20th Anniversary Celebration

20th Anniversary Celebration Committee

20 Things You Might Not Know

20 Things You Can Do

Where are they now?

History of the Pro Bono Program

For the Good of the Order

Pro Bono Program

20 Things You Might Not Know About the Pro Bono Program

  1. 1st voluntary pro bono program in a US law school.
  2. Only law school to be named a Point of Light by President George H. W. Bush.
  3. Named USC's "Outstanding Student Organization" in 1991. AKA "Homecoming Queen".
  4. Between 1994-2004 donated 100,000 pounds of canned food to Harvest Hope Food Bank.
  5. Staffed by only one attorney with the support of a dedicated Board of volunteer law students.
  6. Has been recruiting volunteer juvenile arbitrators for 20 years.
  7. Has been training students to be guardians ad litem for 20 years.
  8. SC Legal Services once shared office space with the Pro Bono Program.
  9. Served Thanksgiving Dinner at St Lawrence Place for 10 years.
  10. Has been recognized by Harvest Hope Food Bank as an outstanding donor a number of times.
  11. September 27, 1999 was named "Pro Bono Day" by Governor Jim Hodges.
  12. Maintains a language bank with volunteers who speak over 10 different languages and are available to help pro bono attorneys
  13. Help translate documents into Spanish for several organizations.
  14. Volunteers have stepped up to help SC-ETV, the Leukemia Society, Meals on Wheels, Walk for Life: Steps Against Breast Cancer, Ronald McDonald House, and Sistercare.
  15. Is the lead organizer of the "Incoming Law Student Community Service Project".
  16. Conducts the annual "Follow the Leaders" workshop
  17. Raised money for over 10 years with members of the Bar serving as "Guest Chefs" cooking hot dogs.
  18. Raised $1000 in 1999 for the SC Bar Pro Bono Program Litigation Fund.
  19. A partner in the SC Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts.
  20. Received Commendation of Excellence for Service Learning by SC Commission on Higher Education in 2004.