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Malcolm Butler Homecoming Parade in Vicksburg

On February 21, Vicksburg celebrated the homecoming of Malcolm Butler, who sealed the New England Patriots’ victory in the 2015 Super Bowl.  We love being part of such a wonderful community!

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(Bilingual Post / Aporte bilingüe) Northeast Mississippi: Free DACA/DAPA Workshop / Charla Gratis sobre DACA/DAPA

Are you in Northeast Mississippi?

You are invited to a free DAPA/”Expanded” DACA workshop this Sunday (February 15, 2015) at 10:30 a.m. at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Pontotoc, Mississippi:

More details here:


¿Está Ud. en el noreste de Misisipi?

Ud. está invitad@ a una charla gratis sobre DAPA/DACA Ampliada este domingo (15 del feb.) a las 10:30 am en la Iglesia San Cristóbal en Pontotoc.

Más información aquí:

It’s Carnival Season in Vicksburg!

Vicksburg loves a good celebration, and there is no better time to celebrate than Carnival.  Like our Gulf Coast neighbors to the south, we Vicksburgers celebrate the season with plenty of food, friends, music, and parades.

Yesterday, the Vicksburg Main Street Program hosted its fourteenth-annual Mardi Gras Parade in downtown Vicksburg, attracting local residents as well as plenty of tourists.  Creative “floats” representing local organizations, government agencies, and businesses rolled down the city’s historic brick streets, as riders threw beads, snacks, and other treats to the crowd.  We even had a special “throw” this year to celebrate one of Vicksburg’s hometown heroes, Malcolm Butler, whose interception helped to seal the recent Super Bowl victory for his New England Patriots:

Vicksburg Malcolm Butler cup

Wonderful community events like these are just some of the many reasons I’m proud to live and work in such a great city.  Happy Mardi Gras!

National Migration Week 2015

What a great weekend! To celebrate National Migration Week, the Catholic Charities office in Northeast Mississippi invited me to Vardaman, Houston, and Tupelo, Mississippi, this past Thursday to Saturday to present on President Obama’s recent executive order and to offer legal clinics for interested community members. Nearly 100 people attended the weekend’s events!

Thanks to all who came and participated, as well as to the Catholic Charities-Northeast Mississippi Office in Vardaman, St. James Catholic Church in Tupelo, and Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Houston for your hospitality. Last, but certainly not least, I’d like to thank Mis Valles restaurant in Vardaman for the wonderful meals!

Season’s Greetings from / Felices Fiestas de The Law Offices of Amelia S. McGowan, PLLC!

We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a prosperous 2015! /  ¡Les deseamos usted y su familia una Feliz Navidad y próspero Año Nuevo!

A Conversation with Justices Kagan and Scalia at Ole Miss

Justices Scalia and Kagan at Ole Miss on December 15, 2014

Mississippi law students, attorneys, and judges alike had a wonderful opportunity today as Justice Elena Kagan and Justice Antonin Scalia shared their thoughts on law school, legal philosophy, and the inner-workings of the Court this morning at the University of Mississippi in Oxford.

While the two justices often spar over important legal issues, their collegiality and genuine friendship was obvious and inspiring.  We appreciate and applaud the University of Mississippi School of Law for hosting this once-in-a-lifetime event.

Thank you!

The Law Offices of Amelia S. McGowan, PLLC, is celebrating its first anniversary!

We’d like to thank our friends, family, and wonderful clients for their support and trust in us.