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School of Law


Mary Jo Burgess

Title: Administrative Manager, Court Improvement Program
Department: Children's Law Center
School of Law
Phone: 843-356-0761


  • B.S., Charleston Southern University


Mary Jo Burgess serves as the Court Liaison for Horry and Marion counties. She assists the family court by tracking and expediting the legal processing of child protection and termination of parental rights (TPR) cases. She is responsible for reviewing case files, preparing information sheets for the court, and assisting in resolving issues to prevent delayed hearings. She also provides liaison support to the Family Court Bench-Bar Committee. Previously, she served as Regional Adoption Administrator for South Carolina Department of Social Services Region IV, where she managed staff of adoption investigators whose primary responsibility was preparing and placing children with adoptive families, and was a Foster Care Worker with Williamsburg County DSS. She earned her B.S. from Charleston Southern University.

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