Beyond the Bench
About This Show
"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 School of Government and the Director of the North Carolina Judicial College.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Season 02, Episode 06: Obtaining Permanency
Jan 26, 2017
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!
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Episodes of This Show
Jan 12, 2017
Dec 15, 2016
Dec 1, 2016
Nov 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of
Thorough information, compellingly narrated
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 litem, parent attorneys, judges, homeless shelter providers. Interviews with North Carolina judges, attorneys and social workers add different perspectives to the material.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of
If you live in North Carolina, this is for you!
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.
Date published: 2017-01-27