Jackson area attorneys were recently selected for the Mississippi Bar’s Leadership Forum 2017. Participants include (from left, back) Barbara H.W. Byrd, C. Tyler Ball, Blythe K. Lollar, G. Austin Stewart, David E. Stovall, Andrew S. Harris, Michelle R. McMurtray; (front) Bridgette M. Morgan, Joi L. Owens, Kelly H. Stringer. The forum’s mission is to prepare young Mississippi lawyers for future opportunities in leadership roles. Participants gain skills, knowledge and an understanding of being effective leaders in the profession and community.