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.
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.
This morning we are talking about the First Amendment, the law best known for giving us our right to free speech. We’ll talk about what the law means, when it applies, and answer your questions about your right to free speech.
Property Law is a subject that will affect many people in some way throughout their lifetime and today on In Legal Terms, the show about you and your rights, we will look at the do's and don'ts of Property Law.
Our guest was Deborah H. Bell, Associate Dean for Clinical Programs and Professor of Law, at the University of Mississippi School of Law to take questions concerning divorce and alimony.Today, episode on Family Law took calls on divorce, allimony, and property division. The Access to Justice website was mentioned: https://www.justice.gov/atj
This morning we’ll talk with the Dean of the Univerisity of Mississippi School of Law, Susan Duncan,about restorative justice, an approach to justice that personalizes the crime by having the victims and the offenders mediate a restitution agreement to the satisfaction of each, as well as involving the community. If you would like to read more about this philosophy: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restorative_justice
Stacey Lantagne, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of MS School of Law explains copyright law and takes questions. If your question didn't get answered or you want to register a copyright: https://www.copyright.gov/
With 13 years as the General Counsel for The Mississippi Bar, Adam Kilgore, and University of Mississippi Professor Richard Gershon take calls and discuss attorney ethics, how to file a complaint about an attorney, and the Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct..https://www.msbar.org/If you are concerned that your attorney or an attorney you have come in contact with may have committed an ethics violation you may contact the Consumer Assistance Program (CAP) to inquire about the possibility of filing a Bar Complaint. CAP may be contacted by telephone at (601) 948-2344; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or by mail:Consumer Assistance ProgramPost Office Box 2168Jackson, Mississippi 39225-2168
How soon do you need to tell an employer you were injured on the job? What are the benefits available if you’re injured? Who pays for Worker’s Compensation? Our guest Jennie Eichelberger, of the Eichelberger Law Firm in Jackson answers questions and explains Worker’s Compensation in Mississippi.
In this episode of In Legal Terms our guest was Professor Cathy Janasie from the MS School of Law. Prof. Janasie teaches law school classes covering Water Law, Agricultural Law, and Fish & Game Regulation, among others. She’s also been a Research Analyst with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Along with Professor Richard Gershon they discuss fish and game laws in Mississippi.