LGBTQ Legal Issues:
The LGBTQ community faces many challenges in Mississippi. We represent clients for name changes, wills, trusts, power of attorney, gender marker changes and more. Call Bear Atwood to discuss your legal needs.
School discipline cases
Young people face draconian consequences in schools and in the Juvenile Justice System for what is normal adolescent behavior.
Students are suspended and even expelled for minor infractions. Our schools should be focused on educating students; ensuring they have every tool they need to succeed.
Being suspended or expelled from school can have life long consequences for your child. Every time a school suspends a child they are reducing that students chances of success.
Every young person needs a lawyer on his side in the youth court. Before your child goes to Youth Court, you need to know the consequences of a delinquency adjudication. Bear Atwood can help your child navigate the Juvenile Justice system .
If your child has a disciplinary hearing, or has a Youth Court charge pending, please do not hesitate to contact our office for a case evaluation.
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Bear Atwood is a former New Jersey Deputy Attorney General; she worked in the Division on Civil Rights enforcing the State Law Against Discrimination. Since moving to Mississippi, Bear has worked at the Southern Poverty Law Center as Director of their Youth Justice Project. She was the Legal Director at the ACLU of Mississippi where she litigated high profile civil rights cases.
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