In Legal Terms
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.
In Legal Terms: Mississippi’s new Landowners Protection Act
Guests: Professor Farish Percy https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/e-farish-percy/ and attorney Jesse Mitchell https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Mitchell-Firm-P/222171121849298
PROPERTY OWNER LIABILITY — Senate Bill 2901 , called the "Landowners Protection Act," says that anyone who owns, leases, operates, or maintains a commercial property in Mississippi will not be liable for any injury on the property caused by another person, unless the person in charge of the property did something that "impelled" the harmful action. Supporters say the new law will provide financial protection for property owners or managers, while critics say it could lead to negligence.
In Legal Terms: 2019 New Mississippi Laws
Professor Richard Gershon from the University of Mississippi School of Law gives his opinion on the new state laws that take affect July 1, 2019 in Mississippi.
There will be a run off for some elected positions August 27th – 2 weeks from today. November 5th is the next general election in Mississippi. All our senators and representatives along with the statewide offices will be selected on that date. If you voted in the primary you can only vote in the same primary on the 27th. If you didn’t vote in the primary you can vote in either runoff primary. If you didn’t vote in the primary, you can still vote in the general election.
Citizens need to register by October 7th to vote in the November 5th general election for Governor, Lt. Gov. and such. There are county positions that need to be filled by election in November also. Teens don’t need to be 18 by October 7th to register, just 18 by November 5th. AND if you didn’t vote in the primary you can still vote in the general election.