March 2019 Newsletter

NEWSLETTER / March 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.

Legal Help and A Cup of Coffee

Some of the cases we handle here at South Carolina Legal Services (SCLS) may involve a team of advocates, hours of research and prep work, numerous hearings, and take months, if not years, to complete. We are happy to take on these cases because that is what it takes to ensure that even the low income South Carolinians get equal access to civil justice. Other times, however, the solution to a client’s legal problem may be very simple. Yet, the difference that our help makes on their lives can be no less impactful.

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A Win For Tenants in Eviction Law

Although most people will never know it, July 27, 2018 represented an important milestone for defendants in evictions actions filed in South Carolina.  That date saw the culmination of months of work by the SC Legal Services Housing Unit when Chief Justice Donald W. Beatty, head of the unified court system in South Carolina, issued Administrative Order 2018-07-27-01. For the first time in South Carolina, basic rights and procedural information was laid out to protect one’s rights in an eviction proceeding.

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Reentry Week 2019

South Carolina Legal Services is celebrating Reentry Week on April 21 through 27. Reentry is the process of assisting formerly institutionalized citizens to reenter back into their respective communities. Programs dedicated to reentry focus on reducing recidivism, improving health care, obtaining employment, and finding stable housing. For more information about reentry efforts, or to partner on a workshop in your area, read further.

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How Americans Navigate A Civil Justice System Made “By Lawyers, For Lawyers:

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CDI Training: The Basics of Bylaws for Your Non-Profit

Sign up for a FREE 1-hour webinar to learn from SCLS attorneys on the importance of bylaws on April 2.

Bylaws Bootcamp on April 24. Following the webinar, participants will have the opportunity to attend a free hands-on workshop with SCLS lawyers. You will have the opportunity to work with an attorney to: plan a draft of your bylaws from beginning to end, review your nonprofits activities, or update your bylaws

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South Carolina Farmworker Institute Networking & Learning Opportunity

A FREE networking and learning opportunity for agencies, organizations and community leaders working with farm workers across the state. The purpose of this SCFI is for farmworker providers to learn from each other and share the mission to deliver services to the target community effectively, efficiently and collaboratively.

April 18, 2019 at 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
University Center of Greenville
225 S. Pleasantburg Drive. Suite A-7
Greenville, SC 29607

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