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Top 10 New Trending Topics in Law Practice for 2024

July 29th, 2024 from 8:30 am to 4:15 pm Central Time in Jackson, MS

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An all-new 2024 edition of our annual look at some of the biggest new trends in the law & law practice!  Presented in a fast-paced manner, with an emphasis on "what you need to know."  

A variety of topics will be covered, including new developments in litigation practice, transactional law practice, and ethics.  This includes an update on the current trends, legal restrictions, and ethics considerations surrounding the use of artificial intelligence in law practice.

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  • William R Newman of The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Meeting Site

    Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

    1152 Lakeland Drive (Just off I-55)

    Jackson, MS  39216


    Agenda for Monday, the 29th of July 2024

    (Agenda is approximate and tentative)

    8:00am - 8:30am:  Registration

    8:30am - 9:55am#1) No future for non-competes? New federal regulation would ban most non-compete agreements, #2) Judgment Preservation Insurance. A new safety net for Plaintiffs? #3) Artificial Intelligence. OK, it's been almost two years now. Is ai really going to change everything for lawyers?

    9:55am - 10:10am:  Break

    10:10am - 11:45am#4) Bigger role for lawyers in real estate sales. This year's class action settlement with the realtors is setting up some major changes in the real estate world. #5) Alternative paths for becoming a lawyer. The next young lawyer you hire will likely come from a very different training experience than you had. Big changes are pending for law school admissions, law school curriculum, and attorney licensing requirements.

    11:45am - 1:00pm:  Lunch Break (on your own)

    1:00pm - 2:20pm#6) The new law office workplace. The 4-day workweek is gaining steam. Working-from-home hits a snag. #7) Potential pitfall for business clients. The new Corporate Transparency Act. #8) The "right to repair." The movement is growing with pending new regulations and antitrust litigation.

    2:20pm - 2:35pm:  Break

    2:35pm - 3:15pm:  #9) The Tax Man Cometh. Rigorous new audit rules and big tax changes for clients and lawyers.

    3:15pm - 4:15pm:  #10) The Ethics of Law Firm Technology