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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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Adams and Reese increases pro bono hours

JACKSON — In 2010, Adams and Reese performed a total of 6,300 pro bono hours for more than 100 different pro bono project organizations and causes throughout the nation. The 2010 total was an 18 percent increase from the 5,314 pro bono hours in 2009. The recent pro bono output has catapulted Adams and Reese to the national spotlight, with ...

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Baker Donelson expands pro bono program

JACKSON — The law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, has revised its pro bono policy in a move that could significantly increase the number of hours that its nearly 550 attorneys spend providing free legal services to people of limited means. The firm has implemented a new pro bono policy that provides billable hour credit to ...

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