Podcasts

Ep12-Robin-Frazer-Clark

Robin Frazer Clark: Bringing the Case into Focus

When Robin Frazer Clark set out to begin her own practice, she knew it would take patience, drive and, most of all, focus to pull it off. After 33 years of successful civil advocacy, she’s got plenty of advice on how to prevail. In this episode, Scott guides us through the benefits of preparing with a focus group, the importance of getting involved in the professional community, and some ways you can protect the mental health of your colleagues.
Ahmaud Arbery Case: Keeping Politics and Unpopularity Out of the Courtroom

Frank Hogue: Keeping Politics and Unpopularity Out of the Courtroom

In Frank Hogue’s long years as a criminal defense attorney, he’s never been daunted by high profile cases. That’s why he’s taken on defending George McMichael in the case of the death of Ahmaud Arbery. In this episode, Hogue breaks down the challenges of cases with major media attention, racial inequalities in the justice system, and his philosophy on the role of a criminal defense lawyer.
Ep10-Anna-Cross

Anna Cross: The Importance of Pacing in Trial

Studying philosophy and Japanese in college, Anna Cross has always been a deep-thinker with her eyes set on success. After decades of triumphant trials, Cross shares what she’s learned from her years of prosecution: how to set the pacing of a trial, how to improve your cross examination and the attitude to have when you enter the courtroom.
Ep9-Adam-Hames

Adam Hames: Bringing Creativity into the Court

Raised by two lawyers, Adam Hames was always told he was genetically engineered to be an attorney. With experience in federal court, state appellate court and in habeas cases, Hames talks about the importance of crafting a story in court, his creative pursuits in college and why he believes listening is a vital key in advocacy.
Ep8-Doug-Peters

Doug Peters: The Blueprint for Putting Forth Your Best Case

After decades of practicing law, nationally-recognized criminal defense lawyer Doug Peters understands the heavy responsibility of advocating for those most in need. Peters shares what led him to start his own defense practice, why he used a proactive people-centered approach for preparing for trial and the best time to put your client on the stand.
Charlie Bethel on The Advocate's Key podcast

Charlie Bethel: Why Lawyers Should Empower Others to Hold Them Accountable

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, Charlie Bethel shares various lessons he learned from his early trial court experiences.
Steve Frey Charlie Bethel on The Advocate's Key podcast

Steve Frey: A Second Generation Lawyer Looks Back

Carrying out his father’s legacy, criminal defense attorney Steve Frey offers stories from his own successful career spanning 28 years, beginning with his decision to go to law school and the lessons he learned then from his father Pete, an accomplished trial lawyer himself. Frey also shares advice on preparing for a jury trial and how to best use cross examinations to benefit your case.
Molly Parmer on The Advocate's Key podcast

Molly Parmer: A Key Advocate for the Underdog

Encouraged at an early age by her nonconformist parents to question authority and to be wary of the dangers of biased legal practices, Molly Parmer was born to be a criminal defense attorney, fiercely fighting for the rights of the marginalized and underrepresented. She shares how her non-traditional upbringing influenced her legal career, which spans from public defender at the state level to a federal criminal defender and eventually owning her own practice in Atlanta, GA where she continues to fight for the underdogs.
Jeena Cho on The Advocate's Key podcast

A Lawyer’s Guide to Reducing Anxiety through Practiced Mindfulness

In her best-selling book, The Anxious Lawyer, co-author Jeena Cho offers guidance for lawyers looking to improve their mental health and practice of law through the use of mindfulness and meditation.
Lester Tate on The Advocate's Key podcast

The Political Nature of Successful Legal Advocacy With Lester Tate

Lester Tate, former President of the State Bar of Georgia and former Chair of the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission, discusses his career as a trial lawyer, the current state of judicial ethics, and the often political nature of successful advocacy. Since 1996, Lester has practiced as a shareholder in Akin & Tate, Georgia's oldest continuing law firm, and offers his advice to new and future attorneys, including the one job he believes best prepared him for a career in law.