20th Anniversary Celebration

20th Anniversary Celebration Committee

20 Things You Might Not Know

20 Things You Can Do

Where are they now?

History of the Pro Bono Program

For the Good of the Order

Pro Bono Program

Where are they now?

Samantha Luck

What firm/organization are you working with now?
Protection and Advocacy for People with Disabilities, Inc.

What kind of pro bono or volunteer work have you been involved in?
Children's Advocacy

What are the main reasons why you would recommend that law students become involved in pro bono work?
It gives you a great opportunity to assist those in need and gives you an overwhelming sense of satisfaction.

How would you encourage current law students to get involved with the Pro Bono program?
By having others speak on their experiences doing pro bono work and the individuals they have been able to help through volunteering.

Has pro bono work contributed to your sense of career satisfaction?
Yes. The organization that I am a part of was one that I volunteered with through the Pro Bono Program during law school.

Did your experiences in the Pro Bono program at USC prepare you or benefit you in your career?
Absolutely. (See previous question)

In your career, have you seen an overlap between your volunteer work and your sense of your own place in the community and the legal profession?

How do pro bono efforts fit in to the work of the South Carolina Bar?
With the amount of individuals that need legal assistance that cannot afford to hire an attorney, the pro bono program is an excellent resource for the community. Many of the law students that participate in pro bono work during law school tends to stay involved in some way once they begin their legal careers.

What kind of perceptions, positive or negative, do you think that the bar as a whole has about attorneys who are actively involved in pro bono work?
I think those who take the time to notice them admire the time they give so selfishly of themselves.

What is most memorable/best experience you had during your law school career through the Pro Bono program?
I mostly enjoyed the Thanksgiving dinners at St. Lawrence place.

What does the 20th Anniversary of the Pro Bono program mean to you?
20 years of lending a hand to those in need. Many years of truly making a difference in the lives of so many.

What is your most cherished memory with Pam?
I simply enjoyed the warmth that I could always count on visiting the Pro Bono office - no matter how bad my day was going. Pam is wonderful and her work in the program will always be unforgettable!