“Off the Record” Returns with Interviews of Judge Carr Darden, Attorney Brian Paul

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The “Off the Record” podcast with James Bell has returned from summer break with new episodes.

First up this season is legal legend Judge Carr Darden.

Judge Darden, who grew up in Tennessee during the era of Jim Crow laws, experienced the struggle for social justice firsthand. In fact, it was the Civil Rights Movement that inspired him to become a lawyer.

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After serving in the U.S. Air Force, he earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University School of Business and his law degree from Indiana University McKinney School of Law. Instead of returning to Tennessee to practice law, he decided to remain in Indiana, where he served as a state public defender, Marion County Superior Judge, and later was appointed to the Indiana Court of Appeals. He served as an appellate judge from 1994 until 2012.

On this season’s first episode, James speaks with Judge Darden about his life, his experiences and his words of advice for the future.

Episode 2 features Faegre Baker Daniels LLP attorney Brian Paul providing an update on the United States Supreme Court and its justices, and a preview of where it may go this upcoming term. First Monday (the first day of a new term) is Oct. 7.

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Episode 2 also includes a moving tribute to Norman Lefstein, former dean at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, who passed away Aug. 29.

The “Off the Record” podcasts tells the stories of judges, lawyers and others that go beyond the courtroom. The podcast is available on Apple Podcast, Spotify and Google Play.



Tony Paganelli