The Good Judge-ment Podcast

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Georgia Superior Court judges J. Wade Padgett (Columbia Circuit) and Tain Kell (Cobb Circuit - retired) created this podcast series to provide continuing education and other matters of interest to Georgia judges. Of course, the podcast will hopefully be of interest to lawyers and members of the public as well. Also, we love feedback. If you have praise or ideas for the podcast, contact us at goodjudgepod@gmail.com. If you have complaints, forward those elsewhere.

Episode Date
Ep. 109: Bench Conferences in Criminal Cases
00:32:54
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss bench conferences in criminal cases. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jan 17, 2023
Ep. 108: Vore Dire
00:48:13
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss voir dire (definitely pronounced vwah-deer), also known as the process of questioning prospective jurors. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jan 03, 2023
Ep. 107: Recent Updates - Procedure
00:27:14
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss recent updates on procedural issues. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Dec 20, 2022
Ep. 106: Recent Updates - Evidence
00:34:06
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss recent updates on evidence law . The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Dec 06, 2022
Ep. 105: Impeachment and Rehabilitation
00:46:17
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss impeachment and rehabilitation of a witness. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Nov 15, 2022
Ep. 104: Refusals in DUI Cases
00:30:05
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss refusals of chemical testing in DUI cases. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Nov 01, 2022
Ep. 103: DUI V - Search Warrants in DUI Cases
00:24:42
In the fifth episode of a five-episode series, Wade and Tain welcome back FOP and newly designated guest host retired Henry County State Court Judge Ben Studdard to discuss search warrants in DUI cases. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Oct 31, 2022
Ep. 102: Jury Qualifications in Civil Cases
00:33:07
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss how to qualify a jury in a civil case. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Oct 19, 2022
Ep. 101: DUI IV - State Administered Test Law
00:36:26
In the fourth episode of a five-episode series, Wade and Tain welcome back FOP and newly designated guest host (Eat your heart out, Garon!) retired Henry County State Court Judge Ben Studdard to discuss state administered test law and field sobriety tests. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Oct 04, 2022
Ep. 100: DUI III - ICW and Actual Consent
00:37:58
In the third episode of a five-episode series, Wade and Tain welcome back special guest - and newly anointed FOP - retired Henry County State Court Judge Ben Studdard to discuss the implied consent law and actual consent. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Sep 20, 2022
Ep. 99: DUI II - Recent Changes In The Law
00:39:40
In the second episode of a five-episode series, Wade and Tain welcome back special guest retired Henry County State Court Judge Ben Studdard to discuss the recent changes in DUI law. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Sep 06, 2022
Ep. 98: DUI I - The Relevant Law
00:44:01
In the first episode of a five-episode series, Wade and Tain welcome special guest retired Henry County State Court Judge Ben Studdard to his background as a state court judge and more primarily, the relevant law pertinent to DUI. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Aug 16, 2022
Ep 97: Verdict Forms
00:27:45
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss the verdict forms and their use during jury trials. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Aug 02, 2022
Ep 96: Charge Conferences
00:48:34
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss charge conferences. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jul 19, 2022
Ep 95: Guardians ad Litem
00:38:44
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss the use of guardians ad litem in domestic relation cases. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jul 04, 2022
Ep 94: Family Violence & Stalking TPOs, Part II
00:33:36
In the second episode of a two-episode series, Wade and Tain continue their discussion on family violence and stalking temporary and permanent protective orders. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jun 28, 2022
Ep 93: Family Violence & Stalking TPOs, Part I
00:31:40
In the first episode of a two-episode series, Wade and Tain discuss family violence and stalking temporary and permanent protective orders. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jun 21, 2022
Ep. 92: Retaliation and Sentencing
00:30:46
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss retaliation and sentencing. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jun 07, 2022
Ep. 91: Governmental Immunity
00:41:54
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss governmental immunity. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
May 10, 2022
Ep. 90: Bees In Our Judicial Bonnets, Part II
00:25:54
In the second episode of a two-episode series, Wade and Tain continue the discussion of their judicial pet peeves. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
May 03, 2022
Ep. 89: Bees In Our Judicial Bonnets, Part I
00:20:39
In the first episode of a two-episode series, Wade and Tain discuss their judicial pet peeves. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Apr 19, 2022
Ep. 88: Tain's Retirement
00:21:20
In this special episode, Wade and Tain discuss Tain's recent announcement that he will be retiring from the Superior Court bench, his future plans, and the lessons he has learned during his time as a judge. There is no written outline for this episode, only tears and sadness. But for other episodes, all outlines, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Apr 05, 2022
Ep. 87: Cook v. State
00:21:15
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss the recent Supreme Court of Georgia decision in Cook v. State. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Mar 23, 2022
Ep. 86: Motion to Withdraw Plea
00:33:48
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss motions to withdraw a guilty plea. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Mar 15, 2022
Ep. 85: Unit of Prosecution
00:23:56
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss the sixth rule of merger: the unit of prosecution. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Mar 01, 2022
Ep. 84: Apportionment w/ Garon Muller
00:19:51
In this episode, Garon Muller rejoins Wade and Tain to discuss apportionment - again! The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Feb 16, 2022
Ep. 83: Gialenios v. State, Part II
00:23:38
In the second episode of a two-episode series, Wade and Tain discuss the appellate issues relative to the recent Supreme Court of Georgia decision in Gialenios v. State. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Feb 01, 2022
Ep. 82: Gialenios v. State, Part I
00:23:33
In the first episode of a two-episode series, Wade and Tain discuss the appellate issues relative to the recent Supreme Court of Georgia decision in Gialenios v. State. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jan 18, 2022
Ep. 81: Rule 22
00:36:24
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss requests for recording proceedings in court, otherwise known as the requirements set forth in Superior Court Rule 22. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jan 04, 2022
Ep. 80: Finney v. State
00:44:31
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss the appellate issues relative to the recent Supreme Court of Georgia decision in Finney v. State. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Dec 21, 2021
Ep. 79: Probate Traffic Law w/ Judge Thomas Lakes
00:47:58
In this episode, Wade and Tain welcome Judge Thomas Lakes, who serves as the Harris County probate court judge and current president of the Council of Probate Court Judges of Georgia, to discuss traffic jurisdiction in probate courts. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Dec 07, 2021
Ep. 78: Evidence - Confessions
00:27:15
In the fourth episode of a four-episode series on evidence, Wade and Tain discuss confessions and custodial statements. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Nov 30, 2021
Ep. 77: Evidence - Social Media
00:44:57
In the third episode of a four-episode series on evidence, Wade and Tain discuss how to analyze electronic evidence including social media. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Nov 30, 2021
Ep. 76: Evidence - This is Hearsay, Part II
00:19:04
In the second episode of a four-episode series on evidence, Wade and Tain discuss how to analyze issues related to hearsay. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Nov 30, 2021
Ep. 75: Evidence - This is Hearsay, Part I
00:56:43
In the first episode of a four-episode series on evidence, Wade and Tain discuss how to analyze issues related to hearsay. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Nov 30, 2021
Ep. 74: Judicial Reporting Requirements
00:23:19
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss judicial reporting requirements. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Nov 16, 2021
Ep. 73: Immunity Hearings
00:28:48
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss issues related to immunity hearings. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Nov 02, 2021
Ep. 72: Wade & Tain's Pet Peeves
00:30:50
In this special episode, Wade and Tain share their pet peeves. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Oct 19, 2021
Ep. 71: Contemporaneous Objection
00:22:04
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss Williams v. Harvey et al., a recent ruling by the Supreme Court of Georgia. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Oct 05, 2021
Ep. 70: Protective Orders
00:37:26
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss family violence and stalking protective orders. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Sep 21, 2021
Ep. 69: Contempt Actions
00:42:07
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss contempt actions. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Sep 07, 2021
Ep. 68: 4th Amendment, Part II
00:21:32
In the second episode of a two-episode series, Wade and Tain discuss 4th Amendment issues associated with search and seizure of technology, particularly authentication and hearsay. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Aug 17, 2021
Ep. 67: 4th Amendment, Part I
00:24:06
In the first episode of a two-episode series, Wade and Tain discuss 4th Amendment issues associated with search and seizure of technology. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Aug 03, 2021
Ep. 66: Legitimation
00:40:58
In this episode, Wade and Tain to discuss actions to legitimate children born out of wedlock. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jul 20, 2021
Ep. 65: Mandatory Minimums
00:27:52
In this episode, Wade and Tain to discuss deviating from mandatory minimum sentencing, particularly in violent felony cases. Special note: in celebration of their return to the recording studio, Tain decided to channel his inner Peaches & Herb - unfortunately, you won't be able to unhear that. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jul 06, 2021
Ep. 64: Attorney's Fees in Domestic Relations Cases
00:23:40
In this episode, Wade and Tain to discuss attorney's fees in domestic relations case. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jun 22, 2021
Ep. 63: Evidence Essentials - Apportionment w/ Garon Muller
00:29:52
In this episode, Wade and Tain are once again joined by attorney and FOPC ("friend of the podcast") Garon Muller to discuss apportionment. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jun 01, 2021
Ep. 62: Plea Negotiations
00:35:50
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss Uniform Superior Court Rule 33.5, which prohibits judges from being involved in plea negotiations. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
May 04, 2021
Ep. 61: Domestic Relations
00:53:13
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss questions related to domestic relations. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Apr 20, 2021
Ep. 60: Mental Health Evaluations w/ Dr. Karen Bailey & Dr. Kiana Wright
00:48:19
In this episode, Wade and Tain welcome Dr. Karen Bailey and Dr. Kiana Wright of the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) to discuss mental health evaluations. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Apr 06, 2021
Ep. 59: Wade's COVID-19 Jury Trial
00:46:05
In this episode, Tain flips the script and interviews Wade about his recent experience conducting a jury trial in the middle of a pandemic. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Mar 16, 2021
Ep. 58: Weapons Carry Licenses w/ Judge Keith Wood
00:42:31
In this episode, Wade and Tain welcome back Judge Keith Wood of the Cherokee County Probate Court to discuss various aspects of weapons carry licenses. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Mar 09, 2021
Ep. 57: 404(b) w/ Judge Robert McBurney, Part II
00:32:54
In the second episode of a two-episode series, Wade and Tain continue their discussion on Rule 404(b) with Judge Robert C. I. McBurney of the Atlanta Judicial Circuit. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Mar 02, 2021
Ep. 56: 404(b) w/ Judge Robert McBurney, Part I
00:38:18
In the first episode of a two-episode series, Wade and Tain welcome Judge Robert C. I. McBurney of the Atlanta Judicial Circuit to discuss his path to the Superior Court bench and Rule 404(b). The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Feb 16, 2021
Ep. 55: Georgia State-wide Business Court w/ Judge Walter W. Davis
00:39:04
In this episode, Wade and Tain welcome Judge Walter W. Davis, who is Georgia's first ever state-wide judge of the Georgia State-wide Business Court, to discuss his legal background and the creation of the Georgia State-wide Business Court. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Feb 02, 2021
Ep. 54: How to Implement a Case Management System w/ TJ BeMent
00:33:25
In this episode, Wade and Tain welcome back Mr. T. J. BeMent, who serves as the 10th Judicial Administrative District of Georgia's District Court Administrator, to discuss how to implement a case management system. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jan 19, 2021
Ep. 53: How to Build a Courthouse w/ TJ BeMent
00:44:32
In this episode, Wade and Tain welcome Mr. T. J. BeMent, who serves as the 10th Judicial Administrative District of Georgia's District Court Administrator, to discuss how to build a courthouse. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jan 05, 2021
Ep. 52: Child Support Calculator w/ Elaine Johnson & Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez
00:49:41
In this episode, Wade and Tain welcome guests Ms. Elaine Johnson and Ms. Noelle Lagueux-Alvarez of the Georgia Child Support Commission to discuss the Child Support Calculator. Ms. Johnson serves as the Commission's executive program manager and Ms. Lagueux-Alvarez serves as the Commission's staff attorney. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Dec 15, 2020
Ep. 51: Recidivism
00:23:54
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss the criminal justice concept of recidivism. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Nov 17, 2020
Ep. 50: Jury Trials During Judicial Emergency w/ Chief Justice Harold Melton
00:40:52
In this episode, Wade and Tain welcome returning special guest Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia to discuss the resumption of jury trials during the judicial emergency . The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Nov 06, 2020
Ep. 49: Speedy Trials
00:26:18
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss statutory speedy trial demands. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Nov 02, 2020
Ep. 48: Jackson v. Denno, Part II
00:30:56
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss the implications of Jackson v. Denno and the admissibility of a defendant's statements. This episode is the second episode in a two-episode series. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Oct 20, 2020
Ep. 47: Jackson v. Denno, Part I
00:31:09
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss the implications of Jackson v. Denno and the admissibility of a defendant's statements. This episode is the first episode in a two-episode series. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Oct 06, 2020
Ep. 46: Updates on COVID-19
00:52:25
In this extended episode, Wade and Tain discuss lessons learned thus far and updates related to operating court in the midst of a pandemic . The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Sep 15, 2020
Ep. 45: Election Day Duties
00:24:01
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss the duties of judges in election contests. As Wade and Tain properly noted, this episode was inspired by an article written by Chief Judge Christopher C. Edwards of the Griffin Judicial Circuit and his former staff attorney, Kyle Harris Timmons. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Sep 01, 2020
Ep. 44: Offers of Settlement
00:27:00
In this episode, Wade and Tain are joined by attorney Garon Muller, a GJP contributor and FOPC ("friend of the podcast"), to discuss offers of settlement. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Aug 18, 2020
Ep. 43: Judicial Comment
00:32:07
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss judicial comments. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Aug 04, 2020
Ep. 42: Judicial Writing
00:37:58
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss judicial writing. Disclaimer: In spite of the subject matter, this episode is not nearly as dry as you might think. At the least, Tain conjures up a first-rate impersonation of a well-known Muppet character - and he does so more than once, which makes this episode well worth it. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jul 21, 2020
Ep. 41: Case Count w/ Judge David Emerson & Christopher Hansard
00:41:24
In this episode, Wade and Tain are joined by Judge David Emerson of the Douglas Judicial Circuit, who serves as the current chair of the Judicial Council's Standing Committee on Judicial Workload Assessment, and Mr. Christopher Hansard of the Judicial Council/Administrative Office of the Courts to discuss caseload reporting. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jul 07, 2020
Ep. 40: Office Management and Hearing Notes
00:28:39
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss their personal practices regarding hearing notes and office management. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jun 09, 2020
Ep. 39: Declaring a Mistrial & Allen Charges
00:27:52
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss situations where a mistrial is applicable and the use of Allen charges. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
May 26, 2020
Interview w/ Chief Justice Harold Melton
00:38:40
In this episode, Wade and Tain interview Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Supreme Court of Georgia. Melton discusses the first "special" appointment given to him by then-Chief Justice Leah Sears, his path to becoming chief justice, the performance of the judiciary during COVID-19 and his Order Declaring Statewide Judicial Emergency and the subsequent extensions, and the future of the judiciary post-COVID-19.
May 13, 2020
Ep. 38: Pre-Trial Motions
00:20:29
In this episode, Wade and Tain conclude their discussion of civil case management and explain dispositive pre-trial motions. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
May 12, 2020
Post-Covid-19: Random Thoughts & Other Musings
00:59:46
In another special episode, Wade and Tain discuss various issues affecting judges and other court personnel in the post-COVID-19 phase. Special note: Tain is in rare form in this episode and yes, he does actually rap - you've been warned.
May 04, 2020
Ep. 37: Civil Case Management
00:42:40
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss tips for managing for a civil caseload. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Apr 28, 2020
Handling Jury Trials Post-COVID-19
00:59:48
In another special episode, Wade and Tain, who are still practicing social distancing, discuss ideas for how to conduct jury trials post-COVID-19.
Apr 27, 2020
COVID-19 & The Impact on Georgia's Judiciary
00:44:16
In this special episode, Wade and Tain - from their respective remote locations, mind you - discuss the impact of the novel coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, on Georgia's judicial system.
Apr 20, 2020
Ep. 36: Taking A Guilty Plea, Part III
00:13:57
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss the implications of Collier v. State. This episode is the third episode in a three-episode series. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Apr 14, 2020
Ep. 35: Taking A Guilty Plea, Part II
00:37:54
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss the variety of considerations relevant to taking a guilty plea. This episode is the second episode in a three-episode series. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Mar 31, 2020
Grandparent Visitation
00:25:36
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss the issue of grandparent visitation. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Mar 29, 2020
Third-Party Custody
00:32:08
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss the considerations related to third-party custody cases. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Mar 29, 2020
Ep. 34: Taking A Guilty Plea, Part I
00:33:47
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss the variety of considerations relevant to taking a guilty plea. This episode is the first episode in a three-episode series. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Mar 17, 2020
Ep. 33: Evidence Essentials - Impeachment w/ Garon Muller
00:17:45
In this episode, Wade and Tain are, once again, joined by attorney and FOPC ("friend of the podcast") Garon Muller to discuss impeachment. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Mar 03, 2020
Ep. 32: Evidence Essentials - Pre-Arrest Silence w/ Garon Muller
00:13:24
In this episode, Wade and Tain are joined by attorney and FOPC ("friend of the podcast") Garon Muller to discuss pre-arrest silence and the 2019 Georgia Supreme Court ruling that abrogated the categorical exclusionary rule as derived from Mallory v. State. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Feb 25, 2020
Ep. 31: Rule 412
00:15:38
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss Rule 412 of the Georgia Evidence Code and the recent changes to the Georgia rape shield statute. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Feb 18, 2020
Ep. 30: A Discussion on Human Trafficking w/ GA First Lady Marty Kemp
00:20:50
In this episode, Wade and Tain are joined by Georgia's First Lady Marty Kemp, who co-chairs the Georgians for Refuge, Action, Compassion, and Education (GRACE) Commission, to discuss human trafficking. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Feb 11, 2020
Ep. 29: Pro Se Divorce
00:40:04
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss practical tips for handling pro se divorces, particularly domestic relation cases. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Feb 04, 2020
Ep. 28: Recusal
00:38:23
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss the process and analysis related to recusals and recusal motions. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jan 28, 2020
Ep. 27: Video Hearings w/ Stan Cooper
00:30:18
In this episode, Wade and Tain are joined, once again, by Mr. Stan Cooper of the Georgia Department of Corrections to discuss video hearings and the pilot project being conducted in the Augusta Judicial Circuit. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jan 23, 2020
Ep. 26: 10 Questions w/ Stan Cooper
00:37:25
In this episode, Wade and Tain welcome special guest Mr. Stan Cooper, who serves as a special assistant to the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections, to address 10 "burning" questions related to corrections. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jan 21, 2020
Ep. 25: Year's Support w/ Judge Alice Padgett
00:31:44
In this episode, Wade and Tain welcome special guest - and no doubt, Wade's much better half - Columbia County Probate Judge Alice Padgett to discuss year's support. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jan 14, 2020
Ep. 24: Batson
00:40:38
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss the Batson challenge including how to conduct the analysis and where applicable, how to address violations. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jan 14, 2020
Ep. 23: Trial IX - Sentencing
00:17:06
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss sentencing. This episode is the ninth episode in a nine-episode series on how to conduct a criminal trial. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Nov 25, 2019
Ep. 22: Trial VIII - Receiving the Verdict and Ending Trial
00:08:46
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss receiving the jury verdict and concluding the trial. This episode is the eighth episode in a nine-episode series on how to conduct a criminal trial. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Nov 25, 2019
Ep. 21: Trial VII - Charge of the Court and Jury Deliberations
00:25:10
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss the charge to the jury and jury deliberations. This episode is the seventh episode in a nine-episode series on how to conduct a criminal trial. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Nov 25, 2019
Ep. 20: Trial VI - Charge Conference and Closings
00:15:36
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss the charge conference and closing statements. This episode is the sixth episode in a nine-episode series on how to conduct a criminal trial. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Nov 20, 2019
Ep. 19: Trial V - Presentation of Evidence
00:21:23
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss the presentation of evidence. This episode is the fifth episode in a nine-episode series on how to conduct a criminal trial. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Nov 20, 2019
Ep. 18: Trial IV - Preliminary Instructions and Openings
00:13:34
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss preliminary instructions and opening statements. This episode is the fourth episode in a nine-episode series on how to conduct a criminal trial. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Nov 20, 2019
Ep. 17: Trial III - Voir Dire and Jury Selection
00:23:33
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss voir dire and jury selection. This episode is the third episode in a nine-episode series on how to conduct a criminal trial. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Nov 17, 2019
Ep. 16: Trial II - Oaths and Instructions to Venire Panel
00:10:35
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss oaths and instructions to the panel of prospective jurors. This episode is the second episode in a nine-episode series on how to conduct a criminal trial. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Nov 17, 2019
Ep. 15: Trial I - Pretrial Issues
00:19:51
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss pretrial issues. This episode is the first episode in a nine-episode series on how to conduct a criminal trial. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Nov 17, 2019
Ep. 14: Settlement of Doubtful Claims of Minors and Others w/ Judge Keith Wood
00:26:28
In this episode, Wade and Tain are joined by special guest Judge Keith Wood to discuss the settlement of doubtful claims of minors and others.
Nov 04, 2019
Ep. 13: Guardianships w/ Judge Keith Wood
00:27:53
In this episode, Wade and Tain are joined, once again, by special guest Judge Keith Wood to discuss guardianships and its related topics including the difference between guardianships and conservatorships, the exclusive jurisdiction of probate courts over adult guardianships and conservatorships, the process to initiate a guardianship, the process to remove guardians and conservators, safeguards in the guardianship process and the restoration of competency.
Nov 02, 2019
Ep. 12: Overview of Probate Courts w/ Judge Keith Wood
00:24:03
In this episode, Wade and Tain welcome special guest Judge Keith Wood of the Cherokee County Probate Court to discuss matters regarding Georgia's probate court system including the origin of probate court, the broad jurisdiction of probate court, the probate court fee schedule, lawyer-judges v. non-lawyer judges, marriage licenses, weapons carry licenses and Article 6 probate courts v. non-Article 6 probate courts.
Oct 26, 2019
Ep. 11: Motions For New Trial
00:35:32
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss motions for new trial in criminal cases. The recent command from the Georgia Supreme Court in the Owens decision impacts how these motions are to be handled and tracked by the trial court judge. The outline can be found on goodjugepod.com.
Oct 14, 2019
Ep. 10: UCCJEA
00:24:01
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, or UCCJEA. The written outline contains all of the citations addressed in this episode. The outline can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Sep 24, 2019
Ep. 09: Handling Jury Verdicts in Criminal Cases
00:30:00
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss how to handle jury verdicts in criminal cases. This process can be more "sticky" than you might imagine.
Sep 04, 2019
Ep. 08: Interview w/ Judge Lamar W. Sizemore, Part II
00:28:56
In part two of a two-episode interview, Judge Lamar W. Sizemore, Jr. talks to Wade and Tain about the best advice he received upon becoming a judge, how to combat "decision fatigue", why he believes retention elections should be instituted, the improvements to the practice of law, the importance of being a Superior Court judge and why he retired from the Superior Court bench.
Aug 14, 2019
Ep. 07: Interview w/ Judge Lamar W. Sizemore, Part I
00:31:59
In this episode, Wade and Tain interview Judge Lamar W. Sizemore, Jr., an attorney, mediator and former Macon Judicial Circuit superior court judge. In part one of a two-episode interview, Judge Sizemore discusses his appointment to the Superior Court bench and his "rules for judges."
Aug 14, 2019
Ep. 06: Evidence Essentials
00:12:59
In this episode, Wade and Tain welcome special guest Garon Muller, a trial attorney and former prosecutor, to discuss hearsay rule exceptions. This episode specifically addresses the business records rule 803(6).
Aug 13, 2019
Ep. 05: Attorney's Fees
00:40:02
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss the award of attorney's fees in civil cases. The written outline contains all of the citations addressed in this episode. The outline can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jul 15, 2019
Ep. 04: Discovery Disputes and Motions to Compel
00:29:08
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss discovery disputes, motions to compel and protective orders in this episode. The written outline, with citations, can be found at goodjudgepod.com.
Jul 15, 2019
Ep. 03: Let's Talk About Merger, Part II
00:28:09
In this episode, Wade and Tain conclude their discussion of the topic of merger in this episode. This is episode 2 of 2 on this topic. If you want to see the citations to authority that the guys referenced in this episode, go to goodjudgepod.com.
Jul 15, 2019
Ep. 02: Let's Talk About Merger
00:27:32
In this episode, Wade and Tain discuss merger relating to criminal sentences. Merger is a topic that frequently arises on appeal and is frequently remanded to the trial court for correction of an improper sentence. This is episode 1 of 2 on this topic. The written outline can be found at goodjudgepod.com. If you have praise or ideas for the podcast, contact us at goodjudgepod@gmail.com. If you have complaints, forward those elsewhere.
Jul 15, 2019
Ep. 01: What's This Podcast About Anyway?
00:06:08
This is the maiden episode. We hope you enjoy it and find these podcast episodes to be useful. Check us out at goodjudgepod.com where we have additional information on all of the episodes of this podcast series.
Jul 15, 2019