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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

How do I start up, promote and sustain a small business?

Mar 11, 2020

How do I start up, promote and sustain a small business? What is the first thing that I should do? The next?.... Guest host Emmy nominated legal commentator Dean Johnson, welcomes Heather Sapp and Robert Wyman, to walk us through a step-by-step process of forming a business and making it legal.  Keeping it small, what will we need to know?  Questions for Dean and his guests?  Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

Bankruptcy 101A: Looking at it from 5,000 Feet above

Mar 4, 2020

A quick summary of what bankruptcy is.  The types of bankruptcy cases.  How it all works.

What are the laws regarding you & your roommates?

Feb 26, 2020

YLR: "Your Legal Rights" Program Information 

Jeff Hayden Welcomes Mz Shirliz Transitional Inc

Feb 19, 2020

A true story of redemption.  SHIRLEY LAMARR aka Mz-Shirliz https://www.mzshirliz.org/shirley-c1h9j Ms. Shirley went from a life of drugs and crime to become a beacon of light that has saved countless lives.  "A special thank you to three of the GREATEST WOMEN I KNOW! Dr Mimi Silbert; Dr Teri Lynch-Delane; and Ms Carol Kizziah. Without them not only would I not have any of the joy that I have in my life today, ... I would not even know how to!!!" For more on who we are, please visit https://www.mzshirliz.org/who-we-are   Questions foe Jeff's guest? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

"Using or Resisting Restraining Orders"

Feb 12, 2020

A neighbor jumps out and frightens your kids?  Someone heard a noise, and suddenly your spouse has been accused of domestic violence; you know nothing happened, but the court says she can't return home.  Tonight, we're talking about Restraining Orders.  YLR Host Jeff Hayden welcomes San Mateo Attorneys David Navarro and H. Yvonne Seeley, a State Bar Certified Family Law Specialist. Questions for Jeff's guests?  Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 
 

Labor and Employment Law 250: WORKPLACE INVESTIGATIONS

Feb 8, 2020

YLR tonight, in conjunction with the Labor and Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, looks at workplace investigations, particularly amidst the “me too” movement.  Standing in for Jeff, Your Legal Rights Guest Host Jamal Anderson a Deputy San Mateo County District Attorney, formerly, he worked in Capitol Hill, ten memorable years including as aide to Nancy Pelosi in the Speaker's transition from Minority Leader to Speaker of the House. Guest Michael A Robbins began his labor law career 1977, at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Your Legal Rights: Acts of Omission

Jan 22, 2020

Tonight, January 22, 2020, Mill Valley trial lawyers James Bostwick and Erik Peterson provide an overview of catastrophic injury cases. James is author of a trial lawyer's account that realistically depicts the ethical dilemmas, anguish and euphoria of everyday life for those who represent victims of negligence — ACTS OF OMISSION, nominated for the prestigious 2020 Harper Lee Legal Fiction Award..

Questions for Jeff and guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

Your Legal Rights: Impeachment. What's next?

Jan 15, 2020

As Congress votes to present long-awaited Articles of Impeachment, who wins?  How will a Senate trial play out?  What shadow is cast upon the upcoming congessional and presidential elections?  Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Dean Johnson, Emmy-nominated commentator/analyst on both legal and political matters. Questions for Jeff and Dean? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Landlord Tenant Law & New Laws – YLR 2020 Update

Jan 8, 2020

YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes Sal Timpano and Jessica Chylik, both of whom qualify as landlord AND tenant attorneys. We discuss laws reshaping landlord-tenant relations, a continuing 2020 update. Which new regulations will apply to tenants and/or landlords? Your own questions for Jeff's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.   

Criminal Law: New Treatment Regimes?

Dec 18, 2019

  For December 18th, our last broadcast of this year, 2019, YLR considers the changing criminal law and penalty paradigm. We move from mass incarceration towards treatment, as specialty courts guide implementation of the new treatment regimes. My guests include San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Mark Forcum (ret.) and Dean Johnson, Emmy-nominated commentator on both legal and political matters. Questions for Jeff's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

Labor and Employment Law in 2020

Dec 11, 2019

  This week's on-air show is presented in conjunction with the Labor and Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, and we will look to new laws taking effect in 2020. My guests will include Thomas Lenz and Scott Stillman. Your questions this evening? 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 PST, attorneys are available off-the-air as well -- 800-525-9917, for your private no-fee consultation on a variety of legal questions.

  Your Legal Rights reflects on Bay Area's "Trial of the Century" Phenomenon, pausing to reflect on the year just passed, with not one but two trials that have been labeled “Trial of the Century” in both media and legal circles.  We welcome three guests this Wednesday who recently and successfully defended one such case, that of Tiffany Li, and can recount their shared experience. We welcome Geoff Carr, Carr Yeley & Associates, Redwood City CA; May Mar, Law Office of May J Mar, Redwood City CA; and Lauren Potter, Law Office of Lauren Potter, Redwood City CA. Co-host: Dean Johnson.

Year-end tips to figure income tax returns for 2019

Nov 20, 2019

  To assist identifying year-end tips to figure 2019 income tax returns, YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes David Hellman and Frank Adam. David Hellman, with offices in San Rafael, is a certified specialist in taxation law and estate planning, trust & probate law by the California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California, and is Member of the Business Law, Trusts & Estates, Real Property Law & Taxation sections of the California Lawyers Association; Frank Adam, with offices in Pacifica, is a practicing attorney, real estate broker, and certified public accountant.

Tips on Preparing 2019 Income Tax Returns

Nov 18, 2019

Year End Tax Tips for Income Tax Returns for 2019. YLR Host Jeff Hayden welcomes guests David Hellman, a Certified Specialist in Federal Taxation Law, Real Estate attorney, CPA, and Frank Adam, Tax attorney, Real Estate attorney, CPA, and Daniel J. Ross, Certified Public Accountant and Certified Valuation Analyst. Questions for Daniel, David & Frank? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

About one year ago, we gave you a program all about redemption, second chances, and clearing your criminal record.  Tonight's show picks up there.  The legislature has opened up new avenues to help restore people – many of whom were neither convicted, or even charged, with criminal offenses – to the status they might have had, but for an accusation or arrest.

With the events in Washington, D.C. today -- how can we not bring up impeachment?

YLR host jeff hayden is joined by Dean Johnson, an emmy-nominated commentator on legal and political matters and a former prosecutor.

Your Legal Rights: What's all the buzz about Crypto Currency

Nov 6, 2019

  YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes Christopher C. Cooke -- Murphy-Cooke-Kobrick LLP, with offices in San Mateo & Los Angeles; and B J Fadem -- Law Offices of B J Fadem & Associates, P.C., with offices in San Jose and Santa Rosa. Your questions and/or comments for Jeff and his guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.  

What NOT To Do in the Workplace

Oct 30, 2019

  Most of us are employed. This week, in conjunction with the Labor and Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, Your Legal Rights focuses NOT on what is an employee TO DO; quite the opposite -- this week we discuss What NOT To Do in the Workplace. My guests, both employment attorneys out of San Francisco, will be Michael D WILSON, JR, with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.,San Francisco who represents employers, and Traci Hinden, Law Offices of Traci M Hinden, San Francisco, who primarily represents employees. Questions for Jeff's guests?

  The second of two parts of the discussion: Are we in the midst of an impeachment, a coup d'etat, or something else?  Tonight, YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes Dean Johnson, an Emmy-nominated commentator on both legal and political matters, and Jamal H Anderson, now serving as s Deputy San Mateo County District Attorney; prior to becoming an attorney, Jamal worked for a number of Elected Officials in Washington DC. Questions for Jeff' and his guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

  Are we in the midst of an impeachment, a coup d'etat, or something else?  Tonight, YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes Dean Johnson, an Emmy-nominated commentator on both legal and political matters.  Questions for Jeff' and his guest? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: Reshaping the Gig Economy

Oct 9, 2019

  Presented in conjunction with the Labor and Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, a show so big it takes two hosts!

  YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes Sal Timpano and Jessica Chylik, both of whom qualify as landlord AND tenant attorneys. We discuss laws reshaping landlord-tenant relations, a continuing 2019 update. What new regulations will apply to tenants and landlords? Your own questions for Jeff's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: Patent Law 101A

Sep 25, 2019

YOU’VE GOT THIS GREAT IDEA – WHEN CAN YOU TALK ABOUT IT?  HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU'RE REALLY GOING WHERE NO PERSON HAS GONE BEFORE?FINALLY, THE QUESTION FROM 5,000 FEET:  JUST IS A PATENT?  WHAT DOES IT PROTECT AND WHY SHOULD WE CARE?YLR Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Patent Law attorneys Ron Rhode and Myrna Schelling.  Questions for Jeff and his guests?  Call toll-free 866-798-8255. Also, please note tonight is our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night.

Your Legal Rights: Employment Rights after a Workplace Injury

Sep 18, 2019

  What Are Your Employment Rights after a Workplace Injury? YLR Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Attorneys  Rob Wyman, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California, as Workers' Compensation Law Specialist and Employment Attorney Traci Hinden: Law Offices of Traci M Hinden. Questions for Jeff and his guests?  Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

Your Legal Rights: Coming of Age

Sep 11, 2019

  Tonight's show is designed to help young people -- and their families -- prepare for that transition towards adulthood.  Your 18 year old child is going off to college -- what should every parent  know about how to prepare for the transition?  YOU are turning 18: what’s really changed? If arrested, is it a different world?  What about those credit card offers?  Student loans -- What can debt really do to your future?

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: Practicing Medical Malpractice

Sep 4, 2019

The day to day considerations of practicing as a Medical Malpractice attorney, and why attorneys can't handle some very righteous cases.  Host Jeff Hayden welcomes San Francisco attorney Scott Righthand, and Mill Valley attorney James Bostwick, both of whom handle catastrophic injury cases.  In addition, James Bostwick has authored "Acts of Omission," a mesmerizing tale that realistically depicts the difficult choices, high risk, ethical dilemmas, anguish and euphoria of everyday life for attorneys who represent victims of negligence.  Questions for Jeff and his guests?

Your Legal Rights: THE MYSTERIES BEHIND THE DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES

Aug 28, 2019

  Tonight, on Your Legal Rights, we look behind the curtain and discuss the Department of Motor Vehicles, both what they do and how best you can work with the Department.  Just how should you deal with a DUI, or ID documents; perhaps approach your grandfather’s own suspension, due to advanced age, medical condition, confusion?  YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes two guests, attorneys each with differing perspectives: Nafiz Ahmed, Ahmed and Sukaram, Redwood City, CA, and David Uthman, Law Offices of David Uthman & San Francisco Traffic Law Clinic, both in San Francisco, CA.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS: A conversation about YOUR Criminal Case ..."

Aug 21, 2019

Thoughts on the "Anatomy of a Criminal Case, The Courtroom and Just What Happens Inside"

Landlord/Tenant Law 2019

Aug 14, 2019

Landlord/Tenant Law 2019: YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes James Coy Driscoll, expert in landlord-tenant relations. Combining his up-to-the-moment familiarity and deep experience, Coy is taking questions over the air tonight from 7:00 until 8:00. Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

Your Legal Rights: Landlord-Tenant Update

Aug 14, 2019

  What is new in mid-2019?  What properties are subject to rent control?   What properties are subject to rent increase limitations due to the state of emergency?  Status of upcoming law changes and the effect of a possible statewide law....

Jeff Hayden hosts San Francisco Landlord-Tenant Attorney James Coy Driscoll, who exclusively represents tenants.  

Questions for Jeff and his guest?  Call (866) 798-8255. 

Marijuana Law and YOUR Workplace

Aug 7, 2019

Three years after passage of CA Proposition 64, we have marijuana legalization. What does all this mean at work?

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