By Associated Press - Saturday, July 4, 2015

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Volunteer Lawyers Project will help low-income adults wanting to establish legal guardianship of children to enroll them in school.

The guardianship clinic is scheduled for July 15 at the Lee County Justice Center in Tupelo.

Those interested in attending must meet federal requirements.

Schools require documentation of legal guardianship before enrolling a child living with someone other than a parent. This means grandparents and other relatives must file guardianship documents with the chancery court before attempting to enroll the children they are raising with the school district.

Lawyers Project Executive Director Gayla Carpenter-Sanders says a lawyer will work to help guardians get their children enrolled in school without delay for this fall.

Students from the University of Mississippi Law School’s Pro Bono Initiative will draft the documents necessary for court.

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