News & Notes
Claude Mood Scarborough Fellowships
Congratulations to Paul Allen, Kariss Frank, and Taylor Yarnal, who have been awarded summer fellowships in honor of Claude Mood Scarborough. The purpose of the fellowships are to encourage lawyers and law students to develop initiatives for improving access to justice and professionalism in the practice of law. This summer, fellows are working with South Carolina Legal Services to develop guided interviews for self-represented litigants in debt collection and housing actions.
Judicial Observation and Experience Program
The JOE program is in its 14th year of placing students for up to two weeks in the summer with members of South Carolina's state judiciary and federal judges. Students observe the court's daily routine and court proceedings, and have the opportunity to discuss their observations with the judge. This summer, 90 judges and 120 students are participating.
Agency General Counsel Roundtable
The Agency General Counsel Roundtable met at the law school on January 12 to discuss pending and proposed legislation affecting state agencies. Val Valenta, General Counsel, South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, moderated the discussion with assistance from Laura Bayne and Phil Porter.
Veteran Access to Justice Symposium
In December, the Center hosted a symposium on the delivery of legal services to veterans through medical-legal partnerships, veterans treatments courts, and veterans legal clinics. Speakers included Linda Klein, president of the ABA, and a keynote address by Leigh A. Bradley, general counsel for the Department of Veteran Affairs.
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ABA White Papers on the Future of Legal Services
The ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services has partnered with the Center and the South Carolina Law Review to publish a collection of 16 white papers about the future of legal services. Topics include online dispute resolution, legal startups, law firm incubators, medical-legal partnerships, and global lawyer regulation. Order your copy today!
- Oct 5–6
Empirical A2J Workshop
- Apr 12–14, 2018
National Legal Mentoring Consortium