2018 Board of Governors & Membership Planning Retreat


2018 Board of Governors & Membership Planning Retreat
August 17-19, 2018 • Gulf Hills Hotel & Conference Center 
All members are invited to attend the Annual Retreat in Ocean Springs, Mississippi! 
Join us for a strategic planning retreat for the present year and the next 5 years. We will cover a host of topics and input from members will be crucial. This will be a chance for everyone to fully participate in crafting the key strategies that will move this organization forward.
Good food, drinks, and friends will be on hand all weekend! 

Schedule of Events:

Friday, August 17

Travel Day (Tip: Come early and enjoy all that Ocean Springs has to offer. Known as the City of Discovery by locals and visitors alike, this historic coastal town is the perfect place to relax. A quaint, cottage Main Street community nestled on the scenic shore of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Ocean Springs invites visitors to experience its rich history, artistic flair, lush landscape and small town appeal. With over 200 independent shops, galleries, restaurants and nightlife, this community captures the small town charm with its walkability, white sand beaches, and year round activity.)

3:30 p.m. - Women’s Caucus Vision Board Party

6:00 p.m - Welcome Reception & Dinner -Salvetti's Italian Grill


Saturday, August 18

9:00 a.m. - Executive Committee Meeting

9:30 a.m. - Board of Governors Meeting

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch & Learn

  • Speaker: David McCarty, Esq. - "Sharpening Your Arguments on Appeal"

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Foundational Knowledge of MAJ & Goal-Setting Session

  • Daily Operations, Budget & Fundraising, Mission & Purpose

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - Committee Planning & Goal-Setting Sessions

Session 1: Membership

  • Involvement & Expectations, Benefits, Retention, Diversity

Session 2: Politics

  • Legislative Session, Elections (Legislative & Judicial), JAMpac

Session 3: Pro Bono

  • Expungement Clinics, Silent Auction, Community Service Projects

4:30 p.m. - Group Outing - Crooked Letter Brewery Tour 

6:30 p.m. - Dinner (on your own)


Sunday, August 19

Travel Day


Gulf Hills Hotel & Conference Center

13701 Paso Road
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564



Hotel Accommodations:

For room reservations, please call (866) 875-4211 and be sure to mention "Mississippi Association for Justice" to receive our group rate of $89.99/night. A complimentary deluxe continental breakfast is available for all attendees and their guests daily between 6:00 - 10:00 am.