MAJ Annual Convention

Seminar Agenda:

Thursday, June 7

11:00 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Opens; Registration Opens

12:00 p.m.

Women’s Caucus Luncheon

Sponsored by Momentum Funding

1:30 p.m.

Practical Pre-Trial Skills

Tim W. Porter, Esq. (Jackson, MS)

2:30 p.m.

Halloween on Steroids: Surviving Your Interaction with Chancery Court

Judge Larry Primeaux (Meridian, MS)

3:30 p.m.

Break – Criminal Law Section Meeting

4:00 p.m.

Beware - The Secret Spyware

Maury Herman, Esq. (New Orleans, LA)

5:00 p.m.

CLE ends

6:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception Honoring Incoming President Graham Carner

Friday, June 8

8:00 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Opens; Registration Opens


Past President’s Breakfast (Invitation Only)

8:30 a.m.

Preparing to Win

Gregory S. Cusimano, Esq. (Gasden, AL)

9:30 a.m.

Break – New Lawyers Division Meeting

10:00 a.m.

Being Human, Relating to the Jury

Gregory S. Cusimano, Esq. (Gasden, AL)

11:00 a.m.

Managing Clients: Your Circus. Your Monkeys. Your Professional Responsibility.

Adam Kilgore, Esq. (Jackson, MS)

Jennifer Ingram Johnson, Esq. (Hattiesburg, MS)

12:00 p.m.

Membership Luncheon Featuring Keynote Speaker U.S. Senator Doug Jones

Underwritten by FORGE Consulting

2:00 p.m.

What You Don't Know Can Kill You! Using Focus Groups to Inform and Shape Your Trial Strategy

Roger Larue, Esq.

4:00 p.m.


4:30 p.m.

Practical Advice for Success in Federal Court and Appellate Court Actions

Judge James E. Graves, Jr

Magistrate Judge Michael T. Parker

Justice Jim Kitchens

Justice Dawn Beam

Judge Latrice Westbrooks

5:30 p.m.

CLE ends

9:30 p.m.

Outgoing President’s Party Honoring MAJ President Jennie Eichelberger

Saturday, June 9

10:00 a.m.

Annual Meeting

DUES MUST BE CURRENT BEFORE June 1, 2018, TO VOTE. All voting members must have received their elector cards and be inside the meeting room by 10:00 a.m. No one will be admitted into the room after 10:00 a.m. During the meeting, even-numbered circuit court districts will caucus and elect representatives to the Board of Governors.


Candidates Forum


Registration Information:

Your registration fee entitles you to nine hours of top-notch CLE instructions, one ticket to the Membership Luncheon, free entry to the welcome reception, and the outgoing President’s party.


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CLICK HERE to download a copy of the agenda.


CLICK HERE to purchase a ticket for the Membership Luncheon

CLICK HERE to sponsor a New Lawyer



For hotel reservations, please call The Ritz-Carlton at (800) 826-8987 and refer to the "Mississippi Association for Justice" block. To reserve deluxe king accommodations, use the group code VEXVEXA. To reserve deluxe double/double accommodations, use the group code VEXVEXB. Reservations may also be made online at 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 Monday, May 14, 2018.



Click here to register online. If you have any questions, please contact the MAJ Office at 601-948-8631.