MSJDN’s committees are the driving force behind virtually all of the work the organization does for its members, and in the community. For the many efforts in which MSJDN is involved, it takes many volunteers and strong leadership to keep moving us forward. We are very pleased to introduce the members who will be serving as the chairs of each MSJDN Committee for the coming year:
Communications Committee–Libby Jamison
Libby Jamison runs her own family law practice and serves as “Of Counsel” to the Law Office of Thomas Carter. She is barred in California and Washington State. Libby currently resides in Jacksonville, FL, with her husband, a Navy helicopter pilot. She volunteers her time with MSJDN, Homefront Rising, Junior League, and the local legal aid office. Libby will also serve as a member of MSJDN’s 2014-2015 Board of Directors.
Government Affairs Committee–Reda Hicks
Reda Hicks is a proud Army wife and mother to a four-year-old son named Howie. She’s also a partner in Houston-based litigation boutique Diamond McCarthy LLP, and serves on the Board of Directors of Leadership Houston. Reda is licensed in Texas, California, New York and Washington. Reda has been serving on the Government Affairs Committee for over a year. She also serves as MSJDN’s Managing News Editor, and will be returning to the MSJDN Board of Directors for 2014-2015 as its Governance Director.
Membership Committee–Lindsay Savage
Lindsey B. W. Savage is a Navy spouse, attorney and mother of one. In the last ten years, Lindsey has lived and worked in New York City, Tokyo, California and Washington. She is currently an attorney at the Seattle office of Tollefsen Law, where she advises domestic and international businesses, individuals and non-profits. She has passed two bar exams and is admitted to practice in NY and CA. Her WA admission is pending.
Pro-Bono Committee–Josie Beets
Josie Beets is passionate about supporting underserved communities, grassroots organizing, and public service. She currently serves as Public Policy Coordinator for the Tennessee Bar Association, managing development of legislation and public policy positions affecting law and the legal profession. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, Tennessee Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Association of Bar Executives, Women’s Bar Association of DC, and an attorney member of the National Association of Women Judges. She is married to an Army Officer stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and is mom to two energetic children.
State Rule Change Committee–Jennifer Talley
Jennifer Talley is a proud Army spouse and an associate at Trenk, DiPasquale, Della Fera & Sodono, where she practices commercial litigation, bankruptcy, debtor/creditor rights, and government affairs. She is admitted to the bars of New Jersey, New York, and the District of Columbia. Jennifer has led MSJDN’s rule change efforts in New Jersey and Maryland, including recently testifying before the New jersey Supreme Court regarding the rule change proposed in that jurisdiction.