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Free Legal Clinic February 4 requires an appointment

Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP) and CABA (Capital Area Bar Association MS) are bringing Hinds County residents a free clinic where they can receive legal advice and assistances with divorces, name changes, visitation, custody, guardianships, birth certificate corrections and emancipations.

Participants must be a Hinds County resident and only one matter will be allowed per person.

Appointments may be made between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Call the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project at 601-882-5001 to schedule an appointment.

The clinic will be held at Hinds County Chancery Court located at 316 South President Street, Jackson MS 39201.

About MVLP (from their website):

The Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit legal aid organization. Formed in 1982, MVLP is the nation's first formal association of a state bar association, the Mississippi Bar Association, and the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). MVLP's long-standing relationship with the Mississippi Bar and the LSC has resulted in a professional and productive partnership, with attorneys unselfishly offering their time and talents to serve Mississippi's poor and less fortunate.

Even before completing its first year of operation, MVLP was cited by the American Bar Association and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association as the country's single most outstanding program among state Bar associations.

Since 1982, MVLP has helped thousands of clients with a wide array of legal matters. More recently, the organization has narrowed its services to assisting clients with domestic matters, exclusively. MVLP is grateful to its volunteers for the sacrifices they make to change the lives of those in need. Without the contributions and support of volunteers and partners, MVLP could not have reached out to so many Mississippians in the broader effort to ensure equal access to justice for all.




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