Impacts of the COVID-19 on Mississippi Courts

The Coronavirus outbreak is having wide impacts on our society. This is true for the legal community as well. Many people in Mississippi are wondering if the courts are closed or if they still need to be at their court date. There is no one size fits all answer to this question. There is not, as of March 17, 2020, an order from the Mississippi Supreme Court or the Mississippi Legislature ordering that all court hearings be suspended or that courts shall be closed to the public. Some counties, judicial districts and individual judges have decided not to have court.

This means that your court hearing may or may not move forward depending upon which jurisdiction your case is in and which judge is presiding over your case. There is no one size fits all answer to how the Coronavirus outbreak will effect your case. I would advise calling the clerk of court and confirming that your presence at a hearing is required before going to court.

On behalf of everyone at The Coon Law Firm, we hope that you and yours stay safe and healthy during this difficult situation.