The 23rd Annual Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series
“Taking Care of Business”
February 19-20, 2016
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 23rd Annual Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series at the BancorpSouth Arena in Tupelo, MS, on February 19-20, 2016. 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 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 at the Elvis Birthplace. Cost will be $50 per person for this optional event. Guests are welcome.
A special room rate of $119 (plus tax) for Friday and Saturday nights is available at the Hilton Garden Inn. Rooms must be booked by January 29, 2016 in order to get the special rate. Call the Hilton Garden Inn at (662) 718-5500 or their website www.tupelo.hgi.com. to make a reservation. Be sure and mention Meeting Group Code “Evelyn” to receive a room from our block.
To sponsor a law student for $250 for this event, please contact Megan Conner, Law Student Subcommittee Chair, at 601-592-9955 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorships are tax deductible. Partial donations are appreciated.
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 Kelly 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 19, 2016
11:00 – 11:45 am WIP Committee Meeting
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Registration (light lunch will be provided)
1:00 – 1:15 pm Welcome
Tiffany Graves, Chair WIP Committee
Chair: Alison Goodman, Tupelo
Co-Chair: Jenny Tyler Baker, Gulfport
1:15 – 2:15 pm “The Gandy Hour”
Judge Sharion Aycock
2:15 –2:30 pm Break
2:30 – 4:00 pm “Taking Care of Business. . .”
Moderator – Rachel Pierce Waide
“In Federal Court” – Abby Brumley and Mary Helen Wall
“In Chancery Court” – Judge Deborah Gambrell and Judge Jacqueline Mask
“In Circuit Court” – Judge Lillie Blackmon Sanders
“In Court of Appeals” – Judge Donna Barnes
“In Supreme Court” – Justice Ann Lamar
“In Administrative Law” – Judge Deneise Lott
4:00 – 5:00 pm “I'm Not Difficult, I'm Just Not You”
6:00 – 6:30 pm Cocktail Reception at Elvis Birthplace
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Optional Dinner – Elvis Birthplace
Immediately following dinner
Tiara Party & Silent Auction to Benefit MVLP
Karen Sawyer, Presiding, 2015 Tiara Queen
Representing MVLP, Gayla Carpenter-Sanders,
MVLP Executive Director
Saturday, February 20, 2015
8:00 – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 am “Learning from the Law: Then & Now”
Judge Allan Alexander
Dean Debbie Bell
9:30 – 10:30 am Break-out Sessions – “Taking Care of Business. . .”
“. . . With Yourself and Others”
“. . . In Public Service”
Mayor Jason Shelton
“. . . In Your Community”
Gayla Carpenter – Sanders
10:30 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 – 11:45 am “The West Hour”
Dean Wendy Scott
Nina Stubblefield Tollison
11:45 am Adjourn