Past Events

Schoolhouse to Courthouse with Burke High School

On April 20, 2017, the South Carolina Chapter was privileged to sponsor a Schoolhouse to Courthouse event with Burke High School at the J. Waties Waring Judicial Center. The students enjoyed a BRIDGE drug court session with guest speakers Greg Mullen, City of Charleston Police Chief, and "Soni" Sonefield, former drummer for Hootie and the Blowfish. The students were addressed by the U.S. Marshals Service, and by Judge Hendricks and Judge Baker, who entertained their questions during lunch.

A special thank you to Cheryl Shoun and Chase McNair for organizing the event. Many thanks also to Judge Hendricks and her staff, Judge Baker, and to Deputy U.S. Marshal George Pack, who all made this event a huge success!

January 4, 2010
Luncheon to Honor the Service of  the  U.S. Marshalls and Court Security Officers (CSOs)
Location:  Each of the South Carolina federal courthouses.  

October 15–16, 2009
USC Law Review's Symposium on the Fourth Circuit
Sponsored by the South Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association
Location: USC School of Law Auditorium, 701 S. Main St, Columbia, SC 29208
Keynote address by Hon. J. Harvey Wilkinson, III, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Registration: Reception to follow. Please see brochure for more information.

September 17, 2009
Eighth Annual CLE and Judicial Reception
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Westin Poinsett, Greenville, SC
Like last year, the seminar will be a three (3) hour presentation on ethics for the federal practitioner. The Annual Meeting, including the election of officers, will immediately follow the seminar, and the evening will culminate with a Judicial Reception starting at 5:30 p.m.with cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvre.
Cost: The event is free to all current FBA members and is $150 for non-members, which includes a one-year membership to the organization.
Registration: Please contact Kathy Garvin at (843) 795-7800 or to register for the CLE and Reception. The Westin Poinsett is holding a block of rooms at a special reduced rate for the event. Reservations

August 26, 2009
Meet and Greet Luncheon featuring Hon. Joseph F. Anderson Jr.
Hosted by the South Carolina Chapter of the FBA
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP, Meridian Building, 1320 Main Street, 17th Floor, Columbia, SC
Cost:  $10.00 (includes box lunch)
Registration: RSVP by August 24 to or Charlene Ruff at 803.255.9219.

August 5, 2009
Summer Law Clerks Seminar
Location: Greenville, SC
Registration: Contact Hannah Metcalfe (864.242.8212) for further information.

January 21, 2009
Meet & Greet Luncheon featuring Hon. Bristow Marchant
Location: 28 Broad Street, Charleston
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $10
Registration: RSVP to by January 19th.

United States Magistrate Judge Paige J. Gossett has extended an invitation to the members of the South Carolina Chapter of the Federal Bar Association to attend her Investiture ceremony on Friday, January 30, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. in Courtroom 1 of the Matthew J. Perry, Jr. Courthouse (901 Richland St., Columbia), as well as the reception immediately following the ceremony, to be held at the Greater Columbia Chamber of Commerce Building (930 Richland St., Columbia).
Please direct any questions to FBA President Christie Varnado at or 843.795.7800.
March 27, 2009
Meet and Greet Luncheon featuring Hon. Paige J. Gossett, U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge
Presented by the South Carolina Chapter
Time: Noon
Location: Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough
1320 Main St., 17th Floor, Columbia
Cost: $10 (includes box lunch)
Registration: RSVP by March 25, 2009 and send check payable to S.C. Chapter Federal Bar Association, Attn: Kay West, Nelson Mullins Law Firm
1320 Main Street, 17th Floor, Columbia, SC 29201On September 11, 2008, the Chapter hosted a 3 hour ethics CLE, followed by the Annual Meeting and Judicial Reception. This year, the reception celebrated Hon. David C. Norton’s first year as chief administrative judge. The event was held at the newly restored Historic Federal Courtroom at 23 Chalmers Street in Charleston, South Carolina.  This site was home to the Eastern District of South Carolina from January 1845 until November of 1860 and was witness to some of the dramatic events that led up to South Carolina’s succession from the Union.


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