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Four appointed to Board of Certified Court Reporters

August 4, 2021

The Mississippi Supreme Court has appointed two new members to the Board of Certified Court Reporters and reappointed two members.

New appointees are Court Reporter Melissa Magee of Mt. Olive and attorney Jerry D. Sharp of Laurel. Circuit Judge David B. Strong of McComb and Court Reporter Huey Bang of Pass Christian were reappointed to the Board. Chief Justice Mike Randolph signed the appointment order on July 6. All new terms on the Board are for two years.

Magee and Bang were nominated by the Mississippi Court Reporters Association. Magee is a freelance court reporter. Bang is an official court reporter for the Second Circuit Court District of Harrison, Hancock and Stone counties. Judge Strong was nominated for reappointment by the Supreme Court. Sharp was nominated by the Mississippi Bar.

Magee takes the Board position previously held by court reporter Amanda Wootton of Ridgeland, and Sharp takes the position previously held by attorney LeAnn W. Nealey of Jackson.

The Mississippi Legislature created the nine-member Board of Certified Court Reporters to oversee the licensing of certified court reporters and the granting of temporary permission to noncertified and nonresident court reporters.

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