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Local judges facilitate at Miss. Bar Assoc. event

Published 12:03am Sunday, October 30, 2011

JACKSON — Judge Forrest “Al” Johnson Jr. and Judge George Ward of Natchez were facilitators in The Mississippi Bar’s Law School Orientation on Professionalism, at orientation sessions at the Mississippi College School of Law and the University of Mississippi Law School.

More than 100 lawyers and judges statewide were selected to serve as facilitators for the program. Facilitators were considered as respected individuals who consistently uphold the legal and ethical obligations required by a law career.

Following keynote addresses by Supreme Court Chief Justice William L. Waller Jr. at both Mississippi law schools, breakout sessions were conducted in which groups of attorney facilitators and students examined hypothetical legal situations designed to provoke discussion of professionalism and ethical issues that arise in the everyday practice of law.