Monthly Archives: January 2018

Change is coming to Article 5!

Are you clueless as to what Article 5 is?  The changes are coming to the Guardianship portion of the SC Probate Ct. Starting in Jan. 2019 the role of the guardian ad litem in a guardianship or conservatorship is greatly increased but alas, the visitor position disappears. Actually much of the visitor role is swallowed up by the new GAL position. Confused?  Not to worry, we will explain it all and get you ready to be a volunteer in Richland County Probate Court.

Don’t miss the next training- Feb 6 and 7 from 6-8. You must contact the Pro Bono Program to sign up. We will send you a simple application and make sure your training material is ready to go. THIS TRAINING IS LIMITED TO 10 VOLUNTEERS!

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CASA Training Starts in 2 weeks!

The news is filled with stories about children being abused and neglected! This is not a big city issue but a national one and hits SC daily.  There is no way to prevent every incident but it is a proven fact ( not fake news!) that having an engaged, well-trained and caring guardian ad litem can make a huge difference once a child enters the child welfare system.  The GAL or CASA ( Ct. Appointed Special Assistant) in SC is a VOLUNTEER!  That means you and me.

The first step is to attend training!  Richland County CASA has made it very easy for you to attend training.  They are conducting it in Room 389 over a series of 6 evenings from 5:30-8:30 starting on Jan. 23rd.

Have class until 6ish? Not a problem, we have scheduled the training to be recorded by Panopto so you can catch up… but you do need to complete an application and other forms by the time training is over.

Interested in making a real difference in the lives of children? THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO MAKE EFFECTIVE CHANGE!

Applications in the Pro Bono Office, they must be completed by the end of training.  Contact Pam Robinson today,

Welcome back!

Glad to have you back at 1525 Senate Street and hoping that one of your New Year’s Resolutions was to build up your resume through pro bono engagement! It is the easiest way to talk about yourself in an interview, makes you feel good and let’s you gain experience and exercise your skills.

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Sign up for Twitter @USCLawProBono or come by Room 386 and chat!