Mishpatim contains 53 mitzvot touching almost every aspect of Jewish life.
Included in this parsha are the basis for laws concerning Jewish servants, relations between parents and children, civil fines, monetary obligations of borrowers, renters, owners of animals or utensils which damage persons or their property, and the responsibility citizens owe to the public welfare.
There are prohibitions against witchcraft, against shaming or defrauding the true convert, the widow, the orphan, and the poor. There are requirements to lend money to Jews in need. We are commanded not to blaspheme against G-d, and not to curse the judges of the Bait Din.
Many kashrut (kosher) laws are included, as are procedural matters in courts of law insure that all who stand before the court will be treated fairly. Circumstantial evidence may not decide the law. Only direct and incontrovertible testimony of witnesses is admissible. We must assist a fellow Jew to unload an animal struggling under its load.
Agricultural requirements of the Shmittah (Sabbatical) year are included. Shabbat and Yom Tov laws are here. Strict prohibitions are enacted against making a treaty with the 7 Canaanite nations and against introducing any form of idol-worship.
G-d reminds the nation that their well-being in Eretz Yisroel will depend directly on their loyalty to His Torah. After the Giving of the Aseret Hadibrot, Moses is called back to Mount Sinai for 40 days and nights.