Law Day Ceremony
This year’s law Day ceremony will be held Friday, May 3, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. at the Denny’s headquarters building, E Main St. Executive Auditorium on the top floor. The annual program is sponsored by the Spartanburg County Bar Association and will coincide this year with the South Carolina Circuit Court Judges Annual Conference. The keynote speaker will be Jay Bender, Esq. of the Columbia law firm Baker Ravenel and Bender. His topic will be the ABA national theme-of “Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press. “ Bender is the recognized authority in the state on freedom of the press issue. At the ceremony the winners of this year’s Judge J. Mark Hayes Law Day Essay contest will be recognized as well.
All Bar Members please take note of retirement drop in invitation below.
Law Day Ceremony
Tuesday May 1, 2018 at 4:00 pm at the Spartanburg County Courthouse
Law Day is a national holiday established by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to celebrate the American heritage of liberty, justice and equality under the law. It is celebrated on May 1 of every year.
The main speaker at this year’s program will be newly appointed US District Court Judge Donald C. Coggins, Jr. His topic will be this year’s theme adopted by the American Bar Association, “The Separation of Powers: Framework for Freedom”.
Area high school students have participated in the annual Judge J. Mark Hayes Law Day Essay contest about the American Justice System. The winners will be recognized at the Law Day Ceremony.
Three awards are presented annually during the program. They are:
Chief Justice C. Bruce Littlejohn Young Lawyer Award
Justice Claude Taylor Distinguished Service Award
Justice E. C. Burnett-Law and Justice Award
The event is open to the public and all members of the Spartanburg County Bar are encouraged to attend.
The Annual Meeting and Memorial Service
The Annual Meeting of the Spartanburg County Bar Association was conducted on March 30th, 2018 at 3:30pm at the Spartanburg County Judicial Center. The following recently deceased attorneys were memorialized:
James W. Hudgens
William O. Pressley, Jr.
Fletcher D. Thompson
Spartanburg County Judicial Center Project
Please join us for a presentation and information session on the proposed Spartanburg County Judicial Center Project. The meeting will be on Thursday, October 5, from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Cleveland Park Event Center, 141 North Cleveland Park Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303. Your input and support are very important. Complimentary drinks and bites from Cribb’s Catering follow the presentation.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Please respond to me by Tuesday, October 3, if you are able to attend.
Assistant to Secretary/Treasurer
Spartanburg County Bar Association