The Legal Aid Office provides legal services such as family law, consumer law, government
benefit programs, housing, and debtor/creditor issues. Typical cases include guardianships,
adoptions, and child advocacy. The office does not handle criminal, workers’ compensation,
divorces, or personal injury cases. Operating with a minimal staff and a group of dedicated
volunteer attorneys and law students, the Legal Aid Office provides services to those residents
of Hinds, Madison, and Rankin Counties who qualify based on income.
Those interested in volunteering can either call, email, or click on the volunteer link here.
“But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” Amos
“Living in a small town presents me with the unique opportunity to help many people with problems that seem small to us but loom quite large in their lives. Often, they need only a few telephone calls or letters to help resolve their situation, but having to pay for the services of an attorney would break their monthly budget, which is already tight. As we all know, pro bono clients are truly grateful for the assistance they receive from lawyers who willingly donate their time and helping these clients brings us more rewards than money. I am a firm believer in Luke 12:48: 'To whom much is given, much is expected.' We all fall into that category and not necessarily in a monetary sense. We have been given gifts like intelligence, perseverance, diligence, and compassion, and we must use them to help those less fortunate. I applaud Mission First and all of the lawyers across Mississippi who donated time this past year to help our fellow man and urge all of you to donate a few hours each month for pro bono clients."
-Renee Harrison Berry, Attorney