Hello and welcome to Learning the Law, a podcast about all things legal with a focus on current events where we try and teach you things in an hour. My name is Ashley, aka PhoenixNymphy and my co-host who is the man of the hour, my husband Ron. This podcast is purely educational and should not be taken as legal advice, this podcast does not create an attorney client relationship, this podcast is based on his interpretation of relevant law. Any opinions expressed are the opinions of the individual making them and do not reflect the opinions of any firm, company or other individuals. Ron is a licensed practicing attorney in the state of California.


  1. Our Weeks
  2. Questions from the audience
  3. Topic of the week – Attorney Billing Hours and Lobbying
    1. NRA Bankruptcy update 
      1. was dismissed due to bad faith ruling
      2. Not filed with prejudice – “Hale declined to dismiss the case with prejudice, meaning the NRA could still decide to file a bankruptcy petition in another venue, but Hale warned that if the NRA chooses to file a new bankruptcy case, his court would immediately take up some of its concerns about “disclosure, transparency, secrecy, conflicts of interest of litigation counsel,” among others, which could lead to the appointment of a trustee to oversee the organization’s affairs.”
    2. Attorney Billing Hours
      1. What are billing hours as opposed to a flat fe
      2. How are they abused – ala “The firm”
      3. How can it be changed?
    3. Lobbying
      1. Definition – seek to influence (a politician or public official) on an issue.
        1. Wiki
        2. the activity of lobbying has been interpreted by court rulings as constitutionally protected free speech and a way to petition the government for the redress of grievances
      2. Why do we need lobbyists?
      3. Trump Officials investigated for not registering – Manafort


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