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Mary Templeton

  • Hosted by Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services
  • Sponsored by Housing Justice Program
  • Service location Charleston, South Carolina
  • Law school Wake Forest University School of Law
  • Issue area Housing/Eviction
  • Fellowship class year 2022

The Project

Mary’s Fellowship with Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services will focus on housing justice in Charleston, South Carolina by assisting low-income individuals facing housing instability.

South Carolina has a high rate of evictions and Charleston County has one of the highest rates in the state. Charleston Pro Bono Legal Services participates in the state’s Housing Court Program, where tenants facing evictions can obtain legal representation for their hearings at no cost. Mary will be providing free legal assistance to low-income individuals facing housing instability issues, including eviction, in Charleston County.

Mary decided to assist with housing justice in Charleston because she is passionate about social justice and helping others. Mary has always wanted to put her legal education to good use and is doing so by addressing housing issues in an area with a high eviction rate.

Fellowship Plans

Mary will be supporting the Housing Court Program by attending Housing Court hearings and providing legal representation to eligible tenants facing eviction. Additionally, Mary will be providing free legal representation to individuals who have other housing issues and will work on expanding the Housing Court Program to include more locations.

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