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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.

Law Talk is a legal podcast presented by North Carolina Attorney Bill Powers.

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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.

Law Talk is a legal podcast presented by North Carolina Attorney Bill Powers.

For more information about Bill Powers: https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/bill-powers.html
Divorce in Charlotte: Charlotte-Divorce-Lawyer.com
DWI and Criminal Defense: CarolinaAttorneys.com

    Polymath in the Law - Janet Ward Black

    Polymath in the Law - Janet Ward Black

    Janet Ward Black Occasionally we come across a person in our journey of life who has more than one admirable trait.
    But it is a rare thing indeed to meet someone, let alone be able to call them a friend, who seems to excel in everything they do and who embodies every superlative we use to describe what constitutes a wonderful human being.
    Janet Ward Black is just one of those people.
    She’s a beautiful soul who has quietly but effectively spent her life serving others. She very much represents the best in North Carolina.
    A polymath is defined as someone who is competent in at least three diverse domains and integrates them into a top 1-percent skill.
    They bring the best of what humanity has discovered across multiple fields to help them be more effective in their core mission or professional advocation.
    We are joined by attorney extraordinaire Janet Ward Black of the https://www.wardblacklaw.com/ (Ward Black Law Firm).
    Law Talk is a non-partisan forum to discuss the law and legislation, developing legal issues, public policy, and practice tips for legal professionals and Lawyers in North Carolina.
    We invite speakers from different backgrounds and perspectives to be guests.
    Check out other Episodes of Law Talk with Bill Powers :
    Eben Rawls -Living Legend in the Law - https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/blog/living-legend-in-the-law-eben-rawls/ ("The Journey")
    Honorable Lucy Noble Inman -https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/honorable-lucy-noble-inman/id1329859724?i=1000477496904 ( Appellate Issues in NC, Standards of Review, and Trial Techniques )
    John Nunnally - Insurance Defense Lawyer - https://injury.carolinaattorneys.com/insurance-defense-lawyer-john-nunnally.html (Professional Development and the Practice of an Insurance Defense Lawyer )
    https://charlotte-divorce-lawyer.com/life-as-a-charlotte-family-law-attorney/ (Life as a Charlotte Divorce Lawyer) - Tom Bush and Bill Powers discuss the practice of law and the path toward becoming a Family Law Attorney
    Caroline Wingate Strauss - https://www.stitcher.com/show/nc-law-talk-dwi-traffic-drug-crimes-criminal-defense-tips/episode/top-5-tips-for-custody-charlotte-family-law-attorneys-89152632 (Custody Issues in NC) - Charlotte Family Law Attorney
    https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/blog/embezzlement-in-north-carolina-crimes-of-theft-and-dishonesty/ (What is Embezzlement) - Crimes of Theft or Dishonesty by Employees
    https://charlotte-divorce-lawyer.com/civil-contempt-criminal-contempt-and-motions-to-show-cause/ (Domestic Violence Protective Orders) - 50B Orders in North Carolina
    NC DWI Laws - Important Changes to thehttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/important-changes-to-nc-ignition-interlock-laws/id1329859724?i=1000545970842 ( Ignition Interlock Laws) in North Carolina
    https://charlotte-divorce-lawyer.com/civil-contempt-criminal-contempt-and-motions-to-show-cause/ (Civil Contempt, Criminal Contempt, and Motions to Show Cause) in Charlotte NC

    • 51 min
    What Does the State Bar Do?

    What Does the State Bar Do?

    What Does the State Bar Do? The State Bar is the regulatory body for attorneys in your state. It licenses attorneys, provides education and resources to the legal community and public, and promotes justice.
    But what does that mean? What does the State Bar do?
    In this episode of Law Talk with Bill Powers, we take a look at what the State Bar is, how it is organized and comprised, and some of the things it does to regulate the legal profession.
    We are joined by Legal Counsel to the North Carolina State Bar, Mr. Brian Oten.
    Mr. Oten is an attorney and the Director for Ethics and Special Programs for the State Bar, Chief Ethics Counsel to the State Bar Council, and the Executive Director for the State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.
    If you'd like to volunteer to be a guest on the podcast or suggest additional topics for Law Talk with Bill Powers, please email: LawTalkWithBillPowers@gmail.com
    Law Talk is a non-partisan forum to discuss the law and legislation, developing legal issues, public policy, and practice tips for legal professionals and Lawyers in North Carolina.
    We invite speakers from different backgrounds and perspectives to be guests.
    Check out other Episodes of Law Talk with Bill Powers :
    Eben Rawls -Living Legend in the Law - https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/blog/living-legend-in-the-law-eben-rawls/ ("The Journey")
    Honorable Lucy Noble Inman -https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/honorable-lucy-noble-inman/id1329859724?i=1000477496904 ( Appellate Issues in NC, Standards of Review, and Trial Techniques )
    John Nunnally - Insurance Defense Lawyer - https://injury.carolinaattorneys.com/insurance-defense-lawyer-john-nunnally.html (Professional Development and the Practice of an Insurance Defense Lawyer )
    https://charlotte-divorce-lawyer.com/life-as-a-charlotte-family-law-attorney/ (Life as a Charlotte Divorce Lawyer) - Tom Bush and Bill Powers discuss the practice of law and the path toward becoming a Family Law Attorney
    Caroline Wingate Strauss - https://www.stitcher.com/show/nc-law-talk-dwi-traffic-drug-crimes-criminal-defense-tips/episode/top-5-tips-for-custody-charlotte-family-law-attorneys-89152632 (Custody Issues in NC) - Charlotte Family Law Attorney
    https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/blog/embezzlement-in-north-carolina-crimes-of-theft-and-dishonesty/ (What is Embezzlement) - Crimes of Theft or Dishonesty by Employees
    https://charlotte-divorce-lawyer.com/civil-contempt-criminal-contempt-and-motions-to-show-cause/ (Domestic Violence Protective Orders) - 50B Orders in North Carolina
    NC DWI Laws - Important Changes to thehttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/important-changes-to-nc-ignition-interlock-laws/id1329859724?i=1000545970842 ( Ignition Interlock Laws) in North Carolina
    https://charlotte-divorce-lawyer.com/civil-contempt-criminal-contempt-and-motions-to-show-cause/ (Civil Contempt, Criminal Contempt, and Motions to Show Cause) in Charlotte NC

    • 53 min
    Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask a Judge - Guest Judge Matt Osman

    Questions You've Always Wanted to Ask a Judge - Guest Judge Matt Osman

    Questions you've always wanted to ask a Judge Ever wondered how the court system works and what it's like to be a judge?
    Today on Law Talk with Bill Powers, the Honorable Matt Osman joins us to discuss the responsibilities associated with serving as a District Court Judge in Charlotte, North Carolina.
    What goes through their mind when they're making a decision?
    How do they come up with their rulings?
    What's the process like?

    Whether it involves family law or a divorce in Charlotte, misdemeanor criminal case, or DWI charge, District Court Judges handle a tremendous number of different types of cases.
    If you are interested in the law, a law student, or a practicing attorney, we hope you learn from Judge Osman's perspective.
    If you'd like to volunteer to be a guest on the podcast or suggest additional topics for Law Talk with Bill Powers, please email: LawTalkWithBillPowers@gmail.com
    Law Talk is a non-partisan forum to discuss the law and legislation, developing legal issues, public policy, and practice tips developed to provide information and educate.
    We invite speakers from different backgrounds and perspectives to be guests.
    Check out past Episodes of Law Talk:
    Living Legend in the Law - https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/blog/living-legend-in-the-law-eben-rawls/ ("The Journey") - Eben Rawls
    Honorable Lucy Noble Inman -https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/honorable-lucy-noble-inman/id1329859724?i=1000477496904 ( Appellate Issues in NC, Standards of Review, and Trial Techniques )
    Insurance Defense Lawyer - John Nunnally - https://injury.carolinaattorneys.com/insurance-defense-lawyer-john-nunnally.html (Professional Development and the Practice of an Insurance Defense Lawyer )
    https://www.stitcher.com/show/nc-law-talk-dwi-traffic-drug-crimes-criminal-defense-tips/episode/top-5-tips-for-custody-charlotte-family-law-attorneys-89152632 (Custody Issues in NC) - Charlotte Family Law Attorney Caroline Wingate Strauss
    https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/blog/embezzlement-in-north-carolina-crimes-of-theft-and-dishonesty/ (What is Embezzlement) - Crimes of Theft or Dishonesty by Employees
    NC DWI Laws - Important Changes to thehttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/important-changes-to-nc-ignition-interlock-laws/id1329859724?i=1000545970842 ( Ignition Interlock Laws) in North Carolina
    https://charlotte-divorce-lawyer.com/life-as-a-charlotte-family-law-attorney/ (Life as a Charlotte Divorce Lawyer) - Tom Bush and Bill Powers discuss the practice of law and the path toward becoming a Family Law Attorney
    https://charlotte-divorce-lawyer.com/civil-contempt-criminal-contempt-and-motions-to-show-cause/ (Civil Contempt, Criminal Contempt, and Motions to Show Cause) in Charlotte NC
    https://charlotte-divorce-lawyer.com/civil-contempt-criminal-contempt-and-motions-to-show-cause/ (Domestic Violence Protective Orders) - 50B Orders in North Carolina

    • 54 min
    Can I get a Limited Privilege?

    Can I get a Limited Privilege?

    A driver's license in North Carolina is a privilege, not a rightIf they took your license for Driving While Impaired (DWI), that's a big deal. You may not realize how valuable that little piece of plastic is until it's taken away.
    Even with mass transit in Charlotte, getting to work and taking care of your family can be difficult, if not impossible, without a valid driver's license.
    Frankly, the https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/files/north-carolina-dwi-quick-reference-guide.pdf (NC DWI Laws) are complicated if not confusing, especially to those who have little to no experience dealing with the legal system.
    People call us on a daily basis asking, "Can I get a Hardship License?"
    https://youtu.be/JCMWodYjxL8 (Am I eligible for a Limited Privilege?)
    Whether you call it a Hardship License or Limited Privilege or a "Paper License," the process isn't as straightforward as you may think.
    The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) has a number of rules and regulations in place that govern who is eligible for driving privileges and under what circumstances.
    https://youtu.be/xB0HMGL0icQ (What happens if I refused to blow? )
    There are several different types of Limited Driving Privileges in North Carolina.
    For example, for just for DWI charges, there are privileges for:
    https://www.nccourts.gov/assets/documents/forms/cvr10.pdf?a68E14bulfrDR4hoZGRKfpHL_qUVbo8K (LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGE PRETRIAL REVOCATION (IMPLIED-CONSENT OFFENSE)) - AOC-CVR-10
    https://www.nccourts.gov/assets/documents/forms/cvr11.pdf?xaLv0iFuKsICnvlCprvmTGnZLhPaHpZJ (LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGE INDEFINITE PRETRIAL REVOCATION (IMPLIED-CONSENT OFFENSE)) - AOC-CVR-11
    https://www.nccourts.gov/assets/documents/forms/cr312-en.pdf?7erJ6ubnMbpp5wCZ4vHv2yhYeE6CHSLs (LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGE IMPAIRED DRIVING OR OPEN CONTAINER OR UNDERAGE ALCOHOL VIOLATION (N.C. CONVICTIONS ONLY)) - AOC-CR-312
    https://www.nccourts.gov/assets/documents/forms/cv352.pdf?A0k9VsAmrXSTuK6wBqqA0FUz3_xi9sbS (LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGE IMPAIRED DRIVING (OUT-OF-STATE OR FEDERAL) - AOC-CR-352
    https://www.nccourts.gov/assets/documents/forms/cr313_0.pdf?irPfhza.FBoSYtc11df3XoI37c2RK6YD (LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGE WILLFUL REFUSAL)-AOC-CR-313
    https://www.nccourts.gov/assets/documents/forms/cr340.pdf?TyPRtsJTmEpDWgSjJhwE9OV9j_GGajok (INTERLOCK LIMITED DRIVING PRIVILEGE IMPAIRED DRIVING (N.C. CONVICTIONS ONLY))-AOC-CR-340

    For more information about DWI charges in Charlotte and Driving While Impaired in North Carolina, we have a LOT of content free to download on our website: https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/dui-dwi.html
    You may also reach us by calling: 704-342-4357
    LawTalkWithBillPowers@gmail.com

    • 48 min
    View from the Bench - Honorable Matt Osman - Mecklenburg County District Court Judge

    View from the Bench - Honorable Matt Osman - Mecklenburg County District Court Judge

    A View from the District Court Bench in Charlotte The courts are where we peaceably resolve disputes in North Carolina.
    Whether it involves a divorce in Charlotte, criminal or DWI charges, District Court Judges are responsible for meting out justice in a tremendous number of cases.
    Today on Law Talk with Bill Powers, the Honorable Matt Osman joins us to discuss how our courts work, how issues are resolved, and Judge Osman's path towards becoming a judge.
    If you are a law student, practicing attorney, or just interested in the law and how things work in court, we think you'll find Judge Osman's insights and perspectives enlightening.
    If you'd like to suggest additional topics for Law Talk with Bill Powers or volunteer to be a guest on the podcast, please contact Bill Powers at LawTalkWithBillPowers@gmail.com
    Check out past Episodes of Law Talk:
    Living Legend in the Law - https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/blog/living-legend-in-the-law-eben-rawls/ ("The Journey") - Eben Rawls
    Honorable Lucy Noble Inman -https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/honorable-lucy-noble-inman/id1329859724?i=1000477496904 ( Appellate Issues in NC, Standards of Review, and Trial Techniques )
    Insurance Defense Lawyer - John Nunnally - https://injury.carolinaattorneys.com/insurance-defense-lawyer-john-nunnally.html (Professional Development and the Practice of an Insurance Defense Lawyer )
    https://www.stitcher.com/show/nc-law-talk-dwi-traffic-drug-crimes-criminal-defense-tips/episode/top-5-tips-for-custody-charlotte-family-law-attorneys-89152632 (Custody Issues in NC) - Charlotte Family Law Attorney Caroline Wingate Strauss
    https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/blog/embezzlement-in-north-carolina-crimes-of-theft-and-dishonesty/ (What is Embezzlement) - Crimes of Theft or Dishonesty by Employees
    NC DWI Laws - Important Changes to thehttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/important-changes-to-nc-ignition-interlock-laws/id1329859724?i=1000545970842 ( Ignition Interlock Laws) in North Carolina
    https://charlotte-divorce-lawyer.com/life-as-a-charlotte-family-law-attorney/ (Life as a Charlotte Divorce Lawyer) - Tom Bush and Bill Powers discuss the practice of law and the path towards becoming a Family Law Attorney
    https://charlotte-divorce-lawyer.com/civil-contempt-criminal-contempt-and-motions-to-show-cause/ (Civil Contempt, Criminal Contempt, and Motions to Show Cause) in Charlotte NC
    https://charlotte-divorce-lawyer.com/civil-contempt-criminal-contempt-and-motions-to-show-cause/ (Domestic Violence Protective Orders) - 50B Orders in North Carolina

    Law Talk is a non-partisan forum to discuss legislation and the law, legal issues, policy, and practice tips.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Next Generation: Jacob Rabin - Shining Star - Aspiring Lawyer

    The Next Generation: Jacob Rabin - Shining Star - Aspiring Lawyer

    I want to be a lawyer. . .More than one high school and college student aspires to the profession, not fully understanding what it fully means to be an attorney and the commitment it takes to get there.
    Unless you have an immediate family member who practices law, it may not be entirely obvious why people choose the law as a vocation.
    Lawyers want to https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/blog/nc-advocates-for-justice-president-bill-powers-inauguration/ (help people and make a difference).
    Clearly, that is easier said than done.
    Setting out to make a change and knowing how you want to do that, especially at 17-years-old, is truly remarkable.
    But Broughton Senior, Jacob Rabin, is just that. He is a remarkable young man, and for more senior lawyers, serves as a shining star for the future.
    Today on Law Talk with https://charlotte-divorce-lawyer.com/ (Bil Powers), we're joined by Aspiring Lawyer and Broughton High School Phenom, Jacob Rabin.
    Jacob is well ahead of the curve in both his understanding of the law and the reasons why someone might want to choose the law as a profession.
    We'll discuss Jacob's experience with the https://ncmocktrial.org/ (NC Mock Trial Competition), how he became involved, and what he's learned in the process.
    Jacob and Bill also talk about Jacob's work on the https://www.ncbar.gov/media/730676/journal-27-1.pdf (NC State Bar Journal Article: The Wilmington Ten) - Starting a Conversation.

    • 49 min

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