Judge Lindsay R.M. Jones earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota in 1988 and a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1991. He currently serves as the Associate Director for the Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution at Emory School of Law and oversees the program administration for the Kessler-Edison Program for Trial Techniques. In addition Prof. Jones teaches a fall and spring semester public interest workshop entitled "Access to Justice." Prior to coming to Emory in the fall of 2006, Jones was engaged in a private law practice focusing on civil rights and was at the University of Minnesota Law School, where he was a senior fellow with the Institute on Race & Poverty and taught in the areas of ethics and access to justice as an adjunct professor of law.
Jones previously served as an assistant attorney general for the State of Minnesota, in which capacity he served as a member of a civil rights advisory committee to the Minnesota Attorney General. He also served as the former deputy director and director of advocacy for the Legal Aid Society of North Carolina. As a trial and appellate litigator in private practice, he has appeared before federal and state courts in several states, including the Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh U.S. Appellate Circuits.
In addition to serving as the Center's associate director and as an adjunct professor of law, Judge Jones serves as a Municipal Court Judge for the City of Decatur, Georgia, and as an Associate Magistrate Judge for DeKalb County, Georgia.