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2019-9-24

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


Upcoming clinics:

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.

Click Here for Family Law Matters 

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

Click Here for Expungement 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/


2019-8-27

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.

2019-8-13

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.


https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2019/07/01/new-laws-mississippi/1617541001/


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.