Appellate Practice 2018

October 26, 2018

Location: Hyatt Place, Ridgeland, MS


Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30-9:30 a.m.

Establishing Jurisdiction in Appellate Courts
Luther T. Munford
Butler Snow
Ridgeland, MS

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Practical Tips for Practice before the 5th Circuit
G. Todd Butler, Esq., Phelps Dunbar, Jackson, MS
Krissy Noble, Esq., Attorney Generals’ Office, Jackson, MS
Kristi H. Johnson, Esq., U. S. Attorneys’ Office, Jackson, MS

10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-11:45 a.m.

Certiorari Petitions
Julie Ann Epps, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Canton, MS

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:00 p.m.

Selected Cases on the Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure
Jeffrey B. Rimes, Esq.
Taggart Rimes & Graham
Ridgeland, MS

2:00-3:00 p.m.

A View from the Bench
Hon. Virginia C. Carlton
Hon. Jack L. Wilson
Mississippi Court of Appeals
Jackson, MS

3:00-3:15 p.m. Break
3:15-4:15 p.m.

Nuts and Bolts of Criminal Appeals
George T. Holmes, Esq.
Director of Indigent Appeals
Office of the State Public Defender
Jackson, MS

4:15 Adjourn

Open Enrollment

Registration is open to all interested parties including attorneys, judges, legal assistants, and law office staff. Walk–ins will be accepted on a space–available basis. If you plan to attend and do not pre-register, please call the UM-CLE office at (662) 915-6738 to determine space availability. Written materials will be given on the day of the seminar.
Pre–registration is encouraged.

CLE Credit

This course offered by UM-CLE has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for up to 6 CLE credits. Registrants seeking mandatory CLE credit from another state should contact UM-CLE in advance of the seminar.


Refunds will be given as follows:

  • Two business days prior to the seminar, registration fee less a $25 administrative charge.
  • One business day prior to the seminar, materials and registration fee less $75 OR transfer the registration fee to someone else in your firm or to an upcoming CLE seminar.
  • No call, no show will receive materials only, no refunds. In the unlikely event a seminar is canceled, registrants will be notified and issued full refunds.

In the unlikely event a seminar is canceled, registrants will be notified and issued full refunds.

Hotel Accommodations

There is NO room block reserved at this time, but registrants are encouraged to stay at the Hyland Place, in Ridgeland, Mississippi. You may call the hotel directly at (601) 898-8815 or visit their website to make a reservation.

Accommodation of Special Needs

If you require special assistance relating to a disability, please contact Renee Moore at (662) 915-6738 prior to the seminar.