Open Ninth

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Lauten’s Legacy

For the past two years, Chief Judge Fred Lauten has brought us into a myriad of conversations. From stories of personal triumph to fun forays into the intersection of pop culture and the law to hard hitting explorations of legal and societal issues – he has guided us to a deeper understanding of the law, our community, and each other. And after 76 episodes as our host, and 26 years on the bench, Chief Judge Lauten will retire at the end of the month. We can think of no better way to celebrate his career and honor his commitment to the law and our community than a podcast dedicated to just that. You’ll have the opportunity to hear his stories, learn about his passions, and have a deeper understanding of who Chief Judge Lauten is as a lawyer, judge, Chief, father, and friend. So grab your headphones and listen in as Open Ninth’s new host – Chief Judge-elect Don Myers – talks with Chief Judge Fred Lauten about his life, career, and upcoming retirement.

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Open Ninth
Episode 77

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 54:01



In this episode

Circuit Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr.
Donald A. Myers, Jr.

Judge Donald A. Myers, Jr. has served as a Circuit Judge since 2011. He was elected as Chief Judge and started his 2-year term on July 1, 2019.

Frederick J. Lauten

Former Chief Judge and Moderator