Today at 12:00 noon (EST), South Carolina Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal will deliver the annual State of the Judiciary at a joint session of the General Assembly.
Earlier today, the South Carolina Court News announced that the speech will be broadcast live on the South Carolina House of Representative’s Live Broadcast Chamber Video. Please note that you will need to have Adobe Flash Player in order to watch the presentation.
And if you are not able to view it live, the South Carolina Court News will announce its archived address (thank you SCETV) as soon as possible after the address.
Tune in for the South Carolina State of the Judiciary on February 25, 2009 at 12:00 p.m. Chief Justice Jean H. Toal will deliver the address to the General Assembly which will also be broadcast live on the Internet and archived for later viewing.
To access the live broadcast, go to this page.
Move to the bottom of the page and find links located under the heading Live Broadcasts for the House of Representatives. Click on your computer’s player.
For those unable to watch the live broadcast, SCETV will provide an archived version. Details for the archived version will be available on the Court’s website.
ProVIso, ProVEEso, it’s all about the Proviso!
Before I moved to South Carolina, I was not familiar with Provisos, however I have learned that a lot of policy changes result from Provisos.
And one recent Proviso has caught my eye, found at http://www.scstatehouse.gov/citizensinterestpage/Ways&MeansMeetingHandouts/LawEnfSubcSubcRectoProvisoSubc.pdf#page=5 and starting at 47.fca ADD (Family Court Attorney Appointment Study Group).
Why is this of particular interest to SC Access to Justice?
- Its purpose is to Improve the process of appointing private attorneys to family court actions.
- There is NO Fiscal Impact (read additional cost) on the General Fund.
- And it may serve to alleviate the issues raised in the SC Access to Justice Commission’s public hearings regarding Rule 608 appointments.
It’s a great start to exploring solutions to continue to provide legal representation to individuals in need.