Mississippi Court Decisions
A diagram of the state court system (including a summary of each court’s jurisdiction) is available on the web site of the National Center for State Courts.
Mississippi Constitution and Legislation
See also a database of statewide ballot measures maintained by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
- Constitution (Miss. Const.)
See also the Mississippi Legislature web site.
- General Laws of Mississippi (Miss. Laws)
- Mississippi Code (Miss. Code)
Note—The code is not available at any official web site, but a version provided by LexisNexis is available.
Mississippi Rules of Procedure and Practice
Mississippi Administrative Law Sources
See also a page of links to sources of rules, maintained by the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
Opinions ♦ Decisions ♦ Orders ♦ Rulings
Mississippi Ordinances and Home-Rule Charters
Ordinances are local laws, commonly organized into codes, that have been enacted by municipalities — cities, towns, etc. — and counties. Charters are organic laws (similar in function to a constitution) of those local government entities for which “home rule” is authorized by state law. For local laws not found through the links given here, try the county web sites and municipality web sites at “State and Local Government on the Net” by Piper Resources, or a publisher’s web site:
Mississippi Law-Related Periodicals
Periodicals providing on-line articles are linked here. See also links to all Mississippi law-review web sites as well as links to web sites of all U.S.-published law reviews and periodicals.
Other Mississippi Commentary
Doing Business in Mississippi: A Legal Guide. Butler, Snow, O'Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC.
Mississippi Law-Related Topical Web Sites
Mississippi Court Information
See also links to state court web sites, maintained by the National Center for State Courts. Additionally, see Judgepedia, a Wikipedia-style web site, self-described as “an encyclopedia about judges and courts,” which is maintained by the Sam Adams Alliance (Illinois).
Circuit Courts — Contact Information: Clerks
Chancery Courts — Contact Information: Clerks
County Courts — Contact Information: Judges
- Motor Vehicle Commission — Application Forms • Complaint Form
- Tax Commission — Forms and Instructions
- Business Entity Forms
Other Mississippi Resources
Legal Research and Assistance
“Law You Can Use”
[Mississippi State Bar] — These are brief articles on various legal topics of interest to individuals and consumers, which originally were published in a weekly newspaper column from May 1998 through June 1999.
Guide to Legalese
[Mississippi State Bar] — Definitions of legal terms.
Bankruptcy Law and Procedures for Mississippi Residents
[Calicchia & Kinast LLP (Ohio)] — This web site, presented by a Cleveland bankruptcy law firm, covers basic information about the bankruptcy process, describes debt consolidation and credit counseling as alternatives to bankruptcy, lists the property that an individual is allowed to keep (with citations to governing provisions of Mississippi law), and gives information about the bankruptcy courts and how to contact bankruptcy attorneys in Mississippi.
Low-Cost Legal Aid
See also the web site for LawHelp.org and the web site for SelfHelpSupport.org.
- LawHelp Mississippi
[Pro Bono Net (N.Y.) / Mississippi Legal Services Coalition] — This is “a guide to free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors in Mississippi. Here you can locate information on all of the free legal aid programs in Mississippi, including basic eligibility and contact information. We also have links to related sites on the web and legal education documents that give you basic information on a number of legal problems. Our goal is to provide you with user friendly internet access to basic legal information. Additionally, we have included links to useful social services resources in Mississippi.”
- Mississippi Legal Help for the Poor
[Am. Bar Ass’n] — Contact information for statewide and local legal-aid programs, from the ABA’s Directory of Pro Bono Programs. The ABA also provides a page of links to pro bono programs’ web sites.
- WomensLaw.org — Sources of Legal Help
[WomensLaw.org (N.Y.)] — Sources of legal help (not limited to legal help for women) include statewide domestic-violence resources, local domestic-violence resources listed by city or town, free or low-cost legal services, and lawyer referral services.
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