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.
Beware of email scams claiming to be LRS referrals
Read your inbox messages with a close eye as there currently are email scams circulating reporting to be potential clients referred from the SC Bar Lawyer Referral Service(LRS). Please note that each time the South Carolina Bar LRS makes a referral, an email is automatically generated and sent to the attorney so the member can be prepared for contact ahead of time. Also, we do not refer to any Bar members who have not applied to participate in the service.
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.
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 uphereby 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. ContactShauna Gibsonwith questions.
The race also offers a great opportunity to download theStrava appand 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.
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 9Ethics 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 hereby 5 p.m. June 8. Cost: $70 / Credit: 1.0 MCLE
Join Dr. Alexandra Perry forConfidentiality, 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 hereby 5 p.m. June 23. Cost: $70 / Credit: 1.0 MCLE Shop CLE Pubs via Fastcase
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