Your Legal Rights

Your Legal Rights 3/12/2014

Mar 12, 2014

Tonight's program is a discussion of employment law regarding pre-employment inquiries.  What can and can't be asked by an employer in a job interview.  Chuck Finney's guests are employment law attorneys Thomas Lenz and Scott Stillman.

On Your Legal Rights with Chuck Finney, Chuck discusses trends in divorce law and alternatives to litigation and traditional mediation with his guests, Esther Rosenfeld, Jill Mondry, Lauren Morphus, and Muanne Stee, who are specialists in family law. Wednesday, 6/19 at 7pm.  Listener participation: 415 841-4134

Maritime Law

May 1, 2013

Chuck Finney is joined by Certified Specialists in Admiralty and Maritime Law, Otis Felder and Carol Finklehoff.

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 Keith Ogden of Community Legal Services of East Palo Alto; Kevin Stein of the California Reinvestment Coalition; Joe Rideout of Consumer Action; and Leon Bayer, a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law.   

Prevention of Elder Abuse, Part 2

Mar 13, 2013

Chuck Finney is joined by Certified Specialists in Estate Planning, Linda Kramer and Deborah Kramer Radin, and Deputy District Attorney Janet Berry, Elder & Dependent Adult Fraud Unit, Santa Clara County.

Chuck Finney is joined by Anthony Oncidi, partner and co-head of the California Labor & Employment Law Group at the law firm Proskauer.

Landlord/tenant laws

Feb 27, 2013

Chuck Finney is joined by landlord/tenant attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld.

It's also Call a Lawyer night!

Funding problems of the California courts

Feb 13, 2013

Chuck is joined by Patrick Kelly, President of the State Bar of California;  Robert Foils, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of San Mateo County; and Mark Forcum, Bridges Program and Trial Judge, Superior Court, San Mateo County.

Chuck Finney is joined by Attorneys Shirley Gibson and Stacey Hawver of the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County; and Christina Varner, Legal Advice Line Advocate for Bay Area Legal Aid.

Family Law

Jan 30, 2013

Chuck Finney is joined by Family Law attorneys Esther Rosenfeld, Jill Mondry, and Lauren Zorfas to discuss alternative dispute resolution and mediation in Family Law cases.

Prevention of Elder Abuse

Jan 23, 2013


Chuck Finney is joined by Certified Specialists in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law Linda Kramer and Deborah Kramer Radin. Also it's Call a Lawyer Night!

Auto repair issues

Dec 19, 2012


Chuck Finney is joined by Donald Johnson, Program Manager, California Dept. of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Auto Repair, Santa Clara Co. Office to discuss auto repair issues.

Family Law

Dec 12, 2012

Chuck Finney is joined by Iliana Rodriguez, Director, and Trinidad Madrigal, Staff Attorney, San Mateo County Department of Child Support Services; and Family Law attorneys Robert Bruening and Esther Rosenfeld.  

Family Law

Dec 5, 2012

Chuck Finney is joined by Yasmine Mehmet, Certified Specialist in Family Law; and Lisa Jolicoeur, CPA/Forensic Accountant, to discuss divorce and finding hidden assets.

Chuck Finney is joined by Keith Ogden, Staff Attorney, Home Mortgage Foreclosure, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto; Adam Kent, Bankruptcy Law attorney; and attorney Philip Shecter who counsels homeowners facing foreclosure.

Chuck Finney is joined by Robert Wood, a Taxation Law Specialist Certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar.

Chuck Finney is joined by Landlord/tenant attorneys James Coy Driscoll and John Zanghi. 

It's also Call A Lawyer night!

Immigration Law Update

Sep 19, 2012

Chuck Finney is joined by Antonio Nierras, a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Laws to discuss recent updates to immigration policy.

Chuck Finney is joined by a panel from the San Francisco Bar Association to discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act protections for persons with disabilities.

Chuck Finney is joined by Landlord/tenant attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld.

Also, it's Call-a-lawyer Night!

Chuck Finney is joined by Joseph Ridout, Manager of Consumer Services for Consumer Action, a non-profit National Consumer Advocacy and Educational Organization to talk about legal issues for credit cards.

Chuck Finney is joined by Marjorie Slabach and Gregory Maple, Mediator and Certified Specialist in Family Law to discuss family law mediation.

Chuck Finney is joined by Dr. Maryanne McGuckin, a medical expert in infectious disease prevention, to discuss preventing medical malpractice hospital and healthcare associated infections.

Chuck Finney is joined by  Linda Kramer, Chair of the Estate Planning Advisory Commission of the Board of Legal Specialization, to discuss two aspects of estate planning – advanced health directives and planning for a medical crisis.

Chuck Finney is joined by attorneys James Coy Driscoll and Marc Seidenfeld to discuss landlord/tenant law.


Chuck Finney is joined by Employment Law attorney Bryan Schwartz and Jonathan Wong to discuss employees rights on computers at work.

Chuck Finney is joined by Dr. Stanton Glantz, UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education to talk about the case against Big Tobacco and cigarette addiction.

Chuck Finney is joined by San Mateo County Deputy District Attorney James Wade; Certified Specialists in Criminal Law Jeff Hayden and Gerritt Rutgers; and Rick Phillips, Exec. Dir. of Community Matters, a non-profit organization promoting violence prevention in schools to talk about bullying and school violence prevention.