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Jun 7, 2016
​In this week's episode Seema speaks to Attorney Esha Krishna​swamy, who is lobbying on behalf of Ali Mohammed Al Nimr.  Ali, a 20 year old Saudi Arabian, awaits execution by beheading and crucifixion unless he can be saved.  THIS IS URGENT!  Ali committed no crime but may be put to death ANY DAY NOW, merely for peacefully protesting when he was just a 16 year old boy.  Please listen to this episode then HELP
 

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Our producer can be found @RoseBalzano19 on twitter

 

This Week's Guest: 

#SaveAliMohammedAlNimr by signing this petition: https://www.change.org/p/congress-demand-that-saudi-arabia-ends-juvenile-execution.  
 
For more information on how to #SaveAliMohammedAlNimr:  
Esha Krishnaswamy - @eshaLegal

 

Jun 1, 2016
In this episode Seema goes back to Mississippi to reexamine their troubled public school system. You will hear from school superintendents, teachers, students and Representative Jay Hughes who ran on the platform, "It ALL Starts with Education!"  Special BONUS OUTTAKES with Mississippi's Funniest 1st Graders!
 
Follow Seema on Twitter and Periscope:
@seemaiyeresq
You can also tweet about the show using
#TheBollywoodLawyer
 
 
And find us on Facebook
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Our producer can be found on twitter
@RoseBalzano19 
 
 
Seema's 1st piece on Mississippi's Schools for MSNBC - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SE-N9cOCUWQ
Rana Mitchell @ranamitchell
Rep. Jay Hughes @Jay4District12 / http://jayfordistrict12.com/
Jarrius Adams @harvard135
 
 
You can keep the conversation about this issue going by using the hashtag in #EducationMovesTheNation
May 25, 2016

Matt Ritter tells Seema why he left Big Law for the limelight of LA, how he's developed a multi-faceted career in Hollywood and how the law is still part of his life, while getting him plenty of laughs.

Follow Seema on Twitter and Periscope:
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You can also tweet about the show using
#TheBollywoodLawyer 
 
And find us on Facebook
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Our producer can be found
@RoseBalzano19 on twitter
 
 
This Week's Guest:
@mattritter1

 

May 17, 2016

"The Return' is a compelling new documentary film that examines prisoners reentering society after being released when California's controversial ‘3 Strikes Law’ was amended in 2012 by Proposition 36. 'The Return' details how felons, their families and the justice system grapple with this historic reform.

Follow Seema on Twitter and Periscope:
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You can also tweet about the show using #TheBollywoodLawyer

 

And find us on Facebook
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Our producer can be found @RoseBalzano19 on twitter

 

THE RETURN Premieres May 23, 2016 at 10 PM ET on PBS
Follow the film on Twitter @TheReturnDoc
http://www.thereturnproject.com/
May 10, 2016
Seema goes to San Francisco for Shape The Law's first-ever Unconference.  Shape The Law is a new organization for female lawyers founded by four extraordinary women: Jeena Cho, Mary Redzic, Alix Devendra & Laura Maechtlen.  Seema interviews both the organizers and many of the attendees on topics such as wellness, communication, work-life balance, and attorney-client relationships.  Even if you don't carry a #womancard you will love this insightful, interesting and humorous episode.

 

Follow Seema on Twitter and Periscope:
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You can also tweet about the show using #TheBollywoodLawyer
And find us on Facebook
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Our producer can be found @RoseBalzano19 on twitter
 
Founders of the event:
 
@shapethelaw
@alixdevendra
@maechtlen
@jeena_cho ('The Resilient Lawyer' Podcast) 
@maryredzic
 
Attendees that were interviewed:
 
Judith Gordon of Organic Communication - @judithsgordon
Criminal Defense Attorney Jennifer Jennison - @jennjennison11
Avantika Rao, Immigration & Human Rights Attorney - @sachumanrights
Find Alexandra Arneri's podcast on human rights - thegravity.fm
May 3, 2016
Mark Anthony, 'The Psychic Lawyer', discusses his life as apsychic medium, author & attorney. Mark inherited psychicgiftsfrom his parents, yet still chose to pursue the practice oflawfrom prosecution to private practice. Now Mark focusesonconnecting people with their lost loved ones.  
 
To schedule a reading, purchase Mark's bestsellingbooks'Evidence of Eternity' and 'Never Letting Go' or attend anevent,go to Mark's website-http://www.evidenceofeternity.com/
Twitter @PsychicLawyer
 

Follow Seema on Twitter and Periscope:

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You can also tweet about the show using #TheBollywoodLawyer

 

And find us on Facebook

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Our producer can be found @RoseBalzano19 on twitter

Apr 26, 2016

This week Attorney Lee Rowland of the ACLU breaks down what the First Amendment is, what rights it includes and who it protects.  Then Seema and Lee take a look at how the 2016 Candidates, as well as their protesters, are pushing Constitutional boundaries. (You will love the compilation of clips!)

 

Follow Seema on Twitter and Periscope:

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You can also tweet about the show using #TheBollywoodLawyer

 

And find us on Facebook

Facebook.com/TheBollywoodLawyer  

 

Our producer can be found @RoseBalzano19 on twitter

 

You can follow our guest Lee Rowland here
@berkitron
@aclu

Apr 19, 2016
In this week's episode Seema welcomes her friend Faith Jenkins who details her journey from the Bayou to Beauty Pageants to the Bench on the hit courtroom television show 'Judge Faith'.  Faith tells Seema about the night that changed her life, the pillars of her success and the differences between a Wall Street law firm and the Manhattan District Attorney's Office.  In an especially poignant moment, Faith reveals who the 3rd season of 'Judge Faith' is dedicated to. Make sure to check your local listings for 'Judge Faith', as well as Faith's new reality crime show on TV One, 'Justice By Any Means'.  
 
Follow Seema on Twitter and Periscope:
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You can also tweet about the show using #TheBollywoodLawyer
 
And find us on Facebook 
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The articles discussed in this weeks episode will be available there. 
 
Our producer can be found @RoseBalzano19 on twitter
 
You can find this weeks guest at the links below
follow the show on twitter @JudgeFaithTV and Faith Jenkins @faithjenkins1
Apr 12, 2016

Seema and Heather delve into the medicolegal arena with respect to mistakes made in the practice of medicine.  Attorney Heather Hansen, a medical malpractice expert, explains who the 'second victims' are in malpractice cases, what "I'm Sorry" laws are, and the secrets your doctor may not be telling you.  Luckily, Heather ends this episode with valuable advice on how to find the right doctor for you.

Follow Seema on Twitter and Periscope:
@seemaiyeresq
You can also tweet about the show using #TheBollywoodLawyer
 
And find us on Facebook
Facebook.com/TheBollywoodLawyer 
The articles discussed in this weeks episode will be available there. 
 
Our producer can be found @RoseBalzano19 on twitter
 
You can find this weeks guest here:
@ImHeatherHansen
Apr 4, 2016
Seema drinks champagne with Director Jessica Weiner of "Bollydancers", a documentary film about Bollywood dance.  In her directorial debut, Jessica, a dancer and film editor, explores the lives of several New Yorkers who partially classify themselves as 'Bollywood Dancers', including Seema Iyer.  Jessica and Seema explain what Bollywood is and specifically, what Bollywood Dance is.  Hint hint - its everything from Indian Folk, American Jazz, Hip-Hop, Modern & MORE!  This episode will make you want to move!!!

 

Follow Seema on Twitter and Periscope:

@seemaiyeresq

You can also tweet about the show using #TheBollywoodLawyer

 

And this weeks guest Jessica:

http://www.bollydancers.com/

@bollydancers

Mar 29, 2016
Seema sits down with Sirius XM's Dean Obeidallah to hear why he left the practice of law, what led him to comedy and what prompted his activism.  Dean discusses his years at Saturday Night Live, the movie he co-directed, 'The Muslims Are Coming', the comedy festivals he created, and how humor intersects with activism.  Dean hosts 'The Dean Obeidallah Show' on Sirius XM's channel 121 every Saturday from 10am-12pm ET, is a columnist for CNN Opinion and The Daily Beast, and the Editor of 'The Dean's Report'.
 
Follow Seema on Twitter and Periscope:
@seemaiyeresq
 
You can also tweet about the show using #TheBollywoodLawyer
 
And find Dean Obeidallah at the links below:
@deanofcomedy 
Mar 22, 2016
In this week's episode Former Professional Tennis Player & Professional Coach Alex Aksanov analyzes Maria Sharapova's doping scandal.  Aksanov, who played on the ATP tour and coached on the WTA tour, gives insight into why Sharapova may have taken meldonium, the realities of professional tennis, and the possible punishment she faces.  Also, Former Team Doctor for the NY Jets, Emergency Room physician, Dr. Robert Glatter explains what meldonium is and dispels the notion that Sharapova may have been taking it for a medical condition.
 
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You can also tweet about the show using #TheBollywoodLawyer
 
Follow one of this week's guests @drrobertglatter
Mar 15, 2016

Elie Mystal, Editor of Above The Law, brings his weekly reviews of FX's 'The People vs. OJ Simpson' to The Bollywood Lawyer. How do the actors compare to their real life counterparts? Is the trial being portrayed as accurately as Elie recalls? And what about the "race" factor? Seema Iyer and Elie Mystal discuss that — and much more. 

Follow Seema on Twitter and Periscope: 
@seemaiyeresq
 
You can also tweet about the using #TheBollywoodLawyer
 
Also check out our guest Elie Mystal on twitter: 
@elienyc
Mar 8, 2016

In this week's episode The Bollywood Lawyer travels to Baltimore for the 'A Night For Justice' gala hosted by Adnan Syed's Legal Trust. Syed was the subject of the hugely popular SERIAL podcast which reexamined his conviction for the 1999 murder of his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee. From the gala Seema Iyer brings you interviews from Rabia Chaudry, Susan Simpson and Colin Miller of Undisclosed, Bob Ruff of Truth & Justice and others you've been waiting to hear from!

Follow Seema on Twitter and Periscope:
@seemaiyeresq
 
You can tweet the show #TheBollywoodLawyer
 
Also check out some of this weeks guests on Twitter as well:
@rabiasquared 
@theviewfromll2 
@Undisclosedpod 
@evidenceprof 
@bobruff4101 
@truthjusticepod 

 

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