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NEWSLETTER / August 2017

South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) is a non-profit law firm.  We provide free legal services in a wide variety of civil (non-criminal) legal matters to eligible low income residents of South Carolina.  Our mission is to provide legal services to protect the rights and represent the interests of low income South Carolinians.

 

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BACK TO SCHOOL

Surely you have noticed all of the excitement in the air as families prepare their children to go back to school.  The beginning of the school year should be an exciting new adventure for all school aged children. Unfortunately, many families struggle with transitioning from the summer to the school year.  We have some helpful advice to make the transition smoother.

 

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JUSTICE FOR ALL

A long-time friend and supporter of South Carolina Legal Services, Justice John Cannon Few is committed to making civil justice accessible to all South Carolinians.  He spoke to our Board of Directors on the barriers facing our most rural residents and ways to meet everyone’s legal needs.

 

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Voices for Civil Justice conducted a study into the public opinion on the state of legal aid and access to the civil legal justice.  In the next few months, we will be sharing some of those findings with you.

84%

Believe it is important for our democracy to ensure that everyone has access to civil justice system.

65%

Believe that low-income people face the most difficulties in obtaining legal help.

82%

Agree that equal justice under the law is a right, not a privilege.

Building a Civil Justice System that Delivers Justice for All (Voices for Civil Justice, Public Welfare Foundation, Summer 2017)

EDUCATED CONSUMER

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Educating clients is a key component of what we do at South Carolina Legal Services.  This is true in consumer protection law as in any other area of our practice.  Here are some quick and easy to remember tips that will make you a more educated consumer.

 

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Attorney Adam Protheroe (center), with Justice John Few (left) and Jim Stuckey (right), receiving the Ellen Hines Smith Legal Services Lawyer of the Year award.

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The staff of our Greenville Office had an office retreat at the Greenville Drive baseball stadium.  It was made possible thanks to the help and generosity of our Board Member Daniel Sulton and his firm Ogletree Deakins.

(Left to right) Dominic Interlicchia, Kimaka Nichols-Graham, Charlotte Osmer, Mark Fessler, Beth DesJardins, Debra Scurry, Susan Ingles, Fred Pfeil, Maureen White, Blair Streitenberger, Kathleen Rogozenski, Angela Perez.

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When not performing her duties at South Carolina Legal Services, Executive Director Andrea Loney spends her free time growing vegetables and sharing them with staff.

SOUTH CAROLINA LEGAL SERVICES

2109 Bull Street

Columbia, SC 29201

888.799.9668

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