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

Update on Workers' Compensation Laws & Issues.
Guests:  Certified Specialists in Workers' Compensation Law:  
Alice O'Sullivan, Lester Friedman, and Jason Marcus.
Listeners are invited to call with questions for Chuck's guests: 415-841-4134.

Also this Wednesday is our Call-A-Lawyer Night. While Your Legal Rights is on-the-air, 7-8pm,  call off-air with questions on any law topic attorneys are prepared to discuss: 800-525-9917 for private no-fee consultation.

Landlord/tenant laws and issues.

Guests:  Landlord/tenant attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld.
Listeners are invited to call with questions for Chuck and his guests: 415-841-4134.

Also, we will do a SPECIAL Landlord/tenant Call-A-Lawyer Night on Sept. 18.
From 7-8pm, lawyers practicing in landlord/tenant law are on hand, off-the-air.
Please call 1-800-525-9917.

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Guests:  Bonnie Preston, Outreach & Policy Specialist, Office of the Regional Director, Region IX, U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, San Francisco Office;  Amber Cutler, Staff Attorney, the National Senior Citizens Law Center.

Listeners -- please call with questions & comments for Chuck and his guests: 415-841-4134.

Education Rights of Children with Disabilities.

Guests:  Susan Foley, Special Education Rights attorney,
and Kathryn Meola, Deputy County Counsel, San Mateo County.

Listeners are invited to call with questions/comments for Chuck and his guests: 415-841-4134.
 

A discussion of personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Guest:  David Rapoport, President of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification.

Listeners are invited to call with questions/comments for Chuck and his guest: 415-841-4134.

Also, August 28 is our Call-A-Lawyer Night. While Your Legal Rights is on-the-air, 7-8pm,  call off-air with questions on any law topic attorneys are prepared to discuss: 800-525-9917 for private consultation.

Auto repair ripoffs and issues.

Guest:  Donald Johnson, Area Supervisor, California Bureau of Automotive Repair, Santa Clara County Office.

Listeners are invited to participate -- call with questions for Chuck and his guest: 415-841-4134.

Update of Immigration and Nationality Law Reform and Issues.

Guests:  Certified Specialists in Immigration and Nationality Law - Mary Waltermire and Kelly McCown.

Listeners are invited to participate & call-in with questions for Chuck and his guests: 415-841-4134.

 

Discussion on estate planning for same-sex couples.

Guests:  Estate Planning Attorneys Virginia Palmer and Jean Johnston.

Listeners are invited to participate. Please be ready to call-in with questions: 415-841-4134.

Landlord/tenant laws and issues.

Guests:  Landlord/tenant attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld.

Listeners are invited to call-in with questions/comments for Chuck's guests: 415-841-4134.

Also, July 24 is KALW's monthly Call-A-Lawyer Night. From 7-8pm, while Your Legal Rights is on-the-air,  call off-air with questions on any law topic the attorneys are prepared to discuss: 800-525-9917 for private consultation.
 

  

Discussion on Bankruptcy Law: debtors' and creditors' issues.

Guest:  Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law Leon Bayer.

Listeners are invited to participate. Please be ready to call-in with questions/comments for Chuck and his guest: 415-841-4134.

  

Discussion of the  United States Supreme Court decisions in the Proposition 8 and Defense of Marriage Act cases. 

Guests:  Family Law attorney Paul Thorndal;  Cathy Sakimura, Family Law Director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights; Amy Cunninghis, a party in the DOMA case; and Constitutional Law Professor Myron Moskovitz. 

Listeners are invited to participate. Please be ready to call-in with questions/comments for Chuck and his guests: 415-841-4134. 

Civil Liberties: Is Our Right of Privacy Gone? 

Guests:  Hanni Fakhoury, Staff Attorney, the Electronic Frontier Foundation; Ben Rosenfeld, an attorney who specializes in police misconduct cases, civil rights cases and criminal defense law; and Shahid Buttar, Executive Director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee.

Listeners: please call-in with questions/comments for the guests: 415-841-4134.

Employment Law -- Telecommuting from home to work -- what are the rights and obligations of employees and employers?

Guests:  Employment Law attorneys Lisa Lawson and Sharon Vinick, Members of the Executive Committee of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar.

Listeners are invited to call-in with questions/comments for the guests: 415-841-4134.

Family Law - using alternatives to litigation and traditional mediation for issues in dissolution of marriage.

Guests: 
Family Law attorneys  Esther Rosenfeld, Jill Mondry, Lauren Zorfas, and Mu-En Steeg.

Listeners are invited to participate. Please call 415-841-4134.

May 15, 7 PM - Landlord/tenant laws and issues.
Guests:  Landlord/tenant attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld.

Also, May 15, from 7 - 8 PM, is our monthly Call A Lawyer Night.
To speak privately with an attorney off-the-air on any legal question the specialists
are qualified to discuss, please call 800-525-9917.
 

Chuck Finney is joined by entertainment lawyers Laura Drossman and Robert Pimm.

Chuck Finney is joined by patent attorneys Ron Rohde and Myrna Schelling. 

  

Chuck Finney is joined by Marilia Zellner, Legal Services Supervisor, Educators for Fiar Consideration; and Ilyce Shugall, Supervising Immigration Attorney, Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto.

 

Chuck Finney is joined by Anthony Oncidi, partner and co-head of the California Labor & Employment Law Group at the law firm Proskauer.

Landlord/tenant laws

Feb 27, 2013

Chuck Finney is joined by landlord/tenant attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld.

It's also Call a Lawyer night!

Chuck Finney is joined by Alice O'Sullivan, Gil Stein, and Michael Rucka, members of the California Applicants' Attorneys Association -- and who are specialists in workers' compensation law certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar. 

Chuck Finney is joined by Attorneys Shirley Gibson and Stacey Hawver of the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County; and Christina Varner, Legal Advice Line Advocate for Bay Area Legal Aid.

Chuck Finney is joined by Employment Law attorneys, Lisa Lawson and Phil Horowitz.

Education law--bullying and special education

Tonight Chuck welcomes Real Property Law attorneys Marc Seidenfeld and Frank Adam to discuss the Homeowners Bill of Rights.

Auto repair issues

Dec 19, 2012

  

Chuck Finney is joined by Donald Johnson, Program Manager, California Dept. of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Auto Repair, Santa Clara Co. Office to discuss auto repair issues.

Your Legal Rights

Dec 12, 2012

Tonight's topic is the enforcement of Child Support services in California.
Chuck welcomes Director Iliana Rodriguez and Staff Attorney Trinidad Madrigal from the San Mateo Department of Child Support Services, AND family law attorney Robert Bruening.

Chuck Finney is joined by Keith Ogden, Staff Attorney, Home Mortgage Foreclosure, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto; Adam Kent, Bankruptcy Law attorney; and attorney Philip Shecter who counsels homeowners facing foreclosure.

Debate over amending Three Strikes.

Chuck Finney is joined by Robert Wood, a Taxation Law Specialist Certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar.

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