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S.C. Bar Young Lawyers to present at Affiliate Showcase

October 08, 2012

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Oct. 5, 2012) – ­Members of the S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division (YLD) will present five award-winning projects at the American Bar Association’s YLD Fall Conference in Charleston on Saturday, Oct. 20.

In August, the S.C. Bar YLD was recognized with five prestigious Awards of Achievement at the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago. Participating young lawyers will showcase these projects by providing attendees with information, tools and insight into how to implement similar project in their own areas.

Projects include the Annual Bar Convention programming, presented by Russell Britton Kelly and Elizabeth J. Palmer, both of Rosen, Rosen & Hagood, LLC (Charleston); Color of Justice, presented by Chisa Putman, Chisa J. Putman, Attorney at Law, LLC (Rock Hill); Habitat for Humanity Wills Clinic, presented by Jennifer Stone Ashburn, Ashburn Law Firm, LLC (Columbia); iCivics promotion and training, presented by Jessica BlaireCamp, S.C. Judicial Dept. (Columbia) and Allison Sullivan, Bluestein, Nichols, Thompson & Delgado, LLC (Columbia); and the YLD newsletter, presented by Amanda K. Dudgeon, Carlock Copeland & Stair, LLP (Charleston).

"We are honored that the American Bar Association recognized multiple projects from the S.C. Bar Young Lawyers Division with national awards of achievement,” said Will Johnson, YLD President-Elect. “Presenting these projects at the upcoming fall conference will be a great opportunity to share our success stories with other young lawyers from across the country."

The Affiliate Showcase is a compilation of projects from South Carolina and nationwide young lawyer organizations affiliated with the ABA YLD. This event provides a forum for young lawyers to interact with colleagues, learn about other successful public and member service initiatives, and take away the necessary tools to recreate projects in their respective areas.

The S.C. Bar YLD includes all members of the S.C. Bar under the age of 36 and those with less than five years of membership.

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.



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