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.
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.https://mlc.lib.ms.us/mlc-services/online-resources/online-databases/The 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.http://co.harrison.ms.us/departments/law%20library/contact.aspJackson 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. http://www.jgrls.org/services/lawlib.htmlAll 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.http://www.jhlibrary.com/resources/pdfs/Legal_Research_Brochure_Six_Panels_compressed.pdfStarkville-Oktibbeha 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.https://starkville.lib.ms.us/oktibbeha-county-law-libraryWilliam 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 email@example.com://firstregional.org/desoto-county-law-library/
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 http://www.ospd.ms.gov/ For more information also listen to our broadcast from April 3, 2018.
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.https://www.springerlawoffice.com/about/ or on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/springerlawoffice/
Our guest, attorney Richard Courtney, discussed elder law and answered questions about wills, probate, and executors. https://elderlawms.com/richard-a-courtney/ Give your executor the documents they need Their job is to secure the original will and secure the property: locks, valuables, etc.
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. https://www.wadelawfirmpllc.com/More Information about Heir Property: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/whatyouneedtoknowheirproperty.pdfMs. 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. https://www.wadelawfirmpllc.com/Register/Local 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 https://wadelawfirmheirpropertyseminar.eventbrite.com.
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. https://law.olemiss.edu/academics-programs/llm/ll-m-program-overview/
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 http://masglp.olemiss.edu/ on twitter https://twitter.com/msalseagrantlaw and on facebooik https://www.facebook.com/masglp
Our guest is Paralegal Program Coordinator and Instructor for Homes Community College, Darleen Dozier.Ms. Dozier explains the course work to become a paralegal and the job opportunities after certification. Online and on campus classes begin June 3, 2019 https://www.holmescc.edu/registration/
Guest is Desiree Hensley, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Housing Clinic at the University of Mississippi School of Law.Ms. Hensley will discuss and take questions on Housing. On this broadcast: Landlord tenant act Security deposits USDA loans Money Talks episode that discussed the subject: http://www.mpbonline.org/blogs/money-talks/2018/08/21/money-talks-usda-rural-development/ Installment contracts
Religious Freedom or Freedom from Religion? What does the First Amendment say about religion? We talk about students and religion in schools. Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.What about religious practices in public schools or public places?Do students have the right to express their religious beliefs at school?Can students express their religious beliefs during class?Can students distribute religious material at school?Can students form religious clubs at school?Can students pray at school?Is it okay to bring a Bible to school? Can it be used as a resource for an assignment?Can students wear religious clothing or jewelry to school?Can my city force my store or restaurant to close on Sunday (Blue Laws?).Current events: Utah teacher apologizes for Ash Wednesday cross incident https://www.apnews.com/07145585aaf44d4e8edaa389109a2cd7 Mississippi school tells teachers to remove religious items https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2019/03/23/mississippi-school-tells-teachers-to-remove_ap.html
Do you know about a FLSA (Fair Labor Standards Act)?What about 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. Mr. Kyle 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. Ms. Davis also talk about 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. Ms. Shiremen 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/