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Free family law clinic to be held in Hinds County on August 4

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The Hinds County Chancery Court is offering a free family law clinic on Friday, August 4.

From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., low-income residents of Hinds County who qualify for free legal assistance can receive help with uncontested no-fault divorce, visitation, child custody, guardianships, and name changes.

Those seeking guardianship to enroll children in school must bring documentation such as a birth certificate, driver’s license, child support court orders, and notices or letters from agencies including the Department of Human Services.

Volunteer lawyers will provide legal assistance to people unable to afford to hire an attorney. Attorneys will help clients prepare documents, give limited legal advice, and have them ready for court.

Participants must be residents of Hinds County and must be screened for eligibility based on income. Appointments can be made by calling the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project at (601) 882-5001 or visiting the MVLP’s website.

The clinic is sponsored by the Hinds County Chancery Court, Jackson Public Schools, the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, the Magnolia Bar Association, the Capital Area Bar Association, and Mission First.

 A full list of other free civil legal clinics taking place throughout the Magnolia State can be found here.

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