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  • Tonight on Your Legal Rights, we look at an American Nightmare, a Vallejo case where after enduring a harrowing home invasion and kidnapping in 2015, a couple is accused by the police of staging the ordeal – our discussion of this case will illustrate the problem of confirmation bias in the prosecution function.YLR Host, Jeff Hayden, is joined by reknown civil attorney, author and expert in civil procedure James Wagstaffe, San Francisco criminal defense attorney Doug Rappaport, Vallejo attorney Dan Russo, and U.C. Santa Cruz Professor of Psychology & Law Dr. Craig HaneyQuestions for Jeff and his guests? Call us, toll free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • Tonight on Your Legal Rights, YLR host, Jeff Hayden, is joined by San Mateo County District Attorneys Joel McComb, in the Consumer Protection Unit, and Crystal Chau, in the Environmental Law Unit. Both will talk about this unique function, that encompasses not only criminal prosecution but civil litigation, with a primary goal of making victims whole again.Questions for Jeff and his guests? Call us, toll free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • Your Legal Rights
    As housing was perhaps the single largest subject of legislative activity in the last year, YLR returns to discuss landlord tenant law, the first installment for Spring 2024.YLR Host Jeff Hayden is joined by landlord-tenant attorneys extraordinary: Jessica Chylik and Sal Timpano of San Francisco and David Finkelstein of San Mateo. As always, we take your calls and answer your questions.Questions for Jeff and his guests? Please call, toll-free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • Your Legal Rights
    It's all in good fun. Except when it's not. We plan to give you some guidance, so if you are experimenting in this area, you are not at risk for emotional and physical damage or even criminal prosecution.Want to learn some boundaries before the Folsom Street Fair? You've come to the right place.YLR Host Jeff Hayden and tonight's co-host, Emmy-nominated legal and political analyst Dean Johnson, are joined by Dr. Anna Randall, Dr. Richard Sprout and Susan Wright.As this is an encore broadcast, we are not accepting calls into the broadcast tonight. But we welcome your calls to support this station at (800) 525-9917. The only way this station can stay on the air, is listeners. Listeners just like you. To keep this station going, to keep our live stream available for yourself, to keep shows like Your Legal Rights on the air, please make your donation to KALW, today, at KALW.org. Thank you.Next week, we'll be back, live, with our Landlord-Tenant Broadcast.
  • Your Legal Rights
    Lately, both immigration and crime are in the news. Even for people legally here for generations, even minor infractions that most people would agree are neither serious nor violent can have serious consequences, while others might not. Tonight, we look at criminal law, immigration law, and where these two legal disciplines converge. We hear a lot about illegal entry into the nation; we hear far less about people living here for years, or generations, who face these consequences. In some cases, the victim of an offense might face life altering consequences, such as a domestic violence victim who’s non-citizen spouse faces deportation 20 years later, leaving an American citizen victim to choose between losing his or her source of income amidst the break-up of the family unit or leave the country to stay with his or her life partner following a minor incident where he or she never sought prosecution. Perhaps you want to learn more about this growing area of concern or want to learn how courts and prosecutors alike achieve justice when outside forces constrain what options are open to the parties in a case. YLR host, Jeff Hayden, is joined by Carla Gomez, once a criminal defense attorney, now with several years of experience practicing – and training other attorneys – of where criminal law meets immigration consequences, and Juan Prieto from the Immigrants Legal Resource Center. Questions for Jeff and his guests? Call us, toll-free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • Your Legal Rights
    Tonight, YLR Host, Jeff Hayden, is joined by Quentin Kopp.If you don’t know of supervisor, senator, judge Quentin Kopp, you either haven’t lived here very long or you haven’t been looking too hard.An attorney, politician and jurist, Quentin Lewis Kopp has been a California attorney for seventy years. He was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors where he served for fifteen years, right up until he was elected to the California State Senate, where he served three terms before reaching his term limit.Governor Pete Wilson appointed then-senator Kopp to sit as a judge on the San Mateo County Superior Court bench.After retiring from the superior court bench, Judge Kopp has maintained an office in West Portal, has been of counsel to multiple firms, and remains active to this day.Got questions for this legendary attorney, politician, jurist, activist? Call us, toll us toll-free at (866) 798-8255.
  • Water levels update from the California Department of Water / Law and Order Concerns Escalate / Edible Landscaping from Marin landscape designer Christian Douglas
  • Philosophy Talk
    When is it right to treat people of different age groups differently, and when does it become age discrimination?
  • Your Legal Rights
    Artificial Intelligence may be in it's infancy; but, it is already clear that it bears the potential for creating societal change.Tonight, YLR host, Jeff Hayden, is joined by Minsu Longiaru, a senior staff attorney for Worker Power, and Samantha Gordon, Chief Programs Officer of Tech Equity Collaborative, to talk about the legal backdrop surrounding Artificial Intelligence in the workplace.Questions for Jeff and his guests? Please call, toll-free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • Did the Berkeley City Council violate the Brown Act when they continued meetings online?
  • Your Legal Rights
    Whether the guy who jumps from behind the fence and scares your kids, the guy who tears down your decorations and threatens your life, or the lady who calls the police when your kids walk by just going to the park, many of us have had difficult neighbors at one time or another.What are some of the tools you can use? Does the city, or do the police, have a role? When should you go it alone? Might you get an attorney?In Part I of our broadcast, Your Legal Rights, YLR host, Jeff Hayden, joined by Tonight on Your Legal Rights, YLR host, Jeff Hayden, is joined by Municipal Attorney Lance Bayer and East Bay attorney Nabiel Ahmed, discussed more broadly the issues, what your city and its officials can do. Tonight on Your Legal Rights, in Part II, YLR host, Jeff Hayden, joined by Redwood City attorney Emily Andrews and Nabiel Ahmed, both of whom help their clients obtain or resist restraining orders and Municipal Attorney Lance Bayer, will look more closely at truly troublesome neighbors.Questions for Jeff and his guests? Please call us, toll-free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • Your Legal Rights
    In recent years, the government has taken some small steps in recognition of the inequities built into the criminal justice system.Both the California Supreme Court and the State Legislature have recognized, and lambasted, the presence of bias in the prosecution function in all of its forms, conscious or otherwise.Tonight, YLR Host, Jeff Hayden, is joined by criminal defense attorneys Cherie Wallace and Gerritt Rutgers to discuss the Racial Justice Act, and the bias that persists within the Criminal Justice System.