Annual Enrollment Fees Now Due
The Bar's 2012-13 fiscal year began August 1. Statements for annual enrollment fees and section dues have been mailed to all members of the Bar to addresses as they appear in the Bar's online "Attorney Directory". Annual Enrollment Fees are due upon receipt. Any questions regarding membership may be addressed to Ashley Sasser at 601-355-4619 or you may email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reporting For Rule 6.1 Compliance and Mandatory IOLTA Included As Part of 2012-2013 Bar Statement
The Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct require attorneys to report annually their hours of pro bono legal services and certify compliance with the provisions of mandatory IOLTA. Reporting and certification will be part of annual bar enrollment fee statements being mailed to all members in August. The reporting period will cover the previous fiscal year from August 1, 2011 through July 31, 2012.
Please Do Not Call the Bar for CLE Questions
Each year when the Commission on Continuing Legal Education mails out CLE forms the Bar office is inundated with calls and questions regarding CLE. The Barstaff cannot assist callers because The Mississippi Bar has nothing to do with the regulation and reporting of CLE in Mississippi. Questions should be directed to the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education by calling 601-576-4622 or emailing Tracy Graves at email@example.com .The Commission on CLE web information is on the MS Supreme Court website and may be accessed at http://courts.ms.gov/cle_bccr/cle_bccr.html.
MVLP's "Legal Line" Now Allows Attorneys From Across Mississippi To Answer Calls
Attorneys who wish to staff MVLP's legal hotline, known as "Legal Line," can now do so from anywhere in the state. Legal Line attorneys provide callers with free legal advice and agency referral information. While participation on the Legal Line used to be limited to attorneys who practice in the Greater Jackson Metro Area, MVLP's staff is now able to forward Legal Line calls to attorneys who practice all over Mississippi. MVLP is pleased to announce this possibility because now all Mississippi attorneys can volunteer without having to worry about incurring long distance charges or having to receive calls from Legal Line callers outside of the hotline's hours of operation. Legal Line is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. If you wish to volunteer on the Legal Line, please contact Pamela Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org or (601) 960-9577.
Casemaker is Changing Legal Research
Casemaker, provided FREE to you as a member of The Mississippi Bar, will save you hundreds of dollars every month on legal research. And now, the new Casemaker has been completely updated to give you state-of-the-art search capabilities and much more! The new search bar enables you to use simple or complex language to run a search and the organization features allows you to create custom folders, notes and review search history. There are plenty of other new and exciting features you will find in the new Casemaker. Sign up for an online webinar today - http://www.casemakerlegal.com/registerWebinar.aspx . For Casemaker research assistance 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern M-F call toll-free 877.659.0801.
Volunteer Attorneys Needed For The Upcoming Washington County "Pro Se Day" Legal Clinic - September 19
The Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP) will co-host a "Pro Se Day" with the Washington County Chancery Court on Wednesday, September 19, 2012, at the Chancery Courthouse, 900 Washington Avenue, Greenville, MS. Attorneys who attend the CLE seminar and volunteer at the legal clinic can earn up to five hours of CLE credits. The CLE session will be from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and the legal clinic will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A light lunch will be provided. Volunteers are asked to bring their laptops to use at the legal clinic. Please contact Tiffany Graves at email@example.com to volunteer for the clinic or to learn more about this MVLP event.
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MVLP To Host CLE & Social Event In The Mississippi Delta - August 21
On Tuesday, August 21, from 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, (MVLP) will host a CLE seminar with a Social immediately following. The Honorable Ashley Hines, Fourth Circuit Court Judge, and Dr. Gilbert S. Macvaugh, III, Forensic Psychologist will discuss "Mental Health Issues In Criminal Law." Attorneys who attend will earn two hours of CLE credits. For those who pre-register, the cost is $40. For any attorneys who register the day of the event, the cost is $50. The CLE will be held at the DSU Alumni House in Cleveland. Please email Ann Marie Pate at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephanie Macvaugh at email@example.com to reserve a seat. Find a flyer for the event here.
MVLP To Host Domestic Violence CLE - August 29
On Wednesday, August 29, from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP) will host a CLE training seminar for attorneys who wish to represent and/or assist victims of domestic violence. Paula Broome and Heather Wagner, Attorneys with the Domestic Violence Division of the Attorney General's Office, will lead the seminar. The following topics will be covered: "Understanding the Domestic Abuse Victim's Reality"; "Domestic Abuse Protection Orders: The Civil Process from A to Z"; and "An Overview of Domestic Violence Criminal Laws." Attorneys who attend can earn up to four hours of CLE credits. The seminar is being offered a reduced rate for MVLP volunteers. The cost is $25 for MVLP volunteers and $35 for non-MVLP volunteers. Light snacks will be provided to those who attend. The CLE will be held at The Mississippi Bar Center in Jackson. Seating will be limited. Please call MVLP at 601-960-9577 or e-mail Pamela Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a seat. The registration deadline is August 24, 2012. Find a flyer for the event here.
MWLA Membership Meeting - September 5
Please mark your calendars for MWLA's FIRST membership meeting of the new year which will be held on Wednesday, September 5th from 11:30 am to 1 pm at the Fairview Inn in Jackson. The meeting will feature Judge Cynthia Brewer as a speaker. We are awaiting approval for 1 hour of CLE ethics credit. Tiffany Graves will also be speaking about the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project. The cost of the lunch will be $25. The CLE credit is free for members and $5 for non-members. If you plan to attend the meeting, please RSVP to Shundral Hobson at email@example.com by August 30th. We are excited about the upcoming year. Don't forget to fill out a new membership form so you can get on our mailing list and know about upcoming events. Click here for a membership application. Email Tami Munsch at Tami@MunschLaw.com or visit our website at www.mswomenlawyers.com for more information.
Southern Section Air & Waste Management Association Annual Conference - September 11-14
The Southern Section Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) Annual Conference, hosted by the Mississippi Chapter A&WMA, will be held September 11-14, 2012 at the Beau Rivage Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. This conference typically attracts over 200 attendees from all over the Southeast. The Mississippi Commission on CLE has approved the conference for 12 hours of CLE credit. Technical sessions include case studies, regulatory updates, new developments and practical experiences in the following areas: Coastal Environmental Issues, Waste Management and Remediation, Air Pollution Control/Air Quality, Environmental Performance/Incentive Programs, Environmental Management Systems, Environmental Improvement/Success Stories and Case Studies, Energy Strategy and Policy, Waste Minimization and Resource Conservation, Water Issues, SPCC and Storm Water Sustainability. Click on the following link for additional information and registration information. http://ss-awma.org/annual.php
Mary Libby Payne Lectureship - Save the Date - September 27
Mary Libby Payne, Retired Judge of the Mississippi Court of Appeals, was both a Professor of Law and the founding Dean of Mississippi College School of Law. She later served as Scholar-in-Residence/Professor Emerita at Mississippi College School of Law while writing the history of the law school, A Goodly Heritage. Judge Payne has also been a witness and a mentor to lawyers and law students throughout her professional career. September 27, marks the inaugural presentation of The Mary Libby Payne Endowed Lectureship Series on Christianity and the Law, co-sponsored by Mississippi College School of Law and the Central Mississippi Chapter of the Christian Legal Society. The day will offer a three-hour CLE program, followed by a book-signing event with Judge Payne signing copies of her law school history, A Goodly Heritage, and a banquet featuring Professor Thomas D. Morgan of George Washington University Law School, who will deliver the inaugural lecture. The CLE will be held at Mississippi College School of Law, with the book-signing event and banquet taking place at First Baptist Church, Jackson, Mississippi. Look for the formal announcement in your mailboxes soon and get your registrations in early. Banquet Sponsorships are still available: contact Tammy Upton at 601-925-7273. Online registration will also be available for all the events at http://law.mc.edu/cle.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
YLD Offers Teleseminars - Get Your CLE Hours from Your Office or Home Phone
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 here. All programs are available live at 12:00 p.m. CT 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 email@example.com.