Class of 1999
Law Office of Margaret S. Day, LLC
Molly Day participates in pro bono and public service work because she feels that it is the “duty and the privilege of the legal profession as a service based profession.” Her work with the SC Bar Children’s Committee,
Lifelong friendships were developed during this time and those friends continue to share Molly’s passion for pro bono work.
As a student Molly volunteered with the Incarcerated Battered Women’s Project where she helped female victims better understand the legal process and their options for recovery. This first hand experience of working with on a criminal defense team had a strong impression and one that stays with Molly today as she helps her community. It was during her time in Law School that the SC Supreme Court finally recognized the Battered Women’s Syndrome as a valid defense. There is always one case that leaves a lasting memory and for Molly it was the beautiful young woman with dark hair and pretty eyes. Across her face was a horrible scar left by the damage inflicted by abuser. Molly credits this experience with directly impacting her future career path, as she now focuses on family and probate law.
While balancing the stress of law school Molly was a strong leader and served as President of Women In Law and was instrumental in launching their signature fundraising event to help battered women’s services- Race Judicata. Lifelong friendships were developed during this time and those friends continue to share Molly’s passion for pro bono work.
For Molly Day pro bono starts in law school and that ethic continues into the practice of law. In addition to contributing to her self-fulfillment and her enjoyment of her work; she has also found that when you treat your clients well regardless of whether or not they are able to pay, they will refer you to their friends and family and, thus, help build your practice and expose you to new and interesting legal issues.
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