Travel to Ireland!
October 20 to November 2, 2019

Our trip includes a circuit of the entire country, including Northern Ireland. Kiss the Blarney stone, discover the Ring of Kerry, enjoy panoramic views of the Dingle Peninsula, take a ride through Killarney National Park. A short ferry ride across the River Shannon leads to the Cliffs of Moher; then see County Sligo, the inspiration for the poet William Butler Yeats. Next is Derry, followed by travel over the Giant's Causeway to Belfast. Here you'll enjoy the Titanic Belfast experience, a six-floor building adjacent to the site of the ship's construction. Then it's on to Ards Peninsula in County Down. Wind up back in Dublin for a three-night stay that includes a visit to Trinity College and an exhibit of the Book of Kells.

The Trip is open to each senior lawyer (60+ years) and a companion. It includes a round-trip airfare from Charlotte to Dublin, all ground transportation, accommodation in deluxe hotels, 17 meals, entrance fees, local guides and a professional tour director to accompany our visit. Transportation withing Ireland is in modern touring coaches. Free time is built into the program for individual exploration most days.

The cost is $3,799 each for 21 passengers with a rebate of $200 each for 26 or more passengers. All on-line reservations and a deposit of $500 for each traveler must be completed by June 21, 2019. Final payment deadline is August 5, 2019.

For more information and to place a reservation, please visit the website. You may also contact the SLD travel coordinator, Nancy Layman, who may be reached at nancy.layman@att.net or by calling (803) 917-0754.


Click the link below to see pictures from the 2019 SC Bar Convention!


Nifty Fifty Class of 1968

The class of 1968 was honored during the Nifty Fifty luncheon on Sept. 21 at the Columbia Conference Center. Check out all the pictures from the event here.


 

Members admitted to U.S. Supreme Court

Admission to U.S. Supreme Court is a significant event in the life of any lawyer. The Senior Lawyers Division sponsors a trip to Washington, D.C. for SC Bar members to take the Oath of Admission before the full U.S. Supreme Court. On April 24, 2018, F. David Butler and Stephen R. McCrae Jr. were admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court Bar. Judge Carolyn C. Matthews made the formal Motion to Admit, which was granted by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. Chief Justice Roberts then administered the Oath of Office to them, along with approximately 20 other lawyers from Texas, Florida and Loyola University. After the oath, the group heard oral arguments in the case Abbott v. Perez, challenging Texas Congressional districts as racially discriminatory. The second case involved whether the United States must give full faith and credit to a Chinese decree. Members and their guests enjoyed dinner on Monday night before the ceremony and breakfast in the Supreme Court Conference Room immediately before proceeding to the courtroom. This annual admission ceremony is open to any member of the SC Bar.