#Lawyered

#Lawyered

Shouldn't that be illegal? Can I sue for that? How could the jury find them innocent?? If you've ever found yourself asking those questions, Austin Pennington and Andrea Seffens Turner are here to give you the inside look at what's really going on in today's legal system. From mild annoyances to headline-grabbing trials, they'll break down the issues at play and take you inside the legal code when things just aren't making sense. If it's trending in law or business, you can bet it's #Lawyered!

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August 19, 2021 39 min
Pup parents work hard to give their canine companions the best life, and the Legal A-Team sits down with Daniel Escudero of Animal Ventures to give you the inside scoop on how to be a working professional and pup parent extraordinaire. Daniel, a dog walker, trainer, and entrepreneur explains what to look for in a dog trainer, how professionals can work AND have a happy dog, and his entrepreneurship journey in the pet industry. Plus...
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With the filing of a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services, America's Frontline Doctors (AFDLS) have jumped headfirst into what will likely be a long season of legal challenges related to COVID protocols and vaccines. AFDLS is asking a federal court in northern Alabama to restrict the further use of the vaccine because of scientific and informed consent problems. Andrea & Austin summarize what AFDLS is...
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Your favorite legal A-Team is joined by Andrea’s friend and fellow Burke Bogdanowicz, PLLC lawyer Kathleen Cruz. Kathleen and the A-Team discuss how the reality of being a female litigator is not exactly what you see on Suits, how to politely but firmly reassert yourself when opposing counsel talks down to you, and tips Kathleen and Andrea have picked up during their lawyering lives that every young female lawyer should know.

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With the recent reversal of Cosby's conviction of aggravated indecent assault, many people are questioning whether the appellate court went too far when applying Cosby's right against self-incrimination to his case. #Lawyered explains your constitutional right against self-incrimination and applies this to the Cosby case to shed some light on the court's reasoning behind Cosby's release.

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Everyone and their sister have heard of HIPPA. Haven’t we all signed the paperwork at the doctor’s office saying that the doctor can release certain parts of our medical information to a designated individual (hi Mom!)? But what does HIPPA actually protect? Your favorite legal A-Team breaks down the different types of protected health information that HIPPA protects, tips for professionals dealing with protected health information,...
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Governor Abbott calls Texas Congressmen and women back to Austin to close out unfinished business. With a list of controversial issues, the Nation is watching to see what our state legislature decides on issues like voter restrictions, transgender high school athletes, and actions against social media platforms.

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Austin and Andrea explore this hot Texas residential real estate market, specifically the legal issues surrounding the Sellers Disclosures section of the purchase contract. Many buyers make the mistake of getting a run-of-the-mill inspection and appraisal done, but #Lawyered explains why hiring foundation, plumbing, and electrical professionals to examine the home more thoroughly could save you time, money, and headaches in the end...
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The Queen of Pop has claimed her conservatorship is abusive and has taken away her freedom to marry and have another child. Is this true? Is this micromanagement of a ward’s reproductive rights standard? Is this a violation of a fundamental right? Your favorite legal A-Team gives their thoughts on the new developments in the Spears’ case, as well as breaking down what is guardianship (essentially the TX version of conservatorship),...
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Dr. Geoff Desmoulin, founder of GTD and Instructor in the Science of Violence biomechanics course walks #Lawyered through GTD's use of biomechanics and engineering to tackle real-life CSI cases. Whether testing witness statements about shootings, or simulating explosions or car accidents, the scientists at GTD provide a unique way of helping lawyers, judges, and juries understand how a violent situation occurred, and what the o...
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SURROGACY - Kim K has done it, Khole Kardashian and Tristan Thompson were considering it, and one of Andrea’s former high school teachers and her husband went through it. As technology advances, surrogacy is becoming an option not only for the uber-rich and famous, but also for dentists, lawyers, teachers, and other normal people. Your favorite legal A-Team dive into what surrogacy is, the different types, explain the terms you nee...
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You’ve had them, we’ve had them, everybody’s had ‘em. Dealing with crazy ex’s who never leave you alone can be stressful and cause a lot of problems in your life. Whether you’re dealing with a Halsey & G-Eazy situation or Selena & the Beibs, you may have legal options to address the stress. #Lawyered walks you through it all.

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Whether Elle Woods, Harvey Specter, or Atticus Finch inspired you to be a lawyer, you'll end up in the same place - law school. But what is law school really like? Your favorite legal A-Team gives you an inside look at not only law school, but the pair drops wisdom on the LSAT and the bar exam too. The duo explains what to expect each year of law school, whether you really should go or not, what elements actually matter when ap...
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Your favorite legal A-team tackled the heavy subject of the opioid crisis that has swept across the USA. The pair explain what precisely an opioid is, Colt Brennan's tragic overdose, and the background of how the opioid crisis came to be. The duo also describes the surprising reality of what an opioid lawsuit actually looks like, and highlights major opioid lawsuits.

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A whole slew of people got massive sticker shock when they filled up their cars in the last couple of weeks. Gas prices, especially on the East Coast, jumped sky-high as a result of DarkSide's ransomware cyberattack on the massive Colonial Pipeline on May 7, 2021. Your favorite legal A-Team breaks down what the heck happened, how the pipeline industry has gone high-tech, and theories on how DarkSide was able to hack into one of...
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It seems that everyone wants to be an entrepreneur these days. While the idea of being your own boss and crafting your ideal business is a total dream gig, there are certain legal hurdles you simply MUST know before you haul off and open your doors (digital or physical) to your sparkly new business. The legal A-Team identifies a few of those critical components that you need to know about and consider, including what the different ...
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Happy (early) Mother’s Day y’all! Your favorite legal duo is joined by family law lawyer, mother, and balancing mothering and lawyering guru Lindsey Obenhaus. Lindsey gives concrete tips and tricks for new working moms, including the top three things to do when you learn you’re pregnant, how to plan for your maternity leave, and the best advice she’s ever been given. Plus she tells her story about going into active labor while in c...
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Andrea and Austin break down the Derek Chauvin murder trial from charges, to witness testimony to the sentencing and potential appeal. #Lawyered walks you through the issues at each stage and analyzes how and why the tactics used by the State and Defense team affected the outcome of the case, as well as sharing their opinions along the way. With a case that will have far reaching implications throughout society, #Lawyered helps you...
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The Peach State implemented a new voting law, and EVERYONE, including Great Aunt Harriet of course, has an opinion. But do these armchair experts actually know what the bill says? Maybe, maybe not - but you sure can! In this episode, the legal A-Team identifies six big-ticket provisions in the GA voting bill and breaks down what the provisions say, and provides perspective from both sides of the coin. The issues discussed are (1) S...
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Have you secretly harbored dreams of posting an original song to YouTube and becoming the next Lana Del Ray or rap super star? Well wait and protect yourself before you post! Entertainment lawyer Megan Turner sits down with your favorite legal A-Team and hits on all sorts of issues, from the things you should consider before posting an original song to YouTube, things to keep in mind if your child wants to publish a song or creativ...
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Your favorite legal A-Team sits down with Tara Avants, one of Andrea’s best friends and an assistant District Attorney in McLennon County, TX. Tara dishes on what being a real-life assistant D.A. actually looks like. Tara also delves into her experience in prosecuting crimes against women, giving a breakdown of assault, family violence, and strangulation. Austin and Tara ping-pong on drug DWIs and family violence, and surprise! Agr...
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