Copiah County resident Shamauria Fair begins summer internship at Supreme Court

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JANS – Law student Shamauria Fair of Hazlehurst began work on June 4 as a summer intern in the chambers of Mississippi Supreme Court Presiding Justice Jim Kitchens.

Fair, a former Hazlehurst police officer and Copiah County Sheriff’s Office dispatcher, is pursuing a law degree at Mississippi College School of Law. She will  begin her third year of law school this fall. She earned a Bachelor of Social Sciences degree in criminal justice from Alcorn State University, where she was a member of the Society of Collegiate Leadership and Achievement and the National Society of Leadership and Success.  She is a graduate of Hazlehurst High School.

She worked as a Sheriff’s Department dispatcher for more than two years and as a Hazlehurst Police Department patrol officer for nearly a year. She also worked as a teller for Copiah Bank for four years, and later for a short time at Trustmark National Bank in Jackson. She worked as a legal intern for the 22nd Circuit District Attorney’s Office last summer, and most recently as a legal intern for the Buchanan Law Firm in Jackson.

She is president of the Criminal Justice Society at Mississippi College School of Law and is a member of the Black Law Student Association, the Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, and the National Lawyers Guild.

She is the daughter of Latasha Young and Marvin Fair of Hazlehurst.

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Copiah County resident Shamauria Fair begins summer internship at Supreme Court

By Jackson Advocate News Service
June 17, 2024