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Looking at various topics through a legal lens, Let’s Get Legal powered by Illinois State Bar Association leans on local, prominent attorneys and experts to broadcast an entertaining and engaging weekly legal radio show

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Looking at various topics through a legal lens, Let’s Get Legal powered by Illinois State Bar Association leans on local, prominent attorneys and experts to broadcast an entertaining and engaging weekly legal radio show

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English


Episodes

Can President Biden shut down the border based on an immigration surge?

2/18/2024
Professor Cindy Buys of the School of Law at Southern Illinois University joins Jon Hansen to discuss immigration law. Jon and Cindy discuss what Congress has the authority to do regarding immigration and limits on banning countries from coming to the U.S.

Duration:00:24:15

Trial attorney Michael Leonard talks about keeping Trump on the ballots

2/18/2024
Mike Leonard, attorney at Leonard Trial Lawyers, joins Jon Hansen to discuss the latest trending legal stories. The two talk about the Supreme Court’s input on keeping Trump’s name on the ballots and more.

Duration:00:16:50

Wallace Miller: Helping people with illnesses and cancer caused by everyday products

2/18/2024
Timothy Jackson, Partner at Wallace Miller, joins Jon Hansen to talk about cases involving talc usage and its link to cancer, providing checks for corporations, and making products safer for consumers. Plus, the two discuss defective medical devices, working with expert witnesses, and toxic exposure. For more information, visit www.wallacemiller.com or call 312-261-6193 for a […]

Duration:00:25:38

Estate planning will help you avoid heartaches and headaches

2/10/2024
If you don’t have a will, your things might not go where you want them to. Attorney John Heggie from Wochner Law Firm speaks to host Jon Hansen about estate planning. John breaks down what a power of attorney is, setting up a trust in one state and moving to another, and where to find important documents […]

Duration:00:35:34

Know your employment rights with employment lawyer Patrick Dolan

2/10/2024
Employment attorney Patrick Dolan of Conti and Dolan joins Jon Hansen on Let’s Get Legal to answer listener employment questions. Patrick talks about state law vs federal law protections, being penalized for taking days off, and more! For more information, call 312.332.7800 or visit www.contidolanlaw.com

Duration:00:39:13

Tax season is here and IRS tax attorney Steven A. Leahy can help

2/4/2024
IRS tax attorney Steven A. Leahy of the Law Office of Steven A. Leahy, PC with Opem Tax Advocates, joins the show to talk about 1099’s and side hustles that have become a main income. Plus, estate planning, losing previous records, and where to begin if you haven’t filed in a long time. To learn more about […]

Duration:00:38:29

Ask the Trial Lawyer! with Michael Leonard

2/4/2024
Trial lawyer Michael Leonard of Leonard Trial Lawyers joins Jon Hansen to answer listeners’ legal questions! From the Ken Courtright case, white-collar crime, and appropriate sentences, Michael and Jon talk about these topics and more! You can reach Michael Leonard by calling 312-262-3415 or visiting www.leonardtriallawyers.com

Duration:00:38:02

Understanding sexual abuse cases

1/27/2024
Molly Condon Wells, partner at Wallace Miller, joins John Hansen on Let’s Get Legal to discuss the work that she is doing to help combat sexual abuse and what can be done from a legal standpoint to fight back against abusers.

Duration:00:26:52

Can you resign from your job after being terminated?

1/27/2024
Employment attorney Patrick Dolan of Conti and Dolan joins Jon Hansen on Let’s Get Legal to answer employment law questions from listeners, such as what information previous employers are allowed give out, using PTO on weather delays, and resigning after being terminated.

Duration:00:37:39

Why is January dubbed as ‘Divorce Month’?

1/21/2024
Raiford Palmer of STG Divorce Law joins Jon Hansen on Let’s Get Legal to chat about why couples get divorced at the beginning of the year. Plus, Raiford explains how divorce works in Illinois and how celebs manage to keep their divorces quiet by negotiating behind the scenes. For more information, visit www.stglawfirm.com or call […]

Duration:00:38:21

How can Illinois’ star basketball player keep playing after felony charges?

1/21/2024
Trial lawyer Michael Leonard joins Jon Hansen on Let’s Get Legal to discuss the sentencing of Heather Mack. Plus, the two discuss Terrence Shannon Jr., a University of Illinois basketball player facing felony rape charges who was granted a preliminary injunction that forced Illinois to lift his suspension. For more information, visit leonardtriallawyers.com or Call Leonard Trial Lawyers at 312-815-6572

Duration:00:37:41

Trial lawyer Michael Leonard talks about the Heather Mack case on Let’s Get Legal

1/14/2024
Mike Leonard, attorney at Leonard Trial Lawyers, joins Jon Hansen to discuss the latest legal news. Mike also talks about representing Heather Mack and more! For more information, visit leonardtriallawyers.com or Call Leonard Trial Lawyers at 312-815-6572

Duration:00:28:31

Attorney Audrey Anderson: Kids in DCFS care spent longer times than necessary in psychiatric hospitals and detention centers

1/14/2024
Jon Hansen, host of Let’s Get Legal, is joined by Attorney Audrey Anderson to discuss the cases her firm is seeing and a recent report about kids and their mental health. Audrey and Jon talk about how some kids were in psychiatric hospitals longer than necessary and in juvenile centers longer than their release dates. For more […]

Duration:00:23:05

What will the FAA do after a part blew out mid-flight on Alaska Airlines?

1/6/2024
Bob Clifford, founder of Clifford Law offices in Chicago, joins Jon Hansen to discuss an Alaska Airlines flight that made an emergency landing after a door blew out mid-flight. Bob talks about what role the Federal Aviation Administration will play and the compensation that the airline will offer to the flyers. You can reach Clifford Law […]

Duration:00:09:37

Let’s Get Legal with Karen Conti and Patrick Dolan

1/6/2024
Conti & Dolan joins Let’s Get Legal! Host of WGN Radio’s “The Karen Conti Show” Karen Conti and employment lawyer Patrick Dolan join Jon Hansen to discuss the latest legal news. From former President Trump being removed from voting ballots to employers requesting health records, Karen Conti and Patrick Dolan talk about these topics and more. For more information, […]

Duration:01:01:53

What you should do if you’re thinking about divorce over the holidays

12/23/2023
Juli Gumina from STG Divorce Law joins Jon Hansen on Let’s Get Legal to talk about all things divorce. Juli talks about how divorce is hard especially around the holidays. Listen in while Juli shares what you should do if you’re thinking about divorce over the holidays and Juli will also answer listeners questions. For more information, […]

Duration:00:34:26

Let’s Get Legal: The Trial of The Grinch

12/23/2023
He was a mean one that Mr. Grinch, BUT did he have a good reason? Listen in while Let’s Get Legal’s Jon Hansen is joined by Attorney at Leonard Trial Lawyers Mike Leonard and Employment Attorney Patrick Dolan of Conti and Dolan as they participate in a mock trial for The Grinch. Was the Grinch […]

Duration:00:38:07

Introducing Ed Wallace of Wallace Miller

12/16/2023
Ed Wallace joins Jon Hansen to introduce himself and Wallace Miller. Listen to learn about how Ed Wallace got his start, how Wallace Miller has been helping the ‘little guy’, and what happens behind the scenes of a Mass Tort case.

Duration:00:36:51

New Chicago ordinance will increase employees’ paid leave

12/16/2023
Partner at Conti & Dolan, LLC Patrick Dolan joins Jon Hansen on Let’s Get Legal to answer listener questions about employee rights, including a new ordinance that will increase the amount of paid time off that Chicago employees have. Listen to learn about what rights you have and when you should consider taking legal action against your […]

Duration:00:36:53

Let’s Get Legal: Plea deals and the job of a judge

12/9/2023
On this airing of Let’s Get Legal, Jon Hansen is joined by trial lawyer Mike Leonard and former judge Larry Axelrood. Mike breaks down the different layers of the Ed Burke trial. Plus, Larry shares how he started writing and shares stories about the work he did as a lawyer and then a judge. You […]

Duration:00:33:10