Mississippi Bar Recognized with 2019 ABA Harrison Tweed Award for 2018 Statewide Legal Clinics

The Mississippi Bar and the State's Access to Justice Commission has worked to deliver access to justice in the state of Mississippi by undertaking a project to conduct civil legal clinic events throughout the state starting in January 2018. The statewide pro bono initiative began with a challenge from the then Chief Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court to all chancellors and members of the Mississippi Bar to help pro se litigants in every chancery court district. Legal clinic events were organized and supported by the Bar and Access to Justice Commission staff, chancellors, and their staffs, along with legal services offices, many local bar associations, and volunteer lawyers. By year's end, over 450 attorneys provided over 1,300 hours of free legal services to over 850 participants in need.

Thank you to everyone who helps improve access to Mississippi's courts on a daily basis!