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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:

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:

March 23, Washington County;
March 29, Lee County;
March 30, Union County;
March 31, Harrison County;
April 6, Monroe County;
April 8, Lafayette County;
April 25, Warren County;
April 27, DeSoto County;
April 29, Madison County;
June 15, Washington County;
July 5, Lee County Guardianship Clinic;
July 6, Union County;
July 13, DeSoto County;
July 18, Alcorn County;
July 19, Tishomingo County;
July 22, Itawamba County;
September 21, Washington County;
September 26, Pontotoc County;
September 27, Prentiss County;
October 6, Lafayette County;
October 24, Hinds County;
October 26, DeSoto County;
November 15, Lee County;
November 29, Alcorn County;
December 21, Washington County;
December 28, DeSoto County.

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.