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051 – Upcoming Charity Chili Cook-off with Lawyer Talk and the Parker Lee Foundation



It’s a Chili Bowl cook-off for a great cause in Central Ohio – and you’re invited! Join Steve, Jeff and Jared as they sit down with Kim Lee Niswander, the CEO and Co-founder of the Parker Lee Foundation, a non-profit organization in Columbus that promotes charitable groups and local causes which help improve the quality of life for disabled and disadvantaged children in the Central Ohio area.

The guys talk about how Yavitch & Palmer began partnering with the Parker Lee Foundation and Directions for Youth, the story behind why the Eric J. Yavitch Scholarship Fund was created, how doing good makes you feel good, the PBR10k, strategies for winning Chili cook-offs – and, how PLF is unique: they are a true “grass roots” charity with a difference: 100% of every dollar they raise goes directly to the recipients. And the PLF events are a lot of fun! This year’s Chili Bowl will take place at the Grandview Theater on Sunday November 25th – come for a great day of watching OSU football on a huge screen, eating awesome chili, drinking beer, hanging with the Lawyer Talk gang and being part of the show – and feeling great while we’re raising money for a great cause!

Find out more about the Parker Lee Foundation and tickets: https://www.parkerleefoundation.org/

We will also be posting updated info on our website: www.ohiolegaldefense.com

Questions? Reach out to us at podcast@ohiolegaldefense.com

 


050 – Prosecutors are Lawyers Too….Just Ask Emily



Lawyers talking with the enemy. Swapping courtroom drama with a 10-year veteran prosecutor.  Reflections on murder, mayhem, and whether juries notice a male lawyer’s shoes as much as they notice a female lawyer’s shoes.  Emily shares her unique perspective on juries, defense lawyers and the justice system. Learn how (and why) she got out alive and survived the courtroom battlefield.
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049 – The Art of a Trial



Witnesses are against you, the judge won’t admit your evidence – so how does a lawyer win what seems to be an impossible trial?

Steve, Jeff and Jared worked on a felony trial together and give you a blow-by-blow inside look at what actually went down. If you are a lawyer – you should listen to this. If you might need to hire a lawyer to defend you in court – you should definitely listen to this.

The guys talk focus groups, investigators, how to prepare, the importance of understanding people and reading the room, voir dire, mishaps with courthouse alarms, the pressure cooker of the courtroom, lawyer egos – and how to check them at the door.

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048 – Labor Day Drinking, Swapping and Cooking With The Beard



Bonus episode for the holiday – hang with us this Labor Day weekend! We’re talking day-drinking, local swap meets, and of course – food!

Steve, Jeff and Jared talk the Swapper’s Meet in Johnstown this weekend, Flaming Beard Burgers, Jared’s meatloaf recipe, hot peppers and lots of cooking tips.

Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

tel: 614-224-6142

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047 – Scooters + OSU Football = Tailgating Squared



Thinking about taking one of the new Lime or Bird scooters for a spin and want to know which is better? We tested both and give you a head-to-head comparison.

This weekend is a 3-day weekend, the start of OSU football – normally we are talking about red cups and tailgating – but now that these new scooters are now all over OSU’s campus and in the mix, we predict that this will create a “perfect storm” of increased mayhem.

Steve, Jeff and Jared talk reckless operation, bicycle law vs. scooter law, and good and bad scooter riders and why they remind us of the movie “Twister”.

Enjoy the holiday weekend and the start of football season! But if you end up needing help, call us:  614-224-6142

spalmer@ohiolegaldefense.com

jlinn@ohiolegaldefense.com

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046 – Scooters of Prey: The Millennial Force



“Everybody run – it’s a flock of Birds!” And then someone throws a Lime in the mix and pandemonium breaks out!

Have you seen the scooters that are littering the city lately? Or perhaps you’ve witnessed – or been part of – one of the hair-raising stunts and near-collisions (and collisions)? The Bird and Lime scooters are sharing the roadways and sidewalks now in Columbus and many other cities – and throughout OSU’s campus. What are the legal and safety ramifications that surround this newer, Uber-ized, mostly unregulated mode of transportation?

Steve, Jeff and Jared cover everything from reckless operation, liability and what the problem is with trying to use a scooter to avoid a DUI – to DBDs (designated Bird drivers), bunny hopping, Bird-pooling, Bird-Littering –  just who are these battery-charging elves?! – and Bird vs. Lime: when in doubt, joust!

(Spoiler alert: there will be a show-and-tell in part 2, so stay tuned!)

 


038 – Red, White, and Bombed–Booze, Drugs, and Fireworks



Exercise your freedom to party while retaining your liberty this holiday – especially when it comes to the trifecta of reasons we see people in our office after the 4th of July celebrations: booze, drugs and fireworks. Whether you are going to be at Red, White and BOOM! or elsewhere, the guys share some pro tips to get through the holiday celebrating unscathed – as well as share some stories where plenty of scathing goes on..

Steve, Jeff and Jared talk Fireworks Wars, Red White and Blue shots, peaceful coexistence with police horses, Mid-Ohio, vintage motorcycles and the largest motorcycle swap meet in the country, monkey leashes, Solo cups vs. Dixie cups, if wall-to-wall traffic makes you a better driver, and Uber: the ultimate ‘stranger danger’ app?

Be safe and have a happy 4th everyone!

But if things end up taking a wrong turn and you need some problems solved, give us a call: 614 – 224 – 6142. You can ask for Steve, Jeff or Bill.

We’ll be here! We’re givers like that.

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036 – The Blinsky Brisket



Be a barbecuing patriot, a cookout hero – and declare your independence from boring food this 4th of July! Learn the real-deal secrets behind how the pros make delicious barbecue and brisket from food entrepreneur, caterer and former owner of Route 62 BBQ, Jared Blinsky.

How to time it to succulent perfection, how to make your own unique smoker, how to pick your brisket, how to make mop sauce, white barbeque sauce and Conrico.

Just another reason why we had to break it off with England….

Rock on, America!!

 

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033 – Lawyer Talk v. Ohio v. The World Podcast – Hanging with Alex Hastie



Gum-chewers Unite!  Alex Hastie, host of the popular “Ohio vs. The World” podcast joins the guys this week to discuss famous and infamous Ohioans, Michael Fay, vandalism, accidental huffing, elevator urine detection technology, caning, the death penalty and the downside to being an overly clean, crime-free country – or – “why you should avoid vacationing in Singapore if you like gum,”  the Scopes monkey trial and the early 20th century trend-setting party boy and America’s greatest lawyer Clarence Darrow  – and how sometimes awesome lawyers can seem very non-lawyerly.
Why risk is the price of freedom, liquor law and pairing your podcast with the right beer, Elvis Juice and our favorite Scottish neighbor Brew Dog, fun with history, mis-tweeting, bocce ball and the best Italian restaurants in Ohio, “larping”, and sneak peeks at upcoming Ohio v. World and Lawyer Talk: Off the Record episodes and goings-on that you won’t want to miss.

031 – We Love Juries!



Don’t we all judge each other when we first walk into a room?

“We pass judgements on people all the time whether you like it or not. When you walked in, I looked at how you were dressed, at what you were doing, I looked at who you were talking to, I looked at your body language. I judged you, whether I want to admit that out loud or not – but I’m going to admit it, because I think you are sitting there thinking the same things about me too. Whether it’s about my beard, or where I’m from, … or what my job is – you’re making judgements whether you want to admit it or not.”

Sometimes the government overreaches – and when someone is wrongfully accused of a crime and it goes to trial, we need to make sure the jury hears the whole story in order to help them reach the right decision.

Jeff and Bill discuss their recent trial success with Steve and Jared and the guys talk about how focus groups are a critical part of their trial prep when deciding how to best convey the all-important “rest of the story” to juries – and how it can make all the difference in people’s lives.

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