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    Legal Services

    MIssissippi's Legal Services Resource Center
    MSLegalServices.org is a guide to free civil legal services for low-income persons and seniors in Mississippi. Here you can locate information on all of the free legal aid programs in Mississippi, including basic eligibility and contact information. We also have links to related sites on the web and legal education documents that give you basic information on a number of legal problems. Our goal is to provide you with user friendly internet access to basic legal information. Additionally, we have included links to useful social services resources in Mississippi. This guide is a free service which is made possible through the generosity of the Legal Services Corporation and our partners and friends from the civil legal and social services community. The web site was created by Pro Bono.net and is maintained by staff at the Mississippi Legal Services Coalition.


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    Free Legal Aid Mississippi
    Free legal aid Mississippi agencies work with law firms and domestic abuse agencies to provide representation and other supportive services to low-income residents.
    About 1,600 attorneys, law school faculty, paralegals, law students, and others in the legal community serve low-income clients or do pro bono work for the low-income with a recognized organization in Mississippi. These programs assist more than 5,000 poor residents each year.
    SOME CASES HANDLED FOR THOSE WHO QUALIFY: Bankruptcy, Divorce, Termination of Parental Rights, Adoption, Child Custody, Birth Certificate Corrections, Paternity, Domestic Violence, Guardianship of Minors, AIDS/HIV, Education, Name Change, Elder Law, Employment, Accident Defense, Consumer, Health, Housing, Individual Rights, Juvenile, Real Estate, Wills, Torts, Property Damage.


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    LSC is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation. Established in 1974, LSC operates as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that promotes equal access to justice and provides grants for high-quality civil legal assistance to low-income Americans. LSC distributes about 95 percent of its total funding to 135 independent nonprofit legal aid programs with more than 900 offices throughout the nation. LSC promotes equal access to justice by awarding grants to legal services providers through a competitive grants process; conducting compliance reviews and program visits to oversee program quality and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements as well as restrictions that accompany LSC funding; and by providing training and technical assistance to programs. LSC encourages programs to leverage limited resources by partnering and collaborating with other funders of civil legal aid, including state and local governments, IOLTA, access to justice commissions, the private bar, philanthropic foundations, and the business community. The Corporation is headed by a bipartisan board of directors whose 11 members are appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.


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    Pro Bono & Public Service
    This is a resource from the American Bar Association. They have a standing committee established to encourage attorneys to give back to their communities. You can find facilities in every state and typically the people answering the phones are attorneys as well.


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    Free Legal Aid Mississippi
    Free legal aid Mississippi agencies work with law firms and domestic abuse agencies to provide representation and other supportive services to low-income residents.

    About 1,600 attorneys, law school faculty, paralegals, law students, and others in the legal community serve low-income clients or do pro bono work for the low-income with a recognized organization in Mississippi. These programs assist more than 5,000 poor residents each year.


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