I am happy to share with you that I have recently begun co-hosting a podcast called “See You In Court.” “See You In Court” is a podcast sponsored by the Georgia Civil Justice Foundation, on which I sit as a Board Member. My co-host is Lester Tate, partner and owner of the law firm Akin & Tate in Cartersville, Georgia. Lester is also, as I am, a Past President of the State Bar of Georgia and is also a Board Member of the Georgia Civil Justice Foundation.
“See You In Court” podcast is a joint project of the Georgia Civil Justice Foundation and the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Literature, Media and Communication. The Georgia Civil Justice System is a nonprofit foundation whose mission is to educate the public about the Georgia Civil Justice System and its value to the public in enforcing rights and holding negligent actors accountable for injuries they have caused. The Georgia Institute of Technology School of Literature, Media and Communication defines new models of intellectual inquiry and practice that bring diverse humanistic perspectives to bear on technological invention and innovation. The School’s mission is to lead the region, the nation, and the world in researching and teaching the ways the humanities shape and are shaped by science and technology. Understanding technologies in their cultural contexts is fundamental to invention and innovation. The School’s diverse faculty and students assess and inform technological and scientific change by creating, analyzing, and critiquing a broad range of media forms and cultural practices.
The subject of this podcast will be largely Georgia jurisprudence. We have named it “See You in Court” to indicate we are going to be talking a great deal about trials, what happens at trials and verdicts, and what the process is in the Georgia Civil Justice System to get to a trial. Our mission is to educate the public on our system of Justice and how each role in the system works, from juror to judge. It is the jury who decides the case and it is the jury who has the power to do justice. So we will look deeply into what that means, how it happens and what happens in cases after the jury has spoken. Former Chief Justice William Rehnquist once said: “What many of those who oppose the use of juries in civil trials seem to ignore is that the founders of our Nation considered the right of trial by jury in civil cases an important bulwark against tyranny and corruption, a safeguard too precious to be left to the whim of the sovereign, or, it might be added, to that of the judiciary.”
We will also be covering various appellate court opinions from both the Georgia Court of Appeals and the Georgia Supreme Court. We will try to bring to you appellate cases you may find interesting and that have a broad impact on Georgia citizens. We will be talking about various topics in Georgia law and you will hear from other trial lawyers about their cases and their work within the Georgia Civil Justice System. You will hear from both Georgia trial judges and Georgia appellate judges about their thoughts about the system and how Justice is achieved. Although the emphasis will be civil cases, in which an injured plaintiff is suing a negligent person or company for money damages because of the injury, that isn’t to say we might also broach some other topics that are interesting as well, including some criminal cases (or we should say some accused persons cases) and even divorce or constitutional law cases. Along the way we may talk about current events in the law that people are broadly interested in. We will also bring you conversations with legal icons in Georgia who have seen it all and seen our Georgia judicial system evolve into the incredible system it is today.
Additionally, in each episode, Lester and I will bring you our thoughts on something law-related in the news that week that struck a chord with us for whatever reason. We will give you our thoughts and opinions on it and ask you to respond with yours.
If you have any questions, or would like to suggest a topic for us to cover or a person to interview, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also find all episodes on our website, seeyouincourt.squarespace.com. Also, please subscribe to “See You In Court.” You may find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or just about anywhere you get your podcasts. Please share it with your friends and family.
Lester and I hope to make your listening fun. Put us on during your next drive home or on your next walk or run. We hope to share with you our love for the Georgia Civil Justice System, and our obvious love of being trial lawyers. We’ll have some fun along the way and, hopefully, learn a lot, too.
We intend to bring you a fun, interesting, informative and thought-provoking podcast that will teach you about Georgia law, about how law is practiced in Georgia and about the nobility of the law, in both the adherence to the rule of law and the professionalism of our Georgia lawyers and judges. The profession of law is something we are very proud of and we hope you will understand why as we embark on this exciting podcast journey together.
Above the bench of the Supreme Court of Georgia, engraved in beautiful Georgia marble, is the phrase written in Latin, Fiat justitia ruat caelum, which, translated into English, means Justice Though the Heavens Fall. This is the overarching goal of all legal pursuits, whether criminal or civil litigation, or appellate law. That may sound trite or even cute to critics out there, but it is the simple truth, and hopefully this podcast, “See You In Court,” will make that crystal clear to our listeners.
We hope you’ll take this journey into Justice with us.
Robin Frazer Clark is a trial lawyer who pursues justice for those who have personal injury claims as a result of being injured in motor vehicle wrecks, trucking wrecks, defective products, defective maintenance of roads, premises safety, medical malpractice and other incidents caused by the negligence of others. Ms. Clark was the 50th President of the State Bar of Georgia, a Past President of Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, a Past President of the Lawyers Club of Atlanta and has practiced law in Georgia for 31 years. She is a member of the International Society of Barristers and of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Ms. Clark is listed as one of the Top 50 Women Trial Lawyers in Georgia and is a Georgia Super Lawyer. Ms. Clark is the Co-Host of the Podcast “See You In Court.”
Robin Frazer Clark ~ Dedicated to the Constitution’s Promise of Justice for All.