Too many South Carolinians with modest incomes are facing down serious legal issues without a lawyer on their side, because our current legal fee model is split between free legal aid for the very poor, and astronomical hourly rates for everyone else. CLA opened its doors in January 2016 with a half and half model: half of our annual budget covered by donors and grants, and half paid by client fees. This stretches every one of our clients' dollars further and lets us keep our rates low and expand our reach. We are raising money to scale up our operations by adding administrative staff, attorney time, and library resources to expand the number of cases we can take. Please be a part of the solution to the justice gap, and give a hand to someone in trouble who would otherwise go unrepresented for lack of funds.
CLA is a 501(c)(3)organization and all gifts are tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.
Checks can be made payable to Charleston Legal Access and mailed to 1630 Meeting Street, Suite 106, Charleston SC 29405.