Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series

The 27th Annual Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series

February 21-22, 2020
Oxford Conference Center
Oxford, MS

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 27th Annual Evelyn Gandy Lectures Series at Oxford Conference Center in Oxford, MS on February 21-22, 2020. 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 lunch and dinner on Friday, breakfast 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 $60 a person. 

Room Rates:
A special room rate of $103 (plus tax) is available for Friday and Saturday nights at the Town Place Suites, right across the street. Rooms must be booked by January 31, 2020 in order to get the special rate. Call the Town Place Suites at 662-238-3522 to make a reservation and mention Meeting Group Code "Gandy Lecture Series" to receive a room from our block or book online here.

To sponsor a law student for $250 for this event, please contact Allyson Winter, at 228-563-5756 or email her at Allyson.Winter@hancockwhitney.com

For other sponsorship opportunities of the Gandy Lecture Series, click here

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 21, 2020

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registration and Lunch

1:00 - 1:15 p.m.    Welcome

Jennifer Hall, WIP Committee Chair
Allyson Winter, 2020 Gandy Chair
Jennie Eichelberger, 2021 Gandy Chair

1:15 - 2:15 p.m.           “The Gandy Hour” Governor Gandy’s Legacy: 60 Years Later

Judge Neal Biggers
Judge Selene Maddox
Nina Tollison

2:15 - 2:30 p.m.           Break

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.         Break-out Sessions

#1 Connecting with Your Community: Community Leadership through Nonprofit Fundraising and Board Service

Jordan Bryan
Frances Patterson Croft
LaKeysha Greer Issac

#2 Switch, Pivot or Quit: Career Changes for Lawyers

Meredith Aldridge
Katie Snell
Amanda Tollison

#3 Law Student Panel: Fostering Connections

Stacey Moore Buchanan
Jessica Murray
Judge Rhea Sheldon

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.           Networking Break

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.           A Judge’s View of Connecting with Your Audience Effectively

Judge Sharion Aycock
Judge Jacqueline Mask
Judge Latrice Westbrooks

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.           Cocktails @ Saint Leo Lounge


7:00 - 9:00 p.m.           Dinner & Silent Auction @ Saint Leo Lounge


Saturday, February 22, 2020


8:00 – 8:30 a.m.          Breakfast


8:30 - 9:30 a.m.           Building Connections through Community Leadership

Rose Flenorl


9:30 - 10:30 a.m.         Break-out Sessions

#1 Thriving in the Middle

Judge Tiffany Grove
Allison O’Neal McMinn
Ashley Wicks


#2 Connecting to Your Inner Voice: Compassion Fatigue (Ethics Hour)

Dr. Jessica Cole, LJAP Director
Carlyn Hicks


10:30 - 10:45 a.m.       Break  


10:45 - 11:45 a.m.       “The West Hour” Connecting to Current Events: #metoo and Title IX: How are Colleges Responding to Litigation?

Karen Clay, MUW GC
Joan Lucas, MS State Univ. GC
Erika McKinley, Univ. of MS GC

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