CLE Calendar

Practice in a Flash: Litigation 101 Series         
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Learn what you didn't learn in law school with the Young Lawyers Division's new CLE series "Practice in a Flash: Litigation 101." The series will take you step-by-step through the litigation process with sessions on case investigation and evaluation; depositions and discovery; mediation and negotiation; trial; appeals; and ethics and civility. The six sessions will be held monthly at the Bar Center (643 North State Street) in Jackson from 10 a.m. - Noon. 


Deposition Academy – November 12-13
Limited to 40 registrants
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The inaugural Deposition Academy will take place on November 12-13, 2015, at the Mississippi Bar Center (643 North State Street, Jackson). The two-day program will consist of one day of instruction and one day of mock depositions, during which program attendees will observe accomplished litigators conduct the deposition examination of a Rule 30(b)(6) witness, a party, and an expert witness. The Deposition Academy has been tailored to provide young lawyers practical and strategic skills and tools for conducting successful depositions of various parties and witnesses by learning from, and observing the deposition techniques of, seasoned trial attorneys. To ensure that each attendee is provided the optimal learning experience, program participation is limited to 40 registrants. Each attendee will receive 14.0 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics, for completing the two-day Deposition Academy. For additional information and the full agenda, download the registration brochure. To pay by check, download the Registration Form and follow the instructions on the form. To pay by credit card, click here. For additional questions, please contact Rene’ Garner at


Bridge the Gap: Rule 3 - New Lawyer Program – November 20 – Oxford
New Lawyer Requirement, effective July 1, 2015 
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The Young Lawyers Division of The Mississippi Bar is sponsoring the Bridge the Gap: Rule 3 - New Lawyer Program in Oxford on November 20. Attendance will satisfy 3 hours of Ethics/Professionalism in the following components: Duty to Clients (EP1000); Duty to Opposing Parties and Their Counsel (EP2000); and Duty to the Courts (EP3000). This program is by Young Lawyers for Young Lawyers and modestly priced at $75 for 3 hours of Ethics/Professionalism credit. Visit our webpage by clicking here for more details about the new lawyer requirement. Click here to download the brochure and agenda. For additional information, contact Rene’ Garner at


The Effect of the 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax on Trusts and Estates - December 2
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The Estates and Trusts Section of The Mississippi Bar will present a teleconference CLE on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.  The Chair of the Estates and Trusts Section, Gray Edmondson, of the Barnes Law Firm, P.A., will present a one (1) hour CLE on the effect of the new 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax on Trusts and Estates.  With an increase in the estate tax exemption, reduction in the estate tax rate, increase in income tax rates and imposition of this new 3.8% tax, planning for trusts and estates increasingly requires attorneys to focus less on estate tax and more on income taxes.  Failure to do so can be costly for clients.  This CLE will focus on the imposition of the new 3.8% Net Investment Income Tax on trusts and estates as well as planning to minimize the effect of this new surtax on trusts and estates. Download a registration form by clicking here.


The Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division sponsors a series of new and timely CLE Teleseminars, which you can easily access from the convenience of your office or home phone. Register and review available courses online for these teleconference CLE seminars at  All programs are available live at 12:00 p.m. CT and are presented by National speakers with written material and live Q&A. These CLE Teleseminars cover a broad range of legal topics, including Business and Commercial law, Real Estate Planning and Services, Estate and Trust Planning and Administration, Tax Planning, Civil Litigation, Ethics and much more! To see what topics are being covered in your area of practice, click here. For additional information, email Rene' Garner at The Mississippi Bar at  


YLD Offers Webcasts -Earn CLE Credit From Your Computer
The Young Lawyers Division is now offering on-demand streaming CLE webcasts which you can login to view anytime, day or night, from your computer to earn CLE credit! Check out the newest topics available: Advice from the Bench, Business Entities, E-Discovery, From Trial to Appeal, A Few Tips Along the Way, Law Practice Management and Reasons Lawyers Get Sued (Ethics Hour). Visit the website by going to: For additional information, email Rene' Garner at The Mississippi Bar at