NEWSLETTER / April 2019
|South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) is a non-profit law firm. We provide free legal services in a wide variety of civil (non-criminal) legal matters to eligible low income residents of South Carolina. Our mission is to provide legal services to protect the rights and represent the interests of low income South Carolinians.|
IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Financial Empowerment
This is Joel’s story. He participated in a Drug Court Recovery program. As part of this program, South Carolina Legal Services provided financial empowerment education using the Reentry Guide of the Your Money Your Goals toolkit from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The education he received changed Joel’s life and improved his economic stability.
Missed the Tax Deadline. Now What?
Tax season is over, and now taxpayers get to relax and kick back. Well, that is only true at least until the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) “randomly” starts auditing tax returns.
Coming in May: Elder Law Month
During the month of May, South Carolina Legal Services will join other attorneys across the country in educating seniors and individuals with disabilities about legal issues they may face.
Social Work and the Law
Often times, the client that comes to South Carolina Legal Services has more than just a single, solitary legal issue. As their lawyers, we are not always able to help them with everything. That’s where a social worker comes in.
Cultural Humility Unit
South Carolina Legal Services is thrilled to announce the creation of the Cultural Humility Unit. The new unit will be a team of SCLS staff dedicated to aiding and empowering communities impacted by systemic inequality.
WAYS IN WHICH SOUTH CAROLINA LEGAL SERVICES IMPACTS THE LIVES OF LOW-INCOME SOUTH CAROLINIANS
FEDERAL INCOME TAX