By: Heath Hamacher. SC Lawyers Weekly. October 7, 2021 (login access required. Check with a Reference Librarian if you don't have a login)
By Win Hammond. The Daily Gamecock. Feb..6, 2022
"During the Jan. 26 meeting of the S.C. House of Representatives Education and Public Works (EPW) Committee, legislators discussed five bills that would punish schools and "protect" students from the uncomfortable pieces of American history based on the representatives' incorrect understanding of critical race theory (CRT)."
A Report of the SC Access to Justice Commission, 2021.
This report describes the contours of the justice gap in South Carolina. The goals of the report are to establish a template for annual reporting in a form that is useful for policymakers and providers, and to identify specific areas of need.
The South Carolina Access to Justice Commission and the Center for Housing and Community Studies of the University of North Carolina Greensboro, together with their partners the South Carolina Bar and the NMRS Center on Professionalism at the University of South Carolina School of Law, came together in 2021 to launch this ambitious first-ever statewide civil legal needs assessment. A legal needs assessment is a rigorous study using a combination of qualitative, quantitative, and secondary data to evaluate the unmet civil legal needs of low-income individuals and families in South Carolina. The study team set out to learn about the life experiences of low- and moderate-income South Carolinians, the legal problems they encounter, and the gaps between their legal needs and the legal resources available to them.
The South Carolina Access to Justice Commission is made up of judges, lawyers, legislators, court employees, and community leaders from across the state. The commission meets regularly to identify barriers to access to justice in South Carolina, and explore possible solutions.
South Carolina Legislature 124th Session, 2021-2022 "Anti-CRT" Bills