About Us

What is Law In Action?

Law in Action, a not for profit corporation, was founded in 2002 to help reduce overcrowding at the Greenville County Detention Center and to provide free lawyers for poor parents whose children faced expulsion from Greenville County schools. Since then, we have added mock trials, workshops and a workers’ guide to our project list.


LIA Director Stephen J Henry

LIA Director Stephen J Henry

Stephen J Henry – Director and Founder of Law In Action

Mr. Stephen J Henry has a sole practice in Greenville and focuses on criminal and juvenile defense, employment law for employees and civil rights case involving unlawful arrest and the use of excessive force. He also handles domestic cases, cases involving the rights of students and other personal injury matters. You can learn more about Mr. Henry’s private practice at his website, www.shjlaw.com

Mr. Henry founded Law in Action in 2002 to provide free lawyers for poor parents whose kids faced expulsion from school (Student Defense Project) and to help magistrate court detainees obtain earlier release from jail (Jail Project). Law in Action also provides workshops for non-lawyers (Workshops) and offers high school students mock trial programs (Mock Trials) twice per year with the help of its many volunteers.


Board of Directors

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One Case at a Time

Law in Action has decided to start “One Case at a Time” to help deserving but low income individuals in the Upstate on a case by case basis, by providing lawyer services for civil disputes. Click to learn more about this program.

Workshops

Whether you work for a private company or the government, it is important for you to know what the law can and can’t do for if problems arise at work. Law in Action’s Workshop program offers a free job rights presentation once or twice per year in Greenville. Contact Law In Action for more information.

Time To Read

For many years Law in Action has been collecting paperback books and delivering them to the Greenville County Detention Center. Contact Law In Action to learn how you can contribute to our Time to Read program.