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Your Legal Rights

Wednesdays at 7pm

For more than 30 years, Your Legal Rights has provided KALW listeners with free legal information and guidance.  We carry on the work of the program's founding host, Chuck Finney, who passed away in February 2018.

Bay Area attorney Jeff Hayden talks with experts on various legal topics, with listener participation: (415) 841-4134

SCOTUS ROUNDUP

Oct 10, 2018

  Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Dean Johnson and Emily Andrews for Your Legal Rights' updated report on US Supreme Court combinations and expectations. Qustions for Dean and Emily? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.  

Landlord/Tenant Laws, Issues, Initiatives

Oct 3, 2018

Landlord/Tenant -- Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Sal Timpano to consider issues, laws & initiatives as Elections loom, November 6th. Ballot propositions borrowed here from a round-up by Capital Public Radio's Emily Zentner: http://www.capradio.org/articles/2018/06/29/here-are-the-12-ballot-propositions-on-californias-november-2018-election/ Allowing Local Authorities to Enact Rent Control measures, Prop 10 would give Cali localities freedom to enact rent controls.

  Host: Jeff Hayden, certified criminal law specialist, California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California. Jeff welcomes employment law specialists: -- Margaret Grover, Esq., Partner, Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP, Oakland, CA.  Maggie is a 30-year attorney practicing employment law and member of the Labor and Employment Section of the California Lawyers Association (CLA). -- Ellen Mendelson, Esq., San Francisco, CA. The law office of Ellen A Mendelson focuses on representing public and other employees.

Patents 101

Sep 19, 2018

  In a welcome return engagement with Your Legal Rights, host Jeff Hayden's guests are patent attorneys Ron Rohde and Myrna Schelling. We consider patents, copyrights, intellectual property, public domain, provenance -- In all, "Patents 101". Questions for Ron and Myrna? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Mental Health

Sep 12, 2018

  Last week we discussed nuts and bolts of the Collaborative Courts Models used in the Bay Area. This week’s program, Inside the Justice System: Evolving Treatment of the Mentally Ill, continues that discussion, and considers the new law providing for Mental Health Diversion. 

"Collaborative Courts 101"

Sep 5, 2018


Legal Services for Children

Aug 29, 2018

  Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Nicole Bates and Joey Mintz, both with Legal Services for Children (LSC), affording free representation to children and youth who require legal assistance to stabilize their lives and realize their full potential. Founded 1975, LSC is one of the country’s first non-profit law firms dedicated to providing free legal representation and social work services to children. Questions for Nicole and Joey? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. Also, this is our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night.

Police, Justice and Community

Aug 22, 2018

  Your Legal Rights host Jeff Hayden welcomes John L Burris and Carlos Bolanos for a discussion about inclusiveness and community.  With law offices in Oakland (johnburrislaw.com) Mr Burris, known as  is both a civil rights activist and police misconduct lawyer, is active in the community as well as in the courtroom.  San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolanos has previously served as Chief of the Redwood City Police Department, after serving the cities of Palo Alto and Salinas; he is also active in the Rotary Club and in the Redwood City and San Mateo County communities. Questions for John an

Workers' Compensation A to Z

Aug 15, 2018

  Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Robert Wyman and Jason Marcus, Specialists in Workers' Compensation Law, certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California. Questions for Robert and Jason? Please call Your Legal Rights toll-free 866-798-8255.  

Can The President Pardon Himself?

Aug 8, 2018

 

(Rebroadcast from June 13, 2018)  Is the US President Constitutionally empowered to pardon him/her self? Your Legal Rights host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes specialist in criminal defense and civil litigation Dean Johnson. With attorney practice at Redwood City, California, Mr Johnson summarizes his career through webpages at deanjohnsonattorney.com. 

Domestic Violence Prevention

Aug 1, 2018

Prevent domestic violence with the Domestic Violence Prevention Act. Host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes Lauren Zorfas and Melissa Gibbs. Ms Zorfas practices Family Law at ADZ Law, LLP, San Mateo (www.adzlaw.com). She is formerly Family Law Facilitator for the San Mateo County Superior Court. Ms Gibbs is Manager of Legal Services at CORA, Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse, in San Mateo (www.corasupport.org). Questions for Lauren and Melissa? Please call Your Legal Rights toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Landlord-Tenant Updates Summer 2018

Jul 25, 2018

  Landlord-Tenant laws, disputes, issues & updates: Summer 2018. Host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes Jessica Chylik and Sal Timpano. With offices in San Francisco, both represent Landlords and Tenants. Questions for Sal and Jessica? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. Also, this is our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night. So, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts on 91.7 FM (online kalw.org) 7 'til 8pm PDT, attorneys are available off-the-air as well -- 800-525-9917, for private no-fee consultation on a variety of legal questions.

California Gun Safety

Jul 18, 2018

On this week's Your Legal Rights, the current state of California gun safety regulation -- host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes Nafiz Ahmed, certified criminal law specialist, California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California. Questions for Nafiz and Jeffrey? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

What is right with this picture?

Jul 11, 2018

Brett Kavanaugh is nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court: What is the process next, and what differences will it make? Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Dean Johnson. Emmy-nominated commentator on processes legal and political, Mr. Johnson practices criminal defense and civil litigation. Questions/comments for Dean and Jeff? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Torts 1, 2, 3 -- You've been injured? What's next?

Jun 27, 2018

You've been injured. What do you do? What happens next? Torts 1, 2, 3. How do you assert and affirm your rights in case of personal injury? Host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes Rolando Pasquali and James Thompson, both practicing personal injury litigation attorneys and members of the San Mateo County Bar Association. It's the last Wednesday of the month and it's Call A Lawyer Night. Call (800) 525-9917 to have tonight's guests answer your questions.  You can also talk privately to a lawyer off the air from 7 to 8pm at the same phone number. 

New Tax Laws Effect Estate Planning

Jun 20, 2018

Your Legal Rights Host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes Janet Brewer and Alicia Gamez, specialists in estate planning, wills, trusts and probate law. We consider new tax laws' effects on planning and special issues to do with international assets and family minors. Questions for Janet and Alicia? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Can the US President Pardon Him/Her Self?

Jun 13, 2018

Is the US President Constitutionally empowered to pardon him/her self? Your Legal Rights host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes specialist in criminal defense and civil litigation Dean Johnson. With attorney practice at Redwood City, California, Mr Johnson summarizes his career through webpages at deanjohnsonattorney.com. Questions for Dean and Jeffrey? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Who is a "sovereign citizen"?

Jun 6, 2018

Your Legal Rights considers Sovereign Citizenship and its avowed adherents. Is there such a  movement in the US? Host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes David Nazarro and Kathleen Sherman. Questions for David and Kathleen? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Select Family Law Issues 2018

May 30, 2018

Select Family Law Issues: Host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes family law specialists certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization -- Janet Frankel, whose office is in San Francisco; B J Fadem, with office in San Jose. Both are members of the Family Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. Questions for BJ and Janet? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. Also, this evening is our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night. The number to call for Call-A-Lawyer is (800) 525-9917.

Marijuana -- from jail to the workplace?

May 23, 2018

Marijuana -- from jail to the workplace? The law practice of criminal defense attorney Bruce M Margolin has a definitive working motto, "No one belongs in jail for marijuana." Program host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes Mr Margolin to Your Legal Rights, live tonight for listeners' questions via telephone. Questions? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

California's Bail Bond System in Review?

May 16, 2018

Tonight Your Legal Rights invites three guests well-prepared to consider whether bail reform is about to be on legislative &/or judicial agendas in 2018 and beyond. Host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, and Corrin Rankin, past Chair of the Board of the CA Bail Agents Association. Questions for Jeff and his guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Landlord/tenant laws, issues and innovation

May 9, 2018

Landlord/tenant laws, issues and innovation. YLR considers tenant rights and rent control legislation.  Host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes landlord/tenant attorneys Joseph Lepera and Salvatore Timpano. Joseph Lepera, law office in San Francisco (415-215-1001); Sal Timpano, also with law office in San Francisco (415-992-5170). Questions for Jeff's guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. 

Sexual Harassment & Its Remedies in the Workplace

May 2, 2018

Tonight Your Legal Rights presents an hour devoted to sexual harassment, its definitions and its legal remedies in our evolving workplaces. Host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes Kelly Armstrong and Matthew Vandall. Kelly Armstrong, founding partner of The Armstrong Law Firm, represents employees in harassment, discrimination and unfair employment practices. Based in San Francisco, and rated by her peers in Northern California's top 5% of employment discrimination attorneys, Kelly is a frequent speaker and author on sexual harassment.

Drone Aircraft and the FAA

Apr 25, 2018

DRONE AIRCRAFT -- The transportation agency charged with determining airspace traffic and safety requirements for US drone operations is the Federal Aviation Administration. We consider the FAA's mission as it applies to drones, by definition piloted off-vehicle under remote control.

All About Mediation

Apr 18, 2018

Mediation and Dispute Resolution -- Host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes: Carole Conn, Director of Public Service Programs, Lawyer Referral & Information Service, with the Bar Association of San Francisco's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program; Roger A. Moss and Karen Sabine, lawyers with particular interest, respectively, in mediating housing & family law disputes. Questions for Jeff's guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. 

Preparing 2017 Federal & State Income Tax Returns

Mar 28, 2018

Tips on Preparing Your 2017 Federal & State Income Tax Returns Guest: David Hellman, a specialist in taxation law & also in estate planning, trust & probate law who is certified by The California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar, with law office in San Rafael (415-457-4411). Program Host: Jeffrey Hayden. Questions for David Hellman? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.
 


Lawyer Referral Services -- the value to consumers of Lawyer Referral Services offered by County Bar Associations throughout California. Guests are Representatives of the San Mateo County Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the Alameda County Bar Association. Questions for Chuck and his guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Family Law Valentine's Day Program -- Using Mediation to Resolve Marital Disputes. Guests: Family Law Specialists Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization: Janet Frankel and B J Fadem. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Data privacy, protection, insurance, hacking, and security. Guest: Tad Devlin -- a business attorney whose practice includes litigation, insurance disputes, sharing economy, and cyber identity theft. Questions for Chuck and Tad? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

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