From school reports



Chancellor Joseph Kilgore of Philadelphia recently completed a term as chairman of the  Conference of Chancery Judges.

New officers were elected Oct. 26 at the Fall Trial and Appellate Judges Conference  in Jackson. Tenth District Chancellor M. Ronald Doleac of Hattiesburg was elected as the new chairman of Mississippi’s Conference of Chancery Judges. Chancellor Lawrence Primeaux of Meridian was elected vice-chair, and Chancellor Robert Q. Whitwell of Oxford was elected secretary-treasurer of the Conference of Chancery Judges.

Judicial conferences meet in April and October for continuing education training, and periodically during other times of the year to discuss legal, procedural and judicial issues. They make recommendations on issues affecting state courts.

Judge Kilgore served as vice-chair of the Conference before he became chairman.

Judge Kilgore has served for more than seven years as a chancellor of the Sixth Chancery District, which includes Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Kemper, Neshoba and Winston counties. He previously served as a special master in Chancery Court and as a Kemper County Youth Court referee.

He served on the planning team for the Choctaw Healing to Wellness Drug Court. He  was special prosecutor for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, the Neshoba County Justice Court and Philadelphia Municipal Court. He  served as Board Attorney for the Philadelphia Public School District and Philadelphia Utilities. He served as president of the Neshoba County Bar Association and vice-president of the Choctaw Bar Association.