August 4, 2020
Guest: University Press of Mississippi’s Courtney McCreary, Publicity and Promotions Manager discussing their law and true crime books discussed:Crooked Snake Legal History of Mississippi’s Federal Courts, Rascals, and the Law Up of an Undercover Agent Last Lawyer Midnight to Guntown to Guntown Legs Murder Scandal in the Till Embezzlement of Public Monies in Mississippi, Greed, and Hubris: Judicial Bribery in Mississippi See for privacy and opt-out information.
July 28, 2020
Guest: Lisa Shaw Roy, Professor of Law and Jessie D. Puckett, Jr. Lecturer centered around are restrictions on religious gatherings and mandatory mask orders during a pandemic constitutional.On shutting down one group verses another? Liberty concerns vs equality concerns the constitution grant governments greater latitude to restrict individual freedoms during a pandemic.A Simple Guide to Executive Orders: A handy summary of COVID-19 Executive Orders from the Governor, organized by who and what they apply to (Updated July 27) for not wearing a mask? According to the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, Jackson residents could be fined $300 and sent to jail for six months. Businesses could be shut down for a day. The fine in Canton for individuals is $500, and $1,000 for businesses. In Columbus and Greenwood, you can be fined up to $1,000.   A $1,000 fine applies to businesses in Oxford. business that require masks to do business with them (now or beginning on the 1st): Walmart, Kroger, Target, Walgreens, Aldi, Apple, AT&T, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, Costco, CVS Health, Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Home Depot, Kohl’s, Lowe’s, Panera Bread, Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, Verizon, Winn-Dixie, Whole Foods Market, and McDonald's. See for privacy and opt-out information.
July 21, 2020
Guest: Ron Rychlak, Distinguished Professor of Law, Jamie L. Whitten Chair of Law and Government, and Faculty Athletics Representative included:how has COVID19 impacted gamblingonline gambling in Mississippisports bettingSome websites: the 'Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me' NPR and MPB radio program broadcast July 18, 2020 and available as a podcast, they had guest Maria Konnikova, journalist and writer who took up completive poker playing as research for her book, currently on the New York Times Bestseller list - The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win. She moved during the coronavirus pandemic lockdown to New Jersey where online poker is legal. Mississippi Council on Problem and Compulsive Gambling is dedicated to helping the community respond to those individuals and their families devastated by addictive gambling. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call our toll-free help line at 1-888-777-9696. All calls are strictly confidential.msgambler.orgMPB’s Money Talks discussed Day Trading on July 21st, 2020.. Is that legal online gambling? Listen to the Money Talks podcast or find it on their website:  See for privacy and opt-out information.
July 14, 2020
Guest - Claiborne Ferguson, from The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm who have children on the Autism Spectrum Disorderneeds for juvenile defendantschange in dealing with mental illnesstraining court personnel to recognize mental illnessspecial resources attorneys needThe animation that was used in the Heider and Simmel study Mississippi Department of mental health has a webpage that provides information.     For more information about services or if you or a loved one needs help, call the Mississippi Department of Mental Health Helpline at 1-877-210-8513. Staff are available to provide help around the clockOn MPB each Tuesday at 11am is Southern Remedy: Relatively Speaking with Dr. Susan Buttross author of Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder part of the Understanding Health And Sickness Series from the University Press of MississippiOur guest and his law firm are conducting a free legal seminar is called "Autism in the Justice System". It will be held August 4th at 2pm. Due to COVID-19, it will be a webinar on Zoom. Anyone can register at There will also be a link on the website for The Claiborne Ferguson Law Firm – that website is See for privacy and opt-out information.
July 7, 2020
Guest is attorney Louis Watson from Watson & Norris Law Firm. started the hour discussing terminations over social media posts then learned about "employment-at-will" and how the pandemic has affected employment law.Here are some of the information that was mentioned during the broadcast:CARES Act Department of Labor: Wage and Hour Division Labor Standards Act Equal Employment Opportunity Commission 7 of the Civil Rights Act Discrimination in Employment Act with Disability Act See for privacy and opt-out information.
June 30, 2020
Calls:home salesPERS taxable? over an IRA to a Roth IRAearly withdraw from IRA due to COVID-19military taxes taxes when you don't owe Act: Highlights of the Tax ProvisionsProvisions Applicable To IndividualsEarly withdrawals from retirement plans and participant loansWaiver of required minimum distributionsRecovery RebatesCharitable Contribution ChangesModification of limitation on losses for individualsProvisions Applicable To BusinessesEmployee Retention CreditDeferral of Employer payroll taxesChanges to Mandated Paid LeaveEmployer Payment of Employee Student LoansChanges to NOLSChanges to AMT Credit refundsChanges to limitations on deductibility of business interest expenseChanges to depreciation for qualified improvement propertyTax Aspects of Government Provided Relief LoansProvisions Applicable To IndividualsAdditional Retirement Plan Distributions AvailableRecovery Rebates for IndividualsAllowance for partial above-the-line deduction for charitable contributionsModification of limitations on charitable contributions during 2020Modification of limitation on losses for taxpayers other than corporationsProvisions Applicable To BusinessesEmployee Retention CreditDeferral of Employer payroll taxesChanges to Mandated Paid LeaveEmployer Payment of Employee Student LoansChanges to NOLSChanges to AMT Credit refundsChanges to limitations on deductibility of business interest expenseChanges to depreciation for qualified improvement propertyTax Aspects of Government Provided Relief Loans See for privacy and opt-out information.
June 23, 2020
Guest Ben Griffith discusses voting in Mississippi and voting during a pandemic.Calls concerned:mail in voting in other statespadded voter rolls and piles of ballotscontacting Circuit Clerks office for absentee ballots learning where your polling place is locatedwhat if voters are kept away from votingHB 1521 voter information? registered voters are eligible to vote by an absentee ballot because of age, health, work demands, temporary relocation for educational purposes, or their affiliation with the U.S. Armed Forces. Please check with your Circuit or Municipal Clerk to determine if you are entitled to vote by an absentee ballot and to learn the procedures for doing so. If you know you will vote by an absentee ballot, you may contact your Circuit or Municipal Clerk’s Office at any time within 45 days of the election. Voters included within the Uniform and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA), such as members of the military and overseas citizens, may register to vote and request an absentee ballot by Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). UOCAVA voters may register to vote using the FPCA up until ten days before the date of an election and may receive and return an absentee ballot by mail, email, or fax. For more information, call the Secretary of State’s Election Hotline at 1 (800) 829-6786 or visit the website at special election for Mississippi House of Representatives District 88 was called for April 21, 2020. On April 3, 2020, Gov. Tate Reeves (R) postponed the special election to June 23, 2020, amid concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.  This is an area north of Hattiesburg almost surrounding but not including Laurel. The seat became vacant after Ramona Blackledge (R) resigned on January 31, 2020. our Feb.25th 2020 podcast we had guest  new Secretary of State, Michael Watson to talk about primary voting, the Census, and the DMV. See for privacy and opt-out information.
June 16, 2020
Protest concerning police actions have taken place all over the country. One of the prominent signs held up was “Defund the Police”. What does that mean? It’s a catchy phrase for a poster but do Americans REALLY think the police should be abolished? Let’s learn from Cliff Johnson from the MacArthur Justice Center – Mississippi.It’s been a minute since we’ve had someone from the MacArthur Justice Center – Our podcast from April 10th, 2018 with Cliff Johnson profiled the center and its work. can also go to their website: concerned:children segregated in preschoolpolice target some groups don't target otherssociety needs to meet its needsprotesters blocking right of wayssmall protestspolice should be well vettedwe need police to do their jobpolice are neededCliff Johnson mentioned the written works of DeRay Mckesson.Oxford’s Public Safety spent $15,632,569 out of total city expenditures of $73,666,538 or 21.2% of expenditures for the city.’s Public Safety spent $60,996,096 out of total city expenditures of $159,729,856 or 38.2 % of expenditures for the city. See for privacy and opt-out information.
June 9, 2020
Guest: Joshua F. Tom, Legal Director and Interim Executive Director of ACLU of Mississippi protestsgroup protestspermitsspeech vs actionsdifference between protests and civil disobediencerights when you encounter law enforcementprotests on streets, sidewalks, partsprotests on private propertyprotests at shopping mallsburning flagspolice interfering with protestsdisturbances at peaceful protestsWebsite information: Mississippi Facebook live video concerning protests: Executive Director Jennifer Riley Collins on past In Legal Terms: October 16th, 2018 See for privacy and opt-out information.
June 2, 2020
Our guest, Charles Stotler, Co-Director of the Center for Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law, brought us up to date on on the changing world of space law. episodes on this subject can be found:In Legal Terms: Aviation Law 01/21/2020In Legal Terms: Space Force 04/30/2019In Legal Terms: Space Law in 2018 09/25/2018 See for privacy and opt-out information.
May 26, 2020
HOAs what can they legally do, what do they protect, and what can they exclude.Our guest is attorney Reed Marts from Oxford’s and northwest Georgia’s Freeland – Marts law firm . This is an encore broadcast from June 18th 2019. included: covenants, antennas, publishing names of those with unpaid dues, and forming an HOA. See for privacy and opt-out information.
May 19, 2020
Are there rough seas ahead for you due to the pandemic? Foreclosures, bankruptcy, or predatory lenders? Our guest from the MS Center for Justice, Director of Consumer Protection, Charles Lee took questions for this podcast. Information for ConsumersA resource on managing personal finances curing COVID19 for Mississippians created by the Mississippi State Extension Service. and dealing with debt: Tips to help ease the impact Letters for Dealing with Debt CollectorsThe following sample letters will help if you’re experiencing common problems that may come up with debt collectors.I do not owe this debt .I need more information about this debt .I want the debt collector to stop contacting me .I want the debt collector to only contact me through my lawyer .I want to specify how the debt collector can contact me .If you use any of these letters, it’s important to do so as soon as possible after you’re first contacted, and to keep copies of any letters you send. In certain situations, you only have 30 days after you’re contacted to ask for certain information, but even if more than 30 days pass, it’s still a good idea to ask for what you need.Credit ReportsDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 3 national credit reporting companies are offering free weekly online credit reports through April 2021.Link to December 31, 2026, all U.S. consumers can also get six free credit reports every 12 months from Equifax by establishing a "myEquifax" account at or by calling 866-349-5191.How to Dispute Errors on Your Credit Report to Help Consumers Avoid Scams to Cancel a Time Share Contract’s Money Talks recently had a representative from the National Foudnation for Consumer Credit. You can hear their podcast from May 12th on their website Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 866-720-5721 or via email at _  Report scams to the IRS at phishing@irs.govThe Federal Trade Commission also has information Mississippi Attorney General’s guide to Consumer Protection Act: Temporary student loan relief: All loan and interest payments are deferred through Sept. 30 without penalty to the borrower for all federally owned student loans. concerned:time sharestitle problemshousingwarning about scamsmore scamsAttorney Charles Lee can be reached at the Mississippi Center for Justice at 601-352-2269 extension 104 See for privacy and opt-out information.
May 12, 2020
A former host of In Legal Terms, Professor Matthew Hall, was our guest for our show concerning The Balance Between Civil Liberty and Public Safety in a Time of Crisis U.S. Supreme Court found that the “police power” of the States embraces “reasonable regulations …as will protect the public health and safety.” Jacobson v. Massachusetts, 197 U.S. 11 (1905) Mississippi CodeTitle 41 - Public HealthChapter 23 - Contagious and Infectious Diseases; QuarantineIn General (§§ 41-23-1 - 41-23-47) US Code Title 32 - NATIONAL GUARD CHAPTER 3 – PERSONNEL Sec. 328 - Active Guard and Reserve duty: Governor's authority Power in Law Enforcement: The Posse Comitatus expert: In Miss. it’s a felony to violate a quarantine order, but good luck enforcing it See for privacy and opt-out information.
May 5, 2020
Guest, attorney Francis Springer,updates us on how Mississippi's Legal System is functioning during the COVID-19 pandemic.Discussion included:meeting with clientslegal researchelectronic (or not) court filingsemergency proceedingsjury dutysocial distancingcourts that are opencourthouses that are openrights of the accusedpeople in jailaccess to hearingsconfidentiality in communicationsnotary servicesfraudcheck websites for the legal service you need to see their availability Springer has been a guest on In Legal Terms a few times: Holiday Help was broadcast on Dec. 17th 2019. May 21st 2019 we talked Police Stops with attorney Springer. Francis talked with us about Alcohol Laws in Mississippi on July 17th 2018. See for privacy and opt-out information.
April 28, 2020
Guests were Stephanie Showalter-Otts, Director of National Sea Grant Law Center. Janasie, Senior Research Counsel for the National Sea Grant Law Center. are attorneys and are a part of the University of Mississippi School of Law. The episode discusses the work of the National Sea Grant Law Center regarding the fishing and seafood industry with respect to the COVID-19 pandemic information: about Economic Impact Payments can be found on the IRS's website: article discussing: if you used 529 plan withdrawals to pay for tuition or room and board, you could be hit with a tax bill if you don't take this action within 60 days. See for privacy and opt-out information.
April 21, 2020
Guests: attorney Vangela Wade, president and CEO of the Mississippi Center for Justice and Will Bedwell an attorney in the Center's Biloxi office.Immediate protection for housing:The eviction moratorium operates by restricting lessors of covered properties # from filing new eviction actions for non-payment of rent, and also prohibits “charging fees, penalties, or other charges to the tenant related to such nonpayment of rent.” Sec. 4024(b). The federal moratorium also provides that a lessor (of a covered property) may not evict a tenant after the moratorium expires except on 30 days’ notice—which may not be given until after the moratorium period. # Covered properties include:VAWA Covered Housing ProgramsDepartment of Housing and Urban DevelopmentPublic housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program Section 8 project-based housing Section 202 housing for the elderly Section 811 housing for people with disabilities Section 236 multifamily rental housing Section 221(d)(3) Below Market Interest Rate HOME Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS McKinney-Vento Act homelessness programs Department of AgricultureSection 515 Rural Rental Housing Sections 514 and 516 Farm Labor Housing Section 533 Housing Preservation Grants Section 538 multifamily rental housing Department of TreasuryLow-Income Housing Tax Credit Rural Housing Voucher ProgramProperties with federally backed mortgage loans (1-4 units)Properties with federally backed multifamily mortgage loans (5+ units) Evictions Suspended: Pursuant to Miss. Code. Ann. Section 33-15-11(c)(1) and (33-15-11(c)(4), evections within the State of Mississippi are suspended, and all state, county and local law enforcement officers are directed to cease enforcement of orders of eviction for residential premises during the Shelter in Place Order. No provision contained within this Executive Order shall be construed as relieving any individual of the obligation to pay rent, to make mortgage payments, or to comply with any other obligation that an individual may have under tenancy or mortgage. new federal law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, puts in place two protections for homeowners with federally backed mortgages:A foreclosure moratoriumA right to forbearance for homeowners who are experiencing a financial hardship due to the COVID-19 emergencyIf you don’t have a federally backed mortgage, you still may have relief options through your mortgage servicer or from your state. Law in Mississippi Authored By: The University of Mississippi School of Law Legal Clinic Legal Services: 1-800-498-1804Mississippi Public Service Commission COVID-19 statements Legal Services: 1-800-498-1804Mississippi Center for Justice: 601-352-2269 Housing Hot Line: 1-877-352-2269MS United to End Homelessness: 601-960-0557 Doors Homeless Coaliton: 228-604-2048 Home Corporation For information regarding your data privacy, visit
April 14, 2020
Are you being creative during the pandemic emergency? Taking photographs? Performing on Tik Tok? How can you protect these intellectual properties? Guest: Professor Stacey Lantange, Associate Dean for Faculty Development spoke about teaching online and students learning online.Streaming services, inventors, and 3D printing we also discussed.Calls concerned:copy-writing an imageChinese property rightsinfringementpatent applicationscopy-writing lyricsand owned patentsProf Stacey Lantagne has been a guest on In Legal Terms in the past: Dec. 12th, 2019 intellectual property 11th, 2018 Genetic Testing 5th 2017 Copyright Law; Sept. 11th, 2018 Genetic Testing, and Sept. 5th 2017 Copyright Law    For information regarding your data privacy, visit
April 7, 2020
Guest: John J. Green, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Director, Center for Population Studies & Society and Health Minor     Affiliated Faculty, School of Law The University of Mississippi ready to be counted, Mississippi! April 1st, 2020 Census Day Count in Mississippi For information regarding your data privacy, visit
March 31, 2020
Guest attorney, Kelly Kyle, discussed Advanced Healthcare Directives and powers of attorney. a copy of the statute and form: of the Docubank card that was discussed. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
March 24, 2020
Our guest, attorney Tina Seymour Demoran discusses Protection Order in Mississippi. For information regarding your data privacy, visit
March 17, 2020
Our guest is attorney, Craig Robertson. He has his own podcast available on his firm's website and podcasts platforms listen under the name of his firm: Robertson and Easterling For information regarding your data privacy, visit
March 10, 2020
Professor Richard Gershon (author of seventh edition of “A Student’s Guide to the Internal Revenue Code (with Professor Jeffrey A. Maine) talks about the tax issues surrounding divorceAlimony - paid is taxable for divorces (or modified decrees ) after 2019. It's not taxable if received.Child Support payments - never has been taxableProperty Settlements - basis stays the same when transferred from one spouse to another. Release/Revocation of Release of Claim to Exemption for Child by Custodial Parent 504 (2019), Divorced or Separated Individuals’s the new tax-advantaged way to pay alimony For information regarding your data privacy, visit
March 3, 2020
Professor Deborah Bell discusses with Professor Richard Gershon Family Law issues with regards to children in Mississippi.Call topics:child supportsigning over parental rightscustodypayments of child supportLegal clinics that may provide help:North Mississippi Rural Legal Services Oxford (662) 234-2918West Point (662) 494-6122Clarksdale (662) 627-4184Greenville  (662) 335-8203Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project 601-960-9577
February 25, 2020
We're pleased to hear from Mississippi's Secretary of State, Michael Watson.We learn about the SIP Plan the March 10th primary and voting in Mississippi you need assistance in getting a voting ID? Call 1-844-MS VOTER or 1-844-678-6837In Legal Terms talked about Real IDs on a previous podcast: on the look out for Census materials in your mail box. It's important for every Mississippian to be counted. A past podcast learned about the Census: to vote before March 2nd to participate in any Primary runoff elections for 2020.Vote absentee for the March 10th Primary Election if you'll be gone for Spring Break.Register to vote before October 5th to participate in the November 2020 Presidential and Senate/Representative Election.
February 12, 2020
Guests: Glenn Lautzenhiser, Chairperson of the Lowdes County Crime and Addiction Task Force and Dr. Charles Rhea, orthopedic surgeon discuss why they believe the unregulated and legal substance - Kratom should be added to Mississippi's list of Schedule 1 Controlled Substances.Discussed on the broadcast:Notes from the Field: Unintentional Drug Overdose Deaths with Kratom Detected — 27 States, July 2016–December 2017 Consumer Protection Act passed by Georgia in 2019: To amend Chapter 13 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to 2 controlled substances, so as to provide for legislative findings; to provide a definition; to 3 provide for the identification of a standard level of kratom alkoloids and establish 4 recommended dosages; to provide for the prohibition of access to kratom to persons under 5 18 years of age; to provide for package labeling requirements; to provide for penalties; to 6 provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. Herb Kratom May Have Therapeutic Effects And Relatively Low Potential For Abuse Or Harm, According To A User Survey Products Now Banned From Oxford; The Board generally has three readings for ordinances with one public hearing during the second reading. By state law, they must hold the two readings and public hearing although the Board’s policy is to have three readings for most ordinances. However, if the Board finds that the ordinance is of interest to the public’s health and safety, they can elect to vote after the public hearing during the second reading, which is what occurred Tuesday with the Kratom ban ordinance."13 times more potent than morphine " From Kratom to mitragynine and its derivatives: physiological and behavioural effects related to use, abuse, and addiction. demonstrates 13 times higher analgesic potency than morphine and 46 folds higher potency than mitragynine. From Matsumoto K, Horie S, Ishikawa H, Takayama H, Aimi N, Ponglux D, et al. Antinociceptive effect of 7-hydroxymitragynine in mice: Discovery of an orally active opioid analgesic from the Thai medicinal herb Mitragyna speciosa. Life Sci. 2004;74:2143–55.Mississippi Legislature 2020 Regular Session Senate Bill 2084 Description: Kratom; include in Controlled Substances, Schedule I. Senator Chuck Younger, District 17, Principal AuthorSTATE OF TENNESSEE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Does possession of the Kratom plant in its natural botanical form subject a person to potential criminal prosecution under Tennessee law, which makes it a crime to possess mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine in a synthetic form?Opinion: Possession of the Kratom plant in its natural botanical form should not subject a person to potential criminal prosecution under Tennessee law. The Kratom plant in its natural botanical form is not a prohibited controlled substance under Tennessee lawAmerican Kratom Association
February 5, 2020
If your employer provides a benefit to you it might be taxed. Are Fringe Benefits Taxable?Any fringe benefit you provide is taxable and must be included in the recipient's pay unless the law specifically excludes it. Section 2 discusses the exclusions that apply to certain fringe benefits. Any benefit not excluded under the rules discussed in section 2 is taxable.Question from a caller: If you receive proceeds from settlement of a lawsuit, you may have questions about whether you must include the proceeds in your income. . .
January 28, 2020
Guest: John J. Green, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Director, Center for Population Studies & Society and Health Minor     Affiliated Faculty, School of Law The University of Mississippi ready to be counted, Mississippi! April 1st, 2020 Census Day Count in Mississippi
January 21, 2020
Our guest is Charles Stotler, an Associate Director of the LL.M. Program in Air and Space Law and Research Counsel to the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law.
January 7, 2020
As we begin the year 2020, familiarize yourself with contracts to protect yourself and understand your agreement. Professor Richard Gershon reviews contracts for us: Contracts don't always need to be written out, but having them in writing makes the agreement clearer to all parties. Illegal contracts aren't enforceableContract = Promise and adequate considerationCounter offers negate previous offersUnder 21? NO CONTRACTA caller also learned you can disclaim an asset that is willed to you.
December 17, 2019
Guest attorney Francis Springer of Springer Law Office, a former Deputy Sheriff, gave helpful tips in case you or a family member run into trouble with law enforcement this holiday season.
December 10, 2019
Guest: Associate Dean Stacy Lantagne, Professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law discusses copyrights, trademarks, and fair use of created media.
December 3, 2019
Guests: Bette Bradley, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Scholarships at the University of Mississippi School of Law and Jason Derrick, Professor and Chair of the Admissions Committee at the University of Mississippi School of LawTopics covered:what are requirements for getting into law schooladmission teststraditional and non-traditional studentsemployment after schoolthe American Bar Association exams
November 26, 2019
Guest: attorney Kelly Kyle, co-author of the book "How to Protect Your Family's Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs, Medicaid Secrets: Mississippi Edition". Kyle Wynn & Associates Registration for an estate planning seminar Saturday, December 7, 10:00 AM, at Courtyard by Marriott, 106 Baptist Drive, MADISON, MS
November 19, 2019
What can you do in the next few weeks to get ready for filing your 2019 income taxes?organize your informationitemized deductionscharitable contributionsmedical expensesestimated taxesretirement contributions529 plansHost Professor Richard Gershon is the author of several books and articles on taxation and legal education.
November 12, 2019
Our guest was Desiree Hensley, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Housing Clinic learned about Security deposits, lease agreements, tenant and landlord rights, and discrimination. For additional information go to The Housing and Urban Development website for frequently asked questions: of Mississippi School of Law Housing Clinic: and phone number 662-915-3493Mississippi Legal Services - Helping low-income individuals solve legal problems: and State-wide Intake Hotline at 1-800-498-1804
November 5, 2019
Guests: Adam Kilgore, General Counsel of The Mississippi Bar and Kate Margolis an Attorney with the firm of Bradley Arant Boult CummingsHelpful websites: you have concerns about whether something is legitimate or a scam, or you suspect that you have become a victim of a scam, please contact the Consumer Protection Division of the Attorney General’s Office at 601-359-4230 or 1-800-281-4418, if you are in Mississippi.Look out for:Credit Card ScamsCheck ScamsCheck Overpayment ScamsCounterfeit Check ScamsComputer Support ScamsDebt Collector ScamsEmergency ScamsEmployment ScamsHome Improvement ScamsHome Rental ScamsIdentity Theft ScamsInsurance FraudJamaican Sweepstakes & Lottery ScamsMoney Wiring ScamsPhishing ScamsPublisher’s Clearing House ScamsSecret Shopper ScamsOn Election Day:Polls are open until 7pm.Y'all Vote:
October 29, 2019
Guest: MS Supreme Court Justice Randy Pierce, Director of the Mississippi Judicial College. Our show aims to provide knowledge and answer questions about our legal system in Mississippi. The Judicial College provides continuing legal judicial education and training for supreme court justices; court of appeal judges; chancery, circuit, county, justice and municipal court judges; youth court judges and referees; and court administrators, court clerks and court reporters. about voting in Mississippi for the upcoming November 5th, 2019 statewide election. Judiciary website designed to provide public access to information about the state court system.
October 22, 2019
Do you need a REAL ID? Where do you get one? Why do you get one?The REAL ID Act establishes minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits Federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not meeting the Act’s minimum standards. The purposes covered by the Act are: accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and, boarding federally regulated commercial aircraft. and Graham - according to the Department of Public Safety, when you renew or get a duplicate CDL they will have the REAL ID star.
October 15, 2019
Guest André de Gruy, the State Defender from the Office of State Public Defender
October 8, 2019
Professor Marie Cope from the University of Mississippi School of Law talks about the Transactional Clinic staffed by UM Law Students and the business law assistance they provide. The Clinic assists those with low income. Possible steps may include registering with the Secretary of State's Office, creating a LLC, getting a tax id number, and filing 10-23 IRA applications.The public is invited to leave a message with the Clinic and a student will call back to take down their information: 662-915-7429
October 1, 2019
Guest: Patricia Ice, Legal Project Director at Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance We learned about the work of MIRA and the ramifications to families from the August 2019 immigration raids in MIssissippi.To support the work of the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance:
September 24, 2019
Our guest for the show: Gayla Carpenter-Sanders, Executive Director and General Counsel of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project Mississippi Code Title 97 – CRIMES Chapter 3 - CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON § 97-3-2 - Crimes of violence defined Your Rights: Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project 9:30am-1:30pm Friday, October 4th at Eudora Wetly Library, Jackson MSUpcoming clinics:October 17Lafayette County Family Law ClinicTopics: Uncontested ID Divorce, Emancipation, Uncontested Guardianship, Name Change, and Simple Will/POA/Advanced Health Care Directives. Legal advice will be available for employment-related questions.Click Here for Family Law Matters Pre-registration is required.October 18Hinds County Family Law and Expungement ClinicTopics: Uncontested ID Divorce, Uncontested Emancipation, Uncontested Guardianship, Custody, Visitation, Power of Attorney, Simple Wills, Felony and Misdemeanor Expungement.Pre-registration is required.Click Here for Family Law MattersClick Here for Expungement MattersNovember 14Family Law Pro Se Day Sunflower/Humphreys CountyTopics: Uncontested ID Divorce, Desertion Divorce, Uncontested Guardianship, and Name Change.Click Here for Family Law MattersPre-registration required. Register now for October 24th, 2019 Virtual Legal ClinicOther resources: Mississippi Center for Justice Association of Justice
September 17, 2019
Guests for the show: Mississippi Bar Association: Deputy General Counsel Missye Scott and General Counsel Adam KilgoreListeners called in for this show! They all wanted to know how to find a lawyer for their situation. Advice given: ask your friends! (check the yellow pages?) Advice from the Mississippi Bar Association Ethics was also discussed.
September 10, 2019
Guest expert Professor Hans Sinha joins Professor Richard Gershon to discuss Double Jeopardy.
September 3, 2019
Professor Richard Gershon explains the regulations around making contributions and withdrawals from retirement accounts such as 401Ks, IRAs, and Roth IRAs.·      Professor Gershon is the author of several books and articles on taxation and legal education. In 2019 he published the seventh edition of “A Student’s Guide to the Internal Revenue Code (with Professor Jeffrey A. Maine).On August 13th, MPB”s Money Talks gave out advice about retirement investing. The host Ryder Taff, a chartered financial analyst with New Perspectives, covered those who are retired, about to retire, and people just starting out. You can find that show and listen On Demand at or on your podcasting platform.Total annual contributions to your Traditional and Roth IRAs combined cannot exceed $6,000 (under age 50) for 2019. 401(k) contribution limit increases to $19,000 for 2019. Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) legislation is under consideration in Washington, D.C.
August 27, 2019
Guests: Professor Farish Percy and attorney Jesse Mitchell OWNER LIABILITY — Senate Bill 2901 , called the "Landowners Protection Act," says that anyone who owns, leases, operates, or maintains a commercial property in Mississippi will not be liable for any injury on the property caused by another person, unless the person in charge of the property did something that "impelled" the harmful action. Supporters say the new law will provide financial protection for property owners or managers, while critics say it could lead to negligence.
August 13, 2019
Professor Richard Gershon from the University of Mississippi School of Law gives his opinion on the new state laws that take affect July 1, 2019 in Mississippi. will be a run off for some elected positions August 27th – 2 weeks from today. November 5th is the next general election in Mississippi. All our senators and representatives along with the statewide offices will be selected on that date. If you voted in the primary you can only vote in the same primary on the 27th. If you didn’t vote in the primary you can vote in either runoff primary. If you didn’t vote in the primary, you can still vote in the general election. Citizens need to register by October 7th to vote in the November 5th general election for Governor, Lt. Gov. and such. There are county positions that need to be filled by election in November also. Teens don’t need to be 18 by October 7th to register, just 18 by November 5th.  AND if you didn’t vote in the primary you can still vote in the general election.
August 6, 2019
Guest Al Cutturini, director of the Elder Law Project at North Mississippi Rural Legal Services discusses their upcoming conference and elder law issues. Oxford Conference Center, 8:30 am 08/09/19; Free to the public (charge for CPE credits)Phone number: 1-800-498-1804 (anywhere in Mississippi) North Mississippi Rural Legal Services Mississippi Legal ServicesPodcast mentioned: Judge Larry Primeaux's Blog about Practice in Mississippi's Chancery Courts
July 16, 2019
Guest Kim Turner, attorney and Assistant Secretary of State, head of the Elections Division is our guest. Primaries are August 6th, 2019Deadline to register to vote for the General Election is October 7th, 2019 5pmGeneral Election is Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
July 9, 2019
Guest, Professor Ron Rychlak from the University of Mississippi reflects and discusses with special host MPB's Jay White and Professor Richard Gershon sports gambling in Mississippi.'s a game of chance? What's skill? When do we get scratch off tickets and a lottery.
July 2, 2019
Guest Richard Courtney of Courtney Elder Law Associates, a division of Frascogna Courtney, PLLC is the guest.Additional information (videos and access to Richard Courtney's Essential Planning Guide for Special Needs Children & Adults) can be found on Mr. Courtney's website: Phone number 601-987-3000January 1st, 2020 Mississippi's GAP Act become effective. GAP Act, for “guard and protect" will provide stronger protections for children and vulnerable adults. The new rules create a clear and workable statutory framework, modern and enforceable reporting requirements, comprehensive court monitoring procedures, state driven accountability measures, protection of the ward’s fundamental rights, and transparency from all parties. 
June 25, 2019
Guest attorney Tina Seymour Demoran gives an overview of adoption in Mississippi and addresses listener questions.Topics discussed:requirementscostsubsidiesinfant adoptionout of culture adoptionfamily leaveprivacyreversalsinheritancespecial needsMore information:AdoptUSKids or or Topic Number 607--Adoption Credit and Adoption Assistance Program IRS.GovMississippi Bar (What are the steps in adopting a child?)North American Council on Adoptable Children Welfare Information Gateway more information on Title IV-E eligibility, view our fact sheet Eligibility and Benefits for Federal Adoption Assistance.Information about our guest and the Seymour Law Firm upcoming seminars:
June 18, 2019
Attorney Reed Martz from Freeland Martz PLLC took listener questions and spoke about HOAs, Home Owners' Associations.Questions included: covenants, antennas, publishing names of those with unpaid dues, and forming an HOA.
June 11, 2019
With vacation season upon us, prepare carefully for your trips and know your rights as a traveler.Some helpful websites: for Aviation Consumer Protection; for Cruiser Bill of Rights from Cruise Lines International Association.To find out if your hotel has a history of Bed Bugs:
June 4, 2019
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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 ballard@firstregional.org  
May 28, 2019
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 For more information also listen to our broadcast from April 3, 2018.
May 21, 2019
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. or on Facebook
May 17, 2019
Our guest, attorney Richard Courtney, discussed elder law and answered questions about wills, probate, and executors. your executor the documents they needTheir job is to secure the original will and secure the property: locks, valuables, etc. 
May 7, 2019
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. Information about Heir Property: 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. 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
April 30, 2019
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.
April 23, 2019
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  on twitter   and on facebooik
April 16, 2019
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
April 9, 2019
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 actSecurity depositsUSDA loans  Money Talks episode that discussed the subject: contracts
April 2, 2019
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 school tells teachers to remove religious items
March 26, 2019
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! laws cover many employment matters in Mississippi. Know that there is a time limit to make a complaint.U. S. Equal Employmnet Opportunity Commission
March 12, 2019
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 New York Times Company v.Sullivan   Can An Opinion Be Defamatory?   Exploring Constitutional Law Check: Is lying ever protected by the First Amendment? and Social Media: What You Need To Know & SATIRE
March 5, 2019
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 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:, 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 
February 26, 2019
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?       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  or call 800-906-9887.We took a question about Section 199A deductions: can you get a free lunch or a good deal on tax day?
February 19, 2019
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.  She currently works for the Seymour Law Firm in Biloxi Legal Terms has covered Child Custody on other episodes: on November 13, 2018 and on April 17, 2018 the MS Bar: Child Custody: Considering the Best Interest of the Child
February 12, 2019
Attorney and Adjunct Professor Tiffany Kilpatrick was the guest for the show that discussed the criminal justice system. in the process: arrest, arraignment, Indictment, bail, trial
February 5, 2019
Civil rights, gender rights, human rights: are they all the same? Do we need to still talk about them in 2019? Guest Dean Michele Alexandre from the University of Mississippi Law School  discusses the topic and takes listener calls. In Legal Terms broadcast on Human Trafficing from August 21st, 2018 of the Attorney General of Mississippi: Human Trafficing MacArthur Justice Clinic at Ole Miss Law:: Poverty Law Center William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation to find:Your U.S. Representative to Congress state legislative representative and senator also hear from Managing Editor of MPB News, Ezra Wall, about the new 9am Monday local call-in show: @Issue On Think Radio.
January 29, 2019
Guest, Professor Christopher Green, talks about our government document: The Constitution.Do you have your copy? try In Legal Term broadcast with Professor Green Mississippi Bar Professor Green on Twitter
January 22, 2019
Our guest, Mississippi Highway Patrol Officer Kervin Stewart, answered common and unique questions about driving on our roads.Mississippi Highway Patrol Everybody Loves Raymond Episode 167 "The Shower"
January 15, 2019
The League of Women Voters is almost 100 years old. In Mississippi the nonpartisan group is vibrant and growing; encouraging women AND men to register to vote and educate themselves on issues affecting our lives. Co-presidents Carolyn Townes and Mary Ann Everett shared the history, present and future of the national, state, and growing local chapters on our program.
January 8, 2019
Our guests today were from Disability Rights Mississippi: Greta Martin, Litigation Director, & Micah Dutro, Legal Director. A private, non-profit corporation with a federal mandate to protect and advocate for the rights of individuals with disabilities across the state of MS.      5 Old River Place Suite 101; Jackson, Mississippi 39202; Phone: 601-968-0600; Fax: 601-968-0665; Toll Free: 800-772-405711975 Seaway Rd. Ste B248, Gulfport, MS 39503, TTY Available
December 4, 2018
There are new laws affecting divorce in Mississippi. Professor Deborah Bell explains the history and present of laws that dissolve marriages. 5 pieces of a Divorce:Grant of DivorceCustody of ChildrenChild SupportProperty Division or Equitable DivisionAlimonyPermanentLump SumRehabilitated
November 27, 2018
Professor Richard Gershon reminds us of the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act for 2018. Charitable contributions and other deductions, exemptions, and tax planning are discussed.Personal exemptions eliminatedStandard Deduction almost doubledChild and Dependent tax credit increasedBeware of Alternative Minimum Tax and Kiddie TaxTax Reform Basics for Individuals and Families
November 20, 2018
Jackson Public Schools's District Counsel JoAnne Nelson Shepherd talks with us about all the legal issues that a school district faces. Department of Education: Law & Guidance Department of Education: Government Relations the National School Boards Association and DiscriminationEmploymentGovernanceSpecial Education and DisabilitiesPrivatization and ChoiceStudent Rights and DisciplineAthleticsCurriculumFacilitiesHealth and NutritionLegal SystemReligionSchool SafetyStudent AchievementTechnology
November 17, 2018
Guest attorney Craig Robertson discusses Child Custody in Mississippi with host Professor Richard Gershon and Gregg Mayer.
November 6, 2018
Guests attorneys Frank Coxwell and Rachel Coxwell discuss bankruptcy with Professor Richard Gershon and host Gregg Mayer.
October 30, 2018
An attorney has duties towards their client but when do those duties start? Professor Richard Gershon from the University of Mississippi School of Law discusses when attorneies' duties towards their client starts:a formal letter existsa retainer is paidadvice is asked for and given
October 23, 2018
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. Justice Center (heard on our April 10th, 2018 show)  
October 16, 2018
Attorney Jennifer Riley-Collins, executive director of Mississippi's American Civil Liberties Union is our guest. 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. Know Your Rights on the national ACLU website has printable fliers and information on various situations from Freedom of Religion in Prison to Survivors of Domestic Vilence to Stops and Arrists.
October 9, 2018
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. 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. 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. 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.
October 2, 2018
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 to make changes to voter registration - like changing your address.Voter ID information 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. 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.
September 25, 2018
New faculty members Michelle Hanlon Charles Stotler as the associate directors of the University of Mississippi School of Law’s LL.M. Program in Air and Space Law. discuss Space Law, the Space Force, and drones on the show. Past broadcasts about the Space Law Center:
September 18, 2018
Guest Constitutional Law scholar Professor Chris Green gives us information about the appointment of Supreme Court Justices.
September 11, 2018
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.
September 4, 2018
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.
August 28, 2018
Our guest expert Professor Ron Rychlak with us about Attorney - Client Privilege term applies to the right an individual has for the information he gives his attorney that it be kept confidential.
August 21, 2018
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888Information about Human Trafficking in the 21st Century with guest Professor Michele Alexandre. from the Office of the Attorney General of Mississippi Combatting Human Trafficking (from the Office of the Attorney General of Mississippi) Polaris Project Hope International   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. Mississippi Catholics Against Human Trafficking hosts awareness presentations.
August 14, 2018
Our guest, Professor Antonia Eliason, gives us a history and a current events lesson on tariffs.
August 7, 2018
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.
July 31, 2018
Guest were from North Mississippi Rural Legal Services and discussed the free, civil legal services and representation that they provide. Cutturini, Director of Elder Law ServicesBen Wilkerson, LITC Director and Managing AttorneyStephanie Golbert, law studentSttate-wide Intake Hotline1-800-498-1804 http://mslegalservices.orgMS Center for Legal Services
July 25, 2018
Guest Jim Hood, Attorney General of Mississippi talks about the mission of his office. 601-359-3680Consumer Protection Division of the AG's Office: 1-800-281-4418Mentioned in the broadcast: Department of Human Services:   601-359-4500
July 17, 2018
Guest expert, attorney Francis Springer, answered calls about the alcohol laws in Mississippi.Departmen of Revenue for the State of Mississippi: Tobacco, Beer, and Alcholo FAQs
July 11, 2018
Guest host Java Chatman and Professor Richard Gershon talk about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
June 19, 2018
Guest attorney James Simpson took listener calls on Employment Law.
June 12, 2018
Guest Professor Ron Rychlak Professor Richard Gershon discuss the new sports betting laws with today's host, Jay White.
June 5, 2018
Guest: construction law attorney and adjunct professor David Mockbee.
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