Justice Randy Pierce Leaving High Court - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Justice Randy Pierce Leaving High Court

JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI (Mississippi News Now) - Justice Randy Pierce is leaving the Mississippi Supreme Court February 1st to become director of the Mississippi Judicial College.

 In his new role, Justice Pierce will oversee training and continuing legal education for judges and staff of the entire state court system, according to a press release from the State Supreme Court. The Mississippi Judicial College is a division of the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Justice Pierce said, “I had previously decided not to seek another term. When the announcement was made that a search was underway for a new director at the Judicial College, I thought it would be a great opportunity to use my experience and background in that capacity. I look forward to working with the law school and the university. It has been an honor and a blessing to serve on the Mississippi Supreme Court.”

The judge says he also looks forward to continuing to teach. He has been an adjunct professor at Mississippi College School of Law and the University of Southern Mississippi.

Justice Pierce previously served as a chancellor on the 16th Chancery Court, which is made up of George, Greene and Jackson counties. He also served in the Mississippi House of Representatives from District 105. He was chairman of the House Education Committee and Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Education.

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