WHY JOIN MAJ?


"Every man owes a part of his time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged. No man has a moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere."

- President Theodore Roosevelt, 1908 

 
Membership in MAJ is an investment in your profession. 
 
Formed in 1962, the founding members of MAJ consisted of a small group of dedicated lawyers who were determined to provide a unified voice for civil justice in the courtrooms of Mississippi. Today, more than 50 years later, the Mississippi Association for Justice has over 600 attorneys dedicated to representing people, not corporations. Our members are committed to protecting the health and safety of Mississippi families, to enhancing consumer protections, and to preserving each and every citizen’s right to trial by jury and access to the courts. 
 
If you feel called to fight for the "little guy," then you will feel right at home in MAJ. Your membership will connect you to colleagues throughout the state who can offer support, knowledge and plenty of advice. Networking and camaraderie are just two of the membership benefits. The resources and services provided through MAJ is nearly limitless, and the end result is you work smarter, more efficiently, and are better prepared to succeed tomorrow.
 
 

Benefits of Membership

At MAJ, we continually strive to give our members a competitive edge in today's ever-changing legal climate by providing a host of valuable services including: 

 

MAJ List Server

Do you need to know about a specific judge or venue? Looking for a form? Wonder what trial attorneys across the state think about your pressing legal issue? Instantly communicate via e-mail with trial lawyers across the state through the MAJ List Server, MAJ’s most popular service.

 

MAJ Website

We are very proud of our affiliation with TrialSmith – the host of our website and the repository of one of the most complete collections of depositions, pleadings, filings and forms for plaintiffs’ lawyers in the nation.

 

Continuing Legal Education 

MAJ sponsors several seminars throughout the year on everything from auto litigation to criminal law. Speakers include nationally renowned experts, judges, and some of the top trial attorneys in the state and nation. MAJ members enjoy CLE discounts at every seminar.

 

Voir Dire

Our annual magazine, Voir Dire, features expert advice, practice pointers, new legal developments, and additional information members can utilize daily in their law practices. 

 

Insurance

As an MAJ member, you are qualified to apply for special insurance plans offered at competitive rates and designed for both small and large firms.

 

Amicus Curiae Brief Participation

MAJ has an outstanding record on amicus curiae brief participation in cases of importance to the trial bar and the public. Please follow the outlined procedure for requesting amicus assistance from MAJ. 

 

Representation

MAJ is your advocate at the state and nation’s capitols! MAJ works to protect and enhance the civil justice system. Our goal is to educate the legislature and the public about issues that affect them and relentlessly mobilize support for laws that uphold access to the courts. Our political action committee, JAMpac, supports candidates who believe in and trust the civil justice system and will work to protect the rights of all Mississippians. 

 

 
MAJ members have the opportunity to apply for a low-interest Small Business Administration loan. Have you experienced uneven cash flow or expensive case costs involved in modern litigation? With the Justice Loan Program you can pay off existing expensive debt, inject needed capital into your firm or use the money to expand your practice (advertising, hiring new staff, etc.).

 

Legal Research Discount 

LexisNexis offers MAJ members substantial discounts on their research needs. Discounts are available on such content as Mississippi cases, agency decisions, AG opinions, Federal cases and codes, Mississippi law reviews, 5th Circuit & US Supreme Court opinions, LexisNexis Public Records, and so much more.


 

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