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Apply Online

June 27, 2018

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Since launching the Apply Online portal in 2016, we continue to expand the number of legal categories available on the portal.  Anyone wishing to apply for legal help with South Carolina Legal Services can still call our intake office at 1-888-346-5599, Monday through Thursday, between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. However, you can also apply […]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Conference

June 27, 2018

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Our first annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) Conference was held June 15 at Horry Georgetown Technical Campus in Myrtle Beach.  The event was sponsored by the South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) Elder Law Unit. It featured booths by local service providers as well as a wide variety of speakers on various subjects related […]

Domestic Violence Mural

June 27, 2018

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On Saturday, June 2nd, South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) partnered with Hopeful Horizons and the Bluffton Boundary Cultural Arts Center to hold an event honoring the strength of victims of domestic violence. “Paint-by-Numbers: Community Mural Celebration” was an effort to bring awareness to the domestic violence issue and amplify solidarity in the Bluffton community. The […]

Bilingual Community Meeting

June 27, 2018

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On Monday, June 4th, South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) hosted a bilingual event in North Charleston for the Spanish-speaking population of the Lowcountry. The goals of the event were both, to inform families of children with special needs of their legal rights, and to hear stories from those families of their difficulties with accessing services […]

“That’s My Money”

June 27, 2018

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In December 2016, Samantha Fleming got a letter from the local housing authority. The letter said that she had over $3,000 in her escrow account with the local housing authority. About 3 years prior to receiving this letter, Ms. Fleming had enrolled in what is called Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. The program enables families living […]

Sexual Harassment In Rental Housing

May 3, 2018

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This month, the U.S.  Department of Justice launched an initiative to combat sexual harassment in housing.[1]  This announcement has brought new focus to an old problem and reminds us that the price of housing is not just measured in dollars for some.  Rather, the cost of a home may include having to endure unwanted sexual […]

SC Bar Members Go to Washington

May 3, 2018

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  Each year, the American Bar Association Day brings to Washington, DC representatives from state and local bar associations to advocate for their most pressing priorities. The South Carolina Bar has been making the trip for at least ten years. For nearly as long, George B. Cauthen has been a part of the delegation, making […]