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Volunteer legal assistance 
clinic a local worthy effort
Jul 16, 2016 | 1641 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Thanks to the Alcorn County Bar Association, Alcorn County Chancery Court, Mississippi Lawyers Project and the University of Mississippi School of Law “Pro Bono” Initiative Program, some local people will soon be able to handle their own legal affairs.

These three groups are continuing their efforts to provide practical law advice to low income families. The free Family Legal Law Clinic will be held on Monday and pre-screening was required.

Individuals who attend the legal clinic will receive assistance from volunteer attorneys and law students with many legal issues, including divorce, child custody, child support, guardianship (for school attendance purposes or for group insurance), name change and emancipation.

The legal clinic is a “pro se” clinic, meaning people who attend and receive services will be expected to handle their legal matters on their own behalf following the clinic.

All participants will be given instructions from those who volunteer at the clinic on how to draft documents and present their case in court in order to get matters fully resolved.

Representatives from each of the sponsors will be on hand to aid in the delivery of direct legal services to those who qualify.

Attorney Phil R. Hinton spearheads the local effort by the Alcorn County Bar Association.

We appreciate Hinton and other local attorneys, our local chancery court, the state-wide lawyers project and the Ole Miss School of Law for their volunteer efforts to help those who might not otherwise afford legal services.

This is a worthwhile cause.

Daily Corinthian

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