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  • A history of service

    Jonathan Lewis’ military connection and history of service is inspired by his time as a firefighter, medic and former cadet. Lewis — a criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of Jonathan Lewis in Columbia — works closely with the armed forces to provide essential pro bono services. To honor his impact in the military community, the American Bar Association (ABA) recently recognized Lewis with its 2020 Military Pro Bono Project Outstanding Services Award.

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  • Students prepare for virtual SC Bar Mock Trial Competitions

    Students representing 38 teams from middle schools and high schools across South Carolina will demonstrate their court room skills in the first-ever joint SC Bar Regional Mock Trial Competition on Feb. 26 and 27.

    Posted in: Lawyers None, Mock Trial

  • Black History Month Spotlight: Tameaka A. Legette

    In her almost two decades as a prosecutor, Tameaka A. Legette has been guided by a fundamental principle. “Prosecutors face many difficult challenges, but the essence of our work is straightforward: Seek the truth, then do what is right,” Legette says in an open letter she recently wrote to her niece about her life and career as a lawyer. The profile is part of the Diversity Committee's Black History Month spotlight series.

    Posted in: Lawyers None, Diversity Committee Spotlight

  • Black History Month Spotlight: Luther J. Battiste, III

    Creating positive change has been at the forefront of Luther J. Battiste, III’s career as a lawyer and public servant. This profile is part of the Diversity's Committee's Black History Month spotlight series.

    Posted in: Lawyers None, Diversity Committee Spotlight

  • Black History Month Spotlight Series: Chief Justice Finney

    In honor of Black History Month, the SC Bar Diversity Committee is pleased to present a spotlight series on Black Palmetto State lawyers and members of the judiciary that made an impact on our state and profession. The Honorable Ernest A. Finney, Jr. was the first African American chief justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, serving in the role from December 1994 until his retirement in 2000.

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