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This podcast brings famously experienced business people, lawyers, accountants, and anyone else in the realm of business to the table to share personal experiences that have shaped their business and to talk about how to handle black letter issues in creative ways. Every business is subject to so-called blackletter laws. Blackletter laws are the well-established legal rules that are no longer subject to reasonable dispute. Originally, "blackletter" was the Gothic type-style which was used to set forth the law in England until the mid 18th century. It was originally used so commoners couldn't understand the laws.

Blackletter Thomas Dunlap

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 15 Ratings

This podcast brings famously experienced business people, lawyers, accountants, and anyone else in the realm of business to the table to share personal experiences that have shaped their business and to talk about how to handle black letter issues in creative ways. Every business is subject to so-called blackletter laws. Blackletter laws are the well-established legal rules that are no longer subject to reasonable dispute. Originally, "blackletter" was the Gothic type-style which was used to set forth the law in England until the mid 18th century. It was originally used so commoners couldn't understand the laws.

    New Supreme Court Term to Start with High Impact Cases

    New Supreme Court Term to Start with High Impact Cases

    As the justices return to the bench this week, the new term will feature major disputes on affirmative action, voting, religion, free speech and gay rights. The Supreme Court’s first case of the new term involves a major environmental dispute over the federal government’s power to protect the nation’s waterways under the Clean Water Act. The justices will also weigh a voting rights case that tests the legal limits on alleged racial gerrymandering, which involves the drawing of voting maps in a manner that dilutes the electoral power of racial minorities. Tune in this morning as Tom Dunlap reviews these two important cases.

    • 2 min
    Philosophies for Change Management

    Philosophies for Change Management

    What is the most effective way of approaching change management to achieve business success?
    On this episode of the Blackletter podcast, host Tom Dunlap continues his three-session interview with Terry Dohrmann, founder of the legal operating software company Litify. Terry discusses the obstacles that he faced to build and grow Litify. As the founder of a developing company, Terry has many experiences with change management for his organizational team as well as his potential client base. He shares the philosophies he developed regarding successful change management practices and how he navigated the tactical challenges involved in delivering technology products and services to a new market.
    Listen in on this episode of the Black Letter Podcast to hear more about Terry’s business tactics. And don’t forget to join us on next week’s episode of The Black Letter podcast, where Terry shares his business advice for entrepreneurs, lawyers, and listeners seeking success in business.

    • 11 min
    Laws for Hiring a Sex Offender

    Laws for Hiring a Sex Offender

    Recently, Amazon.com was sued claiming it illegally used a California sex offender website to conduct background checks on job applicants. On this episode, Tom digs into the case and whether there are any state laws pertaining to using criminal records and sex offender registries before hiring.

    • 2 min
    What is Access to Justice?

    What is Access to Justice?

    Access to justice is the fair chance to secure your rights under the law. Under this basic principle, citizens should have equal access to the legal system. This includes initiatives and programs designed to provide legal services to people that may have difficulty obtaining legal advice and representation. In today's episode, Tom discusses how access to justice is provided in the United States and how to continue to increase awareness of access to justice.

    • 1 min
    The Challenges of Turning to Tech

    The Challenges of Turning to Tech

    What challenges are you willing to face to pursue your entrepreneurial aspirations in the tech industry?
    On this episode of the Blackletter podcast, host Tom Dunlap begins his three-session interview with Terry Dohrmann, founder of the legal operating software company Litify. Terry’s company Litify has grown a lot since it started 6 years ago, but his journey of developing a tech company as a new entrepreneur didn’t come without its challenges. Listen to this episode to hear Terry share his story about transitioning from his role as a Salesforce tech employee to building his own tech company, and how he leveraged his prior knowledge and background to find new success in the tech sector. He explains the obstacles he experienced throughout his new entrepreneurial pursuits, and how he managed to fulfill his mission to modernize legal technology with Litify.
    Be sure to tune back in to next week’s episode of The Black Letter podcast, to hear Terry discuss an issue he faced that taught him a valuable lesson in achieving business success.

    • 10 min
    Anti-Hacking Copyright Law Facing a Constitutional Challenge

    Anti-Hacking Copyright Law Facing a Constitutional Challenge

    The D.C. Circuit court recently heard lawsuits that challenged the constitutionality of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s anti-circumvention and anti-trafficking provisions. These provisions, restrict people’s ability to access, use, or even discuss copyrighted materials that they purchase. Listen to today's episode as Tom breaks down Dr. Green's and Dr. Huang's lawsuits, how they differ, and if they will be successful.

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15 Ratings

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Thank you for your consistently excellent podcast!

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Love!!

I like listening to this on my way to work & I always learn something new. It’s interesting seeing the other side of the law & hearing from attorneys & all about challenges you’re thrown that I didn’t even think of until I started listening to this.

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Awesome Podcast on Law and Business

Excellent content on law and business done in an entertaining way. The host, Tom Dunlap, is a natural. Keep the episodes coming. Thoroughly enjoy it!

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