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The Texas Appellate Law Podcast, proudly presented by Butler Snow LLP, covers topics of interest to lawyers handling appellate matters in Texas courts and beyond. The podcast demystifies appellate law and pulls back the curtain on the appellate system through conversations with judges, court staff, and top trial and appellate practitioners. Listeners discover best practices and tips for successfully presenting their cases, managing their dockets, and promoting efficiency through legal techno ...
 
Best-selling writer and former infantry soldier Geraint Jones sits down with a variety of military and civilian guests to learn about the experience of soldiers - particularly, why we think and act as we do; how we can become better versions of ourselves both in and out of uniform; and how does our military experience inform and shape our attitude as we move on in life. Sometimes serious, often darkly funny, Veteran State of Mind is a look into the hearts and minds of people who have lived t ...
 
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In today’s episode I speak with not one but two Texas appellate lawyers, Jody Sanders and D. Todd Smith. You may know them as the co-hosts of the Texas Appellate Law Podcast which is a weekly podcast dedicated to demystifying the appellate process and encourage best practices in litigation and appeals. But that is just their side hustle. In his day…
 
In today’s episode I speak with civil rights and criminal defense lawyer Kobie Flowers, who represents the wrongly accused and the wrongly convicted. He is a Partner at Brown, Goldstein & Levy in Washington, D.C. Kobie is a trial lawyer’s trial lawyer. He started his career in the Attorney General’s Honors Program where he worked as civil rights pr…
 
Texas Supreme Court Justice Evan Young’s career has taken him many different places—the United States Supreme Court, Iraq, and now the Texas Supreme Court. Join Todd Smith and Jody Sanders as they host Justice Young for a discussion of his path in the law and his transition from practitioner to judge. Justice Young provides a unique, behind-the-sce…
 
In today’s episode I speak with experienced privacy and cybersecurity lawyer Kirk Nahra. Kirk is a Partner at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. where he chairs the firm’s Big Data and Cybersecurity & Privacy Practices. He has been a leading authority on privacy and cybersecurity matters for more than two decades and is ranked in Band 1 by Chambers in …
 
In this week's episode I speak with Evan Rothstein who is an intellectual property and trade secrets attorney in Arnold & Porter’s Denver Office. Evan maintains both an active trial practice as well as providing strategic advice guiding companies on the development, protection, and enforcement of intellectual property assets. He has experience acro…
 
James Fairman is a former RAF helicopter pilot, and founder of AFCS Help. Social Media: @afcshelp Gez's social media is: @grjbooks Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones If you are a veteran struggling with mental health, or you just want a bit of help adjusting to civvie life, then say hello to the Roy…
 
This week, co-hosts Todd Smith and Jody Sanders celebrate the Texas Appellate Law Podcast’s 100th episode! When they started the podcast just before the pandemic hit in 2020, neither of them could have imagined how much they would learn, how much fun they would have, and all the great people they would meet. To celebrate, Todd and Jody count down t…
 
In this week's episode I speak with Vivek Jayaram who is an attorney, entrepreneur, and founder of Jayaram Law which has the tagline of "lawyers for innovators." Vivek and his team work with creatives, brands, venture-backed companies, and entrepreneurs on new and cutting edge projects. Specifically he advise companies, creatives, and entrepreneurs…
 
Some lawyers start their career knowing that they want to change the legal landscape. One way to make an impact is to embrace legal technology, including artificial intelligence and cybersecurity. This week, Todd Smith and Jody Sanders talk with Rocky Dhir, founder of Atlas Legal Research, about legal innovations and how he scaled his business to m…
 
Gez and Joe get together to talk well intentioned bollocks. We can't do Rants & Bants without your help. You can become a patreon for as little as £1 a month. https://www.patreon.com/vsompodcast Gez: @grjbooks Joe: @wolvo_joe_prospect Signup to the email list: https://veteranstateofmind.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=423cabd326f924101bf64629f&id=…
 
In today’s episode I speak with Helam Gebremariam who is a Litigation Partner at Cravath, Swain, & Moore in New York City where her practice focuses on antitrust litigation, contractual disputes, securities and shareholder derivative suits, and investigations. She is also deeply committed to doing pro bono work and serves as an Executive Board Memb…
 
Gez and Joe get together to talk well intentioned bollocks. We can't do Rants & Bants without your help. You can become a patreon for as little as £1 a month. https://www.patreon.com/vsompodcast Gez: @grjbooks Joe: @wolvo_joe_prospect Signup to the email list: https://veteranstateofmind.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=423cabd326f924101bf64629f&id=…
 
Jody Mitic is a father, Master Sniper, writer, podcaster, and political outlaw. Social Media: @jodymitic Gez's social media is: @grjbooks Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones If you are a veteran struggling with mental health, or you just want a bit of help adjusting to civvie life, then say hello to …
 
Many attorneys start their careers in a law firm setting. Often, those roles require working with in-house counsel to provide legal services to a company. How can attorneys transition from a client service role into working directly for the client? Join Todd Smith and Jody Sanders as they visit with Karen Delaney of Delaney Legal PLLC about her exp…
 
BC Sanders is a law enforcement officer working gangs and homicide, a writer for Skillset Magazine, and a host of The Disruptors Podcast. Instagram: @b.c.sanders The Disruptors Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/99-the-disruptors-we-interrupt-your-program/id1572511354?i=1000563499936 Gez's social media handle is: @grjbooks Audiobooks av…
 
In this episode I speak with Bradford Hardin who chairs Davis Wright Tremaine’s national banking and financial services practice where he frequently supports banks, credit unions, and innovative FinTech companies through high-risk examinations and enforcement investigations at the state and federal levels. Bradford also advises on regulatory compli…
 
For the lucky few who get them, U.S. Supreme Court clerkships provide a lifetime of memories in a single year. But imagine if your clerkship included not only working for a Supreme Court Justice, but also with a future Supreme Court Justice. For Professor Erin Busby, the Co-Director of the Supreme Court Clinic at the University of Texas School of L…
 
In this episode I speak with David Sparks who is known in internet circles as MacSparky. For more than 28 years, David was a business law attorney first at George & Shields, LLP and then more recently at his own law firm called Sparks Law based in Irvine, California. But in perhaps a first for the How I Lawyer podcast, I invited David on the show k…
 
This month, May 2022, How I Lawyer is teaming up with the Personal Jurisdiction Podcast (https://www.personaljxpod.com/) to feature five interviews on the important topic of mental health in the legal profession. This is the final episode in this series. Thanks to the Personal Jurisdiction team for joining me in this important work. In this week's …
 
Serving clients as their advocate takes a toll—mentally, emotionally, and physically. Bree Buchanan, Senior Advisor at Krill Strategies and former director of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program, is all too familiar with this problem. After years of representing clients in traumatic cases, Bree relied on alcohol to cope. As she began her recovery…
 
**This month, May 2022, How I Lawyer is teaming up with the Personal Jurisdiction Podcast (https://www.personaljxpod.com/) to feature five interviews on the important topic of mental health in the legal profession. This is episode #4 in this collaboration. Learn more here.** In today’s episode, Personal Jurisdiction hosts Hallie Ritzu and Allison F…
 
**This month, May 2022, How I Lawyer is teaming up with the Personal Jurisdiction Podcast (https://www.personaljxpod.com/) to feature five interviews on the important topic of mental health in the legal profession. Learn more here.** In today’s episode I speak with Brian Cuban. Brian is a Dallas-based attorney, keynote speaker, writer, and addictio…
 
Gez and Joe get together to talk well intentioned bollocks. We can't do Rants & Bants without your help. You can become a patreon for as little as £1 a month. https://www.patreon.com/vsompodcast Gez: @grjbooks Joe: @wolvo_joe_prospect Signup to the email list: https://veteranstateofmind.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=423cabd326f924101bf64629f&id=…
 
The military veteran community has lots of legal needs, including legal assistance in handling veterans’ claims stemming from their service. These brave men and women often lack access to experienced advocates to help in this area, including the appellate process. In this episode, Todd Smith and Jody Sanders discuss veterans’ claims and appeals wit…
 
**This month, May 2022, How I Lawyer is teaming up with the Personal Jurisdiction Podcast (https://www.personaljxpod.com/) to feature five interviews on the important topic of mental health in the legal profession. Learn more here.** In today’s episode Personal Jurisdiction hosts Hallie Ritzu and Allison Freedman speak with University of Michigan L…
 
**This month, May 2022, How I Lawyer is teaming up with the Personal Jurisdiction Podcast (https://www.personaljxpod.com/) to feature five interviews on the important topic of mental health in the legal profession. Learn more here.** In today’s episode I speak with Professor Heidi Brown who is the Director of the Legal Writing Program at Brooklyn L…
 
Bran Symondson is a British sculptor artist and photographer known for works relating to the War in Afghanistan and taking items of violence such as the AK47 rifle and transforming them into art. His work has been featured in multiple exhibitions, including Hollywood Reloaded and AKA Peace http://bransymondson.com/ Gez's social media handle is: @gr…
 
While lawyers are used to reading and speaking legalese, breaking complex legal concepts into digestible bits is a talent not all lawyers have. But, with legal issues and court proceedings frequently in the news, it’s becoming an increasingly necessary skill set. This is particularly true when attorneys need to speak to the media about legal issues…
 
In this episode I speak with Fabio Bertoni who is the General Counsel at The New Yorker Magazine and an experienced media lawyer. Previously he served as an Assistant General Counsel at HarperCollins, a Deputy General Counsel at ALM Media, and as an associate at two different New York City law firms. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Fordha…
 
Mikel Drnec served with the US Army in Afghanistan. He is the author of Memories of the Korengal. Mikel's insta: @memoriesofthekorengal Memories of the Korengal is available here: www.amazon.com/Memories-Korengal-Mikel-Drnec-ebook/dp/B09B4W5PB2 Gez's social media handle is: @grjbooks Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchA…
 
In this episode I speak with Professor Danielle Citron who is the Jefferson Scholars Foundation Schenck Distinguished Professor in Law and Caddell and Chapman Professor of Law at the University of Virginia Law School, where she writes and teaches about privacy, free expression, and civil rights. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the…
 
Employment cases present unique challenges in both state and federal courts. Attorneys who practice in that area have to operate comfortably in both forums and understand some of the traps that less experienced practitioners might miss. Sole practitioner Jason Smith has been practicing employment law in trial and appellate courts for most of his ca…
 
In this episode I speak with Sara Y. Razi who is the Global Co-Chair of the Antitrust and Trade Regulation Practice at Simpson Thacher. She joined the firm's Washington D.C. office in 2013 after serving as a senior official at the Federal Trade Commission for nearly a decade. Sara has been recognized as a Leading Lawyer by the Legal 500 and was ran…
 
Gez is joined by Jesse R. Phillips, a United States Marine Corps veteran who served in Afghanistan. They talk about raising children (not together... yet), ethics, and how Jesse got his face kicked in by a bull. Jesse is on instagram @thejesserphillips Gez is @grjbooks Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+J…
 
Tony Hoare served with 22 SAS in Northern Ireland, The Falklands War, and the Gulf War. His new book: Born for War, is available now in Hardback and as an ebook. Gez is: @grjbooks on most social media channels. @vsompodcast Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones @royalbritishlegion or http://www.rbl.org…
 
In this episode I speak with Jay Harrington who is one of the country’s leading consultants and strategists in the areas of legal marketing, PR, and business development. His consulting work includes helping clients define strong market positioning, develop effective thought-leadership strategies, gain visibility through public relations, and gener…
 
Gez and Joe get together to talk reasonably well informed bollocks. On this episode we take some questions from the peasants, and rant about some news and culture. We can't do Rants & Bants without your help. You can become a patreon for as little as £1 a month. https://www.patreon.com/vsompodcast Gez: @grjbooks Joe: @wolvo_joe_prospect Signup to t…
 
This episode features the Texas Appellate Law Podcast’s first three-time guest, M.C. Sungaila. She joins Todd Smith and Jody Sanders to discuss her new podcast, The Portia Project, which chronicles the careers of women judges and lawyers and their impact on the legal profession. M.C. discusses what drove her new project, as well as her goal of insp…
 
In this episode I speak with Jean Lee who is the President and CEO of the Minority Corporate Counsel Association (MCCA), the nation's leading organization focused on hiring, promoting and retaining women and diverse attorneys by providing cutting-edge research, best practices, and training. Prior to joining MCCA, Jean served as Vice President and A…
 
Dead Reckoning Collective is a veteran owned and operated publishing company, producing literature by veterans for everyone. @deadreckoningcollective www.deadreckoningco.com Gez is: @grjbooks on most social media channels. @vsompodcast Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones @royalbritishlegion or http:/…
 
In this episode I speak with Abigail Kohlman who is a Counsel at Akin Gump in its Washington D.C. Office. Abby’s practice focuses on representing corporate and individual clients in internal and government-facing investigations including criminal, congressional, and regulatory proceedings. She also has experience counseling clients in a variety of …
 
Gez and Joe get together to talk reasonably well informed bollocks. On this episode we talk about the west's reaction to the war in Ukraine, witchcraft in Scotland, and more. We can't do Rants & Bants without your help. You can become a patreon for as little as £1 a month. https://www.patreon.com/vsompodcast Gez: @grjbooks Joe: @wolvo_joe_prospect …
 
To practicing attorneys, the pandemic seemed to change the legal system overnight. These changes, along with preexisting systemic issues, underlie the mental-health crises that affect attorneys throughout the profession—depression, anxiety, burnout, and substance abuse. Attorneys need to acknowledge and understand those conditions, as well as how t…
 
In this episode I speak with Jesse Mosier who is currently the General Counsel at Migo, a financial technology company that offers embedded lending and credit solutions in emerging markets. He spoke with me in his personal capacity about his career path and what he has learned along the way. Prior to joining Migo, Jesse was a corporate and financia…
 
Galen Peterson is a West Pointer who went on to lead a tank platoon in combat in Iraq and later commanded a tank company. During two deployments to Iraq, he was involved in some of the heaviest fighting of the war in Sadr City in 2008. You can order Galen’s book here: https://amzn.to/3IdLuOj Gez is: @grjbooks on most social media channels. @vsompod…
 
In this episode I speak with John B. Quinn who is one of the world’s top trial lawyers and also the founder of one of its top law firms. Bloomberg has described John as one of the “most famous practicing lawyers in the world.” During his career, he has represented numerous major companies and prominent individuals in important cases across practica…
 
Ste Nicholls is a father, husband, and Rifleman who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is the host of the Veteran’s Opinion podcast. @veterans_opinion @iamstenicholls @riteflank Gez is: @grjbooks on most social media channels. @vsompodcast Audiobooks available at: https://www.audible.co.uk/search?searchAuthor=Geraint+Jones @royalbritishlegion or ht…
 
Attorneys sometimes struggle to set themselves apart from their peers. One way is to find a niche and develop expertise. This is true for appellate lawyers, who, though already focused on appellate law, can cultivate unique areas of knowledge within that specialty. In this episode, Todd Smith and Jody Sanders find out what it takes to carve out a n…
 
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