Effective Judging in Today's World

February 7, 2020
Hosted by Judge Jim Gray (Ret.)

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Episode Description

Based upon his experience as a criminal defense attorney in the Navy JAG Corps, federal prosecutor in Los Angeles and his 25 years as a trial court judge in Orange County, California, Judge Gray discusses in some depth the importance of the Judicial Branch of government in today's world, what a judge's job description is and how to be effective as a judge. In that regard, judges in virtually all that they do can or should be the ultimate social workers who work not only to resolve disputes, but also to reduce crime and problems in our society. And, along the way, Judge Gray shares some tips that really should be taught in high schools about dispute and conflict resolution. Life is complicated, but the legal profession, as overseen by judges, helps our country's business and social relationships by providing foreseeability, justice and increasingly equal treatment to everyone. The system certainly could be swifter, less expensive and more transparent but, by and large, it's working.

All Rise! The Libertarian Way with Judge Jim Gray

All Rise! The Libertarian Way with Judge Jim Gray

Friday at 7 AM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

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Judge Jim Gray (Ret.)

Judge Jim Gray (Ret.)

Judge Jim Gray was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Palmar Norte, Costa Rica, a Criminal Defense Attorney with Navy JAG Corps, a Federal Prosecutor in Los Angeles and a 25-year Veteran Trial Court Judge in Orange County, California. Judge Gray was the 2012 Libertarian Candidate for Vice President, along with New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson (In Jim’s words, “We came in third, although I acknowledge it was a distant third.”). Judge Gray is married with four children, including a son from Danang, Vietnam that Jim adopted in 1973. Judge Gray is the author of “Why Our Drug Laws Have Failed, and What We Can Do About It,” “Wearing the Robe: The Art and Responsibilities of Judging in Today’s Courts,” and “A Voter’s Handbook, Effective Solutions to America’s Problems.” He is also the composer of two musicals, “Americans All,” which helps to mentor our junior high and high school students, and “Convention: The Birth of America,” which is about our country’s 1787 Constitutional Convention. Judge Gray has also been awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the Western State College of Laws and by the Law School at Chapman University, and the Constitutional Rights Foundation of Orange County annually awards its “Judge of the Year” Award in the name of Judge James P. Gray.

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