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

Debtors' Rights Both Before & After Filing for Bankruptcy. Guest: Leon Bayer, a Specialist in Bankruptcy Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Questions for Chuck & Leon? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Workers' Compensation Law

Aug 9, 2017

Workers' Compensation Law -- Update of Current Issues and Problems Facing Workers in California. Guests: Jason Marcus, President-Elect of the California Applicants' Attorneys Assn. (CAAA); and Robert Wyman, a Member of CAAA. The guests are Specialists in Workers Compensation Law and are Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

  Family Law -- Alternatives to Marriage. Guests: Deborah Wald, Jason Elter, and B J Fadem who are Specialists in Family Law Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS). Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Landlord/Tenant Laws/Disputes/Issues

Jul 26, 2017

Landlord/Tenant Laws/Disputes/Issues. Guests: Landlord/Tenant attorneys: Jessica Chylik and Sal Timpano. Questions for Jessica and Sal? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. Also, this is our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night. So, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts on 91.7 FM (online kalw.org) 7 'til 8pm PDT, attorneys are available off-the-air as well -- 800-525-9917, for private no-fee consultation on a variety of legal questions.

Estate Planning -- Prevention of Elder Financial Abuse. Guests: Certified Specialists in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law by the California Board of Legal Specialization: Linda Kramer, Deborah Radin & John Martin. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. 

The Mission and Laws of the Department of Homeland Security -- the Prevention of and Responding to Terrorism and Hate Crimes, and the Responding to Natural Disasters by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Guests: Martin Alperen, attorney, and author of FOUNDATIONS OF HOMELAND SECURITY: LAW AND POLICY and Certified Specialists in Criminal Law -- Jeffrey Hayden, the Chair of the California Board of Legal Specialization (CBLS), and Michael Berg, a Member of the Board of the CBLS. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. 

A discussion of current scams and how to protect yourself from becoming a victim. Guest: Joseph Rideout, Manager of Consumer Services, at Consumer Action, a nonprofit, Consumer Education and Advocacy Organization serving Consumers in the United States.  Questions for Joseph & Chuck? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.  

Identity Theft -- Prevention & How to Protect Yourself From Being A Victim. Guest: San Mateo County Deputy District Attorney Vishal Jangla, a Prosecutor of Electronic Crimes including Cyber Stalking, Computer Hacking, & significant Identity Theft offenses. Questions for Vishal Jangla? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. Also, this is our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night. So, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts on 91.7 FM (online kalw.org) 7 'til 8pm PDT, attorneys are available off-the-air as well -- 800-525-9917, for private no-fee consultation on a variety of legal questions.

Estate Planning: Advance Directives -- When Someone You Love Won't Create An Advance Directive. Guests: Peter Stern and John Martin, Specialists in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization; and California Superior Court Judge Eugene Hyman (Ret.). Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Labor & Employment Law -- National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Hot Topics. Guests: Jill Coffman, Regional Director of the NLRB Region 20 in San Francisco; Bruce Harland, an attorney who represents union members; and Thomas Lenz, Vice-Chair of the Executive  Committee of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar, and an attorney who  represents employers. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. 

Discrimination in the Workplace & How the State of California Deals With It. Guests: Attorneys Chaya Mandelbaum and Joseph Ortiz, Members of the Executive Committee of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar. Mr. Mandelbaum is the Chair of the California Fair Employment & Housing Council. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. 

Family Law: Divorce/Dissolution of Marriage -- Tracing and Finding Assets Hidden by One Spouse from the Other Spouse. Guests: State Bar of California Family Law Section Executive Committee Members -- Alexandra O'Neill Muller and B J Fadem; Forensic CPA Michael Thompson; Michelle Brown, Family Law Certified Specialist; and David Lederman, Chair of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section of the State Bar, and a Certified Specialist in Family Law. Ms Brown and Mr Fadem are certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Questions for Chuck's guests?

Employment Law -- Marijuana in the Workplace: a Discussion of California Employment Law and Criminal Law and Federal Law Regarding the Issues Facing Employers and Employees. Guests: Danielle Lucido, Chief Counsel for the Engineers and Scientists of California Local 20 IFPTE (Union); Jonathan Judge, an attorney who represents Employers, and a Partner in the law firm of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo; & Jeff Hayden, a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, and Chair of the California Board of Legal Specialization. Questions for Chuck's guests?

Family Law: Kidnapped/Abducted Children -- The Successful Return of Children to Their Families. Guests: Amy Sara Cores, a National Board of Trial Advocacy Certified Family Law Trial  Advocate, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Law Attorneys, with law firm of Cores & Associates, LLC, in Howell, New Jersey (732-414-6669); and B J Fadem, a Specialist in Family Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, with law office in San Jose, California (408-280-1220). Questions for Ms Cores &/or Mr Fadem? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. 

California Landlord/Tenant Laws, Issues, & Disputes. Guests: Landlord/Tenant attorneys: Jessica Chylik and Sal Timpano. Questions for Jessica &/or Sal? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.  

Family Law -- Date of Separation Issues of Divorcing Couples. Guests: Jason Elter and B J  Fadem, Specialists in Family Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization, and Members of the Executive Committee of the Family Law Section  of the State Bar. Questions for Jason Elter &/or B J Fadem? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. 

Employment Law -- The Legal Rights of California LGBT Employees Against Workplace Discrimination. Guests: Amy Whelan, Senior Staff Attorney at the National Center For Lesbian Rights; Walter Stella, an attorney who represents Employers, and is a Member of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California; and Thomas A Lenz, a partner in the law firm of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo, in Cerritos, California (562-653-3200), and the Vice-chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar.

The State Bar of California & Its Major Mission of Public Protection. Guests: James P. Fox, President, the State Bar of California; and Elizabeth R. Parker, Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer, the State Bar of California. Questions for Chuck & his guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. 

Guests are Jimmy Kim, Director of the Disability Rights program, Legal Aid Society Employment Law Center in San Francisco and Rose-Ellen Fairgrieve, Fairgrieve Law Office in San Francisco.

Federal Whistleblower Laws for Employee Protections

Apr 5, 2017

Federal Whistleblower Laws for Employee Protections. Guest: William Jungbauer, a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, with law office in St Paul, Minnesota. Questions for William Jungbauer? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. 

Landlord/Tenant and Airbnb Laws, Issues, & Disputes. Guests: Landlord/Tenant attorney Sal Timpano and Business/Real Estate attorney Tad Devlin. Questions for Sal & Tad? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. Also, this is our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night: While Your Legal Rights broadcasts on 91.7 FM (online kalw.org) 7 'til 8pm PDT, attorneys are available off-the-air as well -- 1-800-525-9917, for private no-fee consultation on a variety of legal questions.

Immigration Law & Preparing Immigrant Families. Guests: Avantika Shastri, Legal Director of the Immigrant Legal Defense Collaborative of the Bar Association of San Francisco; Hamid Yazdan Panah, a Member of the Iranian American Community of Northern California; Ilyce Shugall, a Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law, & the Immigration Services Legal Director of Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto; Deborah Wald, a Specialist in Family Law. Ms. Shugall & Ms. Wald are both Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization.

Immigration Issues in the Workplace/the Employment Rights of Undocumented Workers, Language Discrimination, & Document Abuse. Guests: Employment Law attorneys -- Chris Ho (attorney for workers) & Jay Rosenlieb (attorney for employers). Questions for Chris and Jay? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Scams Alert 2017

Mar 8, 2017

Scams Alert -- A Discussion of Tax Season Scams & Immigration Scams. Guests: Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County Staff Attorney Jenny Horne; & Jay White, Scams Expert & Emeritus Attorney at Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County. Questions for Chuck & his guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.
 

The City of San Jose, CA's Office of the Independent Police Auditor -- A Watchdog Department, Independent of the Police Department, for the Public's Complaints of Police Misconduct, Policies, etc. (This is one of similar positions throughout the United States).In Family Law, this is used for police failure to enforce restraining &/or custody orders.


In 2017, 2.3 million Drones (unmanned aircraft) will be sold. A Discussion of the Federal Aviation Administration's Regulations for the Public's Safety in the Flying of Drones, Both Commercially & Non- Commercially. Guests: Edward Page, a Certified Criminal Law Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, & a Commercial Pilot; & Ronald Rohde, a Patent Law Attorney, Arbitrator of Lemon Law Disputes, & an Instrument Rated Private Pilot. Questions for Edward & Ronald? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.
 

A discussion on & update of Medi-Cal, and Medi-Cal for Long-Term Care. Guests: Peter Stern, a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, & Probate Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar; Pat McGinnis, the Executive Director of California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR). Questions for Peter & Pat? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Estate Planning -- Leaving Your Home to Your Child/Children: Will the Proposition 13 Tax Basis Be Passed on from Parent to Child? Guest: John C. Martin, a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Questions for Chuck &  John? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255.

Going To Court

Jan 25, 2017

Going To Court -- What Two Senior Judges Would Like You To Know Whether You Are a Plaintiff, a Defendant, or a Witness. Guests: Superior Court Judge Richard Livermore (Ret.)(San Mateo County); and Superior Court Judge Eugene Hyman (Ret.)(Santa Clara County). Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 1-866-798-8255. Also, tonight is Call-A-Lawyer Night: Once a month, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts on 91.7 FM (online kalw.org), attorneys are available off-the-air as well -- 1-800-525-9917, for private no-fee consultation on a variety of legal issues, 7 'til 8pm PST.

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