Legal assistance to needy threatened by budget cuts
TUPELO — A legal aid office for poor people in North Mississippi faces closing down because of the budget cuts Congress is imposing.
Ben Cole, the executive director of the North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, said the Tupelo office or another one in North Mississippi may have to close.
The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports NMRLS provides legal assistance for poor people with civil problems such as evictions, divorce and child custody issues.
Cole said the board of the NMRLS is considering closing a branch office. There are five offices serving 39 counties. The offices are in Clarksdale, Oxford, Greenville, Tupelo and West Point.
The agency’s 25-member board is scheduled to meet Aug. 27 and budget cuts are on its agenda.
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