If CLA is not able to meet your legal needs please visit one of these other highly recommended organizations.
2803 Carner Avenue
Charleston, SC 29405
SOUTH CAROLINA LEGAL SERVICES
South Carolina Legal Services provides free legal representation in civil cases for households who make up to 125%, and in certain cases, up to 200%, of the federal poverty guidelines. They take cases throughout the state.
111 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Charleston pro bono legal services inc.
Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services (CPBLS) provides free civil legal services to low-income children, families, and individuals (up to 125% of federal poverty guideline) through advice and counsel, brief preparation services, private bar involvement and referrals to other service organizations. Legal subjects include family, landlord/tenant, estate planning, employment, bankruptcy, public and veteran benefits.
Applicants can apply for services online at: www.CharlestonProBono.org
181 Bluffton Road #103A
Bluffton, SC 29910
Lowcountry legal volunteers
Lowcountry Legal Volunteers provides free, critical legal services and education through community volunteers and retired lawyers to low income individuals and families in Beaufort, Hampton, and Jasper counties.
35 Walnut Street
Charleston, SC 29403
The One80 Place Homeless Justice Project is a program designed to help address the civil legal needs of individuals and families in the Charleston area who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Anyone needing representation can meet with an attorney at the legal clinics held every Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons at One80 Place.
Lawyer Referral Service
The LRS is a service of the South Carolina Bar and offers referrals by the type of law and by the area or location in which you need a lawyer. Each participating lawyer agrees to charge no more than $50 for a 30-minute consultation. If the consultation extends past the 30 minutes or you hire the lawyer to represent you, the lawyer will charge you his or her normal fees. The lawyers do not take pro bono cases.
To receive a referral you may call 1-800-868-2284 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. An online referral service is also available 24/7 and may be accessed by clicking below.
1535 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Suite D
Charleston, SC 29407
Center for heirs Property preservation
The Center seeks to prevent land loss among low wealth heirs’ property (HP) owners by helping them obtain clear title and keep their family land through legal education, legal and mediation services, community empowerment and free Wills Clinics. Additionally, we promote sustainable land use for increased economic benefit to historically under-served families.
The Center provides legal services across the seven counties of Beaufort, Berkeley, Charleston, Colleton, Dorchester, Georgetown and Jasper and forestry services across four additional counties: Clarendon, Hampton, Orangeburg and Williamsburg.
South carolina victim assistance network
The South Carolina Victim Assistance Network (SCVAN) was created in response to a mandate in the South Carolina Crime Victims Bill of Right for a network of service providers to be formed to better protect and serve victims of crime. For over thirty years, SCVAN has been the “go to” agency as the voice of victims of crime and a resource for the providers who serve them.
SCVAN fulfills three main objectives: 1) to ensure ALL crime victims receive access to and assistance from the criminal justice system; 2) to improve the quality of services provided to crime victims by victim advocates; and 3) to ensure the criminal justice system adequately serves crime victims.
Charleston, SC: 843-388-0089
Greenville, SC: 864-242-2233 x 3
Hilton Head, SC: 843-531-5532 x 41
Catholic Charities Immigration Services
Catholic Charities Office of Immigration Services provides low cost, high quality immigration legal services in Greenville, Charleston, and Hilton Head, SC to those who cannot afford a private attorney. This office primarily handles family-based immigration cases, including assisting immigrants in filing for permanent residency in the United States and helping immigrants to consular process through consulates abroad.
Catholic Charities Office of Immigration Services charges minimal fees for services based on a sliding scale for income.