Wednesday, March 9, 2016
TOMMY WELLS APPOINTED TO A NEW TASK FORCE BY THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR STATE COURTS
Maynard Cooper & Gale is pleased to announce Shareholder Tommy Wells has been appointed to serve on a new Task Force created by the nation’s two national state court leadership associations. The Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ), the association of the top judicial leaders from the 50 states, D.C. and the U.S. territories, and the Conference of State Court Administrators (COSCA), the association of court executives that oversees judicial administration in the state courts, are leading this effort. The CCJ and the COSCA voted at their November Board meeting to establish the National Task Force on Fines, Fees, and Bail Practices. Tommy has been invited to serve as liaison to the Task Force’s Advisory Board, Co-Chaired by Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and Laurie K. Dudgeon. The Task Force Advisory Board is comprised of national leaders from the judiciary and the bar; advocacy groups; policy makers from state, county and municipal government; academics; and the public interest community. The Advisory Board will focus on topics including Access to Justice and Fairness; Transparency, Governance & Structural Reform; and Accountability, Judicial Performance and Qualifications, and Oversight. Tommy is a member of the firm's complex mass tort, environmental and product liability practices and is a past president of the American Bar Association.