Straight Law Cocktail; Youtube Channel; Podcast; Family Law; Divorce Law; Lawyers; Justice
The "Straight Law Cocktail"
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...it's also a podcast from Rob Harvie and Tyler Pollock where they give you a straight shot on navigating divorce and family law.
We hope you enjoy both!
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep. 24 - COVID and Personal Freedom - the importance of balance
Rob and Tyler take a break from discussing divorce, and talk about the difficult balance between an effective response to COVID and not ignoring the very real concerns arising over personal freedom. This isn't Russia, is it?
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep. 23 - Collaborative Divorce - Why Can't We Be Friends
As always, there is a battle of blame to determine why divorce isn't more collaborative - and why formal collaborative law is not more popular. Are the lawyers encouraging more conflict, or are clients more litigious. Tyler and Rob talk about the odd dynamic that still seems to favor "war" as a mechanism of divorce resolution.
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep. 22- The "Tech" Episode - does legal technology benefit Divorce clients?
Tyler and Rob complain about their 3CX phone system which leads them to ask, "does technology really help divorce lawyers and their clients?"
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep. 21 - Go ahead, make my day! When is it ok (if ever) to be a jerk?
Rob and Tyler talk about when (if ever) it is ok for a lawyer to "get into it" with another lawyer. Is it ever acceptable to lose your temper with a fellow lawyer while helping a client manage their divorce or family law matter?
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep. 20- Lawyers... checking our egos!
Lawyers are not known for being the humblest or most genuine people. Tyler and Rob discuss their impressions of the profession and whether or not lawyers can be genuine and authentic in helping clients manage their divorce and family law matters (hint, it might actually make you a better lawyer!)
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep. 19 - Dating? Might have to pay some alimony!
Rob and Tyler discuss the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision of Latner v. Climans, where the Court found the boyfriend obligated to pay $53,077.00 per month in spousal support (alimony) to a his girlfriend whom he does not appear to have actually cohabited with - family law gone wild?
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep.18: Can a good lawyer be a good person?
Rob is smitten with the new Apple TV offering of "Ted Lasso", and, in following the lead character, he poses the question to Tyler - can a good lawyer be a good person in family law and divorce law?
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep.17: How to Settle Property Division WITHOUT Lawyers
Do you need a lawyer to settle your property issues when divorcing or breaking up with your partner or spouse? Tyler and Rob provide advice on how you might reduce your need for lawyers (and lawyer bills.)
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep.16: The Legal System - Designed to Care for Itself Instead of the Public?
Rob and Tyler ask the very real question about whether the legal system is desgined to serve the public or lawyers and judges. As more people struggle to navigate the complexity of the legal system, it's a question worth asking.
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep.15: Before We Were Lawyers
Are lawyers "people?" Tyler and Rob talk about what they were like before they became divorce and family law lawyers, and whether being a lawyer has changed them.
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep.14: How to Protect Your "Stuff" From Divorce
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep.13: The importance of the "myth" of Justice
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep.12 "Why Lawyers are so Damned Expensive"
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep.11 Tyler's Upcoming Webinar on "How to Do Your Own Divorce"
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep. 10 - Congratulations and Advice to the Graduating Law Classes of 2020
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep. 9 - How Much Money Do You Make?
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep. 8 - Guest John-Paul Boyd Talks Family Law and Justice
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep. 7 "George Floyd and the Minneapolis Police... Canaries in the Coal Mine?"
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep. 6 "For SRL's - How to File a Statement of Claim for Divorce"
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep.5 "Searching for a Divorce Lawyer? Some Hints on Finding a Good One"
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep.4 “Good, Fast, Cheap? With Justice you can’t even pick two.”
Straight Law Cocktail - Ep. 3 "Parenting in the Time of COVID, Part 2 - Practical Advice"