Legal Service Providers

LEGAL SERVICE PROVIDERS IN MISSISSIPPI

The following is a list of legal service providers in Mississippi. Please consult the organizations’ websites or call them directly to learn more about the types of services they provide.  To download a document with the complete list of free legal resources in Mississippi, click here.

American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi (ACLU-MS)

www.aclu-ms.org
601-354-3408

Through advocacy, education and litigation, the ACLU of Mississippi defends and protects the constitutional rights of people across Mississippi.

Counties Served: Statewide

Catholic Charities, Inc.

www.catholiccharitiesjackson.org 
601-355-8634

The mission of Catholic Charities, Inc. is to be a visible sign of Christ’s love and concern for all people. With offices in Jackson, Natchez, Canton and Vardaman, and outreach workers throughout the Jackson Diocese, Catholic Charities is able to serve many Mississippians.

Choctaw Legal Defense

www.choctaw.org
601-650-7487

Choctaw Legal Defense serves Native Americans living on the Choctaw Indian Reservation.

Counties Served: Jones, Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Scott and Winston

Disability Rights Mississippi

www.drms.ms
601-968-0600

Disability Rights Mississippi is a statewide nonprofit agency which provides free legal services to people with disabilities in Mississippi. The organization handles matters in the following areas: special education, Americans with Disabilities Act, protection from abuse and neglect, Medicaid and community services. 

Counties Served: Statewide

Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence and Northcutt Legal Clinic

www.gcwcfn.org  
228-864-7144

Crisis Line: 1-800-800-1396

Pine Belt Office: 601-705-0139

The Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Nonviolence and the Northcutt Legal Clinic are dedicated to the prevention of violence, especially among family members.  The Legal Clinic provides services with a full-range of services that deal with the abuse they have suffered and the consequences of that abuse, including divorce, protective orders, child custody and visitation, child support and paternity.  The Clinic also helps with problems related to public assistance, housing and employment.  For more information about the services provided by this organization, click here.  

Counties Served:  Harrison, Jackson, Hancock, Pearl River, Stone, George, Covington, Forrest, Greene, Jasper, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Lamar, Marion, Smith, Perry, and Wayne Counties of Mississippi.

Mission First Legal Aid Office

https://www.missionfirst.org/legal-aid 
601-608-0056

The Mission First Legal Aid Office was established as a partnership between the Mississippi College School of Law and Mission First. It provides legal services and counsel to underserved residents of Jackson whose household income is less than 200% of the federal poverty guidelines.  

Counties Served: Hinds, Madison and Rankin

Mississippi Center for Justice

www.mscenterforjustice.org
601-352-2269

The Mississippi Center for Justice is a nonprofit, public interest law firm committed to advancing racial and economic justice. Supported and staffed by attorneys, community leaders and volunteers, the Center develops and pursues strategies to combat discrimination and poverty.

Counties Served: Statewide

Mississippi Center for Legal Services

www.mscenterforlegalservices.org
1-800-498-1804

The Mississippi Center for Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to eligible poor people within 43 counties in South Mississippi.  For more information about the services provided by this organization, click here.  

Counties Served:  Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Clarke, Copiah, Covington, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Holmes, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Leake, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Rankin, Scott, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Walthall, Warren, Wayne, Wilkinson, and Yazoo.

Mississippi College School of Law Clinical Programs

http://www.law.mc.edu/academics/clinics/
601-925-7180

Mississippi College School of Law offers clinical opportunities for students to serve low-income and disadvantaged people with adoption, family, HIV/AIDS employment and housing discrimination and youth court matters.

Counties Served:  Hinds, Madison and Rankin.

Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance

www.yourmira.org
601-968-5182

The Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance educates the non-immigrant community in Mississippi on immigrant issues, educates immigrant workers of their rights, and unites human rights advocates in Mississippi on local, statewide, and national immigrant rights agendas.

Counties Served: Statewide

Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project

www.mvlp.org
601-960-9577

The Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project (MVLP) was founded in 1982 as a joint program of The Mississippi Bar and the Legal Services Corporation. In addition to making referrals to private attorneys, MVLP also coordinates legal clinics, public awareness workshops and attorney training sessions throughout Mississippi.  For more information about the services provided by this organization, click here.  

Counties Served: Statewide

Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights

www.msworkers.org
662-334-1122

The Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights’ (the Center) is a membership organization that fights worker mistreatment through organizing, legal advocacy, community education and outreach and most importantly, through organizing and the development of indigenous worker leadership. Among the issues the Center addresses are: unfair labor practices; employment discrimination; hostile work environment and hate violence; retaliation; sexual harassment; wrongful dismissals and workplace safety and health hazards.

Counties Served: Statewide

North Mississippi Rural Legal Services

www.nmrls.com
1-800-498-1804

North Mississippi Rural Legal Services provides free civil legal assistance to eligible poor people within 39 counties in North Mississippi.  For more information about the services provided by this organization, click here.  

Counties Served: Alcorn, Attala, Benton, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Coahoma, DeSoto, Grenada, Humphreys, Issaquena, Itawamba, Lafayette, Lee, Leflore, Lowndes, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Quitman, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Tunica, Union, Washington, Webster, Winston, Yalobusha.

Pro Bono Initiative of the University of Mississippi School of Law

http://law.olemiss.edu/academics-programs/clinics/pro-bono-initiative/ 
662-915-7429

The Pro Bono Initiative of the University of Mississippi School of Law provides law students students with short-term immersion in practice through mini-clinics supervised by a professor and volunteer attorneys.  Students work directly with clients, collaborate on policy initiatives with state advocacy groups, and prepare and present educational programs to high school and college students.

Counties Served:  DeSoto, Lafayette, Lee and Washington.  Some clinics have a statewide reach.

Southern Poverty Law Center

www.splcenter.org
601-948-8882

The Southern Poverty Law Center works to reform juvenile justice and education in Mississippi. The organization seeks reform through public education, community organizing, litigation, legislative advocacy, training and technical assistance.

Counties Served: Statewide

University of Mississippi School of Law Clinical Programs

http://law.olemiss.edu/academics-programs/clinics-contact-clinical-programs/ 
662-915-7429

The University of Mississippi School of Law offers clinical opportunities for students to serve low-income and disadvantaged people across Mississippi and affect systemic change through policy initiatives and law reform projects.  The University of Mississippi School of Law has clinical programs in the following areas:  child advocacy, criminal appeals, elder law, family, housing and a low-income tax clinic.  

Counties Served: Statewide, but primarily North Mississippi