SCWLA Members Admitted to United States Supreme Court
SCWLA's United States Supreme Court Admissions trip was a huge success. On December 8, 2014, several SCWLA members had the opportunity to be personally sworn in as members of the United States Supreme Court Bar. On a chilly Monday morning, participants arrived at the opulent and breath-taking marble structure that is our United States Supreme Court. SCWLA members and their guests enjoyed a catered breakfast in the Rehnquist Conference Room before being escorted into the Court's chambers. Before all nine justices of the United States Supreme Court, Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal, Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, made a formal motion for SCWLA's members to be admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court. After the SCLWA participants were individually recognized, the Clerk of Court administered the oath.
Following the admission, SCWLA members and their guests had the opportunity to hear an oral argument before the Court. Amie Clifford, the coordinator of the trip, arranged for several other activities for those able to attend including a tour of the U.S. Capital, a wine and cheese reception with Chief Justice Toal, and a group dinner. Special thanks to Senator Tim Scott's office for arranging the tour of the U.S. Capital. Congratulations to our SCWLA Members newly admitted to the United States Supreme Court: Lee Ellen Bagley, Sheila M. Bias, Mary Beth Campbell, Wells Campbell, Lisa Long Cotton, John Kennedy Dubose, III, Stinson Woodward Ferguson, Meliah Bowers Jefferson, Mary Daniel LaFave, Evelyn Murdaugh Mitchell, Inez Tenebaum, Marshall Tinsley, and Marguerite Willis.