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

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.

Consumer Scams and Issues Update.
Guest:  Joseph Ridout, Manager of Consumer Services for Consumer Action, the National Consumer Advocacy and Educational Organization.
Listeners with questions or comments for Chuck and Joe Ridout, please call 415-841-4134.

Multi-Parent Families for Children in the Dependency System.
Guests:  Andrew Cain, Chair of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California; and
Deborah Wald, a Member of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section.
Listeners with questions or comments for Chuck and his guests, please call 415-841-4134.

Eating Well for Health and Longevity.
Guest:  Rebecca Katz, Masters of Science degree in Health and Nutrition Education, Executive Chef of the Annual "Food as Medicine" Training Program at The Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Georgetown Medical School; Ms. Katz is author of THE LONGEVITY KITCHEN and THE CANCER-FIGHTING KITCHEN.
Listeners with questions or comments for Chuck and his guest, please call 415-841-4134.

Landlord/Tenant Laws and Issues
Guests:  Landlord/tenant attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld.
Listeners with questions or comments for Chuck and his guests call 415-841-4134.
Also tonight is December's Call-A-Lawyer Night. While Your Legal Rights is on-the-air, 7-8pm, please call the off-air number with questions on any law topic attorneys are prepared to discuss: 800-525-9917 for your private consultation.

The Affordable Care Act/Medi-Cal Coverage -- immigration issues.
Guest:  Ellen Wu, Exec. Director, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network
Listeners: please call with questions & comments for Chuck and Ellen Wu: 415-841-4134.
 

Year-End 2013 Tax Tips

Guest:  David Hellman, Certified Specialist in Taxation Law and Estate Planning.

Listeners please call with questions or comments for Chuck and David Hellman: 415-841-4134.
 

Family Law -- Divorce and Child Custody
Avoiding Fighting and Other Unproductive Divorce Traps.  Guests:  Family Law attorneys:  Esther Rosenfeld and Douglas Robin. Listeners please call with questions or comments for Chuck and his guests: 415-841-4134.

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

The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare):
Issues Re Businesses and Employees and Covered California.

Guests:  Employment Law attorney Theodora Lee, and Mark Herbert, Project and Outreach Manager of Small Business Majority.

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

Employment Law - the Americans With Disabilities Act Issues in the Workplace. 

Guests:  Employment Law attorneys:  Bryan Schwartz and John Hyland.

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

Employment Law - the Americans With Disabilities Act Issues in the Workplace. 

Guests:  Employment Law attorneys:  Bryan Schwartz and John Hyland.

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

The State Bar of California and Consumer Protection Guests:  Past State Bar of California Presidents Jeff Bleich and Jim Heiting.  Listeners please call with questions or comments for Chuck and his guests: 415-841-4134.

Immigration Fraud and other State Bar Consumer Issues.

Guest: Incoming State Bar of California President Luis Rodriguez; listeners are invited to call with questions for Chuck and his guest on the air, 415-841-4134.

Also tonight, our monthly Call-A-Lawyer Night. While Your Legal Rights is on the air, 7-8pm, please call our off-air law clinic with questions on any topic attorney specialists there are prepared to discuss: 800-525-9917 for private consultation.uez

Social Media in the Workplace: Privacy Issues and Who Owns the Content -- Employers or Employees?
Guests:  Employment Law attorneys Tyler Paetkau and Robert Nuddleman.
Listeners with questions/comments for Chuck and his guests, please call: 415-841-4134.

Bankruptcy Law.

Oct 10, 2013

Bankruptcy Law:  Financially desperate consumers dealing with loan sharks, and consumer rights regarding student debt. 

Guest:  Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law Leon Bayer.

Listeners with questions/comments for Chuck Finney and Leon Bayer, please call: 415-841-4134

Bankruptcy Law.

Oct 9, 2013

Bankruptcy Law:  Financially desperate consumers dealing with loan sharks
and consumer rights re student debt.

Guest:  Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law Leon Bayer.

Listeners with questions/comments for Chuck Finney and Leon Bayer, please call: 415-841-4134

Discussion of U.S. Supreme Court Employment Law decisions in 2012 & 2013. Guests --Employment Law attorneys:  Andrew Friedman and Mark Delgado; Certified Specialist in Appellate Law Ellen Lake; Mediator Steve Pearl. Listeners with questions/comments for Chuck and his guests, please call: 415-841-4134. 

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.
 

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