The 22nd Annual Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series
“Get to the Point”
February 20-22, 2015
Marriott Grand Hotel
Point Clear, Alabama
This course offers 6 hours of CLE credit including 1 hour of Professionalism.
Presented by The Mississippi Bar Women in the Profession Committee
About The Seminar:
The Mississippi Bar’s Women in the Profession Committee is proud to host the 22nd Annual Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series at the Marriott Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama on February 20-22, 2015. This premier CLE for women lawyers was named for the late Gov. Evelyn Gandy, whose passion for public service survives through this lectureship. Her stellar career was capped with her being elected as the first female lieutenant governor in Mississippi’s history.
The Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series registration fee of $200 includes a breakfast on Saturday, light lunch on Saturday, and 6 hours of CLE credit including 1 hour of Ethics/Professionalism.
Friday Night Dinner Costs:
The Friday night dinner will be held in the Marriott Grand Hotel. Cost will be $50 per person for this optional event. Guests are welcome.
A special room rate of $159 (plus tax) for Friday and Saturday nights is available at the Grand. Rooms must be booked by January 29, 2015 in order to get the special rate. Call the Grand at 800-544-9933 or www.marriottgrand.com to make a reservation. Be sure and mention Meeting Group Code “MBWMBWA” to receive a room from our block.
To sponsor a law student for $250 for this event, please contact Blythe Lollar, Law Student Subcommittee Chair, at 662-369-1077 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorships are tax deductible. Partial donations are appreciated.
About the Grand Spa:
Fully enjoy the Gandy Lecture Series as a retreat by booking an appointment with the hotel’s luxurious spa. The Spa at The Grand Hotel features a calm atmosphere, numerous services, and knowledgeable staff to ensure that you will leave feeling refreshed and renewed. Go to www.marriottgrand.com to see all of their services. Call 251-990-6385 or personal planning at 251-928-9201, ext. 2749 for additional information or to make your spa appointment. Be sure to book in advance to receive the best time and treatment for your schedule.
This seminar has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 6 hours CLE credit.
Cancellations made prior to the seminar will receive a full refund less a $25 administrative fee. Cancellations the day of the seminar and “no shows” will receive no refund. Cancellations may be made by contacting Stephanie Chace by email at email@example.com.
If you have any questions about registration, hotel, or CLE, please email Melanie Henry at The Mississippi Bar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, February 20, 2015
1:00 – 3:00 pm Registration
1:30 – 2:00 pm WIP Committee Meeting
3:00 – 3:15 pm Welcome
Tiffany Graves, Chair WIP Committee
Chair: Tiffany Grove, Jackson
Co-Chair: Alison Goodman, Tupelo
3:15 – 4:15 pm “100 Years Later – Practicing Law at This Point . . .”
Moderator: Cindy Mitchell, Clarksdale
Julie Gresham, Biloxi
Justice Ann H. Lamar, Mississippi Supreme Court
Selene Maddox, Tupelo
Dean Wendy Scott, Jackson
4:15 – 5:15 “Plaintiff, Defense, and All Points in Between”
Gene Harlow, Laurel
Anne Veazey, Ridgeland
Rebecca Wiggs, Jackson
5:15 – 6:30 pm Break/Check-In
6:30 – 8:00 pm Optional Dinner –The Grand (ticket required), Cash Bar
8:00 – 9:00 pm Tiara Party & Silent Auction to Benefit MVLP, Cash Bar
Judge Deborah Gambrell, Presiding, 2014 Tiara Queen
Representing MVLP, Gayla Carpenter-Sanders, MVLP Executive Director
Saturday, February 21, 2015
8:00 – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 am “Realities of Running for Office”
Moderator: Lydia Quarles, Jackson
State Treasurer Lynn Fitch, Jackson
Judge Jacqueline Mask, Tupelo
9:30 – 10:30 pm “The West Hour”
Amanda Alexander, Jackson
Judge Cynthia Brewer, Canton
10:30 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 – 11:45 am Break-out Sessions
From the Point of the Bench –
Judge Patricia Wise, Jackson
Judge Denise Owens, Jackson
The Point of Intellectual Integrity –
Michelle Easterling, West Point
Jennifer Wilkinson, Hattiesburg
From the Point of the Prosecution –
Angel Patano-Myers, Pascagoula
From the Point of the Small Firm –
Jenny Baker, Gulfport
Carol Jones Russell, Hattiesburg
Nina Tollison, Oxford
11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch – Discussion Tables (light lunch will be provided)
1:00 – 2:00 pm “The Gandy Hour”
U. S. Representative Marsha Blackburn
2:00 - 5:30 pm Spa/Shopping/High Tea
5:30 - 6:30 pm Cocktail Reception
6:30 – 8:00 pm Dine-Arounds/Networking
Sunday, February 22, 2015
11:00 am Hotel Check-out