Author Archives: Pam Robinson

Calling all Chili CHEFS!

Help the Pro Bono Program and CALS raise funds to support the many volunteers working hard to represent abused and neglected children in Richland County.  Richland County CASA loves having just a bit of unrestricted funds to use to address special projects or children with a unique request.  Such as going to summer camp! Seeking chefs willing to cook and serve a crockpot of chili!

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Pro Bono and….. a chicken

Yes, you read that correctly. Recently the question below was posted to the SC Bar online resource, www.SC.FreeLegalAnswers.org. It is a real head scratcher ( no pun intended) and although not typical of the questions asked it would not be unusual to a general practice attorney! Email me with suggested responses: Robinspd@law.sc.edu or feel free to join us for the next Friday Blitz on Feb 15th at 2:30 in Room 389. Sign up link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445a8a82ea1fc1-friday

Recently my chicken was stolen from my yard by my neighbor. The neighbor then drove up the road and threw the chicken out of the window of his vehicle while it was moving. This neighbor also videoed the act and I have the video in my possession. I went to my local law enforcement officials to file a report to which they told me that since it was a free range chicken and that I can’t prove that the chicken was taken from my yard, that basically the only thing the neighbor can be charged with is animal cruelty and animal abandonment. The neighbor was charged with those two crimes but was found not guilty. He was found not guilty on the charge for animal abandonment because he can’t abandon an animal that’s not his. He was found not guilty on the charge of animal cruelty because “you cant abuse a livestock animal”. So now I’m stuck, I would like to see this man be punished for his crime. I do understand that he can’t be charged for the same crime twice but I’m curious about civil court. Animal control has a video of my neighbor admitting that he knew that the animal belonged to me. Im just curios as to what my options are now. I understand that it is a chicken and that they are slaughtered everyday for people to eat, and I have no problem with that. My issue is that the animal belonged to me and was my property that was taken by someone that has no right to take it. This same neighbor gets away with everything in my town, the local officials are corrupt but again I have no hard evidence to prove anything so that argument is useless. Any help or advice that can be given to me will be much appreciated.

Cookies, Cakes and Goodies! Oh My!

Your chance to bake ( or eat) for a good cause is here! On Thursday, Feb 7th outside the Cafe, WIL, BLSA and the Pro Bono Program will be holding a BAKE SALE to raise funds for gift cards for those families displaced at Allen-Benedict Court. We have been doing a great job collecting personal care products but there are always some things people would like to buy themselves. We should do our part to help! Not only have these residents lost their homes but their sense of community has been dispersed. They are taking each day as it comes but they have many basic human needs and challenges to face each day.

Interested in baking? YEAH Here is a link to see what others are doing. Nothing wrong with lot of chocolate cookies but they say that variety is the spice of life!

Take Note: Last time, homemade dog treats were a great hit!!

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