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

Immigration Law -- Update on the legal representation of undocumented immigrants. Guests: Immigration Law attorneys -- Valerie Zukin, Hamid Yasdan Panah, Sara Izadpanah, & Zachary Nightingale, a Certified Specialist in Immigration Law. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Landlord/Tenant Laws-Disputes-Issues. Guests: Landlord/Tenant attorneys -- Jessica Chylik and Sal Timpano. 

The Bay Area Resilience Collaborative (BARC) -- Providing Legal Help for California North Bay Wildfire Survivors. Guests: Carole Conn -- Director of Public Service Programs at the Bar Assn. of San Francisco (BASF); Tiela Chalmers -- CEO of the Alameda County Bar Assn. and the Bay Area Resilience Collaborative; Gloria Chun -- Director of the Pro Bono Legal Services program at the Justice & Diversity Center of the BASF; and Dan Wade -- insurance attorney, and Vice Director of the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Disaster Legal Services Program.

Year End Tax Tips for Income Tax Returns for 2017. Guests: David Hellman, a Certified Specialist in Federal Taxation Law, Real Estate attorney, CPA;  and Frank Adam, Tax attorney, Real Estate attorney, CPA. Questions for David & Frank? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Employment Law -- the Issues/Pluses and Minuses of Being an Employee versus an Independent Contractor. Guests: Employment Law attorneys Heather Irwin & Michael Flynn. Questions for Heather & Michael? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

The California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) -- Its Mission to Protect Consumers & Ensure a Fair & Competitive Automotive Repair Marketplace & a Motor Vehicle Emissions Reduction Program. Guest: Donald Johnson, BAR Program Representative & Supervisor for the Santa Clara County Office. Questions for Chuck & Donald? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Defending the Constitution's First Amendment: The Freedom of Speech Clause protecting free speech, both literal and symbolic -- the 70th Anniversary of the Hollywood Movie Industry's Blacklist hearings and today's professional athletes' right to kneel at the playing of the national anthem. Guests: Mike Farrell, a civil rights activist (formerly of "Mash" TV); Christopher Morales, a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law; Novella Coleman, a staff attorney with the ACLU; and Marshall Krause, a former ACLU attorney. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

Estate Planning Taxation Issues. Guest: David Hellman, a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law and a Specialist in Taxation Law, Certified in both by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Questions for David Hellman? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

What is Medical Malpractice? What's Involved in Deciding to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit? Guest: Barry Nace, a Civil Trial Specialist, Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, with law office in Washington, D.C. Questions for Chuck & Barry? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Family Law: Move-Aways -- One Parent Wants to Move Away with the Child; Custody and Visitation Issues. Guests: B J Fadem, a California Board of Legal Specialization Certified Specialist in Family Law; and Dr. Michael Kerner, a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

Family Law -- The Family Law Facilitators Office: The Family Court in each California county has a Family Law Facilitators Office to assist self-represented litigants in Dissolution of Marriage cases. Guests: Directors of several Family Law Facilitators offices who will discuss their roles and what their offices can and can't do for self-represented litigants. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. This is also our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night.

Hazards Insurance

Sep 20, 2017

The Importance of Hazards Insurance -- Crisis and Risk Management for Floods, Fires, and Other Hazards. Guest: Tad Devlin, a Business, Sharing Economy, and Real Property Attorney. Questions for Chuck and Tad? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Landlord/Tenant Laws, Issues, and Disputes. Guests: California Landlord/Tenant attorneys Jessica Chylik and Sal Timpano. Questions for Jessica and Sal? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.  

Workers' Compensation Law -- A Further Update of Current Issues & Problems Facing Workers in California. Guests: Jason Marcus, President-Elect of the California Applicants' Attorneys Assn. (CAAA); and Robert Wyman, a Member of CAAA who will be the Guest Host for this program. Mr. Marcus and Mr. Wyman are Specialists in Workers' Compensation Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Questions for Jason & Robert? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

Employment Law -- Implicit Bias in the Workplace. Guests: Allison Elgart, Legal Director at the Equal Justice Society, representing employees; Chuck Thompson, representing management; and Thomas Lenz, Vice-Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. This is also our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night.

Debtors' Rights Both Before & After Filing for Bankruptcy. Guest: Leon Bayer, a Specialist in Bankruptcy Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Questions for Chuck & Leon? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

  Family Law -- Alternatives to Marriage. Guests: Deborah Wald, Jason Elter, and B J Fadem who are Specialists in Family Law Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS). Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Estate Planning -- Prevention of Elder Financial Abuse. Guests: Certified Specialists in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization: Linda Kramer, Deborah Radin & John Martin. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. 

The Mission and Laws of the Department of Homeland Security -- the Prevention of and Responding to Terrorism and Hate Crimes, and the Responding to Natural Disasters by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Guests: Martin Alperen, attorney, and author of FOUNDATIONS OF HOMELAND SECURITY: LAW AND POLICY and Certified Specialists in Criminal Law -- Jeffrey Hayden, the Chair of the California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS), and Michael Berg, a Member of the Board of the CBLS. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. 

A discussion of current scams and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim. Guest: Joseph Rideout, Manager of Consumer Services, at Consumer Action, a nonprofit, Consumer Education and Advocacy Organization serving Consumers in the United States.  Questions for Joseph & Chuck? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.  

Identity Theft -- Prevention & How to Protect Yourself From Being A Victim. Guest: San Mateo County Deputy District Attorney Vishal Jangla, a Prosecutor of Electronic Crimes including Cyber Stalking, Computer Hacking, & significant Identity Theft offenses. Questions for Vishal Jangla? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. Also, this is our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night. So, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts on 91.7 FM (online kalw.org) 7 'til 8pm PDT, attorneys are available off-the-air as well -- 800-525-9917, for private no-fee consultation on a variety of legal questions.

Estate Planning: Advance Directives -- When Someone You Love Won't Create An Advance Directive. Guests: Peter Stern and John Martin, Specialists in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization; and California Superior Court Judge Eugene Hyman (Ret.). Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Labor & Employment Law -- National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Hot Topics. Guests: Jill Coffman, Regional Director of the NLRB Region 20 in San Francisco; Bruce Harland, an attorney who represents union members; and Thomas Lenz, Vice-Chair of the Executive  Committee of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar, and an attorney who  represents employers. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. 

Discrimination in the Workplace & How the State of California Deals With It. Guests: Attorneys Chaya Mandelbaum and Joseph Ortiz, Members of the Executive Committee of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar. Mr. Mandelbaum is the Chair of the California Fair Employment & Housing Council. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. 

Family Law: Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage -- Tracing and Finding Assets Hidden by One Spouse from the Other Spouse. Guests: State Bar of California Family Law Section Executive Committee Members -- Alexandra O'Neill Muller and B J Fadem; Forensic CPA Michael Thompson; Michelle Brown, Family Law Certified Specialist; and David Lederman, Chair of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar, and a Certified Specialist in Family Law. Ms Brown and Mr Fadem are certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Questions for Chuck's guests?

Employment Law -- Marijuana in the Workplace: a Discussion of California Employment Law and Criminal Law and Federal Law Regarding the Issues Facing Employers and Employees. Guests: Danielle Lucido, Chief Counsel for the Engineers and Scientists of California Local 20 IFPTE (Union); Jonathan Judge, an attorney who represents Employers, and a Partner in the law firm of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo; & Jeff Hayden, a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, and Chair of the California Board of Legal Specialization. Questions for Chuck's guests?

Family Law: Kidnapped/Abducted Children -- The Successful Return of Children to Their Families. Guests: Amy Sara Cores, a National Board of Trial Advocacy Certified Family Law Trial  Advocate, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Law Attorneys, with law firm of Cores & Associates, LLC, in Howell, New Jersey (732-414-6669); and B J Fadem, a Specialist in Family Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, with law office in San Jose, California (408-280-1220). Questions for Ms Cores &/or Mr Fadem? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. 

California Landlord/Tenant Laws, Issues, & Disputes. Guests: Landlord/Tenant attorneys: Jessica Chylik and Sal Timpano. Questions for Jessica &/or Sal? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.  

Family Law -- Date of Separation Issues of Divorcing Couples. Guests: Jason Elter and B J  Fadem, Specialists in Family Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, and Members of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section  of the State Bar. Questions for Jason Elter &/or B J Fadem? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. 

Employment Law -- The Legal Rights of California LGBT Employees Against Workplace Discrimination. Guests: Amy Whelan, Senior Staff Attorney at the National Center For Lesbian Rights; Walter Stella, an attorney who represents Employers, and is a Member of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California; and Thomas A Lenz, a partner in the law firm of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, in Cerritos, California (562-653-3200), and the Vice-chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar.

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