Mississippi Supreme Court Signs Emergency Order in Response to COVID-19

In response to the growing concerns of COVID-19, the Supreme Court of Mississippi has signed an Emergency Order restricting the size of gatherings in the state’s courtrooms for the next eight weeks to help slow the spread of the virus.

The Emergency Order states that courts across the state will not permit gatherings of more than 50 people beyond the persons involved in the day-to-day operations. Additionally, individual judges will have the discretion to postpone any trials on their docket scheduled through May, 15, 2020.

The Mississippi Bar will continue to monitor this situation closely and will make decisions on a case by case basis related to the status of Bar events and operations. For a list of court updates and the status of Bar events, visit this website: https://www.msbar.org/for-members/coronavirus-safety-measures/.