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Natchez judges speaks to law students

Published 12:01am Sunday, September 2, 2012

NATCHEZ — Judge Forrest Johnson, Brandi Lewis and Judge George Ward of Natchez were facilitators in The Mississippi Bar’s Law School Orientation on Professionalism, which took place 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.

The James O. Dukes Professionalism Program was named for former Bar President James O. Dukes, who founded the program.

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.