University of Mississippi

Meet the Staff

MJC Staff

From left to right: Cynthia D. Davis, Doris Vickery, Ramey Smith, William “Bill” Charlton, Michael W. Wright, Carole E. Murphey, Kathy O. Alexander, Janice L. Crow, Linda E. Beasley

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 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.

cddavis@olemiss.edu

 

 

Kathy AlexanderKathy 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.

kalexand@olemiss.edu

 

 

Linda E. BeasleyLinda 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).

lwleb@olemiss.edu

 

 

 

William "Bill" CharltonWilliam “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.

charlton@olemiss.edu

 

 

Carole E. MurpheyCarole 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.

cmurphey@olemiss.edu

 

 

>Krista Poynor, Administrative Secretary

Assists the administrative coordinator with personnel and accounting matters, serves as secretary to the director, serves as department webmaster, and handles the judicial college switchboards.

kbpoynor@olemiss.edu

 

 

Ramey SmithRamey 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.

rameys@olemiss.edu

 

 

Doris VickeryDoris 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.

sbdoris@olemiss.edu

 

 

Michael W. WrightMichael 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.

mwwright@olemiss.edu