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Jackson Attorneys Assist Husband in Adoption Pro Bono Case

7/14/2015
Adams and Reese attorneys Laura Rose and Elizabeth Maron, in the firm’s Jackson office, assisted a husband in an adoption case through the Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project.

A husband was seeking to adopt his wife’s young son, who was born before their marriage and had a different father who had not been involved in the child’s life at all. When the process was complete, and the family was handed the Certificate of Adoption at the Courthouse, the husband was so excited that he immediately gave both attorneys giant bear hugs.

The Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project is the nation’s first formal association of a state bar association, the Mississippi Bar Association, and the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). MVLP’s long-standing relationship with the Mississippi Bar and the LSC has resulted in a professional and productive partnership, with attorneys unselfishly offering their time and talents to serve Mississippi’s poor and less fortunate. More recently, the organization has narrowed its services to assisting clients with domestic matters, exclusively.

Adams and Reese Jackson office attorneys often undertake pro bono cases through organizations such as the MVLP and also the Mission First Legal Aid Clinic in Jackson, including the assistance of a family to obtain a conservatorship over a disabled brother, a veteran, to help manage his medical care.