Powers of Attorney

May 3, 2018

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Executing a Power of Attorney can have a great impact on your life. For many people, these advance life planning documents are confusing and intimidating. In order to reduce the risk of abuse and exploitation, extra care must be afforded when creating advance care planning documents. Here are some concerns that you should consider and […]

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Spring Migrant Unit Happenings

May 3, 2018

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National Farmworker Awareness Week I March 24 through March 31, 2018 If you missed it, this year National Farmworker Awareness Week took place from March 24 – 31. And if you have never heard about it, National Farmworker Awareness week is a week of action for community members and farmworker advocates to bring attention to […]

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Elder Abuse In Spotlight

May 3, 2018

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As Baby Boomers continue to age into their 70s and up, the number of Americans under guardianship and at risk for financial exploitation will continue to rise.  An American Bar Association study conducted in 2017 found that an unknown number of adults languish under this sort of protection when they no longer need it, or […]

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Medical-Legal Partnership: New Tool for Better Health

March 30, 2018

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Reprinted in part from Focus on Pediatrics Winter 2018 Addressing health-harming legal needs can improve patients’ and families’ long-term health. Greenville Health System (GHS), Furman University and South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) have formed the state’s first Medical-Legal Partnership (MLP). This collaboration focuses on reducing health-harming problems that have legal remedies while educating clinicians, attorneys […]

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Reaching The Homeless

March 30, 2018

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Serving the homeless population presents challenges different from those when serving the rest of the low-income population.  Despite our presence online, local offices, and toll-free telephone intake line, these venues may not be readily available to or accessible by those who don’t have access to a telephone, a computer or transportation.  That is why we […]

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Get What’s Yours

March 30, 2018

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NOTE: The names of the parties involved have been changed to protect their identity. When Jessica Brown needed to file her tax returns in 2014, she went to the only professional she knew – Marcia, the community resident tax preparer.  Jessica knew of Marcia from friends and family as someone who was reliable and trustworthy.  […]

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Consumer Protection Week

March 30, 2018

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The SCLS Consumer Unit led education and outreach efforts in March beginning with National Consumer Protection Week.  The Federal Trade Commission announced March 4-10 was the 20th Annual Observance of the week that highlights education and resources available nationwide to provide assistance with consumer protection issues. In addition to resources already available at www.lawhelp.org/sc, SCLS […]

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