LJAP Committee

The work of the LJAP would not be possible without the tireless service of the volunteers who serve on the Lawyers Assistance Program Committee and in other volunteer capacities across the state.  These volunteers; practicing lawyers, sitting Judges, law students, law school faculty, business men and women give of their time and talents so graciously, and do such meaningful work.  The LJAP could not function without all that the volunteers do.


Fifteen members on three year terms, three from each district as provided in Article 6-1 of the Bylaws and six members from the state at large.  The Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program Committee shall provide 1) assistance to members of the legal profession who suffer from addictive behavior problems; 2) education for the legal profession regarding the disease of addiction, particularly as it affects professional conduct; and 3) protection to the public served by the Bar. The Lawyers and Judges Assistance Committee is authorized by the Rules of the Mississippi Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program adopted January 2015 by the Supreme Court of Mississippi.

2016-2017 LJA Committee

Patrick Rand (Metro) Richland 2017

William F. “Rusty” Brown (North) Chair Oxford  

Eric Stracener (At Large) Jackson 2017
Joseph Murphy (At Large) Tupelo 2017
Tracy Morris (South)  2017
Winky Glover (South) Meridian 2018
David Sullivan (South) Gulfport  2018
Bonnie Bridgers Smith (Metro) Jackson 2018
Sam Polk (Metro), Jackson    2018
Bobby Moorehead (At Large) Ridgeland  2018
John Gadow (At Large), Jackson 2019
Emilie Whitehead (Metro)  2019
Bethany Tarpley (North)   2019
Mark Nelson (South) Hattiesburg    2019
Ann Chandler (At Large) Jackson 2019

 Staff Liaison: Chip Glaze, LJAP Director

The identity of any lawyer, judge or family member who requests assistance through the program for themselves or others is kept strictly confidential.