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Courts in Mississippi

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Understanding Mississippi's Court Structure

The Mississippi Bar has created a helpful brochure to assist the public in understanding Mississippi’s Court Structure.  Follow this link to access The Mississippi Bar’s brochure: https://www.msbar.org/for-the-public/court-structure/


Understanding Mississippi's Court Structure

Federal Courts in Mississippi

 Mississippi has two federal courts.  The United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.  The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit is a federal appellate court.


Federal courts in Mississippi

Federal Bankruptcy Courts in Mississippi

 Mississippi has two federal bankruptcy courts.  The United States District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi.


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Mississippi Appellate Courts

Mississippi has two appellate courts that hear appeals from its trial courts:

  1. Mississippi Supreme Court

  2. Mississippi Court of Appeal




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For assistance with Mississippi courts, please refer to our Court Directory

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