Your Legal Rights

Year End Tax Tips for Income Tax Returns for 2017. Guests: David Hellman, a Certified Specialist in Federal Taxation Law, Real Estate attorney, CPA;  and Frank Adam, Tax attorney, Real Estate attorney, CPA. Questions for David & Frank? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Employment Law -- the Issues/Pluses and Minuses of Being an Employee versus an Independent Contractor. Guests: Employment Law attorneys Heather Irwin & Michael Flynn. Questions for Heather & Michael? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

The California Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR) -- Its Mission to Protect Consumers & Ensure a Fair & Competitive Automotive Repair Marketplace & a Motor Vehicle Emissions Reduction Program. Guest: Donald Johnson, BAR Program Representative & Supervisor for the Santa Clara County Office. Questions for Chuck & Donald? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

What is Medical Malpractice? What's Involved in Deciding to File a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit? Guest: Barry Nace, a Civil Trial Specialist, Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, with law office in Washington, D.C. Questions for Chuck & Barry? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Family Law: Move-Aways -- One Parent Wants to Move Away with the Child; Custody and Visitation Issues. Guests: B J Fadem, a California Board of Legal Specialization Certified Specialist in Family Law; and Dr. Michael Kerner, a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

Family Law -- The Family Law Facilitators Office: The Family Court in each California county has a Family Law Facilitators Office to assist self-represented litigants in Dissolution of Marriage cases. Guests: Directors of several Family Law Facilitators offices who will discuss their roles and what their offices can and can't do for self-represented litigants. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. This is also our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night.

Hazards Insurance

Sep 20, 2017

The Importance of Hazards Insurance -- Crisis and Risk Management for Floods, Fires, and Other Hazards. Guest: Tad Devlin, a Business, Sharing Economy, and Real Property Attorney. Questions for Chuck and Tad? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

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

Workers' Compensation Law -- A Further Update of Current Issues & Problems Facing Workers in California. Guests: Jason Marcus, President-Elect of the California Applicants' Attorneys Assn. (CAAA); and Robert Wyman, a Member of CAAA who will be the Guest Host for this program. Mr. Marcus and Mr. Wyman are Specialists in Workers' Compensation Law, Certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization. Questions for Jason & Robert? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255.

Employment Law -- Implicit Bias in the Workplace. Guests: Allison Elgart, Legal Director at the Equal Justice Society, representing employees; Chuck Thompson, representing management; and Thomas Lenz, Vice-Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the State Bar of California. Questions for Chuck's guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. This is also our once-a-month Call-A-Lawyer Night.

Immigration Attorneys Working for Justice

Aug 23, 2017

Immigration Attorneys Working for Justice by Rapid Response & Legal Representation for undocumented immigrants. Guests include Immigration Law attorneys: Certified Specialist Zachary Nightingale, and Valerie Zukin, Lead Attorney at the Justice & Diversity Center, SF Bar Assn; and Hamid Yasdan Panah, Member of the Iranian American Community of Northern California; & Sara Izadpanah, a Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Assn. Questions for Chuck & his guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

Immigration Attorneys Working for Justice

Aug 23, 2017

Immigration Attorneys Working for Justice by Rapid Response & Legal Representation for undocumented immigrants. Guests include Immigration Law attorneys: Certified Specialist Zachary Nightingale, and Valerie Zukin, Lead Attorney at the Justice & Diversity Center, SF Bar Assn; and Hamid Yasdan Panah, Member of the Iranian American Community of Northern California; & Sara Izadpanah, a Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Assn. Questions for Chuck & his guests? Please call toll-free 866-798-8255. 

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.

Your Legal Rights - Workers Compensation Laws

Dec 23, 2015

Chuck Finney's guests tonight are Alice O'Sullivan, a member of the National Board Of Trial Advocacy, and Jason Marcus, a member of the California Applicants Attorneys Association, and a partner in the Sacramento law firm of Marcus Rigolato Marcus.  Tonight's topic is Workers Compensation Law.

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!

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