Ask-A-Lawyer in Columbia 3.19.09

The South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program is sponsoring an Ask-A-Lawyer television telephone bank and web chat on Thursday, March 19th., from 5:00 pm.-7:45 pm. 

The telephone bank will be held at WIS-TV Columbia at 803-758-1020.
 
To use web chat simply log onto the South Carolina Bar’s website (www.scbar.org) , click Ask-A-Lawyer and click to begin LIVE CHAT with an attorney.
-RFW
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Philip A. Middleton: You’re FAMOUS!

Remember back a few posts ago and I had the funny non-photo-photo with the headline YOU Could Be Famous?

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And I promised that I would post a photo of the winner. I was soliciting emails for the South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Award and then it was announced as Philip A. Middleton. Remember?

Well, I keep my word. With many thanks to Warren Holland with the SC Bar, I now have photos of Mr. Middleton.

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Congratulations again Mr. Middleton! South Carolina appreciates your service.

-RFW

SC Bar Offers Free Clinics

The South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program will sponsor free legal clinics during the month of February and the schedule by region is below.

UPSTATE

February 6

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Health Care POA, Living Wills, DNR Orders and POA

Oconee Senior Center

101 Perry Ave., Seneca

 

February 9

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Health Care POA, Living Wills, DNR Orders and POA

Market Place Senior Center

3420 Clemson Blvd., Anderson

 

February 19

10 to 11 a.m.

Wills, Estates and Probate

Senior Action, Inc.

50 Directors Dr., Greenville 

 

February 25

10 to 11 a.m.

Health Care POA, Living Wills, DNR Orders and POA

Shepherd’s Center of Spartanburg

393 E. Main St., Spartanburg 

 

LOW COUNTRY

February 7

11 a.m.

Health Care POA, Living Wills, DNR Orders and POA

West Ashley Branch Library

45 Windemere Blvd., Charleston  

 

February 12

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Family Law Issues

George H. Seago Jr. Library

76 Old Trolley Rd., Summerville

 

February 17

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Landlord/Tenant Issues

John L. Dart Library

1067 King St., Charleston

 

February 19

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Family Law Issues

Otranto Rd. Regional Branch Library

2261 Otranto Rd., N. Charleston

 

February 24

6 to 7:30 p.m.

Workers’ Compensation

Cooper River Memorial Branch Library

3503 Rivers Ave., N. Charleston

 

MIDLANDS

February 12

6 to 8 p.m.

Family Law Issues

Richland Cnty. Public Library/SE Branch

7421 Garners Ferry Rd., Columbia

 

February 19

6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Bankruptcy Law Issues

York Cnty. Public Library

138 E. Black St., Rock Hill 

 

February 24

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Health Care POA, Living Wills, DNR Orders and POA

Orangeburg Cnty. Council on Aging

42570 St. Matthews Rd., Orangeburg

 

PEEDEE

February 19

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Health Care POA, Living Wills, DNR Orders and POA

Lamar Branch Library

103 E. Main St., Lamar 

 

February 24

6 to 7 p.m.

Family Law Issues

Georgetown Cnty. Public Library

405 Cleland St., Georgetown

The seminars are free for anyone who would like to attend. For more information, contact the South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program at (803) 799-4015, ext. 158 or (800) 395-3425, ext. 158.

-RFW

YOU could be Famous

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Open Call to ALL South Carolina Attorneys:

I will publish your photo (or your firm’s photo if you prefer) on THIS BLOG when YOU are named the South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program Volunteer of the Year for 2008. That’s right, YOU could be famous. Think of all the publicity you (and your firm) will receive once I publish YOUR FACE on my blog.

Seriously though, the South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program wants your nominations for Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year for 2008. HURRY, nominations are due NO LATER than Friday, December 19, 2008.

For details, visit http://www.scbar.org/public/files/docs/2008PBAward.pdf.

-RFW

For previous articles about this program, visit https://scaccesstojustice.wordpress.com/2008/11/26/want-to-recognize-someone-special-for-their-pro-bono-work/

PS Don’t you LOVE the original artwork?

2 FREE Legal Clinics

NEWS from the South Carolina Bar, online at http://www.scbar.org/news/news/388/:

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• November 17–real estate issues, featuring Thomas H. Brush of the Brush Law Firm, PA. The clinic will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Dorchester Road Regional Library located at 6325 Dorchester Rd. in N. Charleston.   

• November 18–health care power of attorney, living wills, DNR orders and power of attorney, featuring Robin Grossman Poliakoff of Young Clement Rivers, LLP. The clinic will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Center for Women located at 129 Cannon St. in Charleston.   

The seminars are free for anyone who would like to attend. A schedule of other upcoming seminars throughout the state is available online at http://www.scbar.org/clinics. For more information, contact the South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program at (803) 799-4015, ext. 158 or (800) 395-3425, ext. 158.

-RFW

Pro Bono Attorneys for Good

Attorneys have battled image problems for years, but if you get to know some, you’ll find that they’re not as bad as you thought. For example, the Central Penn Business Journal highlightsPennsylvania attorneys who are providing pro bono legal representation.  The term “pro bono” actually derives from the term “pro bono publico” or for the public good. For attorneys, this often means representing individuals or a group for free.

In South Carolina, the South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program works closely with the Legal Aid Telephone Intake Service (LATIS) that qualifies people for service. If you have a legal problem in South Carolina and believe that you meet income guidelines, please contact LATIS at 1-888-346-5592.

If you are an attorney and wish to volunteer for the SC Bar’s Pro Bono Program, you can sign up online at http://www.scbar.org/member_resources/pro_bono_program/pro_bono_sign_up_form/. For more information about the program, please see http://www.scbar.org/member_resources/pro_bono_program/.

-RFW