Celebrate National Pro Bono Week - October 23-29

National Pro Bono Week is October 23-29. Below are volunteer opportunities and events open to attorneys who wish to participate in celebrating this week.

Pro Bono Week Free Legal Clinic in Lee County - October 25
Volunteer attorneys are needed for a free legal clinic in Lee County to celebrate National Pro Bono Week. The free Family Law Legal Clinic will be held on  October 25. The clinic is sponsored by the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission, the Lee County Bar Association, and the First District Chancery Court. A one hour CLE and training session will begin at 12:00 p.m., and volunteer attorneys will begin meeting with clients at 1:00 p.m. For more information or to register to volunteer, email Nicole McLaughlin at [email protected]

MVLP Annual Pro Bono Reception – October 25
The Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project will honor judges, attorneys, and others for their tireless dedication to advancing justice and restoring hope for MVLP clients and communities at its Annual Pro Bono Reception on October 25 at 5:00 p.m. Those receiving the 2022 Pro Bono Awards include attorneys Charity Bruce; Heather Hall; Bobby “B.J.” Morrow; Amanda “Mandie” Robinson; and Perry Taylor. Receiving the 2022 Curtis E. Coker Award are the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission and the Mississippi College School of Law. The 2022 Beacon of Justice Awards will be given to Judge Debra Giles, 9th Chancery District, and Judge D. Joseph Kilgore, 6th Chancery District. The 2022 Chairman of the Board Torchbearer Award will be given to Trustmark Bank. The reception will be held at the Living Room at Cultivation Food Hall located at 1200 Eastover Drive in Jackson. Reception tickets may be purchased HERE or by mailing a check to the following: MVLP, P.O. Box 1503, Jackson, MS  39215. For more information, contact Gayla Carpenter-Sanders at [email protected]

Pro Bono Week Free Legal Clinic in Hinds County – October 28
Volunteer attorneys are needed for a free legal clinic in Hinds County to celebrate National Pro Bono Week. The free Hinds County Expungement Legal Clinic will be held on October 28 at the Mississippi E-Center at Jackson State located at 1230 Raymond Road in Jackson. Attorneys can earn CLE credit through participation at the clinic. The clinic is sponsored by the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project; State Representative De’Keither Stamps; Butler Snow; Bradley Arant; Baker Donelson; Adams & Reese; the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission; and Entergy Mississippi Legal Department. For more information, contact Gayla Carpenter-Sanders at [email protected]. Click HERE to register to volunteer. 

Free Legal Answers
Free Legal Answers is a virtual legal advice clinic. Qualifying users post their civil legal questions to their state's website. Users will then be emailed when their question receives a response. Attorney volunteers, who must be authorized to provide pro bono assistance in their state, log in to the website, select questions to answer, and provide legal information and advice. Volunteer attorneys will not answer criminal law questions. Check out Mississippi's page to get started today.