Young Lawyers of the Year share passion for law and community 

Driven, dedicated, and passionate. These are just some of the words used to describe Sutania A. Fuller and Teckla S. Henderson. Though Fuller and Henderson come from different backgrounds, they are both public servants who embrace the legal profession while working to better their communities. Fuller and Henderson now have something else in common, as they jointly received the YLD Young Lawyer of the Year award for 2021. Learn more about Suatania and Teckla and their lasting impact in this Bar News

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Get Involved in 2021-2022

It’s that time of year again to sign up for a committee with the South Carolina Bar.  

Serving on a committee introduces you to new colleagues and helps you grow in the legal profession. SC Bar committees—which are composed of Bar members from throughout the state—develop, implement and oversee many goals and programs for our organization.  

All members are invited to volunteer their expertise, time and talents to benefit the SC Bar, the legal profession and the communities we serve. One of the best ways to enhance your professional growth and keep your practice on the cutting edge is by participating in committee activities. Time commitments vary with each activity or committee depending upon its function and meeting schedule. Meetings typically are held both in-person and via virtual platforms or conference calls.   

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SC Supreme Court Historical Society appoints new board members

The South Carolina Supreme Court Historical Society has announced the appointment of a new board of directors to lead the Society. The Board will oversee the transition of the Society from a committee within the South Carolina Bar Foundation to its renewed status as an independent organization.
The Society was founded in 1999 to encourage the study and preservation of the history of the South Carolina judiciary and Bar and to educate others on that history. It sponsored a number of successful public symposia in its early years but has recently maintained a lower profile. The Society became a part of the Foundation about four years ago in an effort to reinvigorate its work.
Columbia lawyers George Cauthen and Whitney Harrison successfully led the Society through the initial steps of that revitalization process. Last year, the Society developed a plan to more robustly fulfill its mission, beginning with the re-establishment of the Society as an independent organization.
Former UofSC School of Law Dean Rob Wilcox will lead the Board. The other Board members are: Luther Battiste, Johnson Toal & Battiste; Mitch Brown, Nelson Mullins; Blaire Cann, SC Supreme Court; Emma Dean, SC House Judiciary Committee; Chip Finney, Third Circuit Solicitor’s Office; Larry Flynn, Pope Flynn; Lanny Lambert, Turner Padget; Roy Laney, Riley Pope & Laney; Julie Moose, McAngus Goudelock; La’Jessica Stringfellow, Robinson Gray; Brad Waring, Butler Snow; and Megan Seiner, SC Bar Foundation. 

Kathy Dudley Helms's "real world" experience shines through practice

Kathy Dudley Helms of Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. has been named the Distinguished Lawyer of 2021 by the South Carolina Bar Employment and Labor Law Section. Helms was nominated for this award due to her meritorious service to employment and labor law practices in South Carolina.  

Helms has been practicing law for 36 years and is involved within the Bar and the community in numerous leadership positions. “As demonstrated by her many awards and activities, Kathy has tirelessly worked to improve the profession, and particularly the labor and employment section,” SC Bar President Elect and Employment & Labor Law Section member Hagood Tighe said. “Kathy sets an outstanding example of what it means to be a leader in our Bar and community.” Read more about Helms's career and service in this
Bar News

Final call for YLD Virtual 5/10K

The Young Lawyers Division will host a virtual 5/10K race this weekend. All Bar members are invited to take part. Participants will commit to running or walking a 5K or 10K while practicing social distancing! There is an entry donation request of $15 to go toward one of the following organizations: the South Carolina Bar Foundation, the Special Olympics or the Make-A-Wish Foundation.      

Sign up here by the end of the day to join in the fun. Prior to the race, participants will receive a link to record times and are asked to share their times and photos on social media tagging the @SCBarYLD and #YLDStayAway5K10K. Contact Shauna Gibson with questions.   

The race also offers a great opportunity to download the Strava app and join the SC Bar Wellness Committee's "SC Bar Wellness Club" to keep up with what your peers are doing, encourage each other and challenge yourself. Strava is available in the Apple and Google Play app stores. 

On-campus interviews at UofSC

The Office of Career & Professional Development at the University of South Carolina School of Law is pleased to announce that on-campus interview registration for Fall 2021 is open. In-person and virtual interviews for 2Ls and 3Ls will begin August 16, 2021. On-campus interview registration and job postings are accepted throughout the year.  If you would like to participate in interviews or post an opening, please fill out the registration form online or call (803) 777-8479. 

June CLEs to schedule 

School's not out just yet, so jump into these June CLEs before you dive into your summer plans.

Working from home Cybersecurity tips
Discover more on this topic in the June 9
 Ethics of Law Firm Cybersecurity in a Work-From-Home World live webcast. Gain insight on current stats related to cybersecurity since the Covid-19 pandemic began, discuss in depth ethics rules involved in cybersecurity in a work-from-home environment plus practical and budget-friendly tips for making this new environment secure. Register here by 5 p.m. June 8. Cost: $70 / Credit: 1.0 MCLE
Adolescent Medicine
Join Dr. Alexandra Perry for
 Confidentiality, Assent & Consent-Navigating Ethical Terrain of Adolescent Medicine, a program dedicated to the legal and ethical challenges faced in adolescent medicine on June 24. This presentation will explore ethical elements relating to the law around adolescent consent, assent, and confidentiality as well as ethical issues in the provision of care for adolescent patients. Register here by 5 p.m. June 23. Cost: $70 / Credit: 1.0 MCLE
Shop CLE Pubs via Fastcase
Now that the CLE Division has partnered with
 Fastcase, it's never been easier to shop for SC Bar publications. This partnership offers 25 CLE book titles for e-delivery. Titles are displayed when you login and will be sold on a yearly subscription basis with the book text hyperlinked to primary and secondary sources. Login to view available titles.


This week's teleseminars

Teleseminar courses are easy, convenient and affordable CLE programming options. Browse these upcoming programs below:

2021 Wage & Hour Update: New Overtime Rules
May 26; Cost: $79 / Credit: 1.0 MCLE, 1.0 ELL Specialization
Talking About Wealth Transfer Plans: Practical Strategies to Avoid Disputes Among Beneficiaries
May 26; Cost: $79 / Credit: 1.0 MCLE, 1.0 EPP Specialization
Ethical Issues in Contract Drafting
May 27; Cost: $79 / Credit: 1.0 MCLE, 1.0 LEPR
Lawyer Ethics and Disputes with Clients
May 28; Cost: $79 / Credit: 1.0 MCLE, 1.0 LEPR

Firm & hiring announcements

Bannister, Wyatt & Stalvey, LLC is pleased to announce that Ryan Pasquini has joined the firm as an associate at their office located at 24 Cleveland Street, Ste 100, Greenville, 29601.

Butler & College, LLC announces that David M. Collins has joined the law firm as an associate attorney in the firm’s Myrtle Beach office located at 606 16th Avenue North, Myrtle Beach 29577.

Matthew E. Pecoy has been named partner in DarrowEverett LLP’s Charleston office located at 28 Broad Street, Suite 204, Charleston, 29401-3058.

Upcoming Events
June 2
Military and Veterans' Law Section Council
June 9
Environment and Natural Resources Section Council
June 9
Community Association Council Committee

*All meetings are virtual
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