Category Archives: Pro Bono

Good Deed Friday, Oct. 16th

The Pro Bono Program has set up a Good Deed Friday for this coming Friday, Oct 16th from 1-3 at Harvest Hope Food Bank.  The public has responded to the call for donations after the historic flood and now they need amazing teams of volunteers to sort, stack and pack food to distribute to those most in need.  Remember HHFB serves a 20 county area plus hundreds of local agencies and organizations such as soup kitchens.

The USC School of Law Pro Bono Program is an awesome team!  To join us on Friday just send a message to mailto:Robinspd@law.sc.edu or mailto:Phillip Martin

Last word! No open toed shoes or short shorts!

Summer Public Interest Law Fellowship Apply now

If you are interested in exploring public interest law as a career option, summer public interest fellowships might be perfect. These fellowships provide an income and a valuable experience with an organizations or agency that helps our most vulnerable citizens. The SC Bar Foundation Public Interest Fellowship information, instructions and application are now available. The Deadline to apply is March 6th.

Details and Application are located at: http://law.sc.edu/pro_bono/fellowship/

Watch this space for information on other paid Fellowships.

Have a Heart (In Feb at least!) First Friday Blitz

On Feb 6th from 2:30-5 special law student volunteers will join up with very special volunteer attorneys to tackle the backlog of questions posted to the SC Bar’s online Q & A program, www.SCLawAnswers.org.

This is a great networking opportunity and a chance to put your creative legal skills to great use.

We only have space for 5 students so first come-first served. This is the ultimate in experience!

Contact the Pro Bono Office now or lose the chance to show what you can do.

Calling all Chefs

So you think you could win Top Chef?  Want to impress a girl or a boy?  Show off your skills by entering a crock pot of homemade soup in the  “Hunger is NOT a Crock (pot)” event on Monday, Nov 10th.  You can enter your soup on behalf of an organization, a class, a study group or just by your awesome self!  On Nov 10th between 12-1:30 the soup will be served in the Lobby and judged! For $5 anyone can taste as many soups as they want and vote for the “People’s Choice. Other categories will be determined by a judging panel that includes Denise Hollard, Exec. Director of Harvest Hope Food Bank. All proceeds from this tasty event go to HHFB so you will be cooking for a cause!  To enter contact any Pro Bono Program Board member or Pam Robinson Robinspd@law.sc.edu
Time for me to try out my curried squash recipe!

Good Deed Friday!

Good Deed Friday is Back! Looking for a chance to volunteer but only have a couple of hours?  Just need to get out of the building for a while?  Good Deed Friday may just be the answer! From 1-4 on September 26th 10 volunteers are needed to help paint apartments at St Lawrence Place.  To volunteer you simply need to come by the Pro Bono Office and sign up, we will give you directions and a prize!  For more information about Good Deed Friday check out: http://www.law.sc.edu/probono/good_deed_friday.shtml  and for information about St. Lawrence Place: http://www.stlawrenceplace.org  and yes, this project is suitable for 1L’s