General Information

Open Enrollment

Registration is open to defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges. Walk-ins will be accepted on a space-available basis. If you plan to attend and do not pre-register, please call the MCSOL-CLE office at (601) 925-7107 to determine space availability.*Pre-registration is encouraged*
*Limited to 24 participants*

CLE Credit

This course has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 18 CLE Credit Hours (2 Credit Hours in LL. M.  Trial Advocacy Program at MC Law upon Admission).

Cancellation

Refunds will be given as follows:

  • Three business days prior to seminar: One half of the registration fee or transfer fee to alternate attendee.
  • No-shows and cancellations received the day before or the day of the seminar will receive materials only, no refund.

Fees

$1,650

Location

Mississippi College School of Law
151 East Griffith Street
Jackson, Mississippi

From I-55, take the High Street exit (#96B) and go west past the Capitol. Turn left on Lamar Street and then right on Griffith Street, MC Law is on the left side of Griffith Street.

Parking

There is free parking across the street in front of the school and directly behind the Administration Building, except reserved spaces.

Registration

You can register for this seminar by visiting this link, or by printing off the document below, completing the form, and returning the completed form to:

MC Law
Continuing Legal Education
151 E Griffith St
Jackson, MS 39201

Telephone: 601.925.7107
Fax: 601.925.7114

Click here to download the document

Wednesday: May 30, 2018
8:00 – 8:15 Welcome
Dean Patricia Bennett, MC School of Law
W. Troy McKinney, Fellow – NCDD
8:15 – 8:30 Course Overview
Victor Carmody, Esq.
8:30 – 10:15 Opening Statement / Closing Statement
Lecture & Demonstration
Lance Mixon, Esq.
10:15 – 10:30 BREAK
10:30 – 12:00 Small Groups
1. Opening Statement & Closing Statement
2. Video Review
3. Student Critique
12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH
1:00 – 2:45 Cross Examination of Arresting Officer
Lecture & Demonstration
W. Troy McKinney
2:45 – 3:00 BREAK
3:00 – 6:00 Small Groups
1. Cross Examination of the Arresting Officer
2. Video Review
3. Student Critique
Thursday: May 31, 2018
8:30 – 9:30 Case Law Update
Lance Mixon, Esq.
9:30 – 9:45 BREAK
9:45 – 10:45 Breath Test Science
Dr. Jimmy Valentine
Dr. Carrie Valentine
10:45 – 12:00 “Tips and Tactics for Bench Trials”
Leonard Stamm
12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH
1:00 – 2:00 The Intoxilyzer 8000 Breath Test Machine
Lecture & Demonstration
Victor Carmody, Esq.Dr. Jimmy Valentine
2:00 – 2:15 BREAK
2:15 – 3:15 Ethics and Professionalism
Boty McDonald, Esq.
3:15 – 5:00 Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
Kevin Stewart, Esq.
Dr. Carrie Valentine
Testing Drinking Subjects
Windmark Calculations, Hand-held Intoxilyzer 8000
Verification of Subjects
Testing of Subjects
Dr. Jimmie Valentine
Victor Carmody, Esq.
5:00 – 7:00 Windmark Exercises
Dr. Carrie Valentine
Dr. Jimmie Valentine
Friday: June 1, 2018
8:30 – 10:30 Case File Review & Witness Preparation
Victor Carmody, Esq.1. Client Interview / Client Questionnaire2. InvestigationCase Law / Issue Spotting 4. Discovery5. Trial Preparation / Witness Preparation / Trial Notebook
10:30 – 10:45 BREAK
10:45 – 12:00 Expert Witness Preparation
Dr. Jimmy Valentine
Dr. Carrie Valentine
12:00 – 1:00 “Tips and Tactics for Bench Trials”
Leonard Stamm
12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH BREAK
1:00 – 2:00 Bench Trial
Opening Statements
2:00 – 2:15 BREAK
2:15 – 4:00 Trial Continuation
Closing Arguments
4:00 – 5:00 Critique / Student Evaluation