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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.

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 In Legal Terms: 2019 New Mississippi Laws | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 49:48

Professor Richard Gershon from the University of Mississippi School of Law gives his opinion on the new state laws that take affect July 1, 2019 in Mississippi. will be a run off for some elected positions August 27th – 2 weeks from today. November 5th is the next general election in Mississippi. All our senators and representatives along with the statewide offices will be selected on that date. If you voted in the primary you can only vote in the same primary on the 27th. If you didn’t vote in the primary you can vote in either runoff primary. If you didn’t vote in the primary, you can still vote in the general election. Citizens need to register by October 7th to vote in the November 5th general election for Governor, Lt. Gov. and such. There are county positions that need to be filled by election in November also. Teens don’t need to be 18 by October 7th to register, just 18 by November 5th.  AND if you didn’t vote in the primary you can still vote in the general election.

 In Legal Terms: NMRLS Elder Law Conference | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 49:47

Guest Al Cutturini, director of the Elder Law Project at North Mississippi Rural Legal Services discusses their upcoming conference and elder law issues. Oxford Conference Center, 8:30 am 08/09/19; Free to the public (charge for CPE credits)Phone number: 1-800-498-1804 (anywhere in Mississippi) North Mississippi Rural Legal Services Mississippi Legal ServicesPodcast mentioned: Judge Larry Primeaux's Blog about Practice in Mississippi's Chancery Courts

 In Legal Terms: Elections | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 50:16

Guest Kim Turner, attorney and Assistant Secretary of State, head of the Elections Division is our guest. Primaries are August 6th, 2019Deadline to register to vote for the General Election is October 7th, 2019 5pmGeneral Election is Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

 In Legal Terms: Sports Gambling in MS | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 49:47

Guest, Professor Ron Rychlak from the University of Mississippi reflects and discusses with special host MPB's Jay White and Professor Richard Gershon sports gambling in Mississippi.'s a game of chance? What's skill? When do we get scratch off tickets and a lottery.

 In Legal Terms: GAP Act | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 49:46

Guest Richard Courtney of Courtney Elder Law Associates, a division of Frascogna Courtney, PLLC is the guest.Additional information (videos and access to Richard Courtney's Essential Planning Guide for Special Needs Children & Adults) can be found on Mr. Courtney's website: Phone number 601-987-3000January 1st, 2020 Mississippi's GAP Act become effective. GAP Act, for “guard and protect" will provide stronger protections for children and vulnerable adults. The new rules create a clear and workable statutory framework, modern and enforceable reporting requirements, comprehensive court monitoring procedures, state driven accountability measures, protection of the ward’s fundamental rights, and transparency from all parties. 

 In Legal Terms: Adoption | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 49:49

Guest attorney Tina Seymour Demoran gives an overview of adoption in Mississippi and addresses listener questions.Topics discussed: requirements cost subsidies infant adoption out of culture adoption family leave privacy reversals inheritance special needs More information:AdoptUSKids or or Topic Number 607--Adoption Credit and Adoption Assistance Program IRS.GovMississippi Bar (What are the steps in adopting a child?)North American Council on Adoptable Children Welfare Information Gateway more information on Title IV-E eligibility, view our fact sheet Eligibility and Benefits for Federal Adoption Assistance.Information about our guest and the Seymour Law Firm upcoming seminars:

 In Legal Terms: Home Owners' Associations | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 49:47

Attorney Reed Martz from Freeland Martz PLLC took listener questions and spoke about HOAs, Home Owners' Associations.Questions included: covenants, antennas, publishing names of those with unpaid dues, and forming an HOA.

 In Legal Terms: Travel Rights | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 50:10

With vacation season upon us, prepare carefully for your trips and know your rights as a traveler.Some helpful websites: for Aviation Consumer Protection; for Cruiser Bill of Rights from Cruise Lines International Association.To find out if your hotel has a history of Bed Bugs:

 In Legal Terms: Law Libraries | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 49:49

Guests: Patty Furr, Executive Director of Jackson-Hinds Library System and Ben Piazza, attorney and Chairman of the Capital Area Bar Association Law Library CommitteeProfessor Richard Gershon and Liz Gill with guests discuss opportunities for Mississippians to access legal databases through local libraries and law libraries.Mississippi Library CommissionWhile staff at the Mississippi Library Commission can’t provide legal advice, they can look up specific statutes and court cases for patrons. The library has a subscription to a Legal Forms database that has Mississippi-specific forms on a variety of topics, from name changes to divorce to simple wills. It also has a notary on staff and can direct patrons to the appropriate circuit or chancery court in order to find out more information about filing the forms themselves. Harrison County Law Library offers Westlaw Patron Access to members of the public in both the First Judicial District Courthouse of Harrison County located at 1801 23rd Ave. Gulfport, and in the Second Judicial District Courthouse located at 730 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd Biloxi. County Law Library Manager Faith Garbin called the show. The law library is open to the general public between the hours of 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., on Friday. The library is accessible from inside the Pascagoula Public Library. A professional access pass is also available as well as printing and copying services to the legal community. branches of the Jackson-Hinds Library System have access to WestlawNext which is a ground-breaking legal research system that represents the culmination of more than 100 years of West attorney-created editorial analysis and technological innovation. WestlawNext offers a clean, modern interface and powerful search functionality. WestlawNext allows users to search legal cases, state and federal laws, administrative codes, statutes and court rules, legal forms, and much more. County Public Library System: The Law Library houses numerous law titles such as the Mississippi Code, Southern Reporter, Mississippi Digest, General Laws of Mississippi, U.S. Supreme Court Reporter, American Law Reports, Personal Injury, Federal Rules Digest, West’s Annotated Mississippi Code, Wharton’s Criminal Law, Wharton’s Criminal Law Evidence, Wharton’s Criminal Law and Procedure, American Jurisprudence, American Jurisprudence: Proof of Facts, American Jurisprudence: Trials, Mississippi Senate Journal, Mississippi House Journal, Federal Rules of Evidence Digest, U.S. Supreme Court Digest, US Code Annotated, Cyclopedia of Automobile Law and Practice, Summary of Mississippi Law. These books are available for use in the Library only and cannot be checked out. There are also two computers located in the Law Library and are linked to the Westlaw Database (in-library use only). The Library is not a legal aid office and does not provide legal assistance. Ballard, Esq, DeSoto County Law Librarian & Archivist called the show. He manages the Law Library Monday-Thursday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The DeSoto County Law Library offers access to many volumes of printed materials for your legal needs, as well as access to the Casemaker service. While he cannot give legal advice, Mr. Ballard can help you with your search and point you in the right direction. He can be reached at 662-429-4439 Ext. 114 or via email at ballard@firstregional.org  

 In Legal Terms: Indigent Defense | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 50:05

Andre deGruy, State Defender and Director of Capital Defense Counsel Division was our guest.Mr. deGruy, spoke about the state of our public defenders situation in Mississippi, the work of the MS Public Defender Task Force, and the right our citizens have to be represented in court. Office of the State Public Defender For more information also listen to our broadcast from April 3, 2018.

 In Legal Terms: Police Stops | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 50:13

What should you do if you're stopped by the police while driving?Our guest, attorney Francis Springer of the Springer Law Firm, enumerates our rights and obligations and consequences concerning traffic stops. or on Facebook

 In Legal Terms: Wills and Probate and Executors | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 50:09

Our guest, attorney Richard Courtney, discussed elder law and answered questions about wills, probate, and executors. Give your executor the documents they need Their job is to secure the original will  and secure the property: locks, valuables, etc. 

 In Legal Terms: Heirs Property | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0

When parents, grand parents, or other ancestors leave land to their family they also leave legal problems.Guest attorney Vangela Wade answers listeners' questions and explains the problem and provides suggestions about Heir Property on this broadcast. Information about Heir Property: Wade is hosting a free seminar open to the public on the topic of Heirs Property. Register by May 11th, 2019 for the May 16th, 2019 event. Attorney Helps Jackson Citizens Secure Generations Of Land OwnershipFree Heirs’ Property Seminar on May 16th with Special Guest Experts that Include State Rep. Robert L. Johnson, III and Hinds County Chancery Clerk, Eddie Jean Carr Attorney Vangela M. Wade is inviting the Metro Jackson, Mississippi community to her Free Heirs’ Property Seminar on May 16, 2019, 9am - 11am, at The Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Key information will be shared in regard to protecting land and ensuring a family’s land ownership legacy.“Heirs’ Property refers to real property that passes from one person to another upon each person's death,” says Attorney Vangela M. Wade, President of The Wade Law Firm. “In most cases, without a Will or other legal instrument transferring ownership to that person's heirs, each heir then has an undivided interest in that property. Over time, this method of inheritance can lead to lack of ‘clear title’ and has the potential of diminishing the value of the property.” A lack of "clear title" makes property less marketable for sale or lease, can interfere with securing loans, grants and government assistance, and is the leading cause of black involuntary land loss.This FREE seminar, led by Attorney Wade, with special guests State Rep. Robert L. Johnson, III and Hinds County Chancery Clerk, Eddie Jean Carr, will explain the nuances of heir property such as titling, lack of marketable title, and loss of ownership in treasured family land and property.Registration for this FREE seminar is open to the public, however, seating is limited. To secure your seat, you must register with The Wade Law Firm before May 11th by calling 601-856-9967 or online at

 In Legal Terms: Space Force | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0

Professor Charles Stotler from the University of Mississippi School of Law talks about President Trump's Space ForceWe also hear how Mississippians will be connected to the future of litigation in the expanse above our heads.

 In Legal Terms: National Sea Grant Law Center | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0

Our guest is Stephanie Showalter Otts, Director of the National Sea Grant Law Center.Located at the University Of Mississippi School Of Law, Ms. Showalter Otts discusses the center's legal research, outreach, education.You can keep up with the Mississippi Alabama Sea Grant Legal Program onnline  on twitter   and on facebooik


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