YLD Midyear Conference - Thursday, March
Participate… Learn… Connect
PARTICIPATE in programs of the young lawyers.
LEARN how to better your practice as a young lawyer from Judges.
CONNECT with other colleagues experiencing the same opportunities and challenges as you.
The Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division Inaugural Midyear Conference is a statewide event designed to foster professional development and establish networking opportunities. The conference provides CLE educational seminars, informational programming, and a social event designed to enhance the skill, knowledge, and understanding of the legal profession for young lawyers. The Midyear Conference will be held on Thursday, March 27, at the King Edward in Jackson. Speakers include Neil White, author of "In the Sanctuary of Outcasts," Judge Rhesa Barksdale, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Justice Randy G. Pierce, author of "Magnolia Mud," and many Circuit Court, Appellate Court and Federal Court Judges. For additional information and the full agenda, click here to download the brochure.
SONREEL Section CLE Seminar - Friday, March
The Section on Natural Resources Energy Environmental Law (SONREEL) of The Mississippi Bar is pleased to host its 2014 CLE Seminar. It will be held on Friday, March 28, 2014, at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Museum located at 1152 Lakeland Drive in Jackson. This seminar will focus on environmental issues associated with the ongoing fracking activity in Southwest Mississippi with a goal of providing a practical and informative 3-hour seminar. Please take the time to complete and return the Registration Form as seating will be limited. You will find attendance at this seminar to be an efficient, cost-effective method of obtaining continuing legal education. Don't miss this opportunity. To download a registration form, click here.
Leading the Way to a Better Practice - April
On April 4, the Litigation and Appellate Practice Sections of The Mississippi Bar will team-up to bring the members of the Bar an excellent slate of speakers to "Lead The Way To A Better Practice." This CLE has many well-known speakers, headlined by former Ole Miss Chancellor, law school professor, and now, author, Dr. Robert Khayat. During this 6.0 CLE credit hour seminar, attendees will hear a panel discussion with Chief Justice William L. Waller, Jr., Justice Jess Dickinson, Judge Kenny Griffis, Judge Donna Barnes, and Judge Jimmy Maxwell on handling appeals in our state courts. In addition to the judges panel, speakers include John Henegan of Butler Snow and Jim Warren of Carroll Warren & Parker. Judge Bernice Donald of the US Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, who serves as the President of the American Bar Foundation, will speak on leadership through diversity. Attendees will also benefit from a session on establishing federal court jurisdiction in removal cases and an update on recent proposals to establish an appellate mediation program in Mississippi. Finally, Patsy Brumfield, recently retired from the Northeast Mississippi Journal and a former editor of the Daily Mississippian, will discuss "Trying Your Case in the Media." If you would like to hear one of the best panel of speakers put together in recent memory and possibly tie your CLE to a great spring weekend in Oxford, you should be in attendance. To download a registration form, 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.