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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.

YLR: Cryptocurrency Revisited

Oct 14, 2020

A look at the law surrounding cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin and others, Block Chain and whether sorting the legal issues still resembles the Wild West.  

Joining YLR Host Jeff Hayden tonight are tonight’s co-host Josh Borger and guests San Jose attorney Chris Boscia, founder and managing attorney at Boscia Legal, courtesy of Goodwin, LLP, Grant Fondo, from the Palo Alto office of Perkins Coie LLP, business attorney Troy Foster and from the Palo Alto office of Cooley LLP, Patrick Gibbs.

YLR: An Overview of Intellectual Property

Sep 30, 2020

Just what is intellectual property?  When do you need a patent or a trademark?  What is a trade secret?  When do you really just need a copyright?

For tonight's overview of intellectual property, YLR Host Jeff Hayden is joined by attorneys Allonn Levy from Hopkins & Carley, Josh Van Hoven from Haley Guillano, Margaret Caruso from Quinn Emmanuel, and Josh Borger from Berliner Cohen.

Questions for Jeff and his Guests?  Call Toll Free at (866) 798-8255.

YLR: A Tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Sep 22, 2020

As a nation, we are in a state of mourning due to the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Many of us have experienced the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in different ways; while it was undeniably a tremendous loss to all of us, her fight, her spirit, her humanity live on in those who were fortunate enough to learn from her and now carry on her work.  Your Legal Rights radio broadcast is devoting Wednesday's broadcast to a reflection on the life and work of an amazing woman, activist, lawyer, judge, and finally Supreme Court Justice.

YLR: The Laws Defining/Protecting Whistleblowers

Sep 16, 2020

You’ve heard about that.  when someone “blows the whistle” -- often officials in the federal government, at least those at the ones who make the news with lessers talking truth to power -- but this sometimes extends to taking major corporations to task for illegal practices ….

Tonight, Your Legal Rights discusses just what is a whistleblower;  and, how are they protected?

YLR: The Laws Governing the Business of Cannabis

Sep 2, 2020

California has regulated a largely legalized marijuana market; the federal government, not so much.

Just how are businesses to operate under a system of regulation that is, to say the least, fluid and evolving.  How is a business – often a very large enterprise – to move through the myriad regulations and keep its executives out of Leavenworth?

YLR: Landlord Tenant Law In A Time Of Chaos

Aug 26, 2020

YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes David Finkelstein of San Mateo, and Jessica Chylik and Sal Timpano of San Francisco, all of whom represent landlords and tenant attorneys in landlord tenant cases. We discuss laws reshaping landlord-tenant relations, a continuing update regarding the pandemic, fires, and the stay on eviction cases.  What new regulations or court orders that apply to tenants and landlords? Your own questions for Jeff and his guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

YLR: Bankruptcy Law 101

Aug 19, 2020

A distinguished panel will talk about what bankruptcy is, and different types of bankruptcy cases, including Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13.  When you really need a bankruptcy, how do you pay for it?

YLR Host, Jeff Hayden, is joined tonight by Justin Draa, a partner at Greenfield LLP, Monique Jewett-Brewster, an attorney-member of Hopkins Carley’s litigation department , Ryan Penhallegon of The Structure Group. and Michael Malter, a certified bankruptcy law specialist certified by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization.

YLR: Elder Financial Abuse 101

Aug 12, 2020

TONIGHT'S PROGRAM LOOKS AT THE SCHEME THAT PROTECTS SENIORS, FROM A WHOLE LITANY OF FINANCIAL ABUSE AND MISCONDUCT, FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF AN ESTATE PLANNER AND A CIVIL LITIGATOR WHO PURSUES CIVIL REMEDIES.  HOW TO PREVENT SUCH ABUSE, HOW TO SPOT IT WHEN IT'S OCCURRED, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT.

YLR HOST JEFF HAYDEN IS JOINED BY ATTORNEYS KENNETH HOROWITZ OF SAN MATEO AND JOSHUA BORGER OF SAN JOSE.

QUESTIONS FOR JEFF AND HIS GUEST?  CALL (866) 798-8255.

YLR: Elder Financial Abuse 101

Aug 12, 2020

TONIGHT'S PROGRAM LOOKS AT THE SCHEME THAT PROTECTS SENIORS, FROM A WHOLE LITANY OF FINANCIAL ABUSE AND MISCONDUCT, FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF AN ESTATE PLANNER AND A CIVIL LITIGATOR WHO PURSUES CIVIL REMEDIES.  HOW TO PREVENT SUCH ABUSE, HOW TO SPOT IT WHEN IT'S OCCURRED, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT.

YLR HOST JEFF HAYDEN IS JOINED BY ATTORNEYS KENNETH HOROWITZ OF SAN MATEO AND JOSHUA BORGER OF SAN JOSE.

QUESTIONS FOR JEFF AND HIS GUEST?  CALL (866) 798-8255.

California's Unfair Competition Laws protect consumers and competitors alike by addressing such things as unlawful or fraudulent business acts or practices, unfair, deceptive, untrue or misleading advertising, and related practices.  Some practices are obvious such as lying in ads or bait and switch, while others more subtle such as securing your automobile purchase against your home rather than the car.

How does a consumer -- or a competitor -- know when he/she has been victimized by such unfair practices?  How can you respond, and what remedies might be available?

YLR: Insurrection and the Law

Jul 29, 2020

Why has President Trump dispatched Federal Officers , often in plain clothes, into cities?  Focused on cities run by Democratic mayors?  Under what circumstances can a president dispatch the military to use police power over civilians?

YLR: The Virus, The Beach, Justice

Jul 22, 2020

Two coronavirus stories to tell.  First, the story of one man, and how one person could and did make a difference. Seeing crowded beaches throughout the beach, how Brent Turner rallied local officials to close the beaches before the Fourth of July holiday weekend.  Then, a second story, of working in the trenches of the justice system, and how courts throughout the state, and the nation, have been paralyzed as individuals within test positive, and how the public has been excluded to the protection of all.

YLR: Your Evolving Right to Bail

Jul 15, 2020

Our system of Bail has evolved from where someone would await your trial in your stead to make sure you showed up,  to where you posted money to make sure you showed up, to where you posted money to make sure you showed up and everyone else stayed safe.  Come the pandemic, the jails could not remain so crowded or infected persons would spread the virus -- first among themselves, then spread to the rest of the community.  How does this affect bail?  Pretrial release?  Public Safety?   

YLR: So You Are Starting A Business

Jul 8, 2020

So you have a great idea and you want to start up a business.  What NOT to do.  What are some of the big mistakes made by entrepreneurs?  How do you avoid them?  YLR Host Jeff Hayden is joined tonight by commercial litigator, Joshua Borger and Business transactions attorney/real estate broker Tamara Pow.

Questions for Jeff and his guests?  Please call (866) 798-8255.

YLR: Where to Find Legal Help During the Pandemic

Jul 1, 2020

In the midst of a pandemic, a crisis of justice and conscience and resulting civil unrest; people are left to try to find legal help for myriad legal problems; and with a shelter in place in effect, legal help has been hard to find.

YLR Host Jeff Hayden is joined tonight by co-host Deborah Kemper, Executive Director of the San Mateo County Bar Association, and executives of the major local bar associations.

YLR: Civil Rights and Civil Unrest

Jun 24, 2020

YLR host Jeff Hayden is joined by a distinguished panel including professors, attorneys, athletes and analysts – who are engaged in examining the ethical and legal problems that now confront all of us and trying to lead social change – to discuss the implications of the unrest, be it civil or otherwise, and the implication of being black in America. 

Tonight, a special crossover episode Of Your Legal Rights And KALW’S popular Philosophy Talk -- the program that questions everything ... except your intelligence.  

We are simultaneously facing a pandemic and massive social unrest. we all find ourselves entangled in moral dilemmas; so, we have assembled a group of guests-philosophers, attorneys, analysts-who are professionally engaged in examining the ethical and legal problems that now confront all of us.

Just how are this 20 year old murder case, the death of George Floyd connected?  The interaction of bias -- conscious and unconscious -- the media, the mega trial, and our evolving perception of justice.

Civil Unrest or Redress Grievances

Jun 3, 2020

A series of protests embroil the entire country following another killing at the hands of a police officer.  Some are outraged by the loss of life, others by the destruction of property and civil unrest that followed.  

Landlord Tenant Law and the Shelter In Place

May 27, 2020

The shelter in place order has effected the pocketbooks of many of us -- effecting the ability to meet obligations, including housing - resulting in state and local eviction moratoriums.  How might this effect you?  Your housing?  Your investment income?  Joining Jeff for a discussion of Landlord/Tenant law are San Mateo Attorney David Finkelstein and San Francisco Attorney Sal Timpano. 

Tips for Preparing and Filing Your Tax Returns 2020

May 20, 2020

Last year’s taxes featured major changes to tax law we were all trying to digest.  what is new as of the end of 2019?  How did the Coronavirus change the equation?  What forms of relief are there?  Joining us tonight are Attorney/CPAs Frank Adam of Pacifica and David Hellman of San Rafael.  Questions for Jeff and his guests, call toll-free at (866) 798-8255.

Economic Life Recovering after Coronavirus

May 13, 2020

This fourth, and final, show in our series on how the coronavirus has affected our lives, our institutions, and planning.  Tonight, we look to economic life recovering after the coronavirus pandemic, addressing such questions as whether commercial frustration will allow tenants to terminate the lease without recourse -- because it cannot operate due to a stay at home order – and when will insurance cover your coronavirus losses?

Your Legal Rights: Coronavirus and Nursing Homes

May 6, 2020

This, the third in our series on how the coronavirus has affected our lives, our institutions, and planning, focuses how the pandemic has affected long-term care patients in nursing homes and assisted living facilities throughout California.  Joining YLR host Jeff Hayden, from the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, are Attorney  Michael Dark, and Deputy Director Pauline Shatara.  Questions for Jeff and his guests?  Call toll free at (866) 798-8255.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to profound changes in the way our system of justice resolves disputes in myriad arenas -- whether the release of prisoners from jail or the suspension of trials in most civil, family law and criminal cases -- and not all for better.  How do these changes effect you now?  What changes are likely to survive after the pandemic has passed?  Joining YLR host Jeff Hayden is emmy-nominated legal and political commentator Dean Johnson, and author and attorney James Bostwick who handles catastrophic injury cases.  Questions for Jeff, Dean and Jim?

Coronavirus in the Workplace

Apr 15, 2020

The Coronavirus has led to sweepig changes in law of the workplace, all of which are designed to soften the impace of COVID 19, keep wages coming in and keep businesses alive.  Tonight, co-hosts Jeff Hayden and Dean Johnson welcome employment attorneys Margaret Grover and Thomas Lenz.

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. 
 

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