Year in Review: The Modern Law Library

Our favorite pop culture picks in 2022

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In our annual Year in Review episode, Lee Rawles speaks to her ABA Journal colleagues Blair Chavis, Julianne Hill and Stephanie Francis Ward to find out how they spent their downtime in 2022. We cover the usual lineup of our favorite books, movies and TV shows, but each participant also provides more niche content.

Chavis, a dedicated home cook, shares her favorite recipe sources for making meals with her partner.

Hill, who recently joined the Journal full time after freelancing for the magazine, has a background in film, and she shares her favorite documentary projects that she watched in 2022.

Ward, the host of the Journal’s Asked and Answered podcast, has podcast picks for those who like a little gossip and spice to their stories.

And Rawles, who has been on a mystery kick, shares the series of audiobooks that she’s been listening to for the past few months.

Do you have favorites or suggestions for what the Modern Law Library should be reading in 2023? Email them to us at [email protected], and you may hear them featured in a future episode.

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In This Podcast:

<p>Blair Chavis</p>

Blair Chavis

Blair Chavis, an assistant managing editor, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2019. She manages the magazine’s National Pulse and Practice Matters sections and online Your Voice essays.

<p>Julianne Hill</p>

Julianne Hill

Julianne Hill, a legal affairs writer, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2022. She is an award-winning reporter and producer whose work appeared in outlets including PBS, The History Channel, This American Life and Writer’s Digest.

<p>Stephanie Francis Ward</p>

Stephanie Francis Ward

Stephanie Francis Ward, a senior writer, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2001 as a legal affairs writer. She is the host of the Journal’s award-winning Asked and Answered podcast.

<p>Lee Rawles</p>

Lee Rawles

Lee Rawles, assistant managing editor for the web, joined the ABA Journal staff in 2010 as a web producer. She manages the web team and the magazine’s ABA Insider section, and she is the host of the Journal’s award-winning Modern Law Library podcast.

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