Category Archives: Administrivia

MY Will returns!

After a long hiatus due to COVID, the My Will project is back, providing simple wills for low income senior citizens in the Midlands.  This joint project of the SC Bar Pro Bono Program. Midlands Council on Aging and the USC School of Law Pro Bono Program has been a huge success!

Using a simple will template and a questionnaire, student volunteers will team up with pro bono lawyers to draft and execute simple wills. Sorry 1L’s you have class on Friday mornings.

Sign up is easy! https://signup.com/go/kScwfvh. Template will be sent to you a few days before each event.  Dress is business casual.  Bring your laptop with the template loaded

Urgent: Last minute volunteer opportunities

  1.  VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for the Fifth Circuit Bench Warrant Resolution Court. The Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office is hosting a four day event in collaboration with the Richland County Public Defender’s Office and the Richland County Family Court. Volunteers are needed to greet court participants, run between stations, and speak with participants. Public Defender Kieley Sutton will offer a “mini training” for anyone interested in participating! To access the virtual training event at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, August 30th please use the following link https://childadvocate.webex.com/meet/kayla.cappsEvent Dates and Times: August 31st, September 1st, September 7th, and September 8th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Email Pauling.Hans@richlandcountysc.govSutton.Kieley@richlandcountysc.gov or Kayla.Capps@childadvocate.sc.gov if you are interested in one day or all days!

2. On September 28th we will be assisting the SC Housing Authority with Rental Assistance Applications in Bamberg, SC. We are not sure how many clients will show up but if you would be willing to sign up now and be notified a day or so before if you are needed that would be a great help. Here is the link with sign up and information https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445a8a82ea1fc1-rental

Sorry for the last minute notice but I just received some of this information.

Thanks

 

Seeking a “client” with…

a bit of an acting skill.  Professor Lisa Martin with our Domestic Violence Clinic is seeking a volunteer “client” for a simulated interview exercise. The students in the Clinic will be participating in a mock interview seeking an Order of Protection.  “ This could be a good opportunity for a person with an interest in legal responses to Domestic Violence, legal interviewing, and/or what students learn and do in clinics.

The interview will take place on August 18th from 2:30 to 4ish.  If you can help out please contact Professor Martin

Lisa V. Martin
Associate Professor of Law
803-777-2490 (direct)
803-777-2278 (clinic office)
lvmartin@law.sc.edu

3

such a wonderful number, 3 legged races, 3 sides to a triangle, 3rd stimulus check!!!

In our case, 3 is the number of volunteers we need for a mini-Blitz! A blitz is an opportunity to work alongside pro bono attorneys as they draft responses to questions asked by the public.

The Lexington County Bar is holding such a blitz on June 17th from 3-5.

You could be one of the 3 volunteer law students for this project, just sign up here:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445a8a82ea1fc1-lexington

Have time? want to help? Consider a shift at Harvest Hope Food Bank

Consider giving a bit of time this holiday season. Good for you to get out of the house and good for you to give to others! Sign up online! https://give.harvesthope.org/charities/5372/volunteer

Tuesday, December 15
  • Help build/tape boxes for our December Senior boxes (13 spots open)
  • EFP sorters indoors, 11 am – 1:30 pm (3 spots open)
Wednesday, December 16
  • Outdoor emergency pantry drive-thru, 8:45 am – 11 am (14 spots open)
  • EFP sorters indoors, 9 am – 11 am (6 spots open)
  • Outdoor emergency pantry drive-thru, 11 am – 1:30 pm (16 spots open)
  • EFP sorters indoors, 11 am – 1 pm (4 spots open)
Friday, December 18
  • EFP sorters indoors, 8:30 am – 11 am (4 spots open)