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

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.
 

  

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.

 

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