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Resources for the Petal Municipal Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Forrest County, Mississippi, and resources applicable to all courts in Mississippi.
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Attorney General Opinions
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Attorney General Forms and Information
View and download Mississippi Attorney General's Office forms including criminal appeal notification, sexual assault payment policy, victim assistance materials request, victim compensation application, victims' rights packets, consumer protection complaint, domestic violence protection orders, freedom of information records request, and vulnerable persons Medicaid fraud abuse/neglect.
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Attorney General Publications
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The Mississippi Department of Human Services offers an online application for services, online viewing of bills and notices, and information about payments, collection, enforcement, determination of obligations, employer information, and the license suspension program.
Domestic Violence Resources
The Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence offers information about domestic violence, links to services and legal resources, and a search by county for local domestic violence shelters.
Drug Court Information
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Glossary of Legal Terms
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The Mississippi State Bar offers legal information on a variety of topics, including benefits, will and estate planning, family law, employment, health, housing, credit and bankruptcy, and contracts. An overview of the court system and legal process is also provided.
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The Mississippi State Bar offers publications about womens' rights, the consequences of a DUI, and the consequences of school misconduct.
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State and Local Court Rules
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State Law Library
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The Office of Attorney General of Mississippi offers information about its services and resources for victims, including human trafficking, consumer scams, cyber crime, disasters, identity theft, domestic violence, victims' rights and compensation, and abuse of vulnerable adults.
Workers' Compensation Information
The Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission offers online searching, forms, and links to orders and claims, answers to frequently asked questions, law and claims procedures, and additional resources.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
The Mississippi State Bar offers an online directory of its members that can be searched by attorney name, firm, city, state, and county. Results include contact information, bar admission date, and whether an attorney is in good standing and authorized to practice law in Mississippi.
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Complaints About Lawyers
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Free and Low-Cost Legal Services
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Free Legal Services
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Guide to Hiring a Lawyer
The Mississippi State Bar offers a guide to choosing a lawyer, including how to find one, how much it will cost, and how to work with a lawyer once you have chosen one.
Lawyer Fee Disputes
The Mississippi State Bar offers information about its free of cost process for handling client complaints about lawyers' fees.