Administrative Office of Courts
Free family law clinic set for March 31 in Gulfport
March 21, 2016
A free family law clinic is scheduled for 2 p.m. March 31 at the Harrison County Courthouse in Gulfport. Low income people will be provided with free legal assistance with adoptions, conservatorships and guardianships, irreconcilable differences divorces, emancipations and name changes. Only uncontested matters are eligible to be handled.
The legal clinic will be hosted by the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project and the Harrison County Bar Association.
Participants must be screened before the clinic to determine if they qualify for free services. Contact MVLP at 601-960-9577, or submit an online clinic intake form from this link: http://www.mvlp.net/%20pro-se-legal-clinic-intake-form%20/.
MVLP has legal clinics scheduled throughout the state from March through December. The topics to be covered by the clinics may vary by location. Contact MVLP at 601-960-9577 with questions. The MVLP legal clinic schedule currently includes:
Volunteer attorneys will assist applicants in preparing documents. The attorneys will explain the proceedings, provide general information and answer questions. The attorneys are not obligated to file documents and accompany clinic participants to the courtroom, but some may choose to do so. The expectation is that individuals will be given adequate information to be able to represent themselves in court.