South Carolina Legal Services and state bar offer eviction hotline

September 1, 2020

The South Carolina Bar Association and South Carolina Legal Services are urging residents facing eviction in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic to call their hot line for free legal help.

“Many evictions – and the effects they have on our society – can be avoided simply by having an attorney advocate for a tenant in the eviction process,” said Betsy Goodale, director of the South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program. “A majority of tenants who are represented by counsel in eviction matters have a successful outcome compared to very few when unrepresented.”

South Carolina residents who call 1-833-958-2266 will be matched with a pro bono attorney either through South Carolina Legal Services or another lawyer who has volunteered their time.

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