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Bergmark honored

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 White House officials. The discussion ...

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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 on their own. Enter the ...

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BankPlus program offers alternative to payday loan

CreditPlus gains praise from experts as way to serve struggling borrowers BankPlus is winning applause across the state for its CreditPlus small-dollar loan program designed an alternative to payday loans. The loans are also designed to help borrowers pay off existing payday loans at a 5 percent interest rate, far lower than rates of the 985 licensed payday lenders in ...

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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 the Legal Services Corporation in ...

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