The premier provider of podcasts for attorneys and legal professionals. Over 15 shows on varied topics highlight important issues, current events, technology and the future of law. Legal Talk Network's shows are hosted by leading industry professionals and feature high profile guests.
2022: What’s White Hot in Cybersecurity?
Cybersecurity keeps changing at an ever-quickening pace, and, really, it’s probably going to stay that way. Sharon Nelson and John Simek welcome friend and cybersecurity expert David G. Ries to discuss some of the major happenings of the past year and what we should expect for 2022. David gives an overview of current cyber-threats and notable data breaches, discusses government efforts to fight cybercrime, and lays out the latest best practices to help you protect your business.
David G. Ries practices in the areas of environmental, technology, and data protection law and litigation
Special thanks to our sponsors CaseFleet and PInow.
How Covid-19 is Changing Sports Risk
Attorney Al Goldberger discusses how Covid-19 has affected youth sports liability.
Special thanks to our sponsor, AM Best Company, Best’s Insurance Professional Resources, including Qualified Member attorneys, adjusters and expert service providers.
Let's Talk Raises!
Just when you thought law firm salaries had settled into a nice equilibrium, Milbank announced another round of base salary hikes and the whole cycle began again. But with some notable hold-outs, the industry is left wondering if this is the last word on the matter or if another raise is on the horizon. We also talk about Elon Musk's effort to get a law firm to fire an attorney for being mean to him when he was back pushing the envelope of SEC regulations, and a state judge who refused to get vaccinated and an unvaccinated former VP candidate who sunk her high profile trial by catching COVID.
Revisiting the History of Workers’ Compensation with John F. Burton, Jr.
The 1972 issuance of the Report of the National Commission on State Workmen's Compensation Laws is one of the watershed moments in modern workers' compensation. As this year marks the 50th anniversary of the report, we felt it was worth revisiting our conversation with John F. Burton, Jr., who served as chairman on that commission. In this episode, originally released in December of 2018, host Alan Pierce talks to John F. Burton, Jr. about his career as a workers’ compensation expert. They discuss the history of workers’ compensation, outlining its legal evolution through different political and economic eras in the United States.
Special thanks to our sponsors, PInow and MerusCase.
Need to sharpen your legal writing? 10th Circuit Court judge shares his tips
There's plenty of conventional wisdom about what makes a good legal brief or court opinion. Judge Robert E. Bacharach of the Denver-based 10th Circuit Court of Appeals says that when judges socialize, their conversations often devolve into discussions about language and pieces of writing they enjoy or revile.
But Bacharach decided he wanted to dive deeper, to see what the science of psycholinguistics could teach lawyers and judges about how written words persuade an audience. The result was his new book, Legal Writing: A Judge's Perspective on the Science and Rhetoric of the Written Word, published by the ABA.
Legal Writing is a slim volume, but it's packed with tips. It considers details as microscopic as a serif on a letter and as macroscopic as how to create an outline for an argument. In this episode of the Modern Law Library podcast, Bacharach chats about his own writing process; shares his top takeaways from the psycholinguists he consulted; and offers his advice for young litigators looking to hone their skills.
EP415 - Jury Instructions
Sloppy jury instructions can lead to appeal due to instructional error or confusion in deliberations, and nobody wants that. In this episode, you’ll learn about verdict directors, clean and dirty instructions, roving commissions, potential pitfalls, and resources to help you draft more concise instructions that help the jury come to a decision in your favor.
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Yes it’ll bring the temperature down. A great show. You answered questions that I didn’t even think of yet such as the Twinkie eater doesn’t have a way to change the outcome. You laid it out in a way that you were my granddaughter in the 10th grade could understand. Thank you!