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 4 - 6 p.m. Click here to download the series schedule and registration information. 


Intellectual Property May Be Your Most Important Asset: A Two Part CLE Series
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The Intellectual Property Section of The Mississippi Bar and the Mid-South Intellectual Property Institute are presenting two teleseminars on intellectual property issues for non-intellectual property attorneys. These will feature a moderator and panelists, who will explore the following hypothetical involving a start-up company and the intellectual property issues associated with this scenario.

Three Mississippi graduate students have come to you to help them form a new company and to give them some basic advice. They have been working on a new design for a creative new aardvark decoy which they hope to be a spring board to their new reality show Aardvark Dynasty.

During these two teleseminars, we will address the intellectual property challenges which will go along with this new venture and provide tips for non-IP lawyers on what to look out for. The first teleseminar is October 8, 2014, and will feature our expert moderator: Neil Olson, General Counsel at FNC, Inc., and three expert IP panelists: Jason Bush of Baker Donelson, Wendy Mullins of Bradley Arant and Ryanne Duffie Saucier of Mississippi Public Broadcasting. This session will include a primer on IP (copyright, trademark, patent, trade secrets, right of publicity), Licensing, and related issues such as who owns the IP and what is fair use. Session 2 will be October 29, 2014, and will feature the expert panel of Chip Bolton of FNC, Inc., Whit Rayner and Michael Leachman of Jones Walker. This second session will cover nondisclosure agreements, trade secrets, patents, and how patents fit in with trade secrets.  For additional information, email Rene' Garner at The Mississippi Bar at To download a registration form with additional information, 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