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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

Your Legal Rights: Employment Rights after a Workplace Injury

17 hours ago

  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?

Guide to Workers Compensation Law

Jul 31, 2019

  Both tonight's guests are certified Workers Compensation Law specialists: California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California. They are members of the Workers Compensation Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Robert Wyman, law offices of Robert K Wyman, San Francisco, Ca, and Jason Marcus, Marcus, Regalado & Marcus, LLP, Sacramento, Ca. Questions for Robert and Jason? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. Also, this is our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night.

Managing and Planning for the Small Estate

Jul 24, 2019

  YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes Catherine Raye-Wong, Certifed Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law, certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California, and  who is a member of the San Mateo County Bar Assn., from the Redwood City firm of Aron, Riechert, Carpol & Riffle (650-368-4662). Questions for Catherine and Jeff? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

Traffic Court Demystified II

Jul 24, 2019

  In "Traffic Court Demystified -- Part Two" we consider traffic tickets, the legal processes surrounding traffic court, accompanying expectations of traffic school. YLR host Jeff Hayden once more welcomes two guests to studio live: David Nazarro, with office in San Mateo, CA; and David Uthman Law Offices of David Uthman & San Francisco Traffic Law Clinic, both in San Francisco, CA. Your questions for Jeff's Guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 
 

Traffic Offenses Demystified: Part One

Jul 17, 2019

In "Traffic Offenses Demystified" we consider traffic tickets, the legal processes surrounding traffic court, accompanying expectations of traffic school. YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes three guests, each with differing points of view and perspectives, in studio live: David Nazarro, San Mateo, CA; David Uthman, Law Offices of David Uthman & San Francisco Traffic Law Clinic, both in San Francisco, CA. Questions for Jeff's Guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.  Listening later?  This program resumes on July 24, 2019.

Probate 102: Managing & Planning for the Small Estate

Jul 10, 2019

  Last week, we began a two-part program, "Planning for the Small Estate." To continue the discussion this week, July 10, 2019, we present "Probate 102: Managing & Planning for the Small Estate." YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes Alicia Gamez, law offices of Alicia Gamez, San Francisco, Ca. Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law and in Taxation Law, a member of the Trust and Estates Law and Taxation Law and Taxation Law sections of the California Lawyers Association. Questions for Alicia and Jeff? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

  YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes Redwood City Attorney Catherine Raye-Wong, Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate and Trust Law, to discuss  Planning for and Managing a Small Estate.  Questions for Jeff or Catherine?  Please call us, toll free, at  (866) 798-8255.

Conservatorship: Part 2

Jun 26, 2019

  Two weeks ago, with San Francisco social welfare agencies considering a program to redefine the reach of “mental health” conservatorship, we began to discuss Part 1.  Now, June 26 sees resumption in Part 2 of our discussion. YLR host Jeff Hayden welcomes Jessica Lynn Rowe, Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Probate & Trust Law, and Member of Trust & Estates  Law & Taxation Law Sections of California Lawyers Association; Dr George Bach-Y-Rita, MD, Board Certified in Psychiatry & Neurology, San Francisco. Questions for Jessica and George?

Vehicle Safety 2019

Jun 19, 2019

  YLR host, Jeff Hayden, welcomes Nafiz M Ahmed, Certified Criminal Law Specialist, California Board of Legal Specialization. Nafiz joins us live on the air to discuss vehicle safety, license reinstatement and suspension, avoiding suspension and maintaining our safe streets? Are new regulations the win-win? Questions for Nafiz and Jeff? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Mental Health Conservatorship: Part 1

Jun 12, 2019

  San Francisco considers expanding the reach of conservatorship laws. YLR host Jeff Hayden is joined by returning guest Paula Spano. Together, they explain just what IS a "mental health conservatorship." Your questions for Jeff and Paula? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

YLR -- What challenges do non-citizens face today?

Jun 5, 2019

  This week, June 5, 2019, we discuss that part of the world where criminal law and immigration law intersect. In particular, what challenges do non-citizens face today? Especially as they may be burdened with very old or minor criminal infraction(s), which they had been led to believe were insignificant or petty criminal offenses, what can be done to help these folks -- they who have lived alongside us for many years, raising families in good faith -- must they now face losing everything?

Elder Law 200: Financial Abuse, Part One

May 29, 2019

Prescott Cole, Senior Staff Attorney with California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform -- CANHR --has long championed Senior Rights.   Palo Alto Attorney Peter Stern teaches lawyers about MediCal and Special Needs Trusts.  Our guests are  introduced this evening by Your Legal Rights Host Jeff Hayden. Questions for Jeff, Peter and Prescott? Please call toll-free, 866-798-8255. Also, this is our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night.

Senior Champion Prescott Cole

May 29, 2019

Senior Champion Prescott Cole: Our colleague Prescott Cole has long championed Senior Rights. He's Senior Staff Attorney with California Advocates  for Nursing Home Reform -- CANHR -- and is introduced this evening by Your Legal Rights Host Jeff Hayden. Questions for Jeff and Prescott? Please call toll-free, 866-798-8255. Also, this is your 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.

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?

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