Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series

The 26th Annual Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series
“In the Grand Scheme of Things” 

February 22-24, 2019
Marriott Grand Hotel
Point Clear, AL 

This course offers 6 hours of CLE credit including 1 hour of Ethics/Professionalism. 

Presented by The Mississippi Bar Women in the Profession Committee

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About the Seminar:
The Mississippi Bar's Women in the Profession Committee is proud to host the 26th Annual Evelyn Gandy Lectures Series at Grand Hotel, Point Clear, AL on February 22-24, 2019. This premier CLE for women lawyers was named for the late Lt. 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. 

Registration Fees:
The Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series registration fee of $300 includes dinner on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday and 6 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hours Ethics/Professionalism. The Friday night dinner is included in registration costs. Guests are welcome to the Friday night dinner at $80 a person. 

Room Rates:
A special room rate of $159 (plus tax) is available for Friday and Saturday nights at the Grand. Rooms must be booked by January 31, 2019 in order to get the special rate. Call the Grand at 1-800-544-9933 or www.marriottgrand.com to make a reservation. Be sure and mention Meeting Group Code "MBLMBLA" to receive a room from our block.

To sponsor a law student for $250 for this event, please contact Tiffany Graves, at 601-592-9965 or email her at tgraves@bradley.com. 

About the Grand Spa:
Book a relaxation get away at the Grand. To hear treatment options and reserve your treatment now, please call 1-251-990-6385.  Be sure to book in advance to receive the best time and treatment for your schedule.  

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 Maggie Traxler by email at mtraxler@msbar.org. 

If you have any questions about registration, hotel, or CLE, please email Melanie Henry at The Mississippi Bar at mhenry@msbar.org. 



Friday, February 22, 2019

1:00 – 3:00 pm            Registration   

3:00 – 3:15 pm            Welcome and Opening Remarks 

3:15 – 4:15 pm            “The Gandy Hour – Insights from Women Lawyer Trailblazers” 

4:15 – 5:15 pm            Break-out Sessions:           

  • #1 Dealing with Difficult People While Practicing Law: Employees, Colleagues, Clients and Opposing Counsel 
  • #2 Navigating an Ethics Complaint: How to Keep Cool if in Hot Water with the Bar (Ethics Hour)                                                   
  • #3 Balancing Act: Lawyers, Time and Life           

5:15 – 6:15 pm            Check-In Time 

6:00-7:00 pm               Networking Reception, Cash Bar

                                    Silent Auction to Benefit Northcutt Legal Clinic 

7:00 – 8:30 pm            Dinner –The Grand (ticket included in registration fee), Cash Bar 

8:30 – 9:30 pm            “Cupcakes and Cocktails” & Silent Auction, Cash Bar         

Saturday, February 23, 2019

8:00 – 8:45 am            Breakfast                       

8:45 – 9:45 am            “Can’t We All Just Get Along? Understanding Generational Differences to Benefit You and 
                                    Your Law Practice”

9:45 – 10:45 am          “A View from the Bench: State and Federal Judges’ Roundtable” 

11:00 – 12:00 pm        Break-out Sessions:           

  • # 1 Finding Your Niche: Merging Your Passion with Your Law Practice
  • # 2 Paying It Forward: How to Successfully Integrate Pro Bono and Community Service into Your Practice              
  • # 3 Doing it Own Your Own: Becoming a Modern Legal Entrepreneur       

12:00 – 1:15 pm          Lunch (light lunch will be provided)

1:15 – 2:15 pm            “The West Hour”

2:15 - 5:30 pm             Spa/Shopping/High Tea

6:00 – 7:00 pm            Reception and Karaoke  

7:00 – 8:30 pm           Dinner on your own at the Grand Hotel or in Fairhope

Sunday, February 24, 2019

11:00 am                     Hotel Check-out 

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