At the time of this interview, Frances Johnson-Morris was Liberia's minister of commerce and industry, having taken office in 2007. She served as the chairwoman of the National Elections Commission in Monrovia during the 2005 elections. A lawyer by profession, Johnson-Morris was appointed as minister of justice in 2006, simultaneously holding the office of attorney general. In 1997, she was also the chief justice of the Supreme Court. She was the national director of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission in Liberia from 2004 to 2005. She was also a resident circuit judge from 1989-1997. Johnson-Morris holds a degree in law from the Louis Arthur Grimmes School of Law, Monrovia, as well as a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Liberia, Monrovia.