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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

    Embassy Suites of Ridgeland

    200 Township Place

    Ridgeland, Mississippi  39157


    1)  From Interstate 55, take Exit 107, and take the ramp right for Madison Avenue (toward Colony Park Boulevard).

    2)  Keep straight onto W. Frontage Road.

    3)  Turn right onto Steed Road.

    4)  Turn right onto Township Place.  The Embassy Suites will be located on the left.

    Agenda for Monday, the 30th 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