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Ask-A-Lawyer: Young lawyers to address legal questions May 5 and 6 in observance of Law Week

April 22, 2014

COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 22, 2014)—In observance of Community Law Week, the S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) is holding two special Ask-A-Lawyer events to coordinate volunteer lawyers in a regional effort to assist the public with its legal questions.

Television phone banks staffed by YLD volunteer attorneys will air on the WLTX evening news Monday, May 5, between 5 and 7:30 p.m., and the WCBD News 2 evening broadcast Tuesday, May 6, between 5 and 6:30 p.m. Watch the broadcasts for the number to call.

Lawyers will also respond to questions via Web chats during those times. To ask a question online, visit www.scbar.org/aal.

Attorney volunteers for WLTX include Charles Appleby, Bryan Caskey, Ryan Compton, Davis Inabnit, David Mason, Ashley Myers, Clarke Newton, Joseph Sandefur, Brett Daniel Woron and Michael Wright.

Attorney volunteers for WCBD News 2 include Ryan Compton, Evan Guthrie, Blake Hewitt, Alex Hyman, Amish Jethwa, Susannah Knox, Katie Mellen, Katie Monoc, Ryan Neville and Patrick Wooten.

Community Law Week is sponsored by the S.C. Bar YLD and takes place during the first week of May each year. During this time, community service projects are planned in each judicial circuit throughout the state, which are designed to promote public service among the legal profession and provide the public with information about its legal rights. Other Community Law Week events include blood drives, Cocky’s Reading Express events (designed to promote children's literacy), beautification efforts in Anderson, a wills clinic and a canned food drive.

The Ask-A-Lawyer program is made possible by the S.C. Bar Foundation.

The South Carolina Bar, which has a membership of more than 14,500 lawyers, is dedicated to advancing justice, professionalism and understanding of the law.

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