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Legally Speaking is the MCBA's very own award winning and Emmy nominated

cable television program.

The goal of this Emmy award winning public television show is to provide law related education for the public at large. The show features people and topics of legal interest that impact our lives every day. It is uniquely diverse in its topics, from former United States Vice President Dick Cheney speaking on the war in Iraq, to Rosa Parks on Civil Rights, to interviews with local judges, and discussions with prominent attorneys on legal issues such as Sentencing, Medicaid, Student Discipline, Mortgages, Marijuana and more.

Legally Speaking is a co-production of Sterling Heights Television and the Macomb County Bar Foundation. The show is broadcast over public television stations throughout southeast Michigan and on the web.


2018-2019 Shows

Expulsion in Schools


Elder Abuse





Domestic Abuse

Women on Michigan Supreme Court


Archived Shows

What do you do When the Honeymoon is Over?

Veterans' Treatment Court Legally Speaking

Medical Marijuana Show

Mock Trial

The 1st Amendment: A Discussion

Getting Right Side Up in an Upside Down Market

... In this episode of Legally Speaking, host Anthony Urbani II and Kim Schmidt of Flagstar Bank sit down once again to dive deeper into the continuing housing crisis.

This time, RE/MAX First realtor Jacob Thompson who specializes in Short Sales joins the discussion. Possible solutions from Mortgage Modifications to Deed in Lieu of Foreclosures are discussed. They also talk about the problem of securing a release from a mortgage but not the mortgage note. If you're having trouble making the monthly mortgage payment on your home - this show is for you!

In Defense of Seniors

In this edition of Legally Speaking, Macomb County Sheriff Wickersham and Attorney Robert Cella talk with Legally Speaking host Christy Pudyk about the most common scams seniors fall victim to and how to avoid being taken advantage of.

When Children Make False Child Sex Abuse Allegations

In this episode of Legally Speaking host Brian Legghio talks with Dr. Katherine Okla about child sex abuse cases and how false child sex abuse allegations develop as well as how closely following Michigan's Forensic Interviewing Protocol can help to prevent innocent people from being sent to prison and the guilty from going free.

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kelly

In this episode of Legally Speaking host John Kennedy sits down for a one-on-one conversation with the Chief Justice of Michigan's highest court, Marilyn Kelly. Among the topics discussed during the program, Marilyn Kelly explains her views on recusal rules and campaign finance laws.

I Just Got Fired...Can They D
o That?

In this edition of Legally Speaking federal mediator Michael Nowakowski and attorney Lawrence Schloss discuss employment rights and discrimination in the work place.

Protecting Your Employment Rights

In this episode of Legally Speaking Attorneys Heidi Sharp and Heidi Junttila discuss the rights employees have in Michigan and how workers can protect themselves in the workplace.

Price of Innocence

In 2005 Legally Speaking interviewed Ken Wyniemko about being freed from prison after serving 9 years for a crime he didn't commit. This program later received a Michigan Emmy.

Internet Crime and Safety

Guests: Reserve Deputy Geoff Patterson andReserve Deputy Douglas Rivers. From internet phishing scams to sexting,in this episode of Legally Speaking we look at how to keep you and your family safe from the multitude of dangers faced each time you log on to the internet.

Estate Planning

Juvenile Drug Court Therapy

Care House

A Conversation with Circuit Court Chief Judge Mark Switalski

An Introduction to the Constitution Program Description:

An Introduction to the Constitution is a special presentation of the MCBF created as a learning aid for area students and was shown in the classroom on Constitution Day 2009.

Hon. Mary Chzanowski

In 2007 Legally Speaking was granted full access to Judge Chrzanowski both inside and outside of the courtroom. In this segment she openly discusses who she is and was and how she is perceived while allowing cameras into her courtroom as she decides the future of those that come before her.


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