CLE Calendar

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.


A Behind the Scenes Guide to the Appellate Process - June 19 - Jackson
Seminar Brochure and Agenda

The Appellate Practice Section of The Mississippi Bar invites you to attend “A Behind the Scenes Guide to the Appellate Process,” a 6.0 hour CLE credit, including one hour of ethics, seminar.  The seminar will take place on Friday, June 19, 2015, from 8:00 to 3:45, with a happy hour to follow.  The seminar will offer unprecedented access to the inner workings of the Mississippi appellate courts. The day begins with an ethics hour by Luther Munford, then will feature sessions with the Clerk of the Mississippi Supreme Court, the Clerk of the Fifth Circuit, and the directors of the legal staff of both courts.  The Appellate Practice Section is proud to feature Judge James E. Graves of the Fifth Circuit as the keynote speaker.  A panel of Mississippi Supreme Court Justices and Court of Appeals Judges will follow, and the day will conclude with a panel of experienced practitioners discussing oral argument strategies. The seminar will be at the Supreme Court Courthouse on 450 High Street in Jackson.  Cost is $150 for Section Members and $180 for Non‐Section Members.   We hope you can join us. 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



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