"Let’s Get Legal" Radio Program

WGN Studio where Let's Get Legal is broadcast

Looking for a new creative marketing strategy to grow your practice? Want to establish yourself or your firm’s members as thought leaders in your practice areas?

The ISBA is working with WGN Radio on a new radio program, “Let’s Get Legal,” which features ISBA members looking at various topics through a legal lens and answering questions from listeners. The program, hosted by Jon Hansen, is broadcast throughout the state on WGN Radio 720 AM and WGNRadio.com from 3-5 p.m. on Saturdays. Let’s Get Legal can also be streamed live on WGNradio.com, and podcasted episodes of the show are available below.

How to Participate

Participation in the radio program involves the purchase of sponsor packages through WGN Radio. Sponsor packages include radio and podcast interview segments, radio commercials (both live and recorded), social media promotion, WGNRadio.com digital presence, and more! Sponsor packages start at under $560.00 per week and are on a limited, first-come-first-serve basis.

If you and your firm would like to participate in Let’s Get Legal or would simply like more information, please contact Kevin McDonough at kmcdonough@wgnradio.com or call (312) 222-5005.

Why You Should Participate

With a 50,000-watt signal and crystal-clear streaming, WGN Radio reaches over 600,000 Chicagoland adults each week and its signal can be heard in every corner of the state. Illinoisans have grown up with WGN’s on-air personalities and are loyal to the advertisers who run in their favorite personality’s show. By appearing on Let’s Get Legal, ISBA members will have instant credibility with WGN’s listeners, which could translate into more potential clients.

Additionally, Let’s Get Legal is participatory—listeners are encouraged to call-in to talk to their favorite on-air hosts and guests. This format gives advertisers an advantage—your content is in the foreground while listeners are engaged.

Episode Archive

January 15, 2022 - This week on Let’s Get Legal, Host Jon Hansen was joined by Jonathan Merel who is the founder of the Law Offices of Jonathan Merel PC. The two discussed divorce rates and their increase in the pandemic. He was also joined by Austin Berg from the Illinois Policy Institue to talk about speed cameras. Plus Attorney Rae Kaplan, of Kaplan Law Firm, talked about the latest student loan news stories.

December 31, 2021 - Jon Hansen rings in the new year on today’s Let’s Get Legal. Jon is joined by several legal experts to look back at the top legal stories of 2021, he plays a few legal-related games with callers, and shares what he plans to do to celebrate the beginning of 2022.

December 24, 2021 - Merry Christmas Eve everybody! Jon is on with some experts, some fun holiday legal segments, and excellent advice this holiday season. Tune in for a truly magical show.

December 4, 2021 - This week on ‘Let’s Get Legal,’ host Jon Hansen talks to attorney Stacey McCullough about expungements. University of Illinois Dean and professor of law, Vikram D. Amar, joins to talk about the Mississippi abortion law. And Corinne Heggie, attorney at Wochner Law, talks about estate planning.

November 20, 2021 - This week on ‘Let’s Get Legal,’ host Jon Hansen talks to tax attorney Steven A. Leahy. The two cover self-employment tax and the new implementation of Cash App reporting. Jon also talks to criminal defense attorney Audrey Anderson to discuss the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict. Plus the question of the week!

November 13, 2021 - This week on ‘Let’s Get Legal,’ host Jon Hansen talks to Naomi Bensdorf Frisch, a plaintiffs’ employment law attorney and she is also an oboist for the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra and the Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra. Jon also chats with Attorney Audrey Anderson from Anderson Attorneys and Advisors and Attorney Henry Kass, Partner at MKFM Law.

November 6, 2021 - This week on ‘Let’s Get Legal,’ host Jon Hansen talks to Michael Raff from Gordon Law Group and Gary Grasso of Grasso Law. Joe Brand also joins Hansen to talk about the Blackhawks.

October 30, 2021 - This week on ‘Let’s Get Legal,’ host Jon Hansen talks to Attorney George Frederick from MKFM Law to talk about sexual harassment in the workplace. Property tax appeal attorney Fred Agustin of Maurides Law talks to Jon about reassessing properties in Cook County.

October 23, 2021 - This week on ‘Let’s Get Legal’, Jon Hansen is joined by Attorney Jeffrey Kulwin to talk about the latest workplace news stories. Jon also plays Name that Courtroom Scene with callers.

October 17, 2021 - ‘Let’s Get Legal,’ host Jon Hansen talks to Bob Boyd and Justin Smit from The Stogsdill Law Firm to talk about social media and its effect on divorce cases. Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson, Director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs for the University of Illinois System, joined host Jon Hansen to talk about religious vaccine exemptions. Plus the hardest question we’ve had yet on the show and callers take their guesses.

October 9, 2021 - Attorney Jeffrey R. Kulwin of Kulwin, Masciopinto & Kulwin L.L.P. spoke about the latest legal cases with Amazon and Tesla. Attorney Nora Devine discussed property taxes and reassessments. Attorney John Heggie talked about the benefits of having a trust instead of a will. And Nicholas Bailey, landlord-tenant lawyer, spoke about the importance of having everything in writing.

October 3, 2021 - This week on ‘Let’s Get Legal’ Matt Bubala filled in for host Jon Hansen. Matt spoke to Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson, a family law professor at the University of Illinois, about the Britney Spears conservatorship. Attorney Michael Raff, Director of Tax at Gordon Law Group, joined the show to talk about ways to resolve tax debt. Real Estate Attorney Kevin Camden of Camden Law Office, joined to talk about preparations in a family business. And, Attorney Jeffrey Kulwin spoke about vaccine requirements in the workplace.

September 25, 2021 - Michael G. Miller and James M. McGing, from Lawfirm of Miller and McGing, speak about personal injury law and workers’ compensation. Neal Gainsberg talks about restaurant insurance claims during covid-19. And Michael Leroy talks about ministerial exemptions in the workforce.

September 18, 2021 - Co-owner of Fifty/50 restaurant group Scott Weiner talked to Jon about the Chicago lawsuit of Grubhub and DoorDash. Attorney Gary Grasso of Grasso Law talked about lawyer malpractice and answered caller questions. And, Grace Barbic talked about the latest law stories.

September 4, 2021 - University of Illinois law professor Vikram Amar talked about the Supreme Court and the Texas abortion law. Workplace attorney Jeffrey Kulwin discussed what employers can legally do when it comes to vaccines and wearing a mask. Plus, Dahlia Saper talks about social media law.

August 28 2021 - Bryan Endres is a professor of Food & Agricultural Law at the University of Illinois. Endres discussed the rising false advertisement lawsuits in the food and beverage industries. Attorney Kevin Camden, from Camden Law, talked about the importance of preparing a will and answered caller questions. Attorney Joseph Bombagetti of Law Tigers discussed the immediate steps you or your family should take if involved in a motorcycle accident. And the Nevermind Nirvana album cover lawsuit with University of Illinois law professor, Paul Heald.

August 14, 2021 - This week for ‘Let’s Get Legal’, host Jon Hansen is joined by Attorney Jeff Kulwin to discuss the legality and the rights around Andrew Cuomo’s legal situation. Bob Boyd and Justin Smith of The Stogsdill Law Firm join the show to discuss why you should get a divorce lawyer if you are in that situation. In the second hour Jim McGing from the law offices of Miller and McGing comes on to talk about his time as a judge and how you become a judge. To close the show Madeline Doubek talks with Jon.

August 8, 2021 - Attorney Daliah Saper gave the limitations on what you can say on social media. Property tax attorney Nora Devine, discussed commercial property owners, yearly changes, and upcoming important dates. Attorney Burt Odelson, who specializes in governmental and election law, talked about former Governor Rod Blagojevich and his lawsuit. Plus Jon plays a game with callers and more.

July 31, 2021 - Attorney Lou Cairo of GWC Injury lawyers discussed the backlog of cases in Cook County caused by the pandemic. “Blockbuster” Blake talked about Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney Plus. Eviction judge James McCluskey gave resources on rental payment programs. Attorney Donald Cameron Clark jr. talked about his book and the overturned conviction case of Tommy Hamilton.

July 25, 2021 - Attorneys William Stogsdill and Brett T. Williamson of Stogsdill Law Firm discuss the divorce of Chicago Cubs Player, Ben Zobrist. IRS Tax Attorney Steven A. Leahy talks about the IRS Child Tax Credit and deductibles. Attorney Pat Walsh talks about employers and schools’ vaccine requirements. Attorney Enrico Mirabella, of Beermann law, talks about the Christopher Columbus Statue that was removed from Little Italy. And Senior Advisor at Energy Workforce & Technology Council, Andy Knapp, talks about cybersecurity.

July 17, 2021 - Attorney John Heggie, from Wochner Law Firm, explains the importance of Estate Planning. Attorneys Michael G. Miller and James M. McGing, from Lawfirm of Miller and McGing, speak about personal injury law involving traffic accidents. Attorney Rae Kaplan, of Kaplan Law Firm, focuses on student loan debt and what you should know about student loan forbearance. Professor Laura Nirider, Co-director of the Center on wrongful conviction at Northwestern Law School, talks about the new bill that bans interrogators from lying to minors.

July 10, 2021 - Anna P. Krolikowska, president of The Illinois State Bar Association, talks with Jon about marriage and divorces in the state. Real Estate Attorney Kevin Camden gives tips for buying and selling homes. Property Tax Attorney Fred Agustin covers fighting your property taxes in the state. Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson talks about the “Free Britney” movement and her conservatorship.