The JustPod

The JustPod
Podcast for the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association. We’ll talk current issues in criminal justice reform, policy and the Supreme Court. We’ll discuss the work of the Criminal Justice Section including events, Task Forces, Standar

End of Season 1
Dec 4, 2019 • 3 min
The JustPod will be taking a break in December and January but will return in February of 2020.
Reducing Youth Arrests and Increasing Diversion
Nov 26, 2019 • 32 min
We talk about the school to prison pipeline and how to slow it down with the example of reform in Philadelphia.
Check-in with the Chair: Q4 2019; Perfecting Our Vision in 20/20
Nov 20, 2019 • 24 min
Current Chair, Kim Parker joins us for an update on the Criminal Justice Section’s recent and upcoming activity.
Trial Tips: Drafting a Motion
Nov 13, 2019 • 12 min
Best tips and practices when drafting a motion.
Attorney Well-Being - We’ve Got a Problem
Nov 6, 2019 • 24 min
Recent reports have discovered a disproportionate level of substance abuse and depression among lawyers in comparison with the general public.
Varsity Blues
Oct 30, 2019 • 14 min
A breakdown of the prosecution in the case of Varsity Blues, or the college admissions scandal.
Navigating US China Commerce
Oct 23, 2019 • 21 min
James Berger joins us to first provide insight into the current landscape of commerce between US and China.
Impeachment Process vs. a Criminal Case
Oct 9, 2019 • 23 min
Two constitutional law professors walk us through a comparison of a criminal case vs. the impeachment process.
Introduction to the ABA’s ICC Project and the International Criminal Court
Oct 3, 2019 • 19 min
An introduction to the ABA’s ICC Project and the International Criminal Court.
Task Force Ops: Marijuana, Federalism, and Separation of Powers
Sep 25, 2019 • 26 min
A discussion about the tensions between state and federal law on marijuana and the most prominent legal problems that result.
Task Force Ops: The First Step Act Implementation and Risk Assessment
Sep 18, 2019 • 15 min
Jim Felman, chair of the First Step Act Implementation Task Force, joins us on the podcast to discuss the work of the Task Force.
How to Effect Criminal Justice Policy
Sep 11, 2019 • 21 min
Ken Goldsmith from the ABA Governmental Affairs Office informs listeners how to effect policy on the federal, state and agency level.
Resolutions: Annual 2019
Aug 29, 2019 • 23 min
Criminal Justice Section delegate, Stephen Saltzburg walks us through the Resolutions sponsored and co-sponsored by CJS during the recent Annual Meeting.
Task Force Ops: Pretrial Discovery Standards an Introduction
Aug 21, 2019 • 13 min
We discuss the work of the Discovery Standards Task Force and prominent cases that highlight Brady violations and more.
Check-in with the Chair: Q3 2019; Passing of the Gavel
Aug 14, 2019 • 16 min
The passing of the gavel from one Chair to the next with both outgoing Chair, Lucian Dervan and incoming Chair, Kim Parker.
Prosecutorial Discretion
Jul 31, 2019 • 31 min
We discuss prosecutorial discretion and its role in recent prominent cases: the Jussie Smollett case, the Epstein case and the Mueller Report.
Supreme Court Review: October 2018 Term, Criminal Cases
Jul 24, 2019 • 27 min
Previous Supreme Court Clerk, Rory Little, joins us for a discussion of the October 2018 Supreme Court Term, criminal cases.
Examining the Epstein Charges - Past and Present
Jul 17, 2019 • 21 min
Today we examine the Jeffrey Epstein case both current charges and the implications of the non prosecution plea deal from 2008.
Young Lawyers and Mentorship
Jul 10, 2019 • 19 min
We discuss the challenges facing young lawyers and the launch of a Section sponsored mentorship program.
Mental Health Standards to Help Prepare for Testimony
Jun 26, 2019 • 18 min
A discussion about navigating instances when counsel run into challenges working with a client with mental health disabilities.
Task Force Ops: Investigating Plea Bargaining in America
Jun 19, 2019 • 25 min
We discuss problems that exist in plea bargaining like the innocence issue.
Fees and Fines Guidelines
Jun 12, 2019 • 13 min
A discussion of fees and fines reform and the criminal justice system. How do we fix the socioeconomic disparities?
Youth in the Criminal Justice System
Jun 5, 2019 • 24 min
In this episode we speak with Liz Ryan, president and CEO of the Youth First Initiative do discuss the youth criminal justice system and what reforms are still needed.
Attorney General William Barr in Contempt
May 23, 2019 • 21 min
Attorney General William Barr is being held in Contempt of Congress we discuss his potential prosecution and defense and executive privilege in addition to the duty to protect confidential information.
Check-in with the Chair: Q2 2019
May 22, 2019 • 29 min
Current CJS Chair, Lucian Dervan updates us on Section events and upcoming programs like the Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship and the Mentorship Program.
Representing People with Mental Disabilities
May 14, 2019 • 20 min
A discussion of where mental disabilities and the criminal justice system intersect. Talking about competency, sanity and diversion.
Forensic Evidence in the Courtroom
May 7, 2019 • 17 min
Prosecuting attorney, Matt Redle, discusses the use of forensic evidence in the courtroom and staying educated on forensic science.
Redacted Material in the Mueller Report
May 1, 2019 • 14 min
We discuss the redacted Mueller Report and potential paths for Congress with an unredacted Report.
The Extradition of Julian Assange
Apr 23, 2019 • 16 min
Which countries are prosecuting Julian Assange. Is he a whistle blower or a journalist?
Mass Incarceration and the First Step Act
Apr 17, 2019 • 18 min
The impact of mass incarceration on families, clemency for Cyntoia Brown and The First Step Act.
Conviction Integrity Units
Apr 9, 2019 • 20 min
Experts from Kansas, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Washington prosecution offices talk Conviction Integrity Units and their impact in their offices.
Women in Criminal Justice Symposium
Apr 2, 2019 • 14 min
Incoming CJS chairs, Kim Parker and April Frazier Camara talk about the upcoming Women in Criminal Justice Symposium.
The Bail Reform Debate
Mar 26, 2019 • 27 min
We discuss the disparities in the current bail system and recommendations for pretrial infrastructure.
The Evolving Challenge of Judging
Mar 19, 2019 • 18 min
U.S. District Judge Mendoza of the Middle District of Florida joins us to share his experiences as a judge.
The Current State of Sentencing
Mar 12, 2019 • 26 min
Jim Felman leads us through a discussion on sentencing: Guidelines vs. Advisory, Clemency and the First Step Act.
Live from National White Collar Crime Institute with Ray Banoun
Mar 6, 2019 • 16 min
We share an update and a little history about the National White Collar Crime Institute from New Orleans.
DC’s New Paralegal Fellowship Program
Feb 26, 2019 • 45 min
We dive into the origin story of the new DC Paralegal Program with Brian Ferguson, executive director of the Mayors Office on Returning Citizen Affairs.
Task Force Ops: Meet the New Women in Criminal Justice Task Force
Feb 19, 2019 • 25 min
Creation and action plan of the new Women in Criminal Justice Task Force.
Putting ICE on Ice
Feb 12, 2019 • 26 min
Leaders from the judiciary, prosecution and academia discuss the current state of ICE arrests at courthouses.
Resolutions: Midyear 2019
Feb 8, 2019 • 18 min
The Criminal Justice Section Delegates join us to talk about the policy, or “Resolutions” at Midyear.
Check-in with the Chair: Q1 2019
Feb 7, 2019 • 39 min
Our Chair, Lucian Dervan provides updates on the work of current Task Forces, Section Resolutions, a Paralegal Fellowship with MORCA and more.