To reach a member of the Bar staff by phone, dial (803) 799-6653. When prompted, enter the appropriate extension referenced below.
Sarah Justice -
Communications Director : Ext. 161
Oversees all communications efforts including the production of SC Lawyer, various newsletters, annual reports as well as efforts to promote Bar projects and initiatives through social media, the press and other outlets.
Amaris Jenkins -
Communications Strategist : Ext. 155
Develops and coordinates the delivery of Bar messaging across various platforms including email newsletters, website content, social media and media relations. Serves as staff liaison to the SC Lawyer Editorial Board.
Michelle Dennis -
Advertising and Administrative Coordinator : Ext. 163
Coordinates advertising across a variety of communications channels and coordinates the logistics for those communication channels including the weekly e-Blast newsletter.
Kimberly Snipes -
Community and Special Projects Director : Ext. 135
Coordinates with Local County Bars and supports the Diversity Committee, Young Lawyers Division, Law Student Affiliate Division, Lawyer Mentoring Program, and Leadership Academy.
Continuing Legal Education
Marley Douglas -
Assistant CLE Director - Seminars : Ext. 123
Manages the production schedule of seminars and Bar Convention; assists with marketing efforts for the seminars programs and Bar Convention; oversees assigned staff.
Maggie Macklen -
CLE Publications Coordinator : Ext. 126
Responsible for publications order processing, invoicing, office sales and shipping; responsible for processing publications/seminar materials returns and refunds/credits.
Law Related Education
Donald Lanier -
LRE Manager : Ext. 156
Promotes training for school resource officers; oversees LawforKids.org, Street Law and Foundations of Democracy; supports other LRE projects including conferences, workshops, committees and marketing.
Marian Kirk -
LRE Coordinator II : Ext. 157
Responsible for managing the production schedule of LRE trainings and competition opportunities; supports all LRE projects including conferences, trainings, competitions and committees.
Media Services Division
Charmy Medlin -
Membership Services Director : Ext. 134
Oversees the operation of the Membership Services Division; supports House of Delegates, Board of Governors, Paralegal Certification Program and Practice and Procedure Committee.
Donna Oelhafen -
Membership Services Manager : Ext. 171
Primary contact for general member information—license fees, status changes, new member processing and targeted mailing information; reviews and compiles court appointment rule information.
Juliana Sobey -
Membership Services Coordinator : Ext. 176
Assists with license fee processing; coordinates Annual Meeting of Chairs; supports implementation of iCivics; and provides general administrative support.
Marla Wood -
Membership Services Program Coordinator : Ext. 182
Provides administrative support to Government Affairs; Serves as liaison for 12 Section councils and the Administrative & Regulatory, Children's, Elder, Education, and Wellness Law Committees.
Lawyers Helping Lawyers
Beth Padgett -
Lawyers Helping Lawyers Director : Ext. 140
Provides support and referrals for judges, lawyers, and law students experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, or substance use disorders, including support and evaluations for law students during Character and Fitness reviews and lawyers and judges during disciplinary proceedings.
Courtney Troutman -
Director, Practice Management Assistance Program : Ext. 183
Provides free individualized Zoom, telephone and email consultation on practice management and law office technology issues; develops practice aids; speaks to lawyers and paralegal groups; authors articles and tips; serves as liaison to Solo & Small Firm Section; works with member benefits. Operates Ethics Hotline.
Emily Worley -
Practice Management Assistance Program Assistant : Ext. 118
Assists PMAP Director in providing practice management and technology assistance to Bar members, including Fastcase, Lending Library, Book Exchange and listserv questions.
Cindy Coker -
Public Services Director : Ext. 142
Oversees Ask-A-Lawyer, Lawyer Referral Service, Lawyer's Fund for Client Protection, Client Assistance Program (CAP), fee disputes, the Commission on Alternative Dispute Resolution, the Dispute Resolution Section and other public service programs.
Keely Adams -
Lawyer Referral Service Manager : Ext. 169
Assists the Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification with the administration of court-annexed ADR programs; provides administrative support for the Dispute Resolution Section; administers daily operations of the statewide LRS and LRS Online.