Mississippi Access to Justice Commission (MSATJC)

The Mississippi Supreme Court created the Access to Justice Commission on June 28, 2006, becoming the 23rd state to appoint such a commission.
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Primary geographic focus: Mississippi
Organization type(s): ATJ Initiative
Acronym or short name: MSATJC
Tags: Access to Justice Commissions

An estimated 600,000 people live at or below poverty in Mississippi. With one legal services lawyer per every 18,000 eligible individuals, the challenges are great, but the desire to achieve justice for all is greater. While many organizations in Mississippi have long been committed to improving the delivery of civil legal service to the poor, there was no single entity that was representative of all such organizations.

With the proposed development of a unified strategy to improve access to the civil courts for the poor, a vision was born. Funded through the generous support of the Mississippi Supreme Court, The Mississippi Bar and The Mississippi Bar Foundation, the Commission aims to make a difference for one, for all.


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Legal Aid for Mississippians

Desare Frazier
Mississippi Public Broadcasting
August 26, 2016
More than 600,000 Mississippians don't have access to the justice system because they can't afford it.

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