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
Enjoy the excitement of the 10th Incoming Law Student Community Service Project again!
Photos available at this link: http://bit.ly/2LujFDX
Richland County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) provides and represents Guardians ad Litem for abused and neglected children when their cases go to court. The Guardians are the voice of the abused children in the court room.
We have had more abused and neglected kids enter the system than ever before, and we desperately need more volunteers to advocate for these children. Please come out September 29th at Saluda Shoals Park and enjoy a family fun event and learn how you can become a superhero for abused children.
The event starts off with a 5K, with family-fun activities and food to follow. And….we just got word that the deputies of “Live PD” will be there with us! We are looking for people to participate in the event (running/walking the 5k), volunteer at the event, and/or sponsor foster children so that they can attend the event. You can register for the 5k here: https://www.strictlyrunning.com/gpuilGroupTip.asp?uRaceId=2883&uGroup
If you have questions, please email Clare Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks so much!
The August edition of the monthly quick news, The Difference, from the Pro Bono Program is up and ready for you to take the next step! Read and act! August 2018 News