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National Pro Bono Celebration

Mon, 10/21/2013 - 5:00am

The American Bar Association has set aside the week of October 20 - 26, 2013 to recognize attorneys who represent those who cannot afford help with legal matters and to encourage those who have not yet taken up the cause of helping others. Our bench is especially appreciative of the efforts of the bar of our court to ensure that those most in need receive assistance with their bankruptcy cases. We celebrate the long tradition of the bankruptcy bar providing free legal assistance through organized efforts coordinated by the South Carolina Bar, Legal Services, and this court. The South Carolina Bankruptcy Law Association has recognized those extending exceptional efforts to assist with pro bono and promoted participation by its members. If you have taken one or more cases on a pro bono basis in 2013 or provided financial or law firm support toward these efforts, thank you. If you have not done so please consider the opportunity and promote equal access to justice.

David R. Duncan
Chief U. S. Bankruptcy Judge
District of South Carolina