Law School Groups Serve LGBTQ Community Through Free Clinic

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Law school clinic faculty and students at the LGBT clinic in Jackson, Miss.

OUTLaw, the Pro Bono Initiative and the Transactional Clinic partnered with the Family Equality Council to host an LGBTQ Legal Clinic in Jackson, Miss. on Friday, Oct. 24. Volunteer attorneys and students provided a training on documents that LGBTQ families can use to protect parental, personal and property rights under current Mississippi law. The partners developed an online training program, materials and forms as well, available on the Clinical Programs website at https://law.olemiss.edu/academics-programs/clinics/resources/.  Friday’s program was the launch of an ongoing project to link low and moderate-income LGBTQ families with attorneys and students who will provide direct services to draft these forms and give counsel and advice.