Jess H. Dickinson

Judge, Key Voice (Mississippi)
Presiding Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court and a charter member of the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission.
Tags: Access to Justice Commissions

Links: Link to bio | (Current as of: October 13, 2014)

Jess H. Dickinson is Presiding Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court. His service on the Supreme Court began in January 2004. His first year on the Court, Justice Dickinson was awarded the Chief Justice Award for his work in advancing the administration of justice. He again received the Chief Justice Award in 2010 for his work on improving access to justice for the poor in Mississippi. In 2009, the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project awarded Justice Dickinson its Pro Bono Pioneer Award. Justice Dickinson has served on the adjunct faculty of William Carey College and Mississippi College School of Law where, in 2009, he was elected by the law students as Adjunct Professor of the Year. He is a charter member of the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission.



Just Having A Great Constitution Is Not What Makes America Great

Jess H. Dickinson
Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service
May 29, 2012
Powerful speech by Mississippi Supreme Court Presiding Justice Jess Dickinson. Emphasizes that all must have access to justice for America to remain great.

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LSC 2014 Congressional Briefing – Litigants Without Lawyers: Equal Justice Under Threat in State Courts

James J. Sandman, Nathan L. Hecht, Jess H. Dickinson, Janice Holder, Carol W. Hunstein
Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
May 21, 2014
LSC hosted a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill. Four state supreme court justices discussed the growing problem of unrepresented litigants and its impact on the court-system.

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