If you have a few hours a month and are willing to learn how to correspond with prisoners, we have the project for you. Working under the direction of a staff attorney at the SC Bar volunteers will research and prepare responses to letters from prisoners. This is a great way to put those research and drafting skills into action. Yes, this is suitable for 1L’s. The letters will range from complaints about the system, the food to claims of innocence ( often with case law citations!)
Time commitment: 1-2 hours a month. After the initial meeting the lawyer much of the work can be done offsite and at a time convenient to you.
A perfect way to hone writing and issue spotting skills
Contact the Pro Bono Program today to get started: Robinspd@law.sc.edu