Our Mission

Access to Justice and Legal Services Build Strong, Vibrant Communities.

Charleston Pro Bono serves the vital legal needs of Charleston’s economically disadvantaged. We empower people by providing aid, representation, and an array of legal services that grant access to the protections and benefits of our legal system.

Community Matters

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Cases Opened in 2022
People Helped in 2022

Educational Seminars

Every month, Charleston Pro Bono has attorneys conduct educational seminars throughout Charleston County. These programs are offered at our various nonprofit partner sites for their participants. We also host seminars at the public library open to the public. We also offer virtual programming via our social media. Example topics include: consumer law, family law, estate planning, probate, and landlord/tenant.

Ackerman Fellowship

The Ackerman Fellowship program is an annual clinical practice opportunity for second and third year law students. Fellows are involved in all aspects of public interest law including outreach in low-income communities; client intake including eligibility determination and fact gathering, support of our in-house and volunteer attorneys by assisting in preparation of pro se pleadings, affidavits, and other legal documents.

Direct Service Clinics

Throughout the year, we host numerous direct service clinics where volunteer attorneys from the Charleston community prepare documents for eligible clients. We host clinics where participants can have a will, power of attorney, and healthcare power of attorney created, all at no cost. These clinics are often held in partnership with fellow nonprofit organizations such as SC VALOR, Charleston-area Senior Centers, and Habitat for Humanity.