Created in 1884, the South Carolina State
Bar, located in Columbia (the state capital) has over 13,000 members.
The members' areas of expertise or practice in law vary by attorney
and may include tax, criminal, elder, corporate and bankruptcy law.
The State Bar also has a wide variety of programs
and services available for members and the community. Some of the
programs include Ask a Lawyer, the Pro Bono Program, a referral service,
legal advice and a searchable membership directory.
a Lawyer Program
The Ask a Lawyer program is offered by the South
Carolina State Bar Foundation and is televised in different locations
within the state at different times. The program is also available
on the Internet in a chat room format. The residents of South Carolina
are invited to call in and ask questions pertaining to the law via
a phone number or in the chat room. Visit Ask
a Lawyer for dates of televised times in your community.
The South Carolina Bankruptcy Court has
a similar Ask a Lawyer program in regards to bankruptcy. Attorneys
that practice bankruptcy law are available at certain times for questions
concerning bankruptcy matters. Visit South
Carolina Bankruptcy Court for more information.
Service and Legal Advice
The State Bar offers referrals of qualified attorneys
by location and area of practice. A
helpful phone number for finding
a referral is 800-868-2284. For helpful information in regards
to obtaining legal assistance call 888-346-5592.
If you are interested in obtaining information
about a member (attorney) of the South Carolina State Bar, including
if the member has been involved in any disciplinary actions, visit
directory. In this section you can search and find an attorney
by first or last name, by community, county or those searching an
of Attorney Fees
The State Board has created, under the guidelines
of the South Carolina State Supreme Court, Rule
416. This is set up to mediate disputes between attorney and client
in regards to billing fees, disbursement disputes and costs of litigation.
Contact Claudia Kea by phone at (803) 799-6653 / ext. 163 or by email
at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The contact information is the following; South
Carolina State Bar, 950 Taylor Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29201
/ Telephone: 803.799.6653 / Fax: 803.799.4118 / Email: email@example.com.