Mississippi Law Update 2017

April 28-29, 2017

Location: Dunleith Historic Inn, Natchez, MS

This course offers 12 hours of CLE credits including 1 hour of Ethics.


Friday, April 28

8:00-8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30-9:30 a.m. Current Issues in Criminal Law
Tommy Defer, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Water Valley, MS
9:30-10:30 a.m. Current Issues in Probate Law

Hyde Carby, Esq.
Carby & Carby
Natchez, MS

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. BREAK
10:45-11:45 a.m. What are They Doing Up There? Legislative Update
Robert W. “Bobby” Moak
Law Offices of Robert W. Moak, P.C.
Bogue Chitto, MS
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. LUNCH on your own
1:00-2:00 p.m. Can You Talk Ugly to the US Patent & Trademark Office? …And Other Recent Developments in Intellectual Property LawWhit Rayner, Esq.
Jones Walker, L.L.P.
Jackson, MS
2:00-3:00 p.m. Employment Law Update

Joel F. Dillard, Esq.
Joel F. Dillard, P. A.
Jackson, MS

3:00-3:15 p.m. BREAK
3:15-4:15 p.m. A View from the Chancery Court Bench
Honorable George Ward
Chancery Court Judge
Natchez, MS
4:15-5:15 p.m MS Supreme Court Civil Case Law Update
Rick Patt, Esq.
Patt Law Firm, P.L.L.C.
Jackson, MS
7:00 p.m.

DINNER WITH SPEAKERS (included in registration fee)

Saturday, April 29

8:00-9:00 a.m.

Ethics Update 2017
Honorable Clarence Guthrie
Social Security Administration
Ridgeland, MS

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Family Law Update
Chase Morgan
Melvin & Morgan
Hattiesburg, MS

10:00-10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:15-11:15 a.m. Real Estate Law Update
Daniel Martin, Esq.
Crow Martin
Water Valley, MS
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Fraudulent Claims with Medicaid & Medicare in Mississippi
Julie Mitchell, Esq.
Mitchell Day Law Firm
Ridgeland, MS

12:15-1:15 p.m. Current Immigration Law
Patricia Ice, Esq.
Mississippi Immigrants’ Rights Alliance
Jackson, MS

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) 915-7283 to determine space availability. Written materials will be given on the day of the seminar.

Pre–registration is encouraged



Please complete the registration form and return it along with your payment to the address listed on the form. To register by fax, please complete the form and include your Visa or MasterCard number and expiration date. The fax number is (662) 915-5138, or register using our secure online registration. Registrants will receive additional information with their written confirmation from UM-CLE.


CLE Credit

This course offered by UM-CLE has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 12 CLE credits including 1 hour of Ethics/Professionalism. 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

Convenient accommodations are available at Dunleith Historic Inn in Natchez, MS. Please call the hotel directly at 800-433-2445 or e-mail dunleith@dunleith.com to reserve your room.

Accommodation of Special Needs

If you require special assistance relating to a disability, please contact Renee Moore at (662) 915-7283 prior to the seminar.