Administrative Office of Courts
Access to Justice Commission to meet December 7
The Mississippi Access to Justice Commission will meet on Monday, Dec. 7, to discuss its priorities for action in 2010 through 2012. The meeting will be held at the Mississippi Bar Center at 643 North State Street in Jackson. Members will have lunch at 11:30 a.m. The meeting will convene at noon.
Items on the agenda include:
The Access to Justice Commission was created by the Mississippi Supreme Court in June 2006 to develop a unified strategy to improve poor people’s access to the civil courts. The Commission is tasked to investigate the need for civil legal services to the poor in Mississippi, and to evaluate, develop and recommend policies, programs and initiatives which will assist the judiciary in meeting the civil legal services needs of the poor.
The Access to Justice Commission works to address civil legal representation of the poor. It does not deal with indigent criminal defense issues.