Tag Archives: Pro Bono

Legal help in the Lowcountry (access required)

In a state ranked as one of the worst in the nation when it comes to access to justice, a new nonprofit has sprung up in the Lowcountry to help provide legal services to moderate- and low-income individuals. Charleston Legal ...

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Pro bono populi (access required)

Charleston School of Law

A sense of betrayal and wounded Palmetto State pride has fueled the anger expressed by many Charleston School of Law alumni in the wake of the school’s announcement of a business arrangement with the law school network Infilaw. The management services agreement is widely regarded as a precursor to a sale of the school though neither the school nor Infilaw has confirmed plans regarding the long-term ownership of CSOL. But Peter Goplerud, the president of Infilaw Management Services, says students and alumni should know that the ethos of the three law schools in the Infilaw networks is compatible with the culture of CSOL.

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Seeing the Light

Meeting the president doesn’t get old. Not for Pamela Robinson, director of the University of South Carolina School of Law’s pro bono program, anyway. She still sounded breathless the day after her visit to the White House last week. “Surreal ...

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At Moore & Van Allen, pro bono is good business (access required)

Moore & Van Allen immigration attorney Sarah Buffett (right) with Second Harvest Food Bank director Kay Carter.

While the debate continues in many states over whether pro bono work should be mandated or voluntary, the North Carolina Bar Association encourages licensed attorneys to participate in a minimum of 50 hours of pro bono work each year, pursuant to Rule 6.1 in the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct.

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