More than 300 South Carolina attorneys have been named to the 2021 South Carolina Supreme Court Pro Bono Honor Roll, the Supreme Court of South Carolina announced.
This designation honors those dedicated attorneys who provide 50 or more hours of pro bono legal service in a calendar year. This includes volunteering their legal skills to guide, advise, and represent indigent citizens with legal needs and educate citizens about the law and the legal system.
Supreme Court of South Carolina Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty, said, “The efforts of these attorneys help improve the lives of citizens and ensure a fair and efficient court system for all. To each attorney listed on this Pro Bono honor roll, I commend you and thank you for exemplifying the best of the legal profession. Providing legal representation for members of your community who cannot otherwise afford it has no doubt made a positive difference in the lives of countless South Carolinians. ”
Mary Sharp, President of the SC Bar reiterated, “We are grateful for all the Palmetto State attorneys who regularly volunteer their services by providing direct representation, holding clinics, and answering questions for those South Carolinians of low or modest means. We also recognize that countless members of the South Carolina Bar provide pro bono legal assistance in their own communities on a daily basis but prefer not to be publicly recognized, and we would like to sincerely thank those attorneys for their contributions.”
Learn more about the South Carolina Bar Pro Bono program and ways attorneys can volunteer at www.scbar.org/probono.
The mission of the South Carolina Judicial Branch is to provide a fair, independent, and accessible forum for the just and timely resolution of legal disputes. To learn more about South Carolina’s unified judicial system, visit www.sccourts.org.
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