Administrative Office of Courts
Free family law clinics set for March and April around north Mississippi
March 28, 2016
Free family law clinic are scheduled during March and April in Chancery Courts in Lee, Union, Monroe and DeSoto counties. 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.
Participants must be screened in advance before attending a legal clinic. Screening determines 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/.
The legal clinics will be hosted by the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project and local attorneys from each community.
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.