HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Mississippi Conference of Chancery Judges elected officials on Oct. 26 at the Fall Trial and Appellate Judges Conference in Jackson, and a Hattiesburg native was chosen as conference chair.
Tenth District Chancellor M. Ronald Doleac of Hattieburg was elected chair of the conference, while 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.
According to a press release from Mississippi courts, Judicial conferences meet in April and October for continuing education training and periodically meet to discuss legal, procedural and judicial issues. They also make recommendations on issues affecting state courts.
Judge Doleac has served as since Jan. 4, 2012, as Chancellor of the Tenth Chancery District, which includes Forrest, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River and Perry counties. He is a graduate of Hattiesburg High School, the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Law.
Doleac previously served as city prosecutor and city judge pro tempore for the City of Hattiesburg, and as interim Justice Court judge, Chancery Court special master and Chancery Court family master for the Forrest County Chancery Court, accord to the release. He has also served on the Mississippi Trial Lawyers Association Board of Governors and as president of the South Central Mississippi Bar Association.