Mississippi Center for Justice

The Mississippi Center for Justice is a nonprofit, public interest law firm committed to advancing racial and economic justice. Supported and staffed by attorneys, community leaders and volunteers, the Center develops and pursues strategies to combat discrimination and poverty statewide.

The Mississippi Center for Justice relies on a dedicated network of attorneys from a wide range of practice areas to support our legal advocacy work throughout the state. Attorneys who give of their time to advance the social justice environment in Mississippi not only improve the lives and living conditions of people in Mississippi, but they often improve themselves in the process.

  • State(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Mississippi
  • Area of law: Civil Rights, Community Development, Consumer, Debt/Credit/Bankruptcy, Disability, Disaster and Crisis Assistance, Education, Employment, Environmental, Foreclosure, Health, Housing, Public Benefits, Expungement
  • Populations Served: Children, Communities of Color, Elderly, General Public, Low Income, Micro-enterprises, Persons with Disabilities, State Residents, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Mentors, Senior Lawyers
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Flexible
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • Training / Supervision Comments: CLE credit may be available for training. Please verify with your trainer.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: Yes
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Types of projects in need of Pro Bono help: Client counseling (e.g., brief advice), Client intake and screening, Draft legal documents (e.g., briefs), Legal Research, Legislative or policy advocacy, Litigation: Class actions, Litigation: Impact, Litigation: Support (e.g., discovery), Litigation: Trial/Direct Representation, Mentor volunteer lawyers or law students, Transactional work
  • Long Distance Opportunities: Conduct Research, Draft or Translate Legal Documents, Mentor Volunteer Lawyers
  • Other Long Distance Opportunities: With the approval from the Bar, out-of-state volunteers can represent clients without the requirement of local co-counsel or pro hac vice admission.
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: Yes
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