Posts Tagged ‘Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project’

Ex-director of MVLP pleads guilty to stealing federal money

JACKSON — The former executive director of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project has pleaded guilty to the theft of federal funds. Prospectors say 47-year-old Shirley Mae Williams of Jackson entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Jackson. A criminal information alleges that from January 2009 through December 2012, Williams used less $1,000 in federal […] [...]

The law, running and charity — John Dollarhide counts JYL award as highest honor

John Dollarhide won his share of awards as a college student at two institutions of higher learning, but the young attorney with Ridgeland-based Butler | Snow especially cherishes his latest recognition. The Jackson Young Lawyers Association (JYL) recently presented Dollarhide with its Outstanding Service Award. He was singled out specifically for his work to promote […] [...]

State bar foundation says legal help for the poor is one of its major accomplishments

The Mississippi Bar Foundation, a non-profit organization founded 50 years ago to improve the administration of justice in Mississippi, has a bevy of accomplishments to its credit. Significant especially in a state with the lowest per capita income in the country, the Foundation has provided $12.5 million in financial support to provide legal help for […] [...]

Baltz named ‘MVP’

Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC attorney Melissa Baltz has been named one of 10 MVPs by the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP). Baltz is a member of the firm’s Pharmaceutical, Medical Device and Healthcare Industry Team and e-discovery task force. She focuses her practice on medical liability defense and drug and medical device […] [...]

Attorneys, students honored for service

On Oct. 27, a reception was held honoring attorneys, law firms and students who have given free legal services to assist low-income people. The event was part of the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project’s celebration of National Pro Bono Week. Individual attorneys honored were Mississippi Bar immediate past president George Fair, Patricia Herlihy, Bradley C. Moody, […] [...]

Graves remains passionate about children

    Tiffany Graves is an associate at the Jackson firm Watkins & Eager, PLLC, where she works as a corporate employer litigator and counselor, but she remains passionate about the state’s underserved children.   Graves, who grew up in Winchester, Va., and obtained her law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, […] [...]

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