CLE Calendar

Labor and Employment Law Section Annual CLE Seminar - April 22
The Labor and Employment Law Section of The Mississippi Bar will hold its annual seminar on Tuesday, April 22, at the Federal Courthouse in Judge F. Keith Ball's Courtroom at 501 E. Court Street in Jackson. The 6.0 hour CLE credit seminar, including 1 hour of ethics, will cover topics relevant to all who practice in the L&E field, or who seek broader understanding of labor and employment issues in Mississippi. The seminar will feature well-known plaintiff's and defense lawyers, a federal judge and a federal magistrate judge, and a recent Chair of the American Health Lawyers Association, all sharing their knowledge on areas ranging from case law updates to the Affordable Care Act and from employment dispute arbitration to HIPAA compliance. During the CLE Seminar, Judge Carlton W. Reeves, United States District Court, Southern District of MS, will offer attendees a view from the bench on summary judgments and trial issues. Attendees will also benefit from a session on changes to the Federal Rule of Civil Procedure and settlement issues from Judge F. Keith Ball, United States District Court, Southern District of MS. Armin J. Moeller, Jr., Balch & Bingham LLP, and Gwen Combs, former Deputy General Counsel, The Mississippi Bar, will present the ethics hours on a lawyer's responsibility to report the unauthorized practice of law.  Dinetia Newman, nationally known in her field of health care law, will discuss HIPAA, and Pepper Crutcher, well-known for his work on the Affordable Care Act, will keep attorneys abreast of the current status of the ACA. Cost is $150 for Section Members and $180 for Non‐Section Members. Attorneys who join the L&E Section ($15 annual fee) before the seminar will be eligible for the Section Member rate. Contact René Garner at rgarner@msbar.org for more information. To download the registration form and brochure, click here.

 

Appellate Practice Section CLE Seminar - Sharpening Your Appellate Litigation Skills - April 25
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 Mississippi appellate judges and practitioners on subjects such as legal writing, appellate advocacy, and ethical issues in appellate litigation. The day begins with a legal-writing presentation by Sage Harless, an appellate practitioner and former law clerk to Justice James W. Kitchens of the Mississippi Supreme Court.  Following that, Professor Donald Campbell of Mississippi College School of Law will cover ethical issues that arise in the context of an appeal.  The seminar will conclude with a panel discussion with Court of Appeals Judges L. Joseph Lee (Chief Judge), Thomas K. Griffis, Jr., Virginia C. Carlton, and Ceola James; the panel will be moderated by Michael J. Bentley of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP. The seminar will be at the Supreme Court Courthouse on 450 High Street in Jackson.  Cost is $75 for Section Members and $100 for Non-Section Members.  To download the registration brochure, click here.

 

2014 Legislative Update on Mississippi Business Law CLE Seminar - April 29
The Business Law Section of The Mississippi Bar is pleased to host the 2014 Legislative Update on Mississippi Business Law CLE Seminar. The CLE Seminar will be held on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at the Mississippi Bar Center located at 643 North State Street in Jackson. The goal of this CLE Seminar is to provide a quality 3-hour business law compliance seminar. Learn from the Speaker of the House, a Senator and a Representative about recent laws passed by the Mississippi Legislature during the 2014 session. In addition, a representative from the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office will present on a range of topics that affect business law generally in Mississippi. Don't miss this opportunity. Please take the time to complete and return the Registration Form as seating is limited at the Bar Center. You will find attendance at this seminar to be an efficient, cost-effective method of obtaining continuing legal education. To download the registration brochure, click  here

 

Prosecutors Section presents "Anatomy of a Trial II" - Friday, May 2
The Prosecutors Section of The Mississippi Bar is pleased to announce its second annual Prosecutors Section sponsored CLE Seminar "Anatomy of a Trial II" to be held on Friday, May 2, 2014. The event will take place at the MississippiBarCenterat 643 North State Streetin Jackson. This 6 hour CLE seminar will include 1 hour of ethics and will cover topics pertaining to the fundamentals of successful trial litigation.  The seminar will feature U. S. District Judge Henry Wingate, Attorney General Jim Hood and some of  the best Mississippi state and federal prosecutors sharing their knowledge and expertise in trial preparation and practice. The experience of the panel will make this an invaluable learning experience for all members of the Bar. Please plan to attend. To download the registration form and brochure, click here.

 

Taxation Section and the Estates & Trusts Section CLE Seminar - May 16 - Jackson
The Taxation Section and the Estates & Trusts Section of The Mississippi Bar are proud to host the 2014 Taxation Section and Estates & Trusts Section Joint CLE Seminar to be held on Friday, May 16, 2014, at the Mississippi Bar Center located at 643 North State Street in Jackson. The goal of this CLE seminar is to provide a quality 6-hour educational session featuring knowledgeable and experienced practitioners as presenters.  The focus of this year's seminar is "Recent Changes in the Trust, Fiduciary and Tax Laws of  MS." The presentations will include discussions about the new Uniform Trust Code (Committee Substitute for Senate Bill 2727, as approved by the Governor, effective July 1,2014) and the new Mississippi Qualified Disposition in Trust Act (House Bill 846, as sent to the Governor and awaiting his approval).  Learn about the impact the Net Investment Income Tax will have on trusts and estates and the latest developments from the case of Equifax, Inc. v. Mississippi Department of Revenue. There will also be a presentation to update the estate planners on portability. You will find attendance at this seminar to be an efficient and cost-effective method of obtaining continuing legal education. To download the registration form and brochure, click here.

 

Business Law Ethics CLE Seminar - June 10
The Business Law Section of The Mississippi Bar and The Mississippi Corporate Counsel Association will sponsor the 2014 Business Law Ethics CLE Seminar titled "The Ethical Thicket Of Social Media Facing Mississippi Lawyers" for one (1) hour of Ethics credit at the River Hills Club in Jackson on Tuesday, June 10, 2014. When more than half of all in-house counsel report using social media for news and information, when 83-year old Rupert Murdoch uses Twitter, when the Association of Corporate Counsel has a user group on LinkedIn, when lawyers tweet and when law firms maintain blogs, there can be no doubt that social media permeates society.  No lawyer can afford to ignore social media; however, social media usage raises a host of ethical and professionalism issues, ranging from "friending" judges to investigating witnesses and jurors to improper "advertising" to being held to have engaged in the inadvertent unauthorized multi-state practice of law to the First Amendment rights of lawyers.  Nationally-known speaker Mike Rubin, with his unique blend of scholarship and humor, and with one of the most unusual multi-media presentations you'll ever see, will challenge your thinking, raise issues to ponder, and give you something to smile about. To download the registration form, 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.