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.
Our host, Professor Richard Gershon of the University of Mississippi School of Law answers questions about wills and estates.
Guest, attorney Ellie Krug discusses LGBTQ issues. https://elliekrug.com/
Guest Wilton Byars gives tips on how to avoid a lawsuit. http://www.danielcoker.com/attorneys-Wilton-Byars.htmlThese tips included managing potential risks like examining your home or business for dangerous conditions, don't do preventable things that could get you into trouble, purchase insurance.
Guest Justice Randy Pierce, Director of the Mississippi Judicial College and co-host Professor Richard Gershon took listener calls about how Mississippi educates our judicial personnal. More information about the MS Judicial College can be found at https://mjc.olemiss.edu/ Information about the Mississippi Judicial system can be found at https://courts.ms.gov/Newsite2/index.phpCurrent event in Oxford: The University of Mississippi Law School will host its eighth annual MLK Day commemoration, which celebrates the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 12:30 to 1:45 P.M. in Weems Auditorium. This year's panel will focus on slavery and its connections to the legacy of Dr. King.http://history.olemiss.edu/history-faculty-participate-in-8th-annual-mlk-day-commemoration/
The MS Legislative Session started on January 2, 2018 and will conclude on April 1st, 2018Hosts Professor Richard Gershon and Liz Gill discuss various bills proposed in the current legislative session.Learn who your Mississippi legisators are by typing in your zip code at http://empowerms.orgHow does Mississippi's government function http://mshistorynow.mdah.state.ms.us/articles/276/government-of-mississippi-how-it-functionsBill are proposed for this legislative session http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/2018/pdf/all_measures/allmsrs.xml
Are religious holiday displays a violation of the First Amendment? Our guest, Professor Ronald Rychlak from the University of Mississippi School of Law, helps us understand the First Amendment of the Constitution as it applies to "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion . . ".
Today's show took calls and discussed the upcoming Federal Communications Commission ruling on Net Neutrality. The US Supreme Court is expected to announce a ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission.
With the holiday season in full swing, a lot of people are traveling, and a lot of celebrations are taking place. Law enforcement officers are out in force to help keep us safe. But what do you do if you find yourself on the wrong side of a traffic stop? What if you’d made a mistake and aren’t sure if you’ve had too much to drink before you got behind the wheel? What are your rights, and what should you do? We’ll talk to our guest, Kevin Frye, an attorney in Oxford, about these issues and more.
With the holiday season in full swing, we thought it would be a good time to talk about the law governing charities, charitable giving, and what you can and can’t do when it comes to donating your money. Do you know how to set up your own charity? We’ll talk about that as well as any other legal questions you may have on this episode of In Legal Terms
This morning, we are going to talk about the law of sexual harassment and sexual assault with our special guest Honey Ussery, a former Assistant District Attorney and Title IX coordinator at Ole Miss. We’re going to discuss the different types of sexual harassment, how the law protects against discrimination based on sex and gender, and what to do if you are the victim of sexual harassment or sexual assault.
On today's show, we are going to talk about tax reform and look closely at the proposed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that is being debated in Congress with our special guest, Donna Davis, a professor of tax law at the University of MS School of Law. Tax reform can be a political and highly partisan issue but we are going to take the politics out of it and just talk about what the proposed tax reform would do, how it would affect you, how it could affect your small business, and how it could affect your employer.
On today's show we will talk with David Calder, a clinical professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law, and Erin Smith, a volunteer for the Court Appointed Special Advocates program in Oxford about Legal Issues Affecting Children and the CASA Program.
This week is National Pro Bono Week, a week to highlight all of the free legal services provided to individuals who otherwise could not afford them, so today, we talked with Gayla Carpenter-Sanders, the executive director of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project about the services they provide , where and how you can contact them, and what it takes to qualify for free legal services through the organization.
Today on In Legal Terms we talked about gun rights and the Second Amendment. Our special guest was Francis Springer, an attorney in the Jackson-metro area who previously worked as a deputy sheriff. We discussed what rights you have, what Mississippi law allows, and what restrictions are imposed on you as a gun owner. We also looked at bump stocks like the ones used in the recent shooting in Las Vegas to see if they are legal in MS
On this episode of In Legal Terms, we’re going to talk about the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act, better known as HB 1523 with our guest Jennifer Riley Collins, Executive Director of the ACLU of Mississippi. We’ll explore what this law says, what it means to you, and where the legal challenges to HB 1523 stand.