number is 601-973-8742. Hotline
attorney, Lenoard Van Slyke, is authorized to devote thirty (30) minutes of his/her
time for each access problem without charge to the user, and the
great majority of questions will be answered within that time period.
If work beyond the free 30-minute period is necessary to complete
the matter and would result in legal fees being incurred, the reporter
or other user will be advised before the work is undertaken to
consult his or her news organization or other entity requesting
the work to determine whether it is willing to finance additional
time being spent on the problem. Many access issues can be resolved
during the initial phone consultation. At other times the Hotline
attorney may need to research the question and get back to the
journalist. If necessary Hotline attorneys will make phone calls
or write letters in an attempt to resolve access disputes. If
this additional work will necessitate a legal billing, the user
will be so advised before the work is done.
3. The Hotline is operated by the law firm of Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes, PLLC. for the Mississippi Center for Freedom
4. Inquiries may be made by any working
journalist, any member of the Mississippi Center for Freedom
of Information, or the general public in Mississippi.
5. When phoning the Hotline, explain at the outset that this is
a Hotline call. The operator will then connect you with a Hotline
attorney. Identify yourself to the attorney and state the media
organization, if any, you represent. Describe your problem.
6. The Hotline is open 24
hours a day, 7 days a week. Whenever
possible, use the Hotline during normal business