Rules for Comment

November 21, 2017
Request for Public comment on Proposed Amendments to the Mississippi Code of Judicial Conduct
The Supreme Court’s Rules Committee on the Legal Profession seeks comments from the bench, the bar, and the public on proposed revisions to the Mississippi Code of Judicial Conduct.

Comments must be filed with the Clerk of Appellate Courts at Post Office Box 249, Jackson, Mississippi 39205. The filing deadline is Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

November 6, 2017
Request for Public Comment on Proposed Revisions to the 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 proposed amendments to the Mississippi Rules of Criminal Procedure.

Comments must be filed with the Clerk of Appellate Courts at Post Office Box 249, Jackson, Mississippi 39205. The filing deadline is Friday, December 8, 2017.

October 26, 2017
Petition to Amend Certain Rules of the Mississippi Uniform Rules of Youth Court Practice to Conform with Recent Legislative Changes and to Clarify Procedures
The Supreme Court’s Rules Committee on Civil Practice and Procedure seeks comments on the Petition to Amend Certain Rules of the Mississippi Uniform Rules of Youth Court Practice to Conform with Recent Legislative Changes and to Clarify Procedures, filed by the Mississippi Council of Youth Court Judges.

Comments must be filed with the Clerk of Appellate Courts at Post Office Box 249, Jackson, Mississippi 39205. The filing deadline is November 29, 2017.

October 25, 2017
Petition to Amend the Mississippi Uniform Rules of Procedure for Justice Court to Improve the Uniformity, Efficiency, and Clarity of Justice Court Procedures
The Supreme Court’s Rules Committee on Civil Practice and Procedure seeks comments on the Petition to Amend the Mississippi Uniform Rules of Procedure for Justice Court to Improve the Uniformity, Efficiency, and Clarity of Justice Court Procedures, filed by the Mississippi Justice Court Judges Association.

Comments must be filed with the Clerk of Appellate Courts at Post Office Box 249, Jackson, Mississippi 39205. The filing deadline is November 28, 2017.

October 24, 2017
Proposed Appellate Mediation Rule
The Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of The Mississippi Bar petitioned the Court to authorize appellate mediation. The Court’s Rules Committee on Civil Practice and Procedure referred that petition to the Court’s Advisory Committee on Rules. The Advisory Committee proposed a voluntary appellate mediation pilot program, which was posted for comment on March 3, 2014.

After further consideration, the Rules Committee on Civil Practice and Procedure seeks comments on a proposed appellate mediation rule.

Comments must be filed with the Clerk of Appellate Courts at Post Office Box 249, Jackson, Mississippi 39205. The filing deadline is November 27, 2017.

May 16, 2017
Motion to Amend Rule 23 of the Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure
The Supreme Court’s Rules Committee on Civil Practice and Procedure seeks comments to the Motion to Amend Rule 23 of the Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure, filed by Richard T. Phillips.

Comments must be filed with the Clerk of Appellate Courts at Post Office Box 249, Jackson, Mississippi 39205. The original filing deadline of June 15, 2017, is extended to October 2, 2017.

March 1, 2017
Motion to Amend Rule 4(c)(5) of the Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure and Supplement to Motion to Amend Rule 4(c)(5) of the Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure
The Supreme Court’s Rules Committee on Civil Practice and Procedure seeks comments to the Advisory Committee on Rules’ Motion to Amend Rule 4(c)(5) of the Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure and Supplement to Motion to Amend Rule 4(c)(5) of the Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure. The motion and supplement were filed in response to the Court of Appeals’ decision in Flagstar Bank, FSB v. Danos, 46 So. 3d 348 (Miss. Ct. App. 2008), and the Supreme Court’s later decision in Flagstar Bank, FSB v. Danos, 46 So. 3d 298 (Miss. 2010). 

Comments must be filed with the Clerk of Appellate Courts at Post Office Box 249, Jackson, Mississippi 39205. The filing deadline is March 31, 2017.