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January 2020

Richland County CASA/GAL Training

23 January @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The staff at the Richland County CASA Program will bring their comprehensive training to the law school for your convenience.  Training to become a guardian ad litem for an abused or neglected children can be a daunting task but the skilled trainers and the resource material will help give you the tools you need to be an effective advocate for a child.  This is an amazing opportunity but not for everyone.  Come by the Pro Bono Program office if you…

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February 2020

VITA- Super Saturday

1 February @ 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Cooperative Ministries, 3821 W Beltline Blvd
Columbia, SC , SC 29204 United States
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In conjunction with Cooperative Ministries, the SC Bar Young Lawyers Division and the Midlands VITA Coalition, the USC School of Law Pro Bono Program VITA team will conduct intake interviews for a day long tax preparation event. To be part of this event, volunteers must have completed several IRS certifications. For more information contact the Pro Bono Program today!  We can easily send you the online certification material

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HELP Clinic

6 February @ 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Transitions Homeless Center, 2025 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
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H.E.L.P. Clinic-the Homeless Clinic, a project of the Richland County Bar Association Pro Bono Committee is conducted from 8:30-10 am on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at Transitions. Law students will conduct intake interviews and assist attorneys with cases. Contact the Pro Bono Program if you have questions or if you ready to volunteer use this online link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090a4babad2eabfe3-project A reminder will be sent to you a few days before the event

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My Will

14 February @ 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Central Midlands Council on Governments 236 Stoneridge Dr Columbia SC 29210, 236 Stoneridge Dr
Columbia, SC 29210 United States
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My Will is a joint project presented by the SC Bar Pro Bono Program, the Central Midlands Office on Governments- Office on Aging and the Law School Pro Bono Program.  The goal is to provide simple wills to low income senior citizens.  Clients are prescreened and complete a questionnaire before arriving at their appointment.  Volunteer attorneys, assisted by law students prepare and execute a simple will.  Law students also serve as the witnesses in the execution process. This project is…

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Friday Blitz

14 February @ 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
SC Bar, 950 Park Street
Columbia, 29201 United States
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The Friday Blitz is a team effort!  Teams of pro bono lawyers and law students gather, usually at the SC Bar, and take on the task of responding to questions posted by the public to the online forum, www.SC.FreeLegalAnswers.org. Welcome 1L's Volunteers simply need to bring a laptop Sign up to volunteer with Pam Robinson, robinspd@law.sc.edu or go to our Sign Up Genius site https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445a8a82ea1fc1-friday

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Friday Blitz

14 February @ 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
SC Bar, 950 Park Street
Columbia, 29201 United States
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The Friday Blitz is a team effort!  Teams of pro bono lawyers and law students gather, usually at the SC Bar, and take on the task of responding to questions posted by the public to the online forum, www.SC.FreeLegalAnswers.org. Welcome 1L's Volunteers simply need to bring a laptop Sign up to volunteer with Pam Robinson, robinspd@law.sc.edu or go to our Sign Up Genius site https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445a8a82ea1fc1-friday

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VITA Tax Preparation

15 February @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Cafe, 1525 Senate St
Columbia, 29208 United States
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Certified volunteers will conduct intake interview, prepare and e-file tax returns for low income persons. For information about certification contact the Pro Bono Program today

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Summer Public Interest Q & A Session

18 February @ 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Learn all about the differences and how to apply for the Konduros Public Service Fellowships, the SC Bar Foundation Public Interest Fellowship or a PILS Public Interest grant

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VITA- Tax Preparation

19 February @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Cafe, 1525 Senate St
Columbia, 29208 United States
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Certified volunteers will conduct intake interview, prepare and e-file tax returns for low income persons. For information about certification contact the Pro Bono Program today

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Lawyers4Vets

20 February @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lawyers4Vets is a project of the SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center in collaboration with the VA. Volunteer lawyers come to the VA to consult with veterans on civil issues such as expungement, wills, custody and housing issues.  NO VA Benefit issues can be handled. Law students can assist by conducting Intake with the attending veterans and providing any support needed to keep things moving along. Contact the Pro Bono Program Robinspd@law.sc.edu   to receive information on signing up to help with this…

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