FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 11, 2007
GOVERNOR HALEY BARBOUR’S JUDICIAL APPOINTMENTS ADVISORY COMMITTEE SEARCHING TO FILL VACANCY
(Jackson, Mississippi) – Governor Haley Barbour’s Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee is conducting a search to fill the vacancy on the Mississippi Circuit Court (17th District – DeSoto, Tate, Panola, Tallahatchie, and Yalobusha Counties) in Northwest Mississippi as a result of Judge Ann Hannaford Lamar’s appointment to the State Supreme Court effective May 21, 2007.
“On behalf of the citizens of Mississippi, I want to thank Judge Lamar for her service as Circuit Judge. I am pleased she has accepted a position on the state’s highest court and am confident the judicial advisory committee will work hard to ensure only the most qualified, conscientious, and reputable people are considered to continue her good works,” Governor Barbour said.
The Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee will review nominees in accordance with Executive Order 914 and make recommendations to the Governor. The 31-member committee includes a chairman and ten attorneys from each of the state’s Supreme Court Districts.
Anyone interested in applying for this position, who has not yet applied, or interested in recommending prospective candidates should contact the Governor’s Chief Counsel at 601-576-2038 or Ed Brunini, Jr., the chairman of the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee at 601-948-3101. All applications and recommendations should be submitted prior to June 1, 2007.