Sign up for a trip to Cuba!

If you missed our earlier trips to Cuba, join us on this visit--before the crowds start coming, you forget how to rumba, the ’57 Chevys are gone and the Mohitos are overpriced. Our trip includes an informative meeting with Cuban lawyers, visits to the beautiful Vinales Valley, the town of Alamar, the San Severino Castle and museum in Matanzas, the fishing village of Cojimar, and the Hemingway house and museum.

The trip is open to each Senior Lawyer (60 years and older) and a companion. It includes one-night hotel accommodations at the Crowne Plaza, Miami Airport; airfare between Miami and Cuba; five nights in Havana at the Parque Central Hotel; most meals; transportation in an air-conditioned bus; entrance fees to tour sites and visa fees for Cuba; and both American and Cuban guides. Cost is $3,999 per person (with a refund of $400 each if 21 or more travelers go). All reservations and final payment must be made by November 30, 2018.

Reservations are limited to 26 people and will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, see website: If you have questions about the trip, please contact Nancy Layman by email at or by phone at (803) 917-0754.


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.

Senior Lawyers Division Travels to Vietnam

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.

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.