Summer Friday Blitz

Yes, it is blistering hot but that is no excuse!  You can still participate in the coolest project ever! A “Summer” Friday Blitz!  Just like our regular Blitz but in the summer!  Volunteer lawyers and law students will team up to respond to questions posted to the SC Bar online forum.  We hope to be using the new format!

August 4th 2:30-5! at the SC Bar Building

To sign up, contact Pam Robinson today! Room for at least 6 volunteer law students with laptops.

 

Ready for volunteers! My Will-2017-18

If you are a 2L or 3l and have any interest in estate planning, elder law, wills or just plain helping people then the My Will Project may be just the thing for you. This is a joint project with the SC Bar Pro Bono Program and the Central Midlands Office on Aging with a goal of providing wills for low income senior citizens.

Law students will work along side local volunteer attorneys as scriveners and witnesses in the preparation of the wills.  The My Will Project is conducted once a month from 9-12 on Friday. This signup link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445a8a82ea1fc1-mywill  provides all the necessary information including access to a Dropbox folder containing the will template.

The dates and slots for 2017 and 18 are loaded and waiting for you to sign up!  Limited to just 8 volunteers on each date. Have laptop; will travel

For a full job description and an identification of the skills and core competencies involved check this out: http://sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/law/internal/department/pro_bono/student/my_will.php

Beaufort Co. Blitz

On June 16th, Sarah Efird ( 3L) , Gabe Strenk ( 2L)  and Lashawnda Woods- Roberts ( 3L)  traveled to Bluffton, SC to join members of the Beaufort Co. Bar Association and Robin Wheeler, Director, SC Bar Pro Bono Program in a Friday Blitz!  Friday Blitz’s are team efforts to address the backlog of questions posted by the public to the SC Bar’s online Q & A site.  The team responded to over 150 questions, many of them in the family law area but also touching landlord-tenant, probate and school law issues.  Job well done team! Thanks to Molly Day for hosting us!