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Beyond the Bench
"Beyond the Bench" is a podcast about the legal system produced by the North Carolina Judicial College at the UNC School of Government. It is interview-based, with guests including judges, lawyers, professors, and citizens who have participated in court proceedings. Some interviews focus on guests’ personal experiences and opinions, while others explore discrete legal issues. The podcast is organized by season, with each season being focused on a particular type of case. For example, season one is about criminal law, and is hosted by Jeff Welty, a member of the criminal law faculty at the...
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5.0 stars from 7 ratings
A great show about the NC legal system. Season one features interviews on the NC criminal law system (judges, defenders, prosecutors), season two focuses on civil law and tackles the process of child neglect cases when families are affected by homelessness.
nc2podcast via Stitcher · 01/27/17
This show tells the story of how poverty and homeless affects parents and children. It gives legal background information and uses two reports of child neglect to explain the different steps, processes and people involved in child neglect cases: the department of social services, guardian at...Read full review »
Stefanie via Stitcher · 12/21/16
Keeps getting better!
So excited to hear more from this podcast! Love the format for season 2. I know it's a lot of work, but so well produced and incredibly informative even to the lay listener.
Phillipsd46 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/07/16
Recent Episodes
In this last episode, you’ll learn about permanent outcomes for the family and child, with a discussion of two opposite outcomes: a child’s reunification with his/her parents and the child’s adoption after a termination of parental rights. Find out what happens in our remaining court case!  
Published 01/26/17
We’re back with Episode 5, “The Child’s Voice in Court: The Role of the Guardian ad Litem,” for our Beyond the Bench Season 2 podcast. In this episode, we take a break from our court cases to focus on the child. Find out how the child’s perspective is represented in court, through a guardian ad...
Published 01/12/17
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