IN RE: JUDICIAL MANDATORY CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
EN BANC ORDER
D. KING, PRESIDING JUSTICE
the Court is the Petition to Amend the Mississippi Rules and
Regulations for Mandatory Continuing Judicial Education filed
by the Mississippi Judicial College. After due consideration,
the Court finds that the petition should be granted in part
as set forth in Exhibit A.
THEREFORE ORDERED that the Mississippi Rules and Regulations
for Mandatory Continuing Judicial Education are hereby
amended as set forth in Exhibit A. These amendments are
effective on August 1, 2019.
FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of this Court shall spread
this Order upon the minutes of the Court and shall forward a
true certified copy hereof to West Publishing Company for
publication in the next edition of the Mississippi Rules
of Court and in the Southern Reporter, Third Series,
1. CONTINUING JUDICIAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE
There is hereby established a Committee on Continuing
Judicial Education (hereinafter referred to as the Committee)
consisting of six members. The Chief Justice of the
Mississippi Supreme Court, or the Chief's designee, shall
be an ex-officio member without vote. The Committee shall
include three (3) members appointed by the Chief Justice of
the Supreme Court upon the recommendation of the divisions of
Circuit Court, Chancery Court (including the Youth Court),
and County Court (including the Family Court Judge), there
being one person to be recommended by each conference. The
Chief Justice shall appoint one Supreme Court Justice to
represent the Supreme Court Justices and one Court of Appeals
Judge to represent the Court of Appeals Judges.
term of the three (3) trial judges of the Committee shall be
for a term of two years and their election by the conference
shall be at the annual meeting of the Conference of
Mississippi Judges. From and after July 1, 1989, the division
of Circuit Court and the division of Chancery Court shall
each elect their one representative for a two year term. The
County Court division, which includes the Youth Court Judges,
together with the appointment of a Justice from the Supreme
Court or Court of Appeals, shall be for an initial term of
one year; provided, however, that from and after the annual
meeting of the Mississippi Judges in the year 1990, the
succeeding terms of the County Judge and the Supreme Court
Justice or Court of Appeals Judge shall be for a two year
term. The Chief Justice shall appoint a judge from the Court
of Appeals and the term initially shall be for a term of one
and one-half years beginning January 1, 1995; provided,
however, that from and after July, 1996, the succeeding terms
of the Court of Appeals Judge shall be for a two year term.
The term of the ex-officio member of the Committee, shall
coincide with his or her term of office. An appointment to
fill any vacancy due to the death, resignation or disability
of a member shall be for the unexpired term.
Committee shall have the following duties:
(1) To exercise general supervisory authority over the
administration of these rules.
(2) To adopt regulations consistent with these rules.
effective July 1, 1989; August 1, 1994.]
Chair of the Committee shall be elected by the five (5)
voting members of the Committee.
Committee shall elect a Vice-Chair and Secretary from among
Committee may organize itself into Subcommittees of not fewer
than three (3) voting members for the purpose of considering
and deciding matters submitted to them except three (3) votes
shall be necessary for any action under Rule 6.
Members of the Committee in the performance of their official
duties, shall be reimbursed for expenses subject to
reimbursement policies set by the Mississippi Judicial
College which funds said reimbursements.
Committee may designate such staff as may be necessary and
may further delegate executive authority to such staff to
conduct the business of the Committee within the scope of the
Rules and Regulations, subject at all times, however, to
continual review by the Committee and available funding from
the Mississippi Judicial College.
1.1 and 1.2 amended effective August 1, 1994.]
2. SCOPE AND EXEMPTIONS
rules shall apply to every Justice of the Supreme Court,
Judges of the Court of Appeals, and Judges of the Circuit,
Chancery, County, Family, Youth Courts, including Youth Court
Referees, and Senior Judges under Miss. Code Ann. §
9-1-107 (5), in the State of Mississippi, except for the
following persons who shall be exempt from the requirements
of these rules:
(1) Workers' Compensation Commission Administrative
(2) Justice Court Judges, except insofar as statutory
requirements of Miss. Code Ann. 9-11-3 and 9-11-4 ...