Exploring the Second District Web Site
September 26, 2013 § 1 Comment
Chancellor David Clark’s Second Chancery Court District web site is a must-visit resource for practitioners who will find themselves before the court in Jasper, Newton and Scott Counties. You will find calendars, contact information, procedural guidelines, and other info that will ease your transition into that district.
Even if you’re not headed to court in East Mississippi, however, this site is a resource that you should not overlook. Some other info you’ll find there:
- The What’s New tab highlights case developments and rules changes that any chancery lawyer will find helpful in any district. As with this site, you can read Judge Clark’s take on it and draw your own conclusions, but when you read his interpretation, you get a glimpse into the chancellor’s thought process on the subject.
- There are some useful forms in several formats that can be completed online and printed out. There are estate information forms and worksheets that you should be using, whether or not they are required in your district. There is an 8.05 form, and a guardianship or conservatorship information sheet. There is even a case filing cover sheet. All can be filled in online and printed out, which is a huge bonus.
- The Memos to Attorneys tab will take you to several memos that, on the surface, instruct attorneys on how to address matters such as removal of disability of minority, the proper designation of pleadings, and de-sensitizing financial information in court filings. I say “on the surface” because they might just prompt you to make some positive changes in the way you handle some of your business in other districts.
Judge Clark has put some work into this site, and you would do well to take advantage of it.