LJA Program Committee

LAWYERS AND JUDGES ASSISTANCE STANDING COMMITTEE

2021-2022

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 Committee shall provide (1) assistance to members of the legal profession who suffer from chemical dependence or from physical, emotional, or mental disabilities that result from disease, disorder, trauma, or age, and which impairs or tends to impair their ability to practice law and their professional conduct; (2) education for the legal profession regarding impairment from chemical dependence or physical, emotional or mental disabilities, particularly as it affects professional conduct; and (3) protection to the public served by the Bar. The Lawyers and Judges Assistance Committee shall have all powers and duties as provided by the Supreme Court of Mississippi in the Rules of the Mississippi Lawyers and Judges Assistance Program.

 

Members

Term

Bonnie Bridgers Smith, Madison (At Large) - Chair

2024

Pshon Barrett, Jackson (Metro)

2022

Mark Nelson, Hattiesburg (South)

2022

Judge Bennie Richard, Greenville (North)

2022

Ronny Roberts, Columbus (North)

2022

John Hawkins, Jackson (Metro)

2023

Andreanna Jones, Jackson (At Large)

2023

Karl Steinberger, Pascagoula (South)

2023

Michelle Easterling, West Point (At Large)

2023

Jessica McNeel, Pascagoula (At Large)

2023

Ted Connell, Clarksdale (North)

2023

Josh Ginn, Jackson (At Large)

2024

J. Chadwick Mask, Jackson (At Large)

2024

Roy A. Nowell Jr., Gulfport (South)

2024

Kaytie Pickett, Jackson (Metro)

2024

 

 

Staff Liaison: Jessica Cole, LJA Program Director

 

Carolyn Barrett, Administrative Assistant