EPISODE OUTLINES 2020
Outlines from episodes recorded in 2020
We began recording in 2019 and there is a separate page for outlines recorded in each year. We organize them by date recorded and not date published. These are just our rough notes so please forgive typos, etc. NOTE: The COVID-19 pandemic struck in March 2020 which changed our recording schedule (and life as we had known it). During the pandemic, we recorded COVID-specific episodes and they are listed by the date of recording.
TAKING A GUILTY PLEA AND IMPACT OF COLLIER DECISION
This was actually several different episodes, as published. (We get long winded sometimes)
CIVIL CASE MANAGEMENT
Control them before they control you!
MANAGING JUDGE'S OFFICE
Tips on saving hearing notes and similar issues
DECLARING A MISTRIAL/ALLEN CHARGE
"Be very, very careful." Elmer Fudd
COURT DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC
Episode 1 of COVID Series
JURY TRIALS POST-COVID PANDEMIC
Episode 2 of COVID Series
COVID JUDICIAL EMERGENCY EPISODE
Featuring Chief Justice Harold Melton. Episode 3 of COVID series.
Chief Justice Melton joined the guys. Recorded May 11, 2020.
"Be very, very quiet." Elmer Fudd
Recorded June 3, 2020
CASE COUNTS AND WHY THEY MATTER
Featuring Judge David Emerson and Chris Hansard (a.k.a. "SuperFan")
Recorded June 3, 2020.
This episode might be a little too "cute." Trying to make a dry topic a little less dry. (by zombies?)
Recorded June 3, 2020
ELECTION DAY DUTIES OF A TRIAL JUDGE
These are election day duties, not election contests.
OFFERS OF SETTLEMENT
Featuring FOP Garon Muller
Recorded on July 16, 2020
Featuring Judge Robert McBurney
Our good friend, Judge Robert McBurney joins the guys to talk Rule 404(b).
BUSINESS COURT EPISODE
Interview with Judge Walt Davis
The judge of Georgia's new Business Court joins to explain the court's history and future.
CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES
The experts Elaine Johnson and Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez
The experts on Georgia's Child Support Guidelines explain how they work and how we can all get better at using them.
CHOOSING A CASE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
With FOP T.J. BeMent
Everything you need to consider when thinking about implementation of a new electronic case management system.
BUILDING A COURTHOUSE
With FOP T. J. BeMent
So, you want to build a courthouse? (*trigger the Frozen soundtrack). The initial considerations are discussed in this episode.
REQUESTING A MENTAL HEALTH EVALUATION OF A CRIMINAL DEFENDANT
Featuring the experts, Dr. Karen Bailey and Dr. Kiana Wright from DBHDD
The DBHDD experts share thoughts on mental health evaluations of criminal defendants (competency and criminal responsibility).
POST COVID-19 RANDOM THOUGHTS
Post Covid-19 thoughts
The guys discuss their thoughts on issues surrounding the courthouse and judicial system post Covid-19.
Recorded on 5/2/2020.
MORE COVID-19 UPDATES
Covid-19 Updates 08/20
The guys discuss Covid-19 and discuss how these changes have taken place in their courtrooms.
Recorded on 8/20/2020.
Statutory Speedy Trial Outline
The guys discuss statutory speedy trial demands and the affect the judicial emergency has on these speedy trials.