2018 Bar Convention - Senior Lawyer Program
2018 Bar Convention - Senior Lawyer Program

Courthouse Accessibility for Hearing Impaired

In January 2018, the Bar's House of Delegates approved a request from the Trial and Appellate Advocacy Section to support funding for courtroom improvements for the hearing impaired. See the proposed resolution here.

Nifty Fifty Class of 1967 Recognized

The class of 1967 (pictured above) was honored during the Nifty Fifty luncheon on Sept. 15 at the Columbia Conference Center. Honorees were recognized by Bar President Babs Warner and Retired Chief Justice Costa M. Pleicones.
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Washington Trip

On April 24, 2018, the Senior Lawyers Division will host its annual trip to Washington, D.C. for members to be sworn in before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Division may send up to 12 members. First-come, first-served basis. The Court application fee is $200 and $50 for those admitted before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces. Attendees will be responsible for their lodging, travel and meal expenses. The Division will host a complimentary reception for members and their guests on the evening of Monday, April 23, at the Washington Court Hotel. A breakfast will be held on Tuesday morning, prior to the ceremony. A courtroom lecture will be scheduled for Tuesday afternoon to provide a thorough introduction to the Supreme Court, the history of the building and the architecture of the courtroom.
 
For more information or to sign up, email tcaine@scbar.org or call (803) 576-3766/toll free (877) 797-2227, ext. 146 no later than January 1.


2018 Visiting Professorships for Senior Lawyers

Appointments are available at universities throughout Eastern Europe and former Soviet republics for teaching assignments of two to four weeks in spring and fall 2018 semesters. Click here for more info.


Lunch and Learn: Intervention to Protect Clients

The Division is poised to assist in the implementation of Rule 428, Intervention to Protect Clients, SCACR. The rule provides a procedure through which volunteer Bar members visit a Bar member who, to others, is showing signs of difficulty in practicing law. The theory is that a person’s career should not end badly if temporary or increasing problems - perhaps caused by diminishing capacities - can be identified and a person’s practice be wound down or perhaps assisted in some manner.
 
The Bar will host several free lunch and learn sessions to educate Division members on how to identify the signs and causes of diminished mental capacity and how to properly address these issues. These sessions will prepare teams of volunteers to visit Bar members, where warranted, and address concerns and assess whether additional assistance is needed.

Upcoming Programs (additional information forthcoming):
June 5, 12 to 2 p.m.
Nelson Mullins, Charleston
Guest Speaker Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr.

June 12, 12 to 2 p.m.
USC School of Law, Columbia
Guest Speaker Dean Robert M. Wilcox
A tour of the new law school will follow the presentation.