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Friday Blitz

The Friday Blitz is held once a month with a goal of responding to questions posted online by the public. Law students will work directly with a lawyer in determining the issues to be addressed, asking what is the possible answer and drafting a response.. This is all done in a group setting often with a designated law firm taking the lead. This is a project held in collaboration with the SC Bar and the SC Access to Justice Commission. A Dropbox folder of sample questions and responses is available to all volunteers.

Training: On the job, curiosity and problem solving skills recommended.

Purpose of Pro Bono Opportunity

  • To provide opportunities for law students to work directly with attorneys
  • To provide skills development and enhancement opportunities for law students
  • To create an awareness of the problems faced by the public when they are in need of assistance

Requirements or Qualifications

Law students must:

  • be a good academic standing
  • complete and submit the Volunteer Enrollment Form
  • have an interest in serving the indigent and homeless population

Responsibilities of Organizations

Friday Blitz organizers must:

  • agree to properly supervise the work of the law student
  • provide clear and timely instructions
  • seek opportunities to expose the students to various legal issues and solutions
  • provide feedback when possible
  • model good problem solving skills

Responsibilities of the Students

The students must:

  • communicate effectively and efficiently with the supervising attorney
  • complete tasks in a timely and competent manner
  • seek assistance when needed
  • perform duties professionally

Skills Opportunities

The following Core Skills may be associated with this particular volunteer opportunity. Not all tasks will contain all of these skills. See the complete Core Competencies & Skills Inventory for more details.

  • Core Skill: Oral Communication and Listening Abilities
  • Core Skill: Critical Reading Abilities
  • Core Skill: Task Organization and Management
  • Core Skill: Writing Skills
  • Core Skill: General Research Skill
  • Core Skills: Professionalism