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spring 2011 A newsletter from the south CArolinA BAr foundAtion Our mission is to fund the advancement of justice by improving access, education and accountability. “Justice Never Sleeps” Noted Contemporary Impressionist Painter Rick Reinert created a wonderful work of art entitled “Justice Never Sleeps” which depicts the South Carolina Supreme Court at night — with the moon in the background and a light glimmering inside. Mr. Reinert’s works are inspired by nature and sunlight. “Every day offers unique and exciting opportunities for the artist who follows the light,” says Reinert. He is the appointed Artist-in-Residence at the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Woodlands Inn located in Summerville, SC. Owned by Attorney John Linton, the property is renowned worldwide for delivering superior service and cuisine to vacationers and group attendees alike. Mr. Reinert normally does not do giclées of his work, but has generously offered to do so with “Justice Never Sleeps.” SC Bar Foundation Gala 2011 Sponsors gold sponsor South Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Bronze sponsors Southeastern Insurance Consultants, LLC UBS Financial Services — The Gallivan Group Wyche Burgess Freeman & Parham, PA law firm table sponsors Bowman and Brooke, LLP Collins & Lacy, PC Ellis Lawhorne & Sims, PA Law Office of Toyya Brawley Gray Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PA Hearn & Hearn, PA Jennings & Jennings, PA K&L Gates, LLP Land Parker & Welch, PA McAngus Goudelock & Courie, LLC McNair Law Firm, PA Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP Nexsen Pruet, LLC Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, PC Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, PA Robert & Susan Rosen Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP South Carolina Bar South Carolina Legal Services Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC Turner Padget Graham & Laney, PA Willcox Buyck & Williams Law Firm Carrington S. B. Wingard, Attorney at Law Couple sponsors Sue Berkowitz & Harrison Palmer George & Mary Denis Cauthen Central Carolina Community Foundation Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Chibbaro Terrell T. (Terry) Horne & Martha McElveen Horne Walton J. McLeod III & Julie H. McLeod Jon C. May & Amy Landers May Alice Paylor & Kit Regnery Thomas & Shannon Scruggs Jeff & Robin Wheeler other supporters The Coastal Breeze Party Band Columbia Printing & Graphics Crescendo Advertising PrintSouth Printing, Inc. Senior Lawyers Division Trevett’s Mailing Service, LLC A portion of the proceeds will benefit the South Carolina Bar Foundation. Mr. Reinert has made 19 giclées (framed and including a brass plaque noting the print number) available for sale through the Bar Foundation for $450 plus tax. Purchasers will be responsible for shipping, though several options are available, including pick up at the Bar Foundation’s office in Columbia and various locations in Charleston. If you would like to purchase “Justice Never Sleeps” for your home or law office, please contact Shannon Willis Scruggs at 803-765-0517. Do not delay — these limited reproductions are expected to go quickly! Thank you to artist Rick Reinert, John Linton and Woodlands Inn for their generosity in supporting the Bar‘s charitable arm. To see the giclée in full color, please visit www.scbarfoundation.org. Hon. J. Michelle Childs was the winner of the print at the Bar Foundation’s gala. “The print ‘Justice Never Sleeps’ is very inspirational. It reminds me daily of the judge‘s important role to work diligently and deliberately toward the fair administration of justice.” — Hon. J. Michelle Childs

Spring 2011 Foundation Brief

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  • spring 2011 A newsletter from the south CArolinA BAr foundAtionOur mission is to fund the advancement of justice by improving access, education and accountability.

    Justice Never Sleeps Noted Contemporary Impressionist Painter Rick Reinert created a wonderful work of art entitled Justice Never Sleeps which depicts the South Carolina Supreme Court at night with the moon in the background and a light glimmering inside. Mr. Reinerts works are inspired by nature and sunlight.

    Every day offers unique and exciting opportunities for the artist who follows the light, says Reinert. He is the appointed Artist-in-Residence at the Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Woodlands Inn located in Summerville, SC. Owned by Attorney John Linton, the property is renowned worldwide for delivering superior service and cuisine to vacationers and group attendees alike.

    Mr. Reinert normally does not do gicles of his work, but has generously offered to do so with Justice Never Sleeps.

    SC Bar Foundation Gala 2011 Sponsorsgold sponsorSouth Carolina Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

    Bronze sponsorsSoutheastern Insurance Consultants, LLCUBS Financial Services The Gallivan GroupWyche Burgess Freeman & Parham, PA

    law firm table sponsorsBowman and Brooke, LLPCollins & Lacy, PCEllis Lawhorne & Sims, PALaw Office of Toyya Brawley GrayHaynsworth Sinkler Boyd, PAHearn & Hearn, PAJennings & Jennings, PA K&L Gates, LLP Land Parker & Welch, PAMcAngus Goudelock & Courie, LLCMcNair Law Firm, PANelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLPNexsen Pruet, LLCOgletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, PCRobinson Bradshaw & Hinson, PA Robert & Susan RosenSmith Moore Leatherwood, LLPSouth Carolina BarSouth Carolina Legal ServicesSowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLCTurner Padget Graham & Laney, PAWillcox Buyck & Williams Law FirmCarrington S. B. Wingard, Attorney at Law

    Couple sponsorsSue Berkowitz & Harrison PalmerGeorge & Mary Denis CauthenCentral Carolina Community FoundationMr. and Mrs. Anthony ChibbaroTerrell T. (Terry) Horne & Martha McElveen HorneWalton J. McLeod III & Julie H. McLeodJon C. May & Amy Landers MayAlice Paylor & Kit RegneryThomas & Shannon ScruggsJeff & Robin Wheeler

    other supporters The Coastal Breeze Party BandColumbia Printing & GraphicsCrescendo AdvertisingPrintSouth Printing, Inc.Senior Lawyers DivisionTrevetts Mailing Service, LLC

    A portion of the proceeds will benefit the South Carolina Bar Foundation. Mr. Reinert has made 19 gicles (framed and including a brass plaque noting the print number) available for sale through the Bar Foundation for $450 plus tax. Purchasers will be responsible for shipping, though several options are available, including pick up at the Bar Foundations office in Columbia and various locations in Charleston.

    If you would like to purchase Justice Never Sleeps for your home or law office, please contact Shannon Willis Scruggs at 803-765-0517. Do not delay these limited reproductions are expected to go quickly!

    Thank you to artist Rick Reinert, John Linton and Woodlands Inn for their generosity in supporting the Bars charitable arm.

    To see the gicle in full color, please visit www.scbarfoundation.org.

    Hon. J. Michelle Childs was the winner of the print at the Bar Foundations gala.

    The print Justice Never Sleeps is very inspirational. It reminds me daily of the judges important role to work diligently and deliberately toward the fair administration of justice.

    Hon. J. Michelle Childs

  • The SC Bar Foundation just closed the books on Gala 2011, held Thursday, March 3 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. This years gala, the fifth such event, met expectations, generating more than $26,000 in proceeds. Close to 300 guests enjoyed a seated dinner, dancing and a silent auction with a wide array of items from getaways to a beautiful print, Justice Never Sleeps, by Artist-in-Residence at The Woodlands Inn, Rick Reinert. (For an exciting opportunity to have one of these prints, please see article Justice Never Sleeps.) The auction alone generated net profit exceeding $5,000.

    The evening was one of celebration with special focus given to the SC Bars Nifty Fifty. This years honorees, the class of 1960, had 11 members present at the gala. Justice Kaye G. Hearn presented the pins to this years honorees.

    From left to right: Homer L. Deakins Jr., g. Dana sinkler, Harold W. Jacobs, Theodore W. Law iii, Thomas Travis Medlock, D. Laurence Mcintosh, Thomas E. rogers Jr., robert D. Jennings, Harvey g. sanders Jr., John M. Bleecker Jr. (David A. White, not pictured)

    The evening also honored the Ellen Hines Smith Legal Services Lawyer of the Year and the SC Bars Pro Bono Lawyers of the Year. Susan Firimonte was named the Ellen Hines Smith Legal Services Lawyer of the Year. Firimonte currently serves as the Managing Attorney of the Pee Dee office of South Carolina Legal Services. The award, established in 1989, is named in memory of Ellen Hines Smith of Spartanburg. Smith was the founding director of Piedmont Legal Services. Her entire legal career was devoted to the creation and provision of legal services.

    Christopher Genovese and Alex Paterra were named as the SC Bar Pro Bono Lawyers of the Year. Genovese is with the Columbia office of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP in Columbia. Paterra is with his own firm in Greenville. The South Carolina Bar Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year award is presented annually to lawyers who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged.

    Foundation President Toyya Brawley Gray closed the evening with a celebration of the Bar Foundation. She noted the extremely low IOLTA revenues as of late, but applauded the efforts of Foundation grantees in the decline. She made special recognition of Foundation donors Walt McLeod III, Eddie Weinberg and John P. Jack Wilson as the newest honorees in the Foundations Justice Legacy which honors donors who have given cumulative gifts of $5,000 to permanent Foundation funds.

    susan Firimonte with Justice Kaye Hearn

    Christopher genovese Alex paterra

    John p. Jack Wilson, Walt McLeod iii and Eddie Weinberg

    Gala Wrap Up

    While the Foundations gala was a success, the need for support continues and is more critical as the economy continues to heal. The 2011 grant allocations totaled $2.4 million and the 2012 allocations will be less. Albeit low, these funding levels are only possible by pulling dollars from a reserve fund as well as from support provided by Foundation donors. if you were unable to attend the gala, but would like to contribute, please visit scbarfoundation.org. if everyone does a little, the profession can do a lot. please take a minute to join your colleagues.

  • Ethel Weinberg (a.k.a. Eddie) is the latest attorney to join the Foundations planned giving efforts with a significant gift to the Foundation. If the name seems familiar it should. Eddie was related to Rusty Weinberg whose original estate gift to the Foundation paved the way for the creation of a strategic planned giving program.

    When Eddie was considering making the gift she, of course, was drawn through the family connection. As the Managing Attorney of the Columbia office of South Carolina Legal Services, however, she sees on a daily basis the direct impact that the Foundation has on the provision of legal services to the poor. In interviewing Eddie about the gift, she said, Im torn about flashing my name with the Weinberg Society but Rusty and I were related and the stories around him and his father, Mortimer, had some impact on my even considering law as a career. For the most part, I feel that the Bar Foundation has been such a supporter of legal services over the years and that has benefited me directly; thus, it is only right that I give back.

    The Foundation is extremely grateful to Eddie for continuing to add to the Foundations ability to plan for the future. The Weinberg Society honors those who have made estate gifts of $10,000 or any lawyer who indicates that he or she has named the Foundation as a beneficiary in his or her will, regardless of the amount.

    If you have included the Foundation in your will, please consider letting us know so that your gift can encourage others. Please contact Shannon Willis Scruggs at 803-765-0517 or visit the planned giving page of our website for more information.

    TRIBUTE GIFTSIN MEMORy OFReginald C. Brown Jr.

    A. Milling and Mary Lou Blalock

    Robert E. Browne IIIRobert W. Foster Sr.

    Franklin BurroughsRobert D. Robbins

    Hon. Louis E. CondonJohn M. Bleecker Jr.George B. Cauthen Hon. T. L. Hughston Jr.Hon. and Mrs. Howard P. King L. Henry McKellarRobert S. Wells

    John K. CroutMartha B. Dicus

    Julian H. GignilliatR. Read Gignilliat

    William W. HodgesGeorge B. Cauthen

    Hon. Thomas Kemmerlin Jr.Rose and Bob Wilkins

    O. Eugene SavageJohn M. Bleecker Jr.

    Lynn WagnerLynn Snowber-Marini

    M. M. Rusty WeinbergRose and Bob Wilkins

    IN HONOR OFLesley M. Coggiola

    Sowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC

    Sally J. FieldSowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC

    Benjamin H. Hill IIISowell Gray Stepp & Laffitte, LLC

    Ian McVeyTheile McVey

    Governor Richard W. RileyNelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP

    David A. WhiteStephen M. Cox

    The Bar Foundation gratefully acknowledges those who have made gifts in tribute of a colleague or friend of the Bar during the period February 1 through March 31, 2011. Names in bold denote the honoree.

    Legal Services Attorney Makes Generous Gift to Foundation

    The Weinberg SocietyIn December 2009, the Bar Foundation received a generous gift from the estate of Rusty Weinberg Jr. of Sumter. In his honor, the Foundation established The Weinberg Society. The Society listing includes those individuals who have made planned gifts in excess of $10,000 to the Bar Foundation as well as those who have made a bequest.

    Learn more about planned giving at your Bar Foundation.

    estate giftsM.M. rusty Weinberg Jr.

    BequestsAnonymous (multiple)Jack D. griffethshannon Willis scruggsrobert s. WellsEthel E. Weinberg

    Eddie Weinberg (right) and Foundation officer Jack D. griffeth read the inscription on the donor plaque presented to Weinberg at the Bar Foundation gala.

  • SC Bar Foundation PO Box 608 Columbia, SC 29202The SC Bar Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization and all contributions are tax deductible within the limits of the law.

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    Address: ____________________________________________________________________________________

    Phone: ______________________________ Email: ______________________________________________

    Gift Amount $ ______________________ Please make checks payable to SC Bar Foundation.Gift Level q $1,000 Society of Justiceq $500-$999 Rutledge Patronq $250-$499 Wright Patronq $100-$249 JM Perry Patron

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    it is needed most.q Childrens Fundq Disabled Lawyers Fundq Brewer Professionalism

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    YLD; my gift is $300 which qualifies me to be listed in the Young Lawyer Legacy.

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    J. Waties Waring and the Dissent that Changed AmericaThursday, May 19 Reception & Dinner ~ $100

    Charleston Place Hotel Featuring a keynote address by renowned Harvard Law Professor Charles J. Ogletree Jr., author of the classic work, All Deliberate Speed

    Friday, May 20 CLE Seminar ~ $250 Charleston Federal Courthouse

    Faculty includes Professor Ogletree, Dr. Patricia Sullivan of the USC Department of History and Dr. Vernon Burton of the Clemson University Department of History. The seminar will also feature stellar jurists which include Senior US District Court Judge Matthew J. Perry,

    South Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal, and US District Court Judges Richard M. Gergel and J. Michelle Childs.

    Colloquium Package ~ $300

    Details and register via: http://www.scbar.org/Events/vw/3/ItemID/69/d/20110519.aspx

    Save the Date Bar Foundation Annual Gala

    Saturday, January 21, 2012

    Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

    Watch for details!