Please note that this site and the calendar have been discontinued. The new 15th Circuit Court website and calendar can be found at www.circuit15.org.

News & Announcments

  1. Judge Harrell - Lawrence County Docket - December 2013 posted on November 26, 2013 05:44 PM
  2. CALENDAR DISCONTINUED posted on November 08, 2013 08:34 AM
  3. NEW WEBSITE LINK posted on November 08, 2013 08:32 AM
  4. Judge Harrell - Civil Docket - Pearl River - November 2013 posted on November 08, 2013 08:30 AM
  5. Judge Harrell Criminal Docket - Pearl River - November 2013 posted on November 08, 2013 08:29 AM
  6. Judge Harrell - Memo to public defenders and criminal defense attorneys posted on October 01, 2013 04:59 PM
  7. Judge Harrell - Marion County Criminal Docket - October 2013 posted on September 26, 2013 05:32 PM
  8. Judge Harrell Hearing Dates posted on September 19, 2013 09:49 AM
  9. Judge Harrell 2014 Court Calendar posted on September 04, 2013 02:55 PM
  10. Judge Harrell - Jefferson Davis County Civil & Criminal Dockets - September 2013 Term posted on September 04, 2013 09:41 AM

Welcome to the Fifteenth Circuit Court District of Mississippi

The State of Mississippi is divided into 22 Circuit Court Districts. The Fifteenth Judicial District is comprised of the following five counties: Jefferson Davis, Lamar, Lawrence, Marion, and Pearl River.

The State of Mississippi's Trial Court System consists of two general jurisdiction courts (circuit and chancery) and three limited jurisdiction courts (county, justice, and municipal). Circuit Courts have original jurisdiction over all civil and criminal matters not vested in another court. Most circuit court cases are heard by juries although some circumstances may permit bench trials. As opposed to Circuit Court, Chancery Court is a court of limited jurisdiction with the majority of cases involving domestic disputes, such as divorce, child custody and support, followed by probate and estate matters. For a diagram depicting the Mississippi Court system click here.

The Circuit Court of the Fifteenth Judicial District endeavors to keep the attorneys in this district informed, and to that end welcomes suggestions and input for this website. Moreover, it is the hope of the Court, that this website will be utilized by interested parties as well as the general public. For your convenience, the website includes contact information for the District Attorney's Office, Probation, Court Staff, and the Circuit Clerks.

Jefferson Davis County
  is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 13,962. It is named in honor of Mississippi Senator and Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Its county seat is Prentiss. The county was carved out of Covington and Lawrence Counties on March 1906. Governor James K. Vardaman signed the bill creating the county on May 9, 1906. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 409 square miles (1,059.3 km2), of which 408 square miles (1,056.7 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.17%) is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 39,070 people, 14,396 households, and 10,725 families residing in the county. The population density was 79 people per square mile (30/km2). There were 15,433 housing units at an average density of 31 per square mile (12/km2). Source Wikipedia.

Lamar County
  is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. It is part of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. As of 2010, the population was 55,658. Its county seat is Purvis. Named for the post-Civil War Mississippi statesman Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus Lamar, the county was carved out of Marion County to the west in 1904. It is largely a rural county, except for its northeast quarter, which is within the Hattiesburg metropolitan area. As of the census of 2000, there were 39,070 people, 14,396 households, and 10,725 families residing in the county. The population density was 79 people per square mile (30/km2). There were 15,433 housing units at an average density of 31 per square mile (12/km2). Source Wikipedia.

Lawrence County
  is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 13,258. Its county seat is Monticello. Lawrence County is named for the naval hero James Lawrence. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 436 square miles (1,129.2 km2), of which 431 square miles (1,116.3 km2) is land and 5 square miles (12.9 km2) (1.17%) is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 13,258 people, 5,040 households, and 3,749 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile (12/km2). There were 5,688 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5/km2). Source Wikipedia.

Marion County
  is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of 2000, the population was 25,595. Its county seat is Columbia. Marion County is named for American Revolutionary War guerilla leader Francis Marion. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 549 square miles (1,421 km2), of which, 542 square miles (1,405 km2) of it is land and 6 square miles (16 km2) of it (1.14%) is water. As of the census of 2000, there were 25,595 people, 9,336 households, and 6,880 families residing in the county. The population density was 47 people per square mile (18/km2). There were 10,395 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km2). Source Wikipedia.

Pearl River County
  is a county located in the U.S. state of Mississippi. The population was 48,621 at the 2000 census. Its county seat is Poplarville. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 819 square miles (2,121 km2), of which, 811 square miles (2,101 km2) of it is land and 8 square miles (20 km2) of it (0.93%) is water. The census estimates of 2006 place the county population over 57,000 and place it among the 10 fastest growing counties in the U.S. As of the census of 2000, there were 48,621 people, 18,078 households, and 13,576 families residing in the county. The population density was 60 people per square mile (23/km2). There were 20,610 housing units at an average density of 25 per square mile (10/km2). Source Wikipedia.