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.
Guest: attorney Kelly Kyle, co-author of the book "How to Protect Your Family's Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs, Medicaid Secrets: Mississippi Edition". Kyle Wynn & Associates Registration for an estate planning seminar Saturday, December 7, 10:00 AM, at Courtyard by Marriott, 106 Baptist Drive, MADISON, MS http://www.kyle-wynn.com/seminar-registration.html
What can you do in the next few weeks to get ready for filing your 2019 income taxes? organize your information itemized deductions charitable contributions medical expenses estimated taxes retirement contributions 529 plans Host Professor Richard Gershon is the author of several books and articles on taxation and legal education.https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/richard-gershon/
Our guest was Desiree Hensley, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Housing Clinichttps://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/desiree-hensley/We learned about Security deposits, lease agreements, tenant and landlord rights, and discrimination. For additional information go to The Housing and Urban Development website for frequently asked questions: hud.gov/faqsUniversity of Mississippi School of Law Housing Clinic: https://law.olemiss.edu/academics-programs/clinics/housing-clinic/ and phone number 662-915-3493Mississippi Legal Services - Helping low-income individuals solve legal problems: https://www.mslegalservices.org/ and State-wide Intake Hotline at 1-800-498-1804
Guests: Adam Kilgore, General Counsel of The Mississippi Bar and Kate Margolis an Attorney with the firm of Bradley Arant Boult CummingsHelpful websites: https://www.idtheftcenter.org/https://www.ago.state.ms.us/victims/scams/If you have concerns about whether something is legitimate or a scam, or you suspect that you have become a victim of a scam, please contact the Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General’s Office at 601-359-4230 or 1-800-281-4418, if you are in Mississippi.Look out for:Credit Card ScamsCheck ScamsCheck Overpayment ScamsCounterfeit Check ScamsComputer Support ScamsDebt Collector ScamsEmergency ScamsEmployment ScamsHome Improvement ScamsHome Rental ScamsIdentity Theft ScamsInsurance FraudJamaican Sweepstakes & Lottery ScamsMoney Wiring ScamsPhishing ScamsPublisher’s Clearing House ScamsSecret Shopper ScamsOn Election Day:Polls are open until 7pm.Y'all Vote: https://www.sos.ms.gov/Vote/Pages/default.aspx
Guest: MS Supreme Court Justice Randy Pierce, Director of the Mississippi Judicial College. Our show aims to provide knowledge and answer questions about our legal system in Mississippi. The Judicial College provides continuing legal judicial education and training for supreme court justices; court of appeal judges; chancery, circuit, county, justice and municipal court judges; youth court judges and referees; and court administrators, court clerks and court reporters. https://mjc.olemiss.edu/Information about voting in Mississippi for the upcoming November 5th, 2019 statewide election. https://www.sos.ms.gov/Vote/Pages/default.aspxMississippi Judiciary website designed to provide public access to information about the state court system. https://courts.ms.gov/
Do you need a REAL ID? Where do you get one? Why do you get one?The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards. The purposes covered by the Act are: accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and, boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft.https://www.ms.gov/dps/license_renewal/LicenseGreg and Graham - according to the Department of Public Safety, when you renew or get a duplicate CDL they will have the REAL ID star.https://www.driverservicebureau.dps.ms.gov/FirstRespondershttps://www.driverservicebureau.dps.ms.gov
Guest André de Gruy, the State Defender from the Office of State Public Defender http://www.ospd.ms.gov/CapStaff/Andre.htm
Professor Marie Cope from the University of Mississippi School of Law talks about the Transactional Clinic staffed by UM Law Students and the business law assistance they provide. The Clinic assists those with low income. Possible steps may include registering with the Secretary of State's Office, creating a LLC, getting a tax id number, and filing 10-23 IRA applications.The public is invited to leave a message with the Clinic and a student will call back to take down their information: 662-915-7429https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1635.pdf
Guest: Patricia Ice, Legal Project Director at Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance We learned about the work of MIRA and the ramifications to families from the August 2019 immigration raids in MIssissippi.To support the work of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance: www.yourmira.org
Our guest for the show: Gayla Carpenter-Sanders, Executive Director and General Counsel of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project http://www.mvlp.net/2014 Mississippi Code Title 97 – CRIMES Chapter 3 - CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON § 97-3-2 - Crimes of violence defined https://law.justia.com/codes/mississippi/2014/title-97/chapter-3/section-97-3-2/Know Your Rights: Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project 9:30am-1:30pm Friday, October 4th at Eudora Wetly Library, Jackson MSUpcoming clinics:October 17Lafayette County Family Law ClinicTopics: Uncontested ID Divorce, Emancipation, Uncontested Guardianship, Name Change, and Simple Will/POA/Advanced Health Care Directives. Legal advice will be available for employment-related questions.Click Here for Family Law Matters Pre-registration is required.October 18Hinds County Family Law and Expungement ClinicTopics: Uncontested ID Divorce, Uncontested Emancipation, Uncontested Guardianship, Custody, Visitation, Power of Attorney, Simple Wills, Felony and Misdemeanor Expungement.Pre-registration is required.Click Here for Family Law MattersClick Here for Expungement MattersNovember 14Family Law Pro Se Day Sunflower/Humphreys CountyTopics: Uncontested ID Divorce, Desertion Divorce, Uncontested Guardianship, and Name Change.Click Here for Family Law MattersPre-registration required.https://ms.freelegalanswers.org/ Register now for October 24th, 2019 Virtual Legal ClinicOther resources: Mississippi Center for Justice https://www.mscenterforjustice.org/Mississippi Association of Justice https://www.msaj.org/
Guests for the show: Mississippi Bar Association: Deputy General Counsel Missye Scott and General Counsel Adam KilgoreListeners called in for this show! They all wanted to know how to find a lawyer for their situation. Advice given: ask your friends! (check the yellow pages?) Advice from the Mississippi Bar Association https://www.msbar.org/for-the-public/how-to-select-a-lawyer/Attorney Ethics was also discussed.
Guest expert Professor Hans Sinha joins Professor Richard Gershon to discuss Double Jeopardy.
Professor Richard Gershon explains the regulations around making contributions and withdrawals from retirement accounts such as 401Ks, IRAs, and Roth IRAs.· Professor Gershon is the author of several books and articles on taxation and legal education. In 2019 he published the seventh edition of “A Student’s Guide to the Internal Revenue Code (with Professor Jeffrey A. Maine).On August 13th, MPB”s Money Talks gave out advice about retirement investing. The host Ryder Taff, a chartered financial analyst with New Perspectives, covered those who are retired, about to retire, and people just starting out. You can find that show and listen On Demand at moneytalk.mpbonline.org or on your podcasting platform.Total annual contributions to your Traditional and Roth IRAs combined cannot exceed $6,000 (under age 50) for 2019. 401(k) contribution limit increases to $19,000 for 2019. https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/401k-contribution-limit-increases-to-19000-for-2019-ira-limit-increases-to-6000Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) legislation is under consideration in Washington, D.C.
Guests: Professor Farish Percy https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/e-farish-percy/ and attorney Jesse Mitchell https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mitchell-Firm-P/222171121849298PROPERTY OWNER LIABILITY — Senate Bill 2901 , called the "Landowners Protection Act," says that anyone who owns, leases, operates, or maintains a commercial property in Mississippi will not be liable for any injury on the property caused by another person, unless the person in charge of the property did something that "impelled" the harmful action. Supporters say the new law will provide financial protection for property owners or managers, while critics say it could lead to negligence.
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.https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2019/07/01/new-laws-mississippi/1617541001/There 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.