The South Carolina Bar to sponsor Law School for Non-Lawyers in Aiken

Published: Aug. 8, 2016 at 4:10 PM EDT
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Monday, Aug. 8, 2016

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The South Carolina Bar to sponsor Law School for Non-Lawyers in Aiken.

The SC Bar Pro Bono Program is sponsoring “Law School for Non-Lawyers,” 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, according to a press release.

The series will be held on Thursday, Sept. 15 until Oct. 27, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night at Aiken Technical College (2276 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Graniteville 29829). The deadline to enroll is Tuesday, Sept. 13, at noon.

The course will cover the following topics:

Sept. 15—Overview of state courts and alternative dispute resolution

Sept. 22—Juvenile justice and overview of child protection hearings

Sept. 29—Family law, real estate and landlord-tenant law

Oct. 6—Wills, estates and probate, health care and elder law

Oct. 13—S.C. workers’ compensation and employment law

Oct. 20—Bankruptcy law, consumer law and debt collection

Oct. 27—Criminal law and torts law

Cindy Coker, S.C. Bar Public Services Director, stated the following:

“Law School for Non-Lawyers is a great opportunity for the public to learn about different areas of the law and how the legal system affects their daily lives. Whether they need legal help or they’re considering a career in the legal field, the program will provide a basis of legal knowledge in easy-to-understand terms, giving participants the ability to make educated, confident decisions.”

The seven-week course costs $45 and includes all course materials. Registrants are not required to attend all of the classes and may choose to attend only those that interest them the most.

To register, you can call (803) 508-7263 or visit their website

For all other questions, contact the S.C. Bar Pro Bono Program at (803) 799-6653, ext. 158.