Court Structure

With Mississippi's complex system of courts, laws, and regulations, situations will occur where the advice and guidance of an attorney will help you protect your rights. You should always contact an attorney immediately if you are involved in any criminal or civil action. A lawyer will help you understand Mississippi's system of trial and appellate courts, and represent you during your court proceedings.

This brochure was designed to help you understand the court system in Mississippi consisting of the Mississippi Supreme Court, Mississippi Court of Appeals, Circuit Courts, Chancery Courts, County Courts, Youth Courts, Justice Courts, Justice Courts, Municipal Courts, and Drug Courts. It includes how many  Judges are in each Court.

Understanding the Court System Brochure