You & the Law

Each Friday at 5:45 p.m., Mike Desmond talks about legal issues with a local attorney.

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As you move around the area and see company and construction signs, it's not uncommon to see the letters LLC. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Andrew Olek talks about what those letters mean.

That first teenage job can seem like a great thing -- the money, the freedom and new people to hang out with. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Lindy Korn says there can also be some serious problems.

Bankruptcy is always a possibility for those who are financially strapped. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Denis Kitchen talks about issues for older people with fiscal problems.

Across the region over the years, a lot of workers and their families have been exposed to asbestos and face the twin lethal risks of lung cancer and mesothelioma. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney John Lipsitz talks about the issues.

Many people worry about the cost of nursing home care through Medicaid costing them their house. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Richard Rosso talks about planning ahead to preserve your assets.

When a school district wants to fire a teacher or an administrator, there is a legal process to follow. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Andrew Freedman talks about how firings are done and how that process is changing.

The home buyer has a lawyer and the home seller has a lawyer, but the realtor in the middle of the transaction doesn't usually have a lawyer. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Marc Brown argues the person in the middle needs an attorney, as well.

The biggest difficulty with college loans is that they have to be paid back. This week on You & The Law, attorney Karen Welch talks about some of the problems of paying back those loans.

If you worry about losing your home because of future Medicaid nursing home costs, there are financial planning techniques you can use. Lawyer Laura Jabrucki talks about the issue on this week's edition of You & The Law.

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On this week's edition of You & The Law, Buffalo City Court Hon. Judge E. Jeannette Ogden talks about the many problem-solving courts that now exist in the local legal system.

On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Lindy Korn talks about legal issues and protections relating to pregnant women in the workplace.

Seneca Falls in the Finger Lakes has become a symbol for women in this country, the start of a long push for legal equality and the right to vote. Attorney Nadia Shahram is leading a march to Seneca Falls next weekend of American Muslim women pushing for that same equality. On this week's You & The Law, Shahran talks about why.

On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Gary Bluestein talks with WBFO's Mike Desmond about taxes and bankruptcy.

Once, most people simply had their lawyer write a will and that was it. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Kenneth Grossberg talks about some of the related issues and complexities.

Do you have a bank account outside the United States? On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney James Bandoblu talks about foreign accounts and foreign income.

This week edition of You & The Law examines the topic of  intellectual property.  WBFO'S Mike Desmond talks with attorney Josef Mejido about trademarks

For young people, that first job opens up a new world of paychecks, co-workers, and opportunities. This week, on a previously aired edition of You & The Law, WBFO's Mike Desmond speaks with lawyer Lindy Korn about the risks associated with those new jobs.

In New York State, one of the most discussed and most controversial section of labor law is called the Scaffold Law.  This week on You & The Law, WBFO's Mike Desmond speaks with attorney David Adams to explore the meaning of the law.

When you have had a bad car accident, there are a lot of legal issues to consider. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Chris O'Brien talks about how to hire a lawyer to deal with a personal injury accident.

Divorces are seldom simple, but they can become entangled in numerous issues. On this week's You & The Law, attorney Barbara Sauer talks about some of the issues that can become involved.

This is the time of year when tenants are concerned about heat in their apartments and may be complaining to their landlord about the temperature. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Joshua Dubs talks about heating issues between landlords and tenants.

Senior citizens are often society's most vulnerable population. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Sarah Duval talks about the problem of elder abuse.

When new operators of wineries, distilleries or breweries start off, they're mostly concerned about the product they are selling. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Barbara Piazza says the label on the bottle is also important.

Trademarks are the name of a new drug or a soft drink or any other consumer product. On this week's edition of You & The Law, Attorney Anne Downey talks about the ins and outs of trademarks.

You & The Law: Bail

Dec 6, 2013

Everyone has heard references to bail on TV and movies or when there is news coverage of a crime. On this week's edition of You & The Law, Buffalo City Court Judge Jeanette Ogden talks about who gets bail and how it's set.

At some point in life, people decide they want to be lawyers. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Craig Bucki talks about mock trial, one of the ways young people get an idea whether they want, or don't want, to become lawyers.

If a resident of Erie County winds up in court, it's very likely to be in one of the town courts across the county.

For most people, a will is an important document. This week on You & The Law, attorney Laurie Menzies says you need to know your finances before you prepare your will.

You & The Law: Alimony

Oct 11, 2013

In the old days, when there was a divorce, the husband usually had to pay alimony to his wife. Now, often a wife has to pay support to a former husband.

Across the country, some judges are appointed and some are elected. This week on You & The Law, attorney Frank Housh talks about how money has become the key factor in judicial elections.

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