Veterans Legal Aid Clinic
The MC Law Veterans Legal Clinic, located in the Advocacy Center on the Mississippi College School of Law campus in Jackson, is open each Friday during the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Clinic hours are 9:30am to 2:30pm; other times may be available by appointment. In the clinic, which is patterned after a U.S. Army Legal Assistance Office, MC Law students work under the supervision of licensed attorneys to provide legal support to Veterans and eligible family members on a wide range of issues. Wills and other personal documents are prepared with the assistance of the Mississippi National Guard JAG Office. Also, the Clinic researches and gives advice on Consumer issues, Landlord/tenant issues, Family law matters, claims arising within various Disability systems, Real Property issues, and employment issues. The foregoing list is not exhaustive. The clinic does not handle criminal matters, although it does offer expungement pleadings that Veterans may use to file pro se in state court. It also does not handle litigation. For this and other issues beyond the scope of what the Clinic can provide, an attempt is made to direct the Veteran to another source of assistance. Students are also exposed to the workings of various institutions relating to Veterans such as the U.S. Armed Forces, Federal agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, and State agencies such as the Mississippi State Board of Veterans Affairs, from which students will gain experience in Administrative Law. The Clinic may also research issues that affect Veterans on a large scale.
Adjunct Clinical Supervising Attorney
Joel R. Jones
***Veterans should bring all relevant papers as well as proof of military service.