Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series

The 25th Annual Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series

"25th Anniversary"

February 23-24, 2018

IP Hotel

Biloxi, MS

This course offers 6.5 hours of CLE credit including 1 hour of Ethics/Professionalism.

Presented by The Mississippi Bar Women in the Profession Committee

To register for the Gandy online, click below and you will be directed to our login page. Please read and follow instructions to the right of the Login ID on that page. This username and password is different from your Casemaker login, and you will probably need to set up a new password to login.  

Register for the Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series

About the Seminar:

The Mississippi Bar's Women in the Profession Committee is proud to host the 25th Annual Evelyn Gandy Lectures Series at IP Hotel in Biloxi, MS on February 23-24, 2018. This premier CLE for women lawyers was named fro 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.

Registration Fees:

The Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series registration fee of $275 includes a light lunch on Friday, dinner at IP on Friday with guest speaker, breakfast on Saturday and 6.5 hours of CLE credit including 1 hours Ethics/Professionalism.

Friday Night Dinner:

The Friday night dinner will be held at the IP Casino Resort and the cost is included in your registration fee. Cost is $60 per guest.

Friday Night Dinner Speaker:

Our special guest speaker will be Sarah Thomas, first female NFL Referee. She will be speaking on "Breaking the Barriers."  

Room Rates:

A special room rate of $159.99 for Friday and Saturday nights is available at the IP. If you want to arrive early on Thursday, the room rate is $69.99 for Thurday's stay. Rooms must be booked by January 31, 2018 in order to get the special rate. Call the IP at 1-888-946-2847 or www.ipbiloxi.com/groups to make a reservation. Be sure and mention Meeting Group Code "S180312" to receive a room from our block.

Sponsorships:

To sponsor a law student for $250 for this event, please contact Allyson Winter, Sponsorship Subcommittee Chair, at 601-208-5088 or email her at awinter@trustmark.com.

About the IP Spa:

Book a relaxation get away with Senses Spa and Salon and enjoy the snow room, sauna, and lounge with any massage, facial, wrap or specialty treatment. To hear treatment options and reserve your treatment now, please call 1-228-523-8564 between the hours of 8:00 am and 7:00 pm. Be sure to book ahead in order to receive the best time and treatment for your schedule. Gandy Lecture attendees will receive a 25% discount on the Thursday & Friday dates. 

Cancellations:

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 skelly@msbar.org.

Questions:

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

 

Agenda

Friday, February 23, 2018  

11:30 am – 1:00 pm    Registration (light lunch will be provided)  

1:00 – 1:15 pm            Welcome                                                                               

                                    Tiffany Grove, Chair WIP Committee

                                    Opening Remarks

                                                Chair: Lynn Fitch

                                                Co-Chair: Tiffany Graves

 

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

                                    Lynn Fitch, State Treasurer

                                               

2:15 – 2:30 pm            Break                                                                        

 

2:30 – 4:00 pm            “Balancing the Scales Documentary Screening”  

                                    A film about women lawyers in America

                                                Sharon Rowen, Film Producer/Director

 

4:00 – 5:00 pm            “Balancing the Scales Panel Discussion”

                                    Moderator: Amanda Alexander

Judge Sharion Aycock

                                                Jennifer Ingram Johnson

                                                Sharon Rowen

Karen Sawyer

                                   

                                   

5:30 – 6:30 pm            Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction Begins – Cash bar

                                                Silent Auction to Benefit MS Access to Justice Commission

 

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm      Dinner at IP Hotel

              “Breaking the Barriers”

                                               Sarah Thomas, First Female NFL Referee

 

Saturday, February 24, 2018

 

7:30 – 8:30 am            Breakfast tickets provided for Back Bay Buffett                                          

 

8:30 – 9:30 am            “New Updates in Law

Moderator: Tiffany Graves

 Judge Linda Anderson, Federal Court Rules Update

 Judge Donna Barnes, State Court Rules Update

 Emmy Harper Stone, Wills & Estates

 Robin Taylor, Employment Law

           

9:30 – 10:30 am          “Managing versus Leading””

 Tommye Dale Favre

 

10:30 – 10:45 am        Break                                                                         

 

10:45 am – 11:45 am        “The West Hour” Ethics Hour

                                     Constance Slaughter-Harvey

 

11:45 am                     Adjourn

To register for the Gandy online, click below and you will be directed to our login page. Please read and follow instructions to the right of the Login ID on that page. This username and password is different from your Casemaker login, and you will probably need to set up a new password to login.  

Register for the Evelyn Gandy Lecture Series