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From the Iowa based law firm that you want on your side, Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm PLC, we present GRL Raw. A podcast that presents the art of practicing law in a different light. Educational, practical, relevant, entertaining, and at times, raw. Join the GRL team as we discuss recent developments and applications of Iowa law while simultaneously providing a behind-the-scenes look into the culture, character, and passion of GRL Law Team.

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From the Iowa based law firm that you want on your side, Gourley, Rehkemper & Lindholm PLC, we present GRL Raw. A podcast that presents the art of practicing law in a different light. Educational, practical, relevant, entertaining, and at times, raw. Join the GRL team as we discuss recent developments and applications of Iowa law while simultaneously providing a behind-the-scenes look into the culture, character, and passion of GRL Law Team.

    DOS AND DON'TS: MEGGAN GUNS - UNLIMITED FUNDS?

    DOS AND DON'TS: MEGGAN GUNS - UNLIMITED FUNDS?

    We finally tricked a prosecutor into appearing on GRL Raw! Current Assistant Polk County Attorney and candidate for Dallas County Attorney, Meggan Guns faces the firing squad on another riveting episode of Dos and Don’ts. Do prosecutors have to consider the financial costs associated with a prosecution? Do they strike deals because it might be too expensive to take a case to trial? We warm Meggan up to Does and Don’ts with a question, the answer to which might surprise...

    • 14 min
    VICTORY VAULT: SCHOOL DISTRICT FAILS SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENT

    VICTORY VAULT: SCHOOL DISTRICT FAILS SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENT

    In this episode of GRL’s Victory Vault, we shed light on a case where justice was not only served for a young client but also held a school district accountable for its own failures. We speak with GRL partner Bobby Rehkemper about a case that started with a tragic incident: the sexual assault of a special education student by another student within the school premises. Bobby's diligent investigation uncovered alarming lapses in the school district's duty to protect its most vulnerable student...

    • 21 min
    DOS AND DON'TS: BLIND, FURY, INAPPROPRIATE CUSTOMER

    DOS AND DON'TS: BLIND, FURY, INAPPROPRIATE CUSTOMER

    Jill Zwagerman was warmed up with the softball in our last episode, so we crank up the difficulty level on this Dos and Don’ts. This one involves disabilities, a Furry, a pupachino and a naughty customer. What is an employer required to do to protect its people from unruly customers? Are Furry’s a “protected class?” What is a “protected class”? Jill helps us wade through this doozie of a Does and Don’ts that will be very difficult to top.Thanks for tuning in to t...

    • 14 min
    LAW 'SPLAINING: SOCIAL MEDIA AND GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

    LAW 'SPLAINING: SOCIAL MEDIA AND GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

    You comment on your Mayor’s Facebook page about how he is doing a terrible job. Your comment gets deleted. You comment again. It gets deleted. You go to comment again. You are blocked! The First Amendment to the United States Constitution guarantees citizens the right to speak their mind, dissent against the government and express their opinions. Is the First Amendment violated when a government official censors comments and communications on social ...

    • 14 min
    DOS AND DON’TS: MY GIRLFRIENDS BOSS TOLD HER TO BREAK UP WITH ME

    DOS AND DON’TS: MY GIRLFRIENDS BOSS TOLD HER TO BREAK UP WITH ME

    GRL Raw takes Dos and Don’ts to an entirely new level this season with guest appearances from local lawyers who have a special set of skills on the topics of discussion. We kick it off with Jill Zwagerman of who specializes in Employment Discrimination cases; think Sexual Harassment. We sit Jill down, throw a few drinks down her throat and hit her with the most bizarre publicly asked legal questions related to her line of work. It is awesome. It is hilarious. It ...

    • 16 min
    STRAIGHT DOPE: CIVIL LIBERTIES AT STAKE IN UNIVERSITY GAMBLING SCANDAL

    STRAIGHT DOPE: CIVIL LIBERTIES AT STAKE IN UNIVERSITY GAMBLING SCANDAL

    On this episode of the Straight Dope, Colin’s guest, Andrew Mertens, Executive Director of the Iowa Association for Justice, discusses the latest developments in the gambling controversy that rocked the University of Iowa and Iowa State athletic departments last fall. What technology did the state’s Division of Criminal Investigation use to target these athletes? And why should Iowans be concerned about the larger privacy interests at stake? Andrew explains this and more inc...

    • 25 min

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