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August 4, 2017

Good Law | Bad Law #32 - Implicit Bias In Healthcare W/ Cheri Wilson

On this episode of Good Law | Bad Law Aaron Freiwald, managing partner of Philadelphia law firm Freiwald Law and host of Good Law | Bad Law, is joined by Cheri Wilson, a health equity subject matter expert and diversity & inclusion specialist, to discuss implicit bias in our health care system.

Cheri tells us about implicit biases, what they are, and what it means. She goes on to explain some of the implicit biases in our current health care system, how they affect patients, specifically minority patients, and what we can do to help avoid these biases.

She also explains how implicit biases or unconscious biases affect other aspects of our lives and other cultures and statuses. Some examples include how studies show obese people and people with ethnic sounding names are less likely to get hired for a job.

Below are some resources Cheri mentions in the episode:

  • Implicit Association Test (IAT) https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/
  • Mahzarin R. Benaji and Anthony G. Greenwald. Blind Spot: Hidden Biases of Good People, 2013.
  • Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity (The Ohio State University), State of the Science: Implicit Bias Review (2013-present) http://kirwaninstitute.osu.edu/resear...
  • Augustus White, MD. Seeing Patients: Unconscious Bias in Health Care, 2011. 
  • Howard J. Ross, Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives, 2014.
  • Take the Quiz: Can you spot the bias within yourself? http://lovehasnolabels.com/about-bias
  • Tips to Fight Bias and Prejudice (in your home, in your social circle, in group emails, in your neighborhood, at work, at school, and in public)http://lovehasnolabels.com/tips
  • Southern Poverty Law Center, Speak Up: “Responding to Everyday Bigotry” http://admin.lovehasnolabels.com/down...

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July 28, 2017

Good Law | Bad Law #31 - Marijuana Law / Cannabis Law W/ Steve Schain

Today Aaron Freiwald, host of the Good Law | Bad Law podcast and managing partner of Freiwald Law, is joined by Attorney Steve Schain from the Hoban Law Group, a national law firm that concentrates its practice entirely in marijuana law and cannabis law. The firm’s practice is exploding because so many states now have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational uses.

Aaron and Steve have a thought-provoking discussion about the challenges for businesses getting into the marijuana industry, the tension between state and federal law in this field, and the prospects for changes in marijuana law in Pennsylvania.

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July 21, 2017

Good Law | Bad Law #30 - Cease Fire PA and the Aurora Colorado Shooting

On this episode of Good Law|Bad Law:

Aaron Freiwald is joined by the executive director of Cease Fire PA, Shira Goodman on the 5th anniversary of the Aurora Colorado movie theater shooting. 5 years ago, James Holmes went into a movie theater with 4 guns and fired 76 shots into the crowded theater killing 12 and injuring 70. 


Cease Fire PA is a non-profit trying to make our streets safer by fighting gun violence. Learn more about what they do by visiting their website www.ceasefirepa.org.


Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Shira Goodman


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July 20, 2017

Good Law | Bad Law #29 - Vaping Might Be As Bad As Cigarettes

Aaron and Mitch discuss a very popular new cigarette alternative - vapes, and a recent attempt to have the FDA look into them to see what health risks they pose. A movement that's facing plenty of opposition in Washington. 

We also discuss some frivolous lawsuits that are tying up our court's time.


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July 7, 2017

Good Law | Bad Law #28 - Disclosure and Ethics

On this episode of Good Law|Bad Law:

Today Aaron and Mitch discuss a recent story about 3 online law services that have come under investigation in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for violating certain ethics standards.

We also turn the conversation towards disclosure its ties to ethics, not only in law but other fields as well.

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Host: Aaron Freiwald

Guest: Mitch Brudy

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