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In Legal Terms

The show about you and your rights.

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 Lega... More
2019-6-4

In Legal Terms: Law Libraries

Guests: Patty Furr, Executive Director of Jackson-Hinds Library System and Ben Piazza, attorney and Chairman of the Capital Area Bar Association Law Library Committee


Professor Richard Gershon and Liz Gill with guests discuss opportunities for Mississippians to access legal databases through local libraries and law libraries.


Mississippi Library Commission

While 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.

https://mlc.lib.ms.us/mlc-services/online-resources/online-databases/


The 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.

http://co.harrison.ms.us/departments/law%20library/contact.asp


Jackson 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. http://www.jgrls.org/services/lawlib.html


All 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.

http://www.jhlibrary.com/resources/pdfs/Legal_Research_Brochure_Six_Panels_compressed.pdf


Starkville-Oktibbeha 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.

https://starkville.lib.ms.us/oktibbeha-county-law-library


William 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

https://firstregional.org/desoto-county-law-library/  




2019-5-7

In Legal Terms: Heirs Property

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. https://www.wadelawfirmpllc.com/

More Information about Heir Property:   https://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/whatyouneedtoknowheirproperty.pdf

Ms. 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. https://www.wadelawfirmpllc.com/Register/

Local Attorney Helps Jackson Citizens Secure Generations Of Land Ownership

Free 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  https://wadelawfirmheirpropertyseminar.eventbrite.com.