Justice For All

August 11, 2017

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Associate Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court John Cannon Few addressed the South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) Board of Directors at its quarterly meeting on June 9, 2017 in Columbia. As Chairman of the Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission (Commission), Justice Few assured the Board that he, on behalf of the Court and […]

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Educated Consumer

August 11, 2017

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Educating clients is a key component of what we do at South Carolina Legal Services. This is as true in consumer protection law as any other area of our practice.  Here are 5 things you should know before buying a car. Here are 3 bonus tips an educated consumer should know: The glove box of […]

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Back to School

August 11, 2017

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Surely you have noticed all of the excitement in the air as families prepare their children to go back to school.  The beginning of the school year should be an exciting new adventure for all school aged children. Unfortunately, many families struggle with transitioning from the summer to the school year.   We have some helpful […]

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Reaching The Migrant Farmworkers

May 5, 2017

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Each year thousands of agricultural farmworkers from other Southeastern states and countries like Mexico and Honduras, migrate to South Carolina to perform agricultural labor. This year, we expect that there will be at least 2,700 H-2A temporary agricultural workers and a few H-2B temporary forestry guest workers. This does not include the hundreds of migrant […]

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National Elder Law Month

May 5, 2017

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May is recognized nationally as Older Americans Month.  In 1963, President Kennedy issued a formal proclamation declaring May to be “Senior Citizens Month” to honor those who are 65 and older and asking that our nation pay tribute in some way to older persons in their communities.  Every President since, has proclaimed May to be the […]

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Homeless No More

May 5, 2017

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Mr. Calvin Davis is a disabled veteran who was living in a homeless shelter when he first came to South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS). Mr. Davis is a tall slender African American male.  He walks with a cane. He speaks calmly no matter how stressful the situation is, and has the manners of a true […]

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Healthy Relationships in a World of Trump vs. Hillary

October 5, 2016

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With news reports crammed with hate crimes, bullying, riots, and terrorism, why are we surprised that people hurt their family members? Even the 2016 presidential election is being called the most divisive in history. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. What better way to fix the angst in our world than to start at home? […]

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