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South Carolina Bar

South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program - Volunteer Representation

The South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program is a volunteer-based program that refers cases to volunteer attorneys. The applicants are screened for income eligibility, which is at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty level. If you are interested in taking a pro bono case, please email Betsy Goodale or submit this form.

Palmetto Volunteer Lawyer Project

The Palmetto Volunteer Lawyer Project is an online portal that provides lawyers with a fast and easy way to view available pro bono cases in their practice and geographical areas. Cases are placed on the portal by various organizations around the state that need pro bono legal assistance for their clients. In addition to the SC Bar Pro Bono Program, cases are posted on the website by South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA) and its associated organizations across the state, Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services, Root & Rebound SC, and the Midlands Fatherhood Coalition. These organizations offer pro bono opportunities in various parts of the state and in different practice areas. 

Go to You will see "cards" with brief descriptions of the available cases and a map showing their location. You can search for opportunities by location (county), keywords (practice area), or partner organization. If you are interested in possibly assisting with a case, simply click on the "Interested?" icon on the card and provide your name, email address, telephone number, and bar number. You will receive an email response from the posting partner. If it is a case posted by the SC Bar Pro Bono Program, the response will include additional information about the case, including the name of the client and any adverse parties, so that you can decide if you wish to accept assignment of the case. By submitting an interest form, you are not committing to assignment of the case. If you determine after receiving the additional information that you will accept assignment of the case, you simply reply to the email and you will be provided with a packet of information to assist you in handling the case.  If you don't want to have to check the PVLP page to see if new opportunities are available, you can sign up for email notifications when opportunities matching your preferences are posted on the website. Simply click the "Notify Me" button, enter your email, and set your preferences.

Legal Clinics

Clinics are held on various legal topics are held around the state at libraries, churches, senior centers and other locations upon request. Topics vary from family law to tax issues. Volunteer opportunites are available now for fall clinics. Each clinic is about 30 to 45 minutes long. Email Betsy Goodale for more information.

Free Legal Answers

This is a free Q&A-style program that allows income-eligible users to ask civil law related questions to attorneys. The South Carolina site is and you can find information about being a volunteer here. You can hold a "blitz" at your firm or anywhere, or participate in one from your couch at home.

Law School for Non-Lawyers

Law School for Non-Lawyers is a seven-week course discussing a variety of legal topics. You can volunteer to teach a course on a topic or bring the course to a technical school near you.

Law Related Education

The South Carolina Bar Law Related Education (LRE) Division is a service arm of the Bar that sponsors Middle and High School Mock Trial and We the People competitions. Volunteer to help students learn more about the law, the court system and the legal profession.

Other Opportunities


South Carolina Lawyers for the Arts (SCVLA)

Crime Victims

South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA)
Call (803) 256-2900 to see how you can help

South Carolina Victim Assistance Network
Call Sarah Ford at or (803) 750-1200 ext. 6650

My Sister's House
Call (843) 747-4069 for more information
Serves Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties

Hopeful Horizons
Call (843) 524-2256 for more information
Serves Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, and Jasper counties

Safe Passage Inc.
Call (803) 329-3336 for more information
Serves Chester, Lancaster, Union, and York counties

Sistercare Inc.
Call (803) 926-0505 for more information
Serves Fairfield, Kershaw, Newberry, Lexington, and Richland counties

The Safe Home
Call (864) 682-7270 for more information
Serves Abbeville, Laurens and Saluda counties

Safe Harbor
Call (864) 603-1289 for more information
Serves Greenville, Pickens, Anderson, and Oconee counties


Midlands Fatherhood Coalition 
Call (803) 933-0052 for more information
Serves Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Clarendon, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter Counties

Father to Father
Call (843) 744-2126 for more information
Serves Allendale, Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Hampton, and Jasper Counties

A Father's Place 
Call (843) 488-2923 for more information
Serves Horry, Georgetown, Marion, and Williamsburg Counties

Man 2 Man
Call (843) 676-0407 for more information
Serves Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, and Marlboro Counties

A Father's Way
Call (803) 372-6162 for more information
Serves Chester, Lancaster, York, and Union Counties

Upstate Fatherhood Coalition
Call (864) 241-4464 for more information
Serves Abbeville, Anderson, Cherokee, Greenwood, Greenville, Laurens, Oconee, Pickens, and Spartanburg Counties


Project Homeless Experience Legal Protection (Project HELP)
is a Richland County Bar Association initiative
Serves Richland County

One80 Place
Serves Charleston and Richland counties

City of Spartanburg Homeless Court
Call (803) 596-2038 for more information
Serves City of Spartanburg

Human Trafficking

Lighthouse for Life
Contact (803) 900-0907
Serves the Midlands


Midlands Mediation Center
Contact (803) 714-1176
Serves the Midlands

Mediation and Meeting Center of Charleston
Contact Sunita Kumar at (843) 972-3683

Upstate Mediation Center
Contact Jennifer Olmert at (864) 370-9771
Serves the Upstate


Lawyers 4 Vets
Call (803) 779-1113 for more information

SC VALOR Program
Contact Tim Frisby at (843) 734-VETS or


South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division Wills Clinic
Contact Taylor Gilliam at (803) 734-1343 or


South Carolina Legal Servies Private Attorney Involvement Program

Disability Rights South Carolina
Call (803) 782-0639

Palmetto Community Care
Contact (843) 747-2273
Serves Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties

Root and Rebound - Reentry Advocates
Call (864) 546-5089

Specific Geographical Areas

Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services
Call (843) 853-6456
Serves Charleston County

Lowcountry Legal Volunteers
Call (843) 815-1570
Serves Beaufort, Jasper and Hamptom Counties