DeSoto County Law Library

Located inside First Regional Library Headquarters
370 West Commerce Street
Hernando, Mississippi
Hours: Monday-Wednesday: 9:30 am-11:30 am & 12:00 -4:00 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am-11:30 am & 12:00 -5:00 pm

The DeSoto County Law Library offers access to many volumes of printed materials for your legal needs, including codebooks of Mississippi and federal statutes, legal encyclopedias, treatises, practice guides, and form books. as well as access to Fastcase, an easy-to-use online legal research platform .

Patrons may use one of the many public PCs or laptops available for use within the
library, or they may bring they own laptop, netBook, or tablet and use the
library’s WiFi network
. A library card and PIN are required.

A law librarian is on staff to help patrons find materials and resources. If you are a non-attorney researching a legal issue, ask the law librarian about self-help resources, including online forms, videos, and Mississippi Free Legal Answers, an online service that connects people who qualify with volunteer attorneys who can answer their questions and provide limited legal advice.

RESOURCES

Click here for legal forms for cases including irreconcilable differences divorces, name changes, establishing visitation rights, Advance Healthcare Directives, and more.
Click here for a form to appoint a Power of Attorney over your finances.
Click here to access Mississippi Free Legal Answers, a service that connects people who qualify with volunteer attorneys to answer their legal questions.
Click here for educational videos on topics including how to represent yourself in court, how to schedule a court hearing, how to gather documents and information for court, and more.
Click here for information about filing for bankruptcy in Mississippi.
Click here for information about expunging criminal records in Mississippi.

LEGAL SERVICES ORGANIZATIONS

North Mississippi Rural Legal Services – a legal services organization that provides free civil legal services for low income clients in 39 counties in North Mississippi
Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project – a statewide organization that connects low income Mississippians with free attorneys to provide courtroom representation or legal advice to empower them to represent themselves in family law matters
Mississippi Center for Justice – a statewide organization that provides legal services in pursuit of racial and economic justice for all Mississipians in areas including housing, consumer protection, education law, health law, immigration, and civil rights.
Disability Rights Mississippi – a statewide organization that provides legal services and advocacy for disabled Mississipians
Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance – a statewide organization that provides legal services for immigrants in Mississippi filing certain immigration applications. This organization cannot help with deportation defense or immigration detention.