Ole Miss law school sets up free legal clinic

August 27, 2013

Legal Affairs

OXFORD, Miss. – A University of Mississippi program that provides free legal assistance to low-income people is teaming with the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyer Project for a clinic to help qualifying Lafayette county residents with family law matters.

6134law_booksThe clinic, set for 1-4 p.m. Sept. 5 at the UM School of Law, will help participants prepare court documents for divorce, custody, child support, name changes and emancipations. The event is organized by the law school’s Pro Bono Initiative.

Attorneys and law students will be available to help income-eligible persons to draw up the necessary court documents and to explain how to present their cases in court. Participation is limited to Lafayette County residents with an annual income of less than $14,363 for an individual, less than $19,388 for a household of two, or less than $29,438 for a household of four.

To find out if you are eligible for this service, you must call 601-950-9577 by Aug. 30. The program does not accept walk-ins. Please reference the Oxford Family Law Clinic when you call.

Source: University of Mississippi School of Law

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