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W. Briggs Hopson III Elected President-Elect
posted: February 10, 2015

The ballots for the 2015 Bar elections were certified to the Bar by VR Election Services Thursday morning following the Wednesday voting deadline. Briggs Hopson of Vicksburg was elected President-Elect of The Mississippi Bar. His term as President-Elect will begin at the conclusion of the 2015 A...   >> more >>

Mississippi Access to Justice Commission Launches Website
posted: January 20, 2015

The Mississippi Access to Justice Commission is pleased to announce the launch of its website, www.msatjc.org.  Among other things, members of the Bar are encouraged to visit the site to find out about pro bono opportunities with legal services providers and l...   >> more >>

Board of Commissioners Adopt Deposition Guidelines
posted: January 20, 2015

The Bar’s Board of Commissioners adopted Deposition Guidelines at its November 2014 meeting. In 2012, the Professionalism Committee began working on the guidelines in response to frequent reports to the General Counsel’s office of unprofessional attorney conduct at depositions. The purpose of th...   >> more >>

Supreme Court Establishes Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program as a Separate Entity
posted: January 20, 2015

The Mississippi Bar is excited to report that on January 15, 2015, the Supreme Court of Mississippi issued an Order establishing The Mississippi Bar Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program as an entity separate from the Court’s disciplinary agents.  The Court also issued Rules governing the operat...   >> more >>

The Mississippi Bar Online and Mail-In Elections
posted: January 8, 2015

The Mississippi Bar election ballots are in the mail later this week. The Bar has again contracted with VR Election Services to conduct our election. You will receive your ballot in the mail which includes your PIN #. You may vote with your mail ballot or go to   >> more >>

Appellate Practice Section CLE Seminar - Sharpening Your Appellate Litigation Skills – April 25
posted: April 15, 2014

The Appellate Practice Section of The Mississippi Bar will hold a "Sharpening Your Appellate Litigation Skills" CLE seminar in Jackson on Friday, April 25, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.  This 3.0 hour CLE credit seminar, including 1 hour for ethics, will cover the most current thinking from...   >> more >>

2014 Pro Bono Survey Results
posted: April 15, 2014

The 2014 Pro Bono Survey was administered electronically to all members of The Mississippi Bar in February. The questions for the survey were suggested by the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP) in consultation with The Mississippi Bar. The results of the survey can be found   >> more >>

Bar Launches App
posted: April 9, 2014

The Bar now has a MS Bar app to provide easy access to high access areas of the Bar's website such as Casemaker, Attorney Directory and Ethics Opinions. The app also includes access to the MS Lawyer magazine, Bar Briefs E-Newsletter, Bar calendar and Nationwide Legal News. The app is compa...   >> more >>

Shipping with Fedex is Rewarding
posted: April 4, 2014

Bar members save up to 26% shipping with Fedex.  You are already using Fedex,...   >> more >>

Relocation of MVLP’s Office
posted: October 2, 2013

The Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP) moved to a new location.  On September 30, 2013, MVLP moved to 1635 Lelia Drive, Suite 101, Jackson, MS 39211.  MVLP's mailing address of Post Office Box 1503,  Jackson, MS 39215 will remain the same.  The ...   >> more >>

Protecting Client Confidences through the Removal of Metadata
posted: June 26, 2013

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