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Look inside for a list of upcoming MVLP event and ways to give to MVLP to help change the lives of Mississippians in need!
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UPCOMING MVLP EVENTS
 

 
April 15, 2014:  Wills Legal Clinic - MVLP will hold a Wills CLE & Legal Clinic at Helm Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Carrollton, Mississippi, on Tuesday, April 15, from 12:00-4:00 p.m. Please email MVLP if you can volunteer for this clinic.  

April 23, 2014:  Wills Legal ClinicMVLP will hold a Wills CLE & Legal Clinic at Glenn Chapel Christian Methodist Episcopal Church in Columbus, Mississippi, on Wednesday, April 23, from 3:00-7:00 p.m.  Please email MVLP if you can volunteer for this clinic.  




April 28, 2014: Capital Area Bar Association's (CABA) Annual Lawyers Golf Outing - CABA will hold the 22nd Annual Lawyer Golf Outing at the Jackson Country Club on Monday, April 28.  Lunch will begin at noon. The tournament will start at 1:00 p.m. The fee for four (4) Person Scramble Team is $150 per person. The registration fee includes lunch and an invitation to the reception that will occur immediately after the conclusion of the tournament. The registration deadline is April 25, 2014.  To register for the event, click here.  For more information and to sponsor the event, contact Brad Moody at bmoody@bakerdonelson.com.  Proceeds from the tournament benefit MVLP! New this year: As an additional fundraising option, CABA will recognize individual donors who make charitable gifts directly to MVLP in recognition of the tournament as Honorary Sponsors of the Golf Tournament.  Make your personal check out to MVLP at one of the following levels: $150 — Honorary Hole Sponsor; $300 — Honorary Double Hole Sponsor; $625 — Honorary Birdie Sponsor; $1000 — Honorary Eagle Sponsor. Note the CABA Golf Tournament on the memo line. Mail the check directly to MVLP and MVLP will acknowledge the gift with a tax receipt and CABA will recognize the donors as honorary sponsors of the tournament.



May 23, 2014:  "How to Hang Your Shingle and Start Your Own Firm" CLE Seminar.  The current legal market has forced many attorneys to start solo or small firm practices even if they had not originally planned to do so when they entered law school.  Starting your own firm can be overwhelming, especially if you do not know other attorneys who have successfully done so.  On Friday, May 23, 2014, MVLP will hold an all-day CLE Seminar specifically for attorneys who want to establish solo or small firm practices.  The CLE is designed to make sure you have the right “tools in your toolbox” as you hang your shingle and start your own firm.  MVLP is offering the CLE as a way to support the many Mississippi attorneys who provide pro bono services to the organization.  Topics to be covered include choosing clients wisely, best practices for getting paid, malpractice liability basics, financial and tax liability basics, ethical considerations of solo and small firm practices, an introduction to chancery, criminal defense and appellate practice, and electronic filing through Mississippi Electronic Courts (MEC), among others.  The seminar will also feature a judges roundtable with judges from municipal, chancery and circuit court offering tips for practicing in those venues.  This one-of-a-kind event will be held at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum on 1152 Lakeland Drive in Jackson.  Mississippi attorneys will receive six (6) hours of CLE credit, including one (1) hour of ethics.  Lunch will be provided to allow networking opportunities among those who attend.  For attorneys licensed in 2013 or 2014, the cost is $75.  For MVLP volunteers, the cost is $100.  The cost is $125 for all other attorneys.  For students presenting valid school identification, the cost is $50.  To register for the event, click here. To help sponsor the event, click here:  Email MVLP with questions or call us at 601-960-9577.
 
GIVING TO MVLP

At MVLP our volunteer lawyers and staff are working hard every day to beat the odds and bring a better life to Mississippi’s least advantaged.  More often than not, we’ve found that even when the numbers don’t seem to favor our clients, their odds for advancement can be vastly improved by the timely assistance of professional legal skill.

Your contribution to MVLP can help many Mississippians make the odds work in their favor. You can donate to us directly - or in any of the following ways.
For help with any of these donation options, please call us at 601-960-9577.

This spring, won’t you help us continue to make the knowledge and skills of our volunteer lawyers available to more of our state’s most deserving – and help Mississippi beat the odds?

 

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