Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project’s Homeless Legal Clinic is sponsored by Mission First Legal Aid Office and Butler Snow LLP. Local volunteer attorneys spend their lunch hour on alternating Tuesdays at Stewpot Community Services, a local shelter in downtown Jackson, Mississippi, providing free legal counsel and advice to the poor, elderly, and disabled who are seeking counsel about their legal issues. The clinic does not handle criminal matters. The assistance provided often takes the form of a single consultation but occasionally extends further, depending on clients’ needs.

Often members of the participating firm accept pro bono referrals and consultation after the cases are screened and approved for eligibility. Currently, 12 firms participate in the program, each taking one month out of the year to staff the clinic:

  • January: Butler Snow
  • July: Watkins Ludlam
  • February: Forman Perry
  • August: Brunini
  • March: Burr Forman
  • September: Baker Donelson
  • April: Daniel Coker
  • October: Wise Carter
  • May: Watkins & Eager
  • November: Adams & Reese
  • June: Bradley Arant
  • December: Phelps Dunbar

Downloadable Documents

Service Locations

  • Stewpot Community Services
    1100 West Capitol Street
    Jackson, MS 39203-2635
    (601) 353-2759
    Alternating Tuesdays from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Local Contacts

Mission First Legal Aid Office
Jackson, MS H.E.L.P. Program Contacts: