Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Center for Justice’

MDHS postpones implementation of new TANF law; awaits hearing

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Human Services (MDHS) has agreed to a request to delay the implementation of House Bill 49, a law that would require TANF applicants to complete a questionnaire and possibly be drug tested, until the end of a public hearing comment period. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), American Civil […] [...]

State port could land two new tenants; details pending

GULFPORT — The executive director of the Port of Gulfport says the facility could sign deals with two prospective tenants in the next six months. The Sun-Herald reports that news of the prospective tenants was revealed in a status report on a $570-million state restoration project at the port. It says the projects would open […] [...]

Bergmark honored

by Published: October 30,2011

Tags: Martha Bergmark, Mississippi Center for Justice

The founding president and CEO of the Mississippi Center for Justice has been honored by the White House. The recognition for Martha Bergmark comes through President Barack Obama’s “Winning the Future” initiative. Bergmark participated Oct. 13 in a discussion with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Senior Counselor for Access to Justice Mark Childress and other […] [...]

Delta housing lawsuit settlement reached

GREENVILLE — A lawsuit challenging rent increases at apartments owned by the South Delta Regional Housing Authority has been settled. The case was to go to trial in August in federal court in Greenville. Mississippi Center for Justice, which represented the tenants, tells the Delta Democrat Times that the settlement terms are confidential. The lawsuit […] [...]

Center for Justice aids spill victims

Many BP oil disaster victims, like shrimp and oyster harvesters, have turned in claims paperwork to the Gulf Coast Claims Facility, only to have it rejected due to inadequate documentation. Many don’t have the financial resources to hire private lawyers and some may also lack the educational background to be able to handle the paperwork […] [...]

Bergmark to receive ABA award

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation will recognize Martha Bergmark of Jackson, with the annual John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award for her contributions to public service. Bergmark, president and CEO of the Mississippi Center for Justice, is being recognized for her advocacy, leadership and commitment to equal justice. She worked at […] [...]

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