In Legal Terms


In Legal Terms: 2023 Guide

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.  

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In Legal Terms: Airline Passenger Rights

A consumer is entitled to a refund if the airline cancelled a flight, regardless of the reason, and the consumer chooses not to travel. Also: A consumer is entitled to a refund if the airline made a significant schedule change and/or significantly delays a flight and the consumer chooses not to travel.According to the US Department of Transportation: if you have a flight cancellation or delay that was controllable by the airline you might be entitled to:Rebook passenger on same airline at no additional cost for significant delaysRebook on partner airline or another airline with which it has an agreement at no additional cost for significant delaysMeal or meal cash/voucher when flight delay results in passenger waiting 3 hours or moreComplimentary hotel accommodations for any passenger affected by an overnight delayComplimentary ground transportation to and from hotel for any passenger affected by an overnight delayYou can also see what airlines guarantee that families with children can sit together.  If you’ve got some flights in your future you might want to learn what’s the best option for you – Should you sign up for Clear? Or TSA PreCheck? Or Global entry? Each are ways, for a price! you can expedite your security screening at airports. CLEAR allows for a quick identity verification experience. Clear reduces your wait time even further by automating the identity verification process and whisking travelers to the front of security lines.With TSA PreCheck, you’ll get access to an expedited security line and reduced security measures. You can leave your shoes, belt and a light jacket on, and you can leave your laptop and 3-1-1 liquids in your bag. PreCheck is available at more than 200 airports with 80 airlines. It costs $85 for five years.Global Entry (which includes TSA PreCheck) is an incredibly useful tool for the frequent flyer since it allows you to clear U.S. Customs and Border Protection in minutes after a trip abroad. It costs $100 for five years. If you have a flight to the European Union, and it’s delayed 3 hours or more, you might be entitled to over $600 dollars! I’ll have a link to the Air Passenger’s rights on the show information for this podcast.

In Legal Terms: Wills, Estates, & your DNA

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 In Legal Terms: Draft a Will In Legal Terms: Advanced Healthcare Directives In Legal Terms: Medical Directives 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