CLE Calendar

Practice in a Flash: Litigation 101 Series - 2 hours of CLE for $25 
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Learn what you didn’t learn in law school with the Young Lawyers Division’s CLE series “Practice in a Flash: Litigation 101.” The series will take you step-by-step through the litigation process with sessions on case evaluation and initiation; depositions and discovery; motion practice; mediation and negotiation; trial; and ethics and civility. The six sessions will be held at the Mississippi Bar Center (643 North State Street) in Jackson from 11:00 - 1:30. Click here to download the series schedule and registration information.

SONREEL Section hosts a webinar “Environmental Issues in Real Estate Transactions: How to Buy Dirty Dirt” – March 7
Click here to download the registration brochure                                                                                              The Mississippi Bar Section of Natural Resources, Environment and Energy Law (SONREEL) presents the following webinar: “Environmental Issues in Real Estate Transactions: How to Buy Dirty Dirt.” This webinar program will provide one (1) hour CLE Credit for attorneys. Michael D. Caples with Butler Snow will present a program focused on CERCLA liability, including due diligence requirements. Caples will also explore the unexpected issues that may occur when conducting a Phase 1 and/or Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment and the appropriate actions to take on behalf of the client as well as any obligations to the applicable state and federal agencies. A tax incentive program for the redevelopment of blighted sites in the state of Mississippi, the Mississippi Economic Redevelopment Act, will also be discussed. To download the registration brochure, click here


SONREEL Section hosts an Ethics CLE “Ethics and Confidentiality for Lawyers and Nonlawyers: Where Does the Gray Line Begin?” – March 30

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The Mississippi Bar Section of Natural Resources, Environment and Energy Law (SONREEL) presents “Ethics and Confidentiality for Lawyers and Nonlawyers: Where Does the Gray Line Begin?” This luncheon seminar program will provide one (1) hour Ethics CLE Credit for participants in legal practice and may be allowed as continuing education for other licensed professionals. Donna J. Hodges, with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, will present a program focused on the obligations of both the lawyer and the nonlawyer consultant in maintaining certain professional standards throughout any joint project, including aspects of communication and collaboration. The program will include discussion regarding the ethical standards in varying professions, the sensitivity surrounding nondisclosure of confidential client information, pressure from third party entities working in the best interest of the public and how to address such issues. Please see below for program details and registration information. To download the registration brochure, click here.


Technology Updates – April 6
The Mississippi Bar is hosting our bi-annual technology seminar on April 6, 2017 at the Jackson Hilton. Registration will begin at 8:30AM with the seminar starting at 9:00AM. This event will feature key speakers Adriana Linares and Allan Mackenzie, both of LawTech Partners. Adriana is a legal technology trainer, consultant and owner of LawTechPartners.com. Allan is a Partner at LawTech Partners and founder of Mackenzie Consulting. This course is approved for six (6) CLE credits with topics including: Recognizing and Addressing Common Security Threats in Your Practice, PDF Essentials, iPad & iPhone Tips & Tricks, Metadata Risks in PDF Files and Office Files, how Practice Management Software Can Prevent Malpractice Claims and Paperless Office and Digital Workflow. To download the registration brochure, click here


Kids Seeking Safety: An Intro to Children’s Immigration Issues - April 7
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The Mississippi Access to Justice Commission, The Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division, Catholic Charities of Jackson, and the Mississippi College School of Law Immigration Clinic will present a full-day Continuing Legal Education program focusing on immigration relief for immigrant children. The CLE is designed to provide introduction to two common immigration protections for vulnerable immigrant children, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and asylum, for new practitioners and pro bono attorneys. After the CLE, Catholic Charities hopes to place cases of children in need with pro bono counsel. To download the registration brochure, click here.

Bridge the Gap: Rule 3–New Lawyer Program in Jackson – Friday, April 28, 2017
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The Young Lawyers Division of The Mississippi Bar is sponsoring the “Bridge the Gap: Rule 3–New Lawyer Program” which has been approved by the MS Commission on Continuing Legal Education for the recent CLE rule change. Click here for more information about the rule change. This program is by Young Lawyers for Young Lawyers and modestly priced at $150 for 6 hours of CLE. Whether you are effected by the rule change or not, all attorneys are welcome to attend these CLEs. Registration information and additional details about the program and upcoming dates are available by clicking here. Download the registration brochure here. 


Bridge the Gap: Rule 3–New Lawyer Program in Gulfport – Thursday, June 1, 2017

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The Young Lawyers Division of The Mississippi Bar is sponsoring the “Bridge the Gap: Rule 3–New Lawyer Program” which has been approved by the MS Commission on Continuing Legal Education for the recent CLE rule change. Click here for more information about the rule change. This program is by Young Lawyers for Young Lawyers and modestly priced at $150 for 6 hours of CLE. Whether you are effected by the rule change or not, all attorneys are welcome to attend these CLEs. Registration information and additional details about the program and upcoming dates are available by clicking here. Download the registration brochure here. 


Enroll Now! Deposition Academy – June 15-16, 2017 (DATE CHANGE)
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Limited to 40 registrants - Back by popular demand, the Deposition Academy will take place on June 15-16, 2017, at the Mississippi Bar Center (643 North State Street in Jackson). The two-day program will consist of one day of instruction and one day of mock depositions, during which program attendees will observe accomplished litigators conduct the deposition examination of a Rule 30(b)(6) witness, a party, and an expert witness. The Deposition Academy sold out quickly last year, so don’t wait to register. Each attendee will receive 14.0 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics, for completing the two-day Deposition Academy. For questions, please contact Rene’ Garner at rgarner@msbar.org. To download a registration form and addition 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.