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What We Do

The Mississippi Commission of Judicial Performance (Commission) was created in 1979 by the Mississippi Legislature and the voters of the State of Mississippi by constitutional amendment. It was created for the following purpose:

  • To enforce the standards of judicial conduct,
  • To inquire into judicial liability and conduct,
  • To protect the public from judicial misconduct and disabled judges, and
  • To protect the judiciary from unfounded allegations.

All proceedings before the Commission are of a civil nature, not criminal, as the​ purpose of the Commission is to be rehabilitative and educational as well as disciplinary.

Contact The Commission

Mississippi Commission on Judicial Performance
660 North Street, Suite 104
Jackson, MS 39202
Telephone: (601) 359-1273 • Fax: (601) 354-6277


Mississippi Constitution of 1890, as amended, Section 177A; Mississippi Code Annotated, Section 9-19-1 (1972).