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In Legal Terms: Justice Court

It’s election day – I hope you’ll exercise your civic duty and vote. Our guest is an elected official that is NOT up for re-election just now – it’s Hinds County Justice Court Judge Kenny Lewis. We’ve also got Justice Court Clerk Patricia Woods.


https://courts.ms.gov/trialcourts/justicecourt/justicecourt.php

Judge Kenny Lewis http://www.hindscountyms.com/court-systems/justice-court-judges/district-4

Justice Court Clerk Patricia Woods http://www.hindscountyms.com/departments/justice-court


Manual for Justice Court: https://mjc.olemiss.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/134/2020/06/Manual-for-Mississippi-Justice-Courts-2021.pdf

Training from Judicial College. Our podcast 10/29/2019 In Legal Terms: MS Judicial College http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/in-legal-terms-ms-judicial-college

Mississippi Center for Justice https://mscenterforjustice.org/

Podcast: 1/15/2019 In Legal Terms: League of Women Voters http://inlegalterms.mpbonline.org/episodes/in-legal-terms-league-of-women-voters


https://www.sos.ms.gov/content/documents/ed_pubs/pubs/2021JD/Entire%20Directory%20and%20Court%20Calendar.pdf


If you get to the poll and don’t have your current ID:

https://www.sos.ms.gov/sites/default/files/voter_id/expired_form.pdf

https://sos.ms.gov/press/november-8-election-day-reminders

https://www.sos.ms.gov/sites/default/files/voter_id/What_if_I_dont_have.pdf


After you go to sos.ms.gov to see what your races are https://sos.ms.gov/elections-voting/polling-place-locator you can go to vote 411.org The League of Women voters sent out questionnaires to candidates. They’ve put word for word the responses. Learn a little bit about your judges – who took the time to reply – so you’ll be an informed voter. 

https://www.vote411.org/




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