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The Garrulous Gavel

Oct 12, 2021

This time around, we meet two former New York City prosecutors, Margaret Gandy and Rena Paul.  Their many years in both the state and federal criminal justice systems led them to rethink how lawyers approach clients and witnesses who have been victimized by violent crimes or other traumatic events, and to develop what...


Sep 28, 2021

In this episode, we get garrulous with Samuel Weiss, the founder and Executive Director of Rights Behind Bars, an organization that uses strategic litigation to protect and advance prisoners’ rights. We tackle the hot-button issue of “qualified immunity”—a controversial legal doctrine that often protects prison...


Sep 14, 2021

This time on the Garrulous Gavel, we sit down with Robert Eager, founder of Own Your History. After retiring from a career as a successful corporate lawyer, Bob reconnected with his education in history, and set out to help the next generation of students grapple with the inequality that has marred much of U.S....


Aug 12, 2021

In this episode, we speak with former philosophy grad student, and current high-profile Washington, D.C. attorney, Matt Kaiser. Matt represents Congressman Eric Swalwell in a lawsuit against Donald Trump, Donald Trump, Jr., Rudy Guliani, and Congressman Mo Brooks, in which Rep. Swalwell argues that those defendants...


Jul 29, 2021

Our first episode features Sara Kropf, one of the nation’s top white-collar criminal defense attorneys. Sara not only represents defendants in high-profile criminal cases, but also authors the Grand Jury Target blog. We hear about grand juries in the news all the time. But what exactly is a grand jury, and what does...