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Legal services for poor to cut staff, clients

JACKSON — A lack of funding has prompted a legal services program for the poor to make cuts staff and reduce the number of people for whom it handles cases. Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project executive director Shirley Williams tells The Clarion-Ledger her program’s annual budget, which also includes funding from other sources, has dropped from about $700,000 in 2011 to ...

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NMRLS to stay in Oxford, but closing in Tupelo

OXFORD — North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, which provides legal help for low-income families, will remain in Oxford but will close an office in Tupelo. The NMRLS board of directors this past week voted to close the Tupelo office due to a lack of funding. “We were considering closing the Oxford office and combining it with Tupelo. However, we decided ...

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