Legal Hot Topics


• School Board Members
 will earn three CEU credit hours for each three hours attended at the Legal Hot Topics seminars.

• Superintendents & Administrators can earn five SEMI credit hours for each six hours attended at the Legal Hot Topic seminars.

• Attorneys who are members of the Council of School Board Attorneys (CSBA) will earn three CLE credit hours for each three hours attended at the Legal Hot Topics seminars.

• Business Officers will earn credit for attending the November, January, and April Legal Hot Topics with Jim Keith.

SEMI Credit Documentation Form 

380 Zurich Dr.
Ridgeland, MS 39157





This annual seminar series with MSBA General Counsel Jim Keith continues to be popular with school leaders, providing up-to-date legal expertise and insight on the top issues affecting Mississippi education. Student discipline, personnel issues and employment/federal labor laws are among the areas addressed by Jim and his staff at Adams and Reese, LLP. 

FLSA, Overtime Issues, Employee Classifications
Wednesday, April 3, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


When it comes to something as important as employee wages, you cannot afford a mistake that may  cause an investigation by the Department of Labor or a costly lawsuit from an employee. This seminar will clarify the latest decisions and applications of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Learn from court decisions and hear examples of cases that have cost other organizations plenty.

About the Speaker
James A. Keith, Esq., a partner with Adams and Reese, LLP, specializes in education and administrative and employment law. He also serves as MSBA's General Counsel. He is a widely regarded expert, both nationally and locally, on special education matters in public school systems. He often represents school districts in state and federal courts on student matters related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and §504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Keith serves as a board attorney for several Mississippi school districts and as a resource for superintendents and school boards across the state. He earned a degree in electrical engineering from Mississippi State University and a juris doctorate degree from the University of Mississippi, where he served as Managing Editor of the Mississippi Law Journal.


Office: 380 Zurich Drive, Ridgeland, MS 39157
Mail: PO Box 203, Clinton, MS 39060
Phone: 601-924-2001   Fax:601-924-2002   Toll Free:888-367-6722