Biloxi, MS – The Mississippi Bail Agents Association held its Annual Assembly and Membership Meeting at the IP Resort and Casino in Biloxi earlier this week. It was a two day meeting July 11-12 consisting of a board meeting on the first day with the general meeting held the following day.
The MBAA is very good about making each bail agent and guest feel welcome. At registration you’re provide an agenda, copy of the By-Laws, current balance sheet and an updated copy of the MBAA Bail Bond Court Procedures Manual, all this and a cool t-shirt to boot.
Each Mississippi bail agent must obtain 16 hours of continuing education prior to license renewal which occurs every two years. The MBAA has made it to where their members can earn eight hours continuing education by attending three association general meetings a year.
The association successfully pushed legislation to extend the forfeiture remission period to 18 months. Thus, bail agents are incentivized to continue searching for their fugitive clients until they’re caught. No mercy.
On the Horizon
July 17-20 The Professional Bail Agents of the United States is holding its mid-year meeting next week at the Don Cesar Resort in St. Pete Beach, Florida. I have been asked to be one of the guest speakers talking on various issues facing bail agents across the country.
August 10-13 The Steven G. Whitlock Memorial Golf Tournament benefiting Camp Esperanza is just weeks away. This annual charitable event brought to you by the Professional Bondsmen of Texas is receiving tremendous support from the bail industry (see advertising). We are witnessing bail agents at their finest, generously contributing their time and money to help brave kids battling cancer take a break from their troubles. This is an accurate reflection of the overwhelmingly generous nature of the bail industry. Click here to see how you can participate.