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The South Carolina Bar is committed to serving and educating the public through a series of programs and initiatives designed to create an atmosphere of communication and trust. Click the links to the left for a number of legal resources, including Ask-A-Lawyer events, during which volunteer lawyers answer legal questions from the public; legal clinics or installments of the Law School for Non-Lawyers happening in your area; or free publications containing a variety of helpful information on common legal issues. The calendar to the right also provides a schedule of upcoming events for the public.

NEW! Court-Approved Self-Help Resources for South Carolina Courts

NEW! SCLawAnswers.org: Allows individuals who meet the qualifications to post legal questions and have them answered by a volunteer attorney. It is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, allowing both the attorney and client to use the resource at their convenience. Questions are sorted based on topic, including benefits, consumer law issues, health care, family, work related issues and more.

Click here for a list of helpful phone numbers within the S.C. Bar, S.C. Judicial Department, legal services, state government and other agencies.


Resources for Seniors

• Advance Care Planning: Talking About Your Health Care Choices

• Advance Care Planning Q and A

• Advance Directive Forms

• Why you need a will

• Taxes at death

S.C. Senior Citizens Handbook (PDF) (UPDATED!)

Click on the links to "Lawline" and "Free Publications" at left for information on additional topics.


Other Sources for Basic Legal Information:
The American Bar Association
South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center
S.C. Judicial Department
USC Children's Law Center

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