Family Law and Expungement Clinic
Family Law – 9AM to 12PM
Expungement – 1PM to 4PM
Masks and social distancing are required.
Jackson, MS-There will be a family law and expungement clinic in Indianola, Mississippi to assist individuals with self-representation.
The event is being hosted by Chancery and Youth Court Judge Debra Giles, Circuit Court Judges Carol White-Richard, Margaret Carey McCray, and Ashley Hines, District Attorney Dewayne Richardson, Sunflower County Chancery Clerk Gloria McIntosh. Sunflower County Circuit Clerk Carolyn P. Hamilton, Humphreys County Chancery Clerk Mack Liddell, and Humphreys County Circuit Clerk Timaka Jones.
They are all teaming up with the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project and the Mississippi Center for Justice to assist low-income residents with their uncontested family law matters and an expungement. Individuals will receive legal court documents prepared by licensed Mississippi attorneys and legal advice on irreconcilable differences divorce (no-fault divorce), emancipation, guardianship, simple wills, and name change cases. Participants needing assistance with an expungement will also be able to receive services. The event will be held at the Sunflower County Courthouse, second floor, in Indianola, Mississippi.
- Assistance with family law matters will be from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ONLY.
- Assistance with expungement matters will be from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM ONLY
The legal clinics are open to the public; however, interested participants must register online at http://www.mvlp.net/pro-se-legal-clinic-schedule/ or contact MVLP at 601-882-5001 to find out if they are eligible for services and to schedule an appointment. Individuals seeking an expungement must bring their abstract (municipal/justice court), sentencing order (circuit court), indictment, Capias and discharge document. EXPUNGEMENT PARTICIPANTS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RECEIVE SERVICES IF THE PROPER DOCUMENTS ARE NOT OBTAINED PRIOR TO THE CLINIC.
Information and assistance will also be provided regarding foreclosure prevention and other Consumer Protection issues.
Furthermore, Mississippi Delta Community College will offer information regarding adult education, more specifically the GED.
The legal clinics are pro se clinics, meaning the individuals who attend and receive services from the attorneys are empowered to handle their legal matters in court on their own. The clinics are designed to assist self-represented litigants in preparing to go to court.
For more information, call 662-887-7070.