Congratulations to Lydia R. Hendrix

Lydia R. Hendrix, a student at UofSC School of Law, is the 2022 Employment & Labor Law Section Memorial Scholarship recipient. She was recognized at the Section Midyear Meeting that was held on May 13th, in Columbia.  

This scholarship is given to a rising third-year law student from the UofSC School of Law or the Charleston School of Law who is interested in the practice of employment and labor law and demonstrates leadership and academic potential. 

Congratulations J. Lewis Cromer 

J. Lewis Cromer with Cromer, Babb, Porter & Hicks in Columbia has been named the Distinguished Lawyer of 2022 by the South Carolina Bar Employment & Labor Law Section. Lewis will be recognized at the Section Midyear meeting scheduled for May 13th in Columbia. 

This award is presented to an individual nominated and selected by their professional peers, for meritorious service to employment and labor law practice in the State of South Carolina.

Congratulations to Diana M. August

Diana M. August, a student at USC School of Law, is the 2021 Employment & Labor Law Section Memorial Scholarship recipient. She was recognized this month in Columbia.

This scholarship is given to a rising third-year law student from the USC School of Law or the Charleston School of Law who is interested in the practice of employment and labor law and demonstrates leadership and academic potential.

Congratulations R. Allison Phinney

Al Phinney has been named the Distinguished Lawyer of 2020 by the South Carolina Bar Employment & Labor Law Section. This award is presented to an individual nominated and selected by their professional peers, for meritorious service to employment and labor law practice in the State of South Carolina.

Congratulations and thank you!

Congratulations to Beverly A. Caroll and Mary Stuart King! Bev was recognized as the 2019 Distinguished Lawyer by the Employment and Labor Law Section. Mary Stuart, a rising 3L from the University of South Carolina School of Law, received the Section Memorial Scholarship. All of this was made possible by the section chair, Ashley Kelley! Thank you for your service to the section!


Section Information

This Section serves as a forum for all segments of the employment bar to review and comment on regulatory policy and procedure as well as legislative initiatives. Committees include: Equal Employment Opportunity Committee; Education Committee; Labor Management and Relations Committee; Specialization Committee; Membership Committee; and Occupational Safety/Health Committee.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Employment & Labor Law Section, please forward dues payment in the amount of $15 to: SC Bar, Attn: Tara G. Caine, P.O. Box 608, Columbia, SC 29202. Please make checks payable to the S.C. Bar and note in the memo portion Employ Dues.


Section Goals

1.      Promote continuing legal education and professional development by:

  • Conducting a Section CLE at the 2017 Bar Convention. The Section will request that this seminar be videotaped and offered for CLE credit at a later date.
  • Conducting a Section Midyear Meeting in May of 2017 that offers Employment and Labor Law specialization credit. If the budget allows, the Section will host a reception the night prior to the Midyear Meeting. 
  • Coordinating the NC/SC Joint Employment and Labor Law annual program.  This program will be videotaped and offered for CLE credit at a later date. The Section will host a reception for attendees in odd-numbered years. 
  • Encouraging Section members and seminar attendees to complete and submit an evaluation survey for planning purposes for future CLEs. 
  • Producing a quarterly newsletter to be distributed to members through the Section listserve and posted on the Bar website.   
  • Producing online CLEs and distance learning programs, including seeking volunteers from the Section to speak on topics that will be available for on-line CLE credit. 
  • Informing members of significant developments in Employment and Labor Law, legislative updates, upcoming events, etc., through the Section listserv, Bar Website, and various other social media.

2.    Institute membership and participation initiatives by: 

  • Offering one free year of membership to all new Bar members. 
  • Providing a discount to Section members on the Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers publication and any additional updates.
  • Honoring a Section member for their meritorious service to the Section and practice of law by recognizing this individual at the Section Midyear with the Distinguished Lawyer of the Year award.  
  • Activating the subcommittee structure, primarily by looking to the subcommittee chairs for substantive articles for the Section newsletter and assistance in identifying speakers for Employment and Labor Law-related continuing legal education programs.  
  • Selecting a recipient for the Benjamin M. Mabry Scholarship by honoring a rising third-year law student from the University of South Carolina School of Law who has interest in the practice of employment and labor law and who demonstrates leadership and academic potential. This recipient would be acknowledged at the Section Midyear meeting and would be presented with a check in the amount of $1,000.00. 

Employment and Labor Law Specialization

Contact
Section Chair:
Jennifer K. Dunlap
(843) 727-2658
jennidunlap@parkerpoe.com
 
Staff Contact:
Tara Caine
(803) 576-3766