Have legal issues you need help with? Considering pursuing a career in the legal field? The S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program can help! Register for Legal Lessons: A Series for the Public, a seven-week program designed to give the public an overview of the South Carolina legal system and insight into common legal problems people face.
The series will be held on Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 3 and continuing through Oct. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. Classes will be held at Northeastern Technical College/Dillon Campus located at 2204 Hwy. 301 in Dillon. The course will also be held via distance learning at the Cheraw, Pageland and Bennettsville campuses of Northeastern Tech. The schedule is as follows:
September 3—overview of state courts and alternative dispute resolution
September 10—juvenile justice and overview of child protection hearings
September 17—family law, real estate and landlord-tenant law
September 24—wills, estates and probate, health care and elder law
October 1—S.C. workers' compensation and employment law
October 8—bankruptcy law, consumer law and debt collection
October 15—criminal law and torts
The deadline to enroll is Wednesday, Aug. 28. The cost of the seven-week course is $45 and includes course materials. To register, call (843) 921-6920 or (843) 921-6924 or visit www.netc.edu. For all other questions, contact the S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program at (803) 799-6653, ext. 158.
The South Carolina Bar, which has a membership of more than 14,500 lawyers, is dedicated to advancing justice, professionalism and understanding of the law.