Monthly Archives: January 2022

Happy New Year! Hello, 2022!

Ring in the Year of the Tiger with Diane and Jordan as they look back at the best of their 2021 podcasts and give you a taste of what’s coming up in 2022.

Many listeners have been asking about the everyday work of the court reporter, the nuts and bolts of the job, from the important grunt work of transcription to the ins and outs of trial assignments and courtroom sessions. Jordan will cross-examine Diane on the nitty-gritty of her profession and she doesn’t hold back.

And they want to hear from YOU, the listeners, what YOU’D like to hear in the year ahead, what your favorite parts of the podcasts are, and how All Rise with Diane Godfrey has become part of your social media life. Share your ideas and feedback at

Defending Whitey Bulger: A Candid Conversation with J.W. Carney

J.W. “Jay” Carney, a prominent Boston-based criminal defense lawyer, rose to national fame when he defended James “Whitey” Bulger, the infamous South Boston crime boss. Jay is known for taking on the gruesome or difficult cases, such as that of Tarek Mehanna, the pharmacist from Sudbury, MA who was convicted in 2012 for providing support to Al Qaeda, and of John Salvi, who in 1994 killed two people and wounded five others at two Brookline, MA abortion clinics. He has been spotlighted in media outlets such as CNN, The Boston Globe, and The Wall Street Journal for his work. Boston Magazine named Jay one of The Five Best Private Criminal Defense Attorneys in Massachusetts. Join us as Jay recounts his first encounter with Mr. Bulger and what it was like to represent one of the most notorious criminals in Boston – and US – history.