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Where to Find Help

UPDATED July 8, 2009

Legal Assistance

Mississippi

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Included in this list are organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify.  Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice.  Please note that we list the organizations by the town/city or county where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple counties. We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible.  You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations.

Catholic Charities Legal Assistance Clinic
200 North Congress
Suite 100
Jackson, MS 39201
Warren County
Phone: (601) 355-8634
Web: http://www.catholiccharitiesjackson.org/
This program provides support and legal representation to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The purpose is to provide victims civil litigation services for emergency and non-emergency protective orders. Other legal services include child custody, restraining orders, housing claims, financial claims, and other feasible claims arising out of or stemming from domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking.

Legal Line
Hotline: (800) 682-6423
Phone: (601) 960-9572
Open 12:00 Noon - 2:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Legal Line is a public service of the Mississippi Bar and the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project that provides callers with free legal information. Legal Line directs callers to an on-duty attorney who advises on legal matters. Note: the Legal Line does not provide legal representation.

Mississippi Center for Legal Services, Hattiesburg Office
111 East Front Street
P.O Drawer 1728
Hattiesburg, MS 39403
Phone: (601) 545-2950
Phone: (800) 773-1737
Web: http://www.mslegalservices.org
Provides free civil legal assistance to qualifying poor persons in Mississippi. Serving Covington, Forrest, Green, Jasper, Jefferson, Davis, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Perry, Smoth and Wayne Counties.

Mississippi Center for Legal Services, Jackson Office
414 South State Street
3rd Floor
Jackson, MS 39205-0951
Phone: (601) 948-6752
Phone: (800) 959-6752
Web: http://www.mslegalservices.org
Provides free civil legal assistance to qualifying poor persons in Mississippi. Serving Hinds, Copiah, Simpson, Madison and Rankin Counties.

Mississippi Center for Legal Services, McComb Office
221 Main Street
P.O. Box 1242
McComb, MS 39649-1242
Phone: (601) 684-0578
Phone: (800) 898-0985
Web: http://www.mslegalservices.org
Provides free civil legal assistance to qualifying poor persons in Mississippi. Serving Amite, Lawrence, Lincoln, Franklin, Pike & Walthall Counties.

Mississippi Center for Legal Services, Natchez Office
20 Magnolia Mall
P.O. Box 427
Natchez, MS 39120-0427
Phone: (601) 446-7590
Phone: (800) 898-1006
Web: http://www.mslegalservices.org
Provides free civil legal assistance to qualifying poor persons in Mississippi. Serving Adams, Claiborne, Jefferson and Wilkinson Counties.

Mississippi Center for Legal Services, Vicksburg Office
1014 Walnut Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183
Phone: (800) 814-2140
Web: http://www.mslegalservices.org
Provides free civil legal assistance to qualifying poor persons in Mississippi. Serving Warren, Issaquena, Sharkey and Yazoo Counties.

Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance Legal Project
P.O. Box 1466
Jackson, MS 39215
Phone: (601) 354-9355 x 3
Web: http://www.yourmira.org
In addition to offering basic immigration services such as naturalization and other immigration form preparation, the MIRA Legal Project assists clients with EEOC claims, Wage and Hour complaints, and civil claims.

Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project
1635 Lelia Drive
Suite 101
Jackson, MS 39216
Phone: (601) 960-9577
Web: http://www.mvlp.net/
MVLP currently assists clients with civil legal matters, primarily in the following areas: uncontested divorces, emancipations, simple wills, adoptions, guardianships, name changes, birth certificate corrections, child support contempt matters, child support modifications, conservatorships and visitation matters.

MS Attorney General, Domestic Violence Prevention Unit
Post Office Box 220
Jackson, MS 39205-0220
Hotline: 800-829-6766
Phone: (601) 359-4251
Fax: (601) 359-9681
Email: domesticviolence@ago.state.ms.us

MSLegalServices.org
Web: http://www.mslegalservices.org
Website maintained by the Mississippi Legal Services Coalition, consisting of North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, Mississippi Center for Legal Services and the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyer Program, which provides free information on free civil legal aid in Mississippi.

North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, Clarksdale Office
526D Choctaw Street
P. O. Box 1107
Clarksdale, MS 38614
Hotline: (800) 498-1804
Phone: (662) 627-4184
Phone: (800) 388-3163
Web: http://www.nmrls.com
Non-profit organization that provides pro bono legal services to low income persons on civil matters only. New clients should call the Intake Hotline directly. Serving Bolivar, Coahoma, Quitman, Tallahatchie and Tunica Counties.

North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, Greenville Office
1024 Washington Ave., Suite 101
P. O. Box 858
Greenville, MS 38701
Hotline: (800) 498-1804
Phone: (662) 335-8203
Phone: (800) 545-1909
Web: http://www.nmrls.com
Non-profit organization that provides pro bono legal services to low income persons on civil matters only. New clients should call the Intake Hotline directly. Serving,Humphries, Issaquena, Leflore, Sharky, Sunflower and Washington Counties.

North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, Oxford Office
5 County Road 1014
P. O. Box 928
Oxford, MS 38655
Hotline: (800) 498-1804
Phone: (662) 234-2918
Phone: (800) 559-5074
Web: http://www.nmrls.com
Non-profit organization that provides pro bono legal services to low income persons on civil matters only. New clients should call the Intake Hotline directly. Serving Benton, Calhoun, DeSoto, Grenada, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, Tate, Yalobusha Counties.

North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, Tupelo Office
658 West Main Street
P. O. Box 139
Tupelo, MS 38802
Hotline: (800) 498-1804
Phone: (662) 842-3702
Phone: (800) 898-3702
Web: http://www.nmrls.com
Non-profit organization that provides pro bono legal services to low income persons on civil matters only. New clients should call the Intake Hotline directly. Serving Alcorn, Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Monroe, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo and Union Counties.

North Mississippi Rural Legal Services, West Point Office
313 Highway 45 Alternate South
P. O. Box 277
West Point, MS 39773
Hotline: (800) 498-1804
Phone: (662) 494-6122
Phone: (800) 898-6122
Web: http://www.nmrls.com
Non-profit organization that provides pro bono legal services to low income persons on civil matters only. New clients should call the Intake Hotline directly. Serving Attala, Carroll, Clay, Choctaw, Lowndes, Montgomery, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Webster and Winston Counties.

Southeast Mississippi Legal Services, Meridian Office
2305 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor
Post Office Box 1931
Meridian, MS 39302-1931
Phone: (601) 693-5470
Phone: (888) 631-9161
Web: http://www.mslegalservices.org
Provides free civil legal assistance to qualifying poor persons in Mississippi. Serving Clarke, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Neshoba, Newton and Scott Counties.

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