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Age discrimination in the workplace

Americans are living longer, healthier lives. One result has been the interest by some to postpone retirement until a later age. Whether out of desire or necessity, some Americans are working…

Discrimination in Housing

In searching for a new home, either through lease or purchase, people have the right to consider almost any property that interests them. Laws on the books, some for more than 130 years, guarantee…

How to Fight Job-Related Age Discrimination

In this world of corporate downsizing and Americans working beyond age 65, job-related age discrimination can occur in the workplace. However, federal law prohibits age discrimination against…

Well Being Pledge Individual and Solo Practitioners

The Mississippi Bar recognizes those individual lawyers and solo practitioners that have committed to adopt and prioritize The Mississippi Bar’s Well-Being Pledge framework. To join this…

Well-Being Pledge Legal Employers

The Mississippi Bar recognizes those lawyers, law firms, in-house legal departments, government, and non-profit law offices that have committed to adopt and prioritize the The Mississippi Bar…

Consumer Information

The Mississippi Bar provides a series of articles below that pertain to certain areas of law and answers many general questions about everyday matters. To know more about your own specific…

Ignoring the Disabled Can Disable Your Business

The Americans with Disabilities Act, passed by Congress in July 1990, is one of the most far-reaching pieces of legislation ever passed in prohibiting discrimination against and providing access…

What Constitutes Sexual Harassment?

Sexual harassment is an issue that has generated much discussion and debate in the 1990s. While (almost) everyone agrees such conduct is unacceptable, the legal struggle has been in defining what…

What is Equal Pay?

Thirty-five years ago, Congress passed the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the first statute to address discrimination in the work place. The law prohibits employers from paying a female worker less than a…

Your Rights in Applying for Credit

Having credit enables a person to buy a good or service now and pay for it later. When applying for credit accounts or loans, consumers need to know their rights.

Banks, department stores,…

The Rights of Pregnant Employees

A federal law passed in 1978 provides a female employee who becomes pregnant the right to the same employment-related benefits available for disabled workers. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of…

Pro Bono Resources

 

American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi (ACLU-MS)

Volunteer to be a Judge

Volunteer to be a judge for the 2024 Mississippi High School Mock Trial Regional and Statewide Competitions. Please complete the form below to volunteer. If you have any questions regarding…

Attorney Volunteer for Lawyer in Every MS Classroom

Lawyer in Every Mississippi Classroom Attorney Volunteer

Are you looking for a great way to participate in a statewide educational project in your area?
Would…

Teacher Form for Participation in the Lawyer in Every MS Classroom Program

Do you need an outside resource person to come to visit your classroom?
Do you need answers to legal questions for your…

YLD Committee Preference Form

Your active involvement in The Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division is critical to ensuring an active association, a respected profession and better Mississippi communities. One of…

Landlord Tenant

LANDLORD/TENANT

Most of the time, the landlord-tenant relationship is covered by a lease or rental agreement.  This document should include all the details about the…

Arbitrator List Application

Arbitrator List Application

The ADR Section of The Mississippi Bar is creating a list of ADR Section members who are qualified, practicing arbitrators in Mississippi. This…