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NYSBA Podcasts is a network from the New York State Bar Association dedicated to bringing a better understanding of issues to lawyers and non-lawyers through podcasts from a variety of voices. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.

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Kacie Candela & Andrew Seger | History of Sexual Harassment in The NY Legislature | Miranda Warnings
00:36:58
Kacie Candela and Andrew Seger, the hosts of WFUV's Prickly Politics podcast, discuss season 3 of their show titled 'Women in the Room,' which chronicles the history of sexual harassment in the New York State Legislature. Kacie and Andrew discuss the reasons why they felt compelled to dedicate an entire season to this issue and how they approached interviewing survivors of sexual harassment and assault. You can listen to Prickly Podcasts here - https://soundcloud.com/pricklypolitics Miranda Warnings is hosted by NYSBA's 118th President, David Miranda
Jun 17, 2019
Danielle Ponder | Attorney, Activist, Musician & Telling The Stories of Injustice | Miranda Warnings
00:26:03
Musician and former Monroe County (NY) Public Defender Danielle Ponder traces her career from law school to the public defender's office to being on stage performing for a Black Lives Matters protest in her hometown of Rochester. Ponder goes on to share the inspiration behind her songs Criminalized (3:49 - 4:00), Blow Out The Sun (8:32 - 9:19) and her multi-media show, 'For The Love of Justice' (16:05 - 16:20). Buy Danielle Ponder's Album 'Blow Out The Sun' - https://bit.ly/2MxF84D Check out her upcoming shows - https://bit.ly/2KD3SWu Miranda Warnings is hosted by David Miranda, 118th President of the New York State Bar Association.
Jun 10, 2019
Katharine Bodde | The Fight for Reproductive Rights & The Reproductive Health Act | Miranda Warnings
00:31:17
Katharine Bodde, Senior Policy Counsel at the NYCLU discusses the recent mixed decision by the Supreme Court in the Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky and why the renewed assault on abortion has come to the forefront once again. She closes by discussing the history of abortion in New York State and how the Reproductive Health Act, which was signed into law in January 2019, substantially changes abortion in the state. Miranda Warnings is hosted by NYSBA's 118th President, David Miranda.
Jun 03, 2019
Rick Reilly | Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump | Miranda Warnings
00:29:16
Bestselling author, Rick Reilly discusses his book 'Commander in Cheat: How Golf Explains Trump,' while recounting his personal experience playing a round of golf with the President. Reilly also talks about the history of Presidents of the United States playing golf, which President was the best golfer and which President played the most golf while in office. (Hint: the answer WILL surprise you) Reilly also discusses the golf worlds perception of Trump Golf Courses and why he cares so deeply about the integrity of golf. Buy 'Commander in Cheat' here - https://amzn.to/2VMFUub Miranda Warnings is hosted by NYSBA's 118th President, David Miranda.
May 27, 2019
Elizabeth Holtzman | The Case For Impeaching Trump | Miranda Warnings
00:44:17
Former four-term congresswoman, Elizabeth Holtzman discusses her book 'The Case For Impeaching Trump', how the Nixon impeachment serves as a precedent for Congress and what the Framers planned for when dealing with a 'rogue president.' She also details her experience unseating a 50-year incumbent in 1972 and holding the title of youngest women elected to Congress for over 40 years. Buy 'The Case For Impeaching Trump' here - https://www.amazon.com/Case-Impeaching-Trump-Elizabeth-Holtzman/dp/1510744770 Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda
May 20, 2019
NYSBA President Michael Miller | Free Expression is the Bedrock of Society | Miranda Warnings
00:28:19
Michael Miller, the 121st President of the New York State Bar Association, discusses his 'Law Day' speech at the New York Court of Appeals and why it's not overstating things when he evokes Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia, Mao's China and the French Reign of Terror when talking about the language used by the President of the United States. President Miller also reflects on his term as president of NYSBA and how his time as a leader with the New York County Lawyer's Association, during 9/11, helped him lead NYSBA. Michael Miller Law Day Speech - https://bit.ly/2Je7BKx Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda
May 13, 2019
David McCraw | Truth in Our Times, Donald Trump and the Media | Miranda Warnings
00:40:14
David McCraw, Deputy General Counsel for the New York Times and author of Truth in Our Times, discusses his Op-Ed that went 'viral,' the symbiotic relationship that exists between President Trump and 'The Media' and the one story he regrets not approving to be printed. He also discusses how the New York Times would respond if a copy of an unredacted report from a Special Counsel’s Office arrived on a Times reporter’s desk. Order Truth in Our Times, https://amzn.to/2FotKT6. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
May 06, 2019
Jeh Johnson | Obama, Trump, Russia, Immigration, Leadership & Security | Miranda Warnings
00:49:24
Jeh Johnson, the former United States Secretary of Homeland Security, joins Dave for a wide-ranging conversation detailing how he got his start in public service, the lessons he learned and rationale behind some of his policy decisions. Secretary Johnson discusses his background from growing up in upstate New York, attending Morehouse College and interning for New York Congressman Hamilton Fish IV. Later he goes on to discuss the important issues currently facing the country; Russian involvement in the 2016 election, immigration strategies on the southern border, the differences in policy between the Trump and Obama administrations and what it was like working for President Obama. Plus he explains the process by which he handled counterterrorism operations, including the Osama Bin Laden raid.
Apr 29, 2019
Preet Bharara | Public Discourse Deserves Rules, Decorum & Integrity | Miranda Warnings
00:29:59
Preet Bharara discusses his new book Doing Justice and describes how public discourse can be improved by taking lessons from lawyers. He also talks about the issues that arise when decision-makers are in it for personal gain or self-aggrandizement. And of course, he talks about Bruce Springsteen and taking his son to 'Springsteen on Broadway.' Buy Doing Justice - https://amzn.to/2V9xUqD
Apr 22, 2019
MSNBC's Ari Melber | Presenting Evidence & Cross Examinations On TV | Miranda Warnings
00:31:16
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. He also discusses the Mueller report, news media and its relationship to democracy plus the case of Jamal Knox. http://www.nysba.org/jamalknox/ Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Mar 18, 2019
Albany Law Professor Vincent Bonventre | NY Court of Appeals in the Trump Era | Miranda Warnings
00:32:38
Albany Law Professor Vincent Bonventre discusses 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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Mar 11, 2019
Susan Harper & Rachel Silberstein | NY Legislature Sexual Harassment Hearing| Miranda Warnings
00:30:46
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 Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Mar 04, 2019
David Lat | BigLaw Culture, Bar Association Evolution, Chris Christie | Miranda Warnings
00:28:21
David Lat, founder of Above the Law discusses the founding of his website Above the Law, how BigLaw culture has changed 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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Feb 25, 2019
Jonathan Armstrong | Brexit Impact on US Law Fimrs, GDPR, Data Breaches | Miranda Warnings
00:39:16
Jonathan Armstrong, Partner at Cordery Compliance discusses GDPR and how it will affect U.S. companies doing business in the European Union. He also describes the fallout from data breaches at Facebook and Google as well as how Brexit will upend the status quo. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Feb 18, 2019
David Soares | Marijuana Decriminalization, Criminal Justice Reform, Ethics | Miranda Warnings
00:31:09
Albany County District Attorney David Soares discusses his 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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Feb 11, 2019
Hilary Jochmans | NYSBA Federal Legislative Priorities, D.C. Culture | Miranda Warnings
00:31:23
Hilary Jochmans, President of Jochmans Consulting, LLC discusses NYSBA's 2019 Federal Legislative priorities, the New York lawmakers positioned to make an impact in this Congress and how the culture of Washington D.C. is changing. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Feb 04, 2019
NYSBA President Michael Miller | Federal Government Shutdown and the Rule of Law | Miranda Warnings
00:27:18
New York State Bar Association President Michael Miller discusses the impact the Federal Government shutdown is having on the Rule of Law and the administration of justice. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Jan 28, 2019
John Nonna | Voter Participation & Registration in New York State | Miranda Warnings
00:32:36
John Nonna, Westchester County Attorney, discusses the issues surrounding voter participation and registration in New York State. He also describes some of the legislative solutions that would lead to increased voter turnout. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Jan 21, 2019
Elin Kunz | NYSBA Presidential Summit Preview | Miranda Warnings
00:38:05
Elin Kunz, former director of Physician Services at Halifax Health discusses 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 was a panelist at the NYSBA Presidential Summit on whistleblowers in 2019. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Jan 14, 2019
Cindy Miller | Holiday Spectacular & Radio City Music Hall | Miranda Warnings
00:27:29
Cindy Miller, former Radio City Rockette, philanthropist, and wife of NYSBA President Michael Miller talks about her career as a Radio City Rockette and leading the effort to get Radio City Music Hall designated a historical landmark. She also shares some Holiday do’s and don’ts. You’ll get a kick out of this episode. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Dec 17, 2018
Nelson Denis | War Against All Puerto Ricans | Miranda Warnings
00:39:17
Nelson Denis, award-winning screenwriter, film director, author, and former New York State Assembly member talks about 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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Dec 10, 2018
Patty Salkin | Stress Test: Law School, Licensing and NY Practice | Miranda Warnings
00:34:28
Patty Salkin, former Dean at Touro Law Center, discusses 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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Dec 03, 2018
Jill Choate Beier | The Afterlife of Digital Assets | Miranda Warnings
00:26:17
Jill Choate Beier, founding partner at Beier & Associates discusses why people need to include the disposition of digital assets in their estate planning as well as why fiduciaries still are blocked from accessing email and social media accounts and how this has an outsized impact on very small estates. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Nov 26, 2018
Ed Walters | The Law of Robots | Miranda Warnings
00:30:56
Ed Walters, the CEO of Fastcase, teaches a course titled the “Law of Robots.” He discusses 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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Nov 19, 2018
Michael Fox & Howard Schaffer | Is The Electoral College Good For Democracy | Miranda Warnings
00:29:30
Two of the last five presidential elections were won by people who lost the popular vote, a risk inherent to the Electoral College system. 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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Nov 12, 2018
John Hardin Young | 2000 Bush v. Gore Recount | Miranda Warnings
00:40:22
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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Nov 05, 2018
Susan Harper | Women In Law Section & #MeToo | Miranda Warnings
00:26:33
Susan Harper, chair of the Women in Law Section and Managing Director NY/NJ, Bates Group, discusses 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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Oct 29, 2018
Camille Mackler & Sarah Rogerson | Responding to an Immigration Crisis | Miranda Warnings
00:43:01
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 discuss 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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Oct 22, 2018
Lesley Rosenthal & Hank Greenberg | Rule of Law | Miranda Warnings
00:29:23
Lesley Rosenthal, chief operating officer of the Juilliard School, and Hank Greenberg, NYSBA President-elect, and shareholder at Greenberg Traurig discuss the rule of law, the bedrock of a free and democratic society in a lively and timely conversation. At its essence, the rule of law provides that no one is above the law and all are equally accountable. Lesley and Hank 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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Oct 15, 2018
Vincent Bonventre | A Nomination to the Supreme Court | Miranda Warnings
00:44:17
Vincent Bonventre, the Justice Robert H. Jackson Distinguished Professor at Albany Law School, talks 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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Oct 05, 2018
Ken Screven | The Conscience of the News Room | Miranda Warnings
00:35:12
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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Jul 30, 2018
Alicia Ouellette | Law School Reconsidered | Miranda Warnings
00:30:49
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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Jul 23, 2018
Victor Cardona & Kathy Baxter | All History is Local | Miranda Warnings
00:15:30
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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Jul 16, 2018
Katherine Suchocki | With the People: Town & Village Justice Courts | Miranda Warnings
00:16:20
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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Jul 09, 2018
Hank Greenberg | The NYS Legislature and the Red Scare of 1920 | Miranda Warnings
00:30:22
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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda. www.nysba.org/podcast
Jul 02, 2018
Mark Berman | Managing Cybersecurity Risks | Miranda Warnings
00:33:53
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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Jun 25, 2018
T. Andrew Brown | All Education Considered | Miranda Warnings
00:27:21
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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Jun 18, 2018
Michael Miller | Bosnian Elections In The Aftermath of War | Miranda Warnings
00:21:42
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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda. www.nysba.org/podcast
Jun 11, 2018
Sharon Stern Gerstman | School to Prison Pipeline | Miranda Warnings
00:20:08
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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by past NYSBA President David Miranda.
Jun 11, 2018
Richard Hartunian | Mueller Report, Corruption & Building A Case | Miranda Warnings
00:30:39
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. Miranda Warnings is hosted by NYSBA's 118th President, President David Miranda.
Jun 11, 2018