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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.

The schedule is:
March 29, Tupelo, Lee County Chancery Court;
March 30, New Albany, Union County Chancery Court;
April 6, Aberdeen, Monroe County Chancery Court;
April 27, Hernando, DeSoto County Chancery Court;

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.
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:

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.

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