Your resource for answers to your most pressing legal questions. Attorney Bill Powers sits down with some of today’s leading legal minds to discuss everything from legal issues and legislation to practice tips and policy.
If you have been charged with a crime, received a traffic citation, or been charged with Driving While Impaired (DWI/DUI) in North Carolina then this podcast is for you. An NBTA Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist with 27 years of experience, Charlotte Lawyer Bill Powers answers your most pressing DWI, Traffic, and Criminal Defense questions on your time.
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Civil Contempt, Criminal Contempt, and Motions to Show Cause
Failure to comply with a Court Order in North Carolina ordinarily has consequences.
The nature of the Order and the type of alleged violation dictate the appropriate sanction, if any.
Divorce Lawyers regularly litigate issues involving:
Civil Contempt of Court
Motions and Orders to Show Cause
Failure to comply with a Court's Order regarding child custody, visitation, child support, PSS - post separation support, and alimony are common themes of disputes may result in a Motion and Order to Show Cause.
The "cause" in that instance would be to show why one party "should not be held in contempt of court."
There are important differences regarding a Motion for Criminal Contempt and Civil Contempt Motions in North Carolina.
In this episode of Law Talk, Tonya Graser Smith joins Bill Powers in a discussion regarding the differences between Criminal and Civil Contempt, possible penalties/sanctions for each, and the real-world application of the NC family laws to disputes.
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We strongly recommend listeners consult with an experienced family law attorney in Charlotte, NC about the specifics of your legal inquiry and/or particular matter.
The information contained on Law Talk with Bill Powers is not legal advice and therefore should not be relied upon as such.
NC Insurance Defense Lawyer - John Nunnally
Insurance Defense Lawyer John Nunnally joins Law Talk with Bill Powers, discussing:
The Practice of an Insurance Defense Lawyer
DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS REGARDING POSSIBLE TRANSMISSION OF SARS-CoV-2 AND THE POSSIBLE CORONAVIRUS, GUESTS OF LAW TALK WITH BILL POWERS ARE PRESENTLY RECORDED REMOTELY RATHER THAN IN-PERSON IN OUR STUDIO.
PODCAST STUDIOS ARE CLOSE, SOUNDPROOF SPACES NOT CONDUCIVE TO SOCIAL DISTANCING. FACE MASKS DON'T DO MUCH FOR MICROPHONE / SOUND QUALITY.
Therefore, for this podcast both Mr. Powers and Mr. Nunnally have been recorded remotely, at times affecting the richness of voices and/or resulting in occasional internet latency issues.
We apologize in advance, extending our apology for any issues you may encounter.
Thanks once again to our friend Rob Ingalls at Lawpods.
Special thanks to Rob Ingalls at Future Self Podcast.
A transcript of Law Talk with Bill Powers is available of this conversation with John Nunnally.
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Honorable Lucy Noble Inman
The Honorable Lucy Noble Inman of the North Carolina Court of Appeals joins Law Talk with Bill Powers, discussing:
Standards of Review
Findings of Fact
Preserving the Record on Appeal
DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, GUEST INTERVIEWS ON LAW TALK WITH BILL POWERS ARE DONE REMOTELY AND NOT "IN STUDIO."
As such, depending on the internet connectivity, there are occasional latency glitches and background noises.
Please accept our sincere apology for any issues.
Special thanks to Rob Ingalls at Future Self Podcast.
Rob incredibly friendly, professional, and easy to work with.
We highly recommend Rob and his podcasting services.
If you have topics of interest or suggested guest, please email us at: LawTalkwithBillPowers@gmail.com
A transcript of this episode will be available at: CarolinaAttorneys.com
Lawyers, Lawyering, and Law Coaching
Charlotte Lawyer and Master Coach Chris Connelly joins Law Talk with Bill Powers to discuss reviewing your law practice, life, and profession during the Coronavirus Outbreak.
Now may be the time to take a step back and consider your practice. Is your career fulfilling? Bill Powers (https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/) Topics for discussion include:
Steps to taking a Professional Sabbatical
Work-Life Balance for Lawyers
Law Firm Development
Schedule a meeting with Connelly Coaching (https://connelly-coaching.com/)
Have suggestions for topics or would you like to be a guest, contact Charlotte Lawyer Bill Powers (https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/bill-powers.html) .
Life as a Charlotte Family Law Attorney
Charlotte Divorce Lawyer Tom Bush joins Law Talk with Bill Powers to discuss the practice of law, life as a family law attorney, and the path towards becoming an attorney.
Coronavirus, Courts, and Continuances in North Carolina
Raleigh Criminal Defense Attorney John Fanney joins Law Talk with Bill Powers to discuss criminal charges and the courts during the Coronavirus Outbreak.
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Contempt is our friend
Thanks for this podcast - very informative and entertaining
Great podcast - and host!
Bill does a phenomenal job providing an interesting and insightful podcast!!!
Law Talk with Bill Powers
Bill Powers really does an excellent job with this. As a guest, who had never done a podcast, I was a little nervous about what we were going to talk about for all that time, but Bill was extremely smooth at moving the conversation along. His approach of blending subject matter of my practice with exploring other parts of the lives of those of us who do law for a living was creative and increased depth. Really well done.
And friends who listened said he was able to make even me seem interesting and like a good guy.