News & Events

Access to Justice News


Annual Report

Our 2015 Annual Report is available here.

Our 2016 Year in Review piece is available here.

Our 2016 Annual Report is available here.

Monthly Newsletters:  “What’s New(s) in Access to Justice”

The Commission publishes a quarterly electronic newsletter to advise of access to justice issues and initiatives, upcoming access to justice events, spotlight our provider community and discuss our mission and purpose. To join our mailing list and read past issues of the newsletter, click here. To read the current newsletter, click on the link below:

Summer 2017 Newsletter


Upcoming Events

To learn more about any of the events below, contact Tiffany Graves, Executive Director of the Commission, at tgraves@msbar.org or 601-960-9581. 

June 1, 2017: The Commission and Judge Jacqueline Mask, Chancery Court Judge and Commission Co-Chair, will join the Alcorn County Bar Association in hosting a Community Luncheon Meeting to increase awareness about Mississippi’s nonprofit legal organizations, highlight current access to justice initiatives and resources, and promote the free legal clinics planned throughout the region. The meeting will begin at noon and will be at the Corinth Public Library. The meeting is open to the public.

June 6, 2017: The Commission will hold its Second Quarter Meeting of 2017 at The Mississippi Bar Center in Jackson at 10:00 am.

June 8, 2017: The Commission will join Franklin County Justice Court Judge Rickey O’Quinn for a Know Your Rights Community Forum at the Franklin County Courthouse in Meadville at 5:00 pm.  Click here for a flyer about the event.

June 9, 2017: The Commission and Judge Jacqueline Mask, Chancery Court Judge and Commission Co-Chair, will join the Monroe County Bar Association in hosting a Community Luncheon Meeting to increase awareness about Mississippi’s nonprofit legal organizations, highlight current access to justice initiatives and resources, and promote the free legal clinics planned throughout the region. The meeting will begin at noon and will be at the Monroe County Chancery Court Building in Aberdeen. The meeting is open to the public.

June 14, 2017: The Commission will present at the Mississippi Municipal Court Judges Seminar at the IP Resort in Biloxi from 1:30 to 2:20 pm.

June 15, 2017: The Commission and Judge Jacqueline Mask, Chancery Court Judge and Commission Co-Chair, will join the Lee County Bar Association in hosting a Community Luncheon Meeting to increase awareness about Mississippi’s nonprofit legal organizations, highlight current access to justice initiatives and resources, and promote the free legal clinics planned throughout the region. The meeting will begin at noon and will be at the Lee County Justice Center in Tupelo. The meeting is open to the public.

June 23, 2017: The Commission and Judge Jacqueline Mask, Chancery Court Judge and Commission Co-Chair, will join the Itawamba County Bar Association in hosting a Community Luncheon Meeting to increase awareness about Mississippi’s nonprofit legal organizations, highlight current access to justice initiatives and resources, and promote the free legal clinics planned throughout the region. The meeting will begin at noon and will be at the Itawamba Chancery Court Building in Fulton. The meeting is open to the public.

July 14, 2017: The Commission will join the Family Law Section of The Mississippi Bar on a joint CLE workshop, “Taming the Busy (Family) Lawyer: How to Stop Burning the Candle at Both Ends,” from 10:00 am-12:00 pm, at the Annual Meeting of The Mississippi Bar in Sandestin, Florida. The workshop will be led by Jeena Cho, Lawyer, Author, and Mindfulness Instructor. She will discuss the ways in which a mindfulness practice is the key to increasing focus and productivity. The workshop will cover: (1) latest research on lawyer burnout, anxiety, depression, suicide, and other issues lawyers face; (2) tools for stress and anxiety management; (3) understanding the stress response; (4) what is productivity and how can mindfulness help increase it; (5) practical mindfulness practices you can incorporate into your day; (6) increasing awareness and noticing when you’re distracted; and (7) tips for increasing focus and productivity. Attorneys who attend the workshop will receive two (2) hours of CLE credit.

September 1, 2017: The Commission and Judge Jacqueline Mask, Chancery Court Judge and Commission Co-Chair, will join the Pontotoc County Bar Association in hosting a Community Luncheon Meeting to increase awareness about Mississippi’s nonprofit legal organizations, highlight current access to justice initiatives and resources, and promote the free legal clinics planned throughout the region. The meeting will begin at noon and will be at the Pontotoc County Chancery Court Building in Pontotoc. The meeting is open to the public.

September 11, 2017: The Commission and Judge Jacqueline Mask, Chancery Court Judge and Commission Co-Chair, will join the Tishomingo County Bar Association in hosting a Community Luncheon Meeting to increase awareness about Mississippi’s nonprofit legal organizations, highlight current access to justice initiatives and resources, and promote the free legal clinics planned throughout the region. The meeting will begin at noon and will be at the Tishomingo County Chancery Court Building in Iuka. The meeting is open to the public.

September 19, 2017: The Commission and Judge Jacqueline Mask, Chancery Court Judge and Commission Co-Chair, will join the Prentiss County Bar Association in hosting a Community Luncheon Meeting to increase awareness about Mississippi’s nonprofit legal organizations, highlight current access to justice initiatives and resources, and promote the free legal clinics planned throughout the region. The meeting will begin at noon and will be at the Prentiss County Chancery Court Building in Booneville. The meeting is open to the public.

The dates, locations and contact information for the Free Legal Clinics in Northeast Mississippi can be found here.

Please check the webpages of the legal services providers to find out about additional access to justice events.