Winter MMA 2020

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Location: Hilton, Jackson, MS


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

Current Issues and Trends: Employment Law Update
Todd Butler, Esq.
Phelps Dunbar
Jackson, MS

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Obstacle or Opportunity? Communication Across Generational and Gender Lines
Nakimuli Davis-Primer, Esq.
Baker Donelson
Jackson, 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
Tom Hood, Esq., Director
Mississippi Ethics Commission
Jackson, MS
2:00-3:00 p.m.

Economic Development: Current and Critical Issues in Municipal Financing
Brad Davis, Esq.
Jones Walker
Jackson, MS

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

If You Build It, Will They Come? Economic Development Opportunities
Kristin Chancellor, Bureau Manager, Community Development
Ray Robinson, Bureau Manager, Compliance
Community Services Division
Mississippi Development Authority
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 CLE credits including one hour of Ethics. Registrants seeking mandatory CLE credit from another state should contact UM-CLE in advance of the seminar.


Cancellations will be accepted as follows:  More than 7 days from the event will be refunded minus a $25 administrative fee; Less than 7 days, but MORE than 3 days before event will be given refund minus $75 administration fee and materials will be emailed to the registrant;  Less than three days before event, no refund, but registrant may substitute another attendee in his/her place.

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 Cain at (662) 915-6738 prior to the seminar.