Every now and again, I need a reminder to share information.
Earlier today, I received a request from someone desperately trying to find out where to find help for an expungement. And, the resource is below:
Your Guide to Expungement in South Carolina (updated in November 2013). This fabulous, free resource was pulled together by the South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families. It can be found online at http://www.scfathersandfamilies.com/public/files/docs/Nov2013UpdatedGuide.pdf. It basically walks folks through expungement (Step 4) while letting them know whether expungement is a possibility (Step 3) and, if so, which one to go for.
If you want additional information on expungement and pardons, below are also some helpful links:
I’m thrilled to introduce this to you. While touring the exhibitors yesterday at the 2009 Equal Justice Conference, I met Rebecca Henry. It was through her that I learned about the ABA/Avon Domestic Violence Pro Bono Directory Project.
The Project is developing a national, searchable, online directory of pro bono programs providing legal assistance to victims of domestic violence.
The directory will be available this summer on ProBono.Net.
There is NO deadline for completing the survey. So complete it at your convenience.
This is especially important now as many domestic violence shelters and legal assistance projects are losing some of their traditional support – and many domestic violence shelters and support services are predicting a rise in domestic violence in the current economic climate.
Please complete the survey! If you’re at the 2009 EJC, you’ll find it in the Exhibition Hall. If not, click here to access the online survey.
And thanks for your assistance in breaking the cycle of domestic violence. And KUDOS to the ABA, the Avon Foundation and probono.net for developing this project.
On September 11, 2008, the Daily Report noted that Robert L. Rothman, the new ABA Litigation Chair is looking to expand counsel for people living in poverty and whose basic needs are at stake.The main project he’s taken on is providing publicly funded lawyers to those who can’t afford one in these proceedings.
According to the Daily Report, ROTHMAN said a 2006 ABA resolution that advocated expanding counsel to indigent defendants in critical civil matters was what spurred him to make that the signature effort of his term. “I want to bring the litigation section into a very important discussion that is going on,” said ROTHMAN. “I think there is a critical mass and momentum building on this subject among lawyers, judges, public officials and academics.”
Thus far, this resolution has not been adopted in South Carolina.