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18 S.C. B. News 1 (2006-2007)

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Vol. 18, No. 1

Inside:  Ask-A-Lawyer volunteers celebrate
Bar Bytes  Constitution Day

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Bar Foundation News
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Calendar
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Classifieds
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CLE News
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Firm Announcements
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Judicial Advis
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n celebration of
Constitution Day, the
South Carolina Bar
kicked off its new Ask-
A-Lawyer format, which
aims to coordinate
lawyers in a statewide
daylong effort to assist
the public with its legal
questions. On Monday,
September 18, volunteer   -
lawyers were stationed
at public libraries in
Columbia and              Ask-A-Lawyer volunt
Charleston from 10 a.m. of the public at the F
to 6 p.ni. to address the
legal questions of walk-ins, and television
phone banks aired on the evening news to
encourage the public to call in with questions.
Volunteers also responded to questions via
Web casts hosted by the television stations.
The original Ask-A-Lawyer hotline was
established in 1998 when, through a series of
Citizens Summits around the state, members
of the public indicated how they could be bet-

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South
Carolir
Bar

eer Matthew Hill discusses legal issues with a member
Richland County Public Library.
ter served-by the Bar. Staffed by volunteer Bar
members, the daily hotline allowed the public
to ask questions about family or employment
concerns, landlord/tenant issues, wills and
almost any other legal issue. In seven and a
half years, the hotline assisted more than
68,000 callers with their legal issues.
The new format encourages greater partici-
pation from the public and provides the
Ask-A-Lawyer continued on page 3

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