Yo, Baltimore: Who Are You Going To Call for Legal Help? MyPhillyLawyer’s Court Radio Can Help Starting Jan. 1, 2012

“Court Radio” expands to Baltimore on New Year’s Day, 2012, with its host, attorney Dean Weitzman

Since January of 2009, MyPhillyLawyer’s hour-long “Court Radio” program has been on the radio airwaves live each Sunday at 7 a.m. on WRNB FM 100.3 in the Philadelphia metro area, providing legal advice, comfort, folksy assistance and humor to callers who have legal questions and want to get help from a lawyer.

The show’s success and its popularity with radio listeners has been huge, and that success has driven the show to grow its audience base for the first time to a second major East Coast city – Baltimore, Md. – starting tomorrow morning, New Year’s Day 2012.

Dean I. Weitzman, the host of "Court Radio" on 100.3 WRNB FM, Philadelphia, and Magic 95.9 FM in Baltimore, Md.

Dean I. Weitzman, the host of "Court Radio" on 100.3 WRNB FM, Philadelphia, and Magic 95.9 FM in Baltimore, Md.

The engaging “Court Radio” show will be simulcast on Magic 95.9 FM in Baltimore, in addition to its original home on Philadelphia’s WRNB.

“We’re excited about the expansion of Court Radio,” Weitzman says. “It’s clearly demonstrating that Court Radio has proven to be a valuable and entertaining service to our listeners.  We’re very happy to expand it to other markets and our goal is to eventually go national with the show.”

Court Radio is broadcast every Sunday at 7 a.m. on WRNB 100.3 FM in the Philadelphia metropolitan area or you can listen live over the Internet from anywhere.  On Magic 95.9, listeners can also catch the show live on the Internet if they’re not in the station’s broadcast area.

Listeners can call in with their legal questions to 610-276-1003 in the Philadelphia area or they can also email their questions to AskDean@CourtRadio.com. Participants are asked to only ask or submit ONE question each time so that all callers have a chance to discuss the legal topics that are on their minds.

Each week, Dean brings in a special guest to answer your legal questions and provide information on a dizzying array of legal topics, all with humor, good advice and at no charge to callers. Co-host and fellow attorney David M. Rapoport also joins Weitzman for the broadcasts.

Recent show topics have covered a myriad of legal topics, including toy and fire safety, social host liability, the Penn State sexual abuse scandal, statute of limitation questions, car accidents, lemon laws, occupational licenses, worker’s compensation, wills and estates, texting and driving, fireworks safety and swimming pool safety.

Court Radio is the place to ask your legal questions and get real answers from lawyers with a deep background in the law, from personal injury to contracts and estates, insurance and much more.

You can even listen to past shows and their featured guests by downloading or listening to stored podcasts.

The topic for this Sunday’s radio show is “Dram Shop Liability laws,” which make bar, tavern and restaurant owners liable if they continue to serve alcohol to obviously intoxicated patrons who then leave and injure someone else through the operation of a motor vehicle.  A dram shop is a 1700s term for a tavern, which sold alcoholic drinks by the dram, which is a small unit of measure. A dram shop was a place that sold alcohol by the dram.

“Dram shop actions make bar owners and other people who make a profit selling alcohol responsible for the consequences of continuing to serve alcohol to someone who is over the limit,” Weitzman says. “By serving them additional drinks and then allowing them to leave the establishment in that condition, the tavern owner can be held responsible for injuries to others. If you’re visibly intoxicated, the law says that a tavern owner should cease serving you alcohol at that point. The law is trying to remove the incentives for them to continue to sell additional alcohol to an intoxicated person.  Because they’re making a profit by selling alcohol, they want to sell as much alcohol as possible because that’s how they make money.”

A production of WRNB-FM radio in Philadelphia, Court Radio is brought to you each week by the law offices of Silvers, Langsam & Weitzman, P.C., which is known throughout the Philadelphia area as MyPhillyLawyer.