Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series

The 21st Annual Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series

"Practice Perfect"

 February 21-22, 2014

 IP Casino Resort Spa

Biloxi, Mississippi

  This course offers 6.5 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 21st Annual Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series at the IP Casino Resort Spa in Biloxi, MS on February 21-22, 2014. 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. 

Registration Fees:
The Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series registration fee of $200 includes a light lunch on Friday, breakfast on Saturday and 6.5 hours of CLE credit including 1 hour of Ethics/Professionalism. 

Friday Night Dinner Costs:
The Friday night dinner will be held in the IP Casino Resort Spa. Cost will be $50 per person for this optional event. Guests are welcome. 

Room Rates:
A special room rate of $159 (plus tax) for Friday and Saturday nights is available at the IP. If you want to arrive early on Thursday, the room rate is $79.99 for Thursday's stay. Rooms must be booked by January 30, 2014 in order to get the special rate. Call the IP at 888-946-2847, press 1 for reservations, or www.ipbiloxi.com/groups to make a reservation. Be sure and mention Meeting Group Code "S14312" to receive a room from our block. 

To sponsor a law student for $250 for this event, please contact Tiffany Graves, Law Student Subcommittee Chair, at 601-960-9577 or email her at tgraves@mvlp.net. Sponsorships are tax deductible. Partial donations are appreciated. 

About the IP Spa:
Book a relaxation get away with Senses Spa and Salon at the IP and enjoy the snow room, sauna, and lounge with any massage, facial, wrap or specialty treatment.  To hear treatment options and reserve your treatment now, please call 1-228-523-8564 between the hours of 8:00 am and 7:00 pm.  Be sure to book in advance to receive the best time and treatment for your schedule.

CLE Credit:
This seminar has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 6.5 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 schace@msbar.org 

If you have any questions about registration, hotel, or CLE, please email Melanie Henry at The Mississippi Bar at mhenry@msbar.org.  


Friday, February 21, 2014
10:30 - 11:30 am
Optional Tour of Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, Biloxi

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Registration (light lunch will be provided)

1:00 - 1:15 pm
Alison Baker, Chair WIP Committee
Justice Ann H. Lamar, Mississippi Supreme Court   

Opening Remarks
Chair: Jessica Dupont, Pascagoula
Co-Chair: Tiffany Grove, Jackson 

1:15 - 2:15 pm
The Gandy Hour: "In Evelyn Gandy's Footsteps - I Am Qualified and So Are You"
Dr. Frances Lucas, Vice President and Campus Executive Officer
The University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast and
University Unit Head for the Evelyn Gandy Center for Women in Leadership

2:15 -2:30 pm

2:30 - 4:00 pm
"Panel Discussion - Top Tips for a Perfect Practice"
Moderator - Karen Sawyer, Gulfport
Jenny Tyler Baker, Gulfport
Tammra Cascio, Jackson
Kay Cobb, Senior Status Judge, Oxford
La'Verne Edney, Jackson                                                                                
Mary Libby Payne, former Court of Appeals Judge, Pearl
Joy Lambert Phillips, Gulfport                                                          
Lydia Quarles, Jackson                                                                      
Nina Stubblefield Tollison, Oxford

4:00 - 5:00 pm           
Break-out Sessions
"Practice Perfect. . . in Family Law"
Deborah Bell, Oxford                                                            
Judge Jennifer Schloegel, Gulfport
Judge Patricia Wise, Jackson

"Practice Perfect. . . in Intellectual Property"
Anita Modak-Truran, Ridgeland

"Practice Perfect. . . in Public Office"
Catherine "Kiki" McLean
Leading Public Affairs Strategist and Consultant in the Nation
Porter Novelli, Washington, DC

"Practice Perfect. . . in Law School"
Jennie Eichelberger, Jackson
Julie Gresham, Biloxi

5:00 - 6:30 pm           
Cocktail Reception at the IP Casino Resort Spa (Cash bar)

6:30 pm
Optional Dinner-Ballroom, IP Casino Resort Spa (ticket required) 

Immediately following dinner
Tiara Party & Silent Auction to Benefit MVLP
Vicki Slater, Presiding, 2013 Tiara Queen
Representing MVLP, Tiffany Graves, MVLP Executive Director

Saturday, February 22, 2014 Agenda
7:30 - 8:30 am           
Breakfast tickets provided
8:30 - 9:30 am           
"Practice Perfect . . . from the Bench"
Judge Sharion Aycock, Aberdeen     
Judge Virginia Carlton, Jackson                              

9:30 - 10:30 am         
"Practice Perfect. . . and Give Back to the Community"
Judge Deborah Gambrell, Hattiesburg
Tiffany Graves, Jackson
Cindy Mitchell, Clarksdale
Rebecca Wiggs, Jackson

10:30 - 10:45 am

10:45 - 11:45 am       
The West Hour: "Practice Perfect Advocacy"
Patricia Bennett, Jackson

11:45 am

1:00 pm
Optional Tour of Walter Anderson Museum, Ocean Springs

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