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Hearing on Access to Justice

In January 2007, the South Carolina Access to Justice Commission was created by the Supreme Court of South Carolina.  The primary function of the Commission is to expand access to civil legal representation for people of low income and modest means in South Carolina.

In addition to numerous other initiatives, the Commission conducted seven regional public hearings across South Carolina.  During these regional hearings, the Commission heard about the barriers facing low income persons from citizens, legal service providers, lawyers and others.   

At 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 5, 2008, the Commission and selected speakers from the seven regional hearings will address the Supreme Court of South Carolina regarding the barriers and issues that were identified during the regional meetings.  The hearing will be held in the Courtroom of the Supreme Court Building in Columbia, South Carolina.  Members of the bench, bar and public are invited to attend this hearing.

Columbia, South Carolina
September 26, 2008