Hurricane Florence- legal assistance update

Thanks to our amazing team of law students in just a few days we will have updated the 20 pages of resource links in the SC Bar Disaster Resource Manual. This will make it not only easier for lawyers to respond to questions from the victims but also to provide them with the latest and most effective assistance. Many times the calls to the Disaster Legal Assistance Hotline are not about a legal issue but about access to services.

This is what lawyers to best and as students you are part of this team!

Before the JD Research Results

AALS (the Association of American Law Schools) conducted extensive research into why and when people decide to go to law school. The results are interesting and worth noting. A relative is considered the most important motivator in making the decision to go to law school and public service opportunities is a major reason for becoming a lawyer!

Think back to your decision time!  What were you thinking?

Read the Highlights here https://www.aals.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/BJDReportsHghlights.pdf

PEANUTS!

You either love boiled peanuts or hate them but it turns out that a Boiled Peanut Festival is a great way to raise money for a no-kill animal shelter!  Help needed bagging and selling our boiled peanuts on Sept. 29th. The most bags sold WINS a prize. It is not about the peanuts it’s all about the winning!

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445a8a82ea1fc1-palmetto

Help select the flavor we will submit on Sept 20th for a tasting and voting.

 

 

Letter writing

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