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The Mississippi Bar Foundation has named Butler Snow attorney Andrea La’Verne Edney president for the 2019-2020 year. Edney’s term began Aug. 1.
Founded in 1963, the bar foundation’s purpose is two-fold: to honor attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the profesion and to administer a grant making program. That project, known by its acronym “IOLTA” (Interest On Lawyers’ Trust Accounts), has awarded grants in excess of $12 million to law-related, public interest projects throughout Mississippi. The foundation has also provided scholarship assistance and support to both of the state’s law schools and has financially supported law-related public education programs, such as the statewide high school mock trial competition, to improve public understanding of the legal system.
Edney is a member of Butler Snow’s litigation department and practices in the pharmaceutical, medical device and health care litigation group. With more than 22 years of litigation experience, she has significant trial experience in state and federal courts in Mississippi and other states, and has tried to verdict numerous cases, including medical negligence, premises liability, products liability, bad faith insurance, employment disputes and legal malpractice.
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