South Carolina (SC) Civil Legal Aid

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Civil Legal Aid Providers Related to This Geographic Area

Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation (SC) -- Provides legal services across the seven counties of South Carolina's coastal Low Country: Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester,¬†Georgetown¬†and Jasper. Also provides forestry services across four additional counties: Clarendon, Hampton, Orangeburg and Williamsburg.

Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse (CODA) Low Country (SC) -- Provides professional supportive services to victims of intimate partner abuse and their children in Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper counties in South Carolina. -- Website. Project of South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS). Provides the public with easy internet access to basic legal information and legal resources in South Carolina.

One-Eighty Place – Homeless Justice Project (SC) -- Nonprofit. Provides food, shelter, and hope to end homelessness and hunger.

SisterCare (SC) -- A non-profit based in Columbia, SC that provides services and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence and their children. Operates in Richland, Lexington, Kershaw, Newberry, and Fairfield counties.

South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program -- Pro bono program of the South Carolina bar association.

South Carolina Victim Assistance Network (SCVAN) -- Founded in 1984. SCVAN sponsors training and events, and manages four grant-funded programs that provide direct services and resources to our state's crime victims.

Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) -- Based in Atlanta, SCHR is a nonprofit, public interest law firm dedicated to providing and improving legal representation for the poor in the Southern US.

Organizations (not Providers) Related to This Geographic Area

Selected, incomplete list of organizations that have done something relating to civil legal aid. Listing below does not imply endorsement.

South Carolina Access to Justice Commission (SCATJ) -- Created by the South Carolina Supreme Court in recognition of the need to expand access to civil legal representation for people of low income and modest means.

Other Information Sources

Access to Justice Initiative: South Carolina Access to Justice Commission (SCATJ)

LSC state grantee profile: LSC-Funded Programs in South Carolina (South Carolina Legal Services)

National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel: South Carolina

American Bar Association: Resources for people without a lawyer in South Carolina

Press Clips Covering This Geographic Area

Fearful of Court, Asylum Seekers are Banished in Absentia
July 30, 2017 | Marshall Project | Julia Preston | Feature

Possible Cuts in Washington Could Have Negative Impact on State’s Most Vulnerable Disaster Survivors
March 5, 2017 | South Carolina Public Radio | Thelisha Eaddy | Audio, News Story

Nonprofit law firm aims to represent victims priced out of the system
March 30, 2016 | Charleston City Paper | Dustin Waters | News Story

How falling behind on child support can end in jail
April 9, 2015 | MSNBC | Irin Cameron | News Story