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Your Legal Rights
Wednesdays at 7pm

San Mateo Deputy District Attorney Chuck Finney talks with experts on various legal topics, with listener participation.

Latest Episodes
  • What role does bias play in policing?Are there biases unique to the legal system, or does it merely reflect what is going on in our society?Is there any way to get racial bias out of the legal system especially in sentencing?YLR Host, Jeff Hayden, has assembled an all-star cast: Attorneys John Burris of Oakland, Peter Goldscheider of Redwood City, Randall Knox of San Francisco, Kevin Allen of San Mateo and Esther Aguayo of Redwood City.Questions for Jeff and his guests? Please call, toll free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • Is the homeless population disproportionately inclusive of people suffering from mental illness? Are the mentally ill overrepresented amongst the homeless? In the criminal justice system?Is conservatorship the answer? What can history teach us?Joining YLR host, Jeff Hayden, is Dr. George Bach-Y-Rita, Attorney Marianna S. Klebanov, and Deputy San Mateo County Counsel Paul Sheng.Questions for Jeff and his guests? Please call, toll free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • The 2021 California legislative season brought the passage of many new bills, some directly affecting employers and employees throughout California. Yes, with a democratic supermajority in the California legislature and a Democratic governor, 2021 brings another slew of employment law bills that expand employee protections.Some laws may be as innocuous as providing information that employers are required to post at the workplace may also be provided to employees by email, without relieving them of the obligation to post. Several seek to address the rights when an employee is exposed to covid-19.Tonight, on Your Legal Rights: we’re talking about new labor and employment laws passed in 2021Joining YLR Host Jeff Hayden are Thomas Lenz from Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, and Ramit Mizrahi the principal at Mizrahi Law.Questions for Jeff and his guests? Call us, toll free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • What happens when you get a traffic ticket? How does this affect your drivers license? Tonight's YLR Host, David Nazarro, joined by attorneys David Uthman and Michael Silveira, take us behind the scenes in Traffic Court and the Department of Motor Vehicles. Questions for David and his guests? Call us, toll free, at (866) 798-8255.
  • A year ago, we heard a lot about a changing landscape in the United States Supreme Court.At the start of the summer, we spent two successive weeks discussing the opinions handed down at the close of the term, and pondered just what did the court do.With the first Tuesday in October, the United States Supreme Court began its new term. Tonight, we look at the docket of cases, and discuss just what the future has in store as this reconstituted court begins a new term.
  • Has the paradigm shifted to working from home (or even the beach or some other form or working remotely), or are most of us returning to traditional workplace?We in California are seeing more and more arenas that now include vaccine mandates – whether the ball game, a restaurant, or the workplace; Texas has banned any vaccine mandates, even for private employers. Are we anywhere near a new normal? Where does testing fit into this scheme?To make sense of this and other Labor and Employment Law issues, YLR host Jeff Hayden is joined tonight by attorney’s April Glatt, Thomas Lenz and Maggie Grover.Questions for Jeff and his guests? Please call, toll-free, at (866) 798-8255
  • A quick summary of what bankruptcy is. The types of bankruptcy cases. How it all works.You would think that with the pandemic and the havoc it has wreaked on the economy, bankruptcies would be soaring; are they?It’s been 18 months since last we chatted about bankruptcy; any changes in store?Tonight, we’re here to talk about bankruptcy, and debtor’s rights; perhaps more importantly, to answer your questionsWhat if you really need a bankruptcy – you’re flat broke – how do you pay for it? How do you file a bankruptcy case, and just who is eligible to file. YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes Leon Bayer. Certified as a Bankruptcy Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California, Mr. Bayer is co-author of THE NEW BANKRUPTCY: WILL IT WORK FOR YOU? published by Nolo Press. Your own questions go straight to Leon and Jeff right now, so please call us toll-free, 866-798-8255.
  • With the emergence of religion as it relates to as issues as diverse as reproductive rights vs. the right to life or the Free Exercise of Religion vs. the need to shelter in place during the pandemic, Your Legal Rights will tonight examine the role of religion in our legal system.
  • A look at election security, grass roots activism and open source election software.
  • With the emergence of religion as it relates to as issues as diverse as reproductive rights vs. the right to life or the Free Exercise of Religion vs. the need to shelter in place during the pandemic, Your Legal Rights will tonight examine the role of religion in our legal system.