In Legal Terms 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.
In Legal Terms

In Legal Terms

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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.

Most Recent Episodes

In Legal Terms: Advanced Healthcare Directives

Guest: attorney Kelly Kyle from Kyle Wynn & Associates http://www.kyle-wynn.com/ Calls: trust and probate life insurance power of attorney and advanced health care directives life tennant dementia what can go into a trust heirs at law estate planning - special needs trust Past podcasts with Kelly Kyle 3/27/2018 titled Avoiding Probate and 3/5/2019 Wills and Probate also 11/26/2019 Revocable Trusts most recenly 3/31/2020 Medical Directives If you'd like some reading material, our guest is a co-author of How to Protect Your Family's Assets from Devastating Nursing Home Costs: Medicaid Secrets, the Mississippi Edition See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

In Legal Terms: Bail

Guest: André de Gruy, State Defender Additional information: Mississippi Bail Fund Collective https://www.peoplesadvocacyinstitute.com/mbfc 2019 Mississippi Code Title 99 - Criminal Procedure Chapter 5 - Bail https://law.justia.com/codes/mississippi/2019/title-99/chapter-5/ American Bar Association: How Courts Work : Steps in a Trial : bail https://www.americanbar.org/groups/public_education/resources/law_related_education_network/how_courts_work/bail/ The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution states: "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted." https://constitutioncenter.org/interactive-constitution/interpretation/amendment-viii/clauses/103 MISSISSIPPI RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE https://courts.ms.gov/research/rules/msrulesofcourt/Rules%20of%20Criminal%20Procedure%20Post-070117.pdf 2013 Mississippi Code Title 99 - CRIMINAL PROCEDURE Chapter 35 - APPEALS Article 3 - APPEALS TO SUPREME COURT AND RELATED PROCEDURES § 99-35-115 - Bail after conviction of felony; application for emergency hearing upon denial of bail https://law.justia.com/codes/mississippi/2013/title-99/chapter-35/article-3/section-99-35-115 Discussion: What does the Office of State Public Defender do What is bail How is bail determined Posting bail MS Bail Collective Rena LEE v. Robert "Tot" LAWSON, Sheriff of Pike County, Mississippi https://law.justia.com/cases/mississippi/supreme-court/1979/51628-0.html Excessive bail When is bail prohibited Tracking those out on bail Out on bail while on appeal Bail bondsmen regualted by insurance commission Calls: Bail isn't punishment Bail fund outiside of Hinds County Bail isn't / shouldn't be punishment What does the State of MS spend on those who aren't out on bail Know one knows how many people are in jail in Mississippi Virtual Public Briefing The Civil Rights Implications of Cash Bail February 26, 2021 | Washington, DC 10: am - 1:40 pm ET* The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will hold a virtual briefing on February 26, 2021, on bail reform in the United States. The Commission's investigation seeks to examine the state of bail and pretrial detention practices, including the involvement of the private bail industry, various mechanisms for reform, and the potential regulatory role of the federal government. The Commission will evaluate how cash bail impacts the fair administration of justice and whether it operates in a manner that denies equal protection of the law to individuals on the basis of race or another protected class. At this public briefing, Commissioners will hear from subject matter experts such as government officials, academics, law enforcement professionals, advocates, and impacted persons. The Commission will accept written materials from the public for consideration as we prepare our report; submit to bailreform@usccr.gov no later than March 26, 2021. LOCATION: The briefing will be live-streamed. AGENDA: Briefing (expert panels): 10:00 am – 1:40 pm ET* Open Comment Session (public testimony): Written comments submitted to bailreform@usccr.gov by March 26, 2021. Stay abreast of updates at www.usccr.gov and on Twitter and Facebook. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

In Legal Terms: TikTok and Memes

Guest: Associate Dean Stacey Lantagne from the University of Mississippi School of Law author of "Famous on the Internet: The Spectrum of Internet Memes and the Legal Challenge of Evolving Methods of Communication." How to protect your intellectual Property? Listen and find out. {an idea is NOT able to be copywriten} Calls: Merger doctrine - recipes Fair use of images Art gets a copywrite; Inventions get patents Genitic material Poor Man's Copy Protection Flea Market Sales Notice of copywrite? Take a photo of your art Bernie Sanders' inauguration mittens help raise $1.8 million for charity : Brendan Smialowski, a photographer with Getty Images, captured the image of Sanders. The photo agency said it will donate proceeds from the photo to Meals on Wheels of America. "Weird Al" Yankovic The Saga Begins YouTube Video See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

In Legal Terms: Cycling and Insurance

Guest: Baskin Jones from Jones Law Firm https://injuredinmississippi.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/baskinjonesattorney Suggestion: READ THE DECLAIRATIONS PAGE OF YOUR INSURANCE FOR UNINSURED OR UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE Our show discussed: how cyclists ARE treated what to do if injured MS state laws safe passing dooring laws DUI vehicle Insurance issues Calls concerned: biker's rights car drivers experence getting hit by car uninsured "what if" some can't pay for insurance Resources: https://www.bikewalkmississippi.org/ https://visitmississippi.org/blog/mississippis-best-cycle-trails/ https://mdot.ms.gov/portal/bikeped https://bike.olemiss.edu/safetytips/mississippi-laws/ https://bikeleague.org/bike-law-university https://injuredinmississippi.com/practice-area/bicycle-accident-lawyer/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

In Legal Terms: Ethics and Professionalism

Guest: Professor Patrick Longan, Chair in Ethics and Professionalism from Mercer University School of Law https://law.mercer.edu/academics/centers/clep/ Discussed: Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism Challenges for Lawyers law students classes training Current Events Confidentiality Wills The Ideal Lawyer: Is competent Shows fidelity to client Shows fidelity to the law Is public spirited Has civility Has practical wisdom Ways Attorneys Get Into Trouble: Trust account abuse Neglect of client Committing felonies Ethics attorneys hopeful COVID-19 will prompt changes in remote working rules Thousands of Lawyers, Law Students Push to Disbar Cruz, Hawley Discipline Them: Lawyers Want Ethics Charges Against AGs Behind Election Challenge See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

In Legal Terms: Asylum and Immigration

Guests: Amelia McGowan and Max Meyers from the Mississippi Center for Justice to discuss Immigration and answer questions. To contact the MS Center for Justice: For the Jackson office call: (601) 352-2269. For the Biloxi office call: (228) 435-7284. To reach the Indianola office call: (662) 887-6570. Their website mscenterforjustice.org/contact/ also has a form to fill out to reach them. DACA Contact form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4R2ZahNv1iuLL_N4fI1szq0XbbgcXwZGHjAg6HdIhPiIm8g/viewform Topics included: Mississippi immigration situation challenges faced by undocumented people work of the Center for Justice ICE raids how to reach MS Center for Justice what is asylum how to qualify what is DACA Calls: gratitude illegal vs legal entry to country profiling crimes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

In Legal Terms: UPM Law and True Crime Books Encore

A repeat broadcast from 08/04/2020 Guest: University Press of Mississippi's Courtney McCreary, Publicity and Promotions Manager discussing their law and true crime books https://www.upress.state.ms.us/ Books discussed: Crooked Snake https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/C/Crooked-Snake2 A Legal History of Mississippi https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/A/A-Legal-History-of-Mississippi Mississippi's Federal Courts https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/M/Mississippi-s-Federal-Courts Heroes, Rascals, and the Law https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/H/Heroes-Rascals-and-the-Law Cups Up https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/C/Cups-Up Confessions of an Undercover Agent https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/C/Confessions-of-an-Undercover-Agent The Last Lawyer https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/T/The-Last-Lawyer From Midnight to Guntown https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/F/From-Midnight-to-Guntown Return to Guntown https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/R/Return-to-Guntown The Legs Murder Scandal https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/T/The-Legs-Murder-Scandal Hands in the Till Embezzlement of Public Monies in Mississippi https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/H/Hands-in-the-Till Power, Greed, and Hubris: Judicial Bribery in Mississippi https://www.upress.state.ms.us/Books/P/Power-Greed-and-Hubris See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

In Legal Terms: Home Office

Can I deduct home office expenses while I'm working from home? It depends. The short answer is, probably not. If you work full-time for someone else, you're out of luck. "Employees who receive a paycheck or a W-2 exclusively from an employer are not eligible for the deduction, even if they are currently working from home," the IRS noted last month. https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/19/success/wfh-home-office-tax-deduction/index.html The people most likely to be eligible to claim the home office tax deduction are those who are self-employed — meaning they run their own business out of their homes, or are independent contractors or freelancers working on assignments from home. But they must meet the following rules: You may only deduct expenses for the portion of your home that is used exclusively and regularly for business and your home must be your principal place of business. And you may not deduct expenses related to anything that is used for both your work and your home life. Business Use of Your Home https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p587.pdf If you CAN claim a deduction, here's more guidance : https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/heres-what-taxpayers-need-to-know-about-the-home-office-deduction https://homebusinessmag.com/management/legalese/3-legal-issues-faced-home-based-businesses-prepare/ Do you have a suggestion for a show topic for 2021? Email us: legalterms@mpbonline.org See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

In Legal Terms: More Housing

Our topic is housing at the end of the 2020 pandemic year with Will Bedwell and John Jopling from the MS Center for Justice. https://mscenterforjustice.org/about/ On April 21st of 2020, In Legal Terms discussed Housing at the beginning of the pandemic with Will Bedwell and MS Center for Justice CEO Vangela Wade. http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/in-legal-terms-housing-with-ms-center-for-justice Justice.gov has information on the Fair Housing Act. The MS Center for Justice has information about housing and six self-help videos concerning eviction. https://www.justice.gov/crt/fair-housing-act-1 https://mscenterforjustice.org/work/affordable-housing/ http://www.msatjc.org/self-help-videos That COVID eviction hotline number is 228-702-9983. MIssissippi Home Corporation https://www.mshomecorp.com/ Conner v. Alltin, LLc, Cause No. 3:20-CV57-MPM-RP MS Center for Justice Fair Housing Hot Line 1-877-352-2269 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

In Legal Terms: Administrative Law

Our guest, attorney Francis Springer from the Springer Law Firm, discusses Administrative or Regulatory Law. https://www.springerlawoffice.com/ Discussion: Email concerning name change Department of Enviromental Quality requirements Agencies presumed to be correct Courts list four conditions for agency rulings to be reversed: Ruling not supported by substantial evidence Ruling was capricious or arbitrary Ruling was beyond the power of administrative agency Ruling is a violation of statutory or constitutional rights See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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