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.
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.