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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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Attorney: Perjury case could create 'chaos' in legal system

JACKSON — A retired Navy captain and doctor who pleaded guilty to charges of drunken driving and having cocaine is now charged with perjury in a case that legal observers and even four members of the Mississippi Supreme Court say could set a dangerous legal precedent. Before he pleaded guilty to the charges, prosecutors claim David Conwill, 61, was captured ...

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Myers retiring from Appeals Court, committee seeks replacement

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI — The Governor’s Judicial Advisory Committee is conducting a search to replace Justice William Myers, who will retire from the Mississippi Court of Appeals Dec. 31. Myers holds the District 5, Position 1 seat on the state’s second highest court. The district includes Forrest, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Lamar, Pearl River, Perry, Stone and parts of Wayne ...

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