Legislative Update: Affidavit of Scrivener’s Error

HB 1351 amends Section 89-5-8 of the Mississippi to provide that an affidavit of scrivener’s error must recite the Mississippi bar number of the affiant attorney and include a statement that the affiant is in good standing with the Mississippi Bar, is licensed to practice law in the State of Mississippi, and that the attorney’s license is active at the time of making the affidavit. If an affidavit of scrivener’s error is recorded that does not meet these requirements, the affidavit is void.