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Mission First Legal Aid Office to Hold Free Legal Clinic at Holy Ghost Baptist Church

Mission First Legal Aid Office will hold a free legal clinic on January 27, 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at Holy Temple Baptist Church located at 5077 Cabaniss Circle in Jackson. This free legal clinic is designed to assist low income people with family law matters, including child support, visitation, name change and other simple civil legal matters. Individuals interested in attending should call Mission First to register and schedule an appointment. The deadline to register is Monday, January 22, 2018.

Volunteer lawyers will be available to assist self-represented litigants in drafting and correcting paperwork associated with the legal proceedings. Attorneys will explain the proceedings, provide general information and answer questions. The attorneys are not obligated to accompany clinic participants to court and file documents for them. The expectation is that individuals will be able to represent themselves in court.

Self-represented litigants often struggle to meet all of the requirements for properly drafted legal documents. If they come to the court for a hearing and their documents do not meet court requirements, their hearing has to be rescheduled. This clinic is designed to prevent such delays.

“We are elated to be partnering with Mission First in this much-needed community outreach effort,” said Pastor Audrey Hall of Holy Temple Baptist Church in West Jackson. “God has been speaking to me and a number of my colleagues in the Gospel that 2018 is going to be a year of miracles. I truly believe that the array of services Mission First is providing with this FREE Community Legal Clinic are God-sent and will lift burdens for many who are desperately in need of some legal help but do not have the funds to secure it.” Pastor Hall said she and her congregation applaud Mission First for this outstanding outreach, and that Holy Temple Baptist Church is humbled to serve as a partner in hosting the clinic.

Those who wish to participate in the Legal Clinic cannot have annual incomes that exceed 200% of federal poverty guidelines. Individuals are encouraged to call to see if they qualify.

Clinic appointments are required and must be made by Monday, January 22, 2018 by calling Mission First Legal Aid Office at 601.608.0056.