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At the Capital Area Bar Association’s April membership meeting, held at the Capital Club, the Bench and Bar Relations Committee hosted a “New Appellate Judges Roundtable” comprised of members of Mississippi’s appellate judiciary, including Mississippi Supreme Court Justices Dawn H. Beam and Robert P. Chamberlin and Mississippi Court of Appeals Judges Jack L. Wilson, Latrice A. Westbrooks, and Sean J. Tindell. Spencer Ritchie served as moderator of the well-attended event.
While these now-jurists had distinguished legal careers prior to joining the bench, practicing in areas across Mississippi, they are some of Mississippi’s newest members of the appellate judiciary, with the most tenured having served since July 1, 2015. So, this event allowed CABA members to get to know more about these judges, including the areas of law in which they practiced prior to joining the bench and notable experiences since joining the judiciary. The panelists also gave practice pointers to practitioners who may come before them and spoke about what drove them to pursue a career in public service. This “view from the bench” provided invaluable, candid interaction between CABA members and the panelists.
CABA’s Bench and Bar Relations Committee serves as a liaison between practitioners and members of Mississippi’s local, state and federal judiciary. This committee also plans CABA’s Evening Honoring the Judiciary, the annual awards dinner to celebrate, recognize and thank Mississippi’s judiciary. The Bench and Bar Relations Committee is always looking to expand its membership. CABA members who are interested in joining the Committee may do so via the link below.Join Committee