Where the lawyer and layperson meet.

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Two Emmy®
Awards For 
The American
Law Journal

BY VALERIE JONES

The program was honored with two Emmy® awards in September, with four nominations by the National Academy of Televisions Arts & Sciences, Mid-Atlantic region. ▶︎

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VIDEO

MEET THE AMERICAN LAW JOURNAL

BY JENNIFER CONWAY

From the birthplace of the Constitution and legal system, watch the overview of this program now in its 27th season airing on Philadelphia CNN affiliate WFMZ-TV and online 24/7. Host attorney Christopher Naughton and Feature Reporter Gina Passarella interact with lawyers, law professors, judges, elected officials and everyday people whose lives are affected by our legal system.


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ARE OPIOIDS, BIG BUSINESS, STATES KILLING WORKERS COMP?


INJURY FROM DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS: WHAT COST SAFETY?


PERFECT STORM: PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION & THE SUPREME COURT

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ALLIANCES

SPOTLIGHT

UNEQUAL PAY FOR WOMEN: TAKING THE GLOVES OFF

BY GINA PASSARELLA

Equal pay for women continues to lag in the U.S. If you think the legal profession has been at the fore... you'd be wrong.

ZACH GALIFIANAKIS— THIS IS HIS REAL HANGOVER 

BY CHRISTOPHER NAUGHTON

Our anger at our three branches of government is real. Maybe what's at the root of our anger is something this comedian takes seriously.


THE HISTORY OF GAY RIGHTS IN 5 MINUTES

BY CHRISTOPHER NAUGHTON

From ALJ's Emmy-nominated feature report: the first legal gay marriage dates back to the 1970's but was overturned by the justice who would eventually champion marital equality.

THE 'VIRTUAL' EMPLOYEE IN A 'GIG' ECONOMY

BY VALERIE JONES

The so-called 'gig' economy- think Uber, Lyft and AirBnB- is changing the face of business. And finding its way into court.


  • "I had one occasion when Christopher asked if I would try to be a guest host and when I went through that process, I realized how difficult it is … I also realized how good he is, having the knowledge of so many areas of the law at his command."
    Anthony B. Haller, Esq.
    Blank Rome LLP
  • "The average folks out there, they want to hear from the judges, they want to hear from lawyers, they want to learn about their legal rights. It also makes them better able to select a lawyer when they need an attorney with some information at hand that they’ve learned."
    John Morganelli, Esq.
    Northampton County, PA District Attorney
    (Prosecutor of Robert Durst, subject of HBO’s “The Jinx: The Life & Deaths of Robert Durst”)
  • "Being on the air more than 25 years is a great credit to Christopher and the production of this show … education is part of it."
    John Morganelli, Esq.
    Northampton County, PA District Attorney
    (Prosecutor of Robert Durst, subject of HBO’s
    “The Jinx: The Life & Deaths of Robert Durst”)
  • "I want to thank you for the excellent coverage of court issues over the years -- also, thank you for including the court reformer’s perspective so often when you thought relevant. Keep up the good work!"
    Lynn A. Marks
    National Advocate for Court Reform & Executive
    Director, Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts
  • "It’s a matter of practicality … whether the shows are live and folks call in, or if taped, they email or post on social media a question- and we can answer without legal jargon. The interactivity is accessible and common sense. We’re answering questions the way the viewer asks them."
    John Waldron, Esq.
    Criminal Defense Attorney
    (Lawyer for Robert Durst, subject of HBO’s
    “The Jinx: The Life & Deaths of Robert Durst”)
  • "What I like about appearing on this program is the quality of the program. Christopher Naughton tackles difficult legal issues that legal scholars agonize over, and makes it clear to the audience how difficult those issues are and the competing contentions … the show is on the cutting edge of these issues. He is as prepared for the programs as the best attorneys who have appeared before me.."
    The Hon. Edward N. Cahn
    Former Chief Judge
    for the U.S. District Court
    of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania

 

 

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ASK A QUESTION
SUGGEST A TOPIC

Have question about a legal issue you're facing? Want to suggest a topic we cover in a feature report or program?

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BEHIND
THE SCENES

Check out what we've been up to, who's visited the office, what the latest trend in producing television is.

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THE 
LIGHTER SIDE

Quizzes, surveys, the latest in legal cartoons: you never know what’s new on “The Lighter Side” until you look.

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FEATURED GUESTS

CHILD CUSTODY
FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY

DONALD SPRY ON DEALING WITH A DIFFICULT ‘EX’

KING SPRY

Do you text or email your ‘ex’ about the kids? Or is it smarter to use the phone?  Atty. Spry discusses insulating his clients as much as possible on Joint Legal Custody: Dealing with the Difficult Ex

WORKER'S COMP
PLAINTIFF'S PERSPECTIVE

GEORGE BADEY ON WORKERS’ COMP FRAUD

BADEY, SLOAN & DIGENOVA

A person injures himself tumbling in a concrete pit trying to save the life of another worker. And the boss refuses to pay comp benefits?  Watch Attorney George Badey on Workers’ Comp Fraud? Or Employer Bad Faith?

EMPLOYMENT LAW
CORP. COUNSEL'S PERSPECTIVE

ANTHONY HALLER ON CORPORATIONS AND TRANSGENDER RIGHTS

BLANK ROME

Corporate employment attorney Anthony Haller comments on ALJ’s Emmy winning program on transgender issues on the job— are corporations moving faster than politicians on this issue? Watch Haller on Transgender at Work

EMPLOYMENT LAW
HR PERSPECTIVE

ROBIN BOND ON THE 'GIG' ECONOMY

TRANSITION STRATEGIES

How do independent contractors make certain that they get all the benefits entitled to them? Robin Bond of Transition Strategies LLC advises what to be aware of on The 'Virtual' Employee in a 'Gig' Economy

PERSONAL INJURY/
PRODUCT LIABILITY
PLAINTIFF'S PERSPECTIVE

BRANDON SWARTZ ON NEW PRODUCT LIABILITY LAWS

SWARTZ CULLETON

Hurt by a faulty product? Your rights can come down to how your state writes the law. Product liability attorney Brandon Swartz comments on new PA and national product liability laws in the new television season. View the program Injury from "Dangerous" Products: How do Juries Deliver Justice?

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BLOG

SANDRA DAY O'CONNOR, CATO & ME

BY admin

...or what I should have said to Ilya Shapiro on a recent program on Supreme Court nominations.

2017: THE YEAR OF THE RULE OF LAW

BY Jennifer

We've had some compelling conversations at ALJ’s home office in light of our recent election cycle.

TOP MOVIE LAWYERS: OUR FAVES

BY admin

Who are your favorite movie lawyers? Mojo.com's video suggests ten; the ABA and our office weigh in.

HOW TO FIND AND HIRE A LAWYER

BY admin

The American Bar Association and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission discuss what to look for.

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MOST VIEWED

JOINT LEGAL CUSTODY: DEALING WITH THE DIFFICULT EX:

Do you have a particularly vengeful and bitter 'ex'?

THIRD PARTY SETTLEMENTS:

Getting outside the Workers' Comp system. 

THE SECOND WIVES CLUB - THE END OF ALIMONY AS WE KNOW IT?:

Alimony reform hasn't yet taken the nation by storm, but here it comes.

DISABILITY OVER 50 - WHY AGE COUNTS:

If you're over 50, is getting approved for disability more in your favor?

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"OJ, COSBY & ‘MAKING A MURDERER'" 

What are the common themes in these three?

"WAGE, HOUR & OVERTIME: WHAT'S 'FAIR PAY' TODAY?

Minimum wage, overtime and more are under scrutiny more than ever.

"LIBERTY, JUSTICE AND... GAY MARRIAGE FOR ALL?

This is the feature report from "Will Gay Marriage Be the Law of the Land?"

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