Annual Criminal Defense Seminar


Please join us on Friday, May 10 for our Annual Criminal Defense Seminar. This seminar will teach criminal defense lawyers to use recent criminal justice reforms to secure their clients' early release from prison. 

Your registration fee includes up to 6 hours of CLE credit and lunch. Early registration is advised! If you are unable to pre-register, you may register on-site starting at 8:30 a.m.

Seminar Agenda: 

8:30 a.m.

Registration & Breakfast

Sponsored by the MTK Foundation’s Camp Kamassa

Building a Camp for Children & Adults with Special Needs

9:00 a.m.

He’s Not In the Jailhouse Now:  Reforms That Affect Your Clients

Cliff Johnson, Director

MacArthur Justice Center

10:00 a.m.

How Much Time Will an Inmate Serve in MDOC Custody?

Jeworski “Jay” Mallett, Director

MDOC Division of Records

11:00 a.m.


11:15 a.m.

Report From Under the Dome

Andre de Gruy, Director

Office of Capital Defense Counsel

12:15 p.m.

Lunch Provided

1:30 p.m.

News From on High (Street):  A Review of Recent Decisions

Jim Kitchens, Presiding Justice

Mississippi Supreme Court

2:30 p.m.

Advocacy at the Parole Board: One Member’s Perspective

Nehemiah Flowers, Member

Mississippi Parole Board

3:30 p.m.


3:45 p.m.

Judicial Panel on Ethics and Professionalism

Presiding Justice Jim Kitchens, Mississippi Supreme Court

Judge David McCarty, Mississippi Court of Appeals

Judge Faye Peterson, Seventh Circuit Court District

5:00 p.m.

Crawfish Boil

Sponsored by Kitchens Law Firm, PA

205 West Railroad Avenue South in Crystal Springs


Crystal Springs Tomato Museum & Visitors' Center

Chatauqua Park, 114 Chatauqua Dr., Crystal Springs, MS 39059



The Crystal Springs Visitors' Center is approximately 30 minutes south of Jackson.
Take Exit 72 off I-55
At the end of the exit ramp, head east on Hwy. 27
At the first stop sign, turn right (south) on Hwy. 51
Continue approximately .6 miles
Turn right into Chautauqua Park
Take an immediate left to the Visitors Center. The Tomato Museum is located inside the Center.
Parking is available in front of the Center.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy:

Registration cancellations received after 5:00 p.m. on May 3, 2019, will be refunded less a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after 5:00 p.m. on May 7, 2019.