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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

Bankruptcy: Yes or No?

May 22, 2019

Bankruptcy: yes or no? YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes Leon Bayer, live via telephone from Los Angeles. Mr Bayer is Bankruptcy Law Specialist, certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California, and he is co-author of THE NEW BANKRUPTCY: WILL IT WORK FOR YOU? published by Nolo: www.nolo.com/law-authors/leon-bayer.html. Your own questions right now go straight to Leon and Jeff, so please call us toll-free, 866-798-8255. 

Landlord-Tenant Issues & Answers 2019

May 15, 2019

  Landlord-Tenant Issues & Answers 2019. Jeff Hayden, our host over KALW (91.7 FM), San Francisco 415-841-4121: Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 7-8 PM, welcomes Landlord-Tenant Attorneys -- Sal Timpano, San Francisco, 415-992-5170; and James Coy Driscoll, 415-673-6000. Jeff Hayden, Host; Certified Criminal Law Specialist, California Board of Legal  Specialization, State Bar of California, & member of the Criminal Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. Questions for Sal & Coy? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.  

Harassment, Bullying & Sexual Harassment

May 8, 2019

  This week, on May 8, 2019, in conjunction with the Labor & Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association, we will discuss Employment Law -- in particular, HARASSMENT, BULLYING AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE. YLR On-air Host, criminal law specialist Jeff Hayden, welcomes Matthew Wayne, of the Armstrong Law Firm, SanFrancisco CA; Philip I Person, Greenberg Traurig Law, San Francisco CA. Both guests appear courtesy of the Labor and Employment section of the California Lawyers Association. Questions/comments for Jeff's guest specialists?

Replace Our System of Bail 2019?

May 1, 2019

  Tonight, 7pm May 1, 2019, we discuss OUR SYSTEM OF BAIL: WHAT’S RIGHT AND WHAT’S WRONG? Should we still have a cash bail system? If we abolish, what would a successor program look like? If we maintain, is there a way to fix the current system?

Defend Youth 2019

Apr 24, 2019

  This week, on April 24, 2019, we will discuss how to deal with lawbreakers when cultural  factors have shaped the individual's path to criminal behavior, looking especially to juvenile delinquents? Is incarceration a relic of the past, or a necessity? When are community-based alternatives better than an institutional approach?  YLR Host Jeff Hayden welcomes our on-air guests: Richard "Rick" Halpern, juvenile managing attorney, Private Defender Program of the San Mateo County Bar Association; James Wade, Assistant San Mateo County District Attorney.

Family Law 200 -- Money

Apr 18, 2019

While we welcome any and all calls relevant to family law issues, our primary discussion with guests will examine money issues: ** the end of the deductibility of spousal support ** disclosures: how much you have to disclose, and when, and why?

"Lawyer Referral Services"

Apr 10, 2019

  This hour of Your Legal Rights is a rebroadcast of "Lawyer Referral Services" from the Your Legal Rights audio archive. It considers value to individual Californians of the Lawyer Referral Services offered by County Bar Associations. It aired originally on February 21, 2018, and our guest host was Jeff Hayden. As this show is prerecorded, we won't be taking calls.  

We have the Mueller Report: Now what's next?

Apr 3, 2019

  We have the Mueller Report: Now what's next? Your Legal Rights host Jeff Hayden welcomes Dean Johnson and Jamal Anderson. Emmy-nominated commentator on both legal and political matters, Dean Johnson practices criminal defense and civil litigation. Deputy District Attorney, San Mateo County, Jamal Anderson worked ten years in Capitol Hill, including aide to Nancy Pelosi transitioning from Minority Leader to Speaker. Questions for Dean and Jamal? Please call YLR toll-free 866-798-8255.  

Income tax 2018?

Mar 20, 2019

  Income tax 2018?

YLR Host Jeff Hayden welcomes David Hellman and Frank Adam.

With law offices in San Rafael, David Hellman is certified as a Specialist in Taxation Law & Estate Planning, plus Trust & Probate Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California. He is also a member of the Business Law, Trusts & Estates, Real Property Law & Taxation Sections of the California Lawyers Association.

Employment Law 101

Mar 13, 2019

In conjunction with The Labor & Employment Section of the California Lawyers Association, Your Legal Rights presents "Employment Law 101 -- Choosing a lawyer in a highly specialized marketplace." Your Legal Rights host Jeff Hayden, a Certified Criminal Law Specialist, welcomes Jessica Riggin, Rukin Hyland & Riggin LLP, San Francisco, CA; Lisa Lawson, Pennington Lawson, San Francisco; Ellen Mendelson, Esq., with Law Office of Ellen A Mendelson, San Francisco. We take a look at one of the most diverse and highly specialized areas of legal practice. Questions for Jeff's guests?

Your Legal Rights: A look back at the past year

Feb 27, 2019

Your chance to interview us; tonight's audience-staff-participants consider what this  weekly program may yet become.As we continue past the one year mark without our founder-producer Chuck Finney, YLR host Jeff Hayden invites your feedback: 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 private no-fee consultation on a variety of legal questions.

California Lemon Law 102

Feb 20, 2019

  This evening we resume Lemon Law discussion last visited January 30. Program host Jeff Hayden  welcomes Ronald Rohde, in-studio, and John Hanson, San Diego, via telephone. Buying, maintaining or selling a vehicle? What regulations in California law protect the motorist? Questions for Ronald and John? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

 YLR topic: A state of emergency; reboot the shutdown government? Executive authority? Something else? Program Host Jeff Hayden, certified criminal law specialist, California Board of Legal Specialization, welcomes guests Dean Johnson and Jamal Anderson.  Emmy nominated commentator Dean Johnson  analyzes both legal and political matters on both television and radio, practices criminal and civil litigation in state and federal courts, and is the founder of pundit network (www.punditnetwork.com).  Jamal Anderson currently serves as a Deputy San Mateo County District Attorney.

Bankruptcy Law 2019

Feb 6, 2019

  Your Legal Rights host, Jeff Hayden, considers bankruptcy law, with timely reflections on PG&E's Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. Our welcome guest tonight via telephone from Los Angeles is Leon Bayer, Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialist, California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California. Mr Bayer is coauthor of THE NEW BANKRUPTCY: WILL IT WORK FOR YOU? published by Nolo: www.nolo.com/law-authors/leon-bayer.html. His law firm, Bayer, Wishman & Leotta, bayerwishmanbankruptcylaw.com, is located in Los Angeles, 800-477-3111. Your questions right now for Leon and Jeff?

California Lemon Law 101

Jan 30, 2019

  Tonight, January 30, 2019, Your Legal Rights examines California's Lemon Law. Host Jeff Hayden welcomes guests in studio: Ronald Rohde, from Palo Alto, and via telephone: John Hanson, in San Diego, California. Questions for Ronald and John? 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 private no-fee consultation on a variety of legal questions.

Landlord-Tenant 2019

Jan 23, 2019

  Once again, host Jeff Hayden welcomes to KALW Sal Timpano and Jessica Chylik, both with practices at San Francisco and neighboring communities. Questions for Sal and Jessica? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Municipal Law 101

Jan 16, 2019

  "I just received a notice from the city: What should I do first?" This week, continuing our consumer legal education with a look at Municipal Law, YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes attorney Lance Bayer. Your own good questions for Jeff and Lance? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

Labor Law 101

Jan 9, 2019

  We continue our consumer legal education with a look at Labor Law.  Courtesy of the Labor and Employment Section of the California Lawyers Association, Jeff Hayden introduces Labor Law 101 and welcomes Tom Lenz and Jill Coffman. Questions for Tom and Jill? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

2019 The Presidential Year Part Two

Jan 3, 2019

2019 The Presidential Year Part Two

2019 The Presidential Year Part One

Dec 26, 2018

  YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes Dean Johnson and Jamal H Anderson. Continuing shuffle of staff and even cabinet members? Extensive ongoing Russia investigations, government shutdown, new-majority Democratic house? Which are truly important legal and political developments? To those who join us from home or in the coming year, what will this mean? Your own good questions for Jeff's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

New Employment Laws for 2019

Dec 19, 2018

  Employment Law 102 -- New employment laws for 2019. Your Legal Rights host, Jeff Hayden, welcomes Scott Stillman, San Francisco CA, and Samson Elsbernd, Sacromento CA; both are members of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. Questions for Jeff's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Special guest is tax specialist David Hellman.  

Tips on Preparing 2018 Income Tax Returns

Dec 12, 2018

Your Legal Rights Host Jeff Hayden welcomes David Hellman, 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. Questions for David & Jeff? 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 private no-fee consultation on a variety of legal questions.

Family Law 201: Support Issues

Dec 5, 2018

  How are child support and spousal support calculated? What are the laws that relate to each? What are tax implications? Both our returning guests are Family Law Specialists certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Janet Frankel and B J Fadem for “Family Law 201 -- Support Issues". Questions? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Second Chances -- Clear Your Criminal Record

Nov 28, 2018

  Host Jeff Hayden, Certified Criminal Law Specialist, California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California, welcomes Christopher Morales, Criminal Law Specialist certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization. A member of the Criminal Law Section of the California Lawyers Association and of the State Bar of California, with offices in San Francisco & Redwood City, Mr Morales considers methods available to clear a criminal record. Questions for Jeff and Christopher? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.  

"Bankruptcy & Debtors' Rights 101"

Nov 21, 2018

  "Bankruptcy & Debtors' Rights 101" Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Leon Bayer, Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialist, California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California, Los Angeles, CA; and, Ryan C Wood, with law offices of Lin and Wood, Redwood City, CA. Questions for Leon and Ryan? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Your Kids Have Rights at School II

Nov 14, 2018

  We resume our series, "Your Kids Have Rights at School." What about police investigation, speech, search and interrogation issues in the school-house setting? We go on to consider applicability of the phrase, BONG HITS 4 JESUS. Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Rick Halpern, Juvenile Court Managing Attorney, Private Defender Program of the San Mateo County Bar Association, and James Wade, Assistant San Mateo County District Attorney, who recently completed assignment as Deputy in Charge of the Juvenile Division, San Mateo County District Attorney's Office. Questions for Rick and James?

The vote, voting glitches, monopolies

Nov 7, 2018

  This week, Your Legal Rights considers the vote, voting glitches, & monopolies: open source software. Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Brent Turner, Secretary of the California Association of Voting Officials [www.cavo-us.org] November 7, 2018, the night after the election, we feature a program about elections, monopolies & open source election software. What is wrong with the current system? Is it vulnerable to hacking? Software glitches? Are we in danger of voting-in a talk-show host due to a software glitch? Questions for Brent & Jeff? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Family Law 101

Oct 31, 2018

  Family Law 101 -- Beginning to end, what exactly do you look forward to in a Family Law case? Your Legal Rights host Jeff Hayden welcomes family law specialists --  certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California --  Janet Frankel, with law offices in San Francisco; and B J Fadem, with law offices in San Jose.  Both guests are members of the Family Law Section of the California Lawyers Association.  Questions for Jeff's guests, Janet and B J? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Employment Law: In Government & Out

Oct 24, 2018

  Ellen Mendelson & Gina Roccanova join host Jeff Hayden on Your Legal Rights to consider government employment. If you are already working in government, have been, or plan to be employed there, or elsewhere, tune in at 7p. Questions for Jeff's guests? 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. 

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