Judge Patten named to Rules Advisory Committee

May 10, 2002

Chancery Judge Edward E. Patten Jr. of Hazlehurst was recently named as one of two representatives of the Mississippi Conference of Chancery Judges on the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules.

The committee advises the Supreme Court on the need for changes in the procedural rules that govern the handling of matters in various courts of the state.

Patten, whose district includes Copiah and Lincoln counties, said, "The Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules plays a vital role in evaluating, updating and making practical the rules that govern trial and appellate practice. The practice of law is an ever-changing environment and it is a privilege to be a part of a committee that impacts the administration of Justice."

The 15-member committee includes two representatives each from the Conference of Chancery Judges, the Conference of Circuit Judges, the Mississippi Bar, the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association and the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association; and one member each from the Conference of County Judges, the Mississippi College School of Law, the University of Mississippi School of Law, the Mississippi Prosecutors Association and the Mississippi Public Defenders Association.

Judge Patten was appointed to a vacancy on the Advisory Committee on Rules.