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February 24, 2020 33 min

What happens when a Baby Boomer, Gen Xer, and Millennial gather in a room to record a podcast? Listen as Chief Judge Don Myers, Judge Kevin Weiss, and Judge Denise Beamer chat about generational differences in their relationships to technology, approaches to law school, experiences on the bench, use of social media, and more. Let us know what you think about the podcast.

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February 10, 2020 33 min

The Dark Web. Malware. Encryption. The Internet of Things. These concepts seem to intimidate most casual technology users, who often aren’t aware of the best online practices to protect themselves. That’s why Chief Judge Don Myers invited top cyber security professional Mark Lanterman onto our podcast to share his expertise, break down these concepts, and offer some tips on keeping both yourself and your organization safe from hack... Read more

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How did the Orlando courthouse and community change in the wake of the Provenzano shooting? In our final episode of this re-released special coverage, Open Ninth explores the innovative security measures that were implemented around the courthouse to ensure the safety of all court users and staff. Plus, as former Chief Judge Frederick Lauten speaks to former Sheriff Jerry Demings, they'll dive into the cultural shift that the s... Read more

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In the first installment of this 3-part series, Chief Judge Frederick J. Lauten sat down with former Chief Judge Emerson Thompson, Jr. to discuss the backdrop leading up to the tragic 1984 courthouse shooting.  Today, Judge Thompson, Circuit Judge Mark S. Blechman, and other eye witnesses give chilling accounts of the events that unfolded on that dreadful January 10th day. In 1984, Mark Blechman was a young, state attorney assigned... Read more

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In the 1980's, Orlando was a quiet but friendly place...until Thomas Provenzano changed everything one cold day in January 1984. Listen as former Chief Judge Frederick Lauten takes a deep dive into this chilling courthouse calamity alongside eyewitnesses and survivors. Hear about the weaponized culture at the time, about the lesser security measures and emergency communications networks, and about the red flags that should have... Read more

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December 9, 2019 27 min

With a barrage of new technologies unveiled every day, our world is in a constant state of flux. With the increase in vehicular autonomy, how we use and interact with cars is changing. Business, laws, and society must change along with it. Join Chief Judge Don Myers and Judge Alan Tiras of Incline Village, Nevada as they discuss the impact of autonomous vehicles on our society. Show Notes 2:53 levels of autonomy 5:08 networking wit... Read more

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November 25, 2019 31 min

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) is coming to the Ninth Circuit. On this episode of Open Ninth, Chief Judge Don Myers talks to mediator Christy Foley and ODR software specialist Jamie Gillespie about traditional mediation and the shift to ODR. Using mediation, the disputing parties may avoid going to court. Using ODR, those parties can access the mediation process and discuss their case anywhere, at any time, at their convenience. ... Read more

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November 13, 2019 30 min

Long before she was a judge, Tina Caraballo enlisted in the Army at 17. From the rich countryside of Germany to the dry deserts of the Middle East, Judge Caraballo spent the next ten years honing her skills as a soldier and as a nuclear, biological, and chemical operations specialist. Tune in as she and Chief Judge Don Myers discuss her experiences during bootcamp, active duty, and motherhood in the military. Show Notes 1:50 - Choo... Read more

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October 28, 2019 32 min

Technology is developing at a break-neck pace, leaving many courts struggling to keep up. In this episode, court technology expert Dr. Fredric Lederer walks us through recent advancements in courtroom technology, from artificial intelligence and virtual reality to assisted technology and online dispute resolution. The courtroom of the future is here – today. Listen in to find out how technology is changing the way courts administer... Read more

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October 14, 2019 20 min

The new executive director of the OCBA brings many years of marketing and membership organization experience to the table. Jenny Brown sat down with Chief Judge Don Myers to discuss the purpose of associations, the benefits of joining a Bar association, and what the OCBA offers to its community. Show Notes (1:20) – Purpose of associations (5:40) – OCBA programs for the community (7:05) – The Bar Foundation – scholarships for legal ... Read more

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September 30, 2019 41 min

Native Floridian Aurora McCreary took the nation by storm on Survivor: Edge of Extinction. Tough, ruthless and direct, she endured the island for 35 out of 39 possible days. Tune in as she talks about lessons learned from competing in the game, her time in foster care, and what her post-Survivor future holds. Show notes (5:32) Survivor, biggest strengths and weaknesses, Kama tribe (8:39) Survivor’s impact on law career, biggest t... Read more

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September 16, 2019 21 min

Emigrating from Haiti was a formative transition for the 7-year-old Judge Gabrielle Sanders, who struggled with learning English and bullying while trying to adjust to the culture of her new country. Fast forward a few years and she's a fluent mock trial enthusiast at FAMU determined to use her knowledge of the legal system to help people. Tune in and listen as she tells her talks to Chief Judge Don Myers about her life, her pa... Read more

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September 6, 2019 40 min

In 2018, Hurricane Michael devastated Panama City and the surrounding area. Judge Elijah Smiley, who was Chief Judge of the 14th Circuit during that time, sat down with our host Chief Judge Don Myers in August to talk about the aftermath of the storm. Listen in as they talk about preparing, communicating, and delivering due process in the face of destruction.  Let us know what you think about the podcast.

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August 20, 2019 30 min

The long road to the bench is one filled with surprising twists and turns. Neither of the Ninth Circuit's newest judges initially knew that the judiciary was their chosen profession. Listen as Chief Judge Don Myers speaks to Judge Madrigal and Judge Kraynick about their background, their journey to the bench, their greatest challenges, stress management and much more.   Let us know what you think about the podcast.

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August 5, 2019 31 min

In male-dominated fields, it is often difficult to stand your ground as a female, and even harder to stand out. Nevertheless, Jamie Moses has spent the last two and a half decades doing just that. When she’s not raising her two kids, empowering young or female lawyers, or competing in triathlons like the Ironman, she works as Senior Counsel at Holland & Knight LLP. Tune in as she talks with Chief Judge Myers about her experienc... Read more

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July 22, 2019 49 min

Our host Chief Judge Don Myers talks with Judge Reginald Whitehead and Keith Raskin from Aspire Heath Partners about the complexities of our nation's opioid crisis. From the inner workings of drug court to the methadone treatment clinic, learn about what our community is doing to fight back against this epidemic. Let us know what you think about the podcast.

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July 8, 2019 42 min

How does life lead someone to become the Ninth Circuit’s newest Chief Judge? Listen to Judge Don Myers share his life journey with outgoing Chief Judge Fred Lauten. His not-so-predictable road to the bench includes some time working as a speech pathologist in Hawaii before returning to Florida to attend law school, where he made his lifelong commitment to justice that led him to the judiciary. Plus, tune in to find out more about C... Read more

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June 24, 2019 54 min

For the past two years, Chief Judge Fred Lauten has brought us into a myriad of conversations. From stories of personal triumph to fun forays into the intersection of pop culture and the law to hard hitting explorations of legal and societal issues – he has guided us to a deeper understanding of the law, our community, and each other. And after 76 episodes as our host, and 26 years on the bench, Chief Judge Lauten will retire at th... Read more

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June 10, 2019 38 min

The importance of professional behavior is universally recognized, but aside from being punctual and polite – professionalism seems to be an elusive concept to define. Ask anyone about it and they will regale you with horror stories about some unprofessional behavior they’ve encountered but will be woefully lacking in detail when pressed to define what professionalism looks like. But while that detail is lacking for most – it is no... Read more

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May 28, 2019 35 min

Everyone who lives in the United States can trace their roots back to some other country. Maybe your family has been here forever, having immigrated in the 1700s. Or perhaps your grandparents or great grandparents sailed to Ellis Island in the early 1900s. Regardless of whether your ancestors came here 200 years ago or 20, we are all shaped by the culture they brought with them. As a first generation Korean-American, Circuit Court ... Read more

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