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
Special Assistant Attorney General
Lafayette Psychology Center
Sasha J. Lambert, PhD
Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project
P.O. Box 1503
Jackson, MS 39215
You can find cases in need of pro bono representation here.
Mississippi Access to Justice Commission
Nicole McLaughlin, Executive Director
643 North State Street
P.O. Box 2168
Jackson, MS 39202
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: