Over Fifty, Overdrawn
This evening SC Appleseed Legal Justice Center will hit the small screen via NOW on PBS!
Sue Berkowitz, the Executive Director of Appleseed and an SCATJ Commissioner, was interviewed and will be featured on this program discussing the impact of the economic climate on today’s Baby Boomers.
According to the Post and Courier, other South Carolinians featured in the 30 minute show include Teresa Arnold, legislative director of the state’s AARP office and State Rep. Alan Clemmons, R-Myrtle Beach.
NOW airs tonight (1/23/09) at 8:30 p.m. on SCETV. And for those of us unable to view the program tonight, streaming video will be available online after the broadcast.
Ok, sorry, it’s back to those ’80 song references. But seriously, keep checking in over the next few days to see what SC Access to Justice brings you from the 2009 SC Bar Convention in Myrtle Beach.
Stay tuned and don’t forget your sunscreen.
Philip A. Middleton
Congratulations to Philip A. Middleton of Charleston, South Carolina!
The South Carolina Bar announced Tuesday that Philip A. Middleton of Charleston will be awarded the 2008 Pro Bono Award at its House of Delegates meeting on Thursday, January 22, during the 2009 Bar Convention at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes.
Mr. Middleton was selected for his significant contributions and ongoing pro bono work dedicated to an indigent client. Specifically, in 2008, after two years and countless hours of time and out-of-pocket expenses devoted to the case, he settled a land fraud case in Charleston County.
For more about Mr. Middleton and the Pro Bono Award, click here.
Stay tuned for more information about Mr. Middleton and the award next week as SC Access to Justice attends and will blog and Twitter LIVE from the South Carolina Bar Convention!
PS – I hope Mr. Middleton will be poised to pose for a photo (reference our earlier post You Could Be Famous)
Looking for a short-term Pro Bono Opportunity? Look no further!
From the South Carolina Bar:
Phone bank date change — volunteers still needed!
Volunteers are needed to staff upcoming Ask-A-Lawyer phone banks.
The Florence/Myrtle Beach phone bank has been changed to February 25.
Phone banks will also be held in Columbia on March 10; Greenville/Spartanburg on April 15; and Charleston on May 20 to assist the public with its legal questions.
To volunteer, please contact Debbie Morris at (803) 799-6653, ext. 158.