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: Wage Law

Let’s start the new year off right, making sure your compensation is fair and legal. Today we’ll discuss wage and hour law with our guest, attorney Francis Springer. We’ll learn about the Fair Labor Standards Act and how it regulates how many employees are paid. FirstStep Poster Advisor is one of a series of elaws (Employment Laws Assistance for Workers and Small Businesses) developed by the U.S. Department of Labor to help employers and employees understand their rights and responsibilities under Federal employment laws. Available in English and other languages, the poster may be downloaded free of charge and printed directly from the Advisor - free of charge. We’ll have a link to that site on the show information for this broadcast. you’re interested in hearing a discussion about minimum wage, that was a topic covered by MPB’s Money Talks when their guest was State Economist, Corey Miller. You can find a link to that podcast from March 16th of 2021 on the show information for this podcast. about minimum wage in Mississippi? We have no state minimum wage law. It’s one of 5 states, including Alabama, Louisiana, Tennessee, and South Carolina that haven’t set a wage minimum separate from the federal rate which currently is $7.25 per hour.

In Legal Terms: Turning 18 Encore

ENCORE FROM 07/13/2021Anyone have a 16 to 21-year-old? Or know one? What do you need to know that you can or can’t do when you turn 18? Are you an adult? Are the parents still “in charge”?Guest: attorney Baskin Jones who was on our show January 26th 2021 when we talked about Cycling and Insurance. Code 1-3-27:The term “minor,” when used in any statute, shall include any person, male or female, under twenty-one years of age.The Legal Documents You May Want When Your Child Turns 18Healthcare Proxy (also referred to as a healthcare agent or medical power of attorney, a healthcare power of attorney, or durable power of attorney for health care)Mississippi healthcare proxy form: (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) authorization (also called a HIPAA release)Mississippi HIPPA form: Power of Attorney (Durable POA) Separate forms for medical and finances. Directive Form: you can do at 18:VoteJoin the MilitaryRegister for Selective ServiceGet a pody piercing or tattooSign a contractWhat you CAN NOT do at 18:buy a lottery ticketchange your nameopen a brokerage account or buy stockbe called for jury duty