Mississippi

Effective Date: January 1, 1995
State:
Mississippi
Court Type: Appellate
Implementing Authority: Stautory
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Court of Appeals:
(final briefs filed with court to issuing of a decision)            
100% within 270 days  

Supreme Court (Cases Within Its Jurisdiction):
(final briefs filed with court to issuing of a decision)            
100% within 270 days
 

Effective Date: November 20, 2001
State:
Mississippi
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Civil
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Order
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: General:
(filing to conclusion)            
100% within 18 months
 

Effective Date: November 20, 2001
State:
Mississippi
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Criminal
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Order
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Felony:
(arraignment to conclusion)            
100% within 270 days  

Misdemeanor (Originating in Circuit or County Court):
(filing to conclusion)            
100% within 120 days  

Misdemeanor (Appeals to Circuit or County Court):
(notice of appeal to conclusion)      
100% within 180 days 

Preliminary Hearing:
(arrest or initial appearance to preliminary hearing)            
100% within 30 days  

Post-Trial Motions: 
(arrest or initial appearance to conclusion)          
100% within 30 days  

Sentencing:
(verdict or ruling on post-trial motions to sentencing)            
100% within 90 days
 

Effective Date: November 20, 2001
State:
Mississippi
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Domestic
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Order
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Uncontested:
(filing of complaint to conclusion)            
100% within 180 days  

Contested:
(filing of complaint to conclusion)            
100% within 1 year
 

Effective Date: November 20, 2001
State:
Mississippi
Court Type: Trial
Case Type: Juvenile
Implementing Authority: Supreme Court Order
Status: Voluntary
Time Standards: Detention/Shelter Hearings:
(taking into temporary custody to detention/shelter hearing)            
100% within 48 hours  

Adjudicatory Hearing (If In Detention):
(first detention hearing to adjudicatory hearing)            
100% within 21 days  

Adjudicatory Hearing (If In Shelter):
(taking into custody to adjudicatory hearing)            
100% within 30 days  

Adjudicatory Hearing (If Not Detained, Not in Shelter, Not in Protective Custody):
(filing of petition to adjudicatory hearing)            
100% within 90 days  

Disposition Hearing:
(adjudicatory hearing to disposition hearing)            
100% within 14 days
 

Monitoring Information: Mississippi produces manual reports relevant to time standards. Both the AOC and local entities are authorities for the reporting schedule. Reports with time standards are received by the presiding/chief appellate judge, the state court administrator, the chief justice, and the Supreme Court members. The reports relevant to time standards are reviewed monthly.
Reports with time standards are not published, but are available to the public upon request.
Notes: Court Administration in the Supreme Court monitors time standard performance in the appellate courts in the Supreme Court on a weekly basis and consults with the Chief Justice regarding compliance. In the Court of Appeals, the Chief Judge monitors compliance with the 270 statute. 

The trial court standards are not monitored on a formal basis, but the data regarding filings and dispositions are reported to the Administrative Office of Courts. In courts which appear to have a problem, the Chief Justice as the chief administrative officer of state courts can consult with the trial judges and take appropriate action.