Rising To the Occasion: Remembering the 2015 Flood and the Response of SCLS

October 30, 2017

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Tom Trent and Jack Cohoon In a year that seems particularly afflicted by natural disasters such as hurricanes and floods, it’s a good time to recall the importance of South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) in responding to one of the worst disasters in our state’s history. In October 2015, South Carolina faced a 1,000-year flood […]

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Law Day Big Hit With Area Boy Scouts

October 30, 2017

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Jack Cohoon South Carolina Legal Services  (SCLS) recently sponsored Law Day for Scouts, an event to help boy scouts earn their law merit badge. Seventy five scouts of diverse backgrounds, from as far away as Camden, Summerville, and Florence, joined together for a full day to learn about the legal system. About one-third of the […]

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“Alive By the Grace of God”

October 30, 2017

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NOTE: The names of the parties involved have been changed to protect their identity. By the time she was able to verbally communicate again, Lauren had been in the hospital for over a week.  The doctor told her she was alive only by the grace of God. Her jaw was broken on both sides.  It had […]

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#PurpleThursday For Domestic Violence Awareness

October 27, 2017

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On Thursday, October 19th, our staff around the state wore purple to raise awareness about domestic violence and to show support for and solidarity with the survivors.  Domestic violence remains a pressing issue in South Carolina, and domestic violence cases make up a large portion of the cases we handle at South Carolina Legal Services […]

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SCLS Statewide Conference 2017

October 16, 2017

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The week of October 9th, our staff came down to Myrtle Beach for South Carolina Legal Services’ annual conference and training.  Everyone had a chance to catch up, participate in team-building exercises and attend a number of informative training sessions. This year, the attorneys were able to earn 7.5 hours of CLE credits.  They, along […]

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SCLS Housing Solution

September 21, 2017

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The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Program was introduced by Congress in 2012.  It was a means of addressing the growing concerns about the condition of aging public housing complexes facing a shortfall of HUD funds necessary for renovations. This program allows public housing authorities to sell the improvements on a piece of property owned by […]

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Neighbor Day 2017

September 21, 2017

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On August 12, 2017, our Charleston office held its annual Neighbor Day.  Held every summer, the event is an opportunity for SCLS staff and neighborhood kids and their families to get to know each other.  The kids also get one free pair of shoes and a bag of school supplies.  The staff on-site measures every […]

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