Revised: 5 December 2016
Why did the Pro Bono Program partner with StoryCorps during their visit to Columbia, SC? Simple. As lawyers we are storytellers. We have a long history of using stories to impart information, build a case, persuade, make an argument and to teach. Facts and figures can be presented in cold, hard legalese but through a well told story the passion, humanity, and credibility rises. As lawyers we need to constantly hone and practice our story telling skills but we also need to pass along this oral tradition to the next generation. StoryCorps' mission is to preserve and share humanity's stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. Like the Pro Bono Program StoryCorps believes that every story matters! Below you will find excerpts from six conversations that were conducted as part of our partnership with StoryCorps. Enjoy. You will also find a link to the StoryCorps app. Remember, you have a story to tell, take a few moments to record your own story.