S.C. Bar releases new videos in "Proud to Be a S.C. Lawyer" series

February 11, 2013

COLUMBIA (February 11, 2013)—The South Carolina Bar is pleased to announce that it has added new videos to its “Proud to Be a S.C. Lawyer” video series. The newest round of vignettes features four local lawyers, a former chief justice and two law firm paralegals. The videos present a glimpse into the lives of lawyers, the work of law firms, and their commitment to their clients and the community.

The individuals featured in the videos come from diverse backgrounds and practice areas. Each relates his or her story about how they use their own experiences combined with their legal training to provide assistance, insight and empathy to the people they serve.

Too often the legal profession is unfairly attacked, which can undermine the public’s trust of the legal system and the rule of law that is fundamental to our country. The videos are designed to portray who South Carolina lawyers really are and restore some balance to public perceptions. They have the added benefit of exposing those considering a legal career to various practice areas and aspects of being a lawyer.

The first of six new videos was released today through the Bar’s website, Facebook page and e-mail newsletter. All 20 videos in the series are housed on the Bar’s YouTube channel.

The attorneys featured in the latest videos include Jim Thompson of James Fletcher Thompson, LLC in Spartanburg; Former Chief Justice Ernest A. Finney Jr. of Columbia; Shannon Felder of Solomon Law Group, LLC in Columbia; Sam Konduros of Greenville; M. Dawes Cooke Jr. of Barnwell, Whaley, Patterson & Helms in Charleston; and Lucinda Gantt and Sareeta DuBois of the Hampton law firm of Peters, Murdaugh, Parker, Eltzroth & Detrick.

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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.