"Immigration Options in Changing Times" CLE
December 21, 2017 at the Mississippi Bar Center.
Featured Presenter: Amelia Steadman McGowan, Immigration Attorney and Project Director of the Migrant Support Center at Catholic Charities, Inc.
November Flash CLE
November 17, 2017 from 9 – 10 am
Topic: Finding Your Niche: Merging Your Passion with Your Law Practice
October Membership Meeting
October 17, 2017 at the Capital Club
Mary Ann Connell, the speaker for this event, discussed her book, "An Unforeseen Life."
August Membership Meeting
August 15, 2017 at the Capital Club
Rick Courtney, who directs the Courtney Elder Law Associates planning group of Frascogna Courtney, PLLC, was CABA’s featured speaker at our August membership meeting and CLE. Rick provided a valuable and comprehensive presentation to our members on life, health care and financial planning.
June Membership Meeting
June 20, 2017 at the Capital Club
At our June membership meeting, CABA continued our tradition of hosting the new President of the Mississippi Bar Association. Rick Barry spoke to a packed house.
We also presented proceeds from the CABA golf tournament to MVLP.
Finally, CABA’s Law-Related Education Committee announced the winner of CABA’s 2017 Essay Contest. The overall winner was Meagan Gautier, daughter of Gingi Gautier, an attorney at Wise Carter, and Chuck Gautier, an alderman in Ridgeland. She read her essay at the meeting.
February Membership Meeting
February 21, 2017 at the Capital Club.
Meade Mitchell, CABA President; Jack McCants, Program Chair; and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves were the speakers for this luncheon.
CABA Bar Review
January 19, 2017 • Brent's Apothecary • Hosted by CABA and JYL
When Meade Mitchell asked the Social Committee to create new opportunities for CABA and JYL members to interact with each other, the committee members looked to their law school experiences for inspiration. Before bar review became synonymous with long hours of cramming and stressing, for some it was an excuse to blow off steam with classmates at a local bar or pub after a long week of hoping a professor did not single you out on the one day you did not do the reading, struggling through book pulls and source citing, and drafting moot court briefs.
CABA and JYL hosted the first “Bar Review” on January 19, 2017, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM, at Apothecary, which is owned by fellow CABA member Brad Reeves. Brad and Scott Murray were instrumental in ensuring that the event went off without a hitch. Although the weather was bleak early, Bar Review — which was billed as an opportunity for “face-to-face social networking” — was well-attended. Apothecary was a great venue for the Bar Review as the drink offerings were unique and diverse, and the mixologists were on their A-game all night.
CABA and JYL also raffled a $100 gift card to Brent’s Drugs/Apothecary that was won by Brandon Dorsey. The initial plan was to hold two Bar Review in 2017; however, given the success of the first event, CABA and JYL look forward to hosting a number of other events around the Capital Area.