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.
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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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.