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

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.

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.

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