Rules for Comment

December 2, 2016
Petition to Amend Certain Rules of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure and the Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct in Order to Define the Practice of Law in Mississippi and Exceptions thereto and to Prohibit the Unauthorized Practice of Law in Mississippi
The Supreme Court’s Rules Committee on the Legal Profession seeks comments from the bench, bar, and public on the Mississippi Bar’s Petition to Amend Certain Rules of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure and the Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct in Order to Define the Practice of Law in Mississippi and Exceptions thereto and to Prohibit the Unauthorized Practice of Law in Mississippi. 

Comments must be filed with the Clerk of Appellate Courts at Post Office Box 249, Jackson, Mississippi 39205.  The filing deadline is Friday, January 6, 2017.  

December 2, 2016
Petition to Amend the Code of Judicial Conduct
The Supreme Court’s Rules Committee on the Legal Profession is currently considering the Petition to Amend the Code of Judicial Conduct.  The Rules Committee seeks comments from the bench, bar, and public on the following proposed amendments to Canon 5F of the Code of Judicial Conduct available here

Comments must be filed with the Clerk of Appellate Courts at Post Office Box 249, Jackson, Mississippi 39205.  The filing deadline is Friday, January 6, 2017.  

December 2, 2016
Amended Petition to Amend Certain Rules of the Rules of Discipline for the Mississippi State Bar
The Mississippi Bar’s Amended Petition to Amend Certain Rules of the Rules of Discipline for the Mississippi State Bar is currently under consideration by the Supreme Court’s Rules Committee on the Legal Profession.  The Rules Committee seeks comments from the bench, bar, and public on the portions of the petition that address Rules 12 – 13, and Rules 17 – 25 of the Rules of Discipline.  The proposed amendments currently under consideration by the Rules Committee are available in highlight and strikeout here, and in clean copy here.

Comments must be filed with the Clerk of Appellate Courts at Post Office Box 249, Jackson, Mississippi 39205.  The filing deadline is Friday, January 6, 2017.  

October 20, 2016
Motion to Amend Certain Rules to Provide for Word Counts
The Supreme Court’s Rules Committee on Civil Practice and Procedure seeks comments from the bench, bar, and public on the Motion to Amend Certain Rules to Provide for Word Counts, filed by Andy Lowry.

Comments must be filed with the Clerk of Appellate Courts at Post Office Box 249, Jackson, Mississippi 39205. The filing deadline is Monday, November 21, 2016.

October 6, 2016
Proposed Mississippi Rules of Criminal Procedure
The Supreme Court’s Rules Committee on Criminal Practice and Procedure seeks comments from the bench, the bar, and the public on the proposed Mississippi Rules of Criminal Procedure.  Comments must be filed with the Clerk of the Supreme Court at Post Office Box 249, Jackson, Mississippi 39205-0249.  The filing deadline is Monday, November 7, 2016.
May 23, 2016
Motion to Restyle the Mississippi Rules of Evidence
The Supreme Court’s Rules Committee on Civil Practice and Procedure seeks comments from the bench, the bar, and the public on the Motion to Restyle the Mississippi Rules of Evidence, filed by the Advisory Committee on Rules. For a side-by-side comparison of the current and restyled rules, click here.
Comments must be filed with the Clerk of Appellate Courts at Post Office Box 249, Jackson, Mississippi 39205. The filing deadline is June 10, 2016.

April 12, 2016
Proposed Amendments to Rule 16 of the Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure.

April 7, 2016
Proposed Amendments to Rule 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, and 40 of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure.

April 7, 2016
Motion to Establish Pro Bono Appellate Program and to Implement the Program as Rule 7 of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure.

March 9, 2016
Proposed Rule for Summary Jury Trials.

March 2, 2016
Motion to Amend Rule 4 and Rule 81 of the Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure

February 2, 2016
Proposed Amendment to Rule 28 of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure Reposted for Comment

February 25, 2016
Petition to Amend Certain Rules of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure and the Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct in Order to Define the Practice of Law in Mississippi and Exceptions Thereto and to Prohibit the Unauthorized Practice of Law in Mississippi