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Court Appointed

How can you avoid trespassing while playing Pokemon GO? Is "To Catch a Predator" entrapment? Can you use a spring gun in the fall? Lawyer Mike Meadows and his dude like brother-in-law Tommy Smirl tackle the pressing issues of the day in a legal podcast geared to educate and entertain lawyers and non-lawyers alike.

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33: Hungry Hippos v. Walgreens

On this episode of Court Appointed, Justin McElroy is here as amicus curiae to discuss HIPAA law and cases. The Sawbones and My Brother, My Brother and Me co-host's testimony is definitely something you won't want to miss! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.

40mins

6 Mar 2017

Rank #1

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84: Ham Sandwich Jury v Ignoramus Bill

On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the different type of juries you could possibly serve on and how they work.  And, while some are patriots and enjoy the privilege of serving, others may be interested in, "How do I get out of this ?? The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.

1hr 1min

26 Feb 2018

Rank #2

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81: Justin & Whoppers v Net Neutrality

On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy are joined by Justin McElroy of MBMBaM fame to discuss the often confusing issue of Net Neutrality.  Are we for it or against it and what exactly is at stake ??  Just don't tell me Corporate Greed and the Evil Empire is once again at work to screw the little man .... Like always !!  The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.

50mins

5 Feb 2018

Rank #3

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65: Contract Law v The Devil Made Me Do It

On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy Discuss the finer points of selling your soul to the Devil. I mean, if you've reached this point of desperation at least make sure that all your paperwork is filed correctly. Has it really come to this .... The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB

51mins

16 Oct 2017

Rank #4

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88: The Dude v Ethically Challenged

On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike puts Tommy in the Hot Seat and makes him answer Ethics Questions from a Lawyers final Bar Exams.  Needless to say, we find that Tommy appears to be Ethically Bankrupt !!!Meanwhile, Mike wears his Halo with great pride ...... The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.

59mins

26 Mar 2018

Rank #5

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108: Medical Malpractice v Fastest Knife in Town

On this episode of Court Appointed Mike and Tommy are joined by "Sawbones" and "Still Buffering" star, Sydnee Smirl McElroy.  Oh, and she is also Tommy's daughter.  They are adding the medical perspective to the legal issue of Medical Malpractice.  On the eve of Tommy's major surgery ..... let's discuss all the things that can go wrong !!  That seems comforting .... Right ??  The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.

1hr 12mins

13 Aug 2018

Rank #6

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85: Scappoose Justice v Jury Box Racism

On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the only two states in the union where you can be found guilty by a 10-2 vote.  No unanimous decision needed here, so it's kind of like horseshoes and hand grenades!!  Why and how did this come about ?? The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.

45mins

5 Mar 2018

Rank #7

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57: Freedom of Speech v F Nazis

On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss Freedom of Speech, a nation without limits!! Who and how to assemble and mostly ...... Why can't we all try to do better ?? The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB

56mins

21 Aug 2017

Rank #8

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73: Lawbones v (Bring on the) Herd Vaccines

On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy are joined by Dr. Sydnee Smirl McElroy. Join their discussion on the Medical and Legal implications of Vaccines. But don't get too close, you might catch sweaty tongue, if you haven't had your shot for it yet !! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB

1hr 9mins

11 Dec 2017

Rank #9

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58: Law School Primer v The Dudes

On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss what it takes to become a Lawyer and obtain your own money tree. This episode will tell you what to expect and what skills come in the most handy. Then you too can be an expert Barrister like Mike !!!! Be Like Mike !!! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB

1hr 2mins

28 Aug 2017

Rank #10

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24: Rasputin v. Jon Benet

On the Season Two premier of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the history of the Russian mystic Rasputin and the defamation lawsuit that was filed after a Hollywood movie depicted his untimely demise. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.

1hr 1min

2 Jan 2017

Rank #11

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93: Wrongly Convicted v William Shatner-ish

On this episode of Court Appointed Mike and Tommy discuss the facts behind wrongful convictions.  What usually causes this and who can help ??  We find out, that seeing, should not always be believed !!  The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.

1hr 7mins

30 Apr 2018

Rank #12

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94: One Mans' Trash v Another Mans' DNA

On this episode of Court Appointed Mike and Tommy discuss the newest science behind deconstructing serial killers.  It seems they are being betrayed by their family .... so to speak! !  The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.

51mins

7 May 2018

Rank #13

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77: Sovereign Citizen v Drunk History

On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss what it means to be a Sovereign Citizen and how you become one.  If you do become one ..... What do you do now??  Just know going in, your batting average in Court is pretty low !! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.

58mins

8 Jan 2018

Rank #14

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56: Entrapment v Opportunity

On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss what constitutes Entrapment as opposed to just a convenient opportunity provided by a gentle push. And by all means, do not bring sex into it because that is just not fair !!! The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.

52mins

14 Aug 2017

Rank #15

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92: Corporate Members v Muskrat Love

On this episode of Court Appointed Mike and Tommy discuss C-Corp, S-Corp, LLC, Partnerships and all the other ways possible to create a business entity.  There are lots of different letters you can use.  Along the way, there are detours into Managing Members and Muskrat Love ?? The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.

51mins

23 Apr 2018

Rank #16

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17: Making v. Murder

On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy talk about their recent hands on experience with solving a murder mystery and delve into the different degrees of murder. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.

57mins

14 Nov 2016

Rank #17

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62: Discovery v Compelling Interrogatories

On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss what is involved in Discovery. No, not like Christopher Columbus or Ponce de Leon or even the channel. The lawyery type of discovery and all the fascinating or boring, depending on your point of view, things that this phase of law entails. The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB

49mins

25 Sep 2017

Rank #18

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3: IP v. Freely

On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss Intellectual Property and infringement and use of other people's ideas on the internet. Music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.

36mins

8 Aug 2016

Rank #19

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168: Revenge Porn v Malice or Entertainment

On this episode of Court Appointed, Mike and Tommy discuss the evolving laws concerning Revenge Porn.  What is revenge porn and how is it determined ??  Should intent be considered ?? The Court is now in Session with music, "Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief" by MCRB.

1hr 7mins

11 Nov 2019

Rank #20