Other places to find legal help and information

Mission First Legal Aid Office

www.missionfirst.org 
601-608-0056

The Mission First Legal Aid Office was established as a partnership between the Mississippi College School of Law and Mission First. It provides legal services and counsel to underserved residents of Jackson whose household income is less than 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.  For more information about the services provided by this organization, click herehere and here.  

Counties Served: Hinds, Madison and Rankin

Mississippi Center for Justice

www.mscenterforjustice.org
601-352-2269

The Mississippi Center for Justice is a nonprofit, public interest law firm committed to advancing racial and economic justice. Supported and staffed by attorneys, community leaders and volunteers, the Center develops and pursues strategies to combat discrimination and poverty.

Counties Served: Statewide

Mississippi Center for Legal Services

www.mscenterforlegalservices.org
1-800-498-1804

The Mississippi Center for Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to eligible poor people within 43 counties in South Mississippi.  For more information about the services provided by this organization, click here.  

Counties Served:  Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Clarke, Copiah, Covington, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Leake, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Rankin, Scott, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Walthall, Warren, Wayne, Wilkinson, and Yazoo.

Mississippi College School of Law Clinical Programs

http://www.law.mc.edu/academics/clinics/
601-925-7180

Mississippi College School of Law offers clinical opportunities for students to serve low-income and disadvantaged people with adoption, family, HIV/AIDS employment and housing discrimination and youth court matters.

Counties Served:  Hinds, Madison and Rankin.

Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance

www.yourmira.org 
601-968-5182

The Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance educates the non-immigrant community in Mississippi on immigrant issues, educates immigrant workers of their rights, and unites human rights advocates in Mississippi on local, statewide, and national immigrant rights agendas.

Counties Served: Statewide

Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project

www.mvlp.org
601-960-9577

The Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP) was founded in 1982 as a joint program of The Mississippi Bar and the Legal Services Corporation. In addition to making referrals to private attorneys, MVLP also coordinates legal clinics, public awareness workshops and attorney training sessions throughout Mississippi.  For more information about the services provided by this organization, click here.  

Counties Served: Statewide

Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights

www.msworkers.org 
662-334-1122

The Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights’ (the Center) is a membership organization that fights worker mistreatment through organizing, legal advocacy, community education and outreach and most importantly, through organizing and the development of indigenous worker leadership. Among the issues the Center addresses are: unfair labor practices; employment discrimination; hostile work environment and hate violence; retaliation; sexual harassment; wrongful dismissals and workplace safety and health hazards.

Counties Served: Statewide

North Mississippi Rural Legal Services

www.nmrls.com 
1-800-498-1804

North Mississippi Rural Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to eligible poor people within 39 counties in North Mississippi.  For more information about the services provided by this organization, click here.  

Counties Served: Alcorn, Attala, Benton, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Coahoma, DeSoto, Grenada, Humphreys, Issaquena, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Leflore, Lowndes, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Tunica, Union, Washington, Webster, Winston, Yalobusha.

Pro Bono Initiative of the University of Mississippi School of Law

http://law.olemiss.edu/academics-programs/clinics/pro-bono-initiative/ 
662-915-7429

The Pro Bono Initiative of the University of Mississippi School of Law provides law students students with short-term immersion in practice through mini-clinics supervised by a professor and volunteer attorneys.  Students work directly with clients, collaborate on policy initiatives with state advocacy groups, and prepare and present educational programs to high school and college students.

Counties Served:  DeSoto, Lafayette, Lee and Washington.  Some clinics have a statewide reach.

Southern Poverty Law Center

www.splcenter.org 
601-948-8882

The Southern Poverty Law Center works to reform juvenile justice and education in Mississippi. The organization seeks reform through public education, community organizing, litigation, legislative advocacy, training and technical assistance.

Counties Served: Statewide

University of Mississippi School of Law Clinical Programs

http://law.olemiss.edu/academics-programs/clinics-contact-clinical-programs/ 
662-915-7429

The University of Mississippi School of Law offers clinical opportunities for students to serve low-income and disadvantaged people across Mississippi and affect systemic change through policy initiatives and law reform projects.  The University of Mississippi School of Law has clinical programs in the following areas:  child advocacy, criminal appeals, elder law, family, housing and a low-income tax clinic.  

Counties Served: Statewide, but primarily North Mississippi