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jim-sandman-lscEvery day across America, victims of domestic violence seeking protection, veterans trying to avoid homelessness, and consumers facing wrongful evictions or foreclosures are forced to navigate the legal system alone because they can’t afford a lawyer. Legal Services helps assure fairness in our legal system, and it’s never been more needed, or more important, than it is today.”

- James J. Sandman
President Emeritus
Legal Services Corporation

powell“Equal justice under law is not merely a caption on the facade of the Supreme Court building, it is perhaps the most inspiring ideal of our society. It is one of the ends for which our entire legal system exists ... it is fundamental that justice should be the same, in substance and availability, without regard to economic status.”

- Lewis Powell, Jr.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice (ret.)

(During his tenure as President of the American Bar Assoc.)

North Mississippi Rural Legal Services non-profit organization that provides free civil legal assistance to low income people in 39 counties of north Mississippi.

Donations are important for NMRLS to assist Mississippi's low income individuals and families. You can make a donation to the North Mississippi Rural Legal Services through PayPal, a completely secure, fast and convenient way to make a difference by clicking on the "Donate" button below, or you can mail a check or money order directly to us at the address below.

Each year, NMRLS provides access to the judicial system for thousands of low-income Mississippians. However, due to lower resources, too many low-income Mississippians still do not get the legal help they need. You can assist in the effort of bridging this gap by donating today. Click on the link below for testimonials of just a few of our many clients.

As you may know, North Mississippi Rural Legal Services is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, and your donation is tax deductible. Because we receive a grant from the federally funded Legal Services Corporation, we are required by 45 CFR Part 1610 to notify you that our funds may not be expended for any purposes prohibited by the regulations governing Legal Services Corporation. In addition, we are required to provide this notification to any donor who provides $250 or more to North Mississippi Rural Legal Services.

Mailing Address

North Mississippi Rural Legal Services
PO Box 767
Oxford, MS 38655


Dorothy W.North Mississippi Rural Legal Services was a real blessing for me. Jack Carmer really helped me. I had a large hospital debt, and they were garnishing my wages and that caused me to be behind in all my other bills. This program [Legal Services] is so necessary. If there is anything I can do to keep it from being cut, I will. Legal Services helped me get my life back together. They gave me a new start. By Jack helping me, I got all my bills caught up. I am living a new life again with thanks to God and Jack Carmer.

—Dorothy W.
Senatobia, MS

Former NMRLS attorney Jack Carmer filed a Bankruptcy for her.

Sue GI was referred to Legal Services by a friend after Medicare denied my claim leaving me with a $23,000.00 bill after an accident. Mrs. Kilgore was wonderful. She went through the appeals process with me until finally, almost 3 years after the accident, an Administrative Law Judge ruled in my favor, and I got the amount that Medicare was supposed to pay.

—Sue G.

NMRLS Elder Law Director Catherine V. Kilgore guided her through the Medicare appeals

Hattie M.Legal Services helped me to get custody of my 2 sons. Nora Rasco was just wonderful with me. She seemed to genuinely care about me as a person. They gave me back my life by helping me get my kids. I will always be grateful to them [Legal Services].

—Hattie M.
Abbeville, MS

NMRLS attorney Nora Rasco handled 2 custody suits for her.