The SC Bar honored J. Scott Bischoff II as the 2016 Pro Bono Award winner for his outstanding commitment to enhancing the lives of others by volunteering legal services to South Carolina’s homeless community. The award was presented on May 18 at the House of Delegates meeting in Pinopolis.
Since his time as a law student at the Charleston School of Law in 2006, Bischoff has volunteered with Charleston’s One80 Place serving the shelter’s homeless clients through legal assistance. As a law student he helped with legal clinics, and when he returned to Charleston in 2012 as an attorney, he provided pro bono legal representation to numerous homeless clients through the shelter’s Homeless Justice Project. Over the past five years, he has provided consultation to One80 Place staff members on criminal matters and offered free legal seminars and one-on-one discussions for residents of the shelter.
“It is impossible for me to estimate how many cases Scott has assisted us with, either directly or through consultation. However, I can say that without a doubt his work has made a difference in all the lives he has come in contact with,” said Jeff Yungman, Director of the One80 Place Homeless Justice Project. “Through Scott’s efforts many individuals who were homeless are now safely off the streets and living in a stable housing environment.”
From: South Carolina Bar – https://www.scbar.org/bar-news/article/south-carolina-bar-recognizes-j-scott-bischoff-ii-pro-bono-award/