The Greenville Bar Pro Bono Foundation promotes access to justice by inspiring and equipping volunteer attorneys to provide advocacy and representation to low-income individuals.
The Greenville Bar Pro Bono Foundation is the charitable arm of the Greenville County Bar Association charged with promoting access to justice within Greenville and the Upstate. The Greenville Bar Pro Bono Foundation has partnered with the following organizations to provide legal services to those in need:
- Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) with Greenville Health System, Furman University and South Carolina Legal Services
- South Carolina Legal Services (Legal Aid)
The Greenville Bar and the Foundation invite all local attorneys to participate in this new pro bono initiative. This initiative was developed to facilitate and inspire pro bono involvement by our attorneys, which is an integral aspect of the high calling of our profession. There is a great need for legal services in civil matters to low income families in our community, but the available resources are insufficient. As lawyers, we all take an oath to ensure that justice is available to all citizens, yet we often may not be aware of the need or of how we can best use our willingness to serve. The new pro bono initiative solves these issues through the creation and implementation of a web portal that matches low income individuals with specific legal needs (vetted by SC Legal Services) to local lawyers who can fulfill the need. And you are one of those lawyers who is able to fulfill the need. The Greenville Bar has made it very easy to get involved. Simply navigate on your web browser to www.scprobono.org and within minutes you can create a profile and be able to review and accept real cases to help real people. You will never be assigned a case, and you only will take on a representation that you specifically choose following an opportunity to review the potential matter and conduct a conflict check. We hope you will join with the Greenville Bar in this worthy effort.