In re Rules Governing Admission to the Miss. Bar, 89-R-99012-SCT

CourtUnited States State Supreme Court of Mississippi
Writing for the CourtLeslie D. King, Presiding Justice
PartiesIN RE: RULES GOVERNING ADMISSION TO THE MISSISSIPPI BAR
Docket Number89-R-99012-SCT
Decision Date10 November 2022

IN RE: RULES GOVERNING ADMISSION TO THE MISSISSIPPI BAR

No. 89-R-99012-SCT

Supreme Court of Mississippi

November 10, 2022


Serial: 244023

EN BANC ORDER

Leslie D. King, Presiding Justice

The following petitions are before the Court:

The Petition to Amend the Rules Governing Admission to the Mississippi Bar filed by the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions on May 6, 2022
The Petition to Amend Rule IV §8 of the Rules Governing Admission to the Mississippi Bar filed by Jefferson Carl Harvey on April 21, 2022
The Emergency Petition to Amend Rule IV Section 8 of the Rules Governing Admission to the Mississippi Bar filed by Applicant 11596 on June 25, 2021; and
The Petition for Ruling Regarding Motion #2022-1321 A/K/A "Petition to Amend the Rules Governing Admission to the Mississippi Bar" filed by Jefferson Carl Harvey on October 31, 2022

After due consideration, the Court finds the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions' petition should be granted as set forth in Exhibit A. The Court further finds the petitions filed by Jefferson Carl Harvey on April 21, 2022, and Applicant 11596 on June 25, 2021, should be denied. Last, the Court finds the Petition for Ruling Regarding Motion #2022-1321 A/K/A "Petition to Amend the Rules Governing Admission to the Mississippi Bar" filed by Jefferson Carl Harvey on October 31, 2022, should be dismissed.

IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED that the Petition to Amend the Rules Governing Admission to the Mississippi Bar filed by the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions is

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hereby granted as set forth in Exhibit A. These amendments apply to applications for and subsequent to the February 2023, Mississippi Bar Examination.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Petition to Amend Rule IV §8 of the Rules Governing Admission to the Mississippi Bar filed by Jefferson Carl Harvey on April 21, 2022, and the Emergency Petition to Amend Rule IV Section 8 of the Rules Governing Admission to the Mississippi Bar filed by Applicant 11596 on June 25, 2021, are hereby denied.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Petition for Ruling Regarding Motion #2022-1321 A/K/A "Petition to Amend the Rules Governing Admission to the Mississippi Bar" filed by Jefferson Carl Harvey on October 31, 2022, is hereby dismissed.

IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of this Court shall spread this Order upon the minutes of the Court and shall forward a true certified copy hereof to West Publishing Company for publication in...

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