High court will honor Lackey

Circuit Court Judge Judge Henry L. Lackey of Calhoun City will receive the 2008 Chief Justice Award, the court’s highest honor, on Saturday at an awards presentation that concludes the Mississippi Bar’s annual convention in Destin, Fla.

“The judiciary of our state is forever grateful to Judge Lackey for his dedication to fairness and exemplary behavior in the legal profession,” Supreme Court Chief Justice James W. Smith Jr. said. “Judge Lackey’s professional response in promptly reporting severe lawyer misconduct exemplifies the principles of honesty that all judges must practice routinely, but which are seldom publicly reported.”

Sun Herald