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.
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/
Guest Constitutional Law scholar Professor Chris Green gives us information about the appointment of Supreme Court Justices. https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/christopher-green/
Guest Professor Stacey Lantagne discusses the new field of law dealing with DNA issues. Also: UM Law School to Host Originalism Debate in Constitution Day ObservanceSept. 17 in the Robert C. Khayat Law Center, in Weems Auditorium at 12:30. The event is free and open to the public.The celebration will feature a debate between UM associate professor of law Christopher Green and Georgia State University law professor Eric Segall titled “What is Originalism, and Is It a Good Idea?” They will discuss how the Constitution should be interpreted today.https://law.olemiss.edu/event/constitution-day-commemoration/
Gerrymandering: manipulate the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favor one party or class. We'll talk about the history and present and the future of district drawing. Guest Professor Hans Sinha speaks with us. https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/hans-p-sinha/
Our guest expert Professor Ron Rychlak https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/ronald-j-rychlak/speaks with us about Attorney - Client Privilege https://thelawdictionary.org/attorney-client-privilege/This term applies to the right an individual has for the information he gives his attorney that it be kept confidential.
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888Information about Human Trafficking in the 21st Century with guest Professor Michele Alexandre. https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/michele-alexandre/PDF from the Office of the Attorney General of Mississippi http://www.ago.state.ms.us/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/human-traffickingFINAL.pdfOrganizations Combatting Human Trafficking (from the Office of the Attorney General of Mississippi) Polaris Project https://polarisproject.org/ Shared Hope International https://sharedhope.org/ https://advocatesforfreedom.org/who-we-are/ AFF is a faith-based organization dedicated to ending the exploitation, sale and enslavement of men, women and children. We provide resources, education and training to bring awareness about human trafficking.http://www.catholiccharitiesjackson.org/events/mcaht Mississippi Catholics Against Human Trafficking hosts awareness presentations.
Our guest, Professor Antonia Eliason, gives us a history and a current events lesson on tariffs. https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/antonia-eliason/
Mississippi Center for Justice is a nonprofit, public interest law firm committed to advancing racial and economic justice.The firm's president, Reilly Morse, was our guest. Focus areas of the Center: education, housing, consumer protection, health care.Phone numbers: Jackson 601-352-2269; Biloxi 228-435-7284; Indianola 662-887-6570 http://mscenterforjustice.orgChamptions of Justice Dinner, October 18th, 2018, Jackson Convention Center. Honorees are Representtive Robert Clark and Carol Penick. http://www.mscenterforjustice.org/events
Guest were from North Mississippi Rural Legal Services and discussed the free, civil legal services and representation that they provide. http://nmrls.com/ Al Cutturini, Director of Elder Law Services Ben Wilkerson, LITC Director and Managing Attorney Stephanie Golbert, law student Sttate-wide Intake Hotline1-800-498-1804 http://mslegalservices.orgMS Center for Legal Services http://mscenterforlegalservices.org
Guest Jim Hood, Attorney General of Mississippi talks about the mission of his office. http://www.ago.state.ms.us/ 601-359-3680Consumer Protection Division of the AG's Office: 1-800-281-4418Mentioned in the broadcast: Department of Human Services: http://www.mdhs.ms.gov/ 601-359-4500
Guest expert, attorney Francis Springer https://www.springerlawoffice.com/about/, answered calls about the alcohol laws in Mississippi.Departmen of Revenue for the State of Mississippi: Tobacco, Beer, and Alcholo FAQs http://www.dor.ms.gov/Pages/ABC-QA.aspx