In the spring of each year the Foundation holds an Annual Dinner Meeting and Fellows Induction Ceremony.
On Thursday April 12, 2012 over 200 attorneys and their guests gathered to honor and recognize lawyers who have made outstanding contributions to the public and profession. Following the reception and dinner, President Karen Sawyer of Gulfport presided over the annual meeting which included the induction of new Fellows, recognition of deceased Fellows, presentation of awards and the election of officers and trustees.
Anthony N. Lawrence, III of Pascagoula received the 2012 Law-Related Public Education Award for his many years of service to the Statewide Mock Trial Competition. The Law-Related Public Education Award is presented to a lawyer or law firm or bar organization for excellence in enhancing the public's understanding of the law and the legal system.
Christy D. Jones of Ridgeland received the Foundation's 2012
Professionalism Awards, the Foundation's highest honor presented to
an attorney for excellence in enhancing the public's understanding
of the law and the legal system and who exemplifies the best
characteristics of the profession.