Rule 608 Session Added to the SC Bar Convention

HEAR YE, HEAR YE,

RULE 608 HAS BEEN AMENDED!

With recent changes to Rule 608, the SC Access to Justice Commission and the SC Bar Convention staff met and decided to add a session reviewing the changes.

If you are already attending the SC Bar Convention, please consider adding this to your list of MUST ATTEND sessions. If you are not already planning to attend, you may wish to reconsider!

There is an excellent panel that will present on the history of Rule 608, the recent changes, the effect of these changes on the SC Commission on Indigent Defense, and perspectives from the SC Legislature. The session will be moderated by Richard Willis of Bowman and Brooke LLP.

Pre-registration is requested.

Bowman and Brooke LLP is sponsoring a box lunch for attendees.

To pre-register please send an email to jmerrill@scbar.org.

Speakers are:

  • Bradish Waring, Chair of the SC Bar’s Rule 608 Task Force;
  • Stuart Andrews, Vice-Chair of the SC Access to Justice Commission;
  • Hugh Ryan, Deputy Director of the SC Commission on Indigent Defense; and
  • Senator Gerald Malloy of the SC Senate and attorney member of the SC Commission on Indigent Defense.

For more information, click here.

-RFW

Photos from 6.17.09 Commission Meeting

Yesterday the South Carolina Access to Justice Commission held its meeting from 10:30 a.m. until a few minutes after 2:00 p.m. We were fortunate to start the morning with presentations from two Commissioners who work with Philanthropic Organizations – Tom Keith of Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina and Mac Bennett of United Way of the Midlands.
Commissioner Tom Keith Presents
Commissioner Tom Keith Presents
Commissioner Mac Bennett presents
Commissioner Mac Bennett presents

Several guests were in attendance as we discussed issues related to Staffed Programs such as South Carolina Legal Services and initiatives relating to Self-Represented Litigants.

Commissioners and guests at the 6.17.09 meeting
Commissioners and guests at the 6.17.09 meeting
The Hon. Michelle Childs, Chief Admin Judge of the SC 5th Circuit, and Tanya Gee of the SC Court of Appeals discuss SRLs
The Hon. Michelle Childs, Chief Admin Judge of the SC 5th Circuit, and Tanya Gee of the SC Court of Appeals discuss SRLs
The Commission then discussed progress on Rule 608 with members of the work group in attendance.
Louise Cooper of the SC GAL program and Hugh Ryan of SC Commission on Indigent Defense
Louise Cooper of the SC GAL program and Hugh Ryan of SC Commission on Indigent Defense
Commissioners and Guests
Commissioners and Guests
Allie Bullard, our Pro Bono law clerk, working hard at the meeting
Allie Bullard, our Pro Bono law clerk, working hard at the meeting

 Special thanks to Cindy Sullivan, Willson Powell, and Jada Bannen of Nelson Mullins for their assistance!

Photographs by Stephanie A. Nye.

-RFW