Jamie Jacks Elected to the Board of Governors for BAFFC and Eudora Welty Foundation

Jamie Jacks has been elected to replace longtime Board Member Gerald Jacks on the Board of Governors for the Bar Association of the Fifth Federal Circuit (BAFFC). BAFFC's goal is to improve and facilitate the administration of justice in the federal courts within the Fifth Circuit. The Fifth Circuit bar is made up of attorneys committed to raising the standards of proficiency and integrity in federal practice. 

Jamie was also recently tapped to serve on the Eudora Welty Foundation Board, an organization dedicated to celebrating the legacy of Eudora Welty, enhancing appreciation of her work and encouraging young writer's creative pursuits.  

Chris Bailey Elected to the YLD Board of Directors

Christopher N. Bailey was elected to the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Division of the Mississippi Bar representing the Delta District. The Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division is governed by its Board of Directors and is active in may public service endeavors. The Young Lawyers Division is composed of all lawyers under the age of 37 and any lawyer over the age of 37 during their first three years of practice following their admission to the Bar. The Young Lawyers Division utilizes committees that are responsible for planning and implementing many of its project.


Firm Obtains Summary Judgment - Calhoun County Defendants all Dismissed under MTCA Immunity

On February 7, 2017, SUMMARY JUDGMENT was granted in a case brought in federal court against a Calhoun County Justice Court Clerk and Deputy Sheriff.   Applying state law in a federal court, the District found that all claims against the County Defendants were subject to multiple immunity provisions of the Mississippi Tort Claims Act, Individual Immunity and were time barred.  Mary McKay Lasker and Danny Griffith handled the case.


It's Official - Firm Receives "Best Practices" Real Estate Certification

J-G-L has been deemed ALTA “Best Practices” certified. This certification allows J-G-L to close a broad range of residential and commercial loans. The certification process insures law firms who handle real estate transactions are following best practices as it relates to the protection of confidential consumer information. The certification relates to the security and privacy of the loan documents for both the borrower and the lender, together with the handling of the loan funds and the quality of the legal work related to real estate loans. The certification comes only after a vigorous audit by an outside firm to insure compliance with all ALTA requirements.

Summary Judgment for Choctaw County in Detainee Suit

On September 30, 2016, SUMMARY JUDGMENT and QUALIFIED IMMUNITY summary judgment were granted in a case brought by a detainee held in the Choctaw County Jail. The detainee was held pursuant to a Grand Jury indictment. Several months elapsed between service of the Grand Jury Warrant and the plaintiff's initial appearance before a Circuit Court Judge.  Danny Griffith and Arnold Luciano handled the case.