Online Pro Bono Attorney via MS.FreeLegalAnswers.org

Hosted by: Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project

Date

Ongoing Opportunity

Time

Contact coordinator for times

Location

Virtual Opportunity

Contact

Gayla Carpenter-Sanders
gsanders@mvlp.org
601-960-9577

About Online Pro Bono Attorney via MS.FreeLegalAnswers.org

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MVLP and the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission (ATJC) are proud to launch a new interactive website to assist low-income residents in Mississippi with their legal questions. Individuals can obtain legal advice by submitting a legal question through the website. Attorney volunteers can assist the individual anonymously by responding to legal questions by giving legal advice only.

ATJC and MVLP are in need of volunteers who will agree to provide this pro bono assistance at their convenience, from the office or at home. Questions will range from various areas of the law and will not be limited to a specific area. (Limited to non-criminal matters only; criminal questions will not be allowed on the site.) Attorneys who donate their time to this website will receive pro bono hours based on the amount of time spent on the website.

Not all of the Questions will be Family Law Related!

What are the benefits?

Quick, easy way to help low-income, elderly and disadvantaged Mississippians
You’re anonymous to clients; clients only see "Volunteer Attorney" for your response
Your time spent researching/answering questions qualifies for pro bono credit - MVLP submits it on your behalf.

As a volunteer :
You can log in whenever/wherever you choose.
You choose which questions you’ll answer.
You'll find training and resource materials on the most commonly asked questions on the site.
You’ll receive a weekly reminder telling how many open questions there are by category.
You’re covered by MVLP Malpractice Insurance.

Ready to volunteer? Signing up to volunteer with MS.freelegalanswers.org is quick and easy:

1. Go to https://ms.freelegalanswers.org.
2. Click “Lawyers Sign Up” at the top right.
3. Register (only takes a minute).

What can you expect after signing up?
Your registration will be reviewed to ensure you have an active law license in the state of Mississippi.
When you're approved, you'll receive a welcome email.
You can start answering questions right away. Don't forget to record the time you spend researching the answer to document it for pro bono credit. There's a place to do that right on the GiveGab (and FreeLegalAnswers) site!

Application Process

Go to https://ms.freelegalanswers.org and click “Lawyers Sign Up” at top right to register.


We're looking for volunteers who:

Care about:

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    Social Justice

Are a skilled:

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