Raising the Bar Video Episodes
- Getting Essential Medical Care in Recovering from an Injury
- Common Misconceptions in Employment Law
- Being a Surrogate or Gestational Carrier
- Protecting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
- Access to Justice and Legal Services
- Understanding Head and Brain injuries and their intersection with the Law
- Understanding Divorce, Support & Custody in Virginia
- What Do Paralegals Do?
- Exploring Women Injury Issues and the Law
- Tackling Domestic Violence Issues, Resources and the Law
- Understanding On the Job Injuries and Workers Compensation Law
- Hiring a Lawyer – What is Free or Not Free? What Should I Expect
- Understanding the Myths of Adopting a Child
- Single Dads by Choice & Adpoting out of Foster Care
- Medical Mishaps – My Doctor Screwed Up and I Don’t Have a Case? Really?!
- Modern Day Feuds – Cyber-bullying, Revenge Porn and More!
- Gestational Surrogacy – When Your Baby Bun Needs a Different Oven
Getting Essential Medical Care in Recovering from an Injury
What is involved in recovering from a personal injury? Attorney Colleen M. Quinn interviews Dr. Mason Sheehan of FITT RVA regarding getting essential medical care after being injured. Dr. Sheehan explains the various steps to recovery and his use of various therapies. This show also covers how the medical providers work with personal injury attorneys when there is no health insurance coverage available as well as how medical provider liens work.
Common Misconceptions in Employment Law
How secure are you in your job? Just what is a “Hostile Work Environment?” Paralegal Katie Obermiller interviews Attorney Colleen M. Quinn on the fundamental aspects of employment law in Virginia and the common misconceptions. Quinn explains the various federal laws on discrimination, harassment and retaliation as well as applicable Virginia laws while giving lots of real life case examples. Quinn also explains the concepts of “at will” employment and the often misunderstood concept of “right to work.”
Being a Surrogate or Gestational Carrier
What is it like to be a surrogate or gestational carrier? Attorney Colleen M. Quinn interviews her client and three time surrogate Brooke Collawn (who carried twins – twice!) about her experiences in being a gestational carrier. Brooke shares her story including: why she decided to be a surrogate, how she selected her attorney, going through the psychological and medical clearance processes, selecting the intended parents and how the contract process worked. This show covers nearly all of the various aspects involved in a surrogacy arrangement.
Protecting the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
What are some of the laws and programs that protect the rights of individuals with disabilities here in the Commonwealth? Attorney Kati Dean interviews Robert Gray and Julie Triplett from the disAbility Law Center of Virginia, which is the state’s designated agency to advocate for the rights of people with disabilities. This show covers some of the major laws, court cases, and federal programs that protect individuals with disabilities, and Robert and Julie discuss the work that they do at dLCV, both to help people in individual cases, and to bring about change on a wider scale.
Understanding Head and Brain injuries and their intersection with the Law
Attorney Colleen M. Quinn of Locke & Quinn interviews Anne McDonell who is the Executive Director of the Brain Injury Association of Virginia about the various ways in which head and brain injuries occur, the impact on victims and their families, available resources and the intersection of such injuries with the law.
Understanding Divorce, Support & Custody in Virginia
Attorney Richard Locke of Locke & Quinn talks about the basic ways that a divorce can happen in Virginia as well as how child custody is determined and how child and spouse support are awarded.
Understanding the Myths of Adopting a Child
Access to Justice and Legal Services Part 1 & 2
Access to Justice and Legal Services is critical to ensure that persons of all economic levels and walks of life get access to the justice system. In this informative show, Marty Wegbreit of Central Virginia Legal Aid Society and Ali Fannon of the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation talk about the limited amount of free and reduced fee legal services available to Virginia residents. The show has resulted in a comprehensive summary being posted on the Raising the Bar Law Talk radio show website at www.raisingthebarlawtalk.com.
Single Dads by Choice & Adpoting out of Foster Care
Medical Mishaps – My doctor screwed up & I don’t have a case? Really!?
Hiring a Lawyer – What is Free or Not Free? What Should I Expect
Tackling Domestic Violence Issues, Resources & the Law
Attorney Colleen M. Quinn interviews Linda Tissere, Executive Director of the Richmond YWCA and Kathleen Carey, licensed clinical social worker at the Richmond YWCA, about the many services offered by the Richmond YWCA as well as the consortium formed with other domestic violence service providers in surrounding counties. This program also highlights new approaches to tackling domestic violence including police training, hospital accompaniment assistance, housing, vocational training and childcare. The show also touches on new programs to address sex trafficking victims and the compounding problem of drug addiction.
Understanding On the Job Injuries and Workers Compensation Law
Exploring Women’s Injury Issues
Attorney Colleen M. Quinn and paralegal Katie Obermiller of Locke & Quinn discuss a variety of ways that injuries unique to women occur – from salon and spa injuries to sexual assaults and sexual harassment. The show includes a special interview with Jennifer Kain Kilgore, attorney editor of the on-line legal magazine Enjuris, about her severe injuries through two car accidents and in particular how the injuries and the legal process impacted her as a woman.
What do Paralegals Do?
Paralegals Katie Obermiller and Carol Hassett of Locke & Quinn discuss the many different roles that paralegals play and the numerous tasks that they undertake in order to make law firms function more efficiently.