Pam Robinson Receives SCWLA Foundation’s 2014 Martha B. Dicus Award

High heels and Birkenstocks—those are the philosophical shoes that University of South Carolina School of Law’s Pam Robinson, Pro Bono program director, feels honored to fill. An outstanding example of both confidence and modesty in the area of public service, it is no surprise that Robinson received the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association (SCWLA) Foundation’s […]

Free Tax Return Assistance Available at USC Law

For the 23rd year, free tax return assistance will be available to low income and elderly South Carolinians through the University of South Carolina School of Law. The service will be provided by law students participating in the school’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Tax return preparation will be conducted in the lobby of […]

Pro Bono Program presented with 2013 Community Spirit Award

In recognition of its 24 years of dedicated commitment to helping the abused and neglected children of Richland County, the USC Law Pro Bono Program recently received the 2013 Community Spirit Award from the Richland County CASA Foundation. Over the years many law students have served as volunteer guardians ad litem where they represent the […]

USC Law Students and Richland County Bar Association Partner to Provide Area Veterans with Free Legal Assistance

South Carolina veterans in need of legal help filing or appealing a benefits claim with the US Department of Veterans Affairs will soon be getting just that, thanks to a partnership between the Richland County Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division (RCBA YLD), and the Service Members and Veterans in Law (SVL), a student organization of […]

Jaclyn Cherry named Associate Reporter for ALI project

Assistant Professor of Law Jaclyn Cherry has been named one of four reporters for the American Law Institute’s (ALI) project, “Principles of the Law of Charitable Nonprofit Organizations.” The project’s goal is to set forth and clarify the law of charitable nonprofits. When the text is published, it will serve as the first resource in […]

Daniel Craig wins Hugh L. Willcox Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award

Daniel Craig, a third-year law student and native of Woodruff, South Carolina, was recently recognized with the Hugh L. Willcox Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award from the University of South Carolina School of Law. The award is presented to a student who not only demonstrates a dedication to public service and volunteerism, but […]

South Carolina Law Students Offer Free Tax Assistance to Low Income and Elderly Residents

Columbia, SC… From February 9 to March 30, University of South Carolina School of Law students will volunteer their time to provide free tax assistance to the low income and elderly community. Through the school’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program—now in its 22nd year—students will prepare and file simple South Carolina and federal tax […]

USC Pro Bono Program director to lead Children’s Justice Task Force in SC

By Peggy Binette, peggy@mailbox.sc.edu, 803-777-5400 “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever does.” Margaret Mead’s words perfectly describe the work of the South Carolina’s Children’s Justice Task Force, says its newly elected chair, Pamela Robinson, director of the Pro Bono […]