South Carolina


For more self-help legal information and referral assistance for this state, visit

Click here for Military Legal Assistance Offices
Servicemembers and their families may access free legal assistance at these offices. See our Working with a Lawyer publication for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Legal Aid and Pro Bono Programs
These programs provide free civil legal assistance, but your eligibility for services may be limited based on your income. These organizations may or may not have military-specific services. Contact these programs for more details on eligibility.

Click here for Lawyer Referral Programs
These programs will connect you to a lawyer who charges for legal services. Some attorneys with these programs, however, may offer discounted initial consultations or may charge reduced fees based on your income. Contact these programs for more information.

Click here for Military-Specific Programs
These are programs designed to assist members of the military with legal matters. See the specific details on the services provided.

Military Legal Assistance Offices:

Charleston AFB
437th Air Wing/JA
102 East Hill Blvd Suite A
Charleston, SC 29404
Phone: 843-963-5502, DSN 673-5576

Shaw AFB
20 FW/JA
504 Shaw Drive Suite 2025
Sumter, SC 29152
Phone: 803-895-1560, DSN 965-1560

Fort Jackson
9475 Kershaw Road
Columbia, SC 29207
Phone: 803-751-4287

MCAS Beaufort
Marine Corps Air Station Attn: Legal Assistance Office
P.O. Box 22904-55001
Beaufort, SC 29904
Phone: 843-228-7330, DSN 335-7330

MCRD Parris Island
Marine Corps Recruit Depot Attn: Legal Assistance Office
P.O. Box 19001 [Bldg 293]
Parris Island, SC 29905
Phone: 843-228-2925, DSN 335-2925

Military-Specific Programs:

South Carolina Bar
950 Taylor Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-799-6653 x1142
Contact: Cindy Coker, Public Services Director
Wills/Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Landlord/Tenant, Family, Employment, Probate, Guardianship/Adoption, Military, and Consumer

Bar offers free malpractice insurance to volunteers through pro bono program.

Information and application can be found at