August 5, 2021
FormanWatkins Co-Hosts Hinds County Family Law Clinic
On Friday, July 30, 2021, attorneys and summer associates from our Jackson office were among those who volunteered at the Hinds County Family Law Clinic, a pro se legal clinic held at the Hinds County Chancery Courthouse. The clinic assisted individuals with a variety of legal matters, including irreconcilable differences divorces, uncontested guardianships, birth certificate corrections, and name changes.
The clinic was hosted by the Fifth Chancery District (Hinds County Chancery Court), the Capital Area Bar Association, the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, and Forman Watkins & Krutz LLP. Other participating organizations were Mission First, the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project, AARP, Mississippi College School of Law, Mississippi Center for Legal Services, and the Capital Area Bar Association.
Pro Bono Committee member Mimi Arthur: “Forman Watkins attorneys were very excited to again partner with the Hinds County chancellors and several other organizations and attorneys for this event. The clinic allowed our attorneys and summer clerks a chance to provide one-on-one legal advice to clients, and this work directly supports our belief that pro bono service is an important element of every attorney’s professional responsibility. As always, we are encouraged by the success of this clinic, and we look forward to participating again next year.”
Our participating team included Tanya Ellis, Courtney Hunt, Alison McMinn, Mandie Robinson, and summer associates, Reese Neely (University of Mississippi School of Law, May 2023) and Lindsey Nelson (Mississippi College School of Law, May 2023).