The Jackson Legal Professionals Association (JLPA) was originally chartered in 1959 as the Jackson Legal Secretaries Association. Since its inception, this Association has played a major role in our state. It was one of three "charter member local associations" of the Mississippi Association of Legal Professionals (formerly Mississippi Association of Legal Secretaries and Mississippi Division of NALS, Inc.) and hosted the first state annual meeting in 1963; each year since, JLPA has continued to host or co-­host either the state annual meeting or a state board meeting each year.

PAST PRESIDENTS


1959-60                   Hazel Crymes

1960-61                   Melba Smith

1961-62                   Ruby Noblitt (Allen)

1962-63                   Agnes Leggett

1963-64                   Lula Gentry

1964-65                   Eloise Lawrence (dec’d)

1965-66                   Tommie James

1966-67                   Carolyn Reese

1967-68                   Faye Mulligan

1968-69                   Lucille Iccomb

1969-70                   Donna McDowell (Sexton)

1970-71                   Judy Hines (Lacy)

1971-72                   Janice Ammann

1972-73                   Judy Hines (Lacy)

1973-74                   Carolyn Reese

1974-75                   Pat Hynum, PLS

1975-76                   Midge Swain (Samsel)

1976-77                   Judy Taylor

1977-78                   Midge Swain (Samsel)

1978-79                   Sharon Pridgen

1979-80                   Joyce Crouch (Pantall)

1980-81                   Debbie Little

1981-82                   Carolyn Sims

1982-83                   Patti Shook (Gandy), PLS

1983-84                   Patti Shook (Gandy), PLS

1984-85                   Sheila Parker

1985-86                   Alice Rutland

1986-87                   Sandra Inman, PLS

1987-88                   Judy Carballo

1988-89                   Margaret Harper McKenzie, PLS

1989-90                   Evelyn Harper, PLS

1990-91                   Evelyn Harper, PLS

1991-92                   Donna Strowd, PLS

1992-93                   Donna Strowd, PLS

1993-94                   Laura Barham

1994-95                   Patsy Dillon, PLS

1995-96                   Patsy Dillon, PLS

1996-97                   Karen Shearer

1997-98                   Bonnie Parkison

1998-99                   Stephanie Floyd, PLS

1999-2000               Susie Bowen

2000-2001               Renee Dean

2001-2002               Renee Dean

2002-2003               Kim Knox

2003-2004               Kim Knox

2004-2005               Reba Peden, PP, PLS

2005-2006               Reba Peden, PP, PLS

2006-2007               Roberta Welch

2007-2008               Marilyn Mills

2008-2009               Marilyn Mills

2009-2010               Anita Campbell, PLS

2010-2011               Olivia Burgess Renfroe

2011-2012               Olivia Burgess Renfroe

2012-2013               Tene’ Wansley

2013-2014               Stacey Jackson

2014-2015               Marilyn Mills

2015-2016               Marilyn Mills

2016-2017               Marilyn Mills