Pro Bono News
Free Family Law Clinics Scheduled Across the State (MS)
Wednesday, June 05, 2019
- The Star-Herald
Free Family Law Clinics Scheduled Across the State
"More than 20 free family law clinics are scheduled around the state, and many more are expected to be held this year to help poor people resolve civil legal issues.
The Access to Justice Commission and the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project are working to schedule free civil legal assistance clinics for residents of all 82 counties, as they did in 2018.
Chancellor Jacqueline Mask of Tupelo, co-chair of the Access to Justice Commission, signed orders in a variety of family law cases on March 4 in Union County Chancery Court in New Albany during the First Chancery District first free clinic this year. Eight more free legal clinics are scheduled at a rate of one a month throughout that district that includes Alcorn, Itawamba, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tishomingo and Union counties.
“We are trying to assure that our legal system is reaching out and meeting the needs of people that are at or below the poverty line,” Judge Mask said. “Clearly the need is there by the numbers that have been assisted.”..."