The purpose of the show is to help people navigate the legal system. It provides information as to how the legal system really works, from the inside and from the perspective of a long time trial lawyer (the trench) and Superior Court judge (the bench). It illustrates the principles with real cases and provides guidelines for people who are in the system or about to be involved in it, including small claims, restraining orders, landlord/tenant, criminal and general civil litigation. It provides the answers to such questions as "what do I do if....."? while including a spiritual approach as well.
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For The People - Monday June 17, 2019
For The People - Monday June 10, 2019
For The People - Monday June 3, 2019
For The People - Monday May 27, 2019
For The People - Monday May 20, 2019 Random versus predestination, how to pick a lawyer continued, life is a movie that can be edited, instant gratification, desires, choice, connection to energy, negative people, negative experiences, why from a spiritual perspective, cause and effect concept, creating cause, reactions, anger is ego, time to fix, time is shorter now, results come more quickly, punishment, converting chaos into order, ego and adversarial, aggressive, making a difference, evil speech, blame, settlement, litigation as a result of ego, ability to change, challenges to make changes, picking the right lawyer, visceral feelings, winners and losers, attitude, consciousness, need for a lawyer, reviews, motivation, sit down, views they have as a lawyer, single practitioner, boutique law firms or the big guys, advertising, what will the lawyer do for you and how, criminal law fees, big guys ability to settle, financing, experts, tell tale signs, client who loses.
For The People - Monday May 13, 2019 Providing information, comments about Roger Stone interview, object of the show, options, book reviews, free choice, how to pick a lawyer, guidelines, constitutional crisis, underlying basis and need for a crime for obstruction, ask about outcome, who is the judge, predictability, reasons for settlement, bailiffs, disputes with neighbors, think of options, Essex case on duty to defend, show is designed to help the people, public disclosure, practicality, picking a lawyer, contingency, payment of costs, experts, transgender case, contingency firms, cash flow, low ball offers, hourly fee lawyers, keeping case open, billable hours, ask a lot of questions, disbarment, attorney fee calculations, first interview, DUI cases and attorneys.
For The People - Monday May 6, 2019 Guest Roger Stone, gag order, who he is, political times, nature of the show, information, guidelines, restraining orders, expectations, slow walking, what Trump administration is doing, subpoenas, court actions, Stone’s view, alternative media, Roe v. Wade, political judgments, upcoming elections, Biden, Sanders, censorship, gun control, legislation.
For The People - Monday April 29, 2019 Roger Stone interview, trial strategies, indictment discussion of Stone situation, witnesses, beyond a reasonable doubt, played tape of prior Stone interview, criminal law from both sides, criminal complaint and indictments, difference, preliminary hearings, discovery, leading questions, indictment of Stone, elements, grand jury, counts in the indictment, what it doesn’t charge, Wikileaks, Corsi, Credico, credibility of witnesses, documents, emails, defense, section 977 of the Penal Code, arraignment, pre trial conference, conspiracy, attacks on Trump, structure of prosecution, necessary elements, speculation, materiality, likeability, intent, level, mens rea, reliance on witnesses, when a witness cannot remember, jury thinking, guilty plea, why is all of this happening, cause and effect, doing the right thing.
For The People - Monday April 22, 2019 Lisa Ann, renowned porn actress, was supposed to be our guest to talk about bullying, cyber attacks, privacy and related issues, her battle in restraining order court and the ramifications, reason she could not make it, attorney fees, the American and British systems, why the British system is better, the process, personal attacks, posting, invasion of privacy, 3 different types of remedies, restraining orders, actions for defamation and actions for invasion of privacy, including name and likeness, effect is to chill people from maligning you, civil harassment, rules, continuous course of conduct, going over remedies, contempt, libel and slander, the differences, special damages, defenses, truth as a defense, opinions, burden of proof, Sullivan case, malicious intent, use of small claims court, fee waiver, elements of invasion of privacy and requirements, name and likeness, seclusion, public disclosure, private nature, equitable relief, rescission, Judge’s Benchbook, truth not a defense in invasions of privacy cases, attorney fees, punitive damages, not assignable, duty to mitigate, retraction and effect as an element.
For The People - Monday April 8, 2019 Guest Ginger Banks, adult actress, porn star and web cam model, restraining order court, freedom of speech, process, 1st Amendment, the Constitution, FOSTA and CESTA, Constitutional Decency Act, web providers, liability, what web sites are doing, FBI, Backstage case, human trafficking, definition, safe harbor, Facebook, sex workers, efforts to fight legislation, dangerous clients, megaphone example, safety issues, escorts, screening, broad language, censorship, woman’s rights, “compelling interests”, stigma, legalization, public policy, right of privacy, public perception, civil remedy, breast implant case, free choice, “Defending Your Life”, judgment.
For The People - Monday April 1, 2019 Mediation, politics, “inappropriate”, freedom and privacy, criminal offenses, battery, Griswold vs. Connecticut, 9th Amendment, application to the states, enumeration clause, not limited, discretionary calls, restraining orders, Roe vs Wade, woman’s rights, not what people think the ruling means and what it does mean, 1984, legalization of certain things, Bob Craft and the massage, depending on the judge rulings can be different, “compelling interests”, injunction, social media, Near vs Minnesota, example of person with a gun on video, threatening, petition for restraining order, small claims court where there is no appeal if there was no appearance, “prove up hearing”, continuances, Jussie Smollet case, public defenders, sealing the record, procedure and when used, plea bargains, filing a criminal complaint and over filing.
For The People - Monday March 25, 2019
For The People - Monday March 18, 2019
For The People - Monday March 11, 2019 DUI, providing information, standard laws, age to drink, need a lawyer?, lawyer advertising, penalties, misdemeanor and felony, “wet reckless”, numbers, 3 hour rule, when measured, time test to be done, options, Gerd, what it is and effect, defenses against the machine, refusal to take blood, breath or urine test, “implied consent”, DMV, plea and waiver form, direct contact with the prosecutor, speedy trial, waiver of time, taking license away, attorney appearing for client, restrictive and special license, driving issue, probation, need for a lawyer, second and subsequent convictions, motion to strike priors, plea “straight up”, more than 10 years from last conviction, attack on equipment, negotiations, actual case, evidence, “dry reckless”, lesser plea, trespass, burden of proof, jurors, “hung jury”, refiling, rape case, creating doubt, variables, fines, benefits of a reckless deal, motions post probation, change of plea and dismissal, when are lawyers necessary?, picking a lawyer, solicitation, criteria, questions to ask, lawyers bills and fees, cut and paste, ask what lawyer is going to do, average cost.
For The People - Monday March 4, 2019 Domestic violence, child and spousal support, timing, emergency restraining orders, difference between domestic violence restraining orders and harassment restraining orders, burden of proof, guest Julie Stankowski, family and divorce attorney, motions for reconsideration and set aside orders.
For The People - Monday February 25, 2019 Judges, how to become a judge, who are they, how did they get there, view of people from the bench, different courts, pro tem, my appointment, personal stories, judge discretion, perks, attorney fees in restraining order cases, violation of restraining order is a crime, bail, unlawful detainer cases, sealing of records, logging of stipulation, habitability, unlawful detainer case, discretion, new bail rules, effective date.
For The People - Monday February 18, 2019 Class actions and mass torts, definitions, mechanics of how they work, actual cases, fire claims and recoveries, guest is attorney Jeff Nadrich, expert on these types of cases.