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How power dynamics in the workplace shield perpetrators of sexual harassment

In this episode of the Modern Law Library, ABA Publishing’s Olivia Aguilar talks to Lauren Stiller Rikleen about how workplace structures protect those accused of misconduct and why the study of unconscious bias is critical when discussing sex harassment.

Debut novelist’s tale of Sri Lankan refugees wins 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

In the latest episode of the Modern Law Library, Sharon Bala talks with the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles about the true stories behind her fictional novel and what winning the 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction means to her.

How to train your expert witness

Expert witnesses can make or break your case. In her new book, Janet S. Kole shares how you can make the most out of your witness.

Founder of The Slants talks about the band’s free-speech fight

When Simon Tam booked the first gig for The Slants, the band did not technically have any other members yet. Eleven years later, the all-Asian American band faced a larger obstacle: Winning a free-speech case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

How the Great Recession changed American law firms
There's no denying that law firms have gone through significant changes in the last decade. These changes continue to create unprecedented challenges for modern law firms today. So, what's next?
How to become a federal criminal: It’s easier than you may think

In this episode of the Modern Law Library, lawyer Mike Chase talks with the ABA Journal’s Lee Rawles about crimes like impersonating a mailman, importing pregnant polar bears, selling mail-order dentures, and letting your falcon be filmed for a movie.

A curmudgeon’s tips for making it in BigLaw

For law grads and associates going into the world of BigLaw, the stakes have never been higher—and neither have the expectations. The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Practicing Law explains how to succeed with a bit of snark and a whole lot of laughs.

Public speaking skills every lawyer should master

In this episode of the Modern Law Library, Ashley Alfirevic of ABA Publishing speaks to lawyer and author Faith Pincus about how to ditch notecards, engage an audience and ask the right type of rhetorical questions.

The strange tale of the ‘Voodoo reverend’ and Harper Lee’s lost true-crime book

The author of To Kill a Mockingbird spent years researching and writing about this true-crime tale, with the intention of producing her own book in the style of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood. But did she ever finish it?

Why tech tools can have promise and peril for policing
Like everyone else, police are inundated with new gadgets and technologies promised to make their jobs easier. But do they? In his new book, Thin Blue Lie, investigative journalist Matt Stroud digs deeps into the background of various police technologies' promises and perils.
How introverts can make networking work for them

In this episode of the Modern Law Library, ABA Publishing’s Ashley Alfirevic speaks to author Carol Schiro Greenwald about the networking matrix, interview double dates and random acts of lunch.

Did an ax murderer go free? ‘The Trial of Lizzie Borden’ examines the evidence

In The Trial of Lizzie Borden, Cara Robertson uses her skills as a lawyer to go over the strategies used by the defense and prosecution, the evidence brought before the court, and the societal influences that contributed to the outcome.

Former JAG Corps captain draws from history and sports for diversity advice
Kenneth Imo spent years playing college football for Southern Methodist University, working his way up in the U.S. Air Force and leading the charge for diversity in two international law firms. Imo mined his experiences for his book, Fix It: How History, Sports, and Education Can Inform Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Today.
From Columbine to Parkland: How have school shootings changed us?
The 10 years that Dave Cullen spent researching and reporting on the 1999 shootings in Littleton, Colorado, for his book Columbine were so draining that he experienced secondary PTSD. So on Feb. 14, 2018, when he heard about the shootings at Margery Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, he had no initial intention of writing about them. But in the nearly 20 years since the Columbine shootings changed our expectations about school safety, there had been a number of changes—including what the children directly impacted were able to do to change our national conversations about gun laws.
Building blockchain expertise into a practice that pays
Blockchain's a buzzword, but what does it mean? In this episode of the Modern Law Library, our guests James A. Cox and Mark W. Rasmussen give a breakdown of what blockchain is, the emerging legal issues the technology is prompting, and why Jones Day thinks that it's an important emerging practice area.

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