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In Legal Terms

Summary: email: In Legal Terms, hosted by Professor Richard Gershon from the University of Mississippi School of Law with some of Mississippi's top legal leaders and experts as guests, airs Tuesday mornings at 10 am central on MPB Think Radio and on mpbonline.orgHave 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. 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. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

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 In Legal Terms: Wills, Estates, & your DNA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:21

The contents of a will or the lack of one can tear a family apart. What happens if a new, unknow family members asserts they are a descendent due to DNA testing? We’ll talk wills and estates with attorney Kelly Kyle. Kyle Wynn is an exclusively elder law and estate planning law firm serving clients in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Tennessee for more than forty-two years from offices in Madison, Hernando, and Diamondhead, Mississippi, and Arcadia, Louisiana podcasts: 06/14/2022 In Legal Terms: Wills with Kelly Kyle 9/7/2021 In Legal Terms: Draft a Will 2/23/2021 In Legal Terms: Advanced Healthcare Directives 3/31/2020 In Legal Terms: Medical Directives If you’re interested in DNA testing for ancestry purposes there are large data bases which many people participate such as 23 and Me or Ancestry dot com. You can purchase home DNA test kits from chain drug stores. The website for the Mississippi Bar has a page for the public concerning determining paternity if you’re interested In Legal Terms: Genetic Testing Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

 In Legal Terms: UAPs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:23

What a month we’ve had. Weather balloons collecting data, unidentified aerial phenomenon doing who knows what. If something is flown over your house, what are your rights? Can you pilot a device wherever you’d like? We’re talking Air and Space Law with one of its directors – Professor Michelle Hanlon. Bill 2022 ( passed in 2015)According to this law, any person who looks through a window, hole, or opening, or otherwise views by means of any instrumentality, including, drones into the interior of any area in which the occupant has a reasonable expectation of privacy, with the intent to invade the privacy of a person or persons inside and without the consent or knowledge of every person present, shall be guilty of a felony. you’re thinking about operating a drone at the University of Mississippi, you better have read their 5 page policy concerning Unmanned Aircraft Systems otherwise known as drones. At the end of their written policy, they’ve added some helpful links to FAA regulations. So for help learning what’s legal and allowable, check out their policy – even if you’re not in Oxford. Michelle Hanlon, co-director for the Center for Air and Space Law, has been welcomed to the show a few times before.03/15/22 03/02/21 06/02/20 Charles Stotler 04/30/19 Charles Stotler 09/25/18 Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

 In Legal Terms: Sports Gambling | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 47:31

Are you ready to place your bets on the Super Bowl? How about on Ole Miss repeating as baseball champs? Where and how can you do that in Mississippi? Our guest, professor Ron Rychlak is our guest. If you or someone you know lets gambling get out of hand, you can call The Mississippi Council on Problem and Compulsive Gambling. Their phone number is 1-888-777-9696 the website is: you’re looking to gamble in Mississippi – head over to Tunica, Coahoma, Washington, Warren, or Adams County along the river. You can also go to Harrison County on the coast. Neshoba and Jones Counties have tribal casinos.If you’ve got a kid who will fly the nest this year – you’ll want to teach them adult skills like doing laundry and how to make appointments. Also teach them about gambling responsibly. More than one in every 20 college students has an issue with compulsive gambling. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

 In Legal Terms: DPS Mobile ID | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:26

We’re learning from the General Council of the Mississippi Department of Public Service what’s new! Eric Brown will tell us about the Mobile ID.When you go to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety’s website: you can select “Drivers Service Appointment” and then pick from first time, renewals, reinstatement of driver license, firearm permits, sex offender registration, and more.If you would like to anonymously report information regarding crimes, that can save law enforcement agencies hundreds of investigative man hours in solving crimes just call the Crime Stoppers tip line: 1-888-8CRIMES. MS Department of Public Safety has a FAQ page –Bureau of Investigation, the MS Forensics Lab, Law Enforcement Officer Training Academy, and the Medical Examiner. All this is accessed from Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

 In Legal Terms: HIPPA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:15

Every time you go to the doctor’s office you have to fill out a HIPPA form. What is that? Is it taking away my rights? Is it protecting my rights? We’ll learn with University of Mississippi Medical Center attorney, Benson Hill, Privacy and Information Security Officer: what is HIPPA? To learn more about Heath Information Privacy, go straight to the source: the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights. has multiple webpages explaining your rights. You can read publications and resources about HIPPA from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you would like to know what UMMC’s HIPPA policies are: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

 In Legal Terms: Wage Law | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:38

Let’s start the new year off right, making sure your compensation is fair and legal. Today we’ll discuss wage and hour law with our guest, attorney Francis Springer. We’ll learn about the Fair Labor Standards Act and how it regulates how many employees are paid. FirstStep Poster Advisor is one of a series of elaws (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to help employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities under Federal employment laws. Available in English and other languages, the poster may be downloaded free of charge and printed directly from the Advisor - free of charge. We’ll have a link to that site on the show information for this broadcast. you’re interested in hearing a discussion about minimum wage, that was a topic covered by MPB’s Money Talks when their guest was State Economist, Corey Miller. You can find a link to that podcast from March 16th of 2021 on the show information for this podcast. about minimum wage in Mississippi? We have no state minimum wage law. It’s one of 5 states, including Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, and South Carolina that haven’t set a wage minimum separate from the federal rate which currently is $7.25 per hour. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

 In Legal Terms: 2023 Guide | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:25

Welcome to 2023. We know we have both lawyers and people who might be clients one day who listen to our show. We hope in 2023, you’ll be the best you can be. We learn from our guest Mississippi Bar General Council Adam Kilgore “what makes a good lawyer” and “what makes a good client”.The website: is a wealth of information. There’s a video explaining jury duty, there’s a sheet that explains the court system in Mississippi. I like the legal terms and procedures page. (I found out the ms bar and the NCAA have different definitions of “holding”.) Don’t forget, if you need to hire a lawyer there’s a page dedicated to how to choose an attorney.For the public, there so much information right on the front page of the Mississippi Bar website. There’s a handout for consequences of DUI – that should be mandatory reading in high school – There’s a tab called “Law as a Career” and information about the Consumer Assistance Program which helps people with questions or problems with Mississippi attorneys.My favorite part of The Mississippi Bar website: the Pro Bono Resources. If you qualify, there are lists of organizations that help individuals that can’t afford legal representation. From the north to the south and in between, you or a person you’d like to assist might find a clinic that could assist.   Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

 In Legal Terms: Turning 18 Encore | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 49:26

ENCORE FROM 07/13/2021Anyone have a 16 to 21-year-old? Or know one? What do you need to know that you can or can’t do when you turn 18? Are you an adult? Are the parents still “in charge”?Guest: attorney Baskin Jones who was on our show January 26th 2021 when we talked about Cycling and Insurance. Code 1-3-27:The term “minor,” when used in any statute, shall include any person, male or female, under twenty-one years of age.The Legal Documents You May Want When Your Child Turns 18Healthcare Proxy (also referred to as a healthcare agent or medical power of attorney, a healthcare power of attorney, or durable power of attorney for health care)Mississippi healthcare proxy form: (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) authorization (also called a HIPAA release)Mississippi HIPPA form: Power of Attorney (Durable POA) Separate forms for medical and finances. Directive Form: you can do at 18: Vote Join the Military Register for Selective Service Get a pody piercing or tattoo Sign a contract What you CAN NOT do at 18: buy a lottery ticket change your name open a brokerage account or buy stock be called for jury duty Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

 In Legal Terms: Educational Rights Encore | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 50:50

ENCORE FROM 01/25/2022What are some of the laws surrounding teaching? How does our state teach how our citizens obtained their legal rights? Is Critical Race Theory new?Our guest is Chauncey Spears, Education Policy Analyst from the Mississippi Center for Justice. Center supports every student’s right to a good education. This support includes fighting unjust attempts at whitewashing the history of racism in Mississippi and curbing the academic freedom of teachers and professors in our public school and university classrooms. MCJ supports the full and honest teaching of history and other academic subjects so as to help students understand the past and present contexts of their lives. Learning full and honest history and protecting the free exchange of ideas in classrooms are essential to racial reckoning and must take place in Mississippi to keep the state progressing toward a better future for all citizens. MCJ works with other advocacy groups and educators to protect the sacred space and trust educators must have in cultivating the minds of students here in Mississippi. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

 In Legal Terms: Police Stop and Search | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:52

We’re joined by Professor Matthew Hall today to learn about our rights when dealing with the police – when they stop you, when they come to your home.On Friday, June 19, 2020, Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba signed an executive order amending the Use of Force Policy for the Jackson Police Department. It’s on the JPD website. Many police departments have website, facebook pages, and other ways you can learn about the police in your area. The Mississippi Highway Patrol’s Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Enforcement Period concluded Sunday, November 27th, at midnight. The period began on Wednesday, November 23rd, at 6:00 a.m. MHP issued 9,179 citations, made 172 arrests for impaired driving, and investigated 212 crashes resulting in 43 injuries with six fatal crashes and six deaths. The fatal crashes occurred in Stone, Scott, Leake, Rankin, Clarke and Marshall Counties. – Mississippi has a “know your rights, police encounters website”. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

 In Legal Terms: Product Liability | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:31

Have you been buying lots of “stuff” this month? What if your purchase is defective? What if it is dangerous? We’re talking about the world of product liability with our guest attorney Baskin Jones. podcasts with Baskin:08/09/2022 Insurance Subpoenas Turning 18 Cycling laws Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

 In Legal Terms: Wishes 2022 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:45

What do you wish for? Legally speaking, I mean? Does Mississippi or our country have laws it shouldn’t or what does it need? If you could make the laws, what would you wish for?Past wishes:HB 530 The "Strategically Accelerating the Recruitment and Retention of Teachers (START) Act of 2022" The average annual teacher raise will be $5,140, and the raise will begin for the 2022-2023 school year. Starting teacher pay will increase from $37,123 to $41,638, putting Mississippi above the southeastern and national averages. water infrastructure 2095 passed into law Mississippi Medical Cannabis Act (and past) wishes: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

 In Legal Terms: Trustees | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45:57

One show will generate questions that will inspire a topic for another show. Last week we talked about wills and we had a caller who asked about trustees. So that’s today’s topic. What are their duties? How do you get one? How do you get rid of one? Our guest to help us: Richard Courtney podcasts with Richard Courtney as our guest: Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

 In Legal Terms: Will Talk over Thanksgiving | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:15

Today’s topic is one we’ve covered many times but still so many of us die without a will or without having made estate plans. This Thanksgiving is a great time to talk with your family about your plans, their plans, and where the plans are written down.If you need a starting point for crafting your estate plan, MPB has got a digital worksheet for you. Freewill is a site that will help you organize your estate plan so you can get started. University of Mississippi Medical Center has a link where you can fill out an Advanced Healthcare Directive. it’s good to hear what others are asking – that will lead you to think about your own situation. In Legal Terms has produced around 3 shows each year for the last 5 years discussing estate planning. Listening to these podcast can help you know what to do. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.

 In Legal Terms: Public Defenders | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 46:31

We hope you don’t need a public defender but its good to know how the system works. Our guest is the State Defender, André de Gruy who will tell us about the agency, who they defend and where. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.


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