FOI/Legal Hotline

One of the services available to SCPA members is our Legal/FOI Hotline. The hotline is staffed by SCPA Attorneys Taylor Smith and Jay Bender.

Questions can be about any FOI, open government and First Amendment matters you’re facing. Other legal areas covered include libel, privacy, fair use, copyright, court access, reporters’ privilege, responding to a subpoena, dealing with police, prior restraint, the Shield Law, advertising and more. This includes pre-publication review of stories and advertisements.  

News and advertising employees of SCPA’s member news organizations can use the Legal/FOI Hotline. The Legal/FOI Hotline is not available to the public. 

Contact the Hotline

If you are a member who has a question for the hotline, call SCPA at (803) 750-9561. You can also email us.

SCPA Attorney Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith

SCPA Attorney

SCPA Attorney Jay Bender

Jay Bender

SCPA Attorney

Contact the Hotline

If you are a member who has a question for the hotline, call SCPA at (803) 750-9561. You can also email us.

Taylor Smith

Taylor Smith

SCPA Attorney

Jay Bender

Jay Bender

SCPA Attorney