Travel to Vietnam with the Senior Lawyers Division!

The Senior Lawyers Division will travel to Vietnam Feb. 21 through March 4, 2018, including visits to bustling Ho Chi Minh City, picturesque colonial Hoi An, world-heritage Halong Bay & the northern capital of Hanoi. The trip is open to all veterans, members of the Senior Lawyers Division, and one companion. The cost includes round-trip airfare from Charlotte, all intra-Asia flights and ground transportation, accommodations in hotels, 18 meals, attraction entrance fees, local guides and a professional, English-speaking tour director to accompany the visit. Free time is built into the program for individual exploration most days. Reservations and a deposit are due by Nov. 10, 2017. For more information and to make your reservation, click here. Additional questions may be directed to the Senior Lawyers Division Coordinator Nancy Layman at or (803) 917-0754.

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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Save the Date!

2018 Bar Convention
January 18-21
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
SLD Reception: January 19, 5:30to 6:30 p.m., Sanctuary
Division CLE: January 20, 8:30 to 11:45 a.m.
Click here for hotel and villa reservation info.

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 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.

Information about additional training sessions will be posted as they are scheduled.