Law On Trial

‘The law depends on trust’ : Judge John MacMenamin on life after the bench

Latest episode of Law on Trial features two judges who have hung up the gavel, with two different experiences of upholding the law

In this episode of Law on Trial, Catherine Sanz and barrister James McDermott speak with John MacMenamin, a retired Supreme Court judge, about his career on the bench, rule of law, and the challenges faced by young lawyers.

The podcast also features an interview with Patricia Lucas, a retired judge of the Superior Court of California in Santa Clara County, about unique aspects of the legal system in her state, such as a salary-tied 90-day time limit on delivering judgments.

The hosts also discuss some interesting legal stories in the news, including how judgments are getting longer, paying a $20,000 settlement in coins, and a new musical based on Gwyneth Paltrow's high-profile ski trial.

The latest episode of Law on Trial is available on Spotify and Apple podcasts.