Maintains records of and is the focal point for the orderly flow of
paperwork through the Circuit Court, County Court and Juvenile
Court. This includes filing the cases, petitions, all pleadings and
orders, issuing all writs, summonses, subpoenas and commitments.
● Assists the County Attorney and District Attorney in preparing dockets for an organizing of the Grand Jury terms, filing indictments and issuing all copies, keeping records of all bonds and bond fees, receipting all fines, court costs, restitution and garnishment proceeds and disbursing same monthly. The Clerk is also the custodian of all court exhibits. The Clerk maintains trial dockets and provides the court various information such as cases with no activity within the previous twelve months and no process within 120 days. The clerk prepares the appeal records for the Mississippi Supreme Court and provides the Supreme Court with statistics annually.
● The Clerk keeps the minutes of the circuit, county and youth courts, is custodian of the Judgment rolls and maintains numerous other dockets prescribed by statute, assists in completion of forms for court appointed attorneys and notifies members of the bar or public defenders of appointments.
● The Clerk issues all jury summonses for all courts, works with the court in handling juror excuses and assists the court impaneling jurors, gives oaths and keeps records of all juror attendance and payroll. The Clerk also swears witnesses.