SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The Governor’s Judicial Advisory Committee is conducting a search to replace Justice William Myers, who will retire from the Mississippi Court of Appeals Dec. 31.
Myers holds the District 5, Position 1 seat on the state’s second highest court. The district includes Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Lamar, Pearl River, Perry, Stone and parts of Wayne counties.
The Governor’s Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee will review applicants and make a recommendation to serve the remainder of Myers’ term in accordance with Executive Order 914. The 31-member committee includes a chairman and 10 attorneys from each of the state’s Supreme Court Districts.
Myers has served as judge for the Sixteenth Chancery Court District and was secretary, vice chairman, and chairman of the Chancery Judges Conference. Myers also practiced law in Pascagoula for 23 years in association with Rex Gordon Sr.
Myers graduated from Mississippi State University and received a law degree from the University of Mississippi. From 1964 to 1966, he served in the U.S. Army, where he received the Army Commendation Medal and was honorably discharged as a first lieutenant.
Anyone interested in applying should send 12 copies of their resume and 12 copies of their writing sample by Nov. 9 to Ed Brunini Jr., chairman of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee, at P.O. Box 119, Jackson, MS 39205. Anyone interested in recommending prospective candidates should send their letters of recommendation to Brunini at the same address.
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