2014-2015
Committees
ARLC Administrative and Regulatory Law Committee
ANIM Animal Law Committee
CAL Community Association Law Committee
CHIL Children’s Law Committee
CLEP Continuing Legal Education Publications Committee
CLES Continuing Legal Education Seminars Committee
CONV Conventions Committee
EDLAW Education Law Committee
ELDER Elder Law Committee
ETH Ethics Advisory Committee
INHC In-House Counsel Committee
INLC International Law Committee
LREC Law Related Education Committee
LHL Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee
PRAC Practice and Procedure Committee
PRO Pro Bono Committee
PROL Professional Liability Committee
PROF Professional Responsibility Committee
TFLW Task Force on Lawyer Wellness
UPLC Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee

 

If you have been searching for your own unique way to contribute to the Bar, consider signing up for one or two of the Bar’s committees. Nearly all committees are filled by appointment of the president-elect, and terms are for one year.

It’s your Bar, so get involved!


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Serve as a judge for the We the People Competition.
Speak to school children during career days and other special events.
Serve as a Mock Trial coach or judge.

 

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The Directory is a a list of lawyers who have experience in specific areas of the law and is featured on the Bar's website. The deadline to sign up is June 1. Indicate below the specific area of law in which you agree to be contacted. You may only choose a maximum of five areas:

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ARLC Administrative and Regulatory Law Committee: Monitor legislation and recommend or review changes to the APA that affects the administrative law practice. Promote better relations between Bar members and hearing officers of government and regulatory agencies and the Administrative Law Court.

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ANIM Animal Law Committee: Provide education and analysis of changes and new directions in animal law. Facilitate cooperation with government agencies and non-governmental humane societies and rescue organizations.

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CAL Community Association Law Committee: Engage in legislative and public policy initiatives affecting community associations in South Carolina and develop CLE programs addressing this type of practice.

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CHIL Children’s Law Committee: Address issues related to children’s legal rights and juvenile justice. Coordinate with other children’s services groups to improve the way the legal system functions in relation to children. Develop CLE seminars and materials on issues affecting children and those who represent them, both as lawyers and GALs.

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CLEP Continuing Legal Education Publications Committee: Oversee the development and publication of CLE publications and software, and recruitment of authors.

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CLES Continuing Legal Education Seminars Committee: Oversee continuing legal education efforts through seminars and distance learning products.

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CONV Conventions Committee: Enhance CLE programming for the Bar Convention. Consider venue alternatives and generate ideas for social and networking opportunities. Continue to improve the quality of South Carolina Bar Conventions and increase attendance.

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EDLAW: Education Law Committee Educate members and the public on issues affecting students, teachers and parents in K-12 and post-secondary schools. Monitor legislation affecting education and propose statutory changes.

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ELDER Elder Law Committee: Provide education to members of the Bar and the public on issues affecting the elderly and adults with disabilities. Monitor legislation and propose statutory changes.

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ETH Ethics Advisory Committee: Make a difference in helping to protect your fellow attorneys from potential ethical pitfalls and malpractice. The Ethics Committee receives ethics inquiries from members of the Bar in the form of fact patterns and discusses, drafts and produces the ethics opinions.

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INHC In-House Counsel Committee: Facilitates involvement and identifies common issues among this sector of the Bar’s membership. The committee identifies networking opportunities and practice resources and plans CLE opportunities that focus on issues of concern to in-house practitioners.

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INLC International Law Committee: Work with practitioners focusing efforts on the law as it relates to South Carolina's international business community, immigrants, maritime industry and foreign and offshore investors. Support the USC School of Law's Journal of International Law and Business.

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LREC Law Related Education Committee: Assist with law related education programs, including middle and high school mock trials and other competitions, youth courts, LRE conferences and teacher workshops. Develop LRE materials for teachers and lawyers. Help select award and ­scholarship recipients.

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LHL Lawyers Helping Lawyers Committee: This committee supports the Commission and Director in assisting lawyers and judges who are impaired by alcohol, drugs or depression. The program includes this committee of volunteers who will be trained in recognizing addiction and monitoring those in the program.

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PRAC Practice and Procedure Committee: Study and make recommendations regarding the rules and law pertaining to practice and procedure. Continue efforts regarding the improvement of the operation of the judicial system.

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PRO Pro Bono Committee: Provide direction and oversight for the Bar’s Pro Bono Program including identifying ways to recruit and retain volunteers, support lawyers who take cases and recognize outstanding service.

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PROL Professional Liability Committee: Consider issues related to professional liability insurance; assist Board of Governors in its assessment of preferred carriers and agencies.

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PROF Professional Responsibility Committee: Become involved in the first step to getting a rule changed. The Professional Responsibility Committee formulates potential changes to the the Rules of Professional Conduct and proposes them to the House of Delegates, which in turn proposes them to the South Carolina Supreme Court.

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TFLW: Task Force on Lawyer Wellness: Identify factors that impact lawyer wellness, recommend programs to promote health and wellness of Bar members, and educate the bench and bar about wellness issues and resources.

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UPLC Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee: Review allegations of unauthorized law practice. Promote legislation and court actions that enhance the protection of the parties by the prosecution of the unauthorized practice of law.

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