Pro Bono Resources

 

American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi (ACLU-MS)
aclu-ms.org

601-354-3408

Through advocacy, education and litigation, the ACLU of Mississippi defends and protects the constitutional rights of people across Mississippi.

Counties Served: Statewide

 

Catholic Charities Legal Assistance Clinic
catholiccharitiesjackson.org

601-355-8634

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. 

Counties Served: Hinds, Madison and Rankin


Choctaw Legal Defense
choctaw.org

601-650-7487

Choctaw Legal Defense serves Native Americans living on the Choctaw Indian Reservation. 

Counties Served: Jones, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Scott and Winston

Disability Rights Mississippi
drms.ms

601-968-0600

Disability Rights Mississippi is a statewide nonprofit agency which provides free legal services to people with disabilities in Mississippi. The organization handles matters in the following areas: special education, Americans with Disabilities Act, protection from abuse and neglect, Medicaid and community services.

Counties Served: Statewide

Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence and Northcutt Legal Clinic
gcwcfn.org

228-864-7144

Crisis Line: 1-800-800-1396

Pine Belt Office: 601-705-0139

The Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence and the Northcutt Legal Clinic are dedicated to the prevention of violence, especially among family members. The Legal Clinic provides services with a full-range of services that deal with the abuse they have suffered and the consequences of that abuse, including divorce, protective orders, child custody and visitation, child support and paternity. The Clinic also helps with problems related to public assistance, housing and employment. For more information about the services provided by this organization, click here.

Counties Served: Harrison, Jackson, Hancock, Pearl River, Stone, George, Covington, Forrest, Greene, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Smith, Perry, and Wayne Counties of Mississippi


Mission First Legal Aid Office
missionfirst.org/legal-aid

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 the Jackson area whose household income is less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. 

Counties Served: Hinds, Madison and Rankin


Mississippi Center for Justice

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
mslegalservices.org

1-800-498-1804

The Mississippi Center for Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to eligible poor persons within 43 counties in South Mississippi. In order to qualify, most programs require a household income below 125% of the federal poverty level.

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
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
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
mvlp.net

601-960-9577

The Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project was founded in 1982 as a joint program of The Mississippi Bar and Legal Services. In addition to making referrals to volunteer attorneys, the Project also operates the Stewpot Homeless Legal Clinic, Pro Se Divorce Clinic, Guardianship Clinics, and Family Law Clinics. 

Counties Served: Statewide


Mississippi Worker's Center for Human Rights
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

nmrls.com

1-800-498-1804

North Mississippi Rural Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to eligible poor persons within 39 counties in North Mississippi. In order to qualify, most programs require a household income below 125% of the federal poverty level.

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
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

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
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