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

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.

A refresher on estate planning and documents to protect yourself and your heirs.Guest: Peter Stern, a Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law, and a past Chair of the Executive Committee of the Trusts & Estates Section of the State Bar.

Discussion of Immigration Law Issues.
Guest: Luis J. Rodriguez, immediate past President of the State Bar of California.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and Luis, please call 415-841-4134.
Our special once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night is this evening, too. So, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts over 91.7 FM (online at kalw.org), 7 to 8pm, listeners can also call off-air attorneys, 800-525-9917, for private/no-fee consultation on any law questions they are prepared to discuss.

Employment Law: Protected Leaves (medical, family care, sick, pregnancy).
Guests: Employment Law Attorneys Maribel Hernandez and Chaya Mandelbaum, Members of  the Executive Committee of the Employment Law Section of the State Bar of CA.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests please call 415-841-4134.
 

Mortgage Debt Issues Confronting Retired/Retiring  Consumers
Guests: Frank Adam, Real Estate/Tax attorney; Keith Ogden, attorney with Community Legal Services of
East Palo Alto (a non-profit legal services organization); Cara Pierce, Reverse Mortgage and Housing Counselor.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests please call 415-841-4134.
 

How to deal with difficulties between attorney and client.
Guests: Leon Bayer, a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law; and Michael Colton, a Certified  Specialist in Legal Malpractice Law.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his 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, Nov. 19 is our special once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night, this time especially for  Landlord/Tenant and Real Estate questions. So, while Your Legal Rights broadcasts over 91.7 FM (online at kalw.org), 7 to 8pm, listeners can call off-air attorneys, 800-525-9917, for private/no-fee consultation on any issues to do with tenancy or real estate.

Criminal Law:  How to Clean Up a Criminal Record.
Guests: Christopher Morales and Jeffrey Hayden, Specialists in Criminal Law who are Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests please call 415-841-4134.
 

Update of Workers' Compensation Laws and Issues.
Guests: Jason Marcus and Lester Friedman, Officers of the California Applicants' Attorneys  Association (CAAA) and Certified Specialists in Workers' Compensation Law.  Alice O'Sullivan, past Chair of the California Board of Legal Specialization and a member of CAAA.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests please call 415-841-4134.

Stopping Workplace Harassment Because of Race, National Origin, Religion.
Guests:  Phil Horowitz, an Advisor to the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the State Bar; Employment Law attorney Maribel Hernandez.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests please call 415-841-4134.

Year End Tax Tips for 2014 Tax Returns
Guests: David Hellman and Jason Galek, Tax Law Specialists Certified by the California Board  of Legal Specialization of the State Bar, and Sarah Drinkwater, Supervising Attorney of The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic of the Bar Association of San Francisco. 
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his studio guests, please call 415-841-4134.

Debate/discussion of California Proposition 47

Oct 15, 2014

Debate/discussion of Proposition 47 -- Criminal Sentences, Misdemeanor Penalties, Initiative Statute. The measure reduces penalties for certain offenders  convicted of nonserious and nonviolent property and drug crimes.

Guests:  Jeff Rosen, District Attorney, Santa Clara County; Stephen Wagstaffe, District Attorney, San Mateo County; Dionne Wilson, Victims' Advocate for Crime Survivors for Safety & Justice; and Judge Eugene Hyman, Santa Clara County (Retired).

Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests, please call 415-841-4134.

The Americans With Disabilities Act and the Obligations of Small Businesses. Guests: Steven Schraibman, ADA Compliance Expert/Architect; Martin Orlick, ADA Compliance  Attorney; Regina Dick-Endrizzi, Executive Director, Office of Small Business, County of San Francisco; and Carole Conn, Director of Public Service Programs, San Francisco Bar Assn.

Services for victims of crimes.
Guests: Jeannette Ritchie and Joanna Arteaga La Spina, Victim Advocates, in the Victim Services Office, of the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and/or his guests, please call 415-841-4134.

Scams and Identity Theft
Guest: Attorney Jay White, Pro Bono Emeritus Attorney, the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo  County
Listeners with questions for Chuck and Jay White please call 415-841-4134.

Estate Planning for Your golden Years, Program 2
Guests: David Hellman and Peter Stern, Specialists in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests please call 415-841-4134.

Landlord/tenant Laws, Issues, and Disputes.
Guests: Landlord/tenant attorneys Marc Seidenfeld and Salvatore Timpano.
Listeners with questions for Chuck and his guests please call 415-841-4134.

Topic: State Bar of California Consumer Programs and Projects.Guest: CA Senator (ret.) Joseph Dunn, Executive Director/CEO of the State Bar of California. Listeners with questions for Chuck and/or Joseph Dunn please call 415-841-4134.  

Employment Law: Wage and Hours Issues including overtime, meal and rest breaks, employees mislabeled as independent contractors, and unpaid interns.
Guests: Employment Law Attorneys Chaya Mandelbaum and Tom Geidt.
Listeners with questions for Chuck's guests concerning employment issues, please call 415-841-4134.

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. 

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