Mississippi Access to Justice Commission
Tiffany M. Graves is the Executive Director of the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission. She attended Hollins University, where she double majored in Political Science and Spanish. She received her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. While in law school, Tiffany received the Pro Bono Award and was a member of the Raven Society, the oldest and most prestigious honorary society at the University of Virginia. Tiffany is the President of the Capital Area Bar Association, a member of the Board of Directors of Mississippi Today, a member of the Mississippi Board of Bar Commissioners and a member of the Community Advisory Board of The MIND Center at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. In 2016, Attorney General Jim Hood appointed Tiffany to the Mississippi Commission on the Status of Women. She has received the Young Lawyers Division’s “Outstanding Young Lawyer Award,” the Mississippi Women Lawyers Association’s “Outstanding Woman Lawyer Award,” the Capital Area Bar Association’s “Pro Bono Award,” The Mississippi Bar’s “Distinguished Service Award” and “Lawyer-Citizenship Award,” and The Mississippi Bar Foundation’s “Law-Related Public Education Award.” She was selected as one of the top 10 “Up-and-Coming” Young Attorneys by Portico Jackson Magazine and has been named a “Leader in the Law” by the Mississippi Business Journal. She is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network Fellow.
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