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

California's Bail Bond System in Review?

May 16, 2018

Tonight Your Legal Rights invites three guests well-prepared to consider whether bail reform is about to be on legislative &/or judicial agendas in 2018 and beyond. Host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe, and Corrin Rankin, past President of the CA Bail Agents Association. Questions for Jeff and his guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Landlord/tenant laws, issues and innovation

May 9, 2018

Landlord/tenant laws, issues and innovation. YLR considers tenant rights and rent control legislation.  Host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes landlord/tenant attorneys Joseph Lepera and Salvatore Timpano. Joseph Lepera, law office in San Francisco (415-215-1001); Sal Timpano, also with law office in San Francisco (415-992-5170). Questions for Jeff's guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. 

Sexual Harassment & Its Remedies in the Workplace

May 2, 2018

Tonight Your Legal Rights presents an hour devoted to sexual harassment, its definitions and its legal remedies in our evolving workplaces. Host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes Kelly Armstrong and Matthew Vandall. Kelly Armstrong, founding partner of The Armstrong Law Firm, represents employees in harassment, discrimination and unfair employment practices. Based in San Francisco, and rated by her peers in Northern California's top 5% of employment discrimination attorneys, Kelly is a frequent speaker and author on sexual harassment.

Drone Aircraft and the FAA

Apr 25, 2018

DRONE AIRCRAFT -- The transportation agency charged with determining airspace traffic and safety requirements for US drone operations is the Federal Aviation Administration. We consider the FAA's mission as it applies to drones, by definition piloted off-vehicle under remote control.

All About Mediation

Apr 18, 2018

Mediation and Dispute Resolution -- Host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes: Carole Conn, Director of Public Service Programs, Lawyer Referral & Information Service, with the Bar Association of San Francisco's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program; Roger A. Moss and Karen Sabine, lawyers with particular interest, respectively, in mediating housing & family law disputes. Questions for Jeff's guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. 

Preparing 2017 Federal & State Income Tax Returns

Mar 28, 2018

Tips on Preparing Your 2017 Federal & State Income Tax Returns Guest: David Hellman, a 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 (415-457-4411). Program Host: Jeffrey Hayden. Questions for David Hellman? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.
 


Lawyer Referral Services -- the value to consumers of Lawyer Referral Services offered by County Bar Associations throughout California. Guests are Representatives of the San Mateo County Bar Association, the Bar Association of San Francisco, and the Alameda County Bar Association. Questions for Chuck and his guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Family Law Valentine's Day Program -- Using Mediation to Resolve Marital Disputes. Guests: Family Law Specialists Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization: Janet Frankel and B J Fadem. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Data privacy, protection, insurance, hacking, and security. Guest: Tad Devlin -- a business attorney whose practice includes litigation, insurance disputes, sharing economy, and cyber identity theft. Questions for Chuck and Tad? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Criminal Law -- False Confessions of Persons Charged with Crimes. Guests: Peter Goldscheider, the President of the San Mateo County Bar Association (SMCBA), and a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law; Jeff Hayden, a former President of the SMCBA, a former Chair of the California Board of Legal Specialization, and a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law; and Steve Wagstaffe, the District Attorney of San Mateo County. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.  

New Laws for the Workplace. Guests: Thomas Lenz, the Chair, and Scott Stillman, a Member, of the Executive Committee of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. Questions for Chuck's on-air guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. Also, this evening is our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night. So, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts 7 'til 8pm PST, 91.7 FM (online kalw.org), attorneys are available off-the-air as well: 800-525-9917, for private no-fee consultation on a variety of legal questions.

The New Federal Tax Law - Will Most of Us Pay More or Less in Federal Taxes for 2018? Guest: David Hellman, a Specialist in Federal Tax Law and also in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Questions for David Hellman? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.  

A Discussion of Legal Help for Survivors of the Southern California Wildfires. Guests: Members of the Bay Area Resilience Collaborative (BARC) who are cooperating with Southern California providers of Legal Help for Survivors. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Undue Influence and Elder Financial Abuse -- What it is, How to Identify It, & What to do if Undue Influence and Financial Abuse are Suspected. Guest: Michael Hackard, the founder of Hackard Law, a California law firm that focuses on estates and trusts litigation. Mr. Hackard is a Member of the Trusts & Estates Section of the State Bar of California. Questions for Chuck and Michael? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.  

Employment Law -- Age Discrimination in the Hiring of Employees. Guests: Employee attorney Dan Kohrman, a Senior Attorney at the AARP Foundation in  Washington, D.C.; and Management attorney Philip Ikenna Person, an Attorney with Greenberg Taurig, an international law firm. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. Also, this evening is our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night.

  Bankruptcy Law -- Debtors Do Have Legal Rights. Guest: Leon Bayer, a Specialist in Bankruptcy Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Questions for Leon? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.  

Family Law -- Divorced/Divorcing Parents of Young Children Working Together to Make the Holidays Happy for Their Children. Guests: Family Law attorneys -- B J Fadem, a Certified Specialist in Family Law; Mary Feldman, a Certified Specialist in Juvenile Law (Child Welfare);  Sharon Roper, the Court Mediator for the Santa Clara County Superior Court; and Valerie Houghton, Family Law attorney and Marriage & Family Therapist. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Immigration Law -- Update on the legal representation of undocumented immigrants. Guests: Immigration Law attorneys -- Valerie Zukin, Hamid Yasdan Panah, Sara Izadpanah, & Zachary Nightingale, a Certified Specialist in Immigration Law. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Landlord/Tenant Laws-Disputes-Issues. Guests: Landlord/Tenant attorneys -- Jessica Chylik and Sal Timpano. 

The Bay Area Resilience Collaborative (BARC) -- Providing Legal Help for California North Bay Wildfire Survivors. Guests: Carole Conn -- Director of Public Service Programs at the Bar Assn. of San Francisco (BASF); Tiela Chalmers -- CEO of the Alameda County Bar Assn. and the Bay Area Resilience Collaborative; Gloria Chun -- Director of the Pro Bono Legal Services program at the Justice & Diversity Center of the BASF; and Dan Wade -- insurance attorney, and Vice Director of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Disaster Legal Services Program.

Year End Tax Tips for Income Tax Returns for 2017. Guests: David Hellman, a Certified Specialist in Federal Taxation Law, Real Estate attorney, CPA;  and Frank Adam, Tax attorney, Real Estate attorney, CPA. Questions for David & Frank? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Employment Law -- the Issues/Pluses and Minuses of Being an Employee versus an Independent Contractor. Guests: Employment Law attorneys Heather Irwin & Michael Flynn. Questions for Heather & Michael? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

The California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) -- Its Mission to Protect Consumers & Ensure a Fair & Competitive Automotive Repair Marketplace & a Motor Vehicle Emissions Reduction Program. Guest: Donald Johnson, BAR Program Representative & Supervisor for the Santa Clara County Office. Questions for Chuck & Donald? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Defending the Constitution's First Amendment: The Freedom of Speech Clause protecting free speech, both literal and symbolic -- the 70th Anniversary of the Hollywood Movie Industry's Blacklist hearings and today's professional athletes' right to kneel at the playing of the national anthem. Guests: Mike Farrell, a civil rights activist (formerly of "Mash" TV); Christopher Morales, a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law; Novella Coleman, a staff attorney with the ACLU; and Marshall Krause, a former ACLU attorney. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

Estate Planning Taxation Issues. Guest: David Hellman, a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law and a Specialist in Taxation Law, Certified in both by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Questions for David Hellman? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

What is Medical Malpractice? What's Involved in Deciding to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit? Guest: Barry Nace, a Civil Trial Specialist, Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, with law office in Washington, D.C. Questions for Chuck & Barry? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Family Law: Move-Aways -- One Parent Wants to Move Away with the Child; Custody and Visitation Issues. Guests: B J Fadem, a California Board of Legal Specialization Certified Specialist in Family Law; and Dr. Michael Kerner, a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

Family Law -- The Family Law Facilitators Office: The Family Court in each California county has a Family Law Facilitators Office to assist self-represented litigants in Dissolution of Marriage cases. Guests: Directors of several Family Law Facilitators offices who will discuss their roles and what their offices can and can't do for self-represented litigants. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. This is also our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night.

Hazards Insurance

Sep 20, 2017

The Importance of Hazards Insurance -- Crisis and Risk Management for Floods, Fires, and Other Hazards. Guest: Tad Devlin, a Business, Sharing Economy, and Real Property Attorney. Questions for Chuck and Tad? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

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