About SCLS

About SCLS

South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) provides free legal assistance in a wide variety of civil (non-criminal) legal matters to eligible low income residents of South Carolina. SCLS is a non-profit corporation, funded by grants from the federally funded Legal Services Corporation, the South Carolina Bar Foundation, local United Ways, state court filing fees, and other federal, state and local funding.Applications for legal assistance should be made through our statewide Intake Office. Click Apply for Service to request assistance. Assistance can also be sought through the local offices.

SCLS also has a library of publications providing information for common legal issues and recommendations for action. Click on Publications to review a listing of available topics and materials or to request one of the publications to be sent to you.

Our Support Services provides a list of local organizations that can help you with various non-legal needs.


South Carolina Legal Services is a statewide law firm that provides civil legal services to protect the rights and represent the interests of low income South Carolinians.


All low income South Carolinians will have full and fair access to justice.