Legal services center receives $96,000 grant

By The Associated Press

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Bar Association has awarded a $96,000 grant to the Mississippi Center for Legal Services to help provide legal aid to the poor.

The grant came from the Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts, a program set up by the state Supreme Court for interest earned on certain accounts lawyers hold in trust for clients.

Sam H. Buchanan, executive director of the legal services center, tells The Sun Herald the money will be used to help find other funding sources and to address the increasing legal needs of low-income persons.

The Center for Legal Services has offices in Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Jackson, McComb and Meridian.