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, 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.
Guests attorneys Frank Coxwell and Rachel Coxwell discuss bankruptcy with Professor Richard Gershon and host Gregg Mayer. https://www.mississippibankruptcyhelp.com/frank-coxwell.html
An attorney has duties towards their client but when do those duties start? Professor Richard Gershon https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/richard-gershon/ from the University of Mississippi School of Law discusses when attorneies' duties towards their client starts: a formal letter exists a retainer is paid advice is asked for and given http://www.soloincolo.com/when-does-an-attorney-client-relationship-exist
Constance Slaughter Harvey was the first black woman to graduate from Ole Miss Law, and was the first African American judge in Mississippi. The Univeristy of Mississippi Black Law Students Association is named for her and she is a member of the law school’s hall of fame. Aleita Sullivan Fitch was one of the first woman to graduate from Ole Miss Law. She graduated at the top of her class, but had great difficulty finding a job because she was a woman. She has been a leader and mentor for other women. She is also an inductee in the University's Hall of Fame. Mary Ann Connell was the general counsel for the University, and has also been a great leader in our state. Michael Moore was the Attorney General for Mississippi from 1988 to 2004 when he filed the first lawsuit against thirteen tobacco companies, claiming that they should reimburse the State for costs of treating those with smoking-related illnesses. The settlement included $ 4.1 billion for Mississippi. Ralph Nader is an American political activist, author, lecturer, and attorney, noted for his involvement in consumer protection, environmentalism and government reform causes. Nader first came to prominence in 1965 with the publication of the bestselling book Unsafe at Any Speed, a critique of the safety record of American automobile manufacturers. Mississippi Access to Justice Commission recognized the need for a single unifying entity to bring together the various providers of civil legal service. http://www.msatjc.org/ MacArthur Justice Center (heard on our April 10th, 2018 show) https://www.macarthurjustice.org/mississippi/
Attorney Jennifer Riley-Collins, executive director of Mississippi's American Civil Liberties Union is our guest. https://www.aclu-ms.org/en/biographies/jennifer-riley-collinsVote Smart Justice is a website where individual can put in their address to get the names of their Congrressional candidates and read their remarks and voting history concening the criminal justice system. https://www.votesmartjustice.org/ Know Your Rights on the national ACLU website https://www.aclu.org/ has printable fliers and information on various situations from Freedom of Religion in Prison to Survivors of Domestic Vilence to Stops and Arrists.
It's Get Organized Week! Do you have a will? Is it up to date?Professor Richard Gershon gives advice, answers questions, and tell us what the law is in Mississippi. https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/richard-gershon/Past broadcasts about Wills and Estates:May 22, 2018 MONEY TALKS: ELDER AND DISABILITY MONEY ISSUES Guest attorney Richard Courtney discusses elder and disability money issues. http://www.mpbonline.org/blogs/money-talks/2018/05/22/money-talks-elder-and-disability-money-issues/August 8th, 2017: IN LEGAL TERM: ESTATE PLANNING Our guest, Richard A. Courtney, Certified Elder Law Attorney, speaks with us about why we need Estate Planning, what an Advanced Healthcare Directive is, and why a Durable Power of Attorney is important. http://www.mpbonline.org/blogs/in-legal-terms/2017/08/08/in-legal-term-estate-planning/Oct. 25th, 2016 IN LEGAL TERMS: SPECIAL NEEDS LAW MONTH Certified Elder Law Attorney - Richard Courtney talks about planning and providing for persons with disabilities including Medicaid and other public benefit programs. http://www.mpbonline.org/blogs/in-legal-terms/2016/10/25/in-legal-terms-special-needs-law-month/
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6TH, 2018 is the midterm election.Guest Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann answers questions about voter registration, voter id, and Vote In Honor of a Soldier.Deadline to register at Circuit Clerk's Office: Monday, October 8th, 2018 for the midterm election. Voter registration applications must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 9th, 2018. Go online to http://www.yallvote.sos.ms.gov to make changes to voter registration - like changing your address.Voter ID information http://msvoterid.ms.gov/Pages/Forms/FAQ%20Voter%20ID.pdfIn order to participate in the Vote in Honor of a Soldier program, visit the website below. Upon submission, you will receive a small packet of election materials and a Vote in Honor of a Soldier sticker to show your appreciation for our servicemembers on Election Day. http://www.sos.ms.gov/Education-Publications/Pages/Vote-in-honor-of-a-soldier.aspxFrom the Secretary of State Website: If you are an eligible Mississippi voter and need transportation assistance, we will provide a FREE ride to your Circuit Clerk's Office to get a Mississippi Voter ID Card. Just call our FREE Voter ID hotline at 1-844-MSVOTER (1-844-678-6837) and tell us where you live. We will give you the names of local transportation providers to contact to make travel arrangements to fit your needs. A transportation provider will pick you up, take you to the Circuit Clerk's Office and bring you home. There is NO charge to you for the ride. It is EASY and FREE. http://msvoterid.ms.gov/Pages/VoterIDRide.htm
New faculty members Michelle Hanlon https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/michelle-hanlon/and Charles Stotler https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/charles-stotler/serve as the associate directors of the University of Mississippi School of Law’s LL.M. Program in Air and Space Law. http://www.spacelaw.olemiss.edu/They discuss Space Law, the Space Force, and drones on the show. Past broadcasts about the Space Law Center: http://www.mpbonline.org/blogs/in-legal-terms/2017/06/20/in-legal-terms-space-law-1/http://www.mpbonline.org/blogs/in-legal-terms/2016/11/01/in-legal-terms-space-law/