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Top 10 New Developments in Law Practice for 2018

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An all-new 2018 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."  

All-new topics in this year's course include:

  • Tax reform for the non-tax lawyer:  What it means for your clients and your law firm
  • Harassment & Discrimination law: A primer
  • Gun Law:  The evolving law of firearms
  • Internet contracts and e-signatures: The new law
  • Family law developments: School football as an issue in custody
  • Litigation update
  • State Stipends to lawyers who practice in under-served counties and fields of law
  • Update on Top 10 Trends from past years: drones, the gig economy, etc.
  • Ethics: New law on extra-jurisdictional practice and the unauthorized practice of law


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

    Oxford Conference Center

    102 Ed Perry Boulevard
    Oxford, MS

    Click here for a map

    Agenda for Friday, the 13th of July 2018

    Agenda is Approximate and Tentative

    All times are Central

    Seminar Presenter:  William R. Newman, Esq. of Hattiesburg

      8:00am - 8:30am  - Registration

      8:30am -  9:40am - #1 - Tax Reform: What it means for your clients and your law firm

      9:40am - 10:00am - #2 - Family Law:  School football participation as an issue in custody

    10:00am - 10:15am - Break

    10:15am - 11:15am - #3 - Harassment & Discrimination Law:  A Primer

    11:15am - 12:00pm - #4 - Litigation Update

    12:00pm  -  1:15pm -  Lunch Break (on your own)

      1:15pm -  1:35pm -  #5 - Update on "Top 10 Trends" from past years (drone law, the "gig economy," and more)

      1:35pm -   2:05pm - #6 - Internet Contracts & e-Signatures:  The new law

      2:05pm  -  2:20pm -  #7 - Gun Law: Changing law in changing times?

      2:20pm  -  2:35pm -  Break

      2:35pm  -  3:00pm -  #8 - Blockchain & Cryptocurrency:  Unraveling the mystery

      3:00pm  -  3:15pm -  #9 - Proposed stipends for lawyers working in under-served places and areas of law:  Will it work?

      3:15pm  -  4:15pm -  #10 - Ethics:  New Law on Extra-Jurisdictional Practice and Technological Competence