In Legal Terms
Summary: Have you ever wanted to know the definition of a legal term? Do you find yourself wondering what your rights are when it comes to your property, marriage, or health? If you answered yes to one of those questions, In Legal Terms is the show for you. Tune in and learn more about your legal rights and how the law affects your day to day life. In Legal Terms is hosted by some of Mississippi's top legal leaders and experts. The show is set to consistently provide thought-provoking commentary and opinions on legal topics, whether local or national. Court trials, U.S. Supreme Court arguments, hearings, and other timely legal topics are all covered on In Legal Terms. Get the answers you’ve been searching for Tuesday mornings at 10 on MPB Think Radio.
Do you know about a FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act), FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act), ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act), ADEA (Age Discrimination in Employment Act), and ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act)? After this In Legal Term broadcast with attorney Louis Watson we hope you do! http://watsonnorris.com/attorneys/Federal laws cover many employment matters in Mississippi. Know that there is a time limit to make a complaint.U. S. Equal Employmnet Opportunity Commission https://www.eeoc.gov//
What's the difference between defamation, lies, exaggeration, and free speech? And what is permissible in the eyes of the law? Professor Gershon instructs us and takes your questions. Want to read more? Here are some websites:Justice Thomas Wants The Court To ‘Reconsider’ Its First Amendment Jurisprudence https://abovethelaw.com/2019/02/justice-thomas-wants-the-court-to-reconsider-its-first-amendment-jurisprudence/ New York Times Company v.Sullivan https://www.oyez.org/cases/1963/39 Can An Opinion Be Defamatory? https://www.minclaw.com/legal-resource-center/what-is-defamation/can-opinion-defamatory/ Exploring Constitutional Law http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/conlaw/lying.htmlConstitution Check: Is lying ever protected by the First Amendment? https://constitutioncenter.org/blog/constitution-check-is-lying-ever-protected-by-the-first-amendmentDefamation and Social Media: What You Need To Know https://injury.findlaw.com/torts-and-personal-injuries/defamation-and-social-media--what-you-need-to-know.htmlPARODY & SATIRE https://www.freedomforuminstitute.org/first-amendment-center/topics/freedom-of-speech-2/arts-first-amendment-overview/parody-satire/
Attorney Kelly Kyle was our guest for this broadcast with Professor Richard Gershon to discuss avoiding probate, the importance of having a will, and updating that will. Kelly http://www.kyle-wynn.com/r.-kelly-kyle.html has his own radio broadcast at Newstalk 1180 Tuesday mornings at 8:06 where he hosts "Peace of Mind Estate Planning." Kyle Wynn & Associates has seminars coming up: http://www.kyle-wynn.com/seminar-registration.htmlGERMANTOWN, Mississippi Thursday, March 21 MEMPHIS, Saturday, March 23 GULFPORT, Tuesday, April 2 OCEAN SPRINGS, Wednesday, April 3 DIAMONDHEAD, Thursday, April 4 MOSS POINT, Friday, April 5 OCEAN SPRINGS, Saturday, April 6
Professor Donna Davis from the University of Mississippi School of Law discusses Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Clinics and the new tax law for 2018 income taxes. Need help preparing your taxes? https://www.irs.gov/individuals/free-tax-return-preparation-for-you-by-volunteers The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals.In addition to VITA, the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program offers free tax help for all taxpayers, particularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in questions about pensions and retirement-related issues unique to seniors. The IRS-certified volunteers who provide tax counseling are often retired individuals associated with non-profit organizations that receive grants from the IRS.VITA and TCE sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools, shopping malls and other convenient locations across the country. To locate the nearest VITA or TCE site near you, use the VITA Locator Tool https://irs.treasury.gov/freetaxprep/ or call 800-906-9887.We took a question about Section 199A deductions: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-provision-11011-section-199a-qualified-business-income-deduction-faqsWhere can you get a free lunch or a good deal on tax day? https://www.offers.com/blog/post/tax-day-freebies/
Guest Katherine Shireman, attorney with the Seymour Law Firm in Biloxi discusses child custody with our listeners. Katie has worked in the past with MIssion First, which provides legal aid, a medical clinic, a dental clinic and after school programs for the community in Jackson. https://www.missionfirst.org/ She currently works for the Seymour Law Firm in Biloxi https://www.seymourlawms.com/In Legal Terms has covered Child Custody on other episodes: on November 13, 2018 http://www.mpbonline.org/blogs/in-legal-terms/2018/11/13/in-legal-terms-child-custody-in-mississippi/ and on April 17, 2018 http://www.mpbonline.org/blogs/in-legal-terms/2018/04/17/in-legal-terms-child-custody-factors/From the MS Bar: Child Custody: Considering the Best Interest of the Child https://www.msbar.org/for-the-public/consumer-information/child-custody-considering-the-best-interest-of-the-child/
Attorney and Adjunct Professor Tiffany Kilpatrick was the guest for the show that discussed the criminal justice system. https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/tiffany-kilpatrick/Steps in the process: arrest, arraignment, Indictment, bail, trial
Civil rights, gender rights, human rights: are they all the same? Do we need to still talk about them in 2019? Guest Dean Michele Alexandre from the University of Mississippi Law School https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/michele-alexandre/ discusses the topic and takes listener calls. In Legal Terms broadcast on Human Trafficing from August 21st, 2018 http://www.mpbonline.org/blogs/in-legal-terms/2018/08/21/in-legal-terms-human-trafficking/Office of the Attorney General of Mississippi: Human Trafficing http://www.ago.state.ms.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/human-traffickingFINAL.pdfACLU https://www.aclu-ms.org/enThe MacArthur Justice Clinic at Ole Miss Law:: https://law.olemiss.edu/academics-programs/clinics/macarthur-justice-clinic/Southern Poverty Law Center https://www.splcenter.org/The William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation http://winterinstitute.org/How to find:Your U.S. Representative to Congress https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representativeYour state legislative representative and senator https://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/We also hear from Managing Editor of MPB News, Ezra Wall, about the new 9am Monday local call-in show: @Issue On Think Radio. http://www.mpbonline.org/blogs/news/2019/02/04/issue-on-think-radio-monday-february-4th/
Guest, Professor Christopher Green, talks about our government document: The Constitution.Do you have your copy? https://www.amazon.com/Constitution-United-States-Little-Wisdom/dp/1557091056/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1548795428&sr=8-3&keywords=constitutionor try https://books.google.com/books?id=WO61Is8Y4gYC&printsec=frontcover&dq=constitution+of+the+united+states&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiInan-8JPgAhVRmK0KHYZeDKEQ6AEIKjAA#v=onepage&q=constitution%20of%20the%20united%20states&f=falsePrevious In Legal Term broadcast with Professor Green http://www.mpbonline.org/blogs/in-legal-terms/2018/09/18/in-legal-terms-supreme-court-justices/The Mississippi Bar http://msbar.org Professor Green on Twitter https://twitter.com/crgreen24601?lang=en
Our guest, Mississippi Highway Patrol Officer Kervin Stewart, answered common and unique questions about driving on our roads.Mississippi Highway Patrol https://www.dps.state.ms.us/highway-patrol/FYI: Everybody Loves Raymond Episode 167 "The Shower"
The League of Women Voters is almost 100 years old. In Mississippi the nonpartisan group is vibrant and growing; encouraging women AND men to register to vote and educate themselves on issues affecting our lives. Co-presidents Carolyn Townes and Mary Ann Everett shared the history, present and future of the national, state, and growing local chapters on our program. http://lwv-ms.org
Our guests today were from Disability Rights Mississippi: Greta Martin, Litigation Director, & Micah Dutro, Legal Director. A private, non-profit corporation with a federal mandate to protect and advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities across the state of MS. 5 Old River Place Suite 101; Jackson, Mississippi 39202; Phone: 601-968-0600; Fax: 601-968-0665; Toll Free: 800-772-405711975 Seaway Rd. Ste B248, Gulfport, MS 39503, TTY Availablehttp://www.drms.ms/
There are new laws affecting divorce in Mississippi. Professor Deborah Bell explains the history and present of laws that dissolve marriages. 5 pieces of a Divorce: Grant of Divorce Custody of Children Child Support Property Division or Equitable Division Alimony Permanent Lump Sum Rehabilitated
Professor Richard Gershon reminds us of the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for 2018. Charitable contributions and other deductions, exemptions, and tax planning are discussed. Personal exemptions eliminated Standard Deduction almost doubled Child and Dependent tax credit increased Beware of Alternative Minimum Tax and Kiddie Tax Tax Reform Basics for Individuals and Families https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p5307.pdf
Jackson Public Schools's District Counsel JoAnne Nelson Shepherd talks with us about all the legal issues that a school district faces. https://www.jackson.k12.ms.us/domain/1370U.S. Department of Education: Law & Guidance https://www2.ed.gov/policy/landing.jhtml?src=pnMississippi Department of Education: Government Relations https://www.mdek12.org/GRFrom the National School Boards Association https://www.nsba.org/advocacy/school-law-issuesEquity and DiscriminationEmploymentGovernanceSpecial Education and DisabilitiesPrivatization and ChoiceStudent Rights and DisciplineAthleticsCurriculumFacilitiesHealth and NutritionLegal SystemReligionSchool SafetyStudent AchievementTechnology
Guest attorney Craig Robertson discusses Child Custody in Mississippi with host Professor Richard Gershon and Gregg Mayer.