In Legal Terms
The show about you and your rights.
In Legal Terms: Transactional Clinic
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
In Legal Terms: Immigration
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: www.yourmira.org
In Legal Terms: Expungments
Our guest for the show: Gayla Carpenter-Sanders, Executive Director and General Counsel of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project http://www.mvlp.net/
2014 Mississippi Code Title 97 – CRIMES Chapter 3 - CRIMES AGAINST THE PERSON § 97-3-2 - Crimes of violence defined https://law.justia.com/codes/mississippi/2014/title-97/chapter-3/section-97-3-2/
Know Your Rights: Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project 9:30am-1:30pm Friday, October 4th at Eudora Wetly Library, Jackson MS
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.
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 Matters
November 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.
https://ms.freelegalanswers.org/ Register now for October 24th, 2019 Virtual Legal Clinic
Other resources: Mississippi Center for Justice https://www.mscenterforjustice.org/
Mississippi Association of Justice https://www.msaj.org/
In Legal Terms: Choosing a Lawyer
Guests for the show: Mississippi Bar Association: Deputy General Counsel Missye Scott and General Counsel Adam Kilgore
Listeners 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 https://www.msbar.org/for-the-public/how-to-select-a-lawyer/
Attorney Ethics was also discussed.
In Legal Terms: Retirement Account Regulations
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 moneytalk.mpbonline.org 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. https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/401k-contribution-limit-increases-to-19000-for-2019-ira-limit-increases-to-6000
Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) legislation is under consideration in Washington, D.C.