1 MISSISSIPPI Rules OF. Appellate PROCEDURE. 1. Scope of Rules . 2. Penalties for Noncompliance with Rules ; Suspension of Rules . 3. Appeals as of Right- How Taken. 4. Appeals as of Right- When Taken. 5. Interlocutory Appeal by Permission. 6. Counsel on Appeal in Criminal Cases and Proceedings In Forma Pauperis in Criminal Cases. 7. [Security for Costs on Appeal in Civil Cases] [Omitted]. 8. Stay or Injunction Pending Appeal. 9. Release in Criminal Cases. 10. Content of the Record on Appeal. 11. Completion and Transmission of the Record. 12. Transmission of Original Item From the Trial court . 13. Docketing the Appeal and Filing the Record. 14. Findings of Facts and Calculations During the Course of an Appeal.
2 15. Mandamus to Require Trial court Decision. 16. Jurisdiction of the Supreme court and the court of Appeals; Assignment of Cases to the court of Appeals. 17. Review in the Supreme court Following Decision by the court of Appeals. 18. [Omitted]. 19. Appeals From the Public Service Commission. 20. Certified Questions From Federal court . 21. Writs of Mandamus and Prohibition Directed to a Judge or Judges and Other Extraordinary Writs. 22. Application for Post-Conviction Collateral Relief in Criminal Cases. 23. Call and Order of Docket. 24. [Omitted]. 25. Filing and Service. 26. Computation and Extension of Time. 27. Motions. 28. Briefs. 29. Brief of an Amicus Curiae.
3 30. Record Excerpts. 31. Filing and Service of Briefs. 32. Form of Briefs, Record Excerpts and Other Papers. 33. Prehearing Conference. 34. Oral Argument. 35-A. Written Opinions and Entry of Judgment in the Supreme court . 35-B. Written Opinions and Entry of Judgment in the court of Appeals. 36. Costs. 37. Interest on Judgments. 38. Damages for Frivolous Appeal. 39. Execution of Judgment in Criminal Cases. 40. Motion for Rehearing. 41. Issuance of Mandates; Stay of Mandate. 42. Voluntary Dismissal. 43. Substitution of Parties. 44. Questions Concerning Validity of Statutes and Orders. 45. Duties of the Clerk. 46. Admission, Withdrawal, and Discipline of Attorneys.
4 47. Prohibition Against Practice. 48. Appellate Procedure Following Denial of Waiver of Consent to Abortion. 48-A Confidential Cases and Sealed Filings. 48B. Proceedings on Motion for Disqualification of Trial Judge. 48C. Disqualification of Justices or Judges of the Appellate Courts. 49. Title. 50. Appellate Mediation. Appendix 1 Form 1. Appendix 1 Form 2. Appendix 1 Form 3. Appendix 1 Form 4. Appendix 1 Form 5. Appendix 1 Form 6. Appendix 2. Appendix 3. MISSISSIPPI Rules OF Appellate . PROCEDURE. Adopted Effective January 1, 1995. APPLICABILITY OF Rules . RULE 1. SCOPE OF Rules . These Rules govern procedure in appeals to the Supreme court of Mississippi and the court of Appeals of the State of Mississippi, and proceedings on petitions for writs or other relief which the Supreme court or the court of Appeals or a justice of the Supreme court or judge of the court of Appeals is empowered to grant.
5 When these Rules provide for the making of a motion in the trial court , the procedure for making such motion shall be in accordance with the practice of the trial court . Advisory Committee Historical Note Effective January 1, 1995, 1 replaced 1, embracing proceedings in the court of Appeals. 644-647 XXIII-XXIV (West 1994). [Adopted August 21, 1996.]. Comment Electronic filing in most Appellate matters became mandatory on January 1, 2014. Under Section of the Appellate E-Filing Administrative procedures , all briefs, motions, responses, and compliance documents .. must be filed electronically. Section 4 exempts sealed and confidential cases, pro se litigants, and documents other than briefs, motions, responses and compliance documents, all of which must be filed conventionally.
6 These Rules are not to be construed to extend or limit jurisdiction of the Supreme court , except that Rule 5 is intended to expand the occasions upon which the court may exercise its power to hear interlocutory appeals. See Southern Farm Bureau Cas. Ins. v. Holland, 469 So. 2d 55, 62-64 (Miss. 1985), (Anderson, J., concurring). The jurisdictional statute permits interlocutory appeals "in cases particularly provided for by law." Miss. Code Ann. 9-3-9 (Supp. 1994). These Rules are "law." See Newell v. State, 308 So. 2d 71 (Miss. 1975). Rules which provide for the making of a motion in the trial court include Rules 4(g), extension of time to appeal; 6, determination of in forma pauperis status; 8(b), stay on appeal to be first sought in trial court ; and 10(e) correction of record on appeal.
7 Trial court practice is governed by the Mississippi Rules of Civil Procedure, Mississippi Rules of Evidence, Mississippi Rules of Criminal Procedure, applicable uniform Rules , and local Rules where adopted pursuant to 83 or MRCrP The term "trial court " in these Rules includes a circuit or chancery court sitting as an Appellate court . Rule 46(b) concerning the admission of foreign attorneys governs admission in trial courts, in administrative agencies, and in the Appellate courts. The Mississippi Rules of Appellate Procedure, effective January 1, 1995, are based on the Mississippi Supreme court Rules and were adopted to include procedure in the court of Appeals of the State of Mississippi pursuant to Miss.
8 Code Ann. 9-4-1 et seq. (Supp. 1994). [Comment amended effective October 25, 2018, to address electronic filing.]. RULE 2. PENALTIES FOR NONCOMPLIANCE WITH Rules ;. SUSPENSION OF Rules . (a) Dismissal of Appeal. (1) Mandatory Dismissal. An appeal shall be dismissed if the notice of appeal was not timely filed pursuant to Rules 4 or 5. (2) Discretionary Dismissal. An appeal may be dismissed upon motion of a party or on motion of the appropriate Appellate court (i) when the court determines that there is an obvious failure to prosecute an appeal; or (ii) when a party fails to comply substantially with these Rules . When either court , on its own motion or on motion of a party, determines that dismissal may be warranted under this Rule 2(a)(2), the clerk of the Supreme court shall give written notice to the party in default, apprising the party of the nature of the deficiency.
9 If the party in default fails to correct the deficiency within fourteen (14) days after notification, the appeal shall be dismissed by the clerk of the Supreme court . The attorney for the party in default has the burden to correct promptly any deficiency or to see that the default is corrected by the appropriate official. Motions for additional time in which to file briefs will not be entertained after the notice of the deficiency has issued. (b) Other Sanctions. The Supreme court or the court of Appeals may, after reasonable notice given by the clerk of the Supreme court and opportunity to show cause to the contrary, and after hearing, if requested, impose such sanctions as may be appropriate on any party, court reporter, trial court clerk, or attorney who fails to comply with these Rules or any order issued pursuant to these Rules .
10 Trial court judges have concurrent jurisdiction to sanction any party, court reporter, trial court clerk, or attorney who fails to comply with Rules 3, 10, and 11. A copy of any such sanction order shall be served on the clerk of the Supreme court and may be reviewed by the Supreme court for abuse of discretion. (c) Suspension of Rules . In the interest of expediting decision, or for other good cause shown, the Supreme court or the court of Appeals may suspend the requirements or provisions of any of these Rules in a particular case on application of a party or on its own motion and may order proceedings in accordance with its direction. The time for taking an appeal under Rules 4 or 5 may be extended in criminal and post-conviction cases, but not in civil cases.