South Carolina Bar House of Delegates information
The next meeting of the SC Bar House of Delegates will take place May 24, in the Tides Ballroom of the Sweetgrass Pavilion on the Wild Dunes Property on Isle of Palms.
Please take a few minutes to review the summaries of key agenda items. They include a proposed change in the handling of electronic data that would allow, but not require, lawyers to hire outside technical experts. This proposal was discussed originally during our January meeting and is returning to the agenda after revisions.
If you would like more detail, you’ll find the complete agenda packet and its supporting documents at the link below.
If you have any questions or concerns about an agenda item, please contact me by May 22. It is important to me to make sure your voices are heard during this decision-making process that impacts all attorneys. In order to achieve that goal, I need your input.
Please do not hesitate to call or email me at any time if you have questions or concerns.
Michael B. Smith
Morton & Gettys
Representing the attorneys of York and Union Counties in the SC Bar House of Delegates
Read our summary of key agenda items below.
Request from Dispute Resolution Section to amend bylaws. See memorandum
Presentation of Awards:
- Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
- Young Lawyer of the Year
- Law Related Education Lawyers of the Year
- Mentor of the Year
Report from South Carolina Bar Foundation, Inc.
Report from the President Page 36 of agenda packet
Request to support U.S. Senate Bill 2282: The proposed legislation addresses bankruptcy venue reform. It would eliminate the place of incorporation in favor of filing where the debtor’s principal place of business or principal assets are located. Page 46 of agenda packet
Request from Professional Responsibility Committee to amend Rule 1.0, 1.1 and 1.6 of the Rules of Professional Conduct . If approved, the change would permit, but would not require, lawyers to hire technology professionals who are not lawyers to assist with safeguarding client information. It makes it clear that lawyers who make reasonable efforts to prevent unauthorized disclosure of information are not in violation of the rules if there is an accidental disclosure. The proposal originally was discussed at the January House of Delegates meeting. Page 56 of agenda packet
Election of Nominating Committee members: Page 67 of agenda packet
Special Order: Installation of Board Members, Officers and President
|M. Dawes Cook Jr.||President|
|Beverly A. Carroll||President-Elect|
|Roy F. Laney||Treasurer|
|Mary E. Sharp||Secretary|
|Marti M. Bluestein||Board, 2nd Judicial Region|
|John E. Robinson||Board, 4th Judicial Region|
|Michael D. Brown||Board, At Large|
|Lindsay A. Joyner||Board, YLD Representative|
|Sheila M. Willis||Board, YLD Representative|
|Alice F. Paylor||ABA State Bar Delegate|
|John H. Muench||ABA State Bar Delegate|
|Darra W. Cothran||SLD President|
|Ashleigh R. Wilson||YLD President|
Supporting materials. Please note: Items 10 and 11 have been removed from the agenda.