Your Legal Rights San Mateo Deputy District Attorney Chuck Finney talks with experts on various legal topics for the San Francisco Bay Area.
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San Mateo Deputy District Attorney Chuck Finney talks with experts on various legal topics for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Most Recent Episodes

YLR: Estate Planning

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

YLR: Proposition 19, Your Property and Washington in Crisis

In the first segment we look to the recently passed Proposition 19, which broadens the ability of some homeowners to transfer their tax assessments to another residence within the state, while at the same time limiting the ability to avoid reassessment for inherited homes. YLR host Jeff Hayden is joined by Hon. Carmen Chu, the elected Assessor for the City and County of San Francisco, to explain the origins and effect of the new taxation scheme; then San Francisco trust and estates attorney Ron

YLR: Trump's Last Stand ??

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

YLR: Year-End Tips to Figure and Minimize Income Tax Liability for 2020

This year's taxes, as always, features changes to tax law we were all trying to digest. What is new as of the end of 2020? How did the Coronavirus change the equation? Most importantly, what do we need to do before the end of the year? Before filing? To assist identifying year-end tips to figure 2020 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 &

YLR: Artificial Intelligence and the Law

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 host, Jeff Hayden, joined by tonight's co-host, Josh Borger, ask these questions and more to

YLR: What's in the Supreme Court Pipeline?

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

YLR: The Legal Landscape Surrounding Climate Change

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

Family Law: The View from 10,000 ft.

Just what does Family Law look like in California? Just what are the basics of divorce? How long does it take? How do I find a good attorney? Should I represent myself? To guide us through this overview, YLR host Jeff Hayden is joined by Family Law Specialist B.J. Fadem and, from Fox Rothschid, Craig Bridwell. Questions for Jeff and his guests? Please call (866) 798-8255.

YLR: Shareholder Activism

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

YLR: COVID-19 and The Bill of Rights

We have been living under a pandemic for quite some time; restrictions on personal and business activities have been in place for just short of eight months. Because of this, we have forgone not just luxuries as dining out, but often such necessities as being able to buying groceries or even going to work. Sitting in for YLR host Jeff Hayden, tonight's host Josh Borger and his guests, Dr. Margaret Russell Associate Professor of Law at Santa Clara University School Of Law, and Shilpi Agarwal,

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