News & Notes
Claude Mood Scarborough Fellowships
Congratulations to Paul Allen, Kariss Frank, and Taylor Yarnal, who have been awarded fellowships for 2017–18 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 year, fellows are working with South Carolina Legal Services to develop guided interviews for self-represented litigants in debt collection, housing, and guardianship actions.
3L Mentoring Kickoff
The Center and the Young Lawyers Division of the South Carolina Bar kicked off their 3L mentoring program on September 20 with a reception at Sowell Gray Robinson Stepp & Laffitte. A special thanks to Lisle Traywick and Meredith Ross for their efforts in making the evening a big success.
Agency General Counsel Roundtable
The Agency General Counsel Roundtable met at the law school on August 25 to discuss "Data Privacy and the Ethical Responsibilities of Attorneys." The speaker was Alex White, Deputy Chief Privacy Officer in the SC Department of Administration.
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