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Your Kids Have Rights at School II

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

The vote, voting glitches, monopolies

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 [] 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

Family Law 101

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

Employment Law: In Government & Out

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 7 'til 8pm PDT, attorneys are available off-the-air as well — 800-525-9917, for private

YLR 7p Wed 17 Oct: SCOTUS forecast

SCOTUS: New Term, New Cases — YLR Wed 7pm PDT 17 Oct 2018 KALW 91.7 FM. Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Chris Hu, Associate Attorney with Moskovitz Appellate Team, San Francisco, Your Legal Rights considers cases on the upcoming Supreme Court Docket. Questions for Chris and Jeff? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.


Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Dean Johnson and Emily Andrews for Your Legal Rights' updated report on US Supreme Court combinations and expectations. Qustions for Dean and Emily? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

Landlord/Tenant Laws, Issues, Initiatives

Landlord/Tenant — Familiar guests take questions most asked. Sal Timpano, Jessica Chylik & Joseph Lepera gather to consider issues, laws & initiatives as Elections loom, November 6th. Ballot propositions borrowed here from a round-up by Capital Public Radio's Emily Zentner: Allowing Local Authorities to Enact Rent Control measures, Prop 10 would give Cali localities freedom to enact rent controls. On this November's ballot, Proposition 10 would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing

Employment Law: Special Topics — YLR KALW 7PM PDT 26 September 2018

Host: Jeff Hayden, certified criminal law specialist, California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California. Jeff welcomes employment law specialists: — Margaret Grover, Esq., Partner, Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP, Oakland, CA. Maggie is a 30-year attorney practicing employment law and member of the Labor and Employment Section of the California Lawyers Association (CLA). — Ellen Mendelson, Esq., San Francisco, CA. The law office of Ellen A Mendelson focuses on representing

Patents 101

In a welcome return engagement with Your Legal Rights, host Jeff Hayden's guests are patent attorneys Ron Rohde and Myrna Schelling. We consider patents, copyrights, intellectual property, public domain, provenance — In all, "Patents 101". Questions for Ron and Myrna? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

Mental Health

Last week we discussed nuts and bolts of the Collaborative Courts Models used in the Bay Area. This week's program, Inside the Justice System: Evolving Treatment of the Mentally Ill, continues that discussion, and considers the new law providing for Mental Health Diversion. This Wednesday, our guests are three attorneys — First, Paula Spano and Deedra Edgar, who come to a criminal defense practice after much experience as Public Defenders in Sacramento County and Santa Barbara County,

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