Judge Westbrooks is a member of the Mississippi Bar, Magnolia Bar Association, National Bar Association, the National Conference of Black Lawyers, the Capital Area Bar Association and the Metro Jackson Black Women Lawyers Association.
She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and a life member of the NAACP. She previously served as a Southeast Regional and Central Director of the Magnolia Bar Association and chaired the Criminal Justice Committee for the State Conference of the NAACP. She is also a former member of the Mississippi Association for Justice and the Mississippi Public Defenders Association.
Currently, she serves as a member of the 2019-2020 Jackson Junior League Community Advisory Council. Her past affiliations also include serving as a board member of Leadership Greater Jackson Alumnae, the I.S. Sanders YMCA, the National African American Student Leadership Conference and the Magnolia Bar’s liaison on the State Judicial Study Committee.
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early life & bio
Court of Appeals Judge Latrice A. Westbrooks was born in Memphis, Tennessee. She received her law degree from the University of Detroit Mercy Law School.
Upon graduation, Judge Westbrooks moved to Mississippi and set a historical precedent by becoming the first African-American woman Assistant District Attorney in the Second Circuit Court District for the State of Mississippi.
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Counties are: Bolivar, Claiborne, Copiah, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jefferson, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Madison, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Sunflower, Warren, Washington, Yazoo -State of Mississippi Judiciary Administrative Office of Courts Website
Her pro bono practice also included volunteering to help many citizens expunge their criminal records throughout Mississippi in cooperation with state and local officials, the Magnolia Bar Association, One Voice, the Mississippi NAACP under the leadership of Attorney Derrick Johnson, and the Mississippi Center for Justice.
Her advocacy for women and children also led to a professional relationship with the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Mississippi Justice Youth Project and the ACLU.