Winter MMA 2019

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Location: Hilton, Jackson, MS


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

State Auditor’s Update
Shad White, Mississippi State Auditor
Mark Johnson, Esq.
Technical Assistance Division
Office of Mississippi State Auditor
Jackson, MS

9:30-10:30 a.m. Easements and Acquisitions
Ben M. Logan, Esq.
Tupelo Municipal Attorney
Tupelo, MS
10:30-10:45 a.m. Break
10:45-11:45 a.m. Attorney General Opinions Update
Leigh Janous, Esq.
Special Assistant Attorney General
Opinions Division
Office of the Attorney General
Jackson, MS
11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:00 p.m. Notes from the Mississippi Ethics Commission, Open Meetings and Executive Session
Tom Hood, Esq., Director
Mississippi Ethics Commission
Jackson, MS
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Emerging Issues in Employment Law: Drug Testing and Policies for Municipalities
Robin Banck Taylor, Esq.
Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart
Ridgeland, MS

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

Risks and Benefits of Historic Landmark Designation
Jim Woodrick
Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer
Mississippi Department of Archives & History
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.


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) 915-5267, 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 6.25 CLE credits including one hour of Ethics. 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 currently no hotel block reserved, but registrants are encouraged to stay at the Hilton, Jackson MS. Other suggestions available upon request – contact Renee at

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.