Events & Training
**State Employment Law Seminar
WHEN: April 12, 2018 @ 1:00pm
In this seminar, we will discuss the employment related claims most commonly asserted against state agencies and their employees. We will also discuss how agencies, HR professionals and in-house counsel can help to avoid, or at least mitigate the liability associated with, such claims. Joe Goff from the Mississippi State Personnel Board will join us to give an update concerning the Mississippi Employee Appeals Board and proven best practices for defending MEAB appeals.
REGISTER HERE FOR THE STATE EMPLOYMENT LAW SEMINAR:
**2018 Spring Prosecutors Conference
April 18-20, 2017
The Prosecutor Training Division of the Attorney General’s Office identifies, develops and implements training and resource programs for prosecutors within the State of Mississippi and their supporting personnel. In addition, this Division monitors criminal law as it develops in our State Legislature and alerts District Attorneys, City and County Attorneys, Youth Court Prosecutors and Special Assistant Attorneys General. Two major conferences and several customized training classes each year provide prosecutors with resources and information that are needed to help prosecutors protect the rights of our citizens who are victimized.
The 2018 Spring Prosecutors Conference offers Prosecutors twelve hours of continuing legal education, including one hour of ethics.
CLICK HERE to register
**12th Annual FREE COMMUNITY SHRED DAYS in MARCH!
PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY!
12th Annual FREE COMMUNITY SHRED DAY
Dates, Times and Locations:
Friday, March 16
Walmart, US Hwy 98
8 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.***
Saturday, March 17
Walmart, 3615 Sangani Blvd.
8 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.***
***We will be onsite at the location starting time until the truck is full.
You may bring up to three bags or boxes of sensitive documents to be shredded. PAPER ONLY! This event is a first-come, first-served service and will NOT ACCEPT any businesses.
Additional locations of the event will soon be announced. Please check back here or call the Consumer Protection Division at 601-359-4230.
**START BY BELIEVING: EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION OF VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT TRAINING
Sexual assault continues to be prevalent in our society. It is estimated that over 18% of all women and nearly 2% of all men will experience rape during their lifetime. 5% of both men and women report sexual violence other than rape, and 13% of women and 6% of men report experiencing some form of sexual coercion. Of female rape victims, most will be first victimized before the age of eighteen. Like all victims of crime, victims of sexual assault encounter a myriad of issues through no fault of their own as a result of the crime, and many of these needs require legal assistance to address. Victims are often exposed to harassment in their personal lives as well as in the workplace. Many find it necessary to seek restraining orders against their perpetrators. Victims who are in relationships with their perpetrators or have children in common with the perpetrator may need assistance seeking divorce or child custody. Many experience housing and employment issues, which could range from homelessness, being evicted from their housing, suffering disciplinary actions at work. Solutions to these issues commonly require legal advocacy. Victims of crime in Mississippi are afforded a number of rights, and it is the goal of the MS Attorney General’s Office to ensure that these rights are protected and that victims have access to affordable legal assistance provided by attorneys who have specialized knowledge in the area. The Bureau of Victim Assistance will be hosting ten (10) CLE seminars across the state addressing the issue of effective legal representation of victims of sexual assault. Topics will include myths and misconceptions about sexual assault, the impact of trauma on the neurobiology of the brain, trauma-informed and victim centered screening and interview techniques and state laws and protections afforded to victims, nuts and bolts of protection orders and restraining orders, and new movements in the prevention of sexual assault. Six (6) hours of continuing education credits, including one (1) hour of ethics, will be provided. Click HERE to view/print the AGENDA in adobe pdf.
The training dates and locations are as follows:
- March 15, 2018 – Southaven, Mississippi
- April 12, 2018 – Philadelphia, Mississippi
- May 24, 2018 – Greenville, Mississippi
- June 7, 2018 – Gulfport, Mississippi
- July 19, 2018 – Grenada, Mississippi
- August 16, 2018 – Starkville, Mississippi
- September 27, 2018 – Jackson, Mississippi
- *A date in Tupelo, Mississippi is also anticipated.
The seminars will be conducted free of charge. Participants will be asked to cover the expense of lunch and a $1.50 charge to the MS Commission on Continuing Legal Education for each hour of credit claimed.
REGISTER HERE FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT TRAINING:
MS DOMESTIC ABUSE PROTECTION ORDER REGISTRY TRAINING
(Miss. Code Ann. §93-21-25, §93-21-21)
Necessary for New Court Clerks – New Deputy Court Clerks – New Dispatchers/TAC Officers
2017 Training locations: Natchez, Grenada, Hattiesburg and Jackson
- Domestic Abuse Protection Order Registry
a. Protection Order Process Refresher
b. Purpose of Registry and Gaining Access
c. Sheriff’s Department TAC Responsibility
d. Dispatch’s role in searching records and how to interpret the orders
- Uniform Offense Report
a. Purpose of Offense Report
b. Means of Accessing the Offense Report and Database
c. Court Clerk’s role in searching records and entering information into an offense report
- Dispatch’s role in keeping officers safe
Court Clerks – This important training is a 3 hour session and will provide clerks or deputy clerks in a Municipal, Justice, County, Circuit or Chancery Court, who have not previously received training, with instructions on entering civil and criminal protection orders into the Protection Order Registry within 24 hours and entering dispositions in misdemeanor and felony domestic violence matters into the Uniform Offense Report via the ReportBeam System.
E911, Dispatch and/or TAC officers – Plan to attend in order to be issued a username and password. The training will also provide a review of the paperwork and procedures associated with domestic abuse protection orders and laws related to domestic violence crimes and how all Reportbeam information is designed to be used for officer safety.
For questions, please contact: Lark Johnson at 601-359-4892 or 601-359-6766.