South Carolina Legal Aid And Pro Bono Centers

What Is Legal Aid And Pro Bono Services?

Legal aid and Pro Bono services help low-income people by offering legal advice and services for those who are unable to afford them. As legal fees rise, fewer people are able to afford legal services such as eviction, divorce, bankruptcy, and employment matters. Each legal aid provider listed below offers a limited menu of services, so it is advised that you contact them before applying for assistance.

How To Qualify For Legal Aid?

To receive legal aid you must first establish that you have a legitimate legal trouble for which legal aid can assist you with and that your income is low enough to qualify for such assistance.

What Are Legal Lenders?

For those who cannot qualify for legal aid, but still require immediate help, there are legal lenders that offer a variety of ways of borrowing money in emergency situations.

What If My Family Requires Other Emergency Services?

If you can’t qualify for legal aid but require other types of emergency services such as local shelters, home voucher (section 8 housing), cash assistance, access to local food banks, and how to apply for food stamps, visit the GotTrouble Financial Hardship section for your state>>

South Carolina Legal Aid And Pro Bono Centers

South Carolina Law Answers (Free Brief Legal Advice & Counsel)
Counties Served: Statewide
Web Site: http://www.SClawanswers.org

Charleston

Lowcountry AIDS Services
Primary Address: 1501 Manley Avenue
City: Charleston
State: SC
Zipcode: 29405
General Phone: 803-577-2437
Fax: 803-722-3124
Case Types: AIDS/HIV

Pro Bono Legal Services, Inc.
Primary Address: 111 Church Street
City: Charleston
State: SC
Zipcode: 29401
General Phone: 843 853-6456
Fax: 843 723-1047
Counties Served: Berkeley, Charleston, Dorchester
Other Case Types: Civil legal services for low-income
Case Restrictions: No criminal
Web Site: http://www.probonols.org

South Carolina Centers For Equal Justice
Primary Address: 3815 West Montague Avenue, P.O. Box 62342 100
City: North Charleston
State: SC
Zipcode: 29418
General Phone: 843-720-7044
Fax: 803-724-1571
Counties Served: Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown, Hampton, Jasper, Marion. Williamsburg, Berkeley
Case Types: Bankruptcy, Community Economic Development, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Education, Housing, Individual Rights, Public Benefits, Termination of Parental Rights, Wills
Web Site: http://www.sccej.org
Organization Email: patmuller@sccej.org

Florence

South Carolina Centers For Equal Justice
Primary Address: 227 South Durgan Street
City: Florence
State: SC
Zipcode: 29506
General Phone: 843-413-9500
Fax: 803-664-2406
Counties Served: Florence
Case Types: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Education, Employment, Housing, Public Benefits, Termination of Parental Rights, Wills
Case Restrictions: Civil cases only.
Web Site: http://www.sccej.org
Organization Email: patmuller@sccej.org

Greenville

South Carolina Legal Services
Primary Address: 701 South Main Street
City: Greenville
State: SC
Zipcode: 29601
General Phone: 864.223.4879
Fax: 864-467-3260
Intake Phone: 1-800-763-4825
Counties Served: Anderson, Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenville, Greenwood, McCormick, Oconee, Pickens
Case Types: Adoption, Bankruptcy, Community Economic Development, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Health, Housing, Juvenile, Public Benefits, Real Estate, Termination of Parental Rights, Wills
Case Restrictions: All LSC restrictions.
Web Site: http://www.sccej.org

Richland

South Carolina Bar Association Pro Bono Program
Primary Address: PO Box 608
City: Columbia
State: SC
Zipcode: 29202-0608
General Phone: 803-799-4015
Fax: 803-799-5290
Intake Phone: 888-321-3644 (LATIS)
Counties Served: Statewide
Case Types: Adoption, Bankruptcy, Community Economic Development, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Elder Law, Employment, Health, Housing, Immigration, Individual Rights, Juvenile, Public Benefits, Termination of Parental Rights, Wills
Other Case Types: Almost 90% of intakes are simple family or bankruptcy law cases, albeit volunteer attorneys can be requested in other areas.
Case Restrictions: Direct referral program limited to civil cases only (no criminal), and follows same financial eligibility guidelines as LSC entities. See income chart at http://www.scbar.org/pdf/public/income.pdf. Also, client must not be entitled to appointed counsel.
Web Site: http://www.scbar.org/public/probono.asp

South Carolina Centers For Equal Justice
Primary Address: PO Box 2267
City: Columbia
State: SC
Zipcode: 29202
General Phone: 803-799-9668
Fax: 803-799-9420
Intake Phone: 888-346-5592
Counties Served: Statewide
Case Types: Adoption, Bankruptcy, Community Economic Development, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Health, Housing, Individual Rights, Juvenile, Public Benefits, Wills
Case Restrictions: Potential clients must be income, assets, and case type eligible.
Web Site: http://www.sccej.org

South Carolina Centers For Equal Justice
Primary Address: PO Box 2267
City: Columbia
State: SC
Zipcode: 29202-2267
General Phone: 803-799-9668
Fax: 803-799-9420
Counties Served: Fairfield, Newberry, Richland, Sumter
Web Site: http://www.sccej.org
Organization Email: patmuller@sccej.org

Spartanburg

South Carolina Centers For Equal Justice
Primary Address: 148 E Main St
City: Spartanburg
State: SC
Zipcode: 29306-5113
General Phone: 864-582-0369
Fax: 864-582-0302
Intake Phone: 800-922-8176
Counties Served: Cherokee, Chester, Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Kershaw, Lancaster, Lee, Laurens, Marlboro, Spartanburg, Union, York
Case Types: Adoption, Bankruptcy, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Employment, Health, Housing, Public Benefits, Wills
Case Restrictions: LSC restrictions
Web Site: http://www.sccej.org

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