Justice Kenny Griffis sworn in for state of Mississippi new term


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JACKSON, Miss. (BRPROUD) – The State of Mississippi Judiciary Administrative Office of Courts has sworn in Associate Justice Kenny Griffis on Monday, Jan. 3 at the Mississippi Supreme Court by Chief Justice Mike Randolph.

Justice Griffis was appointed to the Supreme Court on Feb. 1, 2019, and was elected to an eight-year term on Nov. 3, 2020. The elected position is one of two on the Supreme Court which have a 14-month delay between the time of election and the beginning of the elective term, according to the release.

“I’m proud for the opportunity to continue to serve,” Justice Griffis said.

He earned accounting and law degrees from the University of Mississippi. He serves as an adjunct professor of law at the Mississippi College School of Law and the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Justice Griffis also previously served on the Court of Appeals for 16 years and was that court’s Chief Judge at the time he was appointed to the Supreme Court.

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