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Poor need more access to legal services

More attorneys need to offer their time to provide pro bono — or free — services to the poor.

That’s just one of several recommendations outlines in the recently released report from the Access to Justice Commission which summarizes findings of five public hearings held around Mississippi.

The Report of Public Hearings on the Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-Income Mississippians was presented to the Mississippi Supreme Court on Tuesday in Jackson. The public hearings focuses on the difficulties poor people encounter in gaining access to civil legal representation. (September 17, 2010, Page 1A)

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