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.  

 

2015 Business Law Legislative Update – April 29 – MS Bar Center
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The Business Law Section of The Mississippi Bar is pleased to host the 2015 Update on Mississippi Business Law CLE Seminar. The CLE Seminar will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at the Mississippi Bar Center located at 643 North State Street in Jackson. The goal of this CLE Seminar is to provide a valuable 3-hour business law compliance seminar. Learn from the Speaker of the House, a Senator and a Representative about recent laws passed by the Mississippi Legislature during the 2015 session. In addition, a representative from the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office will present on a range of topics that affect business law generally in Mississippi. Don’t miss this opportunity. You will find attendance at this seminar to be an efficient, cost-effective method of obtaining continuing legal education. 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.


Gaming Law Section CLE Seminar – May 5 in Biloxi
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The Gaming Law Section of The Mississippi Bar will host a CLE titled “A Report on the Mississippi Gaming Industry and Gaming Law Developments since 1992.” This 3-hour CLE will feature speakers and panelists from the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, the Mississippi Gaming Commission and the Mississippi Gaming & Hospitality Association. It will precede the Opening Night Welcome Event to the Southern Gaming Summit (May 5-7) at the IP Casino Resort & Spa. This presents not only an opportunity for education, but to engage with leaders and business people in the gaming industry as well as legislators and regulators who will be attending. The setting will be relaxed and speakers will encourage questions and discussion from the audience. There will be refreshments available to all attendees. Be sure not to miss what promises to be an enjoyable opportunity to learn more about our state’s gaming industry. To pay by check, download the Registration Form and follow the instructions on the form. To pay by credit card, click here.

 

20th Hot Tips from the Experts Family Law Seminar - May 8 - MS Sports Hall of Fame
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The Family Law Section of The Mississippi Bar will hold its 20th “Hot Tips” Seminar on May 8, 2015, at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame in Jackson. The setting is relaxed and the topics engaging. Get 6 hours of CLE credit, and lunch. This year, several briefing attorneys from the chancery courts will speak on a broad range of issues, as well as experts in surveillance and drug testing.  Once again we are using our highly-successful format of 15-minute presentations, in order to remain fast-paced and informative.  As always, there will be opportunities for questions and discussion. Family Law practitioners or others interested in Family Law will want to be a part of this seminar. Registration is limited, so be sure to send in your registration and payment now so that we can save your place. You don’t want to miss this seminar. To pay by check, download the Registration Form and follow the instructions on the form. To pay by credit card, click here

 

Intellectual Property Section presents Intellectual Property, Entertainment and Sports Law Conference - May 20 - Jackson
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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
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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. To pay by credit card, click here.

 

Hot Topics in Health Care Law – A CLE Briefing – May 28 – Jackson
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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
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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.