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Free Virtual Expungement Workshop for MS Residents on June 1, 2021


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The Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP) and Magnolia Bar Association will host a free virtual expungement workshop on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 to assist individuals

with their felony and misdemeanor expungement matters. The workshop begins at 12:00 p.m. with presentations to discuss the following: expungement laws in Mississippi; proper protocol when pulled over by police; and voting rights for ex-offenders. Participants will also find out if their charges are eligible for an expungement. If eligible, participants will be contacted to receive legal court documents prepared by licensed Mississippi attorneys and/or legal advice on their matter.


Participants can join the workshop by phone: 1 (312) 626-6799 Access Code: 601 960 9577 or online at https://us06web.zoom.us/j/6019609577. Pre-registration is encouraged. Interested participants should pre-register at http://www.mvlp.org/clinics/.


Participants must have the following documents available to receive services:

  •  Your driver’s license or state-issued ID

For Misdemeanor Charges

- Abstract of Court Record

(obtained from municipal/justice court in the city where the

charges were received)

- Proof of Payment of Fine/Fees


For Felony Charges

- Sentencing Order or Dismissal Order

(obtained from Circuit Court in the county where the

charges were received)

- Indictment

- Discharge Order (if probation time served)

- Proof of Payment of Fine/Fees


The virtual expungement workshop is co-sponsored by MVLP, The Magnolia Bar Association, Office of the State Public Defender, the Mississippi Public Defenders’ Association, and Mississippi Association for Justice.


The legal clinics are pro se clinics, meaning the individuals who attend and receive services from the attorneys are empowered to handle their legal matters in court on their own. The clinics are designed to assist self-represented litigants in preparing to go to court. MVLP has helped nearly 400 litigants a year through the pro se legal clinics. In 2020, MVLP served approximately 700 Mississippi residents through

referrals, direct representation, advice, and legal clinics.


For more information on MVLP or the legal clinics, please contact 601-882-5001 or visit www.mvlp.org.



About MVLP

The Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP) is a 501(c) (3) legal nonprofit entity that was formed as a collaboration between the Mississippi Bar Association and the Legal Services Corporation to provide free legal services to low-income residents of Mississippi, for nearly forty years. Founded on the belief that everyone should have access to courts, MVLP’s early efforts of reaching those in need were accomplished exclusively through directly representing clients. MVLP currently assists clients with civil legal matters, primarily in the following areas: uncontested divorces, emancipations, simple wills, power of attorney, advance healthcare directives, adoptions, guardianships, name changes, birth certificate corrections, conservatorships, and expungement matters.















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