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State House Day 2019/CLE Program

On Tuesday, April 2, the South Carolina Women Lawyers Association will conduct its first State House Day, designed to provide members with the opportunity to learn more about the legislative process from those involved in it, attend legislative meetings, observe the Senate and House in action, and meet Legislators and legislative staff.

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"SCWLA: Influence and Advocacy" CLE

On the morning of Tuesday, April 2, SCWLA will conduct its "SCWLA: Influence and Advocacy" CLE program at the Palmetto Club. This CLE, accredited for 3.5 hours, will focus on lawyers, influence and advocacy. Presentations will cover the how to be an advocate at the legislature, the laws governing lobbying, how to become a lobbyist or social activist, how the legislature works from the perspectives of members of the Senate and House of Representatives, the role of the Governor’s Office in the legislative and appointment process, pending legislation of interest, and using your lawyer skills to lead. SCWLA has assembled a distinguished group of speakers, including Senators Katrina Frye Shealy and Margie Bright Matthews, Representatives Gilda Cobb-Hunter, Beth E. Bernstein, and Mandy W. Kimmons, and Richele Keel Taylor and Tommy Windsor from the Governor’s Office. The program will conclude with a lunch presentation on the honor of leadership.

After the program concludes at 1:15 p.m., we hope that our members will walk over to the State House. After a group photo on the State House steps (weather permitting), we will be watch the legislative process in action by proceeding to the balconies of the House and Senate chambers and/or attending legislative Committee and Subcommittee meetings. Pending legislation this year includes bills on equal pay (April 2 also happens to be Equal Pay Day, which symbolizes how far into 2019 women must work to earn what men earned in 2018) and the Equal Rights Amendment.

We hope you can join us for what should be a very informative and motivational day.

NO REFUNDS WILL BE GIVEN AND THOSE WHO REGISTER AND CHOOSE TO PAY BY CHECK OR CASH AT THE DOOR WILL BE INVOICED EVEN IF THEY DO NOT ATTEND. If you are paying for more than one person make sure you register each person.

View the agenda. (pdf)

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