Public lessons on S.C. legal system to be held in Beaufort

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The S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program is sponsoring Legal Lessons: A Series for the Public, a seven-week program designed to give the public an overview of the South Carolina legal system and insight into common legal problems people face.

The series will be held on Tuesday evenings beginning Sept. 4 and continuing through Oct. 16 from 6 to 9 p.m. Classes will be held at the Technical College of the Lowcountry located at 921 Ribaut Road.

The schedule:

  • Sept.4 — overview of state courts and alternative dispute resolution
  • Sept. 11 — juvenile justice and overview of child protection hearings
  • Sept. 18— family law, real estate and landlord-tenant law
  • Sept. 25 — wills, estates and probate, health care and elder law
  • Oct. 2 — S.C. workers’ compensation and employment law
  • Oct. 9 — bankruptcy law, consumer law and debt collection
  • Oct. 16 — criminal law and torts

The deadline to enroll is Wednesday, August 29. The cost of the seven-week course is $45 and includes course materials. To register, call (843) 525-8205 or visit For all other questions, contact the S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program at (803) 799-6653, ext. 158.

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