Help Me Howard
We are here talking about a news spot or legal advice show on WSVN Channel 7 that airs twice weekly and contributes its best work for community services.
It got started under the leadership of an elected public defender of Broward County, Howard Finkelstein. He has represented the post for around two decades and is looking for retirement. He got first elected in 2004 and got two times at the same position in 2008 and 2012.
He perhaps can be best recognized to the public as the face of “Help Me Howard” a recurring segment on WSVN- TV’s Channel 7 News where he explain complex legal issues to folks who write into the station asking him for help.
Who started the show?
The show came into existence on WSVN Channel 7 where Howard started as an on-air legal analyst going for legal commentary in the case of the State of California vs. O.J. Simpson.
Further he added on his work on issues like U.S. vs. Timothy McVeigh Oklahoma bombing trial, Princess Diana investigation, President Clinton impeachment proceedings, INS vs. Elian Gonzalez, Bush vs. Gore legal battle for the Presidency, Terry Schiavo right to die case, the “nanny” murder trial and the Michael Jackson child molestation case trials.
His work on the O.J. Simpson trial raised him to fame on local Florida TV and he became the famous television personality.
About Howard Finkelstein
He completed his education receiving Bachelor of Arts degree in the Social and Behavioural Sciences in 1975 from the University of South Florida and later went to University of Miami School of Law in 1978 to receive Juris Doctor Degree.
He selected the option to practice in the private sector and as a government lawyer.
He is now being recognized for his community services in various organizations very well and the work as the public defender has given him new heights of success. He has to be a part of the representation of indigent citizens charged with crimes from misdemeanors to murder in the first degree.
He also worked for people charged with drug crimes while being in the private sector working with law firm partners like Brackey, Finkelstein, and Dallas.
Among his many contributions first, mental health court, Broward County’s drug court and felony mental health court in the Broward County became his first priority for developing the area.
He has also worked for people with disabilities and is holding a discussion as a lead public defender on issues of gays and the laws that target certain ethnic groups and cultures.
His achievements and awards
Howard has contributed a lot and he has been appreciated for his work with the honor of being the ‘Man of the Year’ by Deerfield Beach Democratic Club’ in 2013.
Aside from many honors he has received what satisfies him is being there for people to help by the ongoing show, “Help Me Howard” on WSVN TV channel 7 News.