"A lawyer should render public interest legal service. A lawyer may discharge this responsibility by providing professional services at no fee or reduced fee to persons of limited means or to public service or charitable groups or organizations, by service in activities for improving the law, the legal system or the legal profession, and by financial support for organizations that provide legal services to persons of limited means."
- South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 6.1
The Pro Bono Rule is aspirational, something all lawyers should do, but not something every Lawyer or Firm follows.
Our firm is different.
We have a commitment to helping South Carolinians meet their legal needs. With a population in which 25% live at or below the poverty line, we understand that not every client that needs an attorney can afford to pay one. That's why 20%, one out of every five of our clients, are pro bono. This means that they do not pay us a fee for our services, and only pay for filing fees or other court costs. In many cases, they pay nothing at all.
Serving our nation as a member of the Armed Forces carries so many sacrifices, and is as much a duty as it is an honor. It is our honor to serve the legal needs of our Servicemembers.
As a member of the American Bar Association's Military Pro Bono Project, and South Carolina's Legal Assistance for Military Personnel (LAMP) team, our firm provides Pro Bono legal work to military personnel in civil law matters, from Divorces and Child Custody issues, to assisting Military Personnel assure their rights and protect their interests under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA).