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Host : Randal Simonetti
Host : James M. Hartman Esq.
Lawyers, Who Needs Them! provides an entertaining and educational look at the law and those who practice it. The hosts explore the application and implication of the law in everyday life. Their discussions cover a wide range of related topics such as education, business, government, medicine, sports and entertainment. No one is safe from the law or Jim and Randal. Their irreverent approach to topics will keep you laughing and interested!

Lawyers, Who Needs Them? is sensitive and lighthearted, combining just the right balance of entertainment and education. The hosts are always considerate to callers and never forget that they are guests in the listeners homes. They bring legal concepts down to earth. However, they are relentless and direct when it comes to those who abuse the law or manipulate it for personal gain. The hosts bring over 60 years of combined business, legal and academic experience to bare on the subject and most importantly to help those that call with questions and seek advice.  
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Obamacare on Life Support
On this week’s edition, it may be lights out for President Obama’s healthcare reform, while poor choice of attire has cost a Chicago man his job. Plus, we bring you celeb news on our favorite troublemakers Lindsay Lohan & Charlie Sheen, and questions from our loyal listeners.
 

Where is The Beef?
A major fast food chain has a lot of explaining to do after a lawsuit contends that their beef isn’t actually beef. Plus, the on-again off-again ballot problems of Rahm Emmanuel, Joe Biden does jury duty, and questions from our loyal listeners.
 

The State of the 2nd Amendment
After the tragic shooting in Arizona, what’s going to happen to gun rights in Arizona, or all across the nation for that matter? Jim and Randal examine that angle, and talk about some of the other big legal stories of the week on this edition of Lawyers: Who Needs Them?
 

A Culture of Violence
The shooting rampage in Tucson has many questioning whether or not heated political rhetoric contributed to this senseless act, including Jim and Randall. We’ll also answer more of your legal questions, and update you on Hollywood gone bad in our Arrogance of the Rich and Famous segment
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The Hosts: Randal A. Simonetti is the founder and CEO of Ignition Consulting, Ltd., a full service management, marketing and public relations consulting firm practice strategy and tactics to business, academic, human services and professional services organizations. He has held executive management positions at AT&T, Citicorp, Frontier and Global Crossing. He holds a BA Degree in English, Masters Degree in Communications and a second masters in Administration. He has published over a dozen articles on leadership, reputation management, global marketing and consultative selling. Randal is a former professional musician, avid sportsman and armature geologist

James M. Hartman Esq. has been practicing law for over 40 years and possesses a diverse background in litigation and corporate law. He is considered one of Rochesters top trial attorneys and has argued cases before the United States Supreme Court. James recently retired from the law firm of Harris, Beach & Wilcox and continues to work as a legal consultant to law firms throughout the country. He is a former president of the Monroe County BAR Association and a member of the board of directors of the American Trial Advocates Association. Jim is a former professional musician and stand up comedian.

Randal and Jim created and produced the original Lawyers Who Needs Them show, becoming the recipients of the New York State Bar Association Media Award for Excellence in Broadcasting.