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YLR: Estate Planning

15 hours ago

What happens if I die without a will?  What does it matter if my property transfers through, or avoids probate?   I just learned that a friend named me as executor.  what have I gotten myself into; must I agree?  Tonight we plan for those people and things that live on beyond us, as we plan for our estates, property, and possessions and transferring them to our loved ones

To guide us tonight, YLR host Jeff Hayden, and tonight’s co-host Josh Borger, is an all-star cast and we’re taking a look at planning your estate with Alexandra Gadzo, Janet Brewer, and Cheri Michaelis.

YLR: Trump's Last Stand ??

Dec 29, 2020

The end of the Trump administration is near – or is it?

Legal and political analyst Dean Johnson and Professor Lawrence Douglas will join us to look forward to what is expected to be President Trump’s last stand, and address 

What happens next week?

Does President Trump still have a shot at overturning the election results?  If all of Mr. Trump’s legal tactics fail, what’s next?  When (and if) former-President Trump finally does leave-what happens to him, and to the Republican Party and to Democracy in America?

In other words: is this Trump’s last stand?

YLR: Artificial Intelligence and the Law

Dec 16, 2020

You’ve heard a little about a future with robots, and self-driving cars – it’s closer than you think.  How prepared are we, is the legal framework, to deal with it?

Our guests tonight are at the cutting edge of a wholly new world that is emerging upon us, where machines meant to serve us are more and more operating on auto-pilot.  Who is minding the store?  Where do you look when something goes wrong?  

YLR: What's in the Supreme Court Pipeline?

Dec 9, 2020

Wonder what's in the pipeline, that is, what cases are now awaiting review in the United States Supreme Court?

YLR Host Jeff Hayden, along with tonight's co-host, Josh Borger, is joined by two appellate attorneys, Ben Feuer, Chairman of the California Appellate Law Group and Anne Voigts from the Appellate, Constitutional and Administrative Law Group at King and Spalding, who will guide us through what's been happening and just what to expect in the months to come and throughout the remainder of the Supreme Court term.

We have a slew of environmental issues ranging from climate change, to mountaintop removal mining, to the nationwide fracking boom.  We have environmental laws responding to some of these issues, but many claim that the laws or their enforcement is inadequate.  So, in recent years, in addition to pressing the federal government and state governments to regulate climate change emissions under the traditional environmental statutes, like the Clean Air Act, people have turned to the courts.  Why is all of this so hard?  If we know there’s a major problem, why are we struggling so much to deve

YLR: Shareholder Activism

Nov 18, 2020

What happens when a shareholder purchases some of the stock to alter the corporate culture?  to invoke social change?  Or even to strip a corporation of some of its assets?  

YLR Host Jeff Hayden is joined tonight by co-host Joshua Borger.  Guiding us through this phenomenum:

David J. Berger, a partner and co-chair of Corporate Governance at the Silicon Valley firm of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, and Derek Zaba, a partner and co-chair of the shareholder activisim practice at Sidley Austin LLP.

YLR: Election Night Wrap-Up

Nov 4, 2020

With all eyes on the Presidential election, just where are we now and where are we going?  Under cover of the Presidential election, two industries bought results in two of the most expensive propositions in the nation's history.  How do things bode for the future of our democracy?

YLR host Jeff Hayden is joined tonight by guest Bradley Hertz, Past President of the California Political Attorneys Association, and Emmy nominated legal and political analyst Dean Johnson.

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

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: 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.

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.

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.

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 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   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. 

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 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. 

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!