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S.C. Bar House of Delegates to meet in Columbia May 3

April 25, 2012

COLUMBIA, S.C. (April 25, 2012) —The South Carolina Bar will hold its House of Delegates meeting Thursday, May 3, at 12 p.m. at the South Carolina Bar Conference Center in Columbia.

During its meeting, the House is expected to debate:

• a request from the Practice and Procedure Committee to amend    
Rule 4, SCRCP, to allow service of process by commercial delivery services;

• a request from the Practice and Procedure Committee to make time limits uniform for post-trial motions;

• a request from the Practice and Procedure Committee to add a provision regarding the manner for computing time requirements in the SCRCrimP;   

• a request from the Pro Bono Committee to adopt a payment in lieu of service option for pro bono service;

• a request from the Pro Bono Committee to collect pro bono data on the Bar license fee statement;   

• proposed constitution and bylaw amendments; and      

• proposed Bar budgets for 2012-12.

The House will also elect members of the Bar’s Nominating Committee. Outgoing President A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr. will address the House on the progress of current initiatives, and incoming President Angus H. Macaulay will present goals for the coming year. The Young Lawyer of the Year and Law Related Education Lawyer of the Year Awards will be presented, and graduates of the Bar’s Leadership Academy will be recognized.

At the conclusion of the meeting, the following 2012-13 Bar President and officers will be sworn into office by S.C. Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean H. Toal.

President: Angus H. Macaulay, Columbia
President-Elect: Alice F. Paylor, Charleston
Treasurer: J. Calhoun Watson, Columbia
Secretary: Anne S. Ellefson, Greenville
Chair, House of Delegates: William Witherspoon, Columbia
Board Members: James Edward Bradley, W. Columbia; George C. Johnson, Columbia; William R. Johnson, Columbia; Nancy S. Layman, Columbia; Edward K. Pritchard III, Charleston; and Rebecca A. Roser, Columbia
ABA State Bar Delegates: Rosalyn W. Frierson, Columbia; Daniel B. White, Greenville

The South Carolina Bar, which has a membership of more than 14,000 lawyers, is dedicated to advancing justice, professionalism and understanding of the law.


Reporter/Producer Note: Please contact Leigh Thomas at if you plan to attend so that we can plan accordingly. An advance copy of the meeting agenda with supporting materials is available upon request.

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