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					The Weekly Email Newsletter Of The Mississippi Bar
July 11, 2008

Summer School for Lawyers & Annual Meeting This Week
Over 300 lawyers are registered for the 2008 Summer School for Lawyers program
Monday thru Wednesday of this week. Summer School is jointly sponsored by The
Mississippi Bar and the Mississippi Association for Justice. The Bar’s 2008 Annual
Meeting kicks off Wednesday afternoon in Destin with over 500 lawyers registered. The
meeting will conclude on Saturday with Award presentations and the exchange of the
gavel from current President Bobby Bailess to incoming President Rodger Wilder of

What's Your Exit Strategy - The Complete Lawyer
The July-/August edition of The Complete Lawyer is entitled "What's Your Exit
Strategy?" Eighteen contributors discuss the financial, emotional and physical
dimensions of creating an exit strategy that will help you achieve your goals-whether you
are approaching the end of your career or just starting out. While the best strategies are
developed early, it's never too late to start. You may be surprised to learn how many
lawyers don't plan ahead-and suffer from their lack of planning. Learn how to avoid their
mistakes. Some examples: Retirement Readiness: Seven Proven Strategies; Don't "Die
At Your Desk"; Small Financial Decisions Cast Big Shadows; Why Many Of Your
Retirement Assumptions Are Wrong.

Are You Prepared for A Disaster?
June marked the beginning of the 2008 hurricane season-are you prepared for a
disaster whether it is a hurricane, tornado, flood or fire? To assist the lawyers of
Mississippi prepare, the Bar has created a "Disaster Preparation" link on the Bar's
website with links to disaster preparation sites. This online
resource provides Bar members with resources to assist in making the necessary
preparations before a disaster strikes.

Attorneys Contact Information Online
The Bar receives many calls daily requesting contact information for lawyers and the Bar
staff is happy to be of assistance. The same information available to Bar staff is
available on the Bar's website at by clicking on "Attorney
Directory" at the top of the page. The directory contains name, address, phone, fax,
email, membership status and date of admission. Please pass along this valuable
resource to your support staff and lawyers in your office.

Guardian Ad Litem Roster Online
From time to time the Bar receives inquiries as to a listing of Guardian Ad Litems. A GAL
roster is maintained on the Supreme Court's website Click
on Trial Courts, then on Youth Court and then on GAL link on the right side. This will
take you to the current list of GALs.
Tri-County Legal Support Professionals Association Offering Study Course
The Tri-County Legal Support Professionals Association is offering a study course for
paralegals, legal secretaries and legal assistants using The Basic Manual for Lawyer's
Assistant textbook and its accompanying student study guide as well as the Gregg
Reference Manual. Classes will be held Monday evenings beginning August 4, 2008
through November 10, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Mississippi School of
Law. Classes will be taught by attorneys, judges, Certified PPs and PLSs, or persons
with expertise in a particular field. All classes focus on what is expected of a lawyer's
assistant. A NALS Certificate of Completion will be awarded to all who attend at least 80
percent of the scheduled classes and obtain a passing grade of 70 percent or better on
the final examination. Those who pass will be eligible to sit for the ALS Certification
Exam. The cost of this legal course is $200.00 for NALS Members and $250.00 NALS
Nonmember (includes all required books and study materials). Deadline for Early
Registration is July 15, 2008. There will be an additional $25.00 fee for registrations
received after this date. For more information and/or a registration form please contact
Misty Lewis, Certified PP, PLS at

Upcoming CLE Offerings

Time Management For lawyers featuring Margaret Spencer-Dixon - July 18
Of all the elements you have to work with, none is more precious than time. You have
invested years learning the substance of the law. Now invest in a few hours to learn the
productivity-enhancing techniques of organization and time management, and how to
apply them every day to do more work in less time. Friday, July 18, 2008 at the Hilton
Jackson Penthouse. Go to for a full copy of the agenda
and secure online registration, or contact Renee Moore at or Cindy
Heuser at or call 662-915-1354 for additional information.

Mississippi College to Host Annual CLE Marathon - July 24-25
Mississippi College School of Law will host the Annual CLE Marathon on July 24, 2008
and July 25, 2008. This CLE course offers 12 hours of CLE credit including two
opportunities to get in the Ethics/ Professionalism requirement. This annual CLE event
will be held on the campus of Mississippi College School of Law, located in downtown
Jackson. Featured speakers for this event include Jennifer Ingram Wilkerson, Jeff
Klingfuss, Amanda Green Alexander, Judge Thomas Zebert, Adam Kilgore, Bethany
Brantley Johnson, Judge Michael Parker, Justice Ann H. Lamar, Tommy Furby, Dean
Mary Miller, Meta Copeland and Tom Hood. For information on topics and times please
contact the CLE office at 601-925-7197. You may view an agenda and register on line
at or email Tammy Upton at Get
that CLE requirement met while enjoying Brewster's ice cream during the afternoon

MVLP Annual Seminar - July 25
The MS Volunteer Lawyers Project will host its annual CLE seminar on July 25, 2008 in
The MS Bar Center. The seminar is being offered at a reduced rate to volunteer
attorneys who are registered with MVLP and will cover topics such as Employment
Rights and Fair Housing. The course has been approved for a maximum of 6 hours of
CLE credit, which includes 2 hours of Ethics. For registration information, click here. If
you have any questions, please call (601) 960-9577 or email Aboye Jinkiri at
CLE by the Hour-July 24- 25
The deadline for the CLE year is approaching quickly. Come to UM-CLE's last chance
seminar and get only the hours that you need or stay for all twelve. It will be held at the
Old Capitol Inn in Jackson. Each hourly segment covers a different substantive area of
law, and an ethics/professionalism hour is included each day. Topics included are
Family Law, Intellectual Property, The Innocence Project, Ethics (one hour offered each
day), Employment Law, Estate Planning, Environmental Law, Supreme Court Update,
Expert Testimony, Mediation and Immigration. This is the last UM-CLE event before the
cutoff date of July 31st. Go to our online registration program at for a full copy of the agenda and secure online
registration. Or contact Renee Moore at or Cindy Heuser, 662-915-
1354 or e-mail for additional information.

Save the Date --- Negotiating Work and Life in the Legal Culture - August 8
8 Hours of CLE credit, including one hour of ethics. Friday, August 8, 2008, 8:30 a.m. -
5:00 p.m., Jackson, MS. Exact Location to be determined. How to Fulfill Professional
Responsibilities and Live a Better Life; Impact of Dissatisfaction, Workaholism and
Burnout; Capitalizing on Behavioral Strengths; Change and Transition; Barriers to
Change; and Visualizing a Better Way. To reserve a space, mail $100.00 non-
refundable deposit, or total amount of $280.00* per person with check made payable to
"Ann Homer Cook" to Dr. Cook at 357 Towne Center Boulevard, Suite 402, Ridgeland,
MS 39157. For more information, please contact Marilyn Beach by phone at 601-506-
0148 or email at

The University of Mississippi Law Library --- Online Survey
The University of Mississippi Law Library is striving to provide for additional solutions to
continuing research needs. In addition to the first year required research class, the Law
Library is creating a voluntary research program for second and third year law students
as part of this initiative. They would appreciate the Mississippi Bar members' input.
Please take five quick minutes to fill out the online survey here.

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