2019 Annual Convention


MAJ's Annual Convention will be a familiar time but a new location (still in New Orleans) in 2019! The Mississippi Association for Justice will host its 2019 Annual Convention at The Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. The convention is scheduled for June 6-8, 2019. 

The theme for this year is “I am a Trial Lawyer Because...” and we want this to be a motivational and unifying convention for all of our members.


Schedule of Events:


7:30 - 10:00 AM - Exhibitor Check-In & Set up

11:00 AM - Exhibit Hall Opens; Registration Opens

12:00 PM - Women's Caucus Luncheon (Sponsored by Momentum Funding)

  • Keynote Speaker: Kathy Nester, Esq.

1:30 PM - CLE Begins

  • TBD
    • John Bey, Esq. (Atlanta, GA)
  • Trucking Litigation A-Z
    • Marion Munley, Esq. (Scranton, PA)
  • Non-Cooperation Agreements, the Rules of Professional Conduct, and Evolutionary Biology
    • Robert Wiygul, Esq. (Ocean Springs, MS)
  • True or False or Chuck (Ethics)
    • Adam Kilgore, Esq. (Jackson, MS)

3:00 PM - Break; New Lawyers Division Meeting (Sponsored by Physician Life Care Planning)

5:15 PM - CLE Concludes

6:00 - 8:00 PM - Opening Night Reception

8:30 - 11:30 PM - New Lawyers Division Social

Location: Barcadia New Orleans


FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2019

8:00 AM - Exhibit Hall Opens; Registration Opens

8:30 AM - CLE Begins

  • The Trial Lawyer – Promoting Safety -Demanding Accountability -Forcing Change
    • Sean Domnick, Esq. (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
  • How to Get Away with Murder via the Landowner Protection Act
    • Ashley Ogden, Esq. (Jackson, MS)
  • I Am a Trial Lawyer Because. . . Advocacy Changed My Life and I Want to Repay the Debt I Owe
    • Michael Sterling, Esq. (Atlanta, GA)
  • Crossing Over: The Legal, Ethical and Humanitarian Issues Lawyers Face When Representing Undocumented Clients
    • Kathy Nester, Esq. (San Diego, CA)

9:45 AM - Break; Criminal Law Section Meeting

12:00 - 2:00 PM - Membership Luncheon

2:00 PM - CLE Resumes

  • Views From the Bench: Practicing with Professionalism (professionalism)
    • Justice Jim Kitchens
    • Justice Leslie King
    • Judge Latrice Westbrooks
    • Judge David McCarty
  • TBD
    • Danielle Mason, Esq. (Montgomery, AL)
  • 2019 Legislative Review: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    • Senator Derrick Simmons (Greenville, MS)
    • Willie Bozeman (Jackson, MS)

4:00 PM - Break

5:30 PM - CLE Concludes 

TBD - Outgoing President’s Party


SATURDAY, JUNE 8, 2019      

9:00 AM - Annual Meeting Check-in

10:00 AM - Annual Meeting; Candidates Forum




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, 7.00 General credits, and 1.00 Professionalism credit. MSAJ is an approved CLE provider with the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education.


Windsor Court Hotel

300 Gravier St
New Orleans, LA 70130



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Momentum Funding





  • Brooks Court Reporting
  • Brown & Brown
  • Matrix Solutions
  • ML Healthcare
  • Momentum Funding
  • Oasis Financial
  • Physician Life Care Planning
  • Portage Funding
  • The Solutions Team


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy:

Registration cancellations received after 5:00 p.m. on May 13, 2019, will be refunded less a $50 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after 5:00 p.m. on May 30, 2019.