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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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.

A discussion of personal injuries/death caused by medical malpractice.
Guest:  Jack McGehee, a Specialist in Personal Injury Trial Practice, and the President-Elect of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification.
Listeners with questions for Chuck or Jack, please call 415-841-4134.
Also, tonight, April 23, is our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night. While Your Legal Rights
is on-the-air, 7-8pm, we invite you to call our off-air number with questions on any law topic attorneys on tap are prepared to discuss: 800-525-9917 for your private consultation.
 

Family Law: Divorce Options and the Collaborative PracticeGuests:  George Richardson, Certified Specialist in Family Law; Ann Buscho, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist; and Stephanie Maloney, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst.Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 415-841-4134.

Medi-Cal Changes and Covered California
Guests:  Peter Stern, Certified Specialist in Estate Planning; Elizabeth Landsberg, Director of Legislative Advocacy, the Western Center on Law & Poverty; and Amber Cutler, Staff Attorney, the National Senior Citizens Law Center.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 415-841-4134.
 

Mediation of Employment Law Cases and DisputesGuest: Employment Law Attorney/Mediator Mark Rudy.Listeners with questions for Chuck and Mark Rudy, please call 415-841-4134.

State Bar of California Consumer ProjectsGuest: State Bar President Luis RodriguezListeners with questions for Chuck or Luis Rodriguez, please call 415-841-4134.Also, tonight, March 26, is our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night. While Your Legal Rights is on-the-air, 7-8pm, we invite you to call our off-air number with questions on any law topic the attorneys on hand are prepared to discuss: 800-525-9917 for your private consultation. 

Legal issues of small businesses.
Guests are  Business Law attorneys:  Sandra McNabb, Laura Drossman, and David Finkelstein.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 415-841-4134.
 

Employment Law -- Pre-employment Inquiries.Guests:  Employment Law attorneys Thomas Lenz and Scott Stillman.Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 415-841-4134.

Update on Workers' Compensation Laws and Issues.
Guests are  Certified Specialists in Workers Compensation Laws:
Alice O'Sullivan, Lester Friedman, and Joshua Friedman.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 415-841-4134.

Landlord/tenant laws and issues
Guests:  Landlord/tenant attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 415-841-4134.
Also, February 26 is our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night. While Your Legal Rights is
on-the-air, 7-8pm, we invite you to call our off-air number with questions on any law topic
the attorneys there are prepared to discuss: 800-525-9917 for your private consultation.

Help for Preparing your 2013 Income Tax Return
Guest:  David Hellman, a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law and a CPA
Listeners with questions/comments for Chuck & David, please call 415-841-4134.
Also, this is our annual Call A CPA Night. While Your Legal Rights is broadcasting, 7-8pm, we invite you to call our off-air number with taxation questions for CPAs -- please call 800-525-9917 for your private consultation.
 

Employment Law: Workplace Bullying
Guest:  Employment Law attorney Bill Crosby.
Listeners with questions or comments for Chuck & Bill Crosby, please call 415-841-4134.

Protections for homeowners and tenants in foreclosure or who have gone through foreclosure.

Guests:  Leon Bayer, Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law; Keith Ogden, Staff Attorney, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto; Shirley Gibson, Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County; and Maeve Elise Brown, Executive Director, Housing and Economic Rights Advocates.
Listeners with questions or comments for Chuck and his guests, please call 415-841-4134.

Discussion of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions.
Guests: Myron Moskovitz, Constitutional Law Professor at Golden Gate University School of Law; Ira Howard Barg, a specialist in criminal law and an Assistant District Attorney, San Francisco District Attorney's office; and Steven Mayer, a specialist in appellate law. The specialists are certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California.
Listeners with questions or comments for Chuck and his guests, please call 415-841-4134.

Update of Immigration and Nationality Laws and Issues.
Guests: 
Mary Waltermire, Immediate Past Chair of the Immigration and Nationality Law Commission of the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar, and partner in the Sacramento law firm of Schoenleber & Waltermire (916-441-5327); Kelly McCown, partner in the San Francisco law firm of McCown & Evans (415-834-9162).
The guests are specialists in immigration and nationality law certified by the Board of Legal Specialization.

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