Posts Tagged ‘Bill Waller Jr.’

Higher education, tourism officials ask for more state funding

JACKSON — The two systems that run Mississippi’s public universities and community colleges each want lawmakers to increase their budgets by more than $75 million, arguing more state spending on higher education will help residents earn higher incomes and bolster the future of the state. State agencies are presenting requests to the 14-member Joint Legislative […] [...]

Judge Gargiulo resigns for federal magistrate post

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Supreme Court says Judge John Gargiulo has resigned from the Second Circuit Court bench to become a federal magistrate for the Southern District of Mississippi. Spokeswoman Beverly Pettigrew Kraft says Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. appointed retired Harrison County Court Judge Michael Ward of Gulfport to fill the vacancy through […] [...]

Another county court launches e-filing service

MERIDIAN — Lauderdale County Chancery Court began accepting voluntary e-filing of court documents on Feb. 3. E-filing will become mandatory on March 3, according to an order signed by Chancellors Jerry Mason and Lawrence Primeaux. Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr., who has spearheaded development of an e-filing and documents management system for state […] [...]

Waller wants statewide county court system

JACKSON — Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. and the Commission on Children’s Justice are calling for legislation to create a statewide county court system. Waller said the proposal includes a provision for a uniform youth court system. He said it also would ease the caseload in state circuit courts. Others joining Waller […] [...]

Two more court systems launch e-filing

JACKSON — Hinds Circuit Court and Hinds County Court will begin accepting voluntary electronic filing of court documents in civil cases Oct. 1, according to an order signed this week by Senior Circuit Judge Tomie Green. E-filing will become mandatory  Nov. 1 in civil cases. Clay County Chancery Court also will begin voluntary e-filing Oct. 1. […] [...]

ANALYSIS: Parties involved in nonpartisan races

by Published: August 26,2012

Tags: Bill Waller Jr., judicial elections, Phil Bryant

Mississippi has nonpartisan judicial elections in name, if not in practice. Candidates for Supreme Court, Court of Appeals and other judicial posts run without party labels — Democrat, Republican or other. But that doesn’t stop political parties or other interest groups from getting involved in the campaigns by spending money, making endorsements, Tweeting or sending […] [...]

August 6, 2012- Chuck McIntosh

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Free, not easy

Recently implemented new rules concerning pro bono work by Mississippi attorneys are being welcome by the legal community while highlighting the myriad of issues and concerns involved in offering free legal services to the needy. Last month, the Mississippi Supreme Court announced revised Rules of Professional Conduct for Lawyers. The Court said the new rules, […] [...]

Hilburn appointed as special judge

The Mississippi Supreme Court has appointed retired Hinds County Circuit Judge L. Breland Hilburn to assist the Seventh Circuit Court of Hinds County with its criminal case docket. Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. signed an order appointing Judge Hilburn to continue the work of the JET grant program, which was begun in 2008 […] [...]

King reappointed Chief Judge of Appeals

Judge Leslie D. King of Greenville has been reappointed as Chief Judge of the Mississippi Court of Appeals. Mississippi Supreme Court Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. in an order signed Dec. 21 reappointed Chief Judge King to serve as administrative head of the Court of Appeals for a term that begins Jan. 1, 2011, and […] [...]

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