Redistricting creates 7 new judgeships
Seven new trial court judgeships created by the 2015 Legislature will be filled by special elections in November, with new judges taking office in January 2016. The redistricting legislation calls for the addition of three new chancellors and four new circuit judges.
One new judgeship each was created in the Fourth Chancery of Amite, Franklin, Pike and Walthall counties; the 11th Chancery of Holmes, Leake, Madison and Yazoo counties; and the 20th Chancery of Rankin County.
One new judgeship each was added to the 12th Circuit of Forrest and Perry counties; the 13th Circuit of Covington, Jasper, Simpson and Smith counties; the 15th Circuit of Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion and Pearl River counties; and the 20th Circuit of Madison and Rankin counties.