Summarily - A Podcast for Busy Lawyers

Summarily - A Podcast for Busy Lawyers

You're a busy lawyer. Whether trying to hit your billables, being stuck on endless conference calls, or waiting in a crowded courtroom for your case to be called, you don’t have time to stay informed about legal developments important to your practice. Summarily is the podcast for you. Summarily offer caselaw updates, CLEs (Florida), practice tips, and insightful legal commentary. Pop in your ear buds and tune in. Summarily has you covered. Listen. Enjoy. Subscribe. Share. If you have questions, suggestions, or comments please e-mail DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for informational purposes only and is not an advertisement for legal services. The information provided in this podcast is not intended to be legal advice. You should not rely on what you hear on this podcast as legal advice. If you have a legal issue, please contact a lawyer. The views and opinion expressed by the hosts and guests are solely those of the individuals and do not represent the views or opinions of the firms or organizations with which they are affiliated or the views or opinions of this podcast’s advertisers. This podcast is available for private, non-commercial use only. Any editing, reproduction, or redistribution of this podcast for commercial use or monetary gain without the expressed, written consent of the podcast’s creator is prohibited.


May 20, 2024 44 mins

Robert had the pleasure of sitting down with the estimable Roger Parloff to discuss the unending delays in the classified documents case against the former president. Roger and Robert also talked about the latest in the Manhattan case against defendant Trump.

Roger is an award-winning journalist and a senior editor of Lawfare. He has his fingers on the pulse of the classified documents case and he, along with the rest of t...

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On April 24th, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in United States v. Trump. The questions presented is "whether and if so to what extent does a former President enjoy presidential immunity from criminal prosecution for conduct alleged to involve official acts during his tenure in office."

Professor Harold Krent of the Chicago-Kent College of Law joined Robert to discuss the oral argument and what the justices...

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How did the Supreme Court become so powerful? Dr. Ben Johnson contends that a "little-known rule change" and the Court's unkept promise in 1928 are to blame.

Dr. Johnson is an associate professor of law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. He sat down with Robert to talk about the Court's question-selection process and how being able to "cherry-pick" legal questions has "tra...

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April 17, 2024 29 mins

Co-host Jennifer Opiola joined Robert to review PIP and insurance opinions issued by the Florida DCAs in March.

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April 10, 2024 41 mins

Equality Florida sued Governor DeSantis et al., challenging H.B. 1557 (the "Don't Say Gay" law). The parties recently settled, and Florida agreed to limit the law's scope in significant ways.

Robert is joined by John C. Quinn, a partner at Kaplan Hecker and Fink, and D. Brandon Trice, counsel at Kaplan Hecker and Fink. John and Brandon were part of a team of lawyers, led by Robbie Kaplan, who, along wit...

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Co-host Jennifer Opiola joined Robert to review PIP and insurance opinions issued in February, including one dealing with inconsistent verdicts and another about the retroactivity of the pre-suit demand statute under chapter 627.

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February 29, 2024 32 mins

Are you ready for new rule 1.041 (Notice of Limited Appearance), effective April 1? Tune into this episode to learn what you need to know. Robert and Lindsey also cover several opinions from January.

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February 15, 2024 24 mins

Co-host Jennifer Opiola joined Robert to review PIP opinions issued in January.

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February 8, 2024 27 mins

On Tuesday, February 6th, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in United States v. Trump and held that the former president is not immune from criminal prosecution for alleged crimes he committed while in office. 

Robert discussed the opinion with constitutional law professor Harold Krent of the Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Summarily is sponsored by BetterHelp and The Law Office of Scott N. Richardson, P.A. C...

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February 1, 2024 48 mins

Professor Joe Regalia recently joined Robert to discuss how law firms can use generative AI to create and maximize efficiency and what law firms should do to prepare for the future with generative AI. 

Joe is an associate professor of law at UNLV’s William S. Boyd School of Law where he teaches legal writing and the intersection between the law and technology. He also leads the training and development team at Write.Law, an online t...

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January 25, 2024 28 mins

Co-host Jennifer Opiola joined Robert to review a handful of PIP and insurance opinions issued in December. 

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On April 16, 1963, at just thirty-four years of age and five years before his life was cut short by an assassin, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. penned from a jail cell, the most powerful, persuasive, and poetic message ever written: Letter From Birmingham Jail.

In honor of Dr. King and in celebration of his birthday, this is the audio of the Letter, read by Dr. King. What would have been had he lived?

This is perhaps...

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January 11, 2024 22 mins

Goodbye 2023. Hello 2024. Robert and Lindsey rundown a handful of opinions and appellate rule changes from December.

D.A.N. v. State, 1st DCA (attorney sanctions).
Lapham v. Walgreens, 11th Cir (retaliation claims under the FMLA and Florida’s private sector whistleblowers act).
Orozco v. Rodriguez, 6th DCA (standing to seek paternity determination). 
Seadler v. Marina Bay Resort Condo. Assoc., Inc., FSC (rel...

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In April 2023, Dr. Ellen Hendriksen joined Robert to discuss Imposter Syndrome and how it can negatively affect your mental health. Dr. Hendriksen is back to kick of the new year. She sat down with Robert to talk about how overidentification and perfectionism can diminish your self-worth.

Dr. Hendriksen is a clinical psychologist. She serves on the faculty at Boston University's Center for Anxiety and Related Disorde...

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December 27, 2023 39 mins

Happy Holidays!

In March 2022, Judge Adalberto Jordan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit and Judge Kevin Emas of Florida's Third District Court of Appeal sat down with Robert to talk about legal writing. They gave their views from the bench on what makes legal writing good (and not so good).

Whether you are new to Summarily or an avid listener, you do not want to miss what the judges have to sa...

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December 20, 2023 38 mins

Robert and Lindsey play catchup for October and November. 

  • Kenney v. State, 2d DCA (preservation; impeachment).
  • Baxter v. State, 5th DCA (4th Amendment). See Owens v. State, 317 So. 3d 1218 (Fla. 2d DCA 2021)  (“regardless of whether the smell of marijuana is indistinguishable from that of hemp, the smell . . . from a vehicle continues to provide probable cause for a warrantless search of the vehicle”).
  • Freeman v. State, 1st DCA (...
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December 12, 2023 24 mins

Co-host, Jennifer Opiola, joined Robert to review a handful of opinions from November dealing with a variety of important issues: 

Summarily is sponsored by BetterHelp and The Law Office ...

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The 100th Episode

I started this podcast with the goal of providing lawyers with free CLE courses, caselaw updates, and practice tips, and that is what’s in store on this episode. I sat down with Jeffery DeSousa, the Chief Deputy Solicitor General in the Florida Attorney General’s Office to talk about oral Advocacy.

Jeff focuses on criminal appeals and constitutional litigation, primarily in the U.S. and Florida ...

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November 28, 2023 37 mins

Richard W. Painter joined Robert to discuss the U.S. Supreme Court's new code of conduct, which outlines how the justices "should" conduct themselves.

Richard served as chief ethics lawyer to President George W. Bush and as Associate Counsel in the White House Counsel’s Office during the Bush administration. He has testified many times before Congress on issues related to ethics in government. His forthcomin...

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The data says the average attention span went from two-a-half minutes in 2003 to forty-seconds by 2020. Diminished attention is particular problematic for lawyers who are bombarded with emails, texts, calls, and social media alerts while trying to work. As our attention span diminishes so, too, does productivity and happiness.
 Dr. Gloria Mark joined Robert to talk about our cognitive bandwidth, how we get distracted, wha...

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