National Bar Association hosts legal career strategies conference

JANS – The National Bar Association proudly announces its Gateway to Success: Navigating a Legal or Corporate Career in a Global Economy Conference to be held on October 18, 2012 on the campus of Jackson State University. The one day super conference promises to be a successful event due to the impressive programming and stellar panelists. Local Chair who is the Immediate Past General Counsel for the National Bar Association and a Partner at Southern Regional firm Adams and Reese LLP, Sharon Bridges, stated “We are excited to bring a premiere career strategies conference for lawyers to Jackson, Mississippi. The economy has impacted lawyers who serve corporate clients.

This conference will assist lawyers with innovative strategies to increase their productivity and enhance business development”. The conference will also offer intimate networking opportunities with the business community. Attendee’s will hear from an impressive panel consisting of General counsel and senior corporate counsel, corporate executives and practitioners on relevant topics related to business development, transitioning from the legal department to the business division, advancement within corporate legal departments and how to get on corporate boards. The conference list of confirmed speakers represents the following corporations: GE Capital, Entergy, Sam’s Club, Darden Restaurant, Verizon, Wells Fargo, Capital One, Liberty Bank, Caterpillar Inc. , Novartis, Alcon Laboratories, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Federal Express, International Paper, Shell and Nissan.

Judge Carlton Reeves, a Jackson State graduate who serves on the Federal Bench for the Southern District of Mississippi will serve as the keynote luncheon speaker. Catherine Costict, Deputy General Counsel of the NBA, Counsel for Allstate and National Chair for the conference stated, “It has been one of my goals to bring a legal conference to Jackson, Mississippi. As a Jackson State University graduate, I am thrilled that the conference will be held at my alma mater”. Interested persons may register for the conference on line at or on site. For questions about the conference contact Catherine Costict at catherine.costict or Sharon Bridges at sharon.bridges

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