Four Lowcountry legal aid and law education groups received almost $300,000 this month combined from the South Carolina Bar Foundation to support their projects, according to a news release from the foundation.
- Charleston-based Crisis Ministries received $69,000 to provide legal services to homeless people through an onsite attorney
- Lowcountry Legal Volunteers of Bluffton received $62,000 to continue to provide legal services to low-income residents. The group is staffed by retired attorney volunteers
- The Center for Heirs' Property Preservation, which educates and provides legal services for heirs' property rights, received $40,000
- Beaufort-based Citizens Opposed to Domestic Abuse received $36,000 to continue to provide legal support for victims of domestic violence and their children.
The grants were part of $1.88 million given to groups statewide that provide services to help low-income people that need representation or educate them on specific legal issues like domestic violence, the release said.