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POWER Act 2020 Virtual Event

The Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent Act of 2018 (the POWER Act), seeks to promote pro bono legal services as an important tool to empower survivors of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking and to engage our citizens in assisting these survivors through annual court hosted events. The Northern District of Mississippi is pleased to offer this virtual POWER Act event in partnership with the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission, the Mississippi Access to Justice Committee, the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyer’s Project, the Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, and the Lafayette Psychology Center. Together we have gathered a variety of resources to assist survivors and those representing survivors. Pro Bono representation is vital to the success of our justice system and we encourage attorneys to seek out opportunities to provide a wide variety of pro bono services.

Prosecutor & Law Enforcement Training Division

Office of the Attorney General

Paula Broome

Special Assistant Attorney General

(601) 359-3004


Civil Domestic Abuse Protection Orders Presentation

Mississippi Crime Victims' Bill of Rights

Domestic Abuse Protection Orders

Lafayette Psychology Center

Sasha J. Lambert, PhD

(337) 234-4912


Intimate Partner Violence Presentation

Video: Why Domestic Violence Victims Don't Leave, Leslie Morgan Steiner

Video: What You Need to Know About Stalkerware, Eva Galperin

Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence

(601) 882-5550


Protection Orders 101

Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project

P.O. Box 1503

Jackson, MS 39215


Find out more about volunteering with MVLP here.

Mississippi Access to Justice Commission

Nicole McLaughlin, Executive Director

643 North State Street

P.O. Box 2168

Jackson, MS 39202

(601) 960-9581


The Mississippi Access to Justice Commission was created by the Mississippi Supreme Court on June 28, 2006, to develop a unified strategy to improve access to the civil courts for the poor.  The mission of the Access to Justice Commission is to develop a unified strategy to improve access to justice in civil legal proceedings for the poor in Mississippi. The Commission has many resources on its website to assist the public and self-represented litigants navigate the legal system.

Thank you to our partners: