As a solo practitioner whose practice area encompasses pretty much the entire northern half of the large state of Georgia, I spend a lot of time in my car. For me, some of that time is usually spent updating clients on their cases. But that still usually leaves me with several hours each week to listen to podcasts. Fortunately, there are enough good ones out there that I’m never bored. This month I’ll be counting down to my favorite law-related podcast
So let’s start with:
#5 – Opening Arguments
Opening Arguments breaks down current events from a legal perspective. The hosts are Andrew Torrez, an attorney,
and Andrew Smith, a non-lawyer. I like this mix of lawyer and non-lawyer, because Smith asks good, smart questions and Torrez gives well-researched and intelligent answers but never seems to talk down to Smith or to the listener. At the end of each episode is a fun segment called Thomas Takes the Bar Exam, or TTTBE. It’s basically just what it sounds like – Andrew reads Thomas a question from the multistate bar exam, and Thomas (the non-lawyer) tries to answer. It really drives home to me two things: First, that much of the law makes no logical sense unless you’ve studied it, and second, that I’ve pretty much forgotten property law (contrary to popular belief, most lawyers are not experts in all areas of law)!
One caveat: the hosts have a bit of a liberal bias (although they do call out both sides when necessary), so if that is not your thing, this may not be the podcast for you.
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