2021 Annual Convention & Membership Planning Retreat


MAJ's Annual Convention is returning to New Orleans! The Mississippi Association for Justice will host its 2021 Annual Convention & Membership Planning Retreat at The Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. The conference is scheduled for July 29-31, 2021. The theme for this year is “Excellence in Advocacy..” 

Attendance may be limited based on COVID restrictions. Register early! Register before July 15 and save!

Interested in attending virtually? We understand that some individuals may not be comfortable attending in person. In order to assess the need for a virtual option, please contact the MAJ office to be added to a waitlist. E-mail DeAnna Burrell at deanna@msaj.org. 

Schedule of Events:


12:00 PM - Exhibit Hall Opens; Registration Opens

1:30 PM - CLE Begins

  • The Art of Negotiations
    • Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker
    • Bobby Dallas, Esq. 
  • TBD
    • Joy Bertrand, Esq. 
  • Practically Speaking: The Ethics and Professionalism of a Trial Lawyer's Everyday Practice
    • Jennifer Ingram Johnson, Esq. 

4:00 PM - Break

5:30 PM - CLE Concludes

6:30 - 8:00 PM - Opening Night Reception



FRIDAY, JULY 30, 2021

7:30 AM - Exhibit Hall Opens; Registration Opens

8:30 AM - CLE Begins

  • TBD
    • Keith Mitnik, Esq. 
    • Rocky Wilkins, Esq.
  • Advocacy on Paper: Effective Legal Writing
    • Judge David McCarty
  • Federal Legislative Update
    • Linda A. Lipsen 
  • State Legislative Update
    • Willie Bozeman
    • Shanda Yates, Esq. 

10:00 AM - Break

12:30 - 2:30 PM - Membership Luncheon

  • Keynote Speaker: TBD

2:30 PM - CLE Resumes

  • Demystifying Chancery Practice
    • Judge Billie Graham
    • Judge Bennie Richards
  • Case Law Update
    • Justice Jim Kitchens
    • Judge Latrice Westbrooks

4:00 PM - Break

5:00 PM - CLE Concludes 

5:00 - 6:00 PM - Closing Reception & Exhibit Hall Prize Giveaway (Cash bar; Limited complimentary drinks for retreat attendees)


TBD - New Lawyers Division Social Event




9:00 AM - Welcome

9:15 AM - Keynote Speaker - TBD

10:00 AM - Planning Sessions




Windsor Court Hotel, New Orleans

300 Gravier St
New Orleans, LA 70130



CLICK HERE to reserve your room at the Windsor Court Hotel. Reservations may also be made by calling the Windsor Court Hotel reservations department at (800) 596-0955 and refer to the "Mississippi Association for Justice" block. All attendees and their guests have access to complimentary internet access in guests' rooms, complimentary access to the Fitness Center, discounted valet parking, and 20% off any spa treatments booked during the convention. All reservations should be received to the hotel no later than Tuesday, July 6, 2021


Please Note: To accommodate early arrivals and late departures, the discounted rates are applicable three (3) days before and three (3) days after the conference. Please contact the reservations department at (800) 596-0955 for reservations including pre and/or post conference dates.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellations received after 5:00 p.m. on July 7, 2021, will be refunded less a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after 5:00 p.m. on July 21, 2021.