In Legal Terms show

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 am central on MPB Think Radio.

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 In Legal Terms: Transactional Clinic | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 49:38

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: 662-915-7429

 In Legal Terms: Immigration | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 50:19

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:

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

Our guest for the show: Gayla Carpenter-Sanders, Executive Director and General Counsel of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project Mississippi Code Title 97 – CRIMES Chapter 3 - CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON § 97-3-2 - Crimes of violence defined 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. Register now for October 24th, 2019 Virtual Legal ClinicOther resources: Mississippi Center for Justice Association of Justice

 In Legal Terms: Choosing a Lawyer | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 50:10

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 Ethics was also discussed.

 In Legal Terms: Double Jeopardy | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 44:19

Guest expert Professor Hans Sinha joins Professor Richard Gershon to discuss Double Jeopardy.

 In Legal Terms: Retirement Account Regulations | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 49:46

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 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. Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) legislation is under consideration in Washington, D.C.

 In Legal Terms: Mississippi’s new Landowners Protection Act | File Type: audio/mp3 | Duration: 48:45

Guests: Professor Farish Percy and attorney Jesse Mitchell 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.

 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:


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