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Sclafani to take Hinds Circuit Judge oath April 23
April 20, 2018

Joseph Anthony Sclafani will be sworn in at 11 a.m. Monday, April 23, as Hinds County Circuit Judge.

Investiture of Judge Sean Tindell set for April 18 in Bay St. Louis
April 12, 2018

An investiture ceremony for Court of Appeals Judge Sean J. Tindell is scheduled for April 18 at 5 p.m. at the Hancock County Courthouse in Bay St. Louis.

Judges and attorneys inducted as Fellows of Mississippi Bar Foundation
April 9, 2018

Fifteen attorneys and five judges were inducted as Fellows of the Mississippi Bar Foundation at a ceremony in Jackson on Thursday evening, April 5.

Judge Westbrooks to speak at UM Black Law Students Association banquet
April 3, 2018

Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Latrice A. Westbrooks will be the keynote speaker April 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Black Law Students Association scholarship and awards banquet in Oxford.

Legislature declares June Access to Justice Month; Courts schedule free family law clinics across the state
March 29, 2018

The Mississippi Legislature has declared June as Access to Justice Month.

Funding sought to sustain and expand parent representation
March 20, 2018

Hinds County has seen a 30 percent decrease in court ordered removals of children from parents’ custody in Youth Court cases of suspected abuse and neglect during the past year.

Report examines indigent criminal defense in Mississippi
March 19, 2018

The Mississippi Public Defender Task Force today released a report which takes a critical look at the way indigent criminal defendants are represented in state courts.

Campbell appointed to Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention
March 5, 2018

Kimberly L. Campbell has been appointed to the Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention.

Pearl River County ceremony lauds Board for funding full-time Public Defender office
February 21, 2018

Mississippi Supreme Court Presiding Justice Jim Kitchens praised Pearl River County officials on Wednesday for forming the seventh full-time public defender office in the state.

Governor says Justice Ishee is well suited for state’s highest court
February 16, 2018

The entire Mississippi Supreme Court was present in Long Beach on Feb. 16 to welcome Justice David M. Ishee as the newest member of the court.

Court of Appeals to visit Mississippi Valley State University Feb. 22
February 13, 2018

The Mississippi Court of Appeals will convene on the campus of Mississippi Valley State University on Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. to hear oral arguments.

Feb. 21 open house to introduce Pearl River County Office of Public Defender
February 12, 2018

Pearl River County Circuit Court recently became the seventh in the state to create a full-time public defender office.

Chief Justice Waller to speak at Third Circuit Drug Court graduation Feb. 27 in Oxford
February 7, 2018

Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. will be the guest speaker at the Third Judicial District Drug Court graduation Feb. 27 in Oxford. The ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. in the second floor courtroom at the Lafayette County Courthouse.

Judge Westbrooks to speak at MVSU Black History Convocation Feb. 8
February 5, 2018

Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Latrice A. Westbrooks will be the keynote speaker at Mississippi Valley State University’s annual Black History Convocation on Feb. 8.

Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention appointed
January 31, 2018

Five members have been appointed to the Special Committee on Judicial Election Campaign Intervention.

Investiture of Justice David Ishee set for Feb. 16 in Long Beach
January 31, 2018

An investiture ceremony for Supreme Court Justice David M. Ishee is scheduled for Feb. 16 at 3:30 p.m. at the Gulf Park Campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Long Beach.

Rankin County volunteer lawyers provide free legal help to the poor
January 29, 2018

Nine Rankin County attorneys gave free help to 12 low income people to resolve domestic matters on Friday, Jan. 26, during Rankin County Chancery Court’s first Pro Se Day.

Reentry Council to meet February 2
January 24, 2018

The Mississippi Reentry Council will meet at 2 p.m. Feb. 2 in the Training Room at the Gartin Justice Building at 450 High Street in Jackson.

Editor talks about what’s next for The Mississippi Encyclopedia
January 24, 2018

The Mississippi Encyclopedia is expected be available online later this year, senior editor Ted Ownby said during a discussion of the book on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the State Law Library in Jackson.

Editor will talk about The Mississippi Encyclopedia Jan. 23 at State Law Library
January 22, 2018

Ted Ownby, senior editor of The Mississippi Encyclopedia, will talk about the book on Tuesday, Jan. 23, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the State Law Library in Jackson. The Law Library is on the second floor of the Gartin Justice Building at 450 High Street.

Judge Kidd, Rep. Cockerham appointed to Drug Courts Advisory Committee
January 8, 2018

Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd of Jackson and Rep. Angela Cockerham of Magnolia have been appointed to the State Drug Courts Advisory Committee.