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.
- A joint episodic project with the SC Bar Pro Bono Program
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
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