2018 Annual Convention


The 2018 Annual Convention will be held June 7-9 at the Ritz-Carlton in New Orleans.

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Schedule of Events
Thursday, June 7
11:00 am - Exhibit Hall Opens; Registration Opens
12:00 pm - Women's Caucus Luncheon (Sponsored by Momentum Funding)
1:30 pm - CLE Begins
  • Practical Pre-Trial Skills
    • Timothy W. Porter, Esq. (Jackson, MS)
  • Halloween on Steroids: Surviving Your Interaction with Chancery Court
    • ​Judge Larry Pirmeaux (Meridian, MS)
  • Beware - The Secret Spyware
    • Maury Herman, Esq. (New Orleans, LA)

3:30 pm - New Lawyers Division Meeting

6:00 pm - Opening Night Reception Honoring Incoming President Graham Carner


Friday, June 8
8:00 am - Exhibit Hall Opens; Registration Opens
Past President's Breakfast

8:30 am - CLE Begins

  • Preparing to Win
    • ​Gregory S. Cusimano, Esq. (Gasden, AL)
  • ​Being Human, Relating to the Jury
    • ​Gregory S. Cusimano, Esq. (Gasden, AL)
  • ​Managing Clients: Your Circus. Your Monkeys. Your Professional Responsibility
    • ​Adam Kilgore, Esq. (Jackson, MS)
    • Jennifer Ingram Johnson (Hattiesburg, MS)

​​9:30 am - Criminal Law Section Meeting

12:00 pm - Membership Luncheon (Underwritten by Forge Consulting)

​Keynote Speaker: U.S. Senator Doug Jones

2:00 pm - CLE Resumes

  • What You Don't Know Can Kill You! Using Focus Groups to Inform and Shape Your Trial Strategy
    • ​Organized by Roger Larue, Esq.
  • ​Practical Advice for Success in Appellate Court Actions
    • ​Judge James E. Graves, Jr
    • Justice Jim Kitchens
    • Justice Dawn Beam
    • Judge Latrice Westbrooks

9:30 pm - Outgoing President's Party Honoring MAJ President Jennie Eichelberger


Saturday, June 9
10:00 am - Annual Meeting
Candidates Forum

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.


For a printable registration form, CLICK HERE.
CLICK HERE to download a copy of the agenda.

The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans

921 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70112



For hotel reservations, please call The Ritz-Carlton at (800) 826-8987 and refer to the "Mississippi Association for Justice" block to receive our group rate of $229/night. 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 www.ritzcarlton.com/neworleans. 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.


Annual Membership Luncheon
Forge Consulting

Women's Caucus Luncheon
Momentum Funding

Leaders Forum Bar
Law Cash

Convention Bags
Momentum Funding

New Lawyers Division Meeting
Ringler Associates

Break Sponsors:
Oasis Financial

2018 Annual Convention Exhibitors
AK Legal Nurse ConsultantsBrooks Court ReportingBrown & BrownDigitecFerlisi Jolley Associates, Inc.FilevineForge ConsultingHMR FundingLawCashMAPSMatrix SolutionsML HealthcareMomentum FundingNew Perspectives, Inc. Oasis FinancialPEG, Inc. Portage Funding, Inc.VEAR, Inc.
Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy:

Registration cancellations received after 5:00 p.m. on May 14, 2018, will be refunded less a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2018.