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. 

Ways to Connect

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.

Consumer Projects of the State Bar of California
Guest: David Pasternak, President of the State Bar
Listeners with questions for Chuck & David Pasternak, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Social Security Disability Law -- benefits/eligibility/rate of denials.
Guests: James Shea, a Specialist in Social Security Disability Law who is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy; and Amir Atashi Rang, a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law who is certified by the California Board of Legal specialization.
 

Employment Law -- A discussion of new laws for Employers and Employees in 2016.
Guests: Employment Law attorneys Tom Lenz and Scott Stillman.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Landlord/Tenant laws and issues.
Guests: Landlord/Tenant attorneys Marc Seidenfeld and Sal Timpano.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.
Also tonight, Your Legal Rights features our mini Call-A-Lawyer Night exclusively for listeners with landlord/tenant questions. While Your Legal Rights is broadcasting over 91.7 FM (online at kalw.org), 7 to 8pm PST, off-air attorneys will be taking calls at  800-525-9917; for private/no-fee consultation on landlord/tenant questions, please call early in the hour.

A Discussion of Mandatory Arbitration Provisions in Employer/Employee Agreements and Other  Legal Areas.
Guests: Employee Attorney Cliff Palefsky; Management Attorney Ronald Novotny; Joe E. Manuel, an Arbitrator and Civil Trial Specialist.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.
 

Update of Immigration Laws and Issues.
Guests: Grace Alano & Adam Gasner, Specialists in Immigration and Nationality Laws certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization; J. Antonio Nierras, Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Laws certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization and by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Tips for Preparing Your 2015 Income Tax Return, with David Hellman, a Specialist in Federal Taxation Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Listeners with questions for David, please call toll-free, 1-866-798-8255.
February 17 is also our annual CALL A CPA NIGHT; while Your Legal Rights broadcasts tax tips on 91.7 FM (online kalw.org), CPAs take calls off-the-air, 7 'til 8pm PST -- private no-fee consultation: 1-800-525-9917.

Special program for Valentine's Day -- Prevention of Domestic Violence. Guests: BJ Fadem, Specialist in California Family Law certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization;  Alisha Ankers, Family Law Trial Advocate in North Dakota and Minnesota, certified by the  National Board of Trial Advocacy; Rosanna Figueroa, Liaison for the Domestic Violence  Response Team of La Casa de Las Madres in San Francisco; and Judge Eugene Hyman (retired) of the Superior Court of California. 
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. 
 

The 5 Myths About Filing for Bankruptcy.
Guests: Leon Bayer and Michael O'Halloran, Specialists in Bankruptcy Law who are Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 1-866-798-8255.
 

Employment Law: Public Employees Laws and Issues.
Guest: Employment Law attorneys Ellen Mendelson & Alfonso Estrada, specialists in employees' disputes/cases with government employers.
Listeners with questions for Chuck & his guests, please call 1-866-798-8255.
Plus, tonight is our monthly Call-A-Lawyer Night. So, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts on 91.7 FM (online kalw.org), attorneys are also available off-the-air 7 'til 8pm for private no-fee consultation on a wide variety of legal issues: 1-800-525-9917.
 

Estate Planning -- A discussion of POLSTs (Physicians Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment) which is a system that identifies patients' wishes and directives regarding medical treatment.
Guests: Estate Planning Attorney Jana Ellerman, a Member of the Executive Committee of the Trusts & Estates Section of the State Bar; and Dr. Lael Conway Duncan, Medical Director of Consulting Services of the Coalition For Compassionate Care of California.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests, please call 1-866-798-8255.

Family Law -- Divorce and Custody Issues.
Guests: Family Law attorneys Nancy Ligon de Ita and Flora Garcia-Sepulveda, Members of the San Mateo Bar Association.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests, please call 1-866-798-8255.

Landlord/Tenant laws, disputes, and issues.
Guests: Landlord/tenant attorneys -- Jessica Chylik and Sal Timpano. Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests, please call 1-866-798-8255. Also, this Wednesday, Januaryr 6th, we will host a Call-A-Lawyer Night dedicated to  landlord/tenant issues only. So, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts, 7 'til 8pm, 91.7 FM
(online kalw.org), please call in for off-the-air private/no-fee consultation on your  landlord/tenant issues: 1-800-525-9917.

A discussion of Amendments to California's Equal Pay Statute to require equal pay for working women; plus other new laws for the protection of employees.
Guests: Employment Law attorneys Thomas Lenz and Scott Stillman.
Listeners with questions for Chuck & his guests, please call 1-866-798-8255.
Plus, this Wednesday, December 30th, is the monthly Call-A-Lawyer Night. So, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts on 91.7 FM (online kalw.org), attorneys are also available off-the-air 7 'til 8pm for private no-fee consultation on a wide variety of legal issues: 1-800-525-9917.

Update on Workers' Compensation Laws and Issues.
Guests: California Applicant Attorneys Association members Alice O'Sullivan and Jason Marcus who are also Specialists in Workers' Compensation Laws Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar.

Family Law -- Divorced/Divorcing Parents of Young Children cooperating and working together to make the holidays happy for their young children.
Guests: California Board of Legal Specialization Family Law Certified Specialists Janet Frankel and B J Fadem; and National Board of Trial Advocacy Certified Family Law Trial Advocate Linda Lea Viken, a former President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.
Listeners with questions for Chuck & his guests, please call 1-866-798-8255.
 

The California Commission on Judicial Performance which acts to protect the public, ensure the enforcement of rigorous standards of judicial conduct, and maintain public confidence in California's judicial system.
Guests: Judge Erica Yew, Santa Clara County Superior Court, and Chair of the Commission on Judicial Performance; and Victoria Henley, Director-Chief Counsel of the Commission on Judicial Performance.
Listeners with questions for Chuck & his guests, please call 1-866-798-8255.

Veterans Day -- A discussion of scams affecting the public at large & targeting Veterans in particular.
Our guest for Nov. 11 will be Joseph Rideout, the Manager of Consumer Services, for Consumer Action, the National Consumer Advocacy and Educational Organization.  
Listeners with questions for Chuck & Joseph, please call 1-866-798-8255.
 

A discussion of Workers' Compensation Insurance fraud, Automobile Insurance fraud, and Health and Disability Insurance fraud.
Guests: Michael Wendler, Deputy District Attorney In Charge of the Insurance Fraud Unit, and Inspector Richard Hong, of the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.
Listeners with questions for Chuck & his guests, please call 1-866-798-8255.

The State Bar's "Kids & The Law" Consumer Guide for parents regarding laws focusing on children & youth.
Guests: Bob Perez, a former Assistant Executive Director of the State Bar and now Legal Reviewer of the State Bar's Consumer Guides; Jeff Hayden, California Board of Legal Specialization Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, and the President of the San Mateo County Bar Assn.; and Andrew Cain, Supervising Attorney, Legal Advocates for Children & Youth, the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley.

Landlord/Tenant Laws/Disputes/Issues.
Guests: Landlord/Tenant attorneys -- James Coy Driscoll and Salvatore Timpano.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests on-the-air, please call 1-866-798-8255.
Also, this Wednesday, October 21st, we will host a Call-A-Lawyer Night dedicated to landlord/tenant issues only. So, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts, 7 'til 8pm, 91.7 FM (online kalw.org), attorneys are on-hand off-the-air for private/no-fee consultation on landlord/tenant laws, issues, and disputes: 1-800-525-9917.
 

California Criminal Law -- A discussion of recent reforms reshaping California's Criminal Justice System: Public Safety Realignment (reducing prison crowding); Proposition 47 (changing six low-level nonviolent crimes from felonies to misdemeanors); and Proposition 36 (changing California's Three Strikes Law).

Using Mediation to resolve disputes and civil lawsuits.
Guests: Mediators with San Francisco Bar Association Mediation Services Program.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 1-866-798-8255.
Plus, this Wednesday, September 30, is also a special Call-A-Mediator Night -- while Your Legal Rights broadcasts on 91.7 FM (online kalw.org) from 7 'til 8pm, specialists will be standing by off-the-air for private consultations on mediation procedures and questions, no-fee, 1-800-525-9917.

The Drones Are Coming/the Drones Are Here -- a discussion of the issues of Safety, Commercial Use, Privacy, and Public Trust.
Guest: Edward Page, a Criminal Trial Advocate Certified by the National Board of Trial  Advocacy, Commercial Pilot, and Flight Instructor.
Listeners with questions for Chuck & Edward Page, please call 1-866-798-8255.

Employment Law: New Paid Sick Leave Law Issues.
Guests: Employment Law attorneys -- Chaya Mandelbaum and Jonathan Judge.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests, please call 1-866-798-8255.
 

Landlord/tenant laws, issues, and disputes.
Guests: Landlord/tenant attorneys -- Marc Seidenfeld and Sal Timpano.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests, please call 1-866-798-8255.

A Discussion of the State Bar's publication "SENIORS & THE LAW: A Guide For Maturing Californians" funded by the California Bar Foundation.
Guests: Colleen McAvoy and Peter Stern, Certified Specialists in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law, by the California Board of Legal Specialization.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests, please call 1-866-798-8255.

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