CLE Calendar

Intellectual Property Section presents Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Sports Law Conference - May 20 - Jackson
Seminar Brochure and Agenda

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, The Mississippi Bar’s Intellectual Property Section invites you to join a diverse panel of attorneys and professors for an all-day symposium. Come hear the industry experts on patent law updates, helpful hints for the trademark application process, issues with copyright in music and public performances, the Mississippi Attorney General's efforts re IP enforcement and a Sports law panel. This one‐of‐a‐kind event for the Southeast will be held at the Mississippi Bar Center. Mississippi attorneys will receive 6.0 CLE‐credits, including one (1) hour of ethics. Lunch will be provided to optimize networking opportunities with the speakers. For members of The Mississippi Bar Intellectual Property Section cost is $150. For non-member attorneys, the cost is $180. For non-lawyers, the cost is $75. For students presenting valid school identification, the cost is $30. Whether you are a seasoned intellectual property and entertainment law professional or just wondering about how to break into this area of the law, this CLE event is for you! Seating will be limited, so register early. 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 Register soon as seating is limited at the Bar Center.

 

Estates & Trusts and Taxation Sections Joint CLE Seminar – May 21 in Jackson
***Online registration has closed for this CLE. If you are interested in attending, please email rgarner@msbar.org ***
Seminar Brochure and Agenda

The Estates & Trusts Section and the Taxation Section of The Mississippi Bar are proud to host the 2015 Estates & Trusts and Taxation Sections Joint CLE Seminar to be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at the Mississippi Bar Center located at 643 North State Street in Jackson. The goal of this CLE seminar is to provide a quality 6-hour educational session featuring knowledgeable and experienced practitioners as presenters.  The focus of this year's seminar is “Estate, Trust and Tax Law Developments.” The Estates and Trusts Section portion of the Seminar will include discussions about current issues affecting Fiduciaries, the recently enacted Mississippi Uniform Statutory Rule against Perpetuities and  Ethical Issues in Estate Planning and Administration. The Taxation Section portion of the seminar will include discussions about Timber Taxation, Taxation of Natural Resources and an update on Family Limited Partnerships. To pay by check, download the Registration Form and follow the instructions on the form. 

 

Hot Topics in Health Care Law – A CLE Briefing – May 28 – Jackson
Seminar Brochure and Agenda

Health Care Law is a constantly changing area of the law. Business arrangements which are commonplace in other industries can lead to draconian penalties and even prison time under the increasingly harsh and complex web of state and federal regulations that healthcare providers and suppliers must navigate. Individuals and businesses are faced with increasing uncertainty in the health insurance markets due to the potential outcome of litigation related to the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Health care providers who have had claims denied face a lengthy administrative appeals process. No matter what area of law you practice, there always seems to be new hot topics in health care law which may impact your clients. This 6.0 hour CLE credit seminar, including one hour of ethics credit, will cover some of the current hot topics. This seminar will provide timely information to health care lawyers as well as to general practitioners with health care and non-health care business clients. We hope to see you at the Mississippi Bar Center on Thursday, May 28. 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. Register soon as seating is limited at the Bar Center.

 

Business Law Ethics CLE Seminar – June 9 – Jackson
Seminar Brochure and Agenda

The Business Law Section of The Mississippi Bar and The Mississippi Corporate Counsel Association will sponsor the 2015 Business Law Ethics CLE Seminar titled "You’re Talking A Lot, But You’re Not Saying Anything: Ethics Issues Surrounding Audit Response Letters." Brian S. Faughnan, who practices with Lewis Thomason in Memphis, will present this one (1) hour of Ethics credit CLE seminar at River Hills Club in Jackson on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. Every time that a lawyer or law firm receives an audit response letter request from a client, she is starting down a path that is fraught with risk both for the client and the lawyer. Providing a response is an activity that is permitted under the ethics rules by RPC 2.3, but how to do so is tricky to navigate because of a variety of other provisions in the ethics rules, including obligations of client confidentiality, potential issues of conflicts of interest, and even questions regarding whether it is ethical to charge the client for the time spent responding. Responding lawyers ethical duty of competence does not end up requiring them to have an accounting degree, but it certainly ends up causing lawyers to have to be familiar with concepts of FASB and the Treaty. This seminar will explore these issues as well as offer a practical discussion as to whether the exercise is worth the effort when the best audit response letters seem to manage not to say anything at all. To download the registration form with additional information, click here.

 

Upcoming YLD Sponsored CLE TELESEMINARS
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 http://ms.webcredenza.com.  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 rgarner@msbar.org.  

 

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: msbar.fastcle.com. For additional information, email Rene' Garner at The Mississippi Bar at rgarner@msbar.org.