The State of Mississippi Judiciary launched a redesigned website that is mobile ready, making court information easily accessible on smartphones and tablets.
Chief Justice Bill Waller Jr. said, “As more and more people rely upon mobile devices for access to the Internet, it is necessary to adapt the judiciary’s website to better serve the public.”
The redesigned website also is expected to provide easier searches for Supreme Court and Court of Appeals cases, said Supreme Court Director of Information Technology Daryl Wingo.
After users have become familiar with the new layout, the new version will become the primary website. A link will be maintained for the old site for a few months.
The State of Mississippi Judiciary website includes information about the Mississippi Supreme Court, Mississippi Court of Appeals, state trial courts, court rules, the Administrative Office of Courts, the State Law Library, Bar Admissions, the Board of Certified Court Reporters and the Commission on Continuing Legal Education.
The website redesign was done in-house by staff of the Information Technology Department.
While the redesigned website has a different look, it retains all of the features that regular site visitors use. Court opinions from the Mississippi Supreme Court are posted at 1:30 p.m. each Thursday except on holidays, and Court of Appeals opinions are posted each Tuesday at 1:30 p.m.
Case briefs are available on the website. Oral arguments of the Supreme Court and Court of Appeals are webcast live and are archived for review. Mississippi Electronic Courts provides Internet access to trial court records via a subscription service.
General information about each level of the court system is also available.
The site provides access to all the current laws of the state through a link to the Mississippi Code. All rules of the state court system are available online. The catalog of the legal collections of the State Library is available. Annual Reports of court statistics and administrative data back to 1996 are available on the website.