Mississippi Bar Association Bar Election! The Mississippi Bar election is open through January 31, 2017, 11 a.m. The Mississippi Bar election ballots were mailed and emailed last week. You may vote with your mail ballot or go to directvote.net/MB/ and vote online. And while you’re at it, we humbly urge your support for Holcomb Dunbar’s own, Russ McNees who is running for President of the Young Lawyers Division. E. Russell McNees is a partner with Holcomb, Dunbar, Watts, Best, Masters & Golmon, P.A. in Oxford, Mississippi, where his practice focuses on defense of civil litigation, insurance coverage disputes and criminal matters. Russ graduated summa cum laude from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Russ received his Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board and Phi Delta Phi. Since his admission to The Mississippi Bar in 2006, Russ has served in many capacities during his time with the Young Lawyers Division. He currently serves on the Young Lawyers Division’s Board of Directors as Director of the North West Division. Russ previously served as president of the Oxford Area Young Lawyers Association, which allowed him to participate as a Young Lawyers Division Delegate at the 2015 ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Russ currently serves as president of the Rotary Club of Oxford, Mississippi. In addition, he is a commissioner for the Oxford-University Transit Commission. Russ has previously served on the United Way Community Investment Committee and is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Lafayette. Russ has been named to the Mid South Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list each year since 2010 and is also a member of the Lafayette County Bar Association, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association and DRI, among other area organizations.