There will be a free legal clinic in Jackson, Mississippi to assist individuals with representing themselves in expunging their criminal records.
The event is being hosted by the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project and the Magnolia Bar Association. Individuals will receive legal advice and possibly court documents prepared by licensed Mississippi attorneys. The event will be held at the Mississippi Hall of Fame and Sports Museum, 1152 Lakeland Dr. #4701, Jackson, MS 39216 beginning at 10 a.m.
This legal clinic is open to the public; however, interested participants must register online at www.mvlp.org/clinics 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. Masks are required and social distancing will be followed.
The legal clinics are self representation 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.