May 7th, 2021 by Comedian of Law
This week, Joel and Amy take up a recent Supreme Court case around a cheerleader who was suspended from her team for dropping F-bombs on her Snapchat. They discuss the legal merits, 1st Amendment rights, and whether the punishment was just. Next, a women was pulled over and found out she was a wanted felon for not returning a VHS tape in the 90s. Makes us wonder how many of us are unsuspecting felons with forgotten library books and unreturned movies. Finally, Joel and Amy preview an upcoming Supreme Court case about guns in the state of New York.
May 4th, 2021 by Comedian of Law
This week, Joel is joined by Taly Goody. She is an attorney, firm owner, and social media mentor. Taly shares her story of opening her own law firm and transitioning from employment to business ownership. She gives sage advice on how to take the leap into doing your own thing. Taly also gives us an inside look into her social media practice and how she uses TikTok to inspire the next generation of lawyers!
Listen for Taly's great insight on legal matters, firm ownership, and using social media as a tool to engage with clients and aspiring lawyers alike.
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Apr 28th, 2021 by Comedian of Law
In this episode, Joel interviews Bo Shuff, the executive director of DC Vote. Whether or not the District of Colombia should be a state has been a hot topic recently given the House vote over DC statehood last week. The statehood bill passed in the House and awaits Senate examination. Bo shares the history of DC and makes the case for why DC should be a state. Bo and Joel discuss the civil rights components of statehood, taxation without representation, and more on this episode!
This episode is full of interesting insight on statehood! Give it a listen!
To learn more about DC Vote and Bo Shuff, check out:
DC Vote: https://www.dcvote.org
Bo's Twitter: https://twitter.com/boshuff
Apr 26th, 2021 by Comedian of Law
This week, Joel is joined again by Amy Frances Lemanski. To kick off the episode, Joel tests Amy on her legal movie knowledge by reviewing iconic Hollywood courtroom scenes. Plus, they talk strange idioms and expletives in the courtroom. Then, Joel and Amy review the most recent updates on the Supreme Court and court packing. They give their updated takes on the Deshaun Watson case. And to close, Joel tests some stand-up comedy bits on Amy.
Apr 13th, 2021 by Comedian of Law
This episode, Joel is talking with Paul Brennan, an Australian lawyer and legal humorist.
Joel and Paul discuss life in Australia, Paul’s career, and legal humor. Paul gives us an overview of his 101 Reasons to Kill All the Lawyers, Paul’s legal blog and book that detail humorous legal scenarios and advice. Joel and Paul also discuss the difference between Australia and America, in both law and life.
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Apr 9th, 2021 by Comedian of Law
This episode, Joel is joined again by Amy Francis Lemanski to debrief the law this week.
It was an eventful week at the Supreme Court. Joel and Amy talk about NCAA v Alston. This case argues whether student athletes should be compensated within the NCAA. They talk about “amateurism,” the education system, and what it means to neglect to pay the players the NCAA is making millions off of. They give updates on Google v. Oracle and whether Java code can be copyright protected.
Additionally, Amy updates us on her botox experience and Joel tells about car buying adventure.
Listen to catch up on the major SCOTUS and legal news of the week!
Mar 29th, 2021 by Comedian of Law
In this episode, Joel Oster and Amy Francis Lemanski debrief the past week in the law. First, they talk about Pennsylvania prosecutor who took a side gig of being a DoorDash delivery driver. Next, they discuss Sidney Powell and the recent Dominion defamation case against her. They cover the merits of her statements (or excuses) that no "reasonable person" would believe her statements and that she was just ranting.
Additionally, Joel and Amy discuss:
- The recent 16 allegations again Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson
- Who owns the moon
- Supreme Court ruling on police shootings in Torres v. Madrid
- Ford's liability in car malfunction accidents based on jurisdiction
- When police officers can enter your house without a warrant
Mar 23rd, 2021 by Comedian of Law
This week, Joel is joined by Florida lawyer Charles Vega. After a career in business, Charles began his legal journey at age 57. He tells about his experience in law school and owning his own practice. He gives sage advice on what it takes to meet your goals. He also shares inside tips on his practice within real estate law so you can avoid mishaps when buying a house.
Listen for an inspiring story and great insight from Charles.
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Mar 19th, 2021 by Comedian of Law
In this episode, Amy Francis Lemanski joins Joel to debrief this week's legal news. First, she gives us insight into her matrimonial law practice (i.e. divorce law) and some of her strangest divorce disputes. They also dive into the Twitter battle that ensued between Candace Owens and Cardi B after Fox News critiqued Cardi B's Grammy performance. The Twitter feud ended with Owens threatening to sue Cardi B for defamation. Joel and Amy discuss if there's merit and the purpose of all the spectacle. Next, they discuss the political makeup of the Supreme Court and whether Justice Breyer should retire to make room for another Democrat justice under the Biden administration. Finally, they talk courtroom Zoom mishaps.
Mar 9th, 2021 by Comedian of Law
In this episode, Joel talks with Michael Thompson about legal conspiracy theories. They discuss the missing 13th Amendment— no, not the one that ended slavery— the almost-ratified one that stated titles of nobility would revoke American citizenship. As legal conspiracy theorists might suggest, perhaps this is a ploy to rid lawyers of their citizenship for their use of the nobility title “esquire.”
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