Law students to conduct pro bono work

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The head of the state’s Access to Justice Commission says a new rule will allow law students to perform legal work for poor Mississippi residents. Executive director Tiffany Graves says the students cannot represent clients directly, but may only help a supervising attorney or teacher. Mississippi College law professor Meta Copeland says that with free help available from students, more attorneys will agree to represent clients who cannot afford to pay. The rule was recently approved by the state Supreme Court allowing students who attend law schools to get some OJT or on the job training.


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