When will the MSBA be in my area?
We will host a one-day CLE in each of the eight outstate judicial districts so we are sure to be somewhere near you. Check the calendar to learn when.
What is the cost?
The daily registration fee in 2014 will remain the same -- $30 ($60 for non-MSBA members) in the eight outstate districts. Day 9 registration is increasing to $50 ($100 for non-MSBA members) and will include the Presidents' Reception.
The fee at all nine days includes CLE credits, a continental breakfast, lunch and breaks.
How many credits will I get?
In 2014 the first eight days will include 6.75 CLE credits; Day 9 will provide 5.5 credits.
Are Ethics or Elimination of Bias credits offered?
The programs are still being developed. We anticipate an EOB credit at each of the days and an ethics credit at Day 9.
May I attend more than one day? Will the programs/credits be the same?
You may attend more than one day. The CLE programming for each district was designed based on input from MSBA members practicing in that district so each will be different (although there may be some overlap). Check out the scheduled programs detailed on the website.
Why change the ‘old’ Convention?
After reviewing data on recent statewide MSBA Conventions and highly successful Bench/Bar Conferences, the MSBA Assembly voted to merge them to create a new convention format that will reach many more members. In 2013, 1,154 lawyers participated in Nine Days in June compared to 225 at the 'old' convention in 2009.
How do I get there?
Links to venue information are provided on the individual district web pages.
Is there parking?
Free parking will be available for nearly all venues in 2014.
Is there internet access at the location?
Most of the venues will have internet access. If you have a specific need, please check with the MSBA staff.
Cancellation Policy: Refunds will be processed for cancellations received 72 hours prior to the CLE and are subject to a $5.00 processing fee. Requests should be directed to Molly Malone at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to attend and the deadline has passed.
CLE Materials will be posted on the website approximately ten days prior to each judicial district's meeting. Hardcopies of handouts will not be available on site. If you would like to have materials at the CLE sessions, please bring them with you.
Teleconference or Webcast participation is not available.