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Supreme Court reappoints three to Commission on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education

July 24, 2020

The Mississippi Supreme Court has reappointed attorneys George S. Luter of Jackson, Richard W. Sliman of Gulfport and John Dickson Mayo of Oxford to the Commission on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education.

The nine-member Commission has supervisory authority over the administration of rules regarding continuing legal education requirements for attorneys. The Supreme Court sets the rules for CLE training.

Chief Justice Mike Randolph signed the appointment order on behalf of the unanimous Supreme Court on July 21. New terms for Luter, Sliman and Mayo begin Aug. 1, 2020, and end July 31, 2023.

Luter served three years as chairman of the Commission on CLE, completing his most recent chairmanship earlier this year. He has served on the Commission since 1998. A solo practitioner, he has practiced law for 39 years. His practice includes criminal defense, public employee disability retirement appeals and Social Security disability appeals. He also has helped grade Mississippi Bar exams for 35 years.

Sliman served three years as chairman of the Commission and three years as vice-chairman. He has served on the Commission on CLE since 1996. He practices law with the Butler Snow firm, where he is a member of the Tort, Transportation & Specialized Litigation Group. His practice includes premises liability, insurance defense, catastrophic events and major claims including hurricanes and floods, professional liability and trucking litigation. Sliman has practiced law for 23 years.

Mayo has served on the Commission for three years. He practices law with the Oxford law firm of Mayo Mallett PLLC. He is board attorney for the Louisville Municipal School District, town attorney for the Town of Noxapater and public defender for Winston County. His civil practice includes representation of developers and lenders in commercial real estate transactions, real estate closings, real property litigation, contract disputes, construction matters, wrongful death, asbestos, products liability and probate contests. Mayo has practiced law for 13 years.