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246 ABA Journal South Carolina articles.

South Dakota inmates get tablets for legal research; state drops paralegal and part-time lawyer

Inmates in South Dakota no longer have a need for legal help from a paralegal or lawyer because they can do their own research on tablets, according to Department of…

Legal aid hotline opens for Hurricane Irma victims

Updated: A legal aid hotline has opened for Hurricane Irma victims in Florida who can’t afford a lawyer.

The hotline number is 866-550-2929, report the Orlando Sentinel and an…

Florida Bar raises income cap for Free Legal Answers website to help Hurricane Irma victims
The Florida Bar has raised the income cap for users of the Florida Free Legal Answers online legal clinic to help more victims of Hurricane Irma get answers to their legal questions.
Recaptured inmate, convicted in lawyer home invasion, likely used drone in escape, cops say

Police have captured an escaped South Carolina inmate who was in prison for holding his lawyer and his lawyer’s family at gunpoint.

Authorities arrested the inmate, Jimmy Causey, early…

Man convicted for holding his lawyer at gunpoint escapes from prison a second time

A South Carolina lawyer says he and his family are taking precautions after the man convicted of holding him at gunpoint escaped from prison for a second time.

Authorities on…

Arkansas lawyer is reprimanded over use of private investigators who misrepresented themselves

Updated: An Arkansas lawyer has been reprimanded in South Carolina for sending private investigators into the state to pose as customers and gather evidence of intellectual property infringement.

The South…

Jury sentences Dylann Roof to death for Charleston church massacre

A South Carolina jury sentenced mass shooter Dylann Roof to death late Tuesday, the Post and Courier reported.

Roof, 22, killed nine people at a Bible study meeting at…

Dylann Roof is convicted in church shooting; jurors deliberated less than two hours

Federal jurors in Charleston, South Carolina, have convicted white supremacist Dylann Roof in the June 2015 shooting deaths of nine black church members attending a Bible study.

Jurors deliberated for…

Mistrial is declared in trial of cop accused of fatally shooting unarmed black man

A South Carolina judge on Monday declared a mistrial in the prosecution of a police officer accused of fatally shooting a black man who was running away from him after…

Judge refuses for-cause challenge to potential juror wearing Confederate flag T-shirt

A judge in South Carolina last week rejected a public defender’s for-cause challenge to a potential juror who showed up to the courthouse wearing a Confederate flag T-shirt.

Assistant public…

ACLU suit challenges South Carolina’s ‘disturbing schools’ law

A federal lawsuit filed on Thursday claims South Carolina’s “disturbing schools” law sweeps into the court system “a broad swath of adolescent behavior,” violating students’ rights to due process.

The…

Ethics opinion on fee-sharing is bad news for Avvo Legal Services

A South Carolina ethics opinion on fee-sharing highlights a potential obstacle for Avvo’s fixed-fee legal referral service, launched this year in 18 states.

The July 14 advisory opinion—which describes…

Lawyers for alleged church-shooter Dylann Roof argue death penalty is unconstitutional

Lawyers for the man accused of fatally shooting nine people at a Charleston, South Carolina, church are arguing that the death penalty is unconstitutional.

Lawyers for the hate-crime suspect, Dylann…

Prosecutor blasts federal court for scheduling hate crimes trial of Dylann Roof before state trial

State prosecutor Scarlett Wilson criticized the federal court system during a hearing Monday, saying it is circumventing South Carolina’s trial of Dylann Roof, the 22-year-old white man accused of fatally…

Lawyer is fined $75K in hawk-trapping case

A prominent South Carolina attorney emotionally took a plea Monday in a Charleston federal wildlife case over hawks trapped and killed on his 1,790-acre property.

Charles Williams, 66, told a…

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