Second, trial attorneys are unable to hone their skills in front of a jury. Third, defendants are thus deprived of experienced counsel. It inspired Katzberg to write The Vanishing Trial: The Era of Courtroom Performers and the Perils of Its Passing. Part memoir, part practical advice for litigators and part warning to the public, the book shares stories from Katzberg's four decades of litigation experience in New York City and around the country. In this episode of the Modern Law Library, he explains to the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles why he chose to praise and criticize people by name, and why jury duty is such a valuable experience.
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    • 47 min
    ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Can cyborg lawyers convince their clients to listen?

    ABA Journal: Asked and Answered : Can cyborg lawyers convince their clients to listen?

    Do you really need a human for the so-called human touch in lawyering, particularly when a big part of the job is convincing the client to be reasonable? Maybe not, according to some people who created apps that they claim help people accomplish tasks traditionally carried about by lawyers. The ABA Journal’s Stephanie Francis Ward talks with legal technologists about how their apps are working to do things such as detect and block sarcasm in texts between parents at odds with each other and quickly find middle ground between people battling over small amounts of money.
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    • 23 min
    ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Meet 9 American women shortlisted for the U.S. Supreme Court before Sandra Day O'Connor

    ABA Journal: Modern Law Library : Meet 9 American women shortlisted for the U.S. Supreme Court before Sandra Day O'Connor

    As early as the 1930s, presidents were considering putting the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court. So who were these other candidates on the shortlist, and why did it take until 1981 for Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first female justice? In this episode of the Modern Law Library, the ABA Journal's Lee Rawles talks with Renee Knake Jefferson and Hannah Brenner Johnson about their decade-long research project into the careers and personal lives of nine other women who could have been elevated to the Supreme Court. In Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court, Jefferson and Johnson also look at the factors that helped those nine succeed as women in the law, the institutional powers that stood in the way of their nominations, and the forces that eventually broke down the court's gender barrier.
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    • 31 min

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