Chuck Finney

Host, Your Legal Rights

Chuck Finney has been an attorney for over 40 years and currently works with the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office as a Deputy District Attorney in the Consumer & Environmental Protection Unit.  In 2011, Chuck celebrated his 30th year in public radio.  Chuck's greatest supporter of his public radio career has been his wife Joanne Roney Carpenter, a retired attorney. 

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Landlord/Tenant, Airbnb, and Subsidized Housing, Laws & Issues. Guests: Jessica Chylik, a Landlord/Tenant attorney; Tad Devlin, an Airbnb and Subsidized Housing attorney. Questions for Chuck's guests on-the-air? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. Also, this is our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night: While Your Legal Rights broadcasts on 91.7 FM (online kalw.org) 7 'til 8pm PST, attorneys are available off-the-air as well, 1-800-525-9917, for private no-fee consultation on a variety of legal issues.

Divorced/Divorcing Parents of Young Children Working Together to Make the Holidays Happy for Their Children. Guests: California Board of Legal Specialization Family Law attorneys Janet Frankel & B. J. Fadem; National Board of Trial Advocacy Family Law attorney Thomas Farrell (in Hawaii); & Valerie Houghton, Family Law attorney and Marriage & Family Therapist. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free: 1-866-798-8255.

Year End Income Tax Tips for 2016. Guest: David Hellman, a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law and a CPA. Questions for Chuck & David? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. Also tonight, we will have a CALL-A-CPA-NIGHT for listeners to speak with Certified Public Accountants off-the-air. While Your Legal Rights broadcasts on 91.7 FM (online kalw.org) 7 'til 8pm PST, tax specialists are available for private no-fee consultation at 1-800-525-9917.

Employment Law: Legal Rights & Working Conditions of Domestic Workers ­-- Nannies, Housecleaners, & Home Attendants. Guests: Hina B. Shah, Associate Professor of Law & Director of the Women's Employment Rights Clinic, Golden Gate University School of Law; and Lindsay Imai Hong, Bay Area Organizer for Hand in Hand, The Domestic Employers Network, a National Network. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Consumer Protection for Veterans Who Are Targeted for Scam Trusts & Annuities. Guests: Shawna Reeves, Director of Elder Abuse Prevention, San Francisco Institute on Aging; Prescott Cole, Staff Attorney, California Advocates For Nursing Home Reform; & Travis Corby, an Attorney representing Veterans & their family members who have been scammed. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

A Discussion of the Federal Aviation Administration's New Regulations for the flying of Commercial Unmanned Drone Aircrafts. Guests: Edward Page, a National Board of Trial  Advocacy Criminal Trial Advocate and Commercial Pilot/Flight Instructor; and Ronald Rohde, a Patent Law and Lemon Law attorney and Pilot. Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests on-the-air, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

A Debate of California Proposition 57 -- The Public Safety & Rehabilitation Act of 2016. Guests: Stephen Wagstaffe, President of the California District Attorneys Assn; Jeffrey Hayden, Chair of the California Board of Legal Specialization and Specialist in Criminal Law; California Superior Court Judge Eugene Hyman (Ret). Listeners with questions for Chuck & his guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

  Employment Law -- Disability-related Discrimination Issues in the Workplace, with Guests: Employment Law attorneys, Jinny Kim, Director of the Disability Rights Program, Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center in San Francisco; and Rose-Ellen Fairgrieve, an  attorney who represents management. Listeners with questions for Chuck & guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

  Debtors Dealing With Debt Collectors. Guest: Leon Bayer, a Specialist in Bankruptcy Law certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar. Listeners with questions for Chuck & Leon on-air, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. Plus, tonight is our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night: While Your Legal Rights broadcasts on 91.7 FM (online kalw.org), attorneys are available off-the-air as well at 1-800-525-9917, 7 'til 8pm PDT for private no-fee consultation on a variety of legal issues.

Employment Law Issues of Workers in the Shared/Gig Economy (Uber, Lyft, etc.).
Guests: Employment Law attorneys: Michael Mellema, Josh Young & Tom Lenz.
Listeners with questions for Chuck & his guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

  Landlord/Tenant laws/issues & rental issues involving Airbnb, Inc., the online marketplace for national &  international vacation rentals. Guests: Landlord/Tenant attorney Sal Timpano; Real Estate & Shared Economy attorney Tad Devlin. Listeners with questions for Chuck & his guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Appellate Law

Sep 7, 2016

  Appellate Law. Guests: Myron Moskovitz, Appellate Law attorney and retired Constitutional Law Professor at Golden Gate University School of Law; Fay Arfa, California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS) Certified Specialist in Appellate Law and in Criminal Law, and Certified Criminal Law Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA); and Paul Katz, CBLS Certified Specialist in Appellate Law. Listeners with questions for Chuck & his guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

  Overtime Pay and Minimum Wage: How They Work and What's New. Guests: Employment Law attorneys Samson Elsbernd and Alan Cohen. Listeners with questions for Chuck & guests on-the-air, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.
 

  A discussion of major current Landlord/Tenant Issues. Guests: Real Estate Law attorneys -- Walter Shjeflo, Steven MacDonald & David Finkelstein. Listeners with questions for Chuck & guests on-the-air, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. Plus, tonight is our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night: while Your Legal Rights broadcasts on 91.7 FM (online kalw.org), attorneys are available off-the-air as well at 1-800-525-9917, 7 'til 8pm PDT, for private no-fee consultation on a variety of legal issues.

  Employment Law -- the shared/gig economy: Uber/Airbnb/Lyft and other work opportunities. Guests: Real Estate attorney Tad Devlin and Employment Law attorney Aaron Minnis. Listeners with questions for Chuck & his guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

  The Affect of Recent Immigration Rulings on People and Proceedings.

  Workers Compensation Laws/Workers' Rights
Guests: Jason Marcus and Justin Sonnicksen, Specialists in Workers Compensation Laws certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, and Members of the California Applicants Attorneys Association (CAAA). Listeners with questions for Chuck & guests on-the-air, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

  Family Law -- Legal representation of minor children in the Family Court.
Guests: Family Law Attorneys and Members of the State Bar's Family Law Section's Executive Committee -- Alexandra O'Neill Muller and B J Fadem.  
Listeners with questions for Chuck & his guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

  Family Law -- a discussion of guardianships for children. Guest: Deborah Wald, a Specialist in Family Law certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, and an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law.
Listeners with questions for Chuck & Deborah Wald, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

 

"All About Mediation"

Jun 22, 2016

  "All About Mediation"
Guests: Carole Conn, Director of Public Service Programs, Lawyer Referral and Information Service, and the Bar Association of San Francisco's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, and guest mediators.
Listeners with questions for Chuck & guests on-the-air, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

A discussion of major medical and legal issues regarding Alzheimer's Disease; Guests: Alma Soongi Beck, a California Board of Legal Specialization Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law; and Dr. Lael Conway Duncan, the Medical Director of Consulting Services of the Coalition For Compassionate Care of California.
Listeners with questions for Chuck & his guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Mediation of Post-Investigation Workplace Problems. Guest: Michal Longfelder, Employment Law Attorney-Investigator, Mediator/Neutral, and Adjunct Faculty Member at Golden Gate University School of Law.
(This is follow-up to May 25th program on Investigation of Workplace Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, & Bullying with Amy Oppenheimer, Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section of CA State Bar.)
Listeners with questions for Chuck & Michal, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.
 

The California State Bureau of Auto Repair: Its Mission to Protect Consumers and Ensure Fair and Competitive Auto Repair. Guest: Donald Johnson, BAR Representative III.
Listeners with questions for Chuck & Donald, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Workplace Investigations of Complaints of Discrimination, Harassment, Retaliation, and Bullying. Guest: Amy Oppenheimer, Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar and whose law practice focuses on Workplace Investigations and Training. Listeners with questions for Chuck & Amy, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

The latest scams, cons, and abuses that threaten all of us.
Guests: Jay White, San Mateo County Legal Aid attorney, and Joe Rideout, Manager of Consumer Services for Consumer Action, the National Consumer Services Educational and Advocacy Organization.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests live-on-air tonight, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Pre-recorded program distributed to stations outside California:
Five Myths of Bankruptcy with Bankruptcy Law Certified Specialists Leon Bayer and Scott Bovitz, originally aired on February 3, 2016.
 

KALW & California stations, live: Landlord/Tenant Laws, Disputes, & Issues.
Guests: Landlord/Tenant attorneys, Marc Seidenfeld & Sal Timpano.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests tonight, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Pre-recorded program distributed to stations outside California:
Drones & the Issues of Public Safety, Privacy, & Public Trust with Ed Page, A Criminal Trial  Advocate certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, originally aired on September 23, 2015.

A discussion of the California Board of Legal Specialization & Certified Specialization in areas of the Law.
Guests: Natalie Leonard, Director of Legal Specialization; Ricardo Goni, Chair; and Jeff Hayden,  Vice-Chair of the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar.
Listeners with questions for Chuck & his guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Tips on How to Avoid Elder Financial Abuse
Guests: Tara Heumann, San Mateo County Deputy District Attorney; Shannon Morgan, Health Services Manager of San Mateo County's Elder & Dependent Adult Protection Team (EDAPT); Nicole Fernandez, Supervisor of Training & Outreach for EDAPT; Daniel Murphy, Estate Planning attorney with focus on avoidance of Elder Financial Abuse.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Compliance Requirements for Small Businesses.
Guests: Carole Conn, Director of Public Service Programs, San Francisco Bar Assn.; Attorney  Marty Orlick; ADA Compliance Expert Bassam Altwal; and Regina Dick-Endrizzi, Director of Office of Small Business, City of San Francisco.
Listeners with questions for Chuck & his guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

The United States Supreme Court at Standstill/Dysfunctional?
Guests: Jeff Hayden, Vice-Chair of the California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS); Gonzalo Martinez, CBLS Certified Specialist in Appellate Law; and Appellate Law attorney Myron Moskovitz, retired Professor of Constitutional Law at Golden Gate Univ. School of Law.
Listeners with questions for Chuck & his guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

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