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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Mortgage Debt Issues Confronting Retired/Retiring  Consumers
Guests: Frank Adam, Real Estate/Tax attorney; Keith Ogden, attorney with Community Legal Services of
East Palo Alto (a non-profit legal services organization); Cara Pierce, Reverse Mortgage and Housing Counselor.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests please call 415-841-4134.
 

How to deal with difficulties between attorney and client.
Guests: Leon Bayer, a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law; and Michael Colton, a Certified  Specialist in Legal Malpractice Law.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests please call 415-841-4134.

Landlord/tenant Laws, Issues, and Disputes.
Guests: Landlord/Tenant Attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's on-air guests please call 415-841-4134.
Also, Nov. 19 is our special once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night, this time especially for  Landlord/Tenant and Real Estate questions. So, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts over 91.7 FM (online at kalw.org), 7 to 8pm, listeners can call off-air attorneys, 800-525-9917, for private/no-fee consultation on any issues to do with tenancy or real estate.

Criminal Law:  How to Clean Up a Criminal Record.
Guests: Christopher Morales and Jeffrey Hayden, Specialists in Criminal Law who are Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests please call 415-841-4134.
 

Update of Workers' Compensation Laws and Issues.
Guests: Jason Marcus and Lester Friedman, Officers of the California Applicants' Attorneys  Association (CAAA) and Certified Specialists in Workers' Compensation Law.  Alice O'Sullivan, past Chair of the California Board of Legal Specialization and a member of CAAA.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests please call 415-841-4134.

Stopping Workplace Harassment Because of Race, National Origin, Religion.
Guests:  Phil Horowitz, an Advisor to the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar; Employment Law attorney Maribel Hernandez.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests please call 415-841-4134.

Year End Tax Tips for 2014 Tax Returns
Guests: David Hellman and Jason Galek, Tax Law Specialists Certified by the California Board  of Legal Specialization of the State Bar, and Sarah Drinkwater, Supervising Attorney of The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic of the Bar Association of San Francisco. 
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his studio guests, please call 415-841-4134.

The Americans With Disabilities Act and the Obligations of Small Businesses. Guests: Steven Schraibman, ADA Compliance Expert/Architect; Martin Orlick, ADA Compliance  Attorney; Regina Dick-Endrizzi, Executive Director, Office of Small Business, County of San Francisco; and Carole Conn, Director of Public Service Programs, San Francisco Bar Assn.

Services for victims of crimes.
Guests: Jeannette Ritchie and Joanna Arteaga La Spina, Victim Advocates, in the Victim Services Office, of the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and/or his guests, please call 415-841-4134.

Scams and Identity Theft
Guest: Attorney Jay White, Pro Bono Emeritus Attorney, the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo  County
Listeners with questions for Chuck and Jay White please call 415-841-4134.

Estate Planning for Your golden Years, Program 2
Guests: David Hellman and Peter Stern, Specialists in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests please call 415-841-4134.

Landlord/tenant Laws, Issues, and Disputes.
Guests: Landlord/tenant attorneys Marc Seidenfeld and Salvatore Timpano.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests please call 415-841-4134.

Topic: State Bar of California Consumer Programs and Projects.Guest: CA Senator (ret.) Joseph Dunn, Executive Director/CEO of the State Bar of California. Listeners with questions for Chuck and/or Joseph Dunn please call 415-841-4134.  

Employment Law: Wage and Hours Issues including overtime, meal and rest breaks, employees mislabeled as independent contractors, and unpaid interns.
Guests: Employment Law Attorneys Chaya Mandelbaum and Tom Geidt.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests concerning employment issues, please call 415-841-4134.

A discussion of alternative/collaborative courts including Drug Court and Veterans Treatment Court.
Guests: Judge Richard Livermore and Judge John Grandsaert of the Superior Court of San  Mateo County.  
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please be ready to call 415-841-4134.
 

Strategies for Collecting Child Support.
Guest: Raymond Goldstein, Family Lawyer, and Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California.

Young Businesses: Issues of Brand Development and Expansion.
Guests: Dawn Newton and Jeffrey Fillerup, Certified Specialists in Franchise and Distribution  Law.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please be ready to call 415-841-4134.

 

Buying and selling homes: affordability/reporting defects
Guests: Frank Adam, Real Estate/Tax attorney/Real Estate Broker, and David Finkelstein, Real Property and Business attorney.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please be ready to call 415-841-4134.

Landlord/tenant laws and issues.
Guests:  Landlord/tenant attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Sal Timpano.

Estate Planning for your Golden Years. Guest: David Hellman, Specialist in Estate Planning and Taxation, Certified by the California  Board of Legal Specialization. Listeners with questions for Chuck and David Hellman, please be ready to call 415-841-4134. 

The Thinking & Decisions of the Nine Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court Guests: Laurence Tribe, Constitutional Law Professor at Harvard Law School, and author of the  new book UNCERTAIN JUSTICE: THE ROBERTS COURT AND THE CONSTITUTION; and Myron  Moskovitz, Appellate Litigator, Appellate Consultant, and Professor of Law Emeritus, Golden  Gate University School of Law.  Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 415-841-4134.  

On the July 2, 2014 edition of Your Legal Rights, the topic is Family Law: Alternative Resolution Methods for Divorce including Mediation and Private Judging. Guests: Family Law Attorneys Mark Ressa and Eileen Preville. Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, kindly call 415-841-4134. 

Debtors Issues: Student Loan Debt and other Debtor Issues. 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 and/or Leon Bayer, please call 415-841-4134. Also, tonight, June 25, is our regular once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night. While Your Legal Rights is on-the-air, we invite you to call our off-air number with questions on any law topic attorneys there are prepared to discuss: 800-525-9917 for your private consultation, from 7 to 8 pm. 

Family Law: Working Moms -- Coping with Work, Young Children, and Marital Problems. 
Guests: Family law attorneys Fiona Burger, Tammy-Lyn Gallerani, and Rachael Zeiph Burley. 
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 415-841-4134.

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) -- Consumers' Rights, the Obligations of Businesses, and the Help Available to Small Businesses.
Guests: Steven Schraibman, ADA Compliance Expert; Martin Orlick, ADA Compliance Attorney; Regina Dick-Endrizzi, Exec. Director of the San Francisco Office of Small Business; and Carole Conn, Director of Public Service Programs, San Francisco Bar Assn.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests, please call 415-841-4134.

A further discussion of Basic Estate Planning IssuesGuests: Certified Specialists in Estate Planning James Efting and Daniel Brown. Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests, please call 415-841-4134.

Employment Law -- What can and can't be asked by an employer in a pre-employment interview.Guests: Employment Law attorneys: Thomas Lenz and Scott Stillman.Listeners with questions/comments for Chuck or his guests, please call 415-841-4134.Also, tonight, May 28, is our regular once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night. While Your Legal Rights is on-the-air, we invite you to call our off-air number with questions on any law topic attorneys there are prepared to discuss: 800-525-9917 for your private consultation, from 7 to 8pm.

Update on SCAMS to watch for. Guest: Joseph Ridout, Manager of Consumer Services for Consumer Action, the National Consumer Advocacy and Educational Organization. Listeners with questions/comments for Chuck and/or Joseph, please call 415-841-4134.

A discussion of basic rights of employees.Guest:  Rachael Langston, an attorney with the San Francisco Legal Aid Society -- Employment Law Center. Listeners with questions for Chuck and Rachael, please call 415-841-4134.

Basic Estate Planning Issues. Guests:  Certified Specialists in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law Daniel Brown and James Efting.Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 415-841-4134.

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