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Lawyer 2 Lawyer is an award-winning podcast covering relevant, contemporary news from a legal perspective. Host J. Craig Williams invites industry professionals to examine current events and recent rulings in discussions that raise contemplative questions for those involved in the legal industry. Launched in 2005, Lawyer 2 Lawyer is one of the longest-running podcasts on the Internet.

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    • 4.3 • 116 Ratings

Lawyer 2 Lawyer is an award-winning podcast covering relevant, contemporary news from a legal perspective. Host J. Craig Williams invites industry professionals to examine current events and recent rulings in discussions that raise contemplative questions for those involved in the legal industry. Launched in 2005, Lawyer 2 Lawyer is one of the longest-running podcasts on the Internet.

    The DOJ Investigation & the Special Master Ruling

    The DOJ Investigation & the Special Master Ruling

    On September 5th, 2022, U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, a Trump appointed judge, granted Trump’s request for a special master to review records seized by the FBI during its search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate, thus delaying the DOJ’s investigation into the alleged actions of the former president and blocking their review of seized documents. In response, on September 8th, the DOJ appealed Judge Cannon’s order, citing the delay of review could be a threat to our national security. On September 15th, Judge Cannon declined to lift any part of the order, and a special master was appointed to review documents from the Mar-a-Lago search.
    So what is a special master? Is a special master appropriate in this situation? In this episode, host Craig Williams joins guest, Stanford Law professor David Alan Sklansky, faculty co-director at Stanford Criminal Justice Center, as they discuss this ruling, its potential impact, and the role of a special master.

    Mentioned in This Episode:
    Judge Cannon’s Ruling
    A Pattern of Violence: How the Law Classifies Crimes and What It Means for Justice

    • 41 min
    The Life of a Lawyer, Start to Finish: Hobbies & Travel

    The Life of a Lawyer, Start to Finish: Hobbies & Travel

    On the last episode of our The Life of a Lawyer Start to Finish series, we discussed work-life balance with Molly Ranns. In this episode, we move on to the next rung of the ladder: Hobbies & Travel.
    Host Craig Williams is joined by Steven Lefkoff, a business litigation and general practice attorney and host of the popular podcast, Lawyers with Lives. Craig and Steven dig deeper into hobbies and traveling, and how these activities can materially improve your practice, client relationships, and peace of mind.

    Mentioned in This Episode:
    Lawyers with Lives Podcast

    • 35 min
    Classified Documents & the FBI Search of Mar-a-Lago

    Classified Documents & the FBI Search of Mar-a-Lago

    On August 8th 2022, FBI agents entered the Mar-a-Lago residence of former President Trump in search of classified documents, allegedly taken from the White House. According to the search warrant, the FBI removed 11 sets of classified documents, including some documents that were marked as top secret and meant to be only available in special government facilities. So what does this mean for the former President?

    On this episode, host Craig Williams joins guest, Jason R. Baron, Professor of the Practice at the University of Maryland's College of Information Studies, to discuss the FBI’s recent search for classified documents at Mar-a-Lago. Craig and Jason take a look at the Presidential Records Act, the role of the National Archives and Records Administration, and the penalty for the mishandling of these White House records.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    Search and Seizure Warrant

    • 34 min
    The Life of a Lawyer, Start to Finish: Work-Life Balance

    The Life of a Lawyer, Start to Finish: Work-Life Balance

    On the last episode of our The Life of a Lawyer Start to Finish series, we discussed The Business of Law with Attorney Christopher T. Anderson. In this episode, we move on to the next rung of the ladder: Work-Life Balance. 
    Host Craig Williams is joined by program director for the Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program at the State Bar of Michigan, and co-host of the State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast, Molly Ranns.
    Craig and Molly discuss the well-being of an attorney, addressing a lawyer’s workload, the stress of the profession, and how a lawyer can balance their personal and professional life.

    Mentioned in this episode:
    The State Bar of Michigan: On Balance Podcast

    Special thanks to our sponsors Embroker and Posh.

    • 34 min
    SCOTUS, Dobbs, & the Fate of the 4th

    SCOTUS, Dobbs, & the Fate of the 4th

    With a ruling as momentous as we’ve seen in the recent Dobbs decision, one episode is just not enough to cover the extent of its significance. On our last episode with Cary Franklin, we discussed the ramifications of Dobbs in the context of abortion.
    On this episode, host Craig Williams joins guest, criminal defense attorney Jon May, to discuss his recent article, Justice Alito’s Opinion on Abortion: Not Just the End of Reproductive Rights, But the Downfall of Fundamental Civil Liberties Guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment to All Americans. Jon and Craig look beyond the matter of abortion, and explore the possible wider impacts of Dobbs, specifically as to the civil liberties guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment.

    Mentioned in This Episode:
    Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health OrganizationRuling 
    SCOTUS & the Overturning of Roe v. Wade
    Justice Alito’s Opinion on Abortion: Not Just the End of Reproductive Rights, But the Downfall of Fundamental Civil Liberties Guaranteed by the Fourth Amendment to All Americans

    • 32 min
    SCOTUS & the Overturning of Roe v. Wade

    SCOTUS & the Overturning of Roe v. Wade

    On May 13th, 2022, we released an episode entitledSCOTUS & the Future of Roe v. Wade. At that time, a leaked draft opinion in the matter of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization indicated that the Court was preparing to overturn Roe. Our guest on that episode, Cary Franklin, spoke about the impact of the leak, the constitutional right to abortion, the role of stare decisis, and the anticipated impacts of overruling Roe v. Wade.
    On Friday, June 24th, 2022, that leaked opinion became a reality. The U.S. Supreme Court officially reversed the half-century old precedent of Roe v. Wade, declaring that abortion is no longer a right guaranteed by the Constitution. Host Craig Williams joins returning guest,  Cary Franklin, Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law, to discuss SCOTUS’ recent ruling on abortion and the potential impact this could have on the nation, as well as the ramifications for our highest court; specifically, its politics, its approval rating, and its trajectory.
    Mentioned in This Episode:
    SCOTUS & the Future of Roe v. Wade
    Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Ruling

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
116 Ratings

116 Ratings

tomprogers ,

Serious, substantive discussion of legal topics in the news

This is meat & potatoes. Topics are driven by the news cycle, but the discussion focuses on legal analysis instead of politics or the horse race. Come prepared and you won't be disappointed.

toolatetotheparty ,

What happened

Haven’t listened in a while, but thought I’d check out the SCOTUS abortion episode. It’s just two lawyers agreeing based on superficial logic. Bring back a lawyer with an opposing view. Argue. Isn’t that what you’re supposed to do?

ScottDGray ,

Very one-sided take on legal topics

This is an incredibly biased, one-sided take on legal topics. A good lawyer understands that there’s more than one side to an issue and explores both sides to build a stronger case. Unfortunately, this podcast presents the law as though the progressive view is the only legitimate position.

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