The Magnolia Bar Association recently honored the Assistant Director of Career Services, Karen T. Peairs, Esq., at its Thirty-Second Annual Convention held
May 1-4, 2014 in Biloxi, Miss. Peairs was named “District Director of the Year” for her work as Northeast District Director during the 2013-14 association year. Each district director serves on the Executive Board of the Magnolia Bar providing input into Association initiatives. Further, the district director is charged with implementing those programming initiatives in their individual districts. The Northeastern District of the Magnolia Bar Association covers a 26-county area to the north and east of Jackson.
This year, Peairs hosted the first district-wide “Meet & Greet” event in September 2013. African American attorneys from her district connected with members of the University of Mississippi Black Law Students Association. She also coordinated Lafayette County’s version of an Expungement Clinic in conjunction with the UM Pro Bono Initiative, UM BLSA and Mississippi Volunteer Lawyer’s Project.