Practice Areas

On-site clinics:

Child Advocacy Clinic—Students are appointed by the court to investigate allegations of child neglect and abuse and to make written recommendations to the court regarding the best interests of the child. They interview witnesses, investigate the child’s home, and review pleadings and medical and school records. This clinic is supervised by David Calder.

Housing Clinic—Students assist individuals and families facing eviction or foreclosure and victims of illegal lockouts and predatory lending practices. They take responsibility for the management of their own cases, meet with clients, interview witnesses, draft motions and pleadings and appear in court. This housing clinic is supervised by Desiree Hensley & Marie Cope.

Transactional Clinic—Students assist low-income entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations. The goal is to foster economic development, increase access to capital, promote job growth and enable sustainable home ownership in the Mississippi Delta . This clinic is supervised by local attorney, Cameron Abel.

Off-site clinics offered in conjunction with North Mississippi Rural Legal Services:

Elder Law Clinic—Students write wills, prepare health care directives and powers of attorney, advise clients on nursing home and Medicaid regulations and provide advice at meal centers and nursing homes. This clinic is supervised by Ginni Kilgore.

Street Clinic—Students interview and counsel clients at the local food pantry about public benefits, housing, family law, consumer law, property, wills and other civil issues. This clinic is supervised by Minnie Howard.

Tax Clinic—Students assist low-income taxpayers who have disputes with the IRS, including innocent spouse relief, the earned income tax credit and dependency exemption issues. This clinic is supervised by Amanda Glover-Evans.