South Carolina Attorneys: Do you have malpractice for that 608 appointment?

Ok, every South Carolina attorney I know is tired of dredging up Rule 608. However, there continues to be a LOT of discussion around Rule 608, including the Attorney Volunteer Guardian ad Litem project. Last… More

Rule 608 Session Added to the SC Bar Convention

HEAR YE, HEAR YE, RULE 608 HAS BEEN AMENDED! With recent changes to Rule 608, the SC Access to Justice Commission and the SC Bar Convention staff met and decided to add a session reviewing… More

Rule 608

January 2009. The South Carolina Bar (SCBar) files a petition with the Supreme Court of South Carolina to modify Rule 608 so that no attorneys would be appointed to serve as lawyers for indigents without… More

SC Access to Justice Commission’s Recommendations re: Rule 608

After the E-Newsletter was distributed earlier this week, the Commission received many requests from individuals and organizations wanting to review the recommendations. Below is a copy of the cover letter as well as the accompanying… More

SCATJ Commission to Study Rule 608

It’s official. The SC Access to Justice Commission will study and make recommendations regarding Rule 608. The Rule 608 Study Subcommittee, part of the Pro Bono Committee, met on February 11, 2009. Below are photos… More

Attorney Volunteers Needed!

On November 20, 2009, the Supreme Court of South Carolina amended Rule 608 so that attorneys will no longer be appointed as Guardians ad Litem (GALs) in Family Court. This amendment went into effect on… More

Help Protect Vulnerable Adults! Volunteer as a Pro Bono GAL . . .

Help Protect South Carolina’s Vulnerable Adults! Volunteer Today as a Pro Bono Attorney Guardian Ad Litem in APS Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation Cases! On November 20, 2009, the Supreme Court of South Carolina amended Rule… More

SC Bar Convention 2010

Well, I’m heading down to the SC Bar Convention at the Sanctuary on Kiawah. I’ve heard nothing but good things about the Island and am looking forward to basking a little, right? Well, I will… More

Another Good Thing Happened in 2009

The office is quiet today, the last day of 2009. In fact, most people are off. But I thought it would be a good time to catch up on some of those pending to-dos. And… More

The GOOD Lawyer

Imagine this scenario: Child is removed by SC DSS from a single parent home due to allegations of child abuse or neglect.  Single parent, a mother, is working, but making very little and falling well… More