Chaney requires a scheduling order to be entered in all
civil matters. All
civil matters should be completed within eighteen (18)
months from the filing date absent unusual
you receive a correspondence requesting a scheduling
order and/or trial setting be entered, and no response
to that request is received by the deadline given, the
Court, at that time, will enter a scheduling order
and/or trial setting for you.
status conference may be scheduled in any civil matter
as the Court deems appropriate.
proposed orders, for all counties, can be forwarded to
Judge M. James Chaney, Jr., Attn: Court Administrator, Post
Office Box 351, Vicksburg, MS 39181.
All Agreed Orders must contain all
you have difficulty obtaining a signature for a hearing,
file the proper motion and schedule a hearing date.
Chaney does not have “Motion Hearing" Days.
If there is availability on the docket, a hearing
can be scheduled. Because
availability changes frequently, you must contact the
Court Administrator to schedule a motion hearing.
Once a hearing is scheduled, please forward a
copy of the motion and Notice of Hearing to the Court
a hearing needs to be cancelled, please forward in
writing, a letter or Notice of Cancellation to that
effect and the hearing will be removed from the docket.
You can forward your letter or notice via email,
mail, or facsimile. You will receive a confirmation via
e-mail that the hearing has been removed from the
to the Uniform Rules of Circuit and County Court
Practice, be sure to forward a copy of any motion and/or
brief filed with the clerk’s office to the Judge’s
is not required, only suggested, if the parties agree that
mediation would be helpful in resolving the matter.
If mediation is agreed upon, notify the Court
Administrator in writing, and the Court will enter an
Order to Mediate. The
Court follows the Court Annexed Mediation Rules of Civil
Litigation adopted and implemented by the Mississippi
schedule a trial for a civil matter, please review the
Court Calendar for availability.
Judge Chaney requires that a second and first
setting (in that order) be scheduled.
all counsel has agreed upon a date(s), the Court
Administrator must be notified so that your date(s) can
be reserved on the trial calendar.
Judge Chaney requires that an Agreed Order
Setting Trial be entered, and if said order is not
received within two (2) weeks of notifying the Court
Administrator of the agreed trial date(s), the case will
be removed from the trial docket.
your case settles and has already been placed on the
trial calendar, please forward a letter explaining same
to the Court Administrator and the trial will be removed
from the calendar.
request a trial continuance, the proper motion must be
filed and a hearing scheduled.
Chaney requires that a Pre-Trial Order be entered
to Judge Chaney's office via e-mail, fax, or mail no
later than a date agreed upon by the parties and
included in the Scheduling Order. As the trial date
approaches, the Court will forward a letter to all
parties advising of pre-trial deadlines and the date for
a pre-trial conference to be held.
are very fortunate to have the JAVS Evidence
Presentation System in the Warren County Courtroom.
If you need to ‘practice’ or need a demonstration, please contact the
Should you wish to use a PowerPoint presentation, you
must bring your own laptop. Our equipment does not
contain a PowerPoint presentation system.
Presentation System operation
manual is available for download.