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Free family law clinic offered March 1 in Jackson


Free family law clinic offered March 1 in Jackson

A free family law clinic is scheduled for March 1, 9 a.m. to noon on the Third Floor of the Hinds County Chancery Court, 316 South President Street in Jackson.


 Low-income residents of Hinds County who qualify for free legal assistance can receive help with uncontested no-fault divorce, visitation, child custody, guardianships and name changes.


 Volunteer lawyers will provide legal assistance to people who can’t afford to hire an attorney. Attorneys will help clients prepare documents, give limited legal advice and help them get ready to go to court.


 Participants must be residents of Hinds County and must be screened for eligibility based on income. Participant must register and make an appointment by calling the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project at 601-882-5001 or by visiting the MVLP website at http://www.mvlp.net https://www.mvlp.org/clinics.


 The clinic is sponsored by the Hinds County Chancery Court, the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, the Capital Area Bar Association and Mission First.


The Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project and the Access to Justice Commission have scheduled free civil legal assistance clinics in other areas of the state. A list of free civil legal clinics  is at this link: https://courts.ms.gov/Legal/CivilLegal.php.




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