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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. 

July 28, 2017: As a follow-up to the April 7, 2017 CLE program, “Kids Seeking Safety: An Intro Into Children’s Immigration Issues,” the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission, Young Lawyers Division of The Mississippi Bar, Forman Watkins & Krutz, LLP and Catholic Charities––Diocese of Jackson will present “Kids Seeking Safety II: The Nuts and Bolts of Children’s Immigration Issues” as a deeper dive into the practical aspects of representing children in immigration proceedings on July 28, 2017 from 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Topics will include: Navigating Immigration Court: Protecting Children in Removal Proceedings; Special Immigration Juvenile Status II: Protecting Children from Abuse, Neglect and Abandonment; and “Children’s Asylum II: Protecting Children from Persecution. At the end of the CLE, attorneys may sign up for a pro bono case through Catholic Charities of Jackson. The CLE will be held at Forman Watkins & Krutz, LLP on 210 E. Capitol St., Suite 2200 in Jackson. Lunch will be provided and attorneys can receive up to four (4) hours of free CLE credit for attending.  Click here for the CLE agenda.  Contact Amelia McGowan to register or ask questions at amelia.mcgowan@catholiccharitiesjackson.org.

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 5, 2017: The Commission will hold its Third Quarter meeting of 2017 at the Mississippi Bar Center in Jackson.

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.