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RumbergerKirk Launches ‘Legally Qualified’ Podcast

RumbergerKirk Launches ‘Legally Qualified’ Podcast

The podcast will provide insight and analysis on a broad range of legal and business issues and trends

ORLANDO, Fla., April 7 2021–  RumbergerKirk has launched a new podcast, Legally Qualified, providing strategic legal insight and analysis for the business community. Each episode will lean on the depth of knowledge and practice areas from RumbergerKirk’s more than 100 attorneys, sharing personal experiences and advice on trending topics relevant to business leaders.

When faced with today’s complex business challenges, executive leaders need hyper-focused, easily accessible and actionable legal insights on topics like commercial litigation, product liability, employment law, insurance coverage and bad faith, casualty litigation, professional liability claims, bankruptcy amid COVID-19 and diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

“The growth and popularity of podcasts is undeniable. Legally Qualified allows us to reach our clients and business community in a more personal and accessible way,” said RumbergerKirk Managing Partner Frank Sheppard. “We are thrilled to use this medium to provide dynamic, meaningful discussions on the legal issues impacting businesses today.”

The first three Legally Qualified episodes are available now and cover topics including employment law and diversity, equity and inclusion. Each features an in-depth discussion between experienced attorneys addressing hot topics, trends, and the important challenges businesses are facing.

Episode 1: “Women in Law: How We Got Here, Why We Stay and Tips for the Next Gen”

RumbergerKirk attorneys Carie Hall and Rebecca Arends talk about lessons learned along their journeys of becoming successful lawyers, challenges they’ve faced and advice for those looking to pursue a legal career.

Episode 2: “Can Employers Require Workers to Get Vaccinated?”

RumbergerKirk attorneys Sally Culley and Chase Hattaway discuss legal implications of requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for employees and share key considerations in helping employers decide the best option for their workforce.

Episode 3:  “Breaking Down Barriers: Increasing Diversity of the Legal Profession by Creating Opportunities for the Next Generation of Black Lawyers”

Attorney Shenele Pettis Bright talks with LaShawnda Jackson, a partner at RumbergerKirk and the first Black president of the Orange County Bar Association and Judge Alicia Latimore, the first Black female Circuit Judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida about their inspirational paths to success and what others can learn from their journeys.

New episodes are in production and will be released as they are completed.  Future topics include the state of bankruptcy in the wake of COVID-19, challenges and concerns facing school boards, restaurants and other industries and what businesses need to know about TCPA, digital communications and data collection and privacy issues.

Legally Qualified can be found on the firm’s website and is playing on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Libsyn and Spotify.

RumbergerKirk provides litigation and counseling services in a wide range of civil practice areas including product liability, commercial litigation, construction, real estate, intellectual property litigation, securities litigation, labor and employment law, bankruptcy, insurance coverage, professional liability and administrative law. Offices are located in Orlando, Tampa, Miami, Tallahassee and Birmingham, Alabama. For more information, visit