Charleston lawyers responding to the coronavirus pandemic through legal aid partnership

During the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the Charleston County community, including countless frontline responders and workers, find themselves in need of legal assistance. The Charleston County Bar Association and Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services recently partnered to expand available legal services to these nurses, medical techs, EMTs, police, fire, and grocery/retail store clerks who are serving county residents every day.

Services are available to eligible frontline workers living or working in Charleston County. The legal areas being served include business law, consumer law, employment law, estate planning to include wills and healthcare documents, family law, and housing law.

David Wolf, president of the Charleston County Bar Association, recently urged all lawyers in the area to consider volunteering for Charleston Pro Bono for this important endeavor. “Lawyers possess unique skills and training which are necessary to ensure justice is available to everyone. It is important that we, the legal community, help those who are helping us get through this challenging time,” said Wolf.

Any frontline workers needing service can apply at www.charlestonprobono.org. Attorneys wishing to volunteer can contact Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services at (843) 853-6456.

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