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Two Emmy Wins for ALJ

 

For the third consecutive year, ALJ is honored with Emmy awards for broadcasting excellence by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-Atlantic Chapter. ALJ previously brought home two Emmy statuettes in 2016 and one in 2015. Read more on the program's five nominations here ▶︎

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MEET THE AMERICAN LAW JOURNAL

The American Law Journal was recently honored with five Emmy nominations for 2017 in the Mid-Atlantic region. In addition to winning two for 2016, this is the third consecutive year the program has been recognized for outstanding broadcasting in the Interview Discussion categories, for a total of three wins and fourteen nominations. (:30)


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THE AMERICAN LAW JOURNAL 2017 SIZZLE REEL (6:28)


EMMYS 2017: GERRYMANDERING: WHY WE'RE MAD AT WASHINGTON (28:11)


EMMYS 2017: THE 'VIRTUAL' EMPLOYEE IN A 'GIG' ECONOMY (29:21)

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SPOTLIGHT

EIGHT DEATHS IN FLA NURSING HOME

BY MAURA KENNEDY

The death of eight nursing home residents in FL has rekindled the debate on nursing home neglect. Attorney Christopher Culleton informs us why he believes neglect is becoming more common in nursing and assisted living homes. (1:00)

TRANSGENDER VS RELIGION DEBATE

BY CHRISTOPHER NAUGHTON

A recent poll shows religious Americans are more divided on LGBT issues than the rest of the country. Controversy surrounds providing wedding services to LGBT couples, transgender people serving in the military, and the LGBT community adopting children. (2:32)


ON POLARIZATION– TAKE A PAGE FROM JUSTICE'S PLAYBOOK

BY JENNIFER CONWAY

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and the Pew Research Center suggest why our nation is so divided. Breyer proposes what we can all do about it. Read More. (2:05)

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT REVISING THE YATES MEMO?

BY JENNIFER CONWAY

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the Justice Department is reviewing the Yates Memo, a 2015 policy on holding corporate executives accountable for white collar crimes. The memo is named after Rosenstein's predecessor Sally Yates. (4:16)


  • "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”)
  • "I think it’s good for the public, it’s good for our state and country to have this kind of debate in the open; it elevates the greater conversation about our country, its laws and freedoms."
    The Hon. Edward N. Cahn
    Former Chief Judge for the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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”)
  • "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”)

 

 

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FEATURED ATTORNEYS

LGBT RIGHTS
PLAINTIFF'S PERSPECTIVE

ANGELA GIAMPOLO ON LGBT RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE

GIAMPOLO LAW GROUP

Cis-gender actor Jeffrey Tambor, who plays a trans-woman in Amazon's Transparent, used his Emmy acceptance speech to advocate against workplace LGBT discrimination in Hollywood. Watch Giampolo on our Emmy winning LGBT programs, "Transgender at Work: LGBT Rights on the Job" and "Sexual Orientation, LGBT, and the Workplace."

ELDERLY LAW
PLAINTIFF'S PERSPECTIVE

CHRISTOPHER CULLETON ON NURSING HOME NEGLECT/ABUSE

SWARTZ CULLETON

Eight seniors perished in a Florida nursing home in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. What’s the cause for the rise in nursing home abuse/neglect claims? According to Attorney Culleton there’s an increase in sicker residents and  overworked staffs. Watch "Nursing Home Abuse, Arbitration and Litigation" for the major factors contributing to elder abuse and the lawsuits that result from such neglect.

CRIMINAL LAW
PROSECUTION 

LINDA DALE HOFFA ON WHITE COLLAR CRIMES

DILWORTH PAXSON

The 2015 Yates Memo vowed to hold individuals responsible for white collar corporate crimes in response to criticism of the DOJ levying criminal fines against corporations, yet executives were not going to jail. The current administration is looking to revise this memo. Former prosecutor Hoffa is interviewed about the Yates Memo on "DOJ Targets CEOs: Jail Time for the 1%?"

EMPLOYMENT LAW
HUMAN RESOURCES

JONATHAN YOUNGER ON THE 'GIG' ECONOMY

AGILE TALENT COLLABORATIVE

Human resources expert Jonathan Younger suggests the existence of a second 'gig' economy: The Talent Economy. The 'Gig' Economy provides an undifferentiated service, while the Talent Economy provides a specific skill or expertise. Younger was an expert panelist on our Emmy nominated program "The 'Virtual' Employee in a 'Gig' Economy."

EMPLOYMENT LAW
EMPLOYER'S PROSPECTIVE

ANTHONY HALLER ON SOCIAL MEDIA & THE WORKPLACE

BLANK ROME

An employee's protected speech under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) was upheld after a vulgar Facebook post about his supervisor got him fired. Blank Rome blog speculates protection for these "outer-bounds" cases will be "scaled back" under the Trump Administration. Haller discuss "Facebook, Blogs & The Boss: The Intersection of Social Media & the Workplace"

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BLOG

Hey! Not That "Mickey": Disney & South Park Sued by Singer

BY Jennifer

Singer of 80's one-hit wonder "Mickey" sues Disney, Viacom, South Park and others for unauthorized use of her song.

Constitution Day in Philadelphia: Visit the NCC Sept. 18

BY Jennifer

Mark September 18 on your calendars for a celebration and exciting lineup of events and speakers at the National Constitution Center in honor of our founding document's 230th anniversary.

All Woman Line-Up At The Philadelphia Bar Association Turns Heads

BY Jennifer

Almost 150 years ago, for the very first time in the United States, a woman added the title “attorney” to her resume. Much has changed in a century— with more to come.

Police shooting family dogs prompts legal actions

BY Jennifer

The number of dogs shot by police varies widely from city to city. One official estimates 10,000 dogs a year are shot. What are pet owners' rights?

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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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"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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