Your Legal Rights

Wednesdays at 7pm

San Mateo Deputy District Attorney Chuck Finney talks with experts on various legal topics, with listener participation: 415 841-4134

Mediation of Labor & Employment Law cases and disputes.
Guests:  Labor & Employment Law attorneys Mark Rudy and Lisa Klerman who now specialize as Mediators. Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests, please call 1-866-798-8255.
Also, this Wednesday, July 29, is our monthly Call-A-Lawyer Night. So, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts on 91.7 FM (online kalw.org), attorneys are available 7 'til 8pm for off-the-air for private/no-fee consultation on a wide variety of legal issues: 1-800-525-9917.

Family Law: Biblical Mediation/Conflict Coaching for Couples in Divorce or Trouble.
Guests: John Thomas, a Certified Family Law Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy; and Kimberly Thomas, a Mediator and Co-conciliator for mediations and conflict coaching of couples in divorce/trouble.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 1-866-798-8255.
 

Living Trusts

Jul 15, 2015

Living Trusts: Do you need a living trust? Are there taxation issues? Guest: David Hellman, a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law and also in Taxation Law, Certified by the California board of Legal Specialization.   Listeners with questions for David Hellman, please call 1-866-798-8255.

Landlord/tenant laws, issues, and disputes.
Guests: James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld, landlord/tenant attorneys, and Robin Levine, a hearing officer for federal Section 8 Housing voucher disputes filed with the San Francisco Housing Authority. Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests on-the-air, please call 1-866-798-8255.

Update on Workers Compensation Laws and Issues.
Guests: Lester Friedman, Management Chair of the California Applicants' Attorneys Assn. (CAAA); Jason Marcus, the Secretary Officer of CAAA; and Alice O'Sullivan, former Chair of the California Board of Legal Specialization, now Director of the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). The guests are Specialists in  Workers Compensation Laws, and are certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the  State Bar.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 1-866-798-8255.
 

Employment Law: Same sex marriage and employee benefit issues.
Guests: Employment Law attorneys Clarissa A. Kang, and Julie Hayden Wilensky.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests, please call 1-866-798-8255.
Also, this Wednesday, June 24, is our monthly Call-A-Lawyer Night. So, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts on 91.7 FM (online kalw.org), attorneys are available off-the-air 7 'til 8pm for private/no-fee consultation on a wide variety of legal issues: 1-800-525-9917.

Immigration and Nationality Laws and Issues.
Guests: Luis J. Rodriguez, immediate past President of the State Bar of California; and J. Antonio Nierras, a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law. The guests are  Board Members of the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA).
Guest Host: Alice O'Sullivan, a former President of the California Board of Legal  Specialization, and a Director of the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA).
 

Social Security Disability Benefits Laws and Issues. Guest: Robertson Wendt, Jr., a Specialist in Social Security Disability Benefits Laws, Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA), with law law office in North Charleston, South Carolina.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and Robertson Wendt, please call 866-798-8255.

Family Law -- Assisted Reproduction Law

Jun 3, 2015

Family Law -- Assisted Reproduction Law Guests: Deborah Wald, a Family Law Specialist Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, and Peggy Orlin, Psychologist with the Pacific Fertility Center. Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 866-798-8255.

Drug Addiction -- Hope for those addicted to drugs.
Guests: San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Richard Livermore, Presiding Judge of Drug  Court; and Dr. William Glatt, a Specialist in Addiction Medicine.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 1-866-798-8255.
Also, this Wednesday, May 27, we feature our monthly Call-A-Lawyer Night; from 7 until 8pm, attorneys will be ready to discuss questions on various topics off-the-air at 1-800-525-9917.
 

Landlord-Tenant Laws and Disputes/Issues

May 20, 2015

Landlord-Tenant Laws and Disputes/Issues.
Guests: Landlord/Tenant attorneys Marc Seidenfeld and Sal Timpano.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 866-798-8255.

Employment Law: Issues Involving Bullying in the Workplace.
Guests: Employment Law attorneys Theodora Lee and Arron Minnis.
Listeners with question for Chuck's guests, please call 415-841-4134.

The legal rights of people suffering from personal injuries and/or medical malpractice.
Guest: Keith Clifford, a Civil Trial Specialist Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA). Mr. Clifford is a Director of the of the NBTA Certification.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guest, please call 415-841-4134 or 866-798-8255; kalw.org online.

 

Public Safety -- Juveniles who Commit Serious Crimes: Rehabilitation v. Adult Prison Sentences.
Guests: Steve Wagstaffe, District Attorney of San Mateo County; Chris Arriola, Supervising Deputy District Attorney of Juvenile Unit, Santa Clara County; Jeff Hayden, Defense  Attorney/Certified Specialist in Criminal Law; Frankie Guzman, Attorney with National Center for Youth Law; and Judge Eugene Hyman, Santa Clara County (Ret.).
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests, please call 415-841-4134.

Bankruptcy Law -- Debtors' Rights in Dealing with Overwhelming Debt.
Guests: Specialists in Bankruptcy Law Leon Bayer and Scott Bovitz who are certified by the  California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar.
Listeners with questions for Leon Bayer and Scott Bovitz please call 415-841-4134.
Also, this Wednesday, April 22, we feature our monthly Call-A-Lawyer Night; from 7 until 8pm, attorneys will be ready to discuss questions on various topics off-the-air at 1-800-525-9917.

Family Law Dispute Resolution -- Getting a Divorce Without Litigation and With Less Emotional Stress.
Guests: Paula Lawhon, a Certified Specialist in Family Law; and Stacey Shuster, Ph.D., a Psychologist.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 415-841-4134.

 

The State Bar's Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program
Guests: Douglas Hull, Director, The State Bar's Mandatory Fee Arbitration Program; and  Lorraine Walsh, Program Fee Arbitrator, and Certified Specialist in Legal Malpractice.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests, please call 415-841-4134.

April Fools Day -- Don't Be Fooled By Scams!
Guests: Jay White, Pro Bono Attorney with The Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County; and  Joseph Ridout, Consumer Services Manager for Consumer Action, the national consumer  educational/advocacy organization.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's 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, we will host a special Landlord/Tenant Call-A-Lawyer Night this evening. Attorneys will be on hand to take landlord/tenant questions off-the-air during Your Legal Rights, 800-525-9917, between 7 & 8pm.

Labor and Employment Law: Trends with Labor Relations, Unions, and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
Guests: Labor and Employment Law Attorneys -- Thomas Lenz (who  represents employers) and Caren Sencer (who represents labor unions and employees).
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 415-841-4134.

The Special Education Rights of Special Needs Children required by the Individuals With Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA).
Guest: M. Lynn Hansen, an attorney who represents Special Needs Children.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and M. Lynn Hansen please call 415-841-4134.

Preparing Your 2014 Income Tax Returns
Guest: David Hellman, a Certified Specialist in Taxation Law, and CPA. Listeners with questions for David Hellman, please call the on-air number, 1-415-841-4134.
Also, Feb. 25 will be our once-a-year CALL-A-CPA NIGHT with CPAs who are members of the California Society of CPAs. During Your Legal Rights, 7-8pm, CPAs will be standing by off-air to take your taxation questions, 1-800-525-9917.

The Educating Seniors Project of the Trusts & Estates Section of the State Bar.
Guest: Jennifer Wilkerson, a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law.
Listeners with questions for Chuck Finney &/or Jennifer Wilkerson, please call 415-841-4134.
Our special once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night also is this evening. So, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts over 91.7 FM (online at kalw.org), 7 to 8pm, listeners can call the off-air attorneys, 800-525-9917, for private/no-fee consultation on any law questions they are prepared to discuss.

A discussion of recent U S Supreme Court Decisions
Guests: Cynthia Larsen, Certified Specialist in Appellate Law;  Jeff Hayden, Certified Specialist in  Criminal Law; Myron Moskovitz, Constitutional Law Professor.
Listeners with questions for Chuck Finney's guests, please be ready to call 415-841-4134.

How to Protect Yourself When You're in the Hospital
Guest: Lisa McGiffert, Director of the Safe Patient Project and Senior Policy Analyst for  Consumers Union of the United States.
Listeners with questions for Chuck Finney and Lisa McGiffert, please call 415-841-4134.

Employment Law: Wage and Hours and Sick Leaves Laws and  Issues.
Guests: Labor and Employment Law attorneys Virginia Villegas and Scott Dauscher.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests, please call 415-841-4134.
Our special once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night also is this evening. So, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts over 91.7 FM (online at kalw.org), 7 to 8pm, listeners can call the off-air attorneys, 800-525-9917, for private/no-fee consultation on any law questions they are prepared to discuss.
 

Landlord/Tenant Laws and Disputes
Guests: Landlord/tenant attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld.
Listeners with questions for James and Marc, please call 415-841-4134.
Also tonight, Your Legal Rights features our mini Call-A-Lawyer Night exclusively for listeners with landlord/tenant questions. While Your Legal Rights is broadcasting over 91.7 FM (online at kalw.org), 7 to 8pm, off-air attorneys will be taking calls at  800-525-9917; for private/no-fee consultation on landlord/tenant questions, please call early.
 

The New Health Care Rules: Tax Returns, Taxes, Penalties, and Exemptions.
Guests: Jason Galek, a Specialist in Taxation Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal  Specialization of the State Bar, and Christina Weed, tax attorney. Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 415-841-4134.

Discussion of the Small Claims Court.
Guests: Attorney Allen Capeloto, the Advisor for the San Mateo County Small Claims Court; and Commissioner Joseph Gruber, San Mateo County Superior Court.  
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 415-841-4134.

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