Posted in: Lawyers None, Pro Bono


Five South Carolina attorneys and three law firms were recently recognized by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service for their outstanding contributions to Free Legal Answers. The South Carolina Bar is highlighting these members as part of National Volunteer Month.

The following lawyers, firms and organizations received the recognition as ABA Free Legal Answers 2021 Pro Bono Leaders: 

  • Sarah Cox of Columbia 
  • Ashley Dixon of Columbia 
  • Tommy Geddings of Manning 
  • Tara Nauful of Columbia 
  • Rebecca Wray of Greenville 
  • Burnette Shutt & McDaniel
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
  • Robinson Gray Stepp & Laffitte
  • Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
  • The University of South Carolina School of Law Pro Bono Program 

Free Legal Answers is a virtual clinic offering free legal advice to income-eligible users throughout the country.  Each state has its own website where users may present basic legal questions, and volunteer lawyers provide their advice without the expectation of long-term representation. The process is quick, easy and promotes access to legal information on non-criminal matters for those who may not have resources to hire a lawyer. In the Palmetto State, volunteer attorneys answered more than 2,200 questions via  SC Free Legal Answers in 2021.  

“Free Legal Answers is also a beneficial option for attorneys who want to do pro bono work but may not be at a place where they can take on a pro bono case. It offers the flexibility to provide pro bono legal assistance at a time and place that is convenient,” Goodale said. “We are grateful for our volunteers who give their time and knowledge to help South Carolinians in need and are especially thankful to those top volunteers for their contributions in 2021. We continue to encourage the public to visit SC Free Legal Answers and for Bar members to volunteer to answer questions.”

Learn more about posting a question or volunteering at