Upcoming Civil Legal Clinics

Free family law clinics are scheduled to assist low income people with family law matters including guardianships, adoptions, child support, custody, visitation, uncontested divorces, emancipation of minors and name changes. For more information about the subject matter of a particular clinic, and to determine eligibility for free legal assistance, call or e-mail the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission at 601-960-9581 or nmclaughlin@msbar.org, or the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project at 601-882-5001 or mvlp@mvlp.org.

Clinic Schedule:

More details will be posted later.

Cleveland, July 13, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bolivar County Courthouse, 200 Court Street. Topics include guardianships, no fault divorce, adoptions, simple wills, child visitation, agreed child support, name changes, birth certificate corrections, and emancipations. Spanish speaking services are available. Click here for more details. Click here for details in Spanish.

Booneville, July 23, 1 p.m., Prentiss County Courthouse;

Jackson, July 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hinds County Family Law and Expungement Clinic, Hinds Chancery Court, 316 South President Street, Third Floor. Topics include guardianship, divorce, visitation, custody, birth certificate corrections, emancipation and expungements. Pre-registration is required. The registration form is at this link: https://www.cognitoforms.com/MVLP1/ParticipantProSeClinicIntakeForm. Click here for more details.

Clarksdale, July 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Coahoma County Courthouse, 115 First Street. Topics include guardianships, no fault divorce, simple wills, child visitation, agreed child support, name changes, birth certificate corrections, and emancipations. Spanish speaking services are available. Click here for more details. Click here for details in Spanish.

Hancock, Harrison and Stone counties, July 29, details TBA;

Columbus, August 1, 1 p.m., Family Law clinic for uncontested matters for residents of Chickasaw, Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee, Oktibbeha and Webster counties; Lowndes County Courthouse, Columbus;

Hattiesburg, August 2, 9 a.m. to noon, Forrest County Chancery Courthouse, Guardianship Clinic. Residents of Forrest, Lamar, Marion, Pearl River and Perry counties may seek services.

Tunica, August 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tunica County Courthouse. Topics include guardianships, uncontested irreconcilable differences divorce, and wills. Residents of Bolivar, Coahoma, Leflore, Quitman, Tallahatchie and Tunica counties may seek services.

Rankin County, August 2, 8:30 a.m., Family Law Clinic, Rankin County Chancery Court, Brandon. People seeking services must preregister. Applications are available in Rankin County Chancery Clerk’s office. Topics include uncontested guardianships, uncontested child support, irreconcilable differences divorce, adult name change and simple minor name change.

Sunflower /Humphreys counties, August 8, location and time TBA. Topics include uncontested irreconcilable differences divorce, desertion divorce, uncontested guardianship and name change. People seeking services must preregister at this link: https://www.cognitoforms.com/MVLP1/ParticipantProSeClinicIntakeForm.

Marks, August 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Quitman County Courthouse. Topics include guardianships, uncontested irreconcilable differences divorce, and wills. Residents of Bolivar, Coahoma, Leflore, Quitman, Tallahatchie and Tunica counties may seek services.

Sumner, August 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tallahatchie County Courthouse. Topics include guardianships, uncontested irreconcilable differences divorce, and wills. Residents of Bolivar, Coahoma, Leflore, Quitman, Tallahatchie and Tunica counties may seek services.

Fulton, August 23, 1 p.m., Itawamba County Courthouse. Must be resident of Itawamba County;

Pascagoula, September 20, 10 a.m., Jackson County Courthouse, Pascagoula. Topics include uncontested divorces without children, name changes, and uncontested guardianships.

Lucedale, George and Greene counties, September 20, 10 a.m., George County Courthouse, Lucedale. Topics include uncontested divorces without children, name changes, and uncontested guardianships.

Greenville, September 26, 9 a.m., Pro Se Legal Clinic, Washington County Courthouse;

Iuka, September 30, 2 p.m., Tishomingo County Courthouse. Must be resident of Tishomingo County;

Jackson, October 24, Hinds County Expungement Clinic. Pre-registration is required.

Pontotoc, October 29, 3 p.m., Pontotoc County Chancery Building;

Tupelo, November 12, 1 p.m., Lee County Justice Center, Third Floor;

Sunflower /Humphreys counties, November 14, location and time TBA. Topics include uncontested irreconcilable differences divorce, desertion divorce, uncontested guardianship and name change. Pre-registration is required.

Greenville, December 12, 9 a.m., Pro Se Legal Clinic, Washington County Courthouse.