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Circuit Judge Brad Mills to take oath of office on April 23
April 21, 2021

Newly appointed Circuit Judge Brad Mills will take the oath of office at 2 p.m. Friday, April 23, in the Rankin County Circuit Court in Brandon.

IN RE: EMERGENCY ORDER RELATED TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): EMERGENCY ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER-19
April 12, 2021

The Court continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and enters Orders as empirical data and changing circumstances dictate. The Court has reviewed regulations regarding travel restrictions in the United States of America.

Power of Hope training scheduled for April 13, 14 and 15 in Oxford, Pearl and Gulfport
April 9, 2021

Court Focused Training programs will be presented on April 13, 14 and 15 by Chan Hellman, Ph.D., a leading researcher in the power of hope to improve the lives of impoverished children and families who have experienced abuse and neglect.

Retired Circuit Judge Breland Hilburn died April 5
April 6, 2021

Retired Hinds County Circuit Judge L. Breland Hilburn of Jackson died Monday, April 5, at University of Mississippi Medical Center of complications from COVID-19. He was 79.

Circuit Judge Randi Mueller takes oath of office on March 11
March 12, 2021

Circuit Judge Randi P. Mueller was sworn in on Thursday, March 11, at a seaside pavilion in Gulfport before a crowd of judges, lawyers, civic leaders, family and friends.

Judge Matthew Sullivan, DA Christopher Hennis sworn in on March 5
March 9, 2021

A large crowd of people gathered in the parking lot outside the Smith County Courthouse in Raleigh on March 5 to watch new Circuit Judge Matthew G. Sullivan and new District Attorney Christopher D. Hennis take their oaths of office.

Judge John Emfinger appointed to Mississippi Court of Appeals
March 4, 2021

Gov. Tate Reeves appointed Judge John H. Emfinger of Brandon to the Mississippi Court of Appeals on March 3. Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Randolph swore in Judge Emfinger on the steps of the Governor’s Mansion in Jackson.

Supreme Court makes appointments to State Intervention Courts Advisory Committee
February 12, 2021

The Mississippi Supreme Court recently appointed Circuit Judge Robert P. Krebs of Pascagoula and Department of Corrections Deputy Commissioner Gary Young of Jackson to the State Intervention Courts Advisory Committee.

Circuit Judge Eddie Bowen died February 7
February 9, 2021

Circuit Judge Eddie H. Bowen of Raleigh died Sunday, Feb. 7, of complications from COVID-19. He was 71.

Virtual training in the power of hope scheduled for Jan. 26 and 27
January 21, 2021

Hope is the key to improving outcomes for children and families who have experienced abuse and neglect, says a researcher who works with victims of child maltreatment, domestic violence, homelessness and poverty.

Court of Appeals Judge Joel Smith takes oath
January 19, 2021

Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Joel Smith of Gulfport said on Tuesday, Jan. 19, that he will devote all his energies to serving with honesty, fairness and integrity.

Chief Justice appoints chancellors to Commission on Judicial Performance
January 19, 2021

Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Randolph appointed Chancellor Jim Persons of Gulfport as a member of the Commission on Judicial Performance on Jan. 13. The Chief Justice appointed Chancellor Stephen T. Bailey of Tupelo as an alternate member of the judicial disciplinary body.

Court of Appeals Judge Joel Smith to be sworn in Jan. 19
January 14, 2021

Newly appointed Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Joel Smith Jr. of Gulfport will be sworn in at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 at the Gartin Justice Building in Jackson.

Chief Justice makes appointments to Commission on Judicial Performance
January 8, 2021

Supreme Court Chief Justice Mike Randolph appointed Pearl River County Court Judge Richelle Lumpkin as a member of the Commission on Judicial Performance on Jan. 7. The Chief Justice appointed Ran-kin County Court Judge Kent McDaniel as an alternate member of the judicial disciplinary body.

Chief Justice Randolph, Presiding Justice King and Justice Coleman sworn in to new terms
January 4, 2021

Chief Justice Mike Randolph, Presiding Justice Leslie D. King and Justice Josiah Dennis Coleman took the oath of office on Monday, Jan. 4, to begin their new terms.