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

  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.

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. 
 

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