In Legal Terms
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.
In Legal Terms: NMRLS Elder Law Conference
Guest Al Cutturini, director of the Elder Law Project at North Mississippi Rural Legal Services discusses their upcoming conference and elder law issues. Oxford Conference Center, 8:30 am 08/09/19; Free to the public (charge for CPE credits)
Phone number: 1-800-498-1804 (anywhere in Mississippi)
http://nmrls.com/ North Mississippi Rural Legal Services
https://www.mslegalservices.org/ Mississippi Legal Services
Podcast mentioned: Judge Larry Primeaux's Blog about Practice in Mississippi's Chancery Courts https://betterchancery.com/
In Legal Terms: Elections
Guest Kim Turner, attorney and Assistant Secretary of State, head of the Elections Division is our guest.
MS Primaries are August 6th, 2019
Deadline to register to vote for the General Election is October 7th, 2019 5pm
General Election is Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
In Legal Terms: Sports Gambling in MS
Guest, Professor Ron Rychlak from the University of Mississippi reflects and discusses with special host MPB's Jay White and Professor Richard Gershon sports gambling in Mississippi.
What's a game of chance? What's skill? When do we get scratch off tickets and a lottery.
In Legal Terms: GAP Act
Guest Richard Courtney of Courtney Elder Law Associates, a division of Frascogna Courtney, PLLC is the guest.
Additional information (videos and access to Richard Courtney's Essential Planning Guide for Special Needs Children & Adults) can be found on Mr. Courtney's website: elderlawms.org Phone number 601-987-3000
January 1st, 2020 Mississippi's GAP Act become effective. GAP Act, for “guard and protect" will provide stronger protections for children and vulnerable adults. The new rules create a clear and workable statutory framework, modern and enforceable reporting requirements, comprehensive court monitoring procedures, state driven accountability measures, protection of the ward’s fundamental rights, and transparency from all parties.
In Legal Terms: Adoption
Guest attorney Tina Seymour Demoran gives an overview of adoption in Mississippi and addresses listener questions.
- infant adoption
- out of culture adoption
- family leave
- special needs
AdoptUSKids or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
IRS Topic Number 607--Adoption Credit and Adoption Assistance Program IRS.Gov
Mississippi Bar (What are the steps in adopting a child?)
North American Council on Adoptable Children https://www.nacac.org/help/adoption-assistance/adoption-assistance-us/state-programs/
Child Welfare Information Gateway https://www.childwelfare.gov/
For more information on Title IV-E eligibility, view our fact sheet Eligibility and Benefits for Federal Adoption Assistance.
Information about our guest and the Seymour Law Firm upcoming seminars: https://www.seymourlawms.com/
In Legal Terms: Home Owners' Associations
Attorney Reed Martz from Freeland Martz PLLC took listener questions and spoke about HOAs, Home Owners' Associations.
Questions included: covenants, antennas, publishing names of those with unpaid dues, and forming an HOA.
In Legal Terms: Travel Rights
With vacation season upon us, prepare carefully for your trips and know your rights as a traveler.
Some helpful websites: https://www.transportation.gov/airconsumer/fly-rights for Aviation Consumer Protection; https://cruising.org/about-the-industry/policy-priorities/clia-oceangoing-cruise-line-policies/other for Cruiser Bill of Rights from Cruise Lines International Association.
To find out if your hotel has a history of Bed Bugs: https://bedbugregistry.com/
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org