To reach a member of the Bar staff by phone, dial (803) 799-6653. When prompted, enter the appropriate extension referenced below.
Mary-Kathryn Craft -
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.
Jamie Metz -
Content Strategist : Ext. 155
Coordinates content across a variety of communications channels including the twice weekly e-Blast newsletter, manages social media channels, updates website content and serves as liaison to the SC Lawyer editorial board.
Continuing Legal Education
Marley Lybrand 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.
Lauren Robinson -
Seminar / Conference Center Coordinator : Ext. 117
Handles conference center scheduling; coordinates administration, marketing and promotion for selected seminars; and serves as customer service contact for Course of Study program.
Kerie Nickel -
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
Cynthia H. Cothran -
LRE Director : Ext. 153
Plans and oversees the operation of the LRE Division; conducts teacher training workshops; coordinates Mock Trial, Project Citizen, Law for Teachers and Supreme Court Institute; supports all LRE projects including conferences, workshops, marketing and committees.
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.
Lawyers Helping Lawyers
J. Robert Turnbull -
Lawyers Helping Lawyers Co-Director : Ext. 181
Offers support and referrals for judges and lawyers experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, or substance use disorders, and provides support and evaluations for lawyers and judges during disciplinary proceedings.
Beth Padgett -
Lawyers Helping Lawyers Co-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.
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.
Nichole Davis -
Risk Management Director : Ext. 178
Operates risk management program and Ethics Hotline; oversees Lawyer Mentoring Program, provides substantive and administrative support to the Ethics Advisory Committee, Professional Responsibility Committee, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, and Professional Liability Committee.
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.
Betsy Goodale -
Pro Bono Program Director : Ext. 138
Plans and implements the statewide Pro Bono Program to support pro bono services in each judicial circuit; serves as liaison to the Pro Bono Board.