Community Involvement

November 14, 2017

Joel Fyke Serves as Alumni Panelist for the Croft Institute of International Studies

Joel Fyke, along with two other Croft alumni, with degrees in international studies, spoke to a crowd of undergraduate students in the Croft building Friday afternoon. The graduates advised students on making the most of their undergraduate degrees and pursuing jobs they want after graduation. Directly following the panel discussion, the alumni met with small groups of students to conduct breakout sessions, which allowed for more personal conversations. “If you don’t get the job, talk to the person who just rejected you and ask them where you should go and get some experience before you can come back,” 2005 graduate Joel Fyke said. A recipient of the Truman Scholarship, Fyke began his career in a small newspaper and now works with the firm as an Associate in the Jackson office. The Croft Institute for International Studies will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year, and Friday’s event was the second of its kind under director Oliver Dinius’ leadership. Read more on the panel by clicking here.

October 20, 2017

FWK Offices Wear Pink in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Our teams from MS to LA and up to NJ all showed their support for Breast Cancer Awareness month by wearing pink to work yesterday! You all look great! We are also collecting hats, blankets, and scarves for our local cancer clinic through the month of October. These items will help keep patients more comfortable and warm during treatments. Click on each photo to make it larger.

April 17, 2017

Mississippi Photography Contest

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP is proud to celebrate three decades in Downtown Jackson, and we are even prouder to reaffirm our commitment to Mississippi’s capital city by revitalizing and transforming the top three floors of the Regions Building, the tallest building in Downtown Jackson. We are driven by the new energy and businesses that are coming here. Now it’s your turn to add to the creative energy, and we want you to bring your passion and submit your original works to the Forman Watkins & Krutz Photography Contest. Photograph entries from around Mississippi are welcome and will be eligible to win first, second, and third place prizes in both the Amateur and Professional categories.

April 14, 2017

FWK Team Hosts Legal Clinic at Local Library in Partnership with Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project

Thank you to our lawyers for donating their knowledge and time to assist our local community through a law clinic created by our partnership with the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project – see the full story by reading below or click here to view the news story & video. Our Pro Bono initiative for 2017 allows us to partner with various projects like MVLP throughout our local communities and keeps us committed to helping others with their legal needs. As quoted from The Clarion Ledger: You may be able to be your own attorney on some cases without someone referring to you as a fool for representing yourself. However, would you know the type cases you may be able to represent yourself on? On Thursday, a group of lawyers from the law firm of Forman Watkins & Kurtz, and some Mississippi College School of Law students, joined with the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project to provide an answer during a free legal clinic at the Eudora Welty Library in downtown Jackson. These are the cases individuals might be able to represent themselves: Uncontested divorce Simple wills Uncontested adoption matters Guardianship Name change Conservatorship Child support contempt Guardianship Birth certificate correction Expungement of misdemeanor criminal record Stephanie Luckett of Canton came to the legal clinic to get instructions on the steps to file an uncontested divorce case. About 15 people signed up for the free legal clinic Thursday. Such clinics are conducted throughout the state during the year. “I’m trying to get help; […]

January 23, 2017

Firm Announces New Pro Bono Committee and Partnerships

Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP is proud to announce the launch of its Pro Bono Initiative. The Firm believes that pro bono service is an important and essential element of every attorney’s professional responsibility; further, we believe that attorneys possess unique skills and abilities to serve the disadvantaged and promote the public interest.