In August 2016, the Commission joined the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project in launching Mississippi Free Legal Answers, the state’s first-ever, free online legal help website, available at https://MS.freelegalanswers.org. The site is designed to assist Mississippi’s low-income citizens with their civil legal questions. Question topics can include family law matters (such as divorce, custody, child support, visitation, guardianship, emancipation, and adoption), name change, birth certificate correction, domestic violence, bankruptcy, consumer, education, employment, housing, workers compensation, wills and estate planning. The site will not deal with criminal law questions. Individuals who qualify for assistance will sign up for an account and then post a question privately to the website. Attorneys will respond to questions and users will be alerted to their responses by email.
To view a flyer about the website, click here.
Contact us with questions about the site or if you are an attorney and wish to volunteer to answer questions by calling 601-960-9581 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.