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MSNBC's Ari Melber | Presenting Evidence & Cross Examinations On TV
Ari Melber, host of The Beat with Ari Melber discusses how his legal background helps him present the news to his audience and how it guides his interviewing style. They also discuss the Mueller report, news media and its relationship to democracy plus the case of Jamal Knox. http://www.nysba.org/jamalknox/
Mar 18, 2019
Albany Law Professor Vincent Bonventre | NY Court of Appeals in the Trump Era
Vincent Bonventre joins David to discuss the NY Court of Appeals and its historical role as a national leader for progressive judicial change and the impact decisions and dissents have had on Supreme Court rulings, Obergfell v. Hodges and Roe v. Wade.
Mar 11, 2019
Susan Harper and Rachel Silberstein discuss the recent NY Legislature hearing on Sexual Harassment
Susan Harper, Managing Director of Bates Group and Rachel Silberstein, Capitol Reporter for the Times Union discuss the February 2019 Open Hearing on Sexual Harassment at the New York Legislature. Susan Harper, Chair of NYSBA's Women in Law Section, testified during the 11-hour hearing. Read & View her testimony - https://goo.gl/tpj5SL Rachel Silberstein covered the event for the Albany Times Union Read her recap - https://goo.gl/mtDj9D
Mar 04, 2019
David Lat discusses his career arc from NJ U.S. Attorney's Office to the founding of Above the Law
David Lat joins David to talk about the founding of his website Above the Law, the change in BigLaw culture through the years, how Bar Associations have evolved, his optimism about law schools and his early career as a Federal Prosecutor working for then, U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Chris Christie.
Feb 25, 2019
Jonathan Armstrong on the fallout the Brexit negotiations will have on data privacy around the world
Jonathan Armstrong joins David to talk about GDPR and how it will affect U.S. companies doing business in the European Union. They also discuss the fallout from data breaches at Facebook and Google and they close by discussing how Brexit could upend the status quo.
Feb 18, 2019
David Soares discusses his office's decision to no longer prosecute low-level marijuana possession
Albany County District Attorney David Soares discusses his offices decision to no longer prosecute low-level marijuana possession and the responsibility of the State to ensure communities of color, devastated by the War on Drugs are included in the decision making process. He also discusses how his upbringing shaped his philosophy and how he has evolved during his four-terms as Albany County DA.
Feb 11, 2019
Examining how NYSBA’s Legislative Priorities will fare in the 116th Congress with Hilary Jochmans
Examining how NYSBA’s Legislative Priorities will fare in the 116th Congress with Hilary Jochmans by New York State Bar Association
Feb 04, 2019
The impact of the Federal Government shutdown - with NYSBA President Michael Miller
New York State Bar Association President Michael Miller joins David to discuss the impact the Federal Government shutdown is having on the Rule of Law and the administration of justice.
Jan 28, 2019
Voter participation and registration in New York State with Westchester County Attorney John Nonna
John Nonna, Westchester County Attorney, talks with David about the issues surrounding voter participation and registration and some legislative solutions to increase voter turnout in New York State.
Jan 21, 2019
NYSBA Presidential Summit Preview – with Elin Kunz
Elin Kunz, former director of Physician Services at Halifax Health joins David to talk about her experience as a whistleblower. Kunz was responsible for uncovering Medicare fraud by her employer and details the struggles that whistleblowers face professionally and personally. Kunz will be a panelist at the NYSBA Presidential Summit on whistleblowers Wednesday, January 16.
Jan 14, 2019
Miranda Warnings Holiday Spectacular – with Cindy Miller
Cindy Miller, former Radio City Rockette, philanthropist, and wife of NYSBA President Michael Miller joins David to talk about her career as a Rockette, leading the effort to get Radio City Music Hall designated a historical landmark, and shares some Holiday do’s and don’ts. You’ll get a kick out of this episode.
Dec 17, 2018
War Against All Puerto Ricans – with Nelson Denis
Nelson Denis, award-winning screenwriter, film director, author and former New York State Assembly member joins David to discuss the history of Puerto Rico’s relationship with the United States, how the problems brought about by Hurricane Maria have been crushing the island for decades, and solutions for how Puerto Ricans can become self-sustaining.
Dec 10, 2018
Stress Test: Law School, Licensing and NY Practice – with Patricia Salkin
David and his guest Patty Salkin discuss the conflicting interests and resulting tensions in New York law schools, which must prepare students for the UBE, ensure they meet pro bono and other licensing requirements, and make students understand that a New York practice will require more than knowledge of the Uniform Acts.
Dec 03, 2018
The Afterlife of Digital Assets – with Jill Choate Beier
Jill Choate Beier and David discuss why people’s estate plans need to include the disposition of digital assets, why fiduciaries still are blocked from accessing email and social media accounts and how this has an outsized impact on very small estates.
Nov 26, 2018
Hank Greenberg - Insulating The Criminal Justice System From Politics
Hank Greenberg - Insulating The Criminal Justice System From Politics by New York State Bar Association
Nov 21, 2018
Hank Greenberg - Meaning Of The Rule Of Law
Hank Greenberg - Meaning Of The Rule Of Law by New York State Bar Association
Nov 21, 2018
The Law of Robots – with Ed Walters
Ed Walters, the CEO of Fastcase, teaches a course titled the “Law of Robots.” He and David discuss the consequences of the law’s historically slow response to a world defined by rapid change, increasing reliance on technology and disinterest in its unintended consequences.
Nov 19, 2018
The Electoral College and Your Vote – with Michael Fox and Howard Schaffer
Two of the last five presidential elections were won by people who lost the popular vote, a risk inherent to the Electoral College system. David’s guests Michael Fox, assistant professor of business law and pre-law advisor at Mount Saint Mary College, and Howard Schaffer, founder of Media Marketing, discuss the history of the Electoral College, whether it still serves today’s voters and what might replace it.
Nov 12, 2018
Florida Florida Florida: Anatomy of a Recount, Bush v. Gore with John Hardin Young
Jack Young, of counsel at Sandler Reiff in Washington, DC, and an expert on election law, discusses his work on the 2000 Bush v. Gore recount – from the Gore team’s pre-dawn rush to Tallahassee to its rifts on strategy. Attempts to create a standard by which all “chads” could be judged brought the matter to the courts, beginning what Jack views as unwarranted federal interference in an ongoing state process.
Nov 05, 2018
The Chair of NYSBA’s new Women in Law Section Talks About #MeToo
Susan Harper, Managing Director NY/NJ, Bates Group, and David discuss women’s rights issues in the context of history and the present-day #MeToo movement. While noting “blips” in progress, Harper is optimistic, seeing #MeToo as a pivotal point that has inspired women to be more active in everything from politics to the workplace.
Oct 29, 2018
Responding to Zero Tolerance Immigration Policy with Camille Mackler and Sarah Rogerson
Camille Mackler, director of immigration legal policy at the New York Immigration Coalition, and Sarah Rogerson, professor of law and director of Albany Law School’s Immigration Law Clinic, talk with David about bringing legal services to the more than 300 asylum-seeking refugees abruptly transferred to the Albany County jail in summer 2018 by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Sarah and Camille describe how the task was made possible by the volunteer network of lawyers, service providers, and bar associations that grew out of the January 2017 “travel ban” and Albany Law’s unique partnership with the Albany County jail.
Oct 22, 2018
Rule of Law – with Lesley Rosenthal and Hank Greenberg
Lesley Rosenthal, chief operating officer of the Juilliard School, and Hank Greenberg, partner at Greenberg Traurig, join David for a lively – and timely – discussion about the rule of law, the bedrock of a free and democratic society. At its essence, the rule of law provides that no one is above the law and all are equally accountable. David and his guests discuss the concept of the rule of law, how it governs every aspect of our society and our lives, and whether attacks on the Department of Justice and the judiciary are endangering the basis of our democracy.
Oct 15, 2018
A Nomination to the Supreme Court with Vincent Bonventre
Vincent Bonventre, the Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor at Albany Law School, talks to David about the roots of today’s hyper-partisan Supreme Court nomination battles, discusses the myth of constitutional “originalism,” and dispels the notion that a time existed when politics were not the chief motivator for a Court nomination.
Oct 05, 2018
The Conscience of the News Room: Miranda Warnings with Ken Screven
Ken Screven, the first African-American television reporter and news anchor in Albany, discusses encountering racism as he joined WRGB, his insistence on relating the humanity and heart behind the news and how the art and craft of reporting is succumbing to the demands of the market-driven news cycle.
Jul 30, 2018
Law School Reconsidered - with Alicia Ouellette
Alicia Ouellette, dean of Albany Law School, talks with David about how law school curriculum must move in parallel with the changing practice of law, the JD advantage, and how the best predictor of students’ success isn’t their LSATs – it’s their passion and commitment.
Jul 23, 2018
All History Is Local - with Victor Cardona and Kathy Baxter
Baxter, NYSBA’s general counsel, and Cardona, an intellectual property attorney, talk with David about turning 1830s townhouses into modern office space, Albany’s rich history, and where in Albany you might have a chance of seeing a ghost.
Jul 16, 2018
Closest to the People: Town and Village Justice Courts – with Katherine Suchocki
Kathy Suchocki is NYSBA’s senior director of Continuing Legal Education and Law Practice Management. When she isn’t busy with her day job, she takes her seat several times a month on the bench of the Town Justice Court in Halfmoon, NY, to adjudicate a wide range of matters.
Jul 09, 2018
The NYS Legislature and the Red Scare of 1920 – with Hank Greenberg
Hank Greenberg, a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig and president-elect of the New York State Bar Association, takes the past very seriously. He talks to David about the 1920 New York State Legislature’s refusal to seat five duly elected Socialist party members, the reaction of the organized bar and the lessons it holds for today. www.nysba.org/podcast
Jul 02, 2018
Managing Cybersecurity Risks – with Mark Berman
Mark Berman, a partner at Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer LLP, describes how an innocent-looking link can allow a virus to infect your server and then your clients’, vendors’ and others’ systems.
Jun 25, 2018
All Education Considered – with T. Andrew Brown
T. Andrew Brown, managing partner at Brown Hutchinson LLP, has a passion for education. He talks to David about his work as Vice Chancellor of the SUNY Board of Regents and how access to a good education is the basis for life’s opportunities.
Jun 18, 2018
Bosnian Elections in the Aftermath of the Civil War – with Michael Miller
Michael Miller, a solo practitioner in the area of trusts and estates and president of the New York State Bar Association, talks about supervising elections in Bosnia, just nine months after the war’s end in 1995. Amid the ruins and casualties of war, and despite persistent rain, Bosnians stood for hours proud and eager to vote in a democratic election. www.nysba.org/podcast
Jun 11, 2018
School to Prison Pipeline – with Sharon Stern Gerstman
Sharon Stern Gerstman, of counsel at Magavern Magavern Grimm, discusses “zero tolerance” disciplinary policies in schools and how they can criminalize even minor infractions. She sees hope in student-led youth courts and the trend toward restorative justice.
Jun 11, 2018
A Former Prosecutor Reflects on Corruption, Mueller and How to Build a Case – Richard Hartunian
Richard Hartunian, now a partner at Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, served 20 years in the Justice Department, including nearly eight as US Attorney for the Northern District of New York. He discusses how Supreme Court rulings in Skilling and McDonnell have changed the way we prosecute corruption, the strategies of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the transition from public servant to private practice.
Jun 11, 2018