Circuit Judge Tomika Irving to take oath Dec. 27 in Fayette

December 20, 2018

An investiture ceremony for new Circuit Judge Tomika H. Irving will be held Dec. 27 at 9 a.m. at Jefferson County High School in Fayette.

Chancellor E. Vincent Davis will administer the oath of office.

Judge Irving, 42, was elected in November to the bench of the 22nd Circuit Court, which includes Claiborne, Copiah and Jefferson counties. She served for 12 years as a municipal judge of the town of Crosby, and for six years as Jefferson County Justice Court Judge. Her private law practice included family law, criminal defense and civil litigation in state and federal courts. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and journalism from the University of Southern Mississippi, a Master of Arts degree in political science from Mississippi State University and a law degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Across the state, 42 new judges will take their oaths of office in ceremonies scheduled during the next three weeks. New judges include three new Court of Appeals judges, 20 new Chancery Court judges, nine new Circuit Court judges and 10 new County Court judges. New judicial terms begin on Jan. 1, 2019.

A list of investiture ceremonies around the state is at this link: