2018 Mid-Year Convention: Medical School for Lawyers


It’s that time of year again! The members of the MAJ New Lawyers Division are so excited for the 7th Annual Mississippi Association for Justice Mid-Year Convention. The Mid-Year Convention is 1.5 days of CLE with our Annual Christmas Party on Thursday night. The convention will take place on December 13-14 at the Mississippi College School of Law Conference Center.The theme for this year's conference is "Medical School for Lawyers". In planning this event, NLD has worked hard to ensure quality CLE that even the most seasoned attorney would find useful. We encourage each one of you to look over this year’s agenda and register to join us in Jackson for what has become a wonderful tradition to bring us all together during the holiday season. If you are unable to attend all 9 hours, you may sign up for the sessions on Day 1 or Day 2. REGISTER BEFORE DECEMBER 10 AND SAVE $25 ON YOUR REGISTRATION FEE!!


Day 1

December 13


8:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

Evaluating a Potential Med-Mal Case Pre-Suit

Walter “Bubba” Morrison, IV, Esq.

10:00 a.m.

Medical Records 101: Finding Damages, Record Tampering, Long-Term Cases – What Do You Need

Kelly Jennings

11:30 a.m.

Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m.

Presenting Your Injuries to the Jury and How to Relate Them to Your Case

Charlie Merkel, Esq.

2:00 p.m.


The Injuries: (35 min sessions)

  • Spinal Cord Injuries

Dr. Howard Katz

Dr. Al Glass

  • Joint injuries: Anatomy, Mechanisms of Injury, Treatment and Functional Impairment
Dr. Tal Hendrix
  • Pains, Strains, and Automobiles - Anatomically Identifying and Quantifying Traumatic Soft Tissue Injuries
Dr. John Adams

3:45 p.m.


4:00 p.m.

tPa - The Medicine & Adverse Reactions

Dr. Burhan Chaudhry

5:00 p.m.

Seminar Adjourns

MAJ Annual Christmas Party
Fondren Public (2765 Old Canton Rd, Jackson, MS 39216)
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Day 2

December 14


9:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast  

10:00 a.m.

Developing the Damages Case – The Life Care Plan

Michael Jacques, Esq.

10:40 a.m.

Colossus—How to Overcome the Monster

Dr. Greg Picou

Dr. Lawrence Bourgeois

11:20 a.m.

Damages at Present Value

Bill Brister

12:00 p.m.


12:15 p.m.

HIPAA in the Law Practice (Ethics)

Arin Clark Adkins, 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 1.00 Ethics credit and 8.00 General credits. MSAJ is an approved CLE provider with the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education.


Mississippi College School of Law - CNF Conference Room

151 E. Griffith St
Jackson, MS 39201



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HMR Funding

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ML Healthcare

ML Healthcare is Bridging the Gap. ML Healthcare bridges the gap between attorneys, their injured clients and healthcare providers to ensure that uninsured or underinsured patients can receive the quality treatment they need, when they need it. With our trusted network of providers, injured clients can receive a full range of medical services to help them return to pre-injury condition, all without having to wait for their settlement and no out of pocket expenses.By partnering with ML Healthcare, you’ll be able to ensure your clients receive the best medical treatment available, without having to coordinate and manage medical care through many different providers, so you can concentrate on the legal aspects of their case. For more information, visit us at www.MLHealthcare.com 

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

Cancellation Policy:

Registration cancellations received after 5:00 p.m. on December 3, 2018, will be refunded less a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after 5:00 p.m. on December 10, 2018.