MRAP (28)(a)(4) Amendment

Today, the Mississippi Supreme Court amended Rule 28(a)(4) of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure.  Two changes to the Rules in two days.

RULE 28. BRIEFS
(a) Brief of the Appellant. The brief of the appellant shall contain under appropriate headings and in the order here indicated:
( 4) Statement of Assignment. Unless the case has already been assigned by the Court, the appellant This statement must succinctly give the reasons, if any, that the Supreme Court  either must or should retain the case for the reasons stated under Rule 16(b) or ( d). The  statement should include citations to any cases sought to be overruled or perceived to be  in conflict.

 

Current Rules Open for Comment from MS Supreme Court

Current Rules Open for Comment

May 23, 2016
Motion to Restyle the Mississippi Rules of Evidence
The Supreme Court’s Rules Committee on Civil Practice and Procedure seeks comments from the bench, the bar, and the public on the Motion to Restyle the Mississippi Rules of Evidence, filed by the Advisory Committee on Rules. For a side-by-side comparison of the current and restyled rules, click here.
Comments must be filed with the Clerk of Appellate Courts at Post Office Box 249, Jackson, Mississippi 39205. The filing deadline is June 10, 2016.

April 12, 2016
Proposed Amendments to Rule 16 of the Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure.

April 7, 2016
Proposed Amendments to Rule 27, 28, 30, 31, 32, and 40 of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure.

April 7, 2016
Motion to Establish Pro Bono Appellate Program and to Implement the Program as Rule 7 of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure.

March 9, 2016
Proposed Rule for Summary Jury Trials.

March 2, 2016
Motion to Amend Rule 4 and Rule 81 of the Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure

February 2, 2016
Proposed Amendment to Rule 28 of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure Reposted for Comment

February 25, 2016
Petition to Amend Certain Rules of the Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure and the Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct in Order to Define the Practice of Law in Mississippi and Exceptions Thereto and to Prohibit the Unauthorized Practice of Law in Mississippi

Civil Rules Advisory Committee’s Motion to Restyle Rules of Evidence

From the Bar briefs.

Court Seeks Comments Motion to Restyle the Mississippi Rules of Evidence
The Supreme Court’s Rules Committee on Civil Practice and Procedure seeks comments from the bench, the bar, and the public on the Motion to Restyle the Mississippi Rules of Evidence, filed by the Advisory Committee on Rules. For a side-by-side comparison of the current and restyled rules, click here. Comments must be filed with the Clerk of Appellate Courts at Post Office Box 249, Jackson, Mississippi 39205. The filing deadline is June 10, 2016.

I don’t know if those links work, so here is a link to the Court’s webpage on Rules Open for Comment

Supreme Court’s MRCP Revision Project

From the Miss Bar Briefs

Submissions for Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure Project
The Supreme Court’s Rules Committee on Civil Practice and Procedure is conducting a comprehensive review of the Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure. The Committee invites attorneys and judges to submit proposed revisions. Submissions were initially due by December 31, 2015. The time has been extended to August 31, 2016. Proposals must be mailed to the Committee at Post Office Box 249, Jackson, Mississippi 39205.

This is the Link for the submissions to the project.