Posted by Bill Osborne on Jul 25, 2017
The Honorable William L. "Bill "Waller, Jr., Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court, spoke to the Rotary Club of North Jackson at its July 25, 2017 meeting. Justice Waller is an Eagle scout, a graduate of Mississippi State University and of the University of Mississippi School of Law. He practiced law in Jackson with the firm of Waller & Waller for 20 years before being elected to the MS. Supreme Court in 1996. He became Chief Justice in 2009. The subject of Justice Waller's presentation was "The State of the Judiciary Report" which was first given to the Mississippi Bar Convention at its annual meeting earlier in July. He said that the judiciary will be celebrating its 200th Anniversary this year as part of the State's bicentennial. He discussed some notable achievements of the court including the admission of the first African-American to the state bar in 1886 and the introduction and use of electronic records by the Judiciary. Justice Waller is shown in the accompanying photo during his presentation. The image on the screen in the photo is of  the 9 justices of the Mississippi Supreme Court. We thank Justice Waller for his presentation and for his service to the citizens of our state.