Lawyers, Who Needs Them? Jim & Randal
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“Our objective is simple; we are here to take the fear and mystery out of our complex system of jurisprudence. Make no mistake about it, we challenge those who abuse the system while we advocate for common sense.” Jim Hartman & Randal Simonetti

Simonetti and Hartman provide a light-hearted and often-irreverent look at the law and those who practice it. The hosts bring over 60 years of combined business, legal and academic experience to the program and enjoy helping listeners who call with questions or seek guidance. 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. 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 program’s rapid fire pace is complimented with visits from mythical English barristers Sir James Featherweight and Sir Randal Dishwater. Guests range from education, business, government and judicial leaders to some of Hollywood’s most famous stars. Legal bunglers are eligible to receive the Simon-Hart Award given weekly to people who abuse the legal system or use the law to take advantage of others. The “Arrogance of the Rich and Famous” segment reveals the irony behind some of the world’s biggest legal screw-ups and scoundrels.

Randal SimonettiRandal Simonetti is the Founder and CEO of Ignition
Consulting, Ltd., a full service management, marketing and public relations consulting firm headquartered in Rochester, New York. He has held executive management positions at AT&T, Citicorp, Frontier and Global Crossing.

He holds a BA Degree in English from Manhattan College, a master’s degree in Communications from Manhattanville College and a second masters in Administration from Southern Connecticut State University. Simonetti attended the executive studies program at the Wharton School of Business and the Harvard-MIT School of Dispute Resolution. He has published over a dozen articles on leadership, reputation management, global marketing, mergers and acquisitions and consultative selling.

James Hartman Esq.James Hartman Esq. has been practicing law for over 50 years and possesses a diverse background in litigation and corporate law. He is considered one of Rochester’s top trial attorneys and has argued before the United States Supreme Court. Jim recently retired from the law firm of Harris, Beach, LLP and continues to work as a legal consultant to law firms throughout the country. He received his BA from New York University and his JD from Columbia University. He is a former president of the Monroe County BAR Association and a member of the board of directors of the American Board of
Trial Advocates.

Both Hartman and Simonetti worked their way through college and graduate school as professional musicians. Hartman toured the country as a member of the United States Army Band playing clarinet and saxophone. Simonetti founded the successful New York metropolitan area performance band, “Circus” playing the string bass and bass guitar.

Satellite Broadcast Saturdays on Citadel (ABC) Star-Guide.
• Length: One Hour
• Avails: 9 min. local, 7 min. national
• Airtime: Air it live every Saturday from 9:00-10:00AM)
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