The Pro Bono Program appreciates its volunteers, who give a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves.

South Carolina Supreme Court Honor Roll

In February 2021, the South Carolina Supreme Court began publishing an annual Pro Bono Honor Roll recognizing South Carolina attorneys who volunteer for 50 hours or more of legal service in a manner set forth in Rule 6.1. Those who wish to be included on the Honor Roll will have the opportunity to report their pro bono hours for 2020 on their 2021 License Fee Statement. Reporting of pro bono hours is otherwise not required.

See the 2021 Honor Roll here

South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Awards

The Pro Bono Board recognizes members by presenting annual Pro Bono Awards and awarding certificates to be used toward the cost of both South Carolina Bar CLE seminars and publications. The deadline for the 2022 Pro Bono Award is April 8, 2022. Please view the guidelines and nomination packet.

Read about the past winner here.


Pro Bono Certificates

To express appreciation for members who go above and beyond, in providing pro bono service to the public, the Pro Bono Program offers the following incentives for hours served in a calendar year:

$50 Pro Bono Certificate
For attorneys who have served between 25 and 34.99 hours
$100 Pro Bono Certificate
For attorneys who have served 35 or more hours

Pro Bono Certificates can be used toward the cost of both South Carolina Bar CLE seminars and South Carolina Bar CLE publications. Certificates are sent automatically, valid for one year, and must be surrendered at the time of redemption. Pro Bono service eligible for certificates includes volunteering for clinics, Ask-A-Lawyer, Law Related Education events, and SC Bar Pro Bono Program case work. Questions about the Pro Bono Certificate Program should be directed to Betsy Goodale, Pro Bono Program Director at (803) 576-3808 or bgoodale@scbar.org.