The 24th Annual Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series
"Behind the Masque"
February 17-18, 2017
This course offers 6 hours of CLE credit including 1 hour of Ethics/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 24th Annual Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series at Maison Dupuy in New Orleans on February 17-18, 2017. 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 $225 includes breakfast on Saturday and 6 hours of CLE credit including 1 hour of Ethics/Professionalism.
Friday Night Dinner Costs:
The Friday night dinner will be held at Maison Dupuy. Cost will be $50 per person for this optional event. Guests are welcome.
A special room rate of $229 (plus tax) for Friday and Saturday nights is available at the Maison Dupuy. Rooms must be booked by January 17, 2017 in order to get the special rate. Call the Maison Dupuy at 1-800-535-9177 or their website https://maisondupuy.com/groups/msbar to make a reservation. Be sure and mention Meeting Group Code “MSBAR” to receive a room from our block.
To sponsor a law student for $250 for this event, please contact Catherine Bell, Sponsorship Subcommittee Chair, at 601-427-1333 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Partial donations are appreciated.
This seminar has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 6 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. Please note we are expecting a sold out crowd, so make your room reservations early if you plan on attending.
PDF of Agenda
2017 Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series – New Orleans
“Behind the Masque”
Friday, February 17, 2017 (2.5 CLE Hours)
11:00 am – 12:00 pm WIP Committee Meeting
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Registration
2:00 – 2:15 pm Welcome
Tiffany Grove, Chair WIP Committee
Chair: Jenny Tyler Baker, Gulfport
2:15 – 3:15 pm “The Gandy Hour”
Justice Dawn Beam
3:15 –3:45 pm Break/Check-In
3:45 – 5:15 pm “Jewels from the Crown” Panel Discussion
Moderator – Karen Sawyer
Judge Allan Alexander
Judge Deborah Gambrell
6:00 – 6:30 pm Cocktail Reception – Maison Dupuy
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Optional Dinner – “Exploring the Masques We Wear” –
Immediately following dinner
Tiara Party & Silent Auction to Benefit MVLP
Charliene Roemer, Presiding, 2016 Tiara Queen
Representing MVLP, Gayla Carpenter-Sanders,
MVLP Executive Director
Saturday, February 18, 2017 Agenda (3.5 CLE hours)
7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast – come and go
8:30 – 9:30 am “Having Your King Cake and Eating It Too”
Work/life balance speaker
9:30 – 11:00 am “Throw Me Something: Top Tips in Recent Laws”
Moderator: Tiffany Graves, MS Access to Justice Commission Exec. Dir.
Family Law – Chase Morgan, Family Law Section Chair
Business Law – Tammra Cascio, Business Law Section Chair
Health Law Point – Lisa McKay, MDLA President-Elect
Health Law Counter Point - Cindy Mitchell, MAJ President
Legislative Update – Deanne Mosley, Labor and Employment Law Section Chair
Estates & Trusts – Emmy Stone, WIP Committee
Criminal Law – Alison Baker, Past WIP Committee Chair
Practice Tips for Litigators – Defense – La’Verne Edney, Past Bar Commissioner
Practice Tips for Litigators – Plaintiff – Jennifer Ingram Johnson,
Professional Responsibility Committee Chair
11:00 – 11:30 am Mimosa/ Bloody Mary Break
11:30am – 12:30 pm “The West Hour” Ethics Hour
Judge James E. Graves, Jr.
12:30 pm Adjourn