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Foundation

WINTER 2013

Our mission is to fund the advancement of justice by improving access, education and accountabilty.

Jacobs Honored with DuRant Award Harold W. Jacobs received the South Carolina Bar Foundation’s 2012 DuRant Distinguished Public Service Award for meritorious service to the law and community. This annual recognition is the most prestigious statewide award members of the South Carolina Bar can bestow on a fellow attorney. The award was presented during the Bar Convention’s plenary luncheon on January 25 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Jacobs is senior counsel at Nexsen Pruet with a practice primarily in litigation emphasizing the areas of aviation, products liability, antitrust and unfair trade practices. After earning his undergraduate degree from Clemson University and graduating from the United States Naval Academy, Jacobs completed his Juris Doctor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. The School of Law Alumni Foundation later honored him with the Compleat Lawyer Platinum Award, which is given to only three attorneys per section each year for outstanding professional and civic achievement. Jacobs is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and participates as a member of the American Bar Association. Celebrated with multiple listings in Best Lawyers in America, Jacobs has also held leadership positions including president of the South Carolina Bar and South Carolina Defense Trial Attorneys’ Association, member of the American Judicature Society board of directors, chair of the South Carolina Supreme Court Commission on Character and Fitness and chair of the South Carolina Judicial Conference Committee on Judicial Reform. In his community, Jacobs has served as senior warden on the vestry of St. Michael’s and All Angel’s Episcopal Church as well as a member of the South Carolina Higher Education Commission and Patriots’ Point Authority Commission.

About the DuRant Award Selection criteria include meritorious service to the law and the community. Established in 1980 to honor living members of the South Carolina Bar, the DuRant Award recipient is nominated and selected by his or her professional peers. The Foundation established the award in memory of Charlton DuRant, a well-known Manning attorney who served as state senator and special associate justice of the S.C. Supreme Court. Visit www.scbarfoundation.org/durant.asp to see the DuRant legacy.

Left to right: Bev Carroll, Foundation President-Elect; Harold Jacobs; Jack Griffeth, Foundation President

Gala Special guests... Honoring... Purpose...

Reception and Silent Auction begin at 6:30 p.m.


Simple Abundance by Cheryl Holland, Abacus Planning Group

I don’t know about you, but I have enough stuff. My closets are full, my desk is overflowing and my walls are covered. To roll back the stuff “tide,” I have a 2013 aspiration — what would happen if each of us gave and asked for honorariums and memorials to the South Carolina Bar Foundation?

“Appreciation is a little bit like oxygen. We can survive with less than optimal oxygen, but we do not survive well.” – Kenneth Barish, Ph. D

Imagine what might happen if every lawyer in South Carolina asked for a $100 donation to the Foundation as a birthday gift? The Foundation would grow by $1.4 million and grants would increase by $70,000 per year. Birthdays, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, anniversaries (well, a few of us might get in trouble for that one) and other celebrations become a simple matter of writing a check. A gift recognizing a loved one’s passion for the law would resonate across generations and gender. Just send this newsletter to a loved one, clip the article and put it on your spouse’s dresser with a note, or write a check today honoring a favorite mentor.

Going—going—gone! The Foundation welcomes contributions for the silent auction component of Gala 2013! Popular items include vacation homes, jewelry, artwork and rounds of golf. If you are willing to donate an item, please call (803) 765-0517 and let us know!

President Jack Griffeth (center), presents $15,000 to grantees as a result of the Greenville Grantee Gathering held in December. In addition to Griffeth, from left to right: Tom Bruce and Andrea Loney (South Carolina Legal Services); Richard Kahn and Casey Edwards (Upstate Mediation Center); Mary Capers Bledsoe and Tiffany Massey (YMCA Youth in Government) and Shannon Willis Scruggs (SC Bar Foundation).


Foundation President Jack D. Griffeth to Receive 2013 Leadership in Law Award Congratulations to Jack D. Griffeth, Bar Foundation President, who has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 Leadership in Law Award. Jack is one of only 24 attorneys statewide to receive the designation. The award is designed by South Carolina Lawyers Weekly to spotlight those members of the legal community whose leadership, both in the legal profession and in the community, has made a positive impact on our state. The award recipients will be recognized at the Leadership in Law event March 14 in Charleston.

Thank You to Our Sponsors Presenting Sponsor

Event Sustainer

Founders: The Honorable Alexander M. Sanders Jr., Ralph C. McCullough II, Edward J. Westbrook, the Honorable Robert S. Carr and the Honorable George C. Kosko.

Gold Sponsors Abacus Planning Group, Inc. Association of Corporate Counsel ~ SC Chapter Hamilton Martens Ballou & Carroll, LLC Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP Nexsen Pruet, LLC South Carolina Legal Services

Silver Sponsors

Couple Sponsors

Aiken Bridges Elliott Tyler & Saleeby, PA Law Office of Toyya Brawley Gray Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA The Landers May Firm McNair Law Firm Ramsdale Law Firm, LLC Rosen Hagood, LLC South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Program Southeastern Insurance Consultants Sowell Gray Stepp & Lafitte, LLC Mark Tanenbaum Turner Padget Graham & Laney, PA Wyche, PA

Sue Berkowitz & Harrison Palmer Dr. Anthony Chibbaro & Mrs. Ethel Weinberg Walton J. McLeod III & Julie H. McLeod Bill Roberts/David Roberts Robert & Susan Rosen Thomas & Shannon Scruggs David & Becky Shea The Foundation is grateful to these Gala sponsors who are leading the charge to support Gala 2013. Want to join them? There still might be time. Contact Shannon Willis Scruggs at 803-765-0517 to ask about availability.


Nifty Fifty in the Spotlight A cherished part of the annual gala is the honoring of some of the state’s legal giants. These attorneys were admitted to the Bar in 1963 and, as such, are heralded as the Nifty Fifty. Colden R. Battey Jr. G. Flynn Bowie Robert H. Burnside Theron G. Cochran Robert H. Cureton Ben T. DeBerry Harry Leslie Devoe Jr. Jack Genair Duncan Thomas Bryant Edmunds Sr. Ford F. Farabow Jr. Dalton B. Floyd Jr. C. LaVaun Fox Arthur L. Gaston James E. Gonzales Ruben L. Gray J. William Green A. Glenn Greene Jr. John Buford Grier Sr. John A. Hagins Jr. William M. Hagood III Eddie R. Harbin Douglas L. Hinds Kenneth L. Holland Harry Huge B. H. Johnson Jr. Warren A. Kohn William A. Little Robert L. Luce O. Doyle Martin C. Gordon McBride James D. McCoy III Francis P. Mood Jr. William S. Nelson II Joseph H. Owens Jr. Carroll M. Pitts Jr. Hemphill P. Pride II Edward K. Pritchard Jr. F. Smith Pruitt E. B. Purcell Jr. Charles A. Rendleman Bernard T. Renzy C. Joseph Roof Richard D. Ruhle Jr. John Michael Smith James A. Stuckey Jr. John S. Taylor Jr. J. K. Tomlinson Zack E. Townsend John H. Waller Jr. Charles S. Way Jr. Ronald C. Williams

Foundation Past President to Rock at Gala Don’t be surprised when you see Bar Foundation Past President Wallace K. Lightsey make his way over to the drums at the Gala on March 22. Though he spends his days in the courtroom as a trial lawyer with Wyche, he has been known to keep the beat for Ancient Grease, a 50s band that Wallace first played in during his days at Dreher High School. Wallace’s musical journey actually began with the piano in the eighth grade. “My parents forced me to take piano lessons,” he explained. “They kept saying, ‘You’ve got musical talent. You need to stick with it.’ ” He stuck with music, but left the ivory keys for his drum set that he was given for Christmas that year. After the first year of banging around, Wallace started investing in his gift – joining the band program at Dreher High School, taking private lessons and becoming a member of Bop and the Zeroes. Dreher was where the Wall siblings (known for their vocal harmonies), Wallace and his current band mate came together to form what would be Ancient Grease. After George Lucas’ movie, American Graffiti, premiered in 1973, 50s music was on the rise. Wallace said he and the rest of the band got swept up in it. “At that time, we thought it was funny to slick our hair back, put on socks and penny loafers.” The band’s love for 50s music shot them to popularity. They performed at sock hops throughout Columbia and earned regular gigs at the city’s night club, The Second Level. Wallace remembers his first performance. “Loved it,” he said. “There’s just something special about performing.” Years later, a band once made up of high school students now includes trial lawyer Wallace, an engineering professor, a chaplain, restaurant manager and more. While life has taken them down different roads, a common bond remains among them. “We’ve all kept our love of [music] and we have a great time playing together.”

Gala at a Glance Friday, March 22, 2013 Individual tickets: $100 each Call (803)765-0517

Accommodations: Marriott Columbia (803) 771-7000

Conference code of “sbfsbfa” $119.00/rate plus tax Room block cutoff March 1


Tribute Gifts The Bar Foundation gratefully acknowledges those who have made gifts in tribute of a colleague or friend of the Bar for the period October 1, 2012 through January 31, 2013. Names in bold denote the honoree.

IN MEMORY OF… Danny Earle Allen Hon. T. L. Hughston Jr. Charles E. Baker Anita H. Baker Anita T. Baker Carol M. Baker Hon. Hoover Fay Bell Thornwell F. Sowell Jr. Kathryn Anne Bockman D. Michael Henthorne William M. Brice Jr. David G. Guyton Reginald C. Brown Jr. Joseph T. McElveen Jr.

Julian H. Gignilliat Amy S. Auffant Alisa P. Cleek Samuel M. Coleman Richard M. Escoffery Elliott M. Friedman Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Gignilliat Harris M. Gignilliat R. Read Gignilliat Virginia T. McLaurin Sharon Morgan Angela H. Robinson William M. Stewart John C. Stivarius Lara G. Sutherland and family Linda C. Thompkins Dr. R. Sims Thompkins Virginia Tuller Mary Ellen Turner Brent L. Wilson Debi T. Wilson Stanford G. Wilson

James S. Chandler Jr. Hon. William S. Coleman Jr. Allen D. Decker

Eleanor T. Going H. Hugh Rogers

Michael S. Church Catherine H. Kennedy

Arthur Gregory Joel W. Collins Jr.

Hon. Louis E. Condon Allen D. Decker

Hon. George T. Gregory Jr. Joel W. Collins Jr.

James W. “Chip” Cothran Jr. Joel W. Collins Jr.

Edward R. Hardin III Joel W. Collins Jr.

Hon. Baxter “Hicks” Harwell Jr. The Hyman Law Firm, LLP Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Jordan Jr. Joseph T. McElveen Jr. Martha B. Dicus Hon. and Mrs. Donald A. Fanning Sr. Hon. and Mrs. Rodney A. Peeples Elizabeth Van Doren Gray Justice Kaye G. Hearn & George M. Hon. Falcon B. Hawkins Joel W. Collins Jr. Hearn Jr. Debra E. Stokes Hon. Robert W. Hemphill Thomas Trent Joel W. Collins Jr. Cary Doyle Catherine Leigh Hunter Hon. T. L. Hughston Jr. Gertrude L. Bates Margaret D. Fabri Robert N. DuRant Debra E. Stokes Joseph T. McElveen Jr. Col. Charles Rook Counts Herman S Caldwell Jr.

John Bruce Foster Charles P. Edwards

Thomas Kemmerlin Jr. Robert W. Foster Sr.

Coming B. Gibbs Jr. John M. Bleecker Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Buyck Jr. Elizabeth Van Doren Gray Hon. T. L. Hughston Jr. Debra E. Stokes

John J. Kerr Joseph T. McElveen Jr. J. Mitchell Lanier Hon. T. L. Hughston Jr. Robert D. Robbins

Jack W. Lawson Jr. Elizabeth B. York Frank A. Lyles H. Hugh Rogers Clarke W. McCants Jr. Hon. William S. Coleman Jr. Robert W. Foster Sr. John L. McCants James Marvin “Bo” Mullis Jr. Elizabeth Van Doren Gray Hon. T. L. Hughston Jr. Russell T. Infinger Hon. J. Ernest Kinard Jr. Hon. and Mrs. Howard P. King Hon. Jamie Lee Murdock Jr. Debbie S. Mollycheck D. Michael Parham Joel W. Collins Jr. E. Brown Parkinson Jr. H. F. “Pete” Partee Hon. T. L. Hughston Jr. Grady L. Patterson Jr. Amy Patterson Shumpert Hon. Matthew J. Perry Jr. Joel W. Collins Jr. Eddye L. Lane James John Raman Hon. T. L. Hughston Jr. Donald V. Richardson III S. Elizabeth Brosnan Mr. and Mr. William W. Doar Jr. Morris D. Rosen, South Carolina Bar President 1979-80 ABOTA Charleston, SC Chapter Richard L. Beck and Karen Lovelace Gloria M. Bell Hon. Sol Blatt Jr. John M. Bleecker Jr. Timothy W. Bouch James G. Boyd Mr. and Mrs. Mark W. Buyck Jr. George B. Cauthen Alison Corner and Albert Vandam Ernest W. Corner Jr. Hon. and Mrs. Doyet A. Early III Hon. Jane D. Fender Elaine H. Fowler Elizabeth Van Doren Gray

Elliott T. Halio Harrison White Smith & Coggins, PC Clara H. Heinsohn Hon. T.L. Hughston Jr. Eleanor C. Ilderton David G. Jennings Russell B. Kelly Hon. and Mrs. Howard P. King Lewis Babcock & Griffin, LLP Isadore Lourie Family Mr. and Mrs. Charles Marcus Thomas F. McDow James T. McLaren Joseph S. Mendlesohn Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Meyerson Bonnie Rosen Moses Harry Moses III Al and Karen Munn Louise and Dewey Oxner Melinda and Bill Palmer Christopher B. Paton Hon. and Mrs. Rodney A. Peeples Peters Murdaugh Parker Eltzroth & Detrick, PA C. Joseph Roof Debra A. Rosen Kathryn L. Rosen Louise L. Rosen The Sherman Family Rita and Melvin Solomon Debra E. Stokes James A. Stuckey Jr. Mr. and Mr. H. Wayne Unger Jr. Bradish J. Waring Robert S. Wells Shawn R. Willis Wyche, PA

Roy McBee Smith Charles P. Edwards

Claude M. Scarborough Jr. South Carolina Bar President 1975-1976 Bar Foundation President 1979-1981 George B. Cauthen Joel W. Collins Jr. Elizabeth Van Doren Gray Knox L. Haynsworth Jr. Hon. T. L. Hughston Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Jacob H. Jennings Catherine H. Kennedy Lewis Babcock & Griffin, LLP Wallace K. Lightsey Julie J. Moose A. Marvin Quattlebaum Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Robert P. Wilkins Sr.

A. Parker Barnes Jr. A. Parker Barnes III

Thomas Hugh Simirill Jr. Thomas E. “Tommy” Pope Jane M. Randall

Claude A. Taylor Jr. Hon. J. Derham Cole Sr. Hon. Billy A. Tunstall Jr. Wm. Chad Bettis H. Wayne Unger Sr. Richard M. Unger Sr. Emil W. Wald Joel W. Collins Jr. Charles Otis Warren Hon. and Mrs. Howard P. King Robert P. Wilkins Sr. Rex L. Casterline George B. Cauthen Clarke, Johnson, Peterson & McClean, PA Thomas S. and Susan M. Glenn Lloyd and Susan Hendricks H. Hugh Rogers Joe and Lucy Roof Robert S. Wells Deborah W. Witt Frank L. Eppes Elizabeth Van Doren Gray Eugene N. “Nick” Zeigler Jr. Leslie A. Cotter Jr. Hon. T. L. Hughston Jr.

In honor of …

Grady L. Beard Rebecca Laffitte J. Calhoun Watson Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Bockman D. Michael Henthorne George B. Cauthen Leigh J. Leventis Robert A Clark Mrs. A. G. Clark Tina M. Cundari Rebecca Laffitte J. Calhoun Watson Continued on back panel


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Tribute Gifts

Rebecca Laffitte J. Calhoun Watson

In honor of … John P. Freeman Rosen Hagood, LLC

Wallace K. Lightsey Matthew T. Richardson Hon. Jerry D. Vinson and Flo Lester Vinson

Elizabeth Van Doren Gray Rebecca Laffitte J. Calhoun Watson

Angus H. Macaulay James Edward Bradley J. Calhoun Watson

David A. Merline Debra J. Gammons Knox L. Haynsworth Jr. Dana C. Mitchell III David M. Yokel James C. Parham Jr. Joel W. Collins Jr. James E. Parham Jr. Joel W. Collins Jr.

Toyya Brawley Gray Hon. Jerry D. Vinson & Flo Lester Vinson

D. Laurence McIntosh Hon. Jerry D. Vinson and Flo Lester Vinson

Larry V. Propes Danny H. Mullis

Harold W. Jacobs George B. Cauthen

John Gregg McMaster Jr. Carole and Roger Jellenik

Hon. Leslie K. Riddle (ret.) Hon. Tommy B. Edwards

SC Bar – E-Blast staff Herman S. Caldwell Jr. SC Legal Services’ Columbia staff Ethel E. Weinberg Thornwell F. Sowell III Rebecca Laffitte J. Calhoun Watson Robert E. Stepp Rebecca Laffitte J. Calhoun Watson Monteith P. Todd Rebecca Laffitte J. Calhoun Watson

Rob E. Tyson Jr. Rebecca Laffitte J. Calhoun Watson Caroline Elizabeth Waldrep Robert L. Waldrep Jr. J. Calhoun Watson Rebecca Laffitte Robert S. Wells Brenton G. Burry Debra J. Gammons Lanneau Wm. Lambert Jr. Jill C. Rothstein J. Calhoun Watson

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage

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Columbia, SC Permit No. 104

PO Box 608, Columbia, SC 29202

Donor

FORM

Name:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Phone:___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ E-Mail:____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Gift Amount: $__________________________________________________________________________________________________ Check: (please make payable to SC Bar Foundation and mail to address below) Credit Card: (MasterCard or VISA only) Card Holder’s Name:___________________________________________________________________________________________ Card Number:_ ________________________________________________________________________________________________ Exp. Date____________ Security Code: ___________ Zip Code:______________ Authorized Signature:_________________________________________________________________________________________ T H A N K YO U FO R YO U R S U P P O RT !

Designation (choose one): Apply my gift where it is needed most Children’s Fund Disabled Lawyers Fund Brewer Professionalism Fund Other information: My gift is a tribute gift in honor/memory of: Name________________________________________ City_ ____________________________ State______ I have included the Bar Foundation in my will. I am a member of the YLD and my gift is $300 which qualifies me to be listed in the Young Lawyer Legacy.

Three ways to remit payment 1. MasterCard/Visa – complete form above 2. Online at www.scbarfoundation.org 3. Send a check, payable to the Foundation, to the address below: SC Bar Foundation, Attn: Ms. Shannon W. Scruggs, PO Box 608, Columbia, SC 29202


Foundation Brief Winter 2013