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State Bar inducts 2 fellows

The Mississippi Bar Foundation has inducted Phelps Dunbar partners W. Thomas Siler, Jr. and James G. Wyly III as fellows. This peer recognition connotes the Mississippi Bar Foundation’s highest honor, given to just 10 percent of practicing Mississippi attorneys. In order to become a fellow, an attorney must demonstrate utmost levels of professionalism, competence and leadership as well as commitment ...

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Judges, lawyers named Mississippi Bar fellows

Fellows Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Virginia Carlton, Chancery Judge Carter O. Bise and Circuit Judges Kathy King Jackson and Jannie M. Lewis have been named Fellows of the Mississippi Bar Foundation. Fifteen Bar Fellows were inducted during a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Mississippi Bar Foundation. Carlton, a native of Columbia and resident of Jackson, has served ...

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Justice Carlson wins award

Mississippi Supreme Court Presiding Justice George C. Carlson Jr. of Batesville is the 2012 selection for Mississippi State University’s Distinguished Jurist Award. Selections for the honor are made by a committee of political science faculty and Pre-Law Society members. Carlson was appointed to the Supreme Court by former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove in 2001 to fill a vacancy created by the resignation ...

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Watts named Foundation Fellow

Michael Watts of the Oxford law firm Holcomb Dunbar has been selected as a Mississippi Bar Foundation Fellow. According to the Foundation, Watts was selected based on his “outstanding career, and as importantly, (his) demonstrated commitment to the profession and the public.” He will be inducted during the Foundation’s 10th Annual Meeting April 15. Watts’ primary areas of practice are ...

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Dunbar to receive Foundation award

Jack Dunbar of the Oxford law firm of Holcomb Dunbar will be honored as the recipient of the Mississippi Bar Foundation’s 2010 Professionalism Award during the organization’s annual dinner meeting scheduled for April 15 in Jackson. The award is given in recognition of a lifelong commitment to the highest standards of the legal profession. Dunbar is a Fellow of the ...

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