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lawcall-station-jacksonWLBT-TV 3 Law Call is a live, weekly, thirty-minute call-in show featuring local Jackson Attorneys Rocky Wilkins and Tim Porter as well as guest attorneys from around Mississippi. Law Call Jackson is your source of information regarding specific legal topics each week.

We take your calls LIVE every Saturday at 6:30pm.

Call us at 601.965.7551 during the show.

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Porter & Malouf, P.A.
(601) 957-1173
(601) 957-7366 (Fax)
825 Ridgewood Rd, Ridgeland, MS 39157
www.portermalouf.com

Porter & Malouf, P.A. have the unmatched knowledge, experience, and resources to help your family receive the full compensation that you deserve for your injury due to someone else’s negligence or a defective product. Their Mississippi personal injury attorneys are ready to review your case at no charge to you.

We began this office with four people and have grown to twenty. Over the years, we have developed good relationships, not just with our clients, but also with our peers. This works to our clients’ advantage since the knowledge of our integrity eliminates the second-guessing many other lawyers must endure when developing lines of communication and trust with their opponents.

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Morgan & Morgan
(601) 503-1654
4450 Old Canton Rd, Suite 200
Jackson, MS  32911
www.forthepeople.com

Morgan & Morgan, a national plaintiff’s law firm fighting for the people, not the powerful, has recovered more than $4 billion for more than 200,000 clients. The firm’s attorneys represent clients in a wide range of practice areas — from personal injury, workers’ compensation, and medical malpractice cases to labor and employment, mesothelioma, and product liability lawsuits to national mass torts and class actions.

Rocky Wilkins serves as Trial Counsel for Morgan & Morgan’s Mississippi cases. “With my hands-on experience in taking cases to trial, I will personally see my clients’ lawsuits through from start to finish,” said Wilkins.


 

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What can a lawyer learn from TV?

Well, not much watching it, but a whole lot from being on it.

Since February 2009, Mississippi personal injury attorneys Rocky Wilkins and Tim Porter have been taking questions from viewers of WLBT-3 “LawCall” in Jackson, Miss. Both attorneys are alums of the University of Mississippi School of Law.

“Law school doesn’t teach you how to speak in sound bites,” says Wilkins. “I have to take 15 minutes in my office and condense it to 15 seconds for TV. That is the new reality in speaking to a jury too. Make your point, be interesting and move on.”

“And you have to think fast on your feet,” adds Porter. “After doing the show live for several years, there isn’t much that will throw me. On TV you just can’t say I’ll look that up and get back to you.”

The 30-minute, legal call-in show airs live every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. A TV anchor takes calls and directs them to either Wilkins or Porter, as the resident lawyers, or a guest attorney brought in for that specific topic.

Wilkins and Porter are best friends and have a good natured camaraderie. “But we are competitive,” says Porter. “I am quick to point out if he makes what I consider a factual mistake. He is quick to defend it as gospel.”

Though the editorial content is controlled by WLBT-3, an NBC affiliate, the weekly program is produced by a team out of Huntsville, Ala., which oversees the shows in several states.

“Have you ever tried to get attorneys to agree on anything,” said Robert Lane, president of the national “LawCall” group. “It can be a challenge. But with ‘LawCall,’ TV stations and bar associations are happy to have us come in and provide important information to the community. If we succeed, everyone wins.”

WHAT WE LEARNED

“The ‘LawCall’ team did teach us a few techniques that I have seen every successful politician use,” said Wilkins. “There’s a technique called ‘bridging’ where you acknowledge one thing and use that to discuss another.” For example, if a caller is complaining about how long their case is taking, the TV attorney can explain the different elements that go into a case and how they must be completed before a case is resolved.

“Sometimes the law appears to be hard to understand,” Porter says. “My goal is to put legal terms in plain English so that everyone knows their legal rights.”

Here are a few other things that Wilkins and Porter say they have learned from being on TV:

– You can explain contingency fees till you’re blue in the face and people just don’t get it.

– Too much detail confuses everyone.

– Reality TV and social media have taught people to want immediate results. The concept of the “wheels of justice turn slowly” doesn’t work in a Twitter world.

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