March 13, 2018

Wellness Event - WAITLIST

Keep your New Years’ wellness resolutions alive this March by joining YLD for a free fitness event at Orangetheory, (4708 Forest Drive, Columbia) on March 14 at 7:45 p.m. If you haven’t yet heard the hype, or participated in an Orangetheory class, this special event is perfect for you. Orangetheory’s heart rate monitored training is designed to maintain a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. Participants burn an estimated 500-1,000 calories in 60 minutes and keep burning calories for up to 36 hours after the workout! YLD members will receive a free 60-minute class and YLD will provide hydration and snacks. Space is limited! To register, please email Kimberly Snipes by March 5 and provide your full name, birthdate, approximate weight, and email address. (This info is needed to ensure your heart rate monitor works correctly for the workout.)

Call for Volunteers – iCivics Day!

The iCivics Committee needs your help! Our annual iCivics Day is fast-approaching, and we need volunteers who can spend some time in area schools teaching civics-related lessons to students of all ages. iCivics Day is March 16, 2018 and participation only requires a small time commitment (Done in a Day!). Below is a link to the volunteer spreadsheet. For ease of reference, this spreadsheet has been organized by County/Circuit so you can easily find the location and time that best matches your availability. Once you sign up for a slot, a confirmation email will be sent to you, along with the presentation materials for your specific age group.

Volunteer spreadsheet sign-up

Also, please be sure to sign up on the spreadsheet for our iCivics Day training sessions, which will be held on March 7 at noon at the SC Bar Conference Center in Columbia and on March 9 at 11:45 a.m. at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina in Charleston. Lunch will be provided.

We have a lot of teachers and students who are looking forward to hearing from YOU! Please consider volunteering for this worthwhile project. If you have any questions, please contact Juliana M. Sobey (, Christy Rogers (, Julie Moore ( or Aliecia Bores (  We appreciate your participation and support!

Calling all Lawyers!  The Rock Hill Color of Justice Program needs you! 

The Rock Hill Color of Justice Program will be held on Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at York Technical College in Rock Hill, SC.

The Color of Justice Program exposes middle and high school students to future careers within the legal profession and helps to motivate the next generation of leaders in the legal profession by helping them recognize and reaffirm their scholastic abilities and dreams.  By bringing together lawyers, judges, Law School Admissions Counselors, and current law students, members of the legal profession are able to provide mentorship to the young attendees and openly communicate with them about considering legal and judicial careers.

Please let Cashida Okeke ( know if you are interested in participating this year.

Color of Justice College Roadshow

The Color of Justice Committee is hosting a College Roadshow event at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg on Tuesday, March 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. We are seeking young lawyer volunteers to help us run the program and mix and mingle with the college students afterwards. If you are interested, or for more information, please contact Katherine Myers at or (803) 629-7015. Look out for more opportunities to volunteer throughout this school year in Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill and Columbia.

Cinderella Project - Charleston

The Cinderella Project Charleston Boutique is a few weeks away and we really need more volunteers for the following:

  1. Event set up on Friday, March 16 from noon – 6 p.m.; 
  2. Shift 1 for the day of event from 8:30 a.m. – 12; and 
  3. Shift 2 for the day of event from 12-4 p.m.   

For those interested in volunteering, email Sarah Fragale and make sure you include your name, email, and top three positions.

Cinderella Project - Columbia

The Midlands Cinderella Project needs volunteers (both male and female) this weekend. March 16-17. The boutique is at Brookland Baptist Church at 1066 Sunset Blvd. in West Columbia. Set-up of the boutique starts on March 16 at 5 p.m. at Brookland and will run until 7:30 p.m. (pizza provided). Volunteers for the day of the event (Saturday ,March 17) should arrive at Brookland at 7:15 a.m. The boutique runs until 11 a.m. and breakdown of the boutique will run until noon. Please contact Marshall Minton at if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.


After a lengthy winter break, Bridging Broad Street is back!  This month's luncheon will be held at the Federal Courthouse on Wednesday, March 21, at noon, and will feature Former Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. as the speaker. He will discuss his 40 years of service as Mayor of the city of Charleston, as well as his involvement with the International African American Museum.

Although he needs no introduction, we have included a small sample of his extensive accomplishments: Over the last half century, Mayor Riley has been one of the most important figures in American municipal government. He began his public service career in the South Carolina General Assembly from 1969-1974 and was elected to his first term as Mayor in 1975. He is often credited with saving Charleston after Hurricane Hugo in 1989, and his administration is also credited with fostering economic growth strategies that have earned Charleston a global reputation as one of the most desirable places in which to live, visit and do business.  Even in "retirement," Mayor Riley remains actively involved in a number of Charleston projects, including fundraising for the International African American Museum and teaching at the Citadel, where he occupies the Joseph P. Riley Jr. Endowed Chair of American Government and Public Policy.

Bridging Broad Street is an event that is typically attended by several U.S. District Court Judges and is designed to help connect local young lawyers with judges and more senior members of the Bar. Lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to Kimberly Snipes ( by Friday, March 16 if you plan to attend.

Pig Cook-Off

Join the YLD and SBA for the 7th annual Pig Cook-Off on Thursday, March 22 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Doc’s BBQ (1601 Shop Rd., Columbia, SC 29201).

There will be a free BBQ dinner and drinks! Come early because the first 150 people get a free t-shirt. RSVP here.

Cooper River Bridge Run Fundraiser for Make-A-Wish South Carolina

Are you running or walking in the Cooper River Bridge Run? In its second year “running,” the YLD Make-A-Wish Committee is raising money and awareness to help make Wishes come true for local children fighting life-threatening illnesses by participating in the “Running Wild for Wishes” program for the Cooper River Bridge Run. The Bridge Run is on Saturday, April 7 (registration is still open and the price increases on Feb. 16!).  Volunteering for this program is incredibly easy: simply register for the Bridge Run, fill out the Running Wild for Wishes registration form (download the registration form here), and send it to Michelle Rice at Make-A-Wish ( — when submitting the form, make sure you note that you are a YLD member.  You will then receive a link to a secure website where your friends and family can make donations of any size to “sponsor” you in the Bridge Run. There is no minimum amount that you must raise, and every donation helps.

To sign up or request more information, please email Andrew McCumber (, Aliecia Bores (, Margaret Strom (, or Stephanie Ramia ( 

Family Event

Members of the 5th and 11th circuits are invited to a YLD Family Event to watch the Augusta Greenjackets vs. Columbia Fireflies at Spirit Communications Park, (1640 Freed St.), on Sunday April 8 at 2:05 p.m.

Please RSVP to Kimberly Snipes, by April 2 with the number of attendees and the age of children, if applicable. Kids three and under don’t need a ticket.

Courthouse Keys

Please join the Young Lawyers Division for a Courthouse Keys event at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court (1100 Laurel St., Columbia, SC) on Wednesday, April 4, at noon. Courthouse Keys events are designed to present a special opportunity for young lawyers to socialize with members of the judiciary in an intimate setting. During this luncheon event, attendees will learn more about practice and procedure in the Bankruptcy Court and have an opportunity to pick the brain of South Carolina Chief Bankruptcy Judge David R. Duncan. The discussion will last no more than one hour and lunch is provided. Space is limited, so please RSVP by emailing Kimberly Snipes.


Do you want to learn more about preparing income taxes while serving low-income and elderly members of our state? The training materials for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program are now available. YLD volunteers are going to provide free income tax assistance to folks in Greenville on April 7 and 14. If you're interested in learning more about becoming an IRS certified income tax preparer for needy folks in the state, email or for more information or to find out more about VITA. If you can help on either date, please email


YLD President:
Lindsay A. Joyner
(803) 779-1833

Staff contact:
Kimberly Snipes
(803) 799-6653, ext. 135