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Pro Bono Week: South Carolina Bar’s Public Service Programs 

Friday, October 27, 2017

As part of Pro Bono Week, the Court is highlighting different bankruptcy-related public service programs. Today, the Court would like to recognize the members of the bar who support the various programs offered by the South Carolina Bar. 

Pro Bono Program 

The South Carolina Bar’s Pro Bono Program refers indigent debtors to attorneys for pro bono representation. Attorneys who accept pro bono cases through the program are offered malpractice insurance coverage for the case at no cost. In 2017, the program has made 15 referrals for Chapter 7 bankruptcies. The Court would like to recognize the following attorneys who have accepted referrals through the Bar’s Pro Bono Program this year: 

Elizabeth Atkins
Barbara Brunson
Colleen Brunson
Robert J. Cantrell
Russ DeMott
Otis Jeffcoat
Sean Markham
Bill McCarthy
Eric Reed
Lex Rogerson
James Sarratt
Sidney Wike 

Special recognition goes to Russ DeMott for accepting four Chapter 7 pro bono referrals through the program this year. 

If you are interested in assisting the South Carolina Bar’s Pro Bono Program, please visit 

South Carolina Law Answers 

In coordination with the American Bar Association, the S.C. Bar offers South Carolina Law Answers, an online service in which qualified low income individuals may post legal questions, including those related to bankruptcy law, that are answered by volunteer attorneys. Volunteer attorneys are provided malpractice insurance at no cost for the legal guidance that they provide on the South Carolina Law Answers website. The Court would like to recognize and thank the attorneys who have assisted with South Carolina Law Answers in the past year 

If you are interested in assisting the South Carolina Bar’s South Carolina Law Answers, please visit