Lawyers 4 Vets: pro bono legal clinic

20 Years Strong Service Project: Attorney Bess DuRant Helping veterans with their legal needs. Why did you choose this project? Helping our nation’s veterans is important to me.  I  partnered with the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center for a free legal clinic for low income Midlands Veterans at the Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA […]

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Domestic Violence in South Carolina and Our Efforts to Curb It

By Bess DuRant South Carolina has a serious domestic violence problem.  36,000 incidents of domestic violence occur in South Carolina every year.  Doug Pardue, Glenn Smith, Jennifer Barry Hawes, & Natalie Caula Hauff, Till Death Do Us Part, The Post and Courier, available at  http://www.postandcourier.com/tilldeath/partone.html.  Moreover, several of those incidents resulted in the woman’s death, […]

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Bess DuRant Joins Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC

Bess DuRant has joined Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte as an associate. A 2009 cum laude graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Law, DuRant was a member of the Editorial Board for the South Carolina Law Review  and had an article published in the review. She also was a member of Phi […]

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