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ABA YLD Service Project Committee: Project Street Youth
This committee will be responsible for implementing the ABA YLD Service Project as it is launched in august at the ABA Annual Meeting. Each year, the president-elect and incoming committee chairs will have the discretion to maintain the existing project or substitute the newly launched project. For the 2014-15 Bar year, this committee will be implementing Project Street Youth: Young Lawyers advocating for Homeless Youth. Through partnerships with existing community organizations and resources, Project Street Youth will organize legal clinics for homeless and transitional youth throughout the state. Committee members will be able to participate in a variety of ways, from locating community partners and promoting the clinics, to recruiting volunteers and participating in the clinics. The homeless youth population in South Carolina doubled from 2006 to 2010. Help us make a difference!

I. Ryan Neville
, Co-Chair
Wills Massalon & Allen, LLC
P.O. Box 859
Charleston, SC 29402
(843) 727-1144
rneville@wmalawfirm.net




Elizabeth “Beth” J. Palmer
, Co-Chair
Rosen Rosen & Hagood, LLC
P.O. Box 893
Charleston, SC 29402
(843) 266-8166
epalmer@rrhlawfirm.com





Backpack Drive Committee
This committee collects new backpacks, school supplies and other educational items for donation to South Carolina children in need in August.
Click here for more information and supply drop-off locations.

Paul H. Hoefer, Co-Chair
Robinson McFadden & Moore, PC
P.O. Box 944
Columbia, SC 29202
(803) 779-8900
phoefer@robinsonlaw.com




Dyllan Rankin, Co-Chair
The Law Office of T. Dyllan Rankin, LLC   55 Broad Street, Suite 100
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 628-3158

dyllan@therankinlawfirm.com





Jessica Christophillis, Co-Chair
Christophillis & Gallivan, PA
300 N. Main St., Ste. 200
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 233-4445
jessica@cglawsc.com

Cinderella Project
Celebrating its 11th season, the Cinderella Project involves gathering donations of gently worn formal gowns, shoes and accessories for socially and economically disadvantaged high school students. Students from area high schools are invited to attend a boutique held in the spring to “shop” for a dress and other items at no cost. Members of this committee assist with collecting the dresses, organizing the boutiques and assisting the belles of the ball (prom attendees) as they “shop” on the day of the boutique.


Lisa Hostetler, Statewide Chair
LawyerLisa, LLC 1224 
Huger St. 
Columbia, SC 29201 
(803) 563-5163 
lisa@lawyerlisa.com





Aiken Coordinator
TBD

Chelsey Moore
, Anderson Coordinator
Tenth Circuit Solicitor’s Office 
P.O. Box 8002 
Anderson, SC 29622 
(864) 260-4267 
chelseylaurenmoore@gmail.com

Kate Weaver
, Greenville Coordinator
U.S. District Court, District of S.C.
925 Cleveland St., Unit 201
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 255-5911
katherine.m.weaver@gmail.com




Leslie Fisk
, Greenwood Coordinator
S.C. Legal Services
316 W. Cambridge Ave.
Greenwood, SC 29646
(864) 223-4879
lesliefisk@sclegal.org

Sheila Bias, Midlands Project Coordinator
Richardson Plowden & Robinson, PA
1900 Barnwell Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 576-3718
sbias@richardonsplowden.com





Sarah Ford
, Orangeburg Coordinator
Orangeburg Solicitors Office
P.O. Box 1525
Orangeburg, SC 29116
(803) 533-6252
sford@scsolicitor1.org





Community Law Week
Held each year during the first week of May, Community Law Week is designed to promote the legal profession through service. During Community Law Week, members of this committee will assist each circuit representative with selecting, planning and implementing at least one service project in each of the 16 circuits.

C. Edward Rawl, Co-Chair
Fisher & Phillips LLP
1320 Main St.
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 255-0000
erawl@laborlawyers.com




Margaret “Meggie” Baker, Co-Chair
HopeHealth, Inc.
600 E. Palmetto St.
Florence, SC 29506
(843) 664-3634
mbaker@hope-health.org

 





Families Forever
This nationally recognized program focuses on adoption and foster care awareness with assistance from the Department of Social Services, Adoption Coalition for Education and Support (ACES) and various other organizations. Members of this committee will produce educational materials and organize
adoption awareness fairs in Charleston, Greenville and Lexington to educate families on foster care and adoption. 

Betsy Tanner, Co-Chair
Anderson Oyer, LLC
405 Parker Ivy Dr.
Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 228-7808
betsy@andersonoyer.com




Jacqueline Bond Anthony, Co-Chair
Anthony and Moore LLC
222 Coleman Boulevard, Suite 121
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
(843) 284-9500
janthony@anthonyandmoore.com




iCivics Committee
iCivics is a web-based education project designed to teach students about civics and inspire them to be active participants and leaders in our democracy. Members of this committee will assist with implementing this program throughout South Carolina by planning and sponsoring three conferences to teach educators how to use iCivics in their classrooms. Additionally, members of this committee will participate in various programs to showcase iCivics and generate interest.

Lindsay Joyner, Chair
Gallivan, White & Boyd, PA
PO Box 7368
Columbia, SC 29202
(803) 799-1833
ljoyner@gwblawfirm.com




Protecting Our Youth Through Legal Education
To educate at-risk high school students on criminal law and the consequences of their actions and choices, members of this committee will plan programs about various topics including prosecuting students as adults, repeat offenders, new DUI laws and drug offenses. This project will be conducted with assistance from the S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice, Children’s Law Center and the Bar’s Children’s Law Committee.

James E. Brogdon III, Co-Chair
Gallivan White & Boyd, PA
P.O. Box 10589
Greenville, SC 29603
(803) 779-1833
Fax: (864) 271-7502
jbrogdon@gwblawfirm.com



Clarke Newton, Co-Chair
Bluestein Nichols Thompson & Delgado, LLC
1614 Taylor Street
Columbia, SC 29202
(803) 779-7599
cnewton@bntdlaw.com





Special Olympics
South Carolina lawyers—and their friends and family members—are encouraged to participate in Special Olympics South Carolina through volunteer opportunities at each of the three statewide games and work with Special Olympics in their communities to serve the needs of South Carolinians with intellectual disabilities. Lawyers, law firms and other legal organizations will be encouraged to attend the annual galas in Columbia and Charleston as well as other fundraisers for SOSC. Members of this committee will assist with recruiting and organizing volunteers. 

H. Cooper Wilson III, Statewide Chair 
Hood Law Firm, LLC
P.O. Box 1508
Charleston, SC 29402-1508
(843) 577-1205
cooper.wilson@hoodlaw.com


 


Andrew “Andy” Kunz, Columbia Coordinator
Turner Padget Graham & Laney, PA
P.O. Box 1473
Columbia, SC 29202
(803) 254-2200
akunz@turnerpadget.com

Kevin Pratt, Columbia Coordinator
S.C. Judicial Department
2910 Exmoor Rd.
Columbia, SC 29204
(980) 253-1212
kevinpratt13@gmail.com

Alaina Beach, Greenville Coordinator
McAngus Goudelock & Courie, LLC
P.O. Box 2980
Greenville, SC 29602
(864) 239-4000
alaina.beach@mgclaw.com


Stinson Ferguson
, Greenville Coordinator
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA
P.O. Box 2048
Greenville, SC 29602
(864) 240-3239
sferguson@hsblawfirm.com




J. Scott Bischoff II, Charleston Coordinator
Savage Law Firm
15 Prioleau St.
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 720-7470
scott@savlaw.com



Julie Moore Rode, Charleston Coordinator
Duffy & Young, LLC
96 Broad St.
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 720-2044
jmoore@duffyandyoung.com

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
This committee provides free tax preparation for households with low-to-moderate incomes. Members will receive training to prepare basic tax returns in various communities throughout the state and assist with recruiting other lawyer volunteers to participate in the tax preparation “super Saturdays.” The training will be sponsored by organizations that run VITA sites (libraries, churches, schools and neighborhood centers) and will be conducted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Adam B. Landy, Chair
McNair Law Firm, PA
P.O. Box 11390
Columbia, SC 29211
(803) 799-9800
alandy@mcnair.net

 

 

Voices Against Violence
This program is designed to educate young lawyers about the epidemic of domestic violence and engage young lawyers in efforts to respond to and prevent the same by taking part in legislative advocacy, handling pro bono cases involving domestic violence, providing support to shelters, and delivering presentations to the public about domestic violence. This committee also hosts a free CLE on domestic violence in the spring.

Click here for information on the 2014 Women in Need Necessities Drive.

Joseph Rohe, Co-Chair
Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP
300 East Mcbee Avenue, Suite 500
Greenville, SC 29601
Andrea Sancho, Co-Chair
S.C. Supreme Court
316 South Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29205
(803) 734-1078
sanchoac@gmail.com




 Wills Clinics
This committee provides free wills for first response personnel throughout the state, including police officers, firefighters and paramedics. During a clinic, attorneys will meet with first responders to provide this service. Guidelines, forms and a training session are provided in advance. Members of this committee will help recruit attorney volunteers to draft wills and assist with planning the clinics.

Trista A. Shigley, Chair
BB&T
151 Meeting St.
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 720-5111
trista.shigley@gmail.com


Habitat for Humanity Wills Clinics
This committee provides free wills for Habitat for Humanity homeowners. During a clinic, attorneys will meet with homeowners to provide this service. Guidelines, forms and a training session will be provided prior to clinics. For more information and upcoming clinics, click here.

Evan Guthrie, Chair
Evan Guthrie Law Firm
164 Market St., Ste. 362
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 926-3813
evan@ekglaw.com