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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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,

"Collaborative Courts 101"

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Legal Services for Children

Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Nicole Bates and Joey Mintz, both with Legal Services for Children (LSC), affording free representation to children and youth who require legal assistance to stabilize their lives and realize their full potential. Founded 1975, LSC is one of the country's first non-profit law firms dedicated to providing free legal representation and social work services to children. Questions for Nicole and Joey? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. Also, this is our once-a-month Call-A

Police, Justice and Community

Your Legal Rights host Jeff Hayden welcomes John L Burris and Carlos Bolanos for a discussion about inclusiveness and community. With law offices in Oakland (johnburrislaw.com) Mr Burris, known as is both a civil rights activist and police misconduct lawyer, is active in the community as well as in the courtroom. San Mateo County Sheriff Carlos Bolanos has previously served as Chief of the Redwood City Police Department, after serving the cities of Palo Alto and Salinas; he is also active in the

Workers' Compensation A to Z

Host Jeff Hayden welcomes Robert Wyman and Jason Marcus, Specialists in Workers' Compensation Law, certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California. Questions for Robert and Jason? Please call Your Legal Rights toll-free 866-798-8255.

Can The President Pardon Himself?

(Rebroadcast from June 13, 2018) Is the US President Constitutionally empowered to pardon him/her self? Your Legal Rights host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes specialist in criminal defense and civil litigation Dean Johnson. With attorney practice at Redwood City, California, Mr Johnson summarizes his career through webpages at deanjohnsonattorney.com.

Domestic Violence Prevention

Prevent domestic violence with the Domestic Violence Prevention Act. Host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes Lauren Zorfas and Melissa Gibbs. Ms Zorfas practices Family Law at ADZ Law, LLP, San Mateo (www.adzlaw.com). She is formerly Family Law Facilitator for the San Mateo County Superior Court. Ms Gibbs is Manager of Legal Services at CORA, Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse, in San Mateo (www.corasupport.org). Questions for Lauren and Melissa? Please call Your Legal Rights toll-free 866-798-8255.

Landlord-Tenant Updates Summer 2018

Landlord-Tenant laws, disputes, issues & updates: Summer 2018. Host Jeffrey Hayden welcomes Jessica Chylik and Sal Timpano. With offices in San Francisco, both represent Landlords and Tenants. Questions for Sal and Jessica? 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 kalw.org) 7 'til 8pm PDT, attorneys are available off-the-air as well — 800-525-9917, for private no-fee consultation on a

California Gun Safety

The current state of California Gun Safety Regulation — Jeffrey Hayden welcomes Nafiz Ahmed, certified criminal law specialist, California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California. Questions for Nafiz and Jeffrey? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

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