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In April, the Women's Initiative Committee for the Capital Area Bar Association hosted a panel of local judges at the Federal Courthouse in Jackson. The panel discussed the topic of advancing women in the legal profession. We are grateful for the following judges' participation as panelists: The Honorable Linda Anderson, United States Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of Mississippi; The Honorable Dawn Beam, Associate Justice for the Mississippi Supreme Court; The Honorable Cynthia Brewer, Madison County Chancellor; the Honorable Denise Owens, Hinds County Chancellor. The event was moderated by Jackson attorney, Lee Ann Thigpen with Carroll Warren & Parker, and it was organized by Committee Chairs Kaytie Pickett and Keishunna Webster.
Registration for the event was limited, and all seats were taken within three hours of being offered. The discussion was held in a roundtable format which allowed for a more informal discussion, exchange, and interaction between the panel and the attendees. The discussion with the judicial panel ranged from personal backgrounds of the judges to advice on mentoring and work/life balance. Overall, the event was a tremendous success and plans are underway for the next Women's Initiative Committee event.
Photographs from the event are shown below.