Mid-Year Convention


Please join us in the Capital City for our 6th Annual Mid-Year Convention! This seminar offers 1.5 days of CLE geared towards all levels of experience. Our block style registration is made to fit your needs and your schedule. If you are unable to attend all 9 hours, you may sign up for one or two of the 3 hour blocks. 

The convention festivites will also include our Annual Christmas Party on Thursday night. 


Seminar Agenda

 Day 1

 Block A

 December 14  Speaker
 8:30 a.m.  Registration   
 9:00 a.m.  Releases Gone Wild

 Ashley Ogden, Esq. 

 10:00 a.m.  Working with the Prosecution: How to Work Smarter Not Harder

 Angel Myers, Esq.

 Leilani Tynes, Esq.

 11:00 a.m.  Break
 11:15 a.m.

 Anticipating Chancery Roadblocks

 Rick Courtney, Esq.

 12:15 p.m.  Lunch (on your own)
 Block B    
 1:30 p.m.  A Primer in Mass Tort Litigation

 John Bey, Esq.

 Martin Crump, Esq.

 Karen Beyea-Schroeder, Esq. 

 2:30 p.m.  Tech Tips and Tricks for Working Smarter  Tad Thomas, Esq.
 3:30 p.m.  Break
 3:45 p.m.  Lawyers in Transition Protecting the Present and Planning for the   Future (ethics)   Adam Kilgore, Esq.
 5:30 p.m.

MAJ Annual Christmas Party

 Day 2

 Block C

 December 15  Speaker
 9:30 a.m.  Registration
 10:00 a.m.  Technology Tips to Evolve Your Practice  Matt Baldridge, Esq.
 11:00 a.m.  Break
 11:15 a.m.  A View From the Bench  Judge Lisa Dodson

 Judge Carol White-Richard

 Judge Celeste Wilson
 12:15 p.m.  The Art of Legal Writing  David McCarty, Esq.

This program has been approved for credit in the following jurisdiction(s):

Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education

Credit has been approved with the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 2.00 Ethics credits and 7.00 General credits. MSAJ is an approved CLE provider with the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education.


Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum - Ethnic Heritage Center

1150 Lakeland Dr.
Jackson, MS 39216


** Directions **

Take Interstate 55 to the Lakeland Drive exit. Turn east onto Lakeland Drive. Pass the main entrance into the Ag Museum and go to the next traffic signal.  Turn north into the parking lot of Smith-Wills and drive towards the Sports Hall of Fame Building. Look for the blue sign that indicates Museum Entrance. Walk across the wooden bridge and the Ethnic Building is directly on your left.  


Hotel Accommodations

Residence Inn Jackson
1248 Eastover Dr, Jackson, MS 39211



The Westin Jackson
407 South Congress Street. Jackson, MS 39201



Brooks Court Reporting
Brooks Court Reporting offers statewide and nationwide coverage to meet your total litigation needs. It was founded in 1985 and, by 1989, had become the first firm to offer "Realtime" services in the state of Mississippi. In the past 25 years, Brooks Court Reporting has grown to be one of the largest court reporting firms incorporated in the state with offices in Jackson, Meridian, and Gulfport. Brooks recently opened an office in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to being a Certified Realtime Reporter, Ginger Brooks is certified in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Alabama. For more information about Brooks Court Reporting, please contact Ginger Brooks at 800.245.3376

Brown & Brown
Brown & Brown is an insurance marketing and consulting agency for the MAJ endorsed insurance portfolio. As a member of the MAJ, you and your employees are eligible for some of the finest health, life, and disability income insurance programs in the group insurance market. In addition to MAJ-endorsed health and life programs, Brown & Brown can assist in your practice in acquiring top quality professional liability insurance at competitive rates. For additional information on the programs available to you through your MAJ membership, contact Stormy Blair at 888.503.5547.

HMR Funding
HMR Funding has a range of non-recourse funding programs designed to alleviate the financial concerns of your uninsured and under-insured clients who lack the resources to access quality healthcare or sometimes even provide for their family’s basic need of food and shelter. They align themselves with you, making their broad range of services available to your clients – allowing you to focus on achieving the most favorable case outcomes while enabling your client to focus on their recovery. They have years of experience and understand the inherent challenges associated with personal injury cases.

IWP is a national home delivery pharmacy service working as an advocate for injured individuals. Unlike a traditional mail order pharmacy, which carry a 7-14 day turnaround, they offer next day delivery directly to our patient’s doorstep at little to no out-of-pocket costs*. As a specialized workers' compensation pharmacy, they’ve made it their mission to ensure their patients get the prescriptions they need to return back to a productive life. Their simple, hassle-free process is designed to remove the administrative burdens from the prescription process, while driving better outcomes through medication management and patient satisfaction. With locations in Massachusetts, Arizona and California, IWP ships more than 50,000 prescriptions each month across the nation. Their team is well-versed in state-specific nuances and the clinical needs of workers’ compensation and auto injury claims and guarantee the right medication goes to the right person for the right injury.

Portage Funding
Portage Funding was founded in 2007 on the advice of personal injury attorneys, and since then has been assisting personal injury attorneys and their clients with true cash needs. They are dedicated to meeting the needs of the client by working closely with the referring attorney to determine a prudent amount for the cash advance.
Cancellation Policy

Registration cancellation penalty 10 days prior to the seminar is $50. No registration fees will be refunded within 48 hours before the event begins.