What You Can Do – Events and Volunteering

JOIN US! WE NEED…

…your help to make all of our outreach and fundraising events successful

…Pro bono attorneys across our 15-county service area to help draft simple wills for our Wills Clinics

…CSOL students to assist in the office and with our community Wills Clinics

Call us at: (843) 745-7055 to find out more

SUPER EVENTS! The Center hosts various events to promote awareness of our work and to fund raise. We welcome everyone to join and support these important events which include our Sustainable Forestry “Unique Lowcountry Outing and Feast” each fall and our annual “Commitment to Justice” Award Reception each spring. (Click here for our up-coming 2016 “Commitment to Justice” event where we will be honoring Chief Justice Jean H. Toal (Ret.).

PRO BONO “LEGAL” Opportunities (Attorneys and Charleston School of Law Students) – We need attorneys to help us draft simple Wills at our FREE Wills Clinics conducted across our service area throughout the year. The Clinics are held on Saturdays from 10 am – 3 pm in schools, community centers and/or churches.  The Center makes hourly appointments for each client to allow for plenty of time to complete a simple Will.

Templates for simple Wills are provided to the pro bono attorneys and each one is assigned at least one Charleston School of Law student to assist.  Roving students also help the client go over the Will prep questionnaire prior to their sitting down with the attorney.  This practice has been enormously helpful in making the client(s) feel more comfortable and prepared for the actual appointment.

The Center and volunteers have helped draft more than 565 simple Wills since 2009 – giving people peace of mind.

INTERN and FELLOWSHIP Opportunities – The Center welcomes the opportunity to engage undergraduate students and Law School students in our work.  Several recent law school graduates have completed internships with the Center.  Their works has included: researching and filing legal documents for the Center’s Attorneys Josh Walden and Hope Watson; assisting with the drafting of simple wills in Wills Clinics; assisting clients with genealogical resources to help them create their family trees and attending numerous outreach and educational activities.

        WILLS CLINIC CAN BE FUN AND THE VOLUNTEERS ARE ACES!

Awendaw Wills Clinic Crew

Awendaw Wills Clinic Crew

Wills Clinic volunteers and hosts at Bethel AME Church in Georgetown

Wills Clinic volunteers and hosts at Bethel AME Church in Georgetown

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