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MALS Campaign for Equal Justice: Support Our Mission

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Memphis and New Orleans rank as two of the nation’s poorest large metropolitan areas, and with poverty often come legal issues. However, fewer than 4% of those within MALS’ service area can afford paid legal representation. Many individuals facing legal challenges, such as domestic violence, elder abuse, consumer fraud, or eviction, turn to MALS for assistance. Yet, the resources available to MALS are limited.

That’s why the MALS Campaign for Equal Justice is so critical. The funds generated through this campaign serve as a lifeline, bridging funding gaps and enabling MALS to continue its vital work in the community. Your donation can make a significant difference by helping MALS provide much-needed legal assistance to those in need.

Support the MALS Campaign for Equal Justice and help us make a positive impact on our community.

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Memphis Area Legal Services, Inc.
Over 50 years of serving Memphis and the Midsouth

It’s Our 53rd Birthday, but Instead, of celebrating with a party, MALS is celebrating by serving our COVID-19 impacted community.

We provide free legal advice and representation for low-income, disabled, and elderly clients in legal crises that threaten self-sufficiency or quality of life. We serve people in Fayette, Lauderdale, Shelby and Tipton counties.

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