Meet the Staff
The Judicial College Staff is here to serve you.
To contact any member of the judicial college staff, please call (662) 915-5955.
Cynthia D. Davis, Director
Has administrative, budget, and oversight responsibilities for all Judicial College operations, and serves as liaison with the University and the Law Center, the legislature, and constituent-trainee groups.
Kathy O. Alexander, Program Coordinator
Assists Linda Beasley with pre-conference preparations, registrations, and other logistical aspects of all training for court reporters, chancery clerks, circuit clerks, justice court clerks and municipal court clerks.
Linda E. Beasley, Program Manager
Responsible for the training of court reporters and all court personnel (chancery clerks, circuit clerks, justice court clerks, and municipal court clerks).
William “Bill” Charlton, Staff Attorney
Responsible for drafting and updating the Training Manual for Mississippi Justice Courts, Training Manual for Mississippi Justice Court Clerks, Training Manual for Mississippi Municipal Courts, Training Manual for Mississippi Municipal Clerks, Handbook for Mississippi Youth Courts, and Manual for Mississippi Court Administrators.
Carole E. Murphey, Staff Attorney
Responsible for drafting and updating the Benchbook for Mississippi Chancery Court Judges; Benchbook for Mississippi Circuit Court Judges; Benchbook for Mississippi County Court Judges; Handbook for Mississippi Chancery Court Clerks; Handbook for Mississippi Circuit Court Clerks; Mississippi Plain Language Model Jury Instructions – Civil and Criminal; Mississippi Model Jury Instructions – Civil and Criminal; Mississippi Civil Jury Instructions Companion Handbook.
Krista Poynor, Administrative Secretary
Assists the administrative coordinator with personnel and accounting matters, serves as secretary to the director, and handles the judicial college switchboards.
Ramey Smith, Program Coordinator
Assists Michael Wright with pre-conference preparations, registrations, and other logistical aspects of all training of supreme court justices, court of appeals, circuit, chancery, county, justice, and municipal court judges.
Doris Vickery, Administrative Coordinator
Serves as administrative assistant to the director on personnel and budget matters; serves as liaison with the University’s accounting office on purchasing and bids.
Michael W. Wright, Program Manager
Responsible for the training of trial and appellate judges, justice, municipal, and youth courts. Duties also include maintaining Continuing Judicial Education (CJE) hours for state judiciary.